I wanted to ask anyone who has used 100% Pure Gum Spirits of Turpentine internally, what "safety" precautions they followed, if any.
I should start out by saying that I'm more than a little paranoid about anything flammable. I've always been this way for some reason, and Gum Spirits of Turpentine being a flammable liquid, makes me "worried" .... not about taking it internally oddly enough, but about the flammability of the liquid and my surroundings.
Nevertheless, I did want to ask what sorts of precautions you take, if any.
1. Is it safe to assume that a metal spoon of some sort is used to measure and/or administer the Turpentine? If so, how do you clean or wash the spoon afterwards? Just rinse it in the sink with soap and water? Is it safe to rinse turpentine down the sink?
2. Do you open the windows in the room in which you are using the Turpentine, to avoid any turpentine vapours?
3. If you happen to spill a drop or two, do you clean the turpentine with a paper towel? Cotton/Cloth towel? How do you dispose of (or clean) either of those 2 types of towels (or anything else you may have used to clean up any spills) after it has turpentine on it? Is the towel considered "hazardous waste" and needs to be disposed of accordingly?
4. Do you store your bottle/can of turpentine in a special location? Do you store it indoors or outdoors?
5. Are there any other safety precautions you use when using Turpentine that I may not have mentioned above?
6. Lastly ... has anyone from Canada (Ontario) been able to find or import the Diamond G brand of Gum Spirits of Turpentine? Apparently they can't ship their product across the border and I was just wondering what brand Canadians have used, whether it be Diamond G brand or another brand.
I apologize for what might seem like silly questions to those more experienced than I am with using Turpentine, but I guess it's better to be safe than sorry.
Thanks in advance for your time in reading, and any feedback you can provide.
I've been using Turpentine regularly in several different ways for many problems. I've been using it for about the last 7 years.
Generally, you should regard Turpentine as probably one of the best blood purifiers out there. I use it, at one teaspoon a day for two or three weeks at a time, three or four times a year to purge and purify my blood and tisuues of any pathogen species including viruses, bacteria, fungus, mycoplasma, mycobacterium and parasites as well.It also gently purges and protects my intesines.So, as far as I'm concerned, Turps is right up there with Colloidal Nano Silver, Lugol's Iodine and Hydrogen Peroxide(all of which I also use)..
There's not very much research on Turpentine because the FDA don't really want people to know how effective it is against pathogens. Turpentine contains monoterpenes that are well known in research for killing a broad range of pathogen species. But it's mainly the alpha-pinenes and beta-pinenes(and others like cymene) that gives turpentine it's Big Pathogen Kill capability. Both the alpha and beta forms of these pinenes have anti-oxidant action against pathogens. And guess what? After these ant-oxidant pinenes have killed a pathogen they turn into the oxidant pinene form -- which also continues to kill pathogens as well. That's why just a teaspoon of Turpentine goes a long way when you use it against pathogens in the blood. It will stay in the blood for quite a while, working its magic, killing pathogens until the liver gets rid of it in the intestines. And then it will continue to kill pathogens and parasites in the intestines as well. How effective is that?
And if I become infected with COVID-19, turpentine will be among the first protocols that I'll take on a daily basis against that virus. I've also got a good stock of Melatonin and several other effective anti-viral and anti-inflammatory remedies too. No worries.
Here's some research on the pinenes in turpentine:
I've also incorporated Turpentine into my own successful Anti-Candida protocol, shown here:
ps. I just wanted to add the usual disclaimer that I am not a doctor or health professional and do not recommend or endorse using Turpentine internally. I just wanted to know about the safe use of turpentine around the house :-)
Thanks Zaro for your feedback (and sorry for the late reply).
I guess the reason I'm overly concerned about handling turpentine is because of some discussions I've read online, usually people working with oil paints, discussing "spontaneous combustion" with solvents such as turpentine, and also linseed oil for that matter .... where people would wipe up some turpentine with a rag, throw the rag in the corner of the garage, and the rag catches fire on its own without an ignition source.
Zaro, thanks again for your feedback. Always appreciated.
Carty3, I'm dealing with a tough case of Candida at the moment. I'm sorry to hear about your Whipple's Disease. Have you checked out the Wikipedia entry for Whipple's Disease? I'm not a doctor and obviously not making recommendations, but I've heard that antibiotic therapy is often recommended. Have you spoken to your doctor / specialist about that by any chance? (assuming, of course, they know what Whipple's disease is)