RAIPUR: Tablets linked to the deaths of more than a dozen women who visited a sterilization camp in India are likely to have contained a chemical compound commonly used in rat poison, two senior officials in Chhattisgarh state said on Saturday.
Preliminary tests of the antibiotic ciprocin tablets were found to contain zinc phosphide, Siddhartha Pardeshi, the chief administrator for the Bilaspur district, told Reuters.
The antibiotics were handed out at the mass sterilization held a week ago in the impoverished state. At least 15 women have died, most of who had attended the camp.
Authorities tested the tablets after being informed that zinc phosphide was found at the nearby factory of Mahawar Pharmaceuticals, the firm at the center of investigations into the deaths at a government-run family planning camp, Pardeshi and Chhattisgarh health minister Amar Agarwal said.
Samples of the drugs have now been sent to laboratories in Delhi and Kolkata to verify that the tablets were contaminated as the preliminary report suggested, Pardeshi said.
“But, this is what we anticipate,” he said. “Symptoms shown by the patients also conform with zinc phosphide (poisoning).”
Mahawar, run from an upscale residential street in state capital Raipur, had been barred from manufacturing medicines for 90 days back in 2012 after it was found in to have produced sub-standard drugs, but it did not lose its license.
An investigation is now under way into why the drugs were bought locally when there was enough stock of the medicine with the state’s central procurement agency, Agarwal said.
“There was no incentive to procure locally so we need to investigate why it was done. This means something is wrong,” he said.
More possible victims arrived at hospitals from villages on Thursday and Friday, some clutching medicine strips from Mahawar and complaining of vomiting, dizziness and swelling, a doctor at the district’s main public hospital said on Friday.
The new patients had not attended the sterilization camps, but had consumed the drugs separately, the doctor and another official said.
The state government said it had seized 200,000 tablets of Ciprocin 500 and over 4 million other tablets manufactured by Mahawar.
Police have arrested Ramesh Mahawar, the firm’s managing director, and his son. Mahawar has said both are innocent.
India is the world’s top sterilizer of women, and efforts to rein in population growth have been described as the most draconian after China. Indian birth rates fell in recent decades, but population growth remains among the world’s fastest.
Sterilisation is popular because it is cheap and effective, and sidesteps cultural resistance to and problems with distribution of other types of contraception in rural areas.
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Q: Does Islam really teach peace? I am a Christian and I do not hate Muslims, but I read in the Qur’an verses like, “And slay them wherever ye catch them..” (2:191) and “..But if they turn away, seize them and slay them wherever ye find them; and (in any case) take no friends or helpers from their ranks.” (4:89). How can a peaceful religion teach these things? How do you explain these verses. These quotations from your Holy Book do really make us very uneasy with your faith. I would appreciate your reply.
A: Thank you very much for your kind words that you do not hate Muslims. Hate is not good for any person. I want to assure you that we Muslims also do not hate non-Muslims, be they Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhist or followers of any religion or no religion. Our religions does not allow killing any…
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The Pride Of Gujarat, Mufti ‘Abd al-Rahim Lajpuri –
A Student of ‘Allamah Anwar Shah Kashmiri
When Mawlana ‘Allamah Anwar Shah Kashmiri came to Gujarat (India) after resigning from [his teaching post at Dar al-‘Ulum] Deoband, he resided at Rander for one month. The principal of Jami‘ah [Husayniyah], Mawlana Ibrahim Randeri requested that the students of Jami‘ah be able to benefit from the esteemed ‘Allamah. Accordingly, ‘Allamah Anwar Shah Kashmiri agreed to teach two lessons. Therefore, Mufti [‘Abd al-Rahim Lajpuri], along with the class of Mawlana Muhammad Sa‘id Randeri, would attend lessons at the residence of [‘Allamah Anwar] Shah. He taught this class Nur al-Anwar and Sharh al-Wiqayah.
Hayat-e-‘Abd al-Rahim, (Maktabah al-Marghub, Vol 1, 2002 ed.) p. 78-79
 The renowned Hanafi Jurist of India, author of Fatawa Rahimiyah, which ispossibly the only fatwa work compiled in the Sub-continent to have been published in three languages…
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The amazing awakening of Malcom X. His first and only Hajj
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THE PILGRIMAGE TO MAKKAH
When he was in Makkah, Al-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz RH wrote a letter to his loyal assistants in Harlem… from his heart:
“Never have I witnessed such sincere hospitality and overwhelming spirit of true brotherhood as is practiced by people of all colors and races here in this ancient Holy Land, the home of Abraham, Muhammad and all the other Prophets of the Holy Scriptures. For the past week, I have been utterly speechless and spellbound by the graciousness I see displayed all around me by people of all colors.
“I have been blessed to visit the Holy City of Mecca, I have made my seven circuits around the Ka’ba, led by a young Mutawaf named Muhammad, I drank water from the well of the Zam Zam. I ran seven times back and forth between the hills of Mt. Al-Safa and Al Marwah. I have prayed in…
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By Mawlana Muhammad Saleem Dhorat hafidhahullah
Children are a Blessing
Being gifted with children is a great blessing from Allah (subanahu wa ta’aala). For any blessing we receive we need to do shukr, i.e. be grateful to Allah (subhanahu wa ta’aala). True shukr meets the following requirements:
- Realise the blessing is the result of the Grace of Allah (subhanahu wa ta’aala) and that it has come to you without your being deserving of it.
Acknowledge your gratitude in your heart and express it verbally as well.
Use the blessing in the way Allah (subhanahu wa ta’aala) wants you to, and observe the rules and limits He (subhanahu wa ta’aala) has set for it.
As with all blessings, Allah (subhanahu wa ta’aala) has set rules and limits regarding the blessing of children too, e.g. when to be lenient, when to reprimand, what to teach them, what to keep them away from etc. Following these rules when dealing with children is called ta’leem (education) and tarbiyyah (upbringing).
Giving children correct ta’leem and tarbiyyah is a major responsibility of parents. If they fail to make proper arrangements for the ta’leem of their children and do not give them proper tarbiyyah, they will face severe questioning on the Day of Reckoning. Failure to provide children with ta’l?m and tarbiyyah is failure to do shukr for the blessing of children.
Sending children to Madrasah from the age of 5 to the age of 12 and completely handing over the responsibility of ta’leem and tarbiyyah to their teachers is not sufficient or satisfactory. Even after enrolling their children in a madrasah, parents need to keep abreast of how they are learning and how their conduct and character are forming.
How Much Ta’leem?
Every child needs to be educated to the extent that he/she becomes aware of all the questions of halaal and haraam that are likely to confront an average person in life. Every child should know what is fard and w?jib and what is optional, and the difference between makrooh tahrimi, which entails sin, and makrooh tanzihi, which does not.
In addition to this, every child needs to understand that when confronted with any situation in life that he/she has no knowledge about then a qualified ‘alim or mufti needs to be consulted. The masaa’il related to business are an example; they are not taught as standard, for every child will not need them, but when a child grows up to become a businessman he needs to acknowledge the need to consult a mufti at every step in order to learn the masaa’il of business.
Where to Obtain ‘Ilm From
“Truly this ‘ilm is Deen, so be careful who you take your Deen from.”
In today’s age in particular, when authentic and inauthentic ‘ilm are both widespread, correct ta’leem is essential. People nowadays resort to the internet if they want to know something and google provides them with masses of information on the masaa’il they are looking for, without any check on authenticity. Part of ta’leem is to instruct children in the correct avenues for acquiring ‘ilm.
In Islam, great importance is given to the chains of teachers and students that go back to the fountainhead of ‘ilm, Ras?lull?h (sallalaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). When the source of ‘ilm is authentic, the ‘ilm taken from that source will also be authentic, therefore the source of ‘ilm should be someone linked to a chain of authentic teachers and who is regarded as authentic by the contemporary ‘ulama
Tarbiyyah means training your children’s minds and hearts in such a way that they live their lives according to the ta’l?m they receive. It is not enough, for example, just to teach them that alcohol is haraam; it is also necessary to nurture within them love for Allah (subhanahu wa ta’aala) and His commands and fear of His displeasure and Jahannam, so that a genuine desire not to displease Allah (subhanahu wa ta’aala) and fear of the consequences of their actions are what drive them to abstain from alcohol.
Without this sort of tarbiyyah, youngsters will know that alcohol, drugs, zina, theft etc. are haraam yet still indulge in them. So ta’leem and tarbiyyah are two distinct things.
Take the example of salaah. A child of seven receives the ta’leem that salaah five times a day is fardh, and his father also makes him go with him to the masjid for salaah regularly.
Then when the child reaches his teens he stops going for salaah. The father complains that his child used to be so good and has suddenly turned bad, whereas it is the failure of the father to do tarbiyyah of his child’s mind and heart about salaah that is the real cause of the child abandoning salaah after reaching the age of independence.
The Power of Tarbiyyah
Tarbiyyah should result in children never opposing the ‘ilm they learned, no matter what the circumstances. They should have the message firmly ingrained in their minds that Allah (subhanahu wa ta’aala) is the One who controls benefit and harm, andto obey Him is to please Him and to disobey Him is to displease Him. And seeing as He controls benefit and harm, it is not possible for someone to lose out by pleasing Him, whatever the circumstances, even though the intellect may argue differently.
An episode from the life of Shaykh ‘Abd-ul-Qadir Jilaani sufficiently illustrates this point. His mother did his tarbiyyah properly and one of the points she stressed to him was to always tell the truth and never lie. She then sent him away to study ‘ilm, cleverly sewing some money into his clothing so that it would not be stolen on the journey. He did run into bandits on the way though, and when they asked if he had anything valuable he told them he had money and where it was hidden.
