Dr. Andy Kaufman: The History and Safe Use of Turpentine | Dr. Tom Cowan

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Dr. Andy Kaufman | Episode 29 – 29 June 2021 | Conversations With Dr. Cowan & Friends

Dr. Tom Kaufman speaks to Andy Kaufman, M.D. about , indications and safe use of one of the cheapest and most effective medicines ever discovered: the amazing .

Learn where to get , what to use it for, how it works and how it can help you and your family with difficult medical problems.

, a versatile substance with a long of medicinal use, has been employed for various purposes over the centuries. Here is an overview of the , indications, and safe use of , including its effectiveness in eliminating parasites:

History of Turpentine:
  • Production: , derived from pine resin, has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties.
  • Ancient Use:  has been utilised for thousands of years as a medicine, with historical accounts of its use by the Romans to treat depression and by naval surgeons during the Age of Sail to stop heavy bleeding.
  • American South: In the American South, was widely used and even slaves were compelled to take it as medicine for various illnesses.
  • 19th Century Therapeutics: During the 19th century, oil of was considered a valuable therapeutic agent for treating typhoid fever and intestinal issues
  • Romans used it to treat depression, naval surgeons during the Age of Sail used it to treat wounds, and medics used it to stop heavy bleeding.
  • Antiseptic Properties: was once considered a valuable medicine due to its antiseptic properties and potential to kill internal worms.
Indications and Uses:
  • Historical Use: has been historically used for infections of the stomach and intestines, joint pain, muscle pain, nerve pain, toothaches, and other conditions.
  • It has been applied topically for dermatitis, burns, blisters, and skin necrosis.
  • General Uses: In modern times, is used in soap, cosmetics, paint solvents, perfumes, foods, and cleaning agents.
  • Medical Applications:  oil is commonly found in topical and vaporised medications used to alleviate musculoskeletal pain or flu-like symptoms.
  • Parasite Treatment:  has been historically used to eliminate internal worms. It was believed that insects exposed to would die instantly, leading to its use in treating tapeworms.

Source: Dr. Andy Kaufman | Episode 29 | Conversations with Dr. Cowan & Friends

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