Cayce Health Database
THE CHARRED OAK KEG
Use of the charred oak keg containing apple brandy
was recommended in about 50 readings for respiratory problems, particularly
tuberculosis. Charred oak kegs are used commercially in
storage of aging liquors since the charcoal absorbs impurities from
the liquor. This is probably why Cayce stressed keeping the
brandy in this type of keg. Even so, the keg must be periodically
rinsed with warm (only!) water to remove acids that have accumulated.
In this way "there is less of that influence or force which arises
from the acids that come from such infusions [of the brandy].
To prepare the keg for use:
- Soak keg in water to swell; tighten metal bands as much as possible
- Place one or two bottles of the apple brandy in the keg and allow
to sit overnight. The keg should be about 1/2 full.
- Keep the keg warm (about 85 degree F.) by placing near a heating
vent or on a heating pad.
To use the keg:
- Using a tube, 1/2" in diameter, inhale the vapor in the upper part
of the keg through the nostrils or mouth for three or four breaths.
- Repeat the sessions about 3 or 4 times each day.
- Keep the tube above the liquid so as to inhale the apple brandy
fumes, not the brandy itself.
"First we would give that the body
begin inhaling the fumes from pure apple brandy in a charred oak keg.
Put half a gallon of pure apple brandy (such as Hildick's) in at least
a gallon or a gallon and a half of charred keg. Prepare the keg
so that two vents may go into one head of the keg after it has been corked.
To one vent attach a little hose or a connection so that the fumes from
the vacuum may be inhaled deeply into the lungs. The other vent
is to allow air to enter, so that there is not the attempt to inhale against
a vacuum. At least two or three times a day inhale these fumes into
the lungs, blowing out through the nostrils when it is practical.
Keep the keg in a warm place so that evaporation may occur easily.
Do this and it will change those activities
in the lungs that once in a while do break through. Use these fumes
"The activity on this is not only for the destruction
of live tubercle tissue, but it acts as an antiseptic for all irritated
areas; also giving activity to cellular force of the corpuscle itself.
It acts as a stimuli to the circulation, then, recharging each cell as
it passes through areas so affected by the radiation of the gases from
this fluid itself." (3176-1)
"For the properties inhaled will work with the activity
of the respiratory system, as well as the properties contained therein
will act upon the influences of the liver and kidneys in their ability
to be purified - in the assimilating of these forces that arise from the
infusion of these influences indicated." (1557-1)
"This will act not only as an antiseptic, but will so
change the lung tissue as to bring about healing of the tissues, and will
also increase the abilities of assimilation, and we will have improvements."
"These [inhalations] will irritate at first, but use
through the nostril for the stopping of cough, as well as inhaling into
the lungs." (3594-1)
"Do not attempt to inhale too much in the beginning,
or it will be inclined to produce too much intoxication for the body."
"Keep the keg. This is as life itself. "
Note: The above information is not intended for self-diagnosis
or self-treatment. Please consult a qualified health care professional
for assistance in applying the information contained in the Cayce Health