When you study and work with plants, including their behavior and personality, there is no way that you can deny there is a God...I can also tell you that there is not a single ailment on this planet, I don’t care what you call it or what name they have given it, that God did not give us the answer for right here on earth. -D. Gary Young, Young Living founder and CEO

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Young Living Orange Essential Oil for depression, anxiety

I'd be remiss not to mention Young Living Orange Essential Oil, for aid with depression and anxiety. Orange oil is mild, natural, safe, and does not leave one groggy like pharmaceuticals do:

Older adults who habitually use sedatives for anxiety or insomnia may have a heightened risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests. The drugs in question are benzodiazepines, a widely prescribed group of sedatives that include lorazepam (Ativan), diazepam (Valium) and alprazolam (Xanax).

Those in our household have felt both calmer and cheerier after taking Young Living Essential Orange Oil. (I was able to give up Valium and Xanax several years ago; Young Living Lavender, Frankincense, Melissa, and Abundance Oils have been effective for the challenge of anxiety as well.) The following is from OrganicFacts.net:

Antidepressant: The very smell of orange essential oil reminds you of happy moments and brings pleasant thoughts to mind. That is why this oil is so frequently used in aromatherapy. It creates a happy, relaxed feeling and works as a mood lifter, perfect for people who suffer from depression or chronic anxiety.

angel and young living orange oil gift
We like to prepare orange oil shots (as depicted above). We put between one to three drops of Young Living Orange Essential Oil in each glass along with rice milk or almond milk, stir them up, and drink them down. When using Young Living Orange Oil for topical or dietary use, dilute (50:50) with a high-quality vegetable oil. Orange Oil is photosensitive: avoid direct exposure to sunlight for 24 hours.

Young Living Orange Oil is sold at a great price, too, and makes wonderful grab bag gifts for Christmas or any time of the year.

Order at this link.
Disclaimer Notice: This information is intended for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for medical care or to prescribe treatment for any specific health condition.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Castor oil for hyperthyroid goitre and many other diseases

Related: Young Living Essential Oils for Graves hyperthyroid
I am...using Young Living Wintergreen Essential Oil (which is listed under "First Recommendations for Hyperthyroid Graves Disease") in the Essential Oils Desk Reference, rubbing 2-3 drops on my neck over my thyroid/goiter 2-3 times a day...and, since I've been doing so, my TSH has gone from .01 to 3.41, which is remarkable.

I'm putting this post together quickly, as I do not have the time to do so otherwise, but wanted to leave links on castor oil packs as a potential way to dispel goitre and many other diseases. (I've had a goitreGrave's Diseasesince 1992, and am hopeful this might be a good route to take. I'll get back later as to my rate of success.) Castor oil should be purchased from a health food store, making sure it is cold pressed.

From Amazon's "just a housewife":
His nodules were completely shrunk by applying a compress of castor oil to throat with warmth once daily for 45 minutes...
From Annie Appleseed Project:
Dr. McGarey says: "We still have no explanation why ..... a pack using this oil will help restore normalcy to a hyperactive child, or speed up the healing of hepatitis, or help to get rid of gallstones, or even help heal abrasions and infections. Perhaps [the explanation] is to be found in the nature of the human body and the secret capabilities of the substances God gave us here on the earth for our use and benefit..."
From Dr. Foster:
Instructions for making a castor oil pack.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Young Living Essential Oils for depression

Taken straight from the Essential Oils Desk Reference, here are the oils suggested for depression:

 Single Oils              Blends                    
 Frankincense  Valor
 Lemon  Motivation
 Sandalwood  Passion
 Geranium  Hope
 Lavender  Brain Power
 Angelica  Present Time
 Orange  Envision
 Grapefruit  Sacred Mountain
 Ylang Ylang  Harmony
 Highest Potential

The following reflects our personal opinion; oils affect people differently.

We have tried all of the single oils listed (except Geranium and Angelica), and by far and away YL's Frankincense, Lavender and Orange were the most successful for depression for us. While Ylang Ylang smells interesting (I'm still not sure whether I like it or not), it did little for depression. Lemon and Grapefruit are great oils, but I'm not sure how well they tackle depression on their own. Our kids (in their 20s) all liked Orange (they put 3-5 drops of oil in 4-6 ounces of rice milk or almond milk, and sometimes would add in Lemon too); they all stated they "felt better" when they took it. Frankincense is not only good for depression but incredibly good for hysterics in both children and adults. Like throwing a light switch [truly]. Might be helpful regarding "road rage." Keep a bottle in the car! And Lavender is a tremendous stress reducer. I use it ALL the time at the dentist's office; a bottle of Lavender in one hand, my rosary in the other.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Blessing of herbs and flowers

The Assumption by Stephen B. Whatley
Christians of both East and West have, from very early times, blessed herbs and fruit on the Feast of the Assumption. Thus blessed, these creatures become sacramentals of the Church and portents of divine protection from dangers to soul and body. In some places the herbs were placed on the altar, and even beneath the altar linens, so that from this proximity to the Most Holy Eucharist they might receive a special hallowing, beyond that conferred by the blessing prayers of the Church.

The prayers of the rite suggest that this custom of the Church hearkens back to the ancient customs ordained by God through Moses. According to Christian tradition, when the Apostles accompanied Saint Thomas, who had been absent at the time of the Blessed Virgin's death, to her tomb, upon opening it they discovered that her body was not there. Instead, they found the tomb filled with fragrant herbs and flowers. Blessed herbs recall the lingering fragrance of the virtues of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Church.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Basil Essential Oil and the Holy Cross

From the Essential Oils Desk Reference:
Historical data: Used extensively in traditional Asian Indian medicine ... In the 16th century, the powdered leaves were inhaled to treat migraines and chest infections ... Italian women wore basil to attract possible suitors. It was listed in Hildegard's Medicine, a compilation of early German medicines by highly-regarded Benedictine herbalist Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179).
And from Fr. Mark Kirby:
The aromatic herb, basil (Ocimum basilicum) has long been associated with the Holy Cross.

Etymologically, it is related to basileios, the Greek word for king. According to a pious legend, the Empress Saint Helena found the location of the True Cross by digging for it under a colony of basil. Basil plants were reputed to have sprung up at the foot of the Cross where fell the Precious Blood of Christ and the tears of the Mother of Sorrows. A sprig of basil was said to have been found growing from the wood of the True Cross. On the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross it is customary in the East to rest the Holy Cross on a bed of basil before presenting it to the veneration of the faithful. Also, from the practice in some areas of strewing branches of basil before church communion rails, it came to be known as Holy Communion Plant. Blessed basil leaf can be arranged in a bouquet at the foot of the crucifix; the dried leaves can also be used by the faithful as a sacramental. Continue reading here.