When the chief of the bandits asked him why he had admitted he had money, he said simply that his mother had taught him always to tell the truth, for it pleases Allah (subhanahu wa ta’aala).
Shaytaan always tricks people by telling them of all the potential harms of telling the truth and the potential benefits of lying, but the tarbiyyah of his mother meant he understood that benefit can only come from obeying pleasing Allah (subhanahu wa ta’aala). The bandits were greatly moved and repented.
Some Advice on Tarbiyyah
In order to do tarbiyyah properly, parents should show love to their children, be their friends,give them rewards for good behaviour and sit and talk with them. They should read stories of our pious predecessors to them and also take them into the companyof the ‘ulam? and mashayikh.
If a child makes a mistake, parents should not ignore tarbiyyah and just suffice with a reprimand.
Today’s mistakes, if left untended, will grow and grow. If, for example, a child tells a lie then the parents should understand that the sickness of lying is in the child’s heart and will not be removed by just shouting or getting angry with the child. Concerned parents should refer to the experts, the mash?yikh, for a solution. If the sickness is not cured through tarbiyyah then the child will go on lying, only in ways that his parents will not detect.
Finally, it should be understood that being harsh and overly strict with children is not tarbiyyah. Love is what is needed. If children are treated with love 90% of the time then on the rare occasion’s parents do get angry for some reason the child will feel ashamed rather than resentful.
May Allah (subhanahu wa ta’aala) grant all parents the ability to be truly grateful for the great blessing they have been given in the form of children. And may He (subhanahu wa ta’aala) also grant them the ability to fulfil the requirements of shukr by ensuring that ta’leem and tarbiyyah are properly carried out. Ameen.
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH THE MOST KIND THE MOST MERCIFUL.
SALUTATIONS BE UPON OUR BELOVED MASTER THE MESSENGER OF ALLAH THE ALMIGHTY IN ABUNDANCE.
ALLAH the Al-Mighty has mentioned in the glorious Qur’an,
Say, “O My servants who have transgressed against themselves (by sinning),do not despair of the mercy of Allah . Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful.” (39:53)
In this short life we have been blessed with, we must make sure we live this life in accordance to what our creator and his noble prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) have said and commanded us to do. We must adhere to all rulings that have been set to attain prosperity in this world and in the hereafter. If a person looks with an open heart and an open mind one will be compelled to admit that all the rules and injunctions have been put into place for our benefit. (As mentioned in the previous posts).
As humans, at times we make wrong judgements and do such actions which are prohibited in society and in our communities. For each crime committed a penalty has been put into place to prevent the occurrence of such behaviour. Similarly we may do actions which are contrary to the teachings of Islam due to our negligence or ignorance which may incur a penalty. The reason for this is to make sure we do not destroy ourselves, our souls and to make sure that the society we live in is in peace and harmony.
After committing a crime the least a person should feel is remorse. Remorse is the key ingredient and the right antidote to wipe out ones sins and to reduce the time or penalty the perpetrator may receive.
If a person does a heinous act and is put to trial, before giving the verdict the judge will ask the criminal do you plead guilty or not guilty?! If the criminal shows remorse and pleads guilty there is a high chance the sentence will be reduced.
On the same token my humble readers, we are all sinners of ALLAH the Almighty. As mentioned we are humans and we make mistakes but whenever we break the Command of the creator we must first be remorseful and ashamed of our actions and seek his forgiveness and thereafter keep trying to avoid sinning at all cost.
The difference between the court of ALLAH the Almighty and the court of this world is if you have been found guilty in this world, in the court of man, you HAVE to redeem yourself one way or the other. Either prison, community service or something else. Nevertheless an injunction is issued against you.
However my humble readers in the court of ALLAH the Almighty if forgiveness is sought not only is your crime dismissed but all your previous offences are forgiven, there is no longer a trial, no longer are you a criminal but rather after seeking forgiveness you have become a friend of ALLAH the Almighty. All your past sins are forgiven and it don’t end here my friends, there’s more……
All your bad deeds are changed into good deeds as ALLAH the Almighty has mentions in the glorious Quran,
“Except for those who repent, believe and do righteous work. For them Allah will replace their evil deeds with good. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful.” (25:70)
In this world in the court of man even after you have completed your sentence your name is kept on record for five years or depending on the crime maybe even a lifetime. But when we turn to ALLAH seeking his forgiveness he not only forgives us but there is no record kept of it!
NO RECORD AT ALL!
You are a free, cleansed, beautiful soul filled with peace and tranquility in our heart.
Wait there’s more…….
The place where you done the sin is made to forget as to not give evidence against you, the angels that write down your bad deeds, they are made to forget. Your sins are totally wiped away from your book of deeds. There is no trace of it whatsoever!
The sins which you may have done in the darkness of the night, alone, secretly, which you would never want anyone to know is a secret that will remain between you and your creator. A secret which once he has forgiven he will never bring up again. A secret once you have repented he will change into good deeds. A secret that he has concealed it for you from the world and he will continue concealing it from everyone for eternity.
How great is ALLAH the Almighty?
How forgiving is ALLAH the Almighty?
Can there be a better judge than ALLAH the Almighty?
Many a times I have heard people asking me will ALLAH the Almighty forgive me?
OF COURSE ALLAH the Almighty will forgive you! Without a shadow of a doubt! ALLAH the Almighty has not created us to destroy us! He created us to honour us!
ALLAH the Almighty says,
“I am as My servant thinks of Me. I am with him when he remembers Me. If he remembers Me within himself, I mention him within Myself. If he mentions me before company, I mention him before a greater company. If he draws near to Me a handspan, I draw near to him an arm’s length. If he draws near to Me an arm’s length, I come near to him the distance of outspread arms. If he comes to Me walking, I come to him running.”
(Bukhari and Muslim)
If you make something so magnificent and amazing are you going to make it just to throw it away? OF COURSE NOT!
In the same way my humble readers, ALLAH the Almighty has NOT created us to throw us away in hellfire. He has created every single being whether you are a Muslim or a Non-Muslim, ALLAH the Almighty has created us to honour us and to raise our status in paradise. All we have to do is believe in him as are creator, our master, ascribing no partners to him and if we sin we hurry to rectify that sin by asking for forgiveness.
ALLAH the Almighty says,
“O son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me and ask of Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O son of Adam, were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky and were you then to ask forgiveness of Me, I would forgive you. O son of Adam, were you to come to Me with sins nearly as great as the earth and were you then to face Me, ascribing no partner to Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great as its.” (Tirmidhi)
So my dear humble readers, my message for you today is,
NEVER LOSE HOPE IN THE MERCY OF ALLAH THE ALMIGHTY.
When you are alone and crying for help, HE IS THERE!
When you need a friend to talk to, HE IS THERE!
When you want something that no one can give, HE IS THERE
When you want a new start, a new direction in life, HE IS THERE!
When you want guidance, HE IS THERE!
When you are ill and doctors have lost hope, HE IS THERE!
When the people around you say you are worthless, he says NO YOU AINT!
When people knock you down on the ground, HE PICKS YOU UP!
SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
Go and turn back to your creator who created you. Go and make him happy. Make amends with your creator. Go and redeem yourself. Go and save your soul and enter into peace and tranquility that everyone is in search for. Repent and turn back to ALLAH the Almighty. The peace and contentment you are looking for that money cannot buy is right under your nose. Repent to ALLAH the Almighty a sincere repentance your heart will be filled with peace and tranquility.
REMEMBER ALLAH THE ALMIGHTY IS NOT IN NEED OF US! WE ARE IN NEED OF HIM!
Our lords majestic pride and greatness will not decrease even the slightest if we turn our backs away from him. It will be us who will be at lost if we do not turn in repentance to him.
Go and attain your paradise. Be the best that you can be by pleasing The best! free your soul from pain and misery.
MY DEAR HUMBLE READERS, GO AND MAKE YOUR PARADISE.
I end by saying all praises are due to ALLAH the Almighty, owner of the heavens and the earth. Peace be upon all the prophets and messengers of ALLAH the Almighty especially upon our master Muhammad (peace and blessings of ALLAH the Almighty be upon him in abundance).
As Report Reveals Toxic Ingredients in Baby Shampoo, Johnson & Johnson Goes Public with Plans to Clean Up Products
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See below for a recent update. Less than a month after Johnson & Johnson ranked as the most trusted brand in America in Forbes‘ survey comes a report that could give consumers pause, calling the company out for removing chemicals of concern in its iconic baby shampoo in some countries, but not others. The product currently on shelves in the United States, Canada, and China still contains known carcinogens. In recent years, J&J baby shampoo has become the poster child for the need for chemical reform in the United States; nothing says we need tighter chemical regulation than toxic baby shampoo.
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics came out with the news two years ago that Johnson & Johnson’s iconic baby shampoo contained the formaldehyde-releasing preservative quaternium-15, as well as the chemical byproduct 1,4-dioxane. Formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane are known carcinogens. The federal Consumer Product Safety Commission has reported that “the presence of 1,4-dioxane, even as a trace contaminant, is cause for concern,” and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services added formaldehyde to its list of known human carcinogens in June 2011.
In 2009, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, along with 40 other organizations (including American Nurses Association, Physicians for Social Responsibility, the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners) sent a letter to J&J outlining their concerns with the company’s products, particularly its baby shampoo. The American Nurses Association and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics have since met several times with Johnson & Johnson executives to discuss the matter. The content of those discussions is confidential, but it seems as though if progress were being made, the organization would not have been sending around its latest report, under embargo, yesterday.
