Sacred Healing 7 Herb Center 
Herbs are Nature's Medicine, make Nature's Medicine Your Own!!!

Your Subtitle text

Sept. 2013 Herb Articles


September 26th . . . 

HERBS ARE NATURES MEDICINE

HEALING TONICS

The same way we take food to strengthen bones, build our blood, feed our nervous system, etc., herbs are used in the same way to feed, rejuvenate and regenerate our organs, as they provide our body with nutrients and other components that enhance organ functions and whole body health and balance.

Herbal Tonics are formulas made in specific combinations to act directly on that organ system, taken in small amounts over a longer period of time, have a general effect on the whole body, and facilitates a healthy balance of that system's vital energy. Below are some main categories of herbs, from which you can select a few herbs to use as a basis for a tonic formula.

To rejuvenate the liver (and subsequently every organ in the body), drink a tonic made from a few of these herbs regularly: peony, bupleurum, gentian, dandelion, yellow dock, oregon grape root, blessed thistle, licorice and/or skullcap.

To help rejuvenate sexual functionality, use damiana, ginseng, dong quai, burdock and/or licorice.

To relax and energize the nerves, combine skullcap, lobelia, valerian, lady's slipper and/or fu ling.

For the stomach, use dandelion, agrimony, gentian, barberry, don sen and/or elecampane.

To clear the lungs and mucus congestion pick from Yerba Santa, Elecampane, Irish Moss, Horehound, Marshmallow, Licorice, Echinacea. Coltsfoot, Hyssop, Wild Cherry Bark, Mullein and/or Slippery Elm.

To harmonize the heart, use hawthorn berries, ginseng, motherwort and/or rehmania.

To cleanse and detoxify the urinary system, combine gravel root, parsley, chickweed, horsetail, hydrangea, marshmallow root and/or rehmania, fu ling and drink “cool” 2-3x weekly.

                                                                        . . . MAKE NATURE'S MEDICINE YOUR OWN



September 19th
. . . HERBS ARE NATURE'S MEDICINE

LIVING IN RHYTHM WITH THE UNIVERSE

Each one of us can have optimum health IF WE SIMPLY LIVE WITHIN THE RHYTHM OF THE UNIVERSE. KISS (keep it seriously simple).

The basic universal elements (water, wood, fire, earth and metal)* were provided by the Creator as blueprints for understanding the Universe and it's relation to our bodies (water=kidneys/fear, wood=liver/anger, fire=heart/joy, earth=stomach/sympathy and metal=colon/worry), and provided remedies for any and everything that might ail man. The rhythms of the Moon, Sun, Stars as well as the three 8-hour cycles of our day are all cosmically, astrologically and cyclically tied into our very breath, pulsing of our very heart beat, and the life cycles that each of us experience: birth, maturity, aging and death.

In the Earth's three 8-hour cycles, it is 1) eliminating (as we should be by the types of foods and beverages we break-fast with during the hours of 4am and 12noon); 2) nourishing (as defined by the intake of healthy nutritive foods during the hours of 12noon and 8pm) and 3) rejuvenating/resting (as we should be finished all eating and strenuous activities during the hours of 8pm and 4am).

The Zodiac signs holds profound personal insight to maintaining optimum health and well-being, if we simply follow it. The three Air Signs: Gemini (influences our respiratory system), Libra (influences our excretory system) and Aquarius (influences our Meridian System); the three Fire Signs: Aires (influences our brain and central nervous system), Leo (influences our circulatory system/heart) and Sagittarius (influences our muscular system); the three Water Signs: Cancer (influences our lymphatic system), Scorpio (influences our reproductive system) and Pices (influences our integumentary** system); and the three Earth Signs: Taurus (influences our endocrine system), Virgo (influences our digestive system) and Capricorn (influences our skeletal system).

And there are herbs, minerals, crystals in the earth to facilitate the healing for all categories of our organs and systems, physical, mental and emotional, as outlined above. I have created charts and course curriculums to help us live simply well. Clearly there is a wealth of information to bring you personal healing and bliss, if we just KISS and live within the rhythm of the universe.


* Various cultures group the elements differently. The Afrikan/Universal Elements: Air, Fire, Water and Earth. Chinese 5 Elements: Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal. Ayurvedic: Ether, Air, Fire, Water and Earth; grouped into the 3 Doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Regardless of how they are grouped and defined in various healing systems, OUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE POWERFUL WISDOM OF THE ELEMENTS DO NOT CHANGE THE HEALING REMEDIES THEY HOLD FOR US IF WE JUST LIVE BY THEM AND USE THEM TO HEAL OURSELVES.

