Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Can essential oils treat, prevent, or cure Ebola?

Related: Distributor disconnects from the Young Living product name
Related: Essential oils supportive of immune system function
Related: The best way to help your body protect itself against Ebola (or any virus or bacteria)

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St. Luke icon by Simone Martini, praying for a cure for Ebola.
St. Luke, physician,
please pray
for us

Every few hours, it seems, we are hearing something additionally disconcerting regarding the fight against Ebola in America.

Seeking out ways to battle this virus, folks want to know if essential oils (oregano, clove, lemon, cinnamon, Thieves®, for instance) or other holistic means (colloidal silver, ginger, lemon, even cayenne pepper, etc.) can come to the rescue, helping to prevent (or lessen the effects of) the curse of Ebola.

"[David] Gergen said that while [Ron] Klain [the new Ebola Czar] doesn't have a health care background, he does have both domestic policy and foreign policy assignments on his portfolio and both will come into play as the administration deals with Ebola." - CNN [emphasis; mine]

Grant that men, cattle, flocks, and beasts of burden find in them (new grain, new herbs, and produce) a remedy against sickness, pestilence, sores, injuries, spells, against the fangs of serpents or poisonous creatures. Fr Kirby
No, there are no "proven" alternative methods, at this time, to strike out Ebola. In fact, warning letters in this regard were sent to Natural Solutions Foundation (Rima Laibow) and two essential oil companies "Young Living" and "doTerra" whose distributors, the FDA says, were making claims that their oils could treat or prevent Ebola. 

What we can do, however, is take very good care of our immune systems, making us stronger for any battle that might come our way.

Please also see, at Natural News, "Top ten things you need to do now to protect yourself from an uncontrolled Ebola outbreak," and we, at Oils from God, will add in one more, and that is prayer.

eucharistic adoration chapel
The Rosary is a disarmingly simple prayer. The power of the Rosary is completely disproportionate to the effort required to pray it well. The secret is to begin saying it and to persevere in saying it whether one feels consolation or not. The Rosary is powerful because, almost imperceptibly, it changes the heart of the one who prays it, liberates from sin, and heals wounds resistant to every other treatment." - Fr Mark Kirby
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, October 17, 2014

Distributor disconnects from the Young Living product name

Today, October 17, 2014, we (as distributors) received another woeful letter from Young Living Essential Oils. They are putting our account on hold for five days (disciplinary action), and might discontinue our membership altogether, as they went on to announce, once again, that we are not in compliance with Young Living Product Claims Policy. In their letter, they state we were posting "links to Ebola 'protection' on different sites." We were linking (and still are) to articles (and posting blurbs) from Mike Adams at Natural News, and these articles (one in particular by Derek Henry) covered strengthening the immune system:
The only proven system to help eradicate the Ebola virus is your body's immune system, and it is of primary importance to start strengthening its response now to give yourself the best chance of successfully fighting off an infection.
Is this not just common sense? Young Living states on their own website, in regard to, for instance, Thieves®, "It is highly effective in supporting the immune system and good health." Yet we, at Oils from God, are being punished for linking to those who encourage the boosting of one's own immune system, in the battle against the curse of Ebola. [We think it's because the "E" word was used in the articles we referenced, and corporate does not do so. Young Living has been warned by the FDA in this regard.]

St. Luke, physician of Antioch,
please pray for us.
So in order to bring you "grandma's and more importantly Christ'swisdom," we are forfeiting our membership with Young Living; we are waving the "white flag," so to speak, giving up on any further attempt at "compliance."

So now that the straps of the yoke have been loosed (Isaiah 58:6), we can tell you this: we received an order from Amazon last week (we frequently purchase our Young Living oilsand just about everything else from Amazonbecause we have a credit card there:)), and our order consisted of two bottles each of Young Living Thieves® and Oregano essential oils; we are diffusing Thieves® as we speak. Make of it what you will (no, no, these oils have NOT been proven to treat, prevent, or cure Ebola), but we're not going down with the "SS Ebola" (should it sail our way) without at least trying to keep our immune systems better afloat (we've also ordered, and have always ordered in the past, from Ancient MineralsMike Adams, Dr. Mercola, and Buzz in a Bottle)........ supporting "good health." We also keep in stock [organic, when available] plentiful amounts of fresh ginger and lemons. (Please see this link.)

And, common sense again, one cannot expect any health supplement to aid them, if they otherwise do not care for the body the Good Lord gave them. How many times have we heard, eat right, stay fit?

Please see this link, "Ebola, essential oils, Mary, and biblical herbs," which illustrates the duration God has been in the True "business of healing." Good health to you all; remain hopeful always to find a cure for your every affliction.

Proverbs 13:12
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a wish fulfilled is a tree of life.

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.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Tonic time: ginger, lemon, cayenne pepper tincture tea

Help, I need a tonic to
refresh my body and mind!

Tonic No.1 — ginger, lemon, and cayenne pepper tincture tea: all immune system boosters!
Fill up with filtered water, heat up and drink down. Great beverage to help ward off anything nasty, boosting your immune system, and refreshing your body and mind.

