This is a Florida native and it grows literally everywhere. Check out the pics… recognize it? Its also called Spanish Needles and its used worldwide for its medicine! Pretty incredible huh? To South Florida, its just a weed!
Bidens is a large species with B. pilosa and B. alba bing the two main species used medicinally and luckily they both grow beautifully around here! Bidens is a treasure chest of medicine; antibacterial, antidysenteric, anti-inflammatory, antimalarial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, diuretic, liver protective, hypoglycemic, mucous membrane tonic, neuroprotectant, and a few others! So what does all that mean? This Bidens tincture was prepared fresh to preserve its ability to treat any systemic infections, systemic staph infection, malaria, and any other resistant organisms. Pretty amazing huh!
So, I once got an antibiotic resistant strain of staph and the fever landed me in the hospital. I was pumped full of antibiotics, despite the fact they wouldn’t work on my strain of staph for 3 miserable days before I checked myself out (I don’t recommend). I came home and drank Reishi Tea and ate fresh Bidens leaves and within 2 days I was feeling better.
The tincture is the 2nd best thing to the fresh leaves, and is good to have on hand for when Bidens isn’t growing everywhere. This tincture is made with fresh herb, when it dries it looses half of its medicinal value.
With a systemic infection only: Dilute 2-3 droppersful in a small amount of water. Consume 3-6 times per day depending on severity.
Homegrown Bidens pilosa, Bidens alba, Organic cane grain alcohol.