That report states that while J&J has removed the formaldehyde-releasing preservative from its baby shampoo in several countries, in the United States if you want carcinogen-free baby shampoo you need to pay double the price for the company’s “Natural” brand of baby shampoo.
We heard from allies across the globe that the formulations in their countries were different than those in the United States, and these are countries like Sweden, South Africa and Japan where the chemical is also not regulated,” says Lisa Archer, national coordinator for the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics at Breast Cancer Fund. “That’s a double standard.”
When Johnson & Johnson caught wind of the report, they contacted the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and got to work on a statement, indicating that they are in the process of phasing the formaldehyde-releasing preservative out of their baby products, worldwide.
The preservative technologies we use are safe and approved by authorities in the European Union and in the United States, as well as in China and India, and we have not seen any evidence of allergy in hundreds of millions of real life uses of these products,” the statement reads. “However, we know that some consumers are concerned about formaldehyde, which is why we offer many products without formaldehyde releasing preservatives, and are phasing out these types of preservatives in our baby products worldwide. We are no longer introducing new baby products that contain these types of preservatives. Over the past few years or so, we already have reduced the number of formulations globally with formaldehyde releaser preservatives by 33% and in the U.S. by over 60%.”
The statement also includes information about the company’s move to rid its products of 1,4-dioxane. “We have reformulated approximately 70% of our baby products with new cleansing formulations that keep trace levels of 1,4 dioxane at below reliably detectable levels,” it says.
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics revised the release of their report, indicating Johnson & Johnson’s progress on the matter. Archer says the company’s statement is great news, particularly because J&J has been hesitant to publicly share anything it’s doing about toxics. “There are still questions to be answered, though,” she says. “What’s the timeline for phasing 1,4-dioxane and quaternium-15?”
There are also other, non-baby products in the company’s lines that are of concern, Archer notes, and additional chemicals of concern, beyond formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane, in the company’s baby products (such as fragrance, which is protected by trade secret laws and could contain any number of potentially dangerous chemicals).
This is great news, and different from what we expected based on past interactions,” Archer says. “But it’s not over. We have to see how quickly they’re willing to make this shift and where.”
Update: On November 16th, Johnson & Johnson announced that it would remove quaternium-15 and other formaldehyde-releasing preservatives from all of its baby products worldwide within two years, and reduce 1,4 dioxane in all of its baby products to less than 4 parts per million (ppm). Long term, the company indicated it will replace the chemical process, called ethoxylation, that results in 1,4 dioxane contamination. Johnson & Johnson also announced that it has removed phthalates from all of its baby products worldwide. The announcement does not cover the company’s non-baby products (e.g. products in the Neutrogena and Aveeno lines).
Why Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo is Not for Babies
An infant is the purest thing in this world, wouldn’t you agree? Still as yet untouched by the chemicals and environment of a world we are trying to quickly destroy, a newborn baby ought to be kept clear of those products and ingredients which may lead to harm in the body sometime later in life. You would think everyone shares this sentiment. After-all, most people go to great lengths in order to use clean blankets and towels for their newborn as well as washing hands before holding them, limiting number of hands contacting their skin in the first month at least, as well as other ‘protective guidelines.’ You would assume that a company who makes a ‘baby shampoo’ has the baby’s best interest in mind. You would also assume that baby shampoo was free of toxic chemicals, I mean – who would formulate an infant shampoo using harmful substances? Here we will look at just a few reasons why Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo is not for babies – at all. In fact, why no one should use this toxic soup of ingredients for anything other than pest control.
For more than a century, Johnson & Johnson has promoted themselves as carrying ‘the gentlest baby shampoo’ on the market. Their website states: “For more than a hundred years, new mothers have trusted JOHNSON’S® Baby products to provide the purest, gentlest and mildest care for their babies—from the first morning cuddle to the last bedtime kiss.” Yes, mothers have trusted them, but have they valued that trust and really provided the safest, gentlest, mildest products possible for babies?
Let’s take a look at the ingredients. After water, the first ingredient listed is called Cocamidopropyl Betaine, voted allergen of the year in 2004 by the American Contact Dermatitis Society. An interesting way to start an infant formula meant to go on a brand new scalp, but okay, moving on. Ingredient number three is PEG-80 Sorbitan Laurate – anyone have a clue what that is? I didn’t know upon first glance, which is an immediate red flag for me. Upon looking it up, the first match I found was for the Environmental Working Group which lists this ingredient, on a scale of ‘over-all hazards’ as ‘moderate.’ Not mild, but moderate. It also says there is strong evidence that this ingredient is a human skin allergen.
The next one on the list, Sodium Trideceth Sulfate. Again, not sure what this is right off, so after looking it up I find this ingredient can also be a skin allergen and is used mainly in adult formulas. Here’s a clincher – the ingredient 1,4-dioxane is a commonly used skin care ingredient that does not have to be listed because it is considered a contaminant produced during manufacturing, though it has been found in 57% of baby soaps according to The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. Is it in Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo, many believe so. When this ingredient is combined with Quaternium-15, which is the ninth item listed on Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo, formaldehyde is produced. Tetrasodium EDTA, which is listed just before Quaternium-15 is a preservative created from formaldehyde. Why are we using formaldehyde on babies?
We can go on to finish the ingredient list with several reportedly harmless dyes, though not food-sourced. So, why is Johnson & Johnson creating a baby shampoo that is not sensitive in the least for newborn babies when there are so many possible safe, gentle ingredients out there? It appears that the ingredients of choice for the past 100 years gaining time-honored respect from mothers everywhere are really just toxins and toxic by-products of other toxic ingredients. Yes, they make bubbles, and sure do smell good – or do they? We have so long associated that ‘clean baby smell’ with the ingredients of said product, even though they in and of themselves are not so clean.
Today, you can go into nearly any good grocers and find pure castile soap, a genuinely clean option for soap, shampoo and over-all cleaner safe enough for anyone, including babies. There is no need to go to all the trouble of combining toxic substances and coloring them with fake dye in order to please the mothers of the world. In fact, mothers everywhere should be outraged at this shampoo which has been freely given to them over the years as the number one choice for baby soaps this century. Something must change. Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo is definitely not for babies, so why not make a healthier choice that is – and stop overloading our wee ones with unneeded burdens early on?
Written by: Stasia Bliss
Gas and bloating is a sign that food is not being digested correctly by the body. When gas doesn’t pass through belching or flatulence, it can build up in the stomach and intestines and lead to bloating. Bloating is often accompanied by abdominal pain — either mild and dull or sharp and intense. Passing gas or having a bowel movement may relieve the pain. Fatty foods cause a formation of fat cells to develop throughout the body and contribute to bloating as well. So how to get rid of bloating fast without drugs? The help can be found in your kitchen. Follow the natural bloating gas flatulence remedies to get rid of bloating fast.
Natural bloating gas flatulence remedies
One simple remedy is to prepare a concoction of fennel seeds, cardamom, mint leaves, and ginger. All you need is half teaspoon of fennel seeds, six cardamoms, three mint leaves and 1/4 teaspoon of freshly grated ginger. Add all the ingredients to water and let it simmer for 15 minutes on low heat. Take half to one cup, 3-4 times a day (More bloating, gas and stomach pain remedies are listed below).
Bloating, burping and passing gas are natural and are usually caused by swallowed air or the breakdown of food through digestion. Stomach pain is often related to gas or indigestion due to poor food choices. Common causes of abdominal bloating are:
- Lactose intolerance, fructose intolerance and other food intolerances
- Food allergy
- Aerophagia (air swallowing, a nervous habit)
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Partial bowel obstruction
- Gastric dumping syndrome or rapid gastric emptying
- Gas-producing foods
Bloating and gas remedies
If the pressure builds, passing gas can be painful. But usually the discomfort is more social than physical. To put a stop to the sputtering, try these fast-acting tips
Chew fennel seeds
Fennel helps to dissipate gas by relaxing muscle spasms in the digestive tract. Chewing one-half teaspoon of seeds is usually enough to leave you flatulence-free.
Pull the plug on pressure
To alleviate gas pressure in your lower abdomen, try this simple exercise. Lie on your back with your knees bent. Then alternately raise each knee toward your chest until you feel relief.
Cardamom & fennel infusion
Equal amount of cardamom and fennel powder approx 1/2 teaspoon infused in a cup of warm water can be taken before meal as a remedy for gas and bloating.
Mixture of fennel seeds, cumin and dry ginger in black salt
Ingredients: black pepper 25 gm, Dried ginger 50 gm, fennel seeds 50 gm, black salt 50 gm, cumin seeds 50 gm.
Preparation: Chop or grind the above ingredients in a chopper and take 1/2 teaspoon every 4-5 hours, with warm water, for fast relief of bloating and gas problems.
Use carminative herbs
Take carminative (gas dis-spelling) herbs like ginger, cardamom fennel, bay leaves, orange peel, peppermint.
Use indian wild celery with rock salt
Take pinch of Indian wild celery seed (Ajwain), with a pinch of rock salt.
Cummin, coriander, and fennel mixture
Mix equal amount of cumin, coriander, and fennel and take 1/4 teaspoon before meal.
Curry leaves to prevent gas and bloating
Use curry leaves in your food to prevent gas and bloating. Curry leaves have been used for centuries in South India as a natural flavoring agent in somber, rasam and curries. Chutney can be made by mixing the leaves with coriander leaves, coconut scrapings and tomatoes. The leaves, bark and the root of the curry plant are used in indigenous medicine as a tonic, stimulant and antiflatulent.
