Before the Magi ever traversed the streets of Bethlehem, bearing chests of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh, following a star and in search of the Christ child, before the historian and botanist, Pliny the Elder penned his Naturalis Historia or Alexander the Great conquered Gaza, a venerable substance- in the form of a humble resin- had stretched its influence over religion, medicine and culture alike for thousands of years already. For over 5000 years, frankincense has played an integral part in every aspect of the human story, but for a time it stepped back into the obscurity of history, its value diminished to a footnote in the biblical event of the birth of Jesus; and there it waited to be rediscovered. Essential oils are a very old, new thing. Whether you try an extract for inflammation or cellular health, or an essential oil diffused for heightened cognition and reduced anxiety, or even the essential oil blended in your face cream to support your skin health and retain your youthful appearance, the important thing is that you incorporate the benefits of frankincense into your daily regimen.
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Dr. Eric & Sabrina Ann Zielinski (affectionately known as Dr. Z & Mama Z) just finished producing a 10-Part Video Masterclass that will give you the confidence that you need to make healing remedies for your body & non-toxic natural recipes for your home with essential oils. This Global Premiere of Essential Oils for Abundant Living runs online for FREE this February 20 – March 1. Distilling down what takes aromatherapists months and even years to learn, the Essential Oils for Abundant Living Masterclass delivers an easy-to-follow roadmap so you can start to use essential oils in your home with confidence. Consider this an all-you-can-sniff buffet of expert aromatherapy tips and DIY hacks to help you and your family enjoy abundant health with essential oils! If used properly, essential oils are one of the safest, most powerful natural remedies and we have a long history of use to guide us on our journey. And the best part? They have virtually no side effects, if you use them the right way! Discover how to give your medicine cabinet a makeover and start to use essential oils for abundant living today!
Whether you are looking for a safe salve for diaper rashes, or something to rub into working hands that could use a little TLC from all those winter-weather cracks, or an active playful child who has knees and elbows, this salve is for you. It's good for use on insect bites, scratches, rashes, nicks, cuts, dry skin, you name it - and even works as an earthy lip-balm.
Celery does much more than add crunch to salads and stir-fries – it is a medicinal powerhouse! Its stalks/ribs, leaves, roots, and most importantly, the essential oil derived from the seeds are useful for many health concerns. Parts of the celery plant have been used to reduce blood pressure, to alleviate muscle spasms, to remove excessive fluid from the body, to prevent or relieve intestinal gas, to expel intestinal worms, to ease constipation, to support male sexual activity, to help people relax and sleep, to stimulate the nervous system, and to be a tonic that gives strength and vigor. It is used for blood purification and as a cure for gallstones and kidney stones. It alleviates arthritic pain, treats rheumatic conditions, and can be used to treat gout. Celery extracts have been studied for the development of nutraceuticals – specifically their antioxidant properties, and their ability to regulate blood sugar and to prevent the aggregation of platelets in the blood.
You catch a whiff of pumpkin pie, school glue, newspaper, or fresh-cut grass and suddenly you’re immersed in a flurry of vivid memories, often from your childhood. What is it about smells that can trigger memories so strong and real it feels like you’ve been transported back in time?
What should you stock to protect yourself? Recently we reported that, while many across the country were concerned about measles, which occurs in a largely vaccinated population and has caused no deaths, a larger threat wasn’t receiving proper attention: drug-resistant tuberculosis—and antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” in general. These infect at least two million Americans each year and kill 23,000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As we’ve reported previously, superbugs are created through antibiotic overuse—both by doctors who rely too heavily on antibiotics and by industrial farming operations. Consider these statistics: a Medscape poll found that 95% of healthcare professionals said they prescribe antibiotics when they aren’t even sure they’re needed. A whopping 70% of all antibiotics used in the US are used on livestock. Fortunately, there are alternatives to using pharmaceutical antibiotics, and essential oils head the list.
Thyme is an incredibly potent yet simple herb affecting multiple systems in the body and capable of treating dozens of diseases. It contains one of the strongest antioxidants known and is proven to kill 98% of breast cancer cells. Oil of thyme is derived from thyme, also known as Thymus vulgaris. The perennial herb, a member of the mint family, is used in aromatherapy, cooking, potpourri, mouthwashes, and elixirs, as well as added to ointments. Thyme also has a number of medicinal properties, which is due to the herb’s essential oils. The benefits of thyme essential oil have been recognized for thousands of years.
Ebola is only one of many viruses that have been found among animals and transmissible to humans. While Ebola isn’t the first outbreak to catch public attention over the past few decades, it also likely won’t be the last. The question lies – what is our long-term strategy to prevent future outbreaks? And how do we protect ourselves from getting a viral infection? Increasing research has determined that plants provide some of the most promising opportunities to prevent the outbreak of these viruses, because not only are they easily cultivated and distributed, but they provide a source of resistance to viral outbreaks. Case in point is Thymus vulgaris – Thyme. Thyme has been found to contain multiple antiviral constituents, including thymol, camphor, borneol, carvacrol, terpinenes, pinenes, cymene, terpinenols, citral and cineoles. These and others have been found to be specifically antiviral, but more importantly, in combination, the plant and its essential oils provide significant antiviral protection. And the mechanism of this antiviral protection appears to be related to the same properties found among other studies – of interfering with the glycoprotein molecule lined envelope that surrounds many of the most virulent viruses.
According to Malaysian researchers and researchers from the US Department of Agriculture, cinnamon is one of the most important spices used daily by people all over the world. Cinnamon primarily contains vital oils and other derivatives, such as cinnamaldehyde, cinnamic acid, cinnamate, and numerous other components such as polyphenols. In addition to being an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, antimicrobial, anticancer, lipid-lowering, and cardiovascular-disease-lowering compound, cinnamon has also been reported as useful for metabolic syndrome, insulin sensitivity, polycystic ovary syndrome, increasing lean body mass, and gastric emptying. It is useful against neurological disorders, such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases.