Yes, you heard me right! I said “Turpentine!” Better known as the toxic chemical used to thin paints and clean brushes, believe it or not turpentine has medicinal uses as well! It can be used both topically and internally to treat/ cure a whole variety of health conditions including candida, parasites, arthritis, cancer, depression, etc! After hearing my good friend talk about the turpentine parasite cleanse, I immediately went on amazon looking for turpentine and any information I could find to learn more about this cleanse. I read tons of customer reviews and I was shocked! People are actually drinking turpentine and living to write 5 star reviews about their experiences!
What I didn't realize is that turpentine is actually an essential oil distilled from pine tree sap so it does have natural origins. But in order to safely utilize turpentine internally you must use the purest, most natural turpentine available without any chemical additives. So you wouldn't use the typical turpentine found in a hardware store! What you would actually need to use is 100% Pure Gum Spirits of Turpentine! And the brand that appears to be the most popular and most trusted is Diamond G Forest Products. This company uses pure and organic gum spirits of turpentine derived from slash trees (pinus elliottii) growing in South Georgia, USA.
So I purchased the turpentine and took notes on how the cleanse should be performed. Many of the reviews explain the whole procedure. So it's really not difficult to figure out what to do. I also googled “turpentine cleanse” and read quite a few articles and watched some videos as well. I wanted to learn everything I possibly could so I super- saturated myself in turpentine info! What I came to find out is that an african american doctor named Dr. Jennifer Daniels MD, graduate of Harvard and Penn State, actually rediscovered this turpentine remedy through researching what the african slaves were using to heal one another back in the slave days. She took it one step further and started asking her african american patients if they knew of any old remedies their parents and/or grandparents were using to cure their health conditions. Many of her patients starting telling her about turpentine and sugar! She couldn't believe it. So long story short, she started performing tests on herself with turpentine and sugar. She created a whole protocol and after 6 months of using the turpentine cleanse herself, she actually gave it to her elderly and sickly mother whose health came back because of this remedy! So that's the short version about Dr. Jennifer Daniels. You can google her name to find out more.
I also discovered that long before Merck became a pharmaceutical company, they listed turpentine as a health remedy in their catalog! Years later they started listing it as a toxic substance to avoid! Very interesting! I also read that John D Rockefeller made a lot of his fortune selling kerosene as a cancer cure (which has similar medicinal properties as turpentine), however he stopped selling kerosene when he realized that chemotherapy was much more lucrative. So it appears that natural cures are purposely being hidden from the public as an agenda by those in control of the medical/ pharmaceutical establishment. Even worse, they try to use scare tactics so that people will be afraid to try natural remedies like turpentine. Legally, ever bottle has to have a warning written on it such as “Poison” “Do not ingest” etc etc... It's all about the money! But that's a topic for a whole other article! Back to the turpentine cleanse and how to use it!
So I found out that the typical protocol is to take 1 teaspoon of turpentine saturated in a few sugar cubes, chew them up, swallow them and then chase it down with water. You can also take ¾ teaspoon of turpentine saturated in a teaspoon or so of sugar, swallow it and then chase it down with water... Supposedly for this scenario, some of the sugar should be untouched by the turpentine. Another approach is to take 1 teaspoon of turpentine followed by one tablespoon of castor oil. Then chase it down with water. It is suggested to start with a few drops or half a teaspoon of turpentine on the first day to limit die off symptoms. I read this is particularly important for those who are overweight, as they may have many more parasites than others who are not overweight.
Also, I read that drinking distilled or reverse osmosis water throughout the cleanse is best. You do not want to drink alkaline water. You want an acidic stomach for the parasites! It's also very important to stay hydrated. I suggest drinking half of your body weight in ounces daily. This is how much water I drink normally! So you would follow this protocol once a day, usually in the morning before breakfast, 4 days in a row and then you may follow up twice weekly (every 4 days) for about a month to 6 weeks or until you get relief from all of your symptoms. It appears there is no harm in taking the turpentine up to 6 months or longer.