Sooth your stomach with oranges and fennel seed
Make a mixture of a tablespoon each of orange peel and fennel seed added to two cups of water. Boil and then steep this tea. Add honey to sweeten the tea and drink it when you are suffering from indigestion. The tea should refrigerate for about 48 hours, and will taste primarily like fennel.
Avoid gas forming foods
Avoid gas forming foods such as beans and cabbage family vegetables, raw onions, mixing sweets or fruits with a meal. mixing sweets with salty, oily, starchy and high protein foods. Avoid combination of dairy products with sour fruits or with bread meat or fish. Avoid refined sugars and refined carbs.
Jaggery and Ginger:
Melt a teaspoon of Jaggery in a pan, as soon as it melts add 1/2 teaspoon of grated ginger. Warm for a few second. Cool a bit before eating. Eat twice a day.
Avoid dessert after meal
Change the habit of taking dessert after meal, it causes fermentation and produces gas. Eat in moderation, avoid eating too much food or mixing different types of foods, or eating frequently. Avoid all kinds of sugars, lactose, fructose, etc.
Also you can reduce bloating if you:
- Eat and drink slowly. Taking your time can help you swallow less air. Also, avoid drinking through a straw.
- Avoid carbonated drinks. They release carbon dioxide gas.
- Skip the gum and hard candy. When you chew gum or suck on hard candy, you swallow more often than normal. Part of what you’re swallowing is air.
- Don’t smoke. When you inhale smoke, you also inhale and swallow air.
- Check your dentures. Poorly fitting dentures can cause you to swallow excess air when you eat and drink.
- Treat heartburn. For occasional, mild heartburn, ourheartburn remedies may be helpful.
Note: important to remember that bloating gas flatulence are vague symptoms that can be associated with many medical diseases, please consult with your primary care provider as a first step.
Conjunctivitis home remedies
Popularly known as pink eye, conjunctivitis is a highly contagious inflammation of the conjunctiva, the mucous membrane that lines the inner eyelid and eyeball. The eye becomes red, teary, and swollen. It may also itch and produce a yellow discharge.
The three types of conjunctivitis are allergic, bacterial, and viral. Allergic and viral coniuncliviris can be treated with home remedies, but bacterial conjunctivitis requires antibiotics.
Conjunctivitis home remedies
You can relieve the swelling and pain of conjunctivitis by dampening a washcloth with warm water and applying it to your eyes as a compress for ten minutes several times a day, using a fresh washcloth each time.
Dissolve three tablespoons honey in two cups of boiling water and let cool to room temperature. Saturate a cotton ball with the solution and wash the crust and pus from one eye then use a second cotton ball dipped in the solution to wash the other eye. Do this three or four times a day. A 2004 study published in the journal of medicinal food showed that applying honey to the eyes reduces pus discharge. inflammation. and redness—possibly due to honey’s antimicrobial benefits.
To clean away the crusty secretions due to eye infection, mix 1/2 tsp of baby shampoo and one ounce of warm water and using a cotton ball dipped in the solution wipe the affected eye. Use a fresh cotton ball for each eye.
To reduce the puffiness and redness of conjunctivitis, soak a Chamomile Tea bag in warm water for three minutes, squeeze out the excess liquid, lie down, and place the warm tea bag over your affected eye for five minutes. Use this treatment four times a day. The soothing chamomile compress reduces inflammation.
Place a Tea Bag dampened with warm water over the affected eye for five to ten minutes. Thc tannin in the tea eases the swelling. Do this several times a day (with a fresh tea bag each time)
To fight the conjunctivitis infection, place a tea infuser filled with one tablespoon fennel Seed in a teacup, add boiling water, cover with a saucer, and steep for ten minutes. Let cool to the touch. saturate a cotton ball with the funnel tea and place over closed eyes for five minutes.
To make a saline solution to wash the affected eye dissolve one teaspoon of salt in two cups of water, bring to a rolling boil for three minutes, and let cool. Apply the eyewash with a sterilized eyedropper or eyecup.
Eat Salmon, Tuna, or Sardines, to reduce the puffiness of conjunctivitis, eat a four-ounce serving of salmon, sardines, or tuna three times a week to add omega—3 fatty acids to your diet. The omega-3 oils in fish reduceinflammation.
- Do not touch your eyes if you have conjunctivitis to avoid spreading the infection.
- Every day you have conjunctivitis, throw any towels, washcloths, sheets, or pillowcases that“ come into contact with your face into the washing machine to avoid spreading the infection to others.
- Sleeping for a full eight hours every night helps replenish the eye’s moisture, relieves the pain, and speeds healing.
- To avoid infecting others, after eating at home, wash your own dishes and utensils, or place them in the dishwasher yourself.
- Refrain from wearing makeup or contact lenses while you have conjunctivitis to avoid infecting or reinfecting either eye.
- If you accidentally touch your eyes, wash your hands immediately with Instant Hand Sanitizer to prevent spreading the conjunctivitis to your other eye or to another person.
Note umme Ahmad” I do disagree much with the baby shampoo remedy as its loaded with chemicals( http://guardianlv.com/2013/09/why-johnson-johnson-baby-shampoo-is-not-for-babies , http://www.forbes.com/sites/amywestervelt/2011/11/01/as-report-reveals-toxic-ingredients-in-baby-shampoo-johnson-johnson-goes-public-with-plans-to-clean-up-products/) colors and an anti tear component which works like local anesthesia. In the Middle east we use plain rose water several times a day and kohl/surma in the eyes to cure and prevent strained and conjunctivitis in eyes which works very quick.
One tpo should avoid any table salt ans its deprived of any nutrients and is bleached and has many chemicals added to make it free flowing and often contains iodine. One should use Pure rock or sea salt for and saline eye wash instead.
Typhoid infection was, and still is, a problem for people all over the world. However, we now know what causes typhoid, and we have methods of successfully treating its symptoms. Typhoid fever ravaged the ranks of soldiers during the American Civil War. Typhoid infection natural remedies can help control the symptoms of typhoid, and diarrhea.
Cause of typhoid infection
In order to understand a disease such as typhoid fever, you must first understand that diseases originate from bacteria, which are single-celled microorganisms. (The word “micro” means very small, and organisms are living creatures.) In essence, bacteria are incredibly tiny creatures that can be seen only with a microscope.
Typhoid fever is also known as enteric fever. The word “enteric” refers to the intestine. To cause disease, the bacteria must be swallowed. Once swallowed, the bacteria travel through the digestive tract and are engulfed by white blood cells called mononuclear phagocytes. The normal job of the phagocytes is to engulf and digest invading bacteria, fungal spores, and viruses. When large numbers of bacteria are ingested, many are able to bypass the phagocytes and get to the small intestine. Stomach acids usually kill ingested bacteria. However, people whose stomach acid is less effective than in healthy adults, including infants and the elderly, are at risk for contracting typhoid fever. Taking antacids, or medications that reduce stomach acidity increases the person’s chance of contracting the disease.
The typhoid bacteria enter the circulatory system before spreading to the liver, spleen, and lymph nodes. Inside the liver, spleen, and lymph nodes, the bacteria divide and eventually spread via the lymphatic system and bloodstream to most other organs of the body. Once they have invaded these other cells, the bacteria produce a wide range of symptoms.
Typhoid symptom: Fever
Typhoid fever has become the scourge of the present age, being found as characteristic symptoms of the pest and the small pox, to both of which it bears a close resemblance. It is in the air we breathe; it makes daily fresh victims and nothing can shelter us from its attacks; for can we avoid fatigues of body and mind, both of which evidently predispose the constitution to its attacks?
Most physicians maintain that typhoid fever is not contagious. This opinion is correct; and yet not absolutely so. This disease, at the height of its development, in the typhus stage, is decidedly contagious. The more it recedes from this stage the less it is contagious, and we may safely state, that typhoid fever, such as we find it in the present day, is not contagious.
As we have before mentioned, the difference of age has a great influence as regards the liability to contract this disorder. The age which it most clings to, is from fifteen to thirty years ; it is scarcely ever seen in subjects from to seventy years of age; at the age of seventy appear the adynamic fevers, but they are not typhoid, thé special intestinal lesion existing then no longer.
This lesion, which characterizes typhoid fever, and belongs solely to it, consists of a popular swelling of the glands of Peyer and the follicles of Bruner, followed by ulceration. It is the constant accompaniment of real typhoid fever
Typhoid symptom: Tongue color
Tongue only indicates the nature and extent of the typhoid infection. If the cerebral system is particularly attacked, the tongue is red, quivering; if it is the lung, the tongue is saburral; if it is the abdomen, the tongue becomes dry, black in the middle, red at the edges. These symptoms recur the oftenest and are the least deceptive.
Typhoid symptom: Nausea and vometing
Nausea and vomiting sometimes occur in the first stage, diminish as the disease progresses, and finally disappear when the adynamic stage has become well established. If they show themselves in the last stage, we may suspect the existence of a peritonitis from perforation.
The stomach is nearly always passive; patients do not complain of colics. One single symptom shows a deep lesion of the intestinal tube: it is very acute.
Typhoid infection natural remedies
Celery likes sandy soils and needs good fertilizers. Eat it as a vegetable and collect the seeds. Celery is good against Cystitis, liver problems, and arthritis; the Seeds reduce blood pressureand cholesterol. Celery is rich in iron, vitamins A, B, and C.
One of the greatest natural antibiotics, it symbolizes strength and healing. Echinacea is a beautiful garden flower blooming in summer and autumn. Echinacea enhances the immune system and treats common cold and sore throat. It purifies the blood and fights typhoid fever. It contains glucose, iron, potassium, sulphur, and vitamins A, C, and E. However, do not take echinacea if you suffer from allergies.
Likes cool climates with moist and acidic soil and full sun. The plant only bears Fruit after three years. Collect the berries. Blueberry is recommended for rheumatism and arthritis, It is good against diabetes and typhoid fever. It contains potassium and vitamins A and C.
However, avoid eating the leaves; due to their high level of tannin, they can cause constipation and anaemia; they may also damage the liver.
Oat and barley bran
Oat bran and barley bran contain soluble fibres, which lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels; they relieve constipation and prevent intestinal cancer. However, remember to drink plenty of water while eating bran to avoid intestinal blockage.
Also known as marigold since Roman time, is a beautiful self-seeding plant bright orange or yellow. Calendula purifies the blood and is very good to treat problems related to menstruation and haemorrhoids. Infused in almond oil or cooked in vegetable oil, it is excellent against skin diseases. Do not forget to try the beautiful flowers in salads. Calendula contains carotenoids, which are soluble in fats.
All orange fruit and vegetables are antioxidants; they protect against cancer and tumour; and they boost the immune system. Carrots are excellent against colic, diarrhea, typhoid fever, gastro-enteritis, and dysentery. They contain beta-carotene.
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Steadman Shorter’s Medical Dictionary, Poisons & Antidotes: Strychnine
Botanical: Strychnos Nux-vomica (LINN.)
Family: N.O. Loganiaceae
- Medicinal Action and Uses
- Preparations and Dosages
- Poisoning and Antidotes
- Other Species
—Synonyms—Poison Nut. Semen strychnos. Quaker Buttons.
—Part Used—Dried ripe seeds.
—Habitat—India, in the Malay Archipelago.
—Description—A medium-sized tree with a short, crooked, thick trunk, the wood is white hard, close grained, durable and the root very bitter. Branches irregular, covered with a smooth ash-coloured bark; young shoots deep green, shiny; leaves opposite, short stalked, oval, shiny, smooth on both sides, about 4 inches long and 3 broad; flowers small, greeny-white, funnel shape, in small terminal cymes, blooming in the cold season and having a disagreeable smell. Fruit about the size of a large apple with a smooth hard rind or shell which when ripe is a lovely orange colour, filled with a soft white jelly-like pulp containing five seeds covered with a soft woolly-like substance, white and horny internally. The seeds are removed when ripe, cleansed, dried and sorted; they are exported from Cochin, Madras and other Indian ports. The seeds have the shape of flattened disks densely covered with closely appressed satiny hairs, radiating from the centre of the flattened sides and giving to the seeds a characteristic sheen; they are very hard, with a dark grey horny endosperm in which the small embryo is embedded; no odour but a very bitter taste.
—Constituents—Nux Vomica contains the alkaloids, Strychnine and Brucine, also traces of strychnicine, and a glucoside Loganin, about 3 per cent fatty matter, caffeotannic acid and a trace of copper. The pulp of the fruit contains about 5 per cent of loganin together with the alkaloid strychnicine.
—Medicinal Action and Uses—The propertiesof Nux Vomica are substantially those of the alkaloid Strychnine. The powdered seeds are employed in atonic dyspepsia. The tincture of Nux Vomica is often used in mixtures – for its stimulant action on the gastro-intestinal tract. In the mouth it acts as a bitter, increasing appetite; it stimulates peristalsis, in chronic constipation due to atony of the bowel it is often combined with cascara and other laxatives with good effects. Strychnine, the chief alkaloid constituent of the seeds, also acts as a bitter, increasing the flow of gastric juice; it is rapidly absorbed as it reaches the intestines, after which it exerts its characteristic effects upon the central nervous system, the movements of respiration are deepened and quickened and the heart slowed through excitation of the vagal centre. The senses of smell, touch, hearing and vision are rendered more acute, it improves the pulse and raises blood pressure and is of great value as a tonic to the circulatory system in cardiac failure. Strychnine is excreted very slowly and its action is cumulative in any but small doses; it is much used as a gastric tonic in dyspepsia. The most direct symptom caused by strychnine is violent convulsions due to a simultaneous stimulation of the motor or sensory ganglia of the spinal cord; during the convulsion there is great rise in blood pressure; in some types of chronic lead poisoning it is of great value. In cases of surgical shock and cardiac failure large doses are given up to 1/10 grain by hypodermic injection; also used as an antidote in poisoning by chloral or chloroform. Brucine closely resembles strychnine in its action, but is slightly less poisonous, it paralyses the peripheral motor nerves. It is said that the convulsive action characteristic of strychnine is absent in brucine almost entirely. It is used in pruritis and as a local anodyne in inflammations of the external ear.
Nux Vomica, 1 to 4 grains. Extract of Nux Vomica, B.P., 1/4 to 1 grain. Extract of Nux Vomica, B.P. 1885, 1/4 to 1 grain. Extract of Nux Vomica, U.S.P., 1/4 grain. Liquid extract of Nux Vomica, B.P., 1 to 3 minims. Fluid extract of Nux Vomica, U.S.P., 1 minim. Tincture of Nux Vomica, B.P., 5 to 15 minims. Tincture of Nux Vomica, B.P. 1885, 10 to 20 minims. Tincture of Nux Vornica, U.S.P., 10 minims. Strychnine, B.P., 1/6 to 1/15 grain. Hypodermic injection of strychnine. Solution of Strychnine Hydrochloride, B.P., 2 to 8 minims. Acid Strychnine Mixture, B.P.C., 1/2 to 1 fluid ounce.
—Poisoning and Antidotes—In cases of poisoning by strychnine an emetic or the stomach pump should be used at once and tannin or potassium permanganate given to render the strychnine inactive. Violent convulsions should be controlled by administration of chloroform or large doses of chloral or bromide. Urethane in large doses is considered an antidote. Amyl nitrite is also useful owing to its rapid action during the convulsion, and in absence of respiration 3 to 5 minims may be hypodermically injected.
Strychnos tieute, a clumbing shrub growing in Java, gives a juice termed Upas tieute, said to be used by the natives as an arrow poison; it produces death by violent convulsions, the heart stopping before respiration.
S. toxifera yields the deadly poison Curare (Woorari or Urari) used by the natives of British Guiana.
S. ligustrina, the wood of which contains brucine, as does the bark.
S. pseudo is found in the mountains and forests of India. It supplies the seeds known as clearing nuts. The fruit is black, the size of a cherry, containing only one seed; fruit and seeds are used medicinally in India and also to clear muddy water, the seeds being rubbed for a minute inside the vessel and the water then allowed to settle; their efficiency depending on their albumen and casein contents acting as a fining agent similar to those employed to clarify wine and beer.
S. innocua. The fruit and pulp are harmless and are eaten by the natives of Egypt and Senegal.
S. Ignatii is found in the Philippines, the seeds containing strychnine and brucine, strychnine being present in greater quantity than in Nux Vomica. A tincture made from the beans is official in the British Pharmacopoeia Codex.
Steadman Shorter’s Medical Dictionary, Poisons & Antidotes: Gelsemium
Botanical: Gelsemium nitidum (MICH.)
Family: N.O. Loganiaceae
- Description of Drug
- Collection, Adulterations
- Poisoning by Gelsemium
- Medicinal Action and Uses
—Synonyms—Yellow Jasmine. Gelsemium Sempervirens (Pers.). False Jasmine. Wild Woodbine. Carolina Jasmine.
—Habitat—Gelsemium is one of the most beautiful native plants of North America, occurring in rich, moist soils, by the sides of streams, along the seacoast from Virginia to the south of Florida. extending into Mexico.
The important drug Gelsemium, official in the principal Pharmacopoeias, is composed of the dried rhizome and root of Gelsemium nitidum(Michaux), a climbing plant growing in the southern States of North America and there known as Yellow Jasmine, though it is in no way related to the Jasmines, and is best distinguished as Caroline Jasmine, as it belongs to the Loganiaceae, an order that forms a connecting link between the orders Gentianaceae, Apocynaceae, Scrophulariaceae and Rubiaceae. The plant is not to be confounded with the true Yellow Jasmine (Jasminum odoratissimum), of Madeira, which is often planted in the southern States for the sake of its fragrant flowers and has also been known there under the name of Gelseminum; this has only two stamens, while Gelsemium has five.
—Description—Its woody, twining stem often attains great height, its growth depending upon its chosen support, ascending lofty trees and forming festoons from one tree to another. It contains a milky juice and bears opposite, shining and evergreen lanceolate leaves and axillary clusters of from one to five large, funnel-shaped, very fragrant yellow flowers, which during its flowering season, in early spring, scent the atmosphere with their delicious odour. The fruit is composed of two separable, jointed pods containing numerous, flat-winged seeds.
The stem often runs underground for a considerable distance, and these portions (the rhizome) are used indiscriminately with the roots in medicine, and exported from the United States in bales.
The plant was first described in 1640 by John Parkinson, who grew it in his garden from seed sent by Tradescant from Virginia; at the present time it is but rarely seen, even in botanic gardens, in Great Britain, and specimens grown at Kew have not flowered.
—Description of the Drug—The drug in commerce mostly consists of the undergroundstem or rhizome, with occasional pieces of the root. The rhizome is easily distinguished by occurring in nearly straight pieces, about 6 to 8 inches long, and 1/4 to 3/4 inch in diameter, having a small dark pith and a purplish-brown, longitudinally fissured bark. The root is smaller, tortuous, and of a uniform yellowish-brown colour, finely wrinkled on the surface.