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.

Essential oils and herbs supportive of immune system function

Blessing of Herbs and Flowers
Hear our supplications, and shower blessings in abundance upon us and upon these bundles of new grain, new herbs, and this assortment of produce which we gratefully present to you on this festival. Grant that men, cattle, flocks, and beasts of burden find in them a remedy against sickness, pestilence, sores, injuries, spells, against the fangs of serpents or poisonous creatures.
-Fr Kirby

IMMUNE STRENGTH: It is calming, promotes healing and diffused may inhibit the spread of infections. Immune Strength contains oils considered anti-plague by the spice merchants living in England in the 16th century who used them to protect themselves from the plague as they looted the bodies of the sick and dying. Source

OREGANO: The EO’s of European oregano (Origanum vulgare L., EUO) and Mexican oregano (Lippia graveolens H.B.K., MXO) are active against bacteria, yeasts, and molds, in which thymol and carvacrol are mainly responsible for these properties [4, 7, 8]. Source

cloves and cinnamon for immune system support
CINNAMON AND CLOVES: Cinnamon’s history goes back before Christ was born. It was actively traded a thousand years before the birth of Christ and a steady trade had been established by Arabs and the people of India even prior to that. Where is it mentioned in the Bible? Many places – cinnamon was such an important commodity that it is mentioned from Exodus to Proverbs to Revelation. Exodus 30:23: The Lord told Moses to collect the choicest of spices – 18 pounds of pure myrrh; half as much of cinnamon and sweet cane, among other spices, including what Bible scholars think of as cloves. In many languages cloves translate as nails, and they do look like nails. They’re the dried, unopened flower buds of an evergreen tree. Their history is ancient, as well. Cloves were known to the Romans as early as the first century AD, and by the end of the Roman Empire they were used in foods and medicinally. Source

(NaturalNews) Even though Ebola is a virus, it only makes sense to start clearing out any harmful bacteria in your digestive system in order for your immune system to function properly. This will allow it to do its job more efficiently, which is a must have when dealing with more deadly infections such as Ebola.

Most of these foods and herbs can be used in many different ways in every day meal preparation, but the most potent way to receive their benefits is through tinctures, capsules, teas, essential oils, and freshly pressed juices. A few of them are antiviral as well (like ginger, garlic, [coconut oil], cranberry, colloidal silver, and Echinacea).

In the event that Ebola is found in your region, or you suspect you may have an infection, you may want to consider the following as part of your natural defense:

Una de Gato (Cat's Claw)
Pau D'Arco
Lemon balm (Melissa)
Licorice root
Olive leaf
Oregano oil

These proven virus fighters will provide another layer of protection to your overall immune support plan.

LEMON: Lemon oil has a high vitamin content, which makes it a wonderful booster for the body’s immune system. It further stimulates white blood cells, thus increasing your ability to fight off diseases. Lemon oil also improves circulation throughout the body. Source

GINGER: "The substance that gives ginger its flavor appears to inhibit the growth of human colorectal cancer cells, according to research at the University of Minnesota's Hormel Institute in Austin, Minn. Working with mice that lack an immune system, research associate professor Ann Bode and her colleagues found slower rates of cancer growth in mice given thrice-weekly feedings of [6]-gingerol--the main active component of ginger." Source

PEPPERMINT:  Peppermint oil can increase a person’s immunity to various diseases and is commonly employed by those people with weak immune systems or who seem to frequently suffer from illness. Peppermint oil is also known to have powerful antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal effects, which is why it is used in so many alternative treatments. It is composed of camphor, menthol, and carvacrol, which are resistant to certain dangerous bacterial strains like E. coli, salmonella, and staph infections. Source

MELISSA: It is very soothing, relieves tension, and is, with rose and neroli, one of the major oils of the heart energy center. It has powerful antiviral constituents, anti-depressant, anti-spasmodic, nervine, insect repellant, tonic for muscles spasm, fatigue, calms circulation (strengthens and slows heart, lowers blood pressure) eases palpitations due to crisis, unusual stimulation, excitation or fear. Beneficial for insomnia, migraine, nervousness, neurasthenia, anxiety, cold sores, herpes, fungal infections, wounds (stops blood flow), asthma, bronchitis, chronic coughs, colds (with headache), rapid breathing, shingles, emotional shock and grief. Source

TURMERICTurmeric is an amazing antioxidant. One of the ways we benefit from taking turmeric regularly is that it acts against harmful carcinogens like cigarette smoke and other environmental toxins. Using turmeric regularly can help our liver to efficiently process metabolic wastes. It also supports healthy intestinal flora, aiding healthy digestion and a healthy immune system. It is used by some herbalists in cases of yeast infections or candida overgrowth. There are [also] countless studies showing that turmeric can prevent cancer as well as stop cancer from metastasizing. Source 

field of lavender for immune support
LAVENDER: May assist with tonsillitis, eczema, fainting, cuts, headaches, hysteria, irritability, moodiness, insect bites and stings. Also lice, ringworm, sunburn, muscular aches and pains, abdominal cramps, colic, dyspepsia, flu, fears, change, insecurity, inner child, restlessness, depression, PMS, shock, vertigo, sciatica, nerves and stress (by balancing extremes of emotions, it may contribute to emotional equilibrium). May increase cell growth (apply to wound or before having an operation to area going to be operated on, may assist the skin to heal and rejuvenate). When in doubt use this oil. [emphasis; mine] Source

MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA: Melaleuca alternifolia is highly regarded for its wide range of uses. It supports the immune system and is beneficial for the skin. Commonly known as tea tree oil.

