As lovely as that is, we are now under an arctic blast up in Northeast Ohio, after having been pretty much spared our normally harsh winter with plenty of snow and shoveling.
What else is upon us, are the nasty colds, bronchitis and flu’s that don’t want to leave and in some cases, seem to have set up their own personal camp.
But you have what you need, if you have ArcAncient’s Breathing Easy © and Sinus relief © and so does anyone lucky enough to be in your circle!
Most of you know, that when I died, laying in that hospital bed unmoving save for being moved, I was a prime candidate for pneumonia and got a terrible case during that hospital stay.
It was God awful let me tell you, having to use the breathing apparatus, making my hurting lungs try to expand, it feels as though they are in a lead vise.
My stomach being completely cut open, seriously…open the entire length of my stomach, stem to sternum, and being forced to cough, to move that leaden blanket around my chest, which also made my stomach heave, so I had to try to hold both at the same time without spilling my guts out…through the bandaging.
So, when I say that I know what it is like to be very sick, perhaps you might understand a bit more, why it is that I do what I do.
Why it is important that everything is of the most exquisite ingredients (pure organic essential oils and jojoba as carrier, that is also organic) possible ingredients, because I use them myself and have now for over 20 years.
So have many other people, yourselves included, and can you imagine being without this crucial helper when you feel something coming on, let alone when you actually come down with something?
I cannot. I don’t want to think what it would be like, not to be able to reach for my Breathing Easy, simply remove the cap, roll it around my throat and chest, on a tissue to continue to inhale deeply, and yes, I am many others I have learned, roll it right inside of my nose.
I have since, used Breathing Easy (c) successfully to safely and naturally heal through bouts of pneumonia, bronchitis and other more minor ailments, such as any of the common colds that have trafficked through the area and so have many, many others by now. There are so many success stories, stories of people with COPD, using this roll on from ArcAncient; like Pat, who planned on retiring within the month because of COPD, and who ended up working another year and a half, and who could only sleep, because of Breathing Easy. There are so many stories...
In fact, another true story I tell, is of a friend of mine, Linda Green’s experience, sharing a Breathing Easy with one of the Shaman’s in Machu Pichu. She explains that he wanted to see the Breathing Easy and he shoved the whole bottle up his nose and snorted it so she said he could just ‘keep it for himself now’…lol. ~ Yes, even a genuine shaman wanted the Breathing Easy that bad.
With over 11 different pure essential oils, this blend is a must have, and if you feel that way, share your own story, your own comfort in knowing that you have that to rely on to help you through a rough patch.
Not only will this help you through a sickness, should you come down with something, it will help boost the immune system, and rolled on the throat and chest, will help keep you from getting sick too.
The leader in this blend, is of course, RAVENSARA.
(He also has a list that I have included below)
RAVENSARA (Ravensara Anisata/Aromatica)
DESCRIPTION: A tree growing up to 40ft. high with leathery leaves.
EXTRACTION: Essential oil by steam distillation of the leaves, and sometimes fruit and bark.
AROMATHERAPY HOME USE
SKIN CARE: Acne, cellulite, dermatitis, shingles.
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM: Allergies, asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, colds, coughs, emphysema, flu's (esp. Myxovirus influenza), halitosis, sinus.
IMMUNE SYSTEM: Helps to boost and protect the immune system. Counters virus infections and rids the body of toxins. Colds, flu's, fevers.
NERVOUS SYSTEM: Anti-depressant. Mental fatigue, clears the mind and strengthens the nerves, headaches.
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM: Flatulence, cramps, nausea.
CIRCULA TION, MUSCLES & JOINTS: Arthritis, deep tissue pain, poor circulation, rheumatism.
EMOTIONAL OR SPIRITUAL: Cleanser for the psyche.
PROPERTIES: Analgesic, Antirheumatic, antiseptic, antiviral, bactericidal, deodorant, digestive, expectorant, febrifuge, fungicidal,parasiticide, rubefacient, stimulant, vermifuge.
PRINCIPAL CHEMICAL CONSTITUENTS: Limonene, Sabinene, Isoledene, Estragole, B-Caryophyllene, B-Myrcene, a-Terpinene, a-Pinene, Cineol, & Linalool.
ADDITIONAL: This oils presents an excellent defense against flu's and viral infections. This provides excellent pain relief for premenstrual cramps.
We make a nice tea using gathered herbs, but you can also use the ones shown, or visit: TheHerbalSage, where my friend, Maureen is whipping up freshly gathered teas all the time.
To this, we add a couple drops of ArcAncient’s pure, organic lemon essential oil and some local honey. (The stuff in supermarkets is often not even honey).
Though there is plenty to substantiate the miracles of honey, here is some additional info: BULGARIA: Noting that honey is effective against colds, flu, and other respiratory infections, as well as immunodepression, Buhner recalls a Bulgarian study of 17, 862 patients showing that honey helped allergic and chronic rhinitis, asthmatic bronchitis, bronchitis, and sinusitis (Buhner, 1999)
LATIN AMERICAN: Among Latinos, Amazonians use Motelo sanango stems and roots decocted with wild bee honey for female sterility. Maidenhair infusion is mixed with honey as expectorant, for rheumatism, and colds, heartburn, and sour stomach. Andeans use agave leaf tea with honey as a collyrium for conjunctivitis. Bolivians use century plant with honey for bruises, gonorrhea, internal tumors, nephritis, rheumatism, and tuberculosis. Bolivians gargle pineapple decoction with honey for angina, sore throat, and tonsilitis. Choco Indians mix papaya latex with honey as a vermifuge. Haitians use the Haiti Catalpa leaf tea with honey to relieve angina. Panama natives put copaiba mixed with honey in newborne mouths to impart knowledge and ward off hexes; also used for VD. Amazons mix bitter cane (Costus) stem juice with honey for cough, colds, and whooping cough.
Bolivians use calabash decoction with honey to bring on the menstrual period. Peruvians take calabash jelly (hot fruit juice with honey and lemon) for bronchosis and cough. Chileans steep Winter’s Bark leaf in boiling water with honey as a stomachic tonic. Peruvians macerate ripe genipaps in rum with honey, for rheumatism. Haitians mix sweet potato root, honey and sulfur for cough. Peruvians use lantana leaf decoction with honey, garlic, and onion for bronchosis and cold (DAV). Hondurans cook Peruvian basil root with anise and honey cardiac pain and cough. A shot of chuchuhuasi with aguardiente and honey was given many ecotourists on departure from the Iquitos airport in 1991. All survived withdrawal from the Amazonian rain forest. And many came back, habituated. Latinos gargle leaf decoction with lemon and honey for sore throat. Peruvians apply matico leaves in honey to leishmanial sores. There is the strange mix of stinging hairs (Mucuna) in honey ingested to dislodge worms. Amazonians take honey with andiroba, black pepper, copaiba, and sugar, for bronchitis, coughs, laryngitis and pharyngitis. Bolivians use paud’arco leaf tea with honey as a tonic. Peruvians take Tecoma floral tea with honey as diuretic, pectoral, and sudorific (Source: Duke, JA; Vasquez Martinez, R. 1994. Amazonian Ethnobotanical Dictionary (Peru). CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, FL. 215 pp., and Duke, JA, Bogenschutz-Godwin, MJ, and Ottesen, A. 2008. Duke’s Handbook of Medicinal Plants of Latin America. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 901pp).
NORTH AMERICAN: Dan Moerman was kind enough to print out from his database the entries that involved honey among, e.g., the Cahuila, Cherokee, Diegueno