What is LDM?
LDM stands for Lomatium dissectum. This is a plant from the parsley family that grows along the slopes of the Sierra-Nevada Mountains. The root has historically been used by Native Americans to prevent and treat ailments. It has strong antiviral, antifungal, and antibiotic properties so it is commonly used for colds, flus, and fungal infections.
The LDM Story
During the flu pandemic of 1917, Dr. E.T. Krebs Sr. discovered the LDM root while working with the Washoe Indians near Carson City, Nevada. The Washoe Indians were not dying from the flu because they collected the root and developed ways to extract its medicine. Dr. Krebs Sr. then used LDM with his patients in San Francisco with much success. His son, Dr. Krebs Jr. passed on this information to Dr. Max Barlow, and is now sold as a tincture by the company Barlow Herbal.
How Does It Work?
Scientific research shows that the volatile oil factions in the root have a viro-static effect, meaning it stops the growth of all viruses, bacteria, and fungus in the body so the immune system can easily eliminate these toxins without causing harm to the body. Studies show it to be effective against 62 strains and species of bacteria, molds, and fungi. It is currently being used in several cancer clinics.
How to Use LDM
For preventative health, you can take LDM daily during cold and flu season. When you get a cold, flu, or sore throat, you can take it several times a day until you feel better. You can also use LDM topically on bee stings, mosquito bites, warts, yeast infections, infected sores, and athlete’s foot.
LDM-100 is safe and non-toxic, however, some people who take LDM report getting a one-time rash. This is a detox rash and should not cause worry. You can take dandelion root, vitamin c, and pantothenic acid to reduce this rash, as well as drinking fresh wheat grass juice. Here is a video explaining this side effect:
We recommend scheduling a Botanical Medicine Consultation so we can better assist you in taking LDM, as it is important to assess the functioning of your immune system when determining the dosage that is right for you, and to help you through any detox side effects. Call us at 605-254-1437 or email us at [email protected] to schedule your appointment.
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Amy Willis MH, CTN
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Amy Willis M.H., CTN