THE HEALING POWER OF SUNLIGHT

- Chapter 11 -
A sun remedy against pestilence and yellow fever


 
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lready since your years of childhood, you have known a root, and this one is nothing different than the true Asian rhubarb.
 
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There is an abundant healing power in the real rhubarb, even when one takes it in its raw state either as a powder or in little pieces (but then of course somewhat chewed up in the mouth). But the healing power proves to be of even greater value when this root is prepared in the following way:
 
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Take a few lots of this root and grind them, but not too fine; expose this powder to the sunrays in the already familiar way in a container adequate for this and cover it at nighttime with a pure, black lambskin which one can also expose to the sunrays during the day, namely the coarse, woolen side.
 
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But the wool should not get too close to the powder. It is best to cut a square piece out of the lambskin that is just as wide as the container (cup) and to then glue it with the smooth side of the skin to a small square board. Should the skin have wool that is a little bit too long, you trim it with scissors and then clean the fur thoroughly with a brush.
 
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If the sun is strong, eight to ten days of exposure are enough; but if it is weaker, the time of exposure should be doubled.
 
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On days when a northern wind blows, the powder can also be set out in the open air, even if, because of dense fog drifts, the sun cannot always shine on the powder. In this case, the northern air is of the same value as the sunray.
 
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When the above-mentioned powder has been prepared, it then has to be stored in the same way as the earlier medicaments. It is good to wrap the storage container in the same lambskin with which you covered the powder before at nighttime.
 
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In this way, now you have a main medicament that brings reliable healing of almost all diseases when 7 to 10 gran are taken in the morning and in the evening, unless the disease has already reached the end stage.
 
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If the Black Death or yellow fever are spreading somewhere, this powder, when taken early enough and always a 1/2 lot, will bring a fast and complete cure; but if this remedy is taken too late, which can happen very easily with these diseases because they usually take a fast course, it would of course not achieve much.
 
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For this case, I want to show you another root which is found in the higher mountains of Asia. This root also grows in the lower regions, but then it has a little bit of a yellow look and is not as robust as the white one. Its name is Jaisung and sometimes it is also called Jensing (Ginseng).
 
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This root is being prepared as the rhubarb, but it has to be taken in a five times lower dose than the rhubarb.
 
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In a relatively stronger dose it cures the Black Death and yellow fever like no other remedy, often still even in the third stage. Particularly in the case of the Black Death, it still has to be mentioned that the rooms of such patients have to be fumigated several times a day with shaved fenugreek and juniper berries. If the malady is very rampant, it also has a good effect to place one or two billy goats in the sickroom.
 
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Therefore, if you follow all of this, even if this Black Death is intensely rampant in a place, this will keep it away from such a house. And if the fumigations are being used in general, it will completely disappear within three days at the longest.
 
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In case this malady is extraordinarily intense, a little bit of the rhubarb powder can also be added to the incense.
 
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With this, you thus have the promised remedies for the two most deadly evils on this earth.
 
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The use of rhubarb powder as well as of Jensing is mainly and preferably recommended for the recovery of very weakened, often totally dried up nerves as well as also against all maladies which arise from a certain epidemic.
 
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Here in Graz, it will be very difficult for you to get genuine Jensing; but in Trieste, Paris, London, also in Hamburg, the genuine root can be bought, however at an almost unaffordably high price.
 
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The American Jensing root, which is five times weaker, acts in the same way when taken in a larger dose. It is found in America in the South and in the North. The Southern one is better than the Northern one.