Welcome to part one of the Survival Apothecary series teaching you how to grow your own medicines. In this first part, you’ll discover one of the most effective remedies for tooth abscesses and more. It’s a survival medicine you probably have never heard of before. Meet the ancient medicine called: Sugardine.
How would you like to make and grow your own survival medicine cabinet? In an emergency crisis, one of the first resources to become scarce is medicine. Stockpiling medicines and herbal treatments is a good start, but what if the crisis is more long-term? If we’re forced to live off the grid for months or even years, being able to grow medicines will be crucial for our survival. Even if none of that happens, it’s drastically healthier and more sustainable to be able to provide yourself, your family with your own naturally made cures and remedies. Which brings us to this series.
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Despite this medicine being unknown to most of society, sugardine has plenty of history. The survival medicine goes back to old traditional folklore tales. It wasn’t taken very seriously in the modern age until 1981. A study that was published by the Southern Medical Journal stated that 605 patients were treated for wounds, burns, and ulcers over a 56-month period. The study proved to work for treating wounds.
How and Why Sugardine Works
Sugardine is one of the best remedies for preventing skin infections. You can use it to treat any injury that could cause an infection if left uncared for. Infection prevention is crucial since even the smallest and seemingly insignificant wounds can still produce an infection if not taken seriously.
Not only is it one of the most effective treatments for wounds, but it’s also one of the least inexpensive and simple remedies you can make at home.
Medicinal Uses For Sugardine
Sugardine is effectively used for a variety of medical purposes. In this section, we’ll go over what a sugardine recipe is good for.
A natural remedy for a tooth abscess or toothache is to simply make the paste which we tell you how to make below, and rub it on the effected tooth. The solution will start working right away to disinfect the tooth and help relieve the pain.
The effectiveness for sugardine lies in its antiseptic properties. It’s effective in preventing many topical inflammation diseases when applied to the area.
This recipe is also used to treat dogs for similar ailments such as tooth abscesses and open wounds.
When the skin becomes too inflamed over a sustained period of time due to the friction again the bed materials, bed sores start to develop. Using this sugar solution works well for preventing the inflammation and bacteria from building up.
Laminitis is a painful infection that occurs in the hooves of horses feet. The terms stands for “inflammation of the laminae of the food”. The key to treating this disease is in preventing it from ever developing into existence. And it just so happens that sugar has been proven to be the Achilles heal to this disease.
Making a poultice is one of the more common ways it’s used. Especially for horses as you’re about to discover.
If you have any horse owners, you may already know this. Sugardine is commonly used for horse care. It’s proved to treat horse abscesses very well. It works for treating a thrush in horses.
Some horse owners use sugardine to apply to the hooves of their horses periodically to help prevent infection. Here’s a video showing you how to prep and wrap a horses hooves.
Can Sugardine can be used for people?
So it’s great for treating horses abscesses, what about people? Yes, sugardine for humans is perfectly safe iff made and applied correctly and carefully. There are one or two precautions you want to know and be mindful of.
How To Make Sugardine
There are different forms for making and using it. We’ll list them below but for an overview, they include:
- Sugardine Wrap
- Standard Homemade Antiseptic
- Foot Bandage
To make the purest kind of sugardine, which is just the paste or mixture, is simple. Making sugardine is easier than most other medicinal poultice recipes. As I mentioned at the beginning, making such a powerful home remedy must be complicated and end up costing a small loan, right? Not in this case. Two and only two ingredients are needed.
- Sugar (table sugar is fine)
- 10% Iodine
That’s it. Short and sweeter than sugar.
The Role of Sugar
Sugar grows mold all by itself by feeding bacteria.
The Role of Iodine
Iodine is what gives Sugardine its antiseptic properties that prevents diseases and infections from growing. What this combination succeeds in is reducing the inflammation to the applied area, reducing the swelling and risk of infection.
Make a Standard Homemade Antiseptic
The goal is to morph the ingredients into a sugardine paste or similar description. This allows it to be applied easier and more effectively.
Watch the video below for a step-by-step tutorial on how to make a homemade antiseptic.
As we already mentioned above, this plant can act as a bandage to disinfect a specific area of the body (or horses bbody), such as a foot for example.
- Duct Tape
- Betadine Solution
- 1 Roll of Vetrap
- An assistant
How To Use Sugardine
Regardless of whether or not you’re making a wrap or just just the paste itself, applying it is done the same way for all applications. After you’ve made the mixture, you can use it by simply applying the mixture on to the wound or area you wish to treat. Before doing this though, make sure you’ve thoroughly cleaned and fully dried the area.
After applying, apply a bandage on top of it to keep some pressure applied to it. After wrapping it up, it can be left on for multiple hours. It’s best to change and re-apply the mixture every 8-12 hours.
Watch this tutorial below on the step-by-step instructions.
How To Store Sugardine
So you made it, great! Now, what do you do with it? This isn’t something you’ll have to make every single time you need it. Another benefit of it. When stored properly, it won’t go bad.
For the container, using an airtight container is preferred. As long as it’s airtight with the lid on, it won’t spoil.
Where to store it? Popular choices to store some of the mixture is inside your medicine, first aid, and medical kits.
Learning how to make sugardine is a fantastic start to building your own Apothecary. Pharmaceuticals and modern-day “medicines” do more harm than good. Not only to your health, but your wallet too.
Have you ever used sugardine for medicinal uses before?