LEMONGRASS: An agent which tones up and boosts health is a tonic. Lemongrass Oil is a tonic in a very clear sense. It tones all the systems functioning in the body, such as respiratory system, digestive system, nervous system and excretory system and facilitates absorption of nutrients into the body, thus providing strength and boosting the immune system. Source

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.

Ebola, essential oils, Mary, and biblical herbs

(NaturalNews) • Instead of supporting immune-boosting natural solutions, the government has gone out of its way to threaten makers of natural products like colloidal silver and essential oils, silencing them from speaking about Ebola prevention strategies that might substantially help halt the spread.

Ezekiel 47:12
Along each bank of the river every kind of fruit tree will grow; their leaves will not wither, nor will their fruit fail. Every month they will bear fresh fruit because the waters of the river flow out from the sanctuary. Their fruit is used for food, and their leaves for healing.
     Genesis 1:30
and to all the wild animals, all the birds of the air, and all the living creatures that crawl on the earth, I give all the green plants for food. And so it happened.

The saints, drawing on a verse from the Song of Songs, compare the Name of Mary to a healing oil. “Thy Name is as oil poured out” (Ct 1:2). Oil heals the sick, gives off a sweet fragrance, and nourishes fire. In the same way the Name of Mary is like a balm on the wounds of the soul; there is no disease of the soul, however malignant, that does not yield to the power of the Name of Mary. The sound of Mary’s Name causes joy to spring up; the repetition of Mary’s Name warms the heart. If you would touch the Heart of the Father, pronounce the Name of Jesus; if you would touch the Heart of Jesus, pronounce the Name of Mary. - Fr Kirby

On September 30, of this year, we received a letter from Young Living which spelled out that our site, "Oils from God," was not in compliance with the Young Living Product Claims Policy. The letter in its entirety is at this link.  
"She will subsist on nothing other than wild herbs, following the diet attributed to Saint John the Baptist." - on Mother Mectilde
During the past several days, while earnestly editing our posts, we decided to change the site's working title to "Essential oils | a Catholic perspective," still maintaining the URL oilsfromgod. The reason for the change was to gain a more descriptive title regarding the content of this site in search results.

And who better to bring into the equation of healing and herbs and oils, than Christ Jesus himself, anyway? So since we are Catholics, by choice, our posts will reflect, for the most part, the Catholic faith.

Sometimes I curse the Internet because of all the time I waste spend on its pages, but last night I came upon the most delightful post "Plants of the Bible: Symbols, Parables and Healing," by Vincenzina Krymow, who "loves plants and the Virgin Mary," and am including some highlights for your perusal:

Fennel Seed
Most of the plants named in the Bible are native to Egypt and Palestine. Some, mainly those producing incense and spices, were imported from Arabia, Ceylon and India via established trade routes. The Old and New Testaments mention more than 125 different plants and hundreds more are found in the Hebrew Mishnah, Talmuds and Midrashim.

Scribes of ancient Egypt recorded prescriptions on baked clay tablets, tombs of kings and pharaohs and a large number of medical papyri. The Ebers papyrus, from about 1500 b.c., is the most comprehensive of the papyri, containing almost 900 prescriptions for laxatives, elimination of intestinal worms, stomach ailments and eye, heart and other conditions.

The Assyrian Herbal, first published in 1924, incorporates information gleaned from 660 clay tablets containing medical texts thought to be of Babylonian origin from the period 2000-3000 b.c. The Herbal includes 250 medicinal substances, including almond oil, calendula, chamomile, fennel, myrrh, licorice, lupine, mandrake, opium poppy, pomegranate, saffron and turmeric.

The Talmud, written during this time, identifies some 70 herbs and other plants as having medicinal properties, many for cures, others for prevention. The list includes olives, dates, pomegranates, garlic, hyssop, cumin and other plants used mainly for food. There were remedies for intestinal ailments, blood pressure, skin and liver ailments, hemorrhage, eye problems and scurvy.

Other writings tell us about the knowledge and use of plant remedies. In the Book of Jubilees, written in the first century b.c., we are told that the angels revealed many remedies to Noah, who recorded them in a book.

Balm, figs and oil are the only plant products mentioned in the Bible with reference to healing. In Jeremiah the prophet cries: "Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there?" (8:22). Isaiah prescribes "a lump of figs" for King Hezekiah's boil (38:21) and speaks of "bruises and sores and bleeding wounds" that "have not been drained, or bound up, or softened with oil" (Is 1:6).

Good health to you all; remain hopeful always to find a cure for your every affliction.

Proverbs 13:12
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a wish fulfilled is a tree of life.
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.

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