Both rhizome and root in transverse section exhibit a distinctly radiate appearance, the thin cortex or bark enclosing a large, pale, yellowish-white wood, which consists of narrow bundles with small pores, alternating with straight, whitish, medullary rays about six or eight cells in thickness. In the case of the rhizome, a small pith, frequently divided into four nearly equal parts, is also present, particularly in smaller and younger pieces.
The drug is hard and woody, breaking with an irregular splintery fracture, and frequently exhibits silky fibres in the bast, which are isolated, or occur in groups of two or three and form an interrupted ring, whereas in the aerial stem, they are grouped in bundles.
The drug has a bitter taste, due to the presence of alkaloids, which occur chiefly in the bark. The slight aromatic odour is probably due to the resin in the drug.
—Collection—Adulterations. The drug is commonly collected in the autumn and dried.Though consisting usually of the dried rhizomes with only the larger roots attached, sometimes smaller roots are present, and it is often adulterated with the aerial portions of the stem, which can be easily detected by the thinness and dark-purplish colour of the latter. It is stated to be destitute of alkaloid and therefore of no medicinal value.
Similar roots of Jasmine, especially those of Jasminum fruticans, are sometimes intermixed, and can be distinguished by the absence of indurated pith cells, which occur in Gelsemium, by the abundance of thin-walled starch cells in the pith and in the medullary ray cells (those of Gelsemium being thickwalled and destitute of starch), and by the bast fibres round the sieve tubes.
Gelseminine is a yellowish, bitter andpoisonous amorphous alkaloid, readily soluble in ether and alcohol, forming amorphous salts.
The alkaloid Gelsemine is colourless, odourless, intensely bitter and forms crystalline salts. It is only sparingly soluble inwater, but readily forms a hydrochloride, which is completely so. This alkaloid is not to be confounded with the resinoid known as ‘Gelsemin,’ an eclectic remedy, a mixture of substances obtained by evaporating an alcoholic extract of Gelsemium to dryness.
The rhizome also contains Gelsemic acid a crystalline substance which exhibits an intense bluish-green fluorescence in alkaline solution; it is probably identical with methylaesculatin or chrysatropic acid found in Belladonna root.
There are also present in the root 6 per cent of a volatile oil, 4 per cent of resin and starch.
The drug kills by its action on the respiratory centre of the medulla oblongata. Shortly after the administration of even a moderate dose, the respiration is slowed and is ultimately arrested, this being the cause of death.
Poisonous doses of Gelsemium produce a sensation of languor, relaxation and muscular weakness, which may be followed by paralysis if the dose is sufficiently large. The face becomes anxious, the temperature subnormal, the skin cold and clammy and the pulse rapid and feeble. Dropping of the upper eyelid and lower jaw, internal squint, double vision and dilatation of the pupil are prominent symptoms. The respiration becomes slow and feeble, shallow and irregular, and death occurs from centric respiratory failure, the heart stopping almost simultaneously. Consciousness is usually preserved until late in the poisoning, but may be lost soon after the ingestion of a fatal dose. The effects usually begin in half an hour, but sometimes almost immediately. Death has occurred at periods varying from 1 to 7 1/2 hours.
The treatment of Gelsemium poisoning consists in the prompt evacuation of the stomach by an emetic, if the patient’s condition permits; and secondly, and equally important, artificial respiration, aided by the early administration, subcutaneously, of ammonia, strychnine, atropine or digitalis.
An allied species, G. elegans (Benth.) of Upper Burma, is used in China as a criminal poison, its effects are very rapid.
The medical history of the plant is quite modern. It is stated to have been brought into notice by a Mississippi planter, for whom, in his illness, the root was gathered in mistake for that of another plant. After partaking of an infusion, serious symptoms arose, but when, contrary to expectations, he recovered, it was clear that the attack of bilious fever from which he had been suffering had disappeared. This accidental error led to the preparation from the plant of a proprietary nostrum called the ‘Electric Febrifuge.’ Later, in 1849, Dr. Porcher, of South Carolina, brought Gelsemium to the notice of the American Medical Association. Dr. Henry, in 1852, and after him many others, made provings of it the chief being that of Dr. E. M. Hale, whose Monograph on Gelsemium was an efficient help to the true knowledge of the new American drug.
In America, it was formerly extensively used as an arterial sedative and febrifuge in various fevers, more especially those of an intermittent character, but now it is considered probably of little use for this purpose, for it has no action on the skin and no marked action on the alimentary or circulatory system.
It has been recommended and found useful in the treatment of spasmodic disorders, such as asthma and whooping cough, spasmodic croup and other conditions depending upon localized muscular spasm. In convulsions, its effects have been very satisfactory.
It is, at present, mainly used in the treatment of neuralgic pains, especially those involving the facial nerves, particularly when arising from decaying teeth.
It is said it will suspend and hold in check muscular irritability and nervous excitement with more force and power than any known remedy. While it relaxes all the muscles, it relieves, by its action on the general system, all sense of pain.
The drug is also said to be most useful in the headache and sleeplessness of the drunkard and in sick headache.
It has been used in dysmenorrhoea, hysteria, chorea and epilepsy, and the tincture has been found efficacious in cases of retention of urine.
Some recommend its use in acute rheumatism and pleurisy, in pneumonia and in bronchitis, and it has been advocated, though not accepted by all authorities, as of avail in the early stages of typhoid fever.
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Botanical: Aconitum napellus (LINN.)
Be careful in using homeopathic medicines .. Traditional eye tonics/treatments of homeopathy contain often highly toxic substances from tarantula spiders to this:
it is in Homeopathic treatments for eye problems -Vision eye plus tonic from brooks>>> beware of the toxic ingredients
Botanical: Physostigma venenosum (EALF.)
Family: N.O. Leguminosae
—Synonyms—Ordeal Bean. Chop Nut.
—Part Used—The seeds.
—Habitat—West Africa, Old Calabar. Has been introduced into India and Brazil.
—Description—The plant came into notice in 1846 and was planted in the Edinburgh Botanical Gardens, where it grew into a strong perennial creeper. It is a great twining climber, pinnately trifoliate leaves, pendulous racemes of purplish bean-like flowers; seeds are two or three together in dark brown pods about 6 inches long and kidney-shaped thick, about 1 inch long, rounded ends, roughish but a little polished, and have a long scar on the edge where adherent to the placenta. The seeds ripen at all seasons, but are best and most abundant during the rainy season in Africa, June till September. The natives of Africa employ the bean as an ordeal owing to its very poisonous qualities. They call it esere, and it is given to an accused person to eat. If the prisoner vomits within half an hour he is accounted innocent, but if he succumbs he is found guilty. A draught of the pounded seeds infused in water is said to have been fatal to a man within an hour.
—Medicinal Action and Uses—Chiefly used for diseases of the eye; it causes rapid contraction of the pupil and disturbed vision.Also used as a stimulant to the unstriped muscles of the intestines in chronic constipation. Its action on the circulation is to slow the pulse and raise blood-pressure; it depresses the central nervous system, causingmuscular weakness; it has been employed internally for its depressant action in epilepsy, cholera, etc., and given hypodermically in acute tetanus. Physostigmine Salicylas is preferred for the preparation of eyedrops.
—Preparation of Doses—Extract of Calabar Bean, B.P.: dose, 1/4 to 1 grain. Extract of Physostigma, U.S.P.: dose, 1/8 grain. Tincture of Calabar Bean, B.P.C.: dose, 5 to 15 minims. Tincture of Physostigma, U.S.P.: dose, 15 minims. Physostigmine Eyedrops, B.P.C. Physostigmine eye ointment, B.P.C. Fluid extract, 1 to 3 drops.
—Poisons and Antidotes—In case of poisoning by the beans the stomach should be evacuated and atropine injected until the pulse quickens. With poisoning by physostigmine the stomach should be washed out with 0.2 per cent of potassium permanganate and atropine and strychnine administered hypodermically.
For hundreds of years bilberry has been consumed in cakes, jams and pies. It’s a family member of the blueberry and is native to the United States. You must always consult your physician before you start taking bilberry for a nutritional supplement. Supplements aren’t controlled by the FDA, so that they must be utilized with caution. There are several bilberry benefits and side effects that I wish to make you aware of below.
The Health Benefits of Bilberry
Reduces Chronic Venous Insufficiency
The content of bilberry seems to reduce symptoms of this condition, and has been seen to fortify blood vessels.
Blood Clot Prevention
Anthocyanosides might stop the oxidation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the so called awful cholesterol, which really is a main risk factor for plaque buildup in blood vessels (atherosclerosis) that could bring about heart attack or stroke.
Helps With Diabetes
Bilberry leaves have a conventional use for regulating blood sugar in individuals with diabetes. Bilberry also might be helpful in the healing treatment of retinopathy, which is damage that can happen to the retina because of continual high blood glucose levels or hypertension.
As noted by the UMMC, traditional European medicine has utilized bilberry for a treatment with diarrhoea. Bilberry fresh fruit includes tannins that reduce inflammation, and astringent properties that tighten and constrict tissues.
Helps Against Urinary Tract Infections
Bilberry extract may be utilized to help treat UTIs, too, due to the fact that it’s a close cousin to the cranberry (which also helps with UTIs).
Improves Blood Flow
Bilberry extract includes a compound called anthocyanidin, which is really a strong antioxidant. Anthocyanidin enhances the flexibility of blood vessels and helps you to build strong capillaries. Diabetics and also the elderly who endure with slow blood flow to the extremities may possibly gain by the addition of bilberry extract to their own diet. Since it enhances circulation, it’s successful in treating varicose veins, redness of the ankles and leg muscles, and muscle heaviness and spasms.