In regards to using sugar or castor oil...it is particularly recommended to use sugar for candida overgrowth. It is also said that parasites love sugar and so they will run a lot faster to get to the sugar as opposed to the castor oil. It baits them in. However castor oil is known to work just as well as sugar! A lot of people seem to be preferable to the castor oil. I thought I would feel that way too. But the castor oil tastes a bit disgusting and is a bit rough on the stomach muscles as it is used as a laxative. It can give you all day diarrhea! I experienced this! However, you do want your bowels to be moving. That's another important point. It is recommended that you are having at least 3 bowel movements a day when doing this cleanse. So castor oil can get that done for you!
You can take castor oil throughout the cleanse whenever you feel it's necessary. You can also freeze castor oil in capsules and swallow them with water if you don't like the taste. One thing to be mindful of, you want to make sure you are using organic, food grade, hexane free castor oil stored in a glass bottle. I purchased my castor oil on ebay. Dr. Jennifer Daniel's also sells an herbal supplement called “Vitality capsules” that helps keep the bowels moving. You can also use Dr. Sebi's “chelation 2” pills with this protocol. They get you going to the bathroom as well! Dr. Daniel's Vitality capsules are unfortunately a no go for me as they contain ingredients that are off limits according to my acupuncturist. Ginger, garlic and cayenne pepper cause too much heat for me.
I also discovered that there's some supplements one may take to help avoid die off symptoms, also referred to as a herxheimer reaction. When the parasites die they release harmful toxins into the body that can make you feel terrible. Headache, nausea, dizziness, exhaustion, etc... So there's a non essential amino acid called L-Ornithine that you can take 45 minutes after ingesting the turpentine. This amino acid cleans up all the ammonia and toxins that are released into the bloodstream. 15- 20 minute after taking L-Ornithine you may also take 1 tablespoon of Enterosgel in water. This is a silica based gel that binds to all of the toxins and sweeps them out of your body, much like activated charcoal but supposedly a lot better! You can find both products on ebay and amazon! It appears that the Enterosgel sells quick though! It's a very popular item for those with stomach conditions! If for some reason enterosgel is sold out, you can also use bentonite clay mixed with psyllium husk in water. It should have a similar effect as the enterosgel.
So how do you prepare for this cleanse? I read that it's best to do some cleansing before the cleanse! A kidney cleanse, liver cleanse and/or most importantly a bowel cleanse so the exit for the parasites is nice and wide open! One suggestion is to use a warm water enema (with distilled water) every day for a week before the turpentine cleanse. I suppose this can be taken one step further with the use of a colonic. In one article, Dr. Daniel's suggests dietary changes in preparation for the cleanse. This recommendation states to only eat greens, fruits, vegetables, quinoa, millet and/ or brown rice for a week before the cleanse and during the cleanse. No meat, no dairy, no gluten, no beans, no nuts, no oils! You should also only drink water on this cleanse...distilled or reverse osmosis as I mentioned earlier! And lot's of it! No soda, coffee, alcohol, etc... Also, the last meal of the day should be easy to digest so it's best to just have some fruit or a salad or some veggies. It's also best not to eat too late. The general rule is not to eat past 7pm.
As for recommendations...if you are planning to do this cleanse please make sure you use 100% Pure Gum Spirits of Turpentine. If you go the castor oil route make sure it's organic, food grade, hexane free castor oil in a glass bottle. If you want to change up your diet, perhaps test out your new diet a week or so before the cleanse so your body can adjust. Make sure you are having a bowel movement at least 3 times a day. If you need to take laxatives to achieve this then please do so! The parasites need a way out! One technically shouldn't take more than 1 teaspoon of turpentine per dose, but I've read that some people can tolerate up to one tablespoon at a time. I would be very careful! And finally, make sure you take the turpentine on an empty stomach! A very empty stomach! Like many hours after you've eaten! So that's the story!
The Turpentine Cleanse is a safe holistic remedy if you do it correctly! If you decide to try this cleanse please feel free to add your thoughts and suggestions in the comments section below. And finally ofcourse this article would not be complete without a legal disclaimer: I am not a licensed doctor and this article is not to be construed as medical advice. Please speak with your doctor to discuss this protocol before deciding to try it. I accept no liabilities for the use or misuse of the information stated in this article. Try this cleanse at your own risk. Be well!
Jennie Haiman is a Reiki Master Energy Healer, Co-Founder of Self Saviorz Society California Non-Profit 501(c)(3), Poet, Author and Entertainer with goals to help raise the vibration and consciousness of humanity!