** The integumentary system is the organ system that protects the body from various kinds of damage, such as loss of water or abrasion from outside. The system comprises the skin and its appendages (including hair, scales, feathers, hooves, and nails). The integumentary system has a variety of functions; it may serve to waterproof, cushion, and protect the deeper tissues, excrete wastes, and regulate temperature, and is the attachment site for sensory receptors to detect pain, sensation, pressure, and temperature. In most terrestrial vertebrates with significant exposure to sunlight, the integumentary system also provides for vitamin D synthesis.



September 12th . . . HERBS ARE NATURE'S MEDICINE

HEALING OUR EMOTIONS with HERBS and CHAKRA BALANCING

Balancing Herbal Teas for the Chakras Chakra balancing can do much to help you bring harmony, peace and strength to your emotional and spiritual centers. Activation and balance of energy flow in the Chakras allows the body's systems to function optimally with the higher self. The seven chakras function as pathways for energy that flows through subtle channels in the spine and govern the endocrine system. Each Chakra acts a transformer within the body to bring a higher frequency of vibration for purification into the system and healing of negative energies.

Crown Center: calming tonic for all ailments of the mind, emotional disturbances and nervous disorders: mix 1tsp fu ling, ½tsp gotu kola and ¼tsp valerian to any of the mints/chamomile (2tsp) for taste.

Brow Center: combine ½tsp elecampane to 1tsp ginseng and skullcap, serves as food for the nerves; add 2tsp licorice root as a harmonizer - formula is supportive and strengthening to the entire endocrine system.

Throat Center: blend 1tsp bayberry root, ¼tsp cloves, 2tsp licorice, 1tsp sarsaparilla to harmonize the gland that influences every organ, tissue and cell.

Heart Center: to calm the heart center and enhance circulation, add 1tsp hawthorn berries and lotus seeds, ¼tsp black cohosh, 1/8tsp cayenne, ½tsp schizandra berries.

Solar Plexus Center: combine 1tsp each of atractylodes root, dandelion root, prickly ash bark, 1/8tsp golden seal to strengthen personal power, digestion and circulation.

Sacral Center, to enhance creativity/sexuality, combine 2tsp red raspberry, 1tsp each marshmallow, uva ursi and burdock root, ½tsp gravel root, and ¼tsp slippery elm bark.

Base/Spine Center: to rejuvenate the center of the whole body's energy source, drink haritaki water regularly (see website); combine 1tsp ashwagandha, parsley root, lotus root, and fo ti.



September 5th . . . HERBS ARE NATURE'S MEDICINE

HEALING OUR EMOTIONS with HERBS and CHAKRA BALANCING

To summarize for those who might have missed the previous dozen or more articles, Chakra balancing can do much to help you bring harmony, peace and strength to your emotional and spiritual centers. Our human form is divided/linked into multiple aspects of itself, each with a range of its own frequencies or vibrations. Chakras are energy vortexes in our emotional. mental and spiritual bodies. They lie along a linear pathway (along the spine) from the Crown Chakra to the Root Chakra. Though there are actually 22 chakras (see website), there are 7 primary basic lower body Chakras (six emotional and one spiritual). Activation and balance of energy flow in Chakras allow the body system to be at optimal with the higher self.

The seven core chakras function as pathways for energy that flows through subtle channels in the spine and govern the endocrine system through the etheric body. Each Chakra acts a transformer within the body whose purpose is to bring into the system a higher frequency of vibration for purification and healing of negative energies. There are seven endocrine glands, each with a vibration and color, and one is assigned to each of the seven primary Chakras.

7 PRIMARY CHAKRAS, AND THEIR ENDOCRINE SYSTEMS (GLANDS), CRYSTALS & HERBS

Crown Center, pineal gland, violet/golden white (clear quartz), Enlightenment – Herbs: calamus, nutmeg, gotu kola, valerian

Brow Center, pituitary gland, indigo (amethyst), spiritual awareness, psychic power – Herbs: basil, elecampane, sandalwood, skullcap

Throat Center, thyroid gland, blue (turquoise), communication, Divine Guidance – Herbs: bayberry, cloves, licorice, ajwan

Heart Center, thymus gland, green/pink (rose quartz/unikite), love, Universal Consciousness – Herbs: lotus seeds, cardamom, rose, saffron

Solar Plexus Center , pancreas, golden yellow/orange (citrine), intellect, personal power – Herbs: golden seal, cayenne, black pepper, cumin

Sacral Center, the gonads, deep red (red jasper/carnelian/coral), creativity/sexuality – Herbs: marshmallow, uva ursi, coriander

Base/Spine Center, adrenal glands, black (black tourmaline/obsidian), Stability – Herbs: ashwagandha, haritaki, lotus root

Website Builder