Rhodopsin production is also increased by anthocyanidin. Rhodopsin happens to be a pigment which helps the eyes adapt to light changes and improves night vision. Bilberry extract may additionally assist in preventing particular eye issues, for example cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.
Bilberry Side Effects
Bilberry extract does not have any known negative effects, based on the University of Michigan Health System, when consumed in safe quantities. Nevertheless, taking an excessive amount of the extract for a very long interval of time could be hazardous, warns the University of Maryland Clinic. The tannins in bilberry might bring about weight reduction, muscle spasms, and also maybe even loss of life.
Theoretically, the anthocyanosides in supplements from bilberry may change how fast blood clots. The UMMC states that you ought to discuss things with your physician before using bilberry supplements together with blood thinning drugs like warfarin or aspirin. It might also raise your own risk of bleeding in the event that you have hemophilia or perhaps a similar clotting disorder, warns the Memorial SloanKettering Cancer Center.
Lowered Blood Sugar Levels
Extract from the bilberry plant can reduce blood glucose levels, based on MedlinePlus. People vulnerable to hypoglycemia ought to be careful about making use of bilberry extract. Also, diabetic patients that are taking drugs, for example metformin or insulin, to manage blood sugar, or that are taking herbs for this particular purpose, must track their blood sugar levels a lot more closely when working with bilberry extract.
Please speak to your physician before you employ bilberry to deal with your quality of life concerns.
RUE, RUTA GRAVEOLENS
Rue is a herb that was known to the ancients and used to ward off spells and witches. Perhaps this was because of its strong smell which isn’t exactly pleasant. It originated in Southern Europe, and is believed to have been yet another of those herbs that was introduced to Britain by the Romans. It grows wild in Britain in northern England, but this plant was not much used in medicine as its smell is even more pungent than Garden Rue, which has been grown in gardens for centuries for its medicinal properties. Its Latin name “graveolens” comes from gravis meaning heavy and olere meaning smell. Ruta comes from the Greek, reuo meaning to set free, and this may be a reference to the fact that rue was highly esteemed and thought to rid the body of a great number of ailments.
Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, used rue as the principle ingredient of an antidote to the poison of Mithradates Eupator and it was thought by ancient Greeks to be able to ward off witchcraft as they used it when eating with strangers as it stopped nervous stomach complaint and indigestion, which, they believed were induced by the witchcraft of strangers they ate in front of.
Pliny wrote that artists and sculptors consumed a lot of rue in the belief that it would help keep their eyesight in perfect shape.
Gerard the English herbalist tells us that Dioscorides believed that rue grew best under the shade of the fig tree. In fact rue likes to grow in sheltered spots. He went on to say this about the plant: – “if a man be anointed with the juice o rue, the poison of wolf’s bane, mushrooms and todestoles, the bites of serpents, stinging of scorpions, bees, hornets and wasps will not hurt him”.
Rue water was sprinkled in houses to rid them of fleas and lice, and in the Middle Ages people would carry a bunch of rue when they went out to ward off the plague and other diseases. Judges would take it into court rooms with them so that they were not contaminated by the prisoners brought to the dock. People thought that the strong smell of the plant could kill diseases that were contagious.
Rue is also known as the Herb of Repentance possibly because brushes of rue twigs were used to sprinkle holy water in churches before High Mass. It was also called Herb of Grace.
Shakespeare makes reference to this in Richard III: -
“Here in this place
I’ll set a bank of rue, sour herb of grace;
Rue, even for ruth, shall shortly here be seen,
In the remembrance of a weeping queen.”
Again in Hamlet, he has Ophelia say in Act 4 sc 5:-
“There’s fennel for you and columbine; there’s rue
for you, and here’s some for me; we may call it
herb-grace o’Sundays. O you must wear your rue with
a difference. There’s a daisy: I would give you
some violets, but they withered all when my father
died; they say he made a good death.”
Here Shakespeare gives rue the meaning of regret as well as the name of the herb.
Dikes of Saxony used rue as a symbol of honour and the Order of the Rutenkrone (Crown of Rue) was bestowed on Queen Elizabeth II’s father. In Britain rue has been used since the middle of the 17th century in the Collar of the Order of the Thistle in Britain.
The expressed juice of rue was once used to cure earache, but rue must be treated with caution and it is not advisable to use it without a doctor’s supervision as it can have violent side-effects and induce vomiting. It has been used to bring about abortions and acts on the uterine muscles. It is a useful anti-spasmodic though when you get stomach cramps and it has been used as an emmenogogue to regulate the menstrual blood flow. Pregnant and breast-feeding women should avoid using it.
A tisane can be made from the young tops of the rue plant- 1 ounce of tops to 1 pint of boiling water, left to steep for 15 minutes. This is a good antispasmodic and can be used to calm anyone who is hysterical. Rue has sedative properties. Culpeper recommended it to be applied externally to relieve joint pains, especially those connected with sciatica. The bruised leaves should be applied to the painful area. You can make a hot poultice with the leaves and apply it to the chest to relieve chronic bronchitis too. The plant contains rutin which supports and strengthens the inner walls of blood vessels and helps reduce blood pressure. Fresh leaves can be bruised and applied to the forehead and temples to get rid of headaches and the juice will prevent nightmares and help with nervous conditions. Chewing a leaf has the same effects as chewing kalvanji or Nigella sativa seeds; this will relieve nervous headaches and prevent giddiness.
The whole herb can be used in poultices but the most potent part of the plant is the top, picked before it flowers.
The recipe below has been adapted from a recipe used by the Romans.
Note, umme Ahmad: Ruta is also a highly toxic plant and thus should be taken with care. Pregnant women, children should avoid using it.
side effects of ruta:
Side Effects Of Rue Ruta
Though highly toxic, rue is considered safe when the right amounts are consumed. However, it is associated with side effects such as mood changes, rash, increased sensitivity to sun, stomach irritation, dizziness, sleep problems, spasms, liver and kidney damage. Although added in foods and used as medicine, individuals with the following conditions should avoid rue.
Pregnant, breastfeeding women and children: Rue contains emmenagogue effects, which can be used by women to trigger late menstrual. It also contains abortifacient effects, which can cause miscarriage if used by pregnant women. Even though rue can be used to induce abortion, it can cause death to the woman. Rue should not be used by children in any way or form.
Kidney and liver problems: Individuals suffering from urinary tract problems, kidney or liver problems should not use rue as food or medicine. Rue can irritate these body parts making your problems worse.
Stomach and intestinal problems: If you are suffering from any kind of stomach or intestinal disorder such as inflammatory bowel disease or colitis, or ulcers, do not consume rue ruta.
In a quest to cure my uterine tumors and some skin problems, like beginning skin cancer , I slipped upon a this site which shows step by step how and with what to sure your cancer quickly and naturally.
I definitely do not want to end up like the females of my family and all those patients i took care over the past years. Butcherd up, plundered of any female traits, so sick that I will be wheel chair bound!!!
That would be sure a breakthrough. I wished my cancer stricken mother would at least have a try.
As Bill Gates faces a lawsuit for the illegal testing of tribal children in India, it appears that his crimes against humanity have finally caught up with him.
A recent report published by Health Impact News has reported that the Gates Foundation has found itself facing a pending lawsuit, due to an investigation that is being carried out by the Supreme Courts of India.
Health Impact News stated:
“While fraud and corruption are revealed on almost a daily basis now in the vaccine industry, the U.S. mainstream media continues to largely ignore such stories. Outside the U.S., however, the vaccine empires are beginning to crumble, and English versions of the news in mainstream media outlets are available via the Internet.
One such country is India, where the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and their vaccine empire are under fire, including a pending lawsuit currently being investigated by the India Supreme Court.” 
The Health Impact News article centered largely on a four-page report that was recently published by Economic Times India.
Eager to know more, I investigated their story and discovered that the World Health Organization, the Gates Foundation and two organizations funded by them, PATH (Program for Appropriate Technology in Health) and GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization), have found themselves under fire, after a writ of petition originally submitted to the Supreme Court of India, by Kalpana Mehta, Nalini Bhanot and Dr. Rukmini Rao in 2012, was finally heard by the courts.
The petitioners submitting the petition stated:
“BMGF, PATH and WHO were criminally negligent trialling the vaccines on a vulnerable, uneducated and under-informed population school administrators, students and their parents who were not provided informed consent or advised of potential adverse effects or required to be monitored post-vaccination.” 
Young Tribal Girls Tested With HPV Vaccines
The Economic Times India published their report August 2014. They stated that in 2009, tests had been carried out on 16,000 tribal school children in Andhra Pradesh, India, using the human papiloma virus (HPV) vaccine, Gardasil.
According to the report written by KP Narayana Kumar, within a month of receiving the vaccine, many of the children fell ill and by 2010, five of them had died. A further two children were reported to have died in Vadodara, Gujarat, where an estimated 14,000 tribal children were vaccinated with another brand of the HPV vaccine, Cervarix, manufactured by GlaxoSmitheKline (GSK).
Shockingly, the report stated that many of the consent forms used to vaccinate the girls were signed “illegally,” either by the wardens from the hostels where many of the girls resided, or using thumbprints from illiterate parents.
This travesty was not discovered until a team of health activists from the non-government organization SAMA, an organization specializing in women’s health, decided to investigate what had been going on.
According to the report, they were shocked to discover that a total of 120 girls had been taken ill, suffering from a variety of symptoms, including “epileptic seizures, severe stomach aches, headaches and mood swings.”
The Economic Times stated:
“The Sama report also said there had been cases of early onset of menstruation following the vaccination, heavy bleeding and severe menstrual cramps among many students. The standing committee pulled up the relevant state governments for the shoddy investigation into these deaths.
It said it was disturbed to find that ‘all the seven deaths were summarily dismissed as unrelated to vaccinations without in-depth investigations …’ the speculative causes were suicides, accidental drowning in well (why not suicide?), malaria, viral infections, subarachnoid hemorrhage (without autopsy) etc.”
This information is even more shocking when you discover that the organization funding the study was none other than the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, who declared the project a total success.
“According to the BMGF, the WHO, the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, and the Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India have all recommended vaccination ‘as a proven and highly effective preventive measure for cervical cancer.’ The project used vaccines that are licensed in India and that have been administered safely around the world tens of millions of times, preventing countless cases of cervical cancer illness and death, ‘maintains a BMGF spokesperson in an emailed response (see GAVI & PHFI create incentives …’”
“BMGF’s role in funding the controversial studies, however, has led to many healthcare activists in India voicing their apprehensions. ‘BMGF has to take full responsibility because PATH is funded by them. It is also unethical when people championing the cause of vaccines are the same ones who are also investing in vaccine development,’ said V Rukmini Rao, one of the activists who filed a writ petition before the Supreme Court in connection with the HPV vaccine studies.” 
Absolutely, and this is not the first time that these organizations have been caught illegally testing vaccines in developing countries.
Gates Foundation, WHO, PATH, GAVI, UNICEF Behind Chad Vaccine Disaster
In December 2012, in the small village of Gouro, Chad, Africa, situated on the edge of the Sahara Desert, five hundred children were locked into their school, threatened that if they did not agree to being force-vaccinated with a meningitis A vaccine, they would receive no further education.
These children were vaccinated without their parents’ knowledge. This vaccine was an unlicensed product still going through the third and fourth phases of testing.
Within hours, one hundred and six children began to suffer from headaches, vomiting, severe uncontrollable convulsions and paralysis. The children’s wait for a doctor began. They had to wait one full week for a doctor to arrive while the team of vaccinators proceeded to vaccinate others in the village.
When the doctor finally came, he could do nothing for the children. The team of vaccinators, upon seeing what had happened, fled the village in fear.
The original report written in a small, local newspaper called La Voix, the only newspaper to have published the original story, stated that forty children were finally transferred to a hospital in Faya and later taken by plane to two hospitals in N’Djamena, the capital city of Chad.
After being shuttled around like cattle, many of these sick, weak children were finally dumped back in their village without a diagnosis and each family was given an unconfirmed sum of £1000 by the government. No forms were signed and no documentation was seen. They were informed that their children had not suffered a vaccine injury.
However, if this were true, why would their government award each family £1000 in what has been described as hush money?
The only mainstream news channel to have highlighted the plight of these poor children was a local channel called Tchad, which filmed footage of the then-Prime Minister of Chad visiting the children in hospital.
VacTruth has copies of both reports, along with medical and government documents.
Despite this evidence and VacTruth’s detailed and extensive coverage, including highlighting television footage, once again, the vaccine program was hailed a success. To watch videos reporting the story, see the references at the end of this article.  
The groups involved with this project were PATH, WHO, UNICEF, and the Gates Foundation. During investigations, it was discovered that the whole project was being run by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
(Umme ahmad comment: ” Sadly chad is not the only place where the USA, UNICEF, and other terrorist organisation, covered under the slogan free healthcare for children. Media is run by anti islam sects and full force pro vaccination councils. so any organisation which would record side effects of vaccines does NOT exist here and it will not be reported and doctors her are NOT trained to recognize vaccine damage at all. Its flu or stomach problems , its said!!!Here in Pakistan the same problems are going on all the time but the government is just ignoring it. No type of vaccine related information is available i n Pakistan, only online( and this in only foreign languages) and even many sites who expose the criminal activities of the Pakistani government and WHO, etc., are being blocked . Great? right now the poor flood victims, victim of political wars and the poor in remoter areas are under another spell of forced mass vaccination programs against polio and measles, mumps, rubella all what happens here is exactly against the fundamentals of Islam and the Pakistani constitutions which proclaims that any individual is free to practice its religion!! How , if the West, namely America, and the faasiq government forces me to vaccinate myself and children with haraam and harmful and filthy stuff ?!).)
In a press release, the Gates Foundation stated:
“MenAfriVac is a tremendous success story for the global health community. It is the first vaccine developed specifically for Africa, and it proves that global partnerships can develop and deliver high-quality, low-cost vaccines.
Ten years ago, we invested in the Meningitis Vaccine Project, an innovative model that brought together PATH, the World Health Organization, African health ministers and the Serum Institute of India today, we celebrate the result: a modern vaccine selling for less than US 50 cents per dose with the potential to end Africa’s deadly meningitis epidemics.
We believe that vaccines are one of the best buys in global health. In January, Bill and Melinda Gates called on the global community to make this the Decade of Vaccines. There is no better way to launch this decade than with a new vaccine that will improve and save lives.” 
VacTruth can prove otherwise.
Government Inquiry Holds GAVI Accountable for Multiple Deaths
Despite the fact the Gates Foundation call vaccines “one of the best buys in global health,” a government inquiry in Pakistan has found the complete opposite.
In 2011, the Express Tribune published a story stating that:
“ISLAMABAD: A government inquiry has found that polio vaccines for infants funded by the Global Alliance for Vaccination and Immunisation are causing deaths and disabilities in regional countries including Pakistan.
The startling revelation is part of an inquiry report prepared by the Prime Minister’s Inspection Commission (PMIC) on the working of the Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI). The PMIC, headed by Malik Amjad Noon, has recommended that Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani immediately suspend the administration of all types of vaccines funded by the GAVI.”
According to the Express Tribune, the main vaccinations in question were the polio vaccine and the 5-in-1 pentavelent vaccine, which were said to be responsible for the deaths and disability of a number of children in Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Japan.
The vaccines were funded by the Global Alliance for Vaccination and Immunization (GAVI) an organization financed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Children’s Vaccine Program, the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association, the Rockefeller Foundation, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank.
Writing on the official report, made exclusive to the newspaper, the Express Tribune stated:
“The report states, ‘The procured vaccines are not tested in laboratories to confirm their efficacy and genuineness. This leaves room for use of spurious and counterfeit vaccines.’”  (emphasis added)
If this is true, then once again the Gates Foundation has been linked to mass vaccination initiatives using untested, unsafe vaccinations.
The Gates Foundation and WHO Labeled Unethical by Medical Experts
In 2012, Ramesh Shankar Mumbai, an author writing for the Pharmabiz website, reported that two medical experts from India had accused the Gates Foundation and WHO of being unethical.
In his report, Mumbai stated that Dr. Neetu Vashisht and Dr. Jacob Puliyel of the Department of Pediatrics at St. Stephens Hospital in Delhi, wrote the following information in their report in the April issue of Indian Journal of Medical Ethics.
“It was unethical for WHO and Bill Gates to flog this program when they knew 10 years back that it was never to succeed. Getting poor countries to expend their scarce resources on an impossible dream over the last 10 years was unethical.”
Pharmabiz.com reported that Dr. Vashisht and Dr. Puliyel had continued their report by stating:
“Another major ethical issue raised by the campaign is the failure to thoroughly investigate the increase in the incidence of non-polio acute flaccid paralysis (NPAFP) in areas where many doses of vaccine were used. NPAFP is clinically indistinguishable from polio paralysis but twice as deadly.”
“The authors noted that while India was polio-free in 2011, in the same year, there were 47500 cases of NPAFP. While data from India’s National Polio Surveillance Project showed NPAFP rate increased in proportion to the number of polio vaccine doses received, independent studies showed that children identified with NPAFP ‘were at more than twice the risk of dying than those with wild polio infection.’” 
The corruption and deceit by these organizations does not stop there.
The Gates Foundation Blamed for 10,000 Vaccine-Related Deaths
In 2013, yet another report named the Gates Foundation and GAVI as being responsible for multiple deaths using untested vaccinations on children from the developing world.
The report, published on the website Occupy Corporatism and written by Susanne Posel stated:
“It was found out through an investigation, that GAVI was using an untested vaccine; giving this dangerous vaccine to Pakistani children shows the lack of empathy associated with these organizations.
GAVI was blamed for the deaths of 10,000 children in Pakistan when they came in and administered polio vaccines that resulted in casualties.” 
As we know, GAVI is heavily funded by the Gates Foundation. 
So, what was the name of the organization that investigated GAVI and found them using untested polio vaccinations in Pakistan?
According to the Express Tribune article, which I referred to earlier in this article, it was none other than the Indian government, who, upon discovering the shocking truth, recommended the immediate suspension of the administration of all types of vaccines funded by GAVI. 
In a recent radio show hosted by Sallie O. Elkordy, Susanne Posel gave her frank and honest views on the whole sorry mess that we find ourselves in today.
Warning: This report is not for the faint-hearted. 
It is difficult to believe that, despite the mounting evidence outlining the many crimes against humanity that have been committed by the Gates Foundation, GAVI, UNICEF and PATH, Bill Gates is portrayed as a hero among many.
However, according to the definition of hero in the Oxford Dictionary, the word hero means:
“A person, typically a man, who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.” 
The dictionary I used said nothing about vaccinating innocent, vulnerable children with untested and unsafe vaccinations, causing them to suffer agonizing, untimely deaths.