One night a woman came up to me and said, “If you can’t help me the doctors are going to remove all this tissue surrounding this Brown Recluse Spider bite. If it’s venom has gone into the bone they may have to remove my leg. Can you help me?” She asked desperately.
“Well, I don’t know. I’ve never done anything like that before, but I’ll try.” So I got together what I had and using the basic knowledge of herbs and also what I knew about brown recluse bites, went into action.
She was in so much pain she kept telling people to stay as far from her as they could, just in case anyone accidentally bumped her. We always had people at the house back then.
So I had her prop her leg up so I could get to it. I packed the nearly one inch hole with a comfrey/goldenseal salve I had made. I knew that comfrey was a cell re-generator and brown recluse venom was a cell de-generator. Then I took a plantain leaf that I had balled up and rubbed it between my fingers until it was dark and juice began flowing out. Then I stuck that in the big hole to cover the salve. Plantain pulls out poison and so does Garlic, which can pull out toxins from 1-2 inches away. I sliced a garlic in halve and put it on top of some olive oil I had rubbed on her skin surrounding the wound, so the garlic wouldn’t burn the skin. Then I sliced one side off of an aloe leaf and sliced through to almost the other side making a hinge so that I could apply the whole leaf over everything. Aloe is also a cell re-generator. Then I covered it with plastic wrap and taped it shut. She went on to bed for the night.
The next morning the young women is running toward me slapping her leg.
“No! You’ll hurt yourself! Stop!” I scream, not really even awake yet.
“No, that’s what I’m trying to show you! Look!” And she put her leg up into my face.
“Look it’s already healing!”
And it was.
All the poison that had been streaking throughout her leg was gone and where the hole use to be, there was fresh skin, no puss or oozing, just fresh pink skin. When she came to visit six months later you could barely see there had ever been a bite.
Over the course of a few decades now I've helped others in the same way. But I guess God wanted to me to find an even easier way. I wound up getting bit on three separate occasions. The last time it got me right on the stomach! I had waited three days, which is when it gets really itchy and red. The red and angry area was as big as a softball. That night I was slicing an onion when it really began to itch like crazy.
Holding the onion in my hand I thought to myself, 'well, it has the same properties as garlic except you don't have to put olive oil on the skin to keep it from burning. In fact, I had used it on sever and infected burns to help not only pull out the burn, but also to help regenerate the skin. I find onion to be a better option on bad burns because sometimes aloe can cause the burn to press inward which isn't good at all.
So I took a large slice of that onion, put it directly on the bite, covering the full inflamed area and then I put plastic wrap in place that went around my belly to hold it. I taped it and went back to work.
That night, maybe four hours later, I took the onion off and could not believe my eyes...all the redness was totally gone!
I went ahead and opened an aloe to put on it, but I don't think it was necessary. That was that...brown recluse spider bite healed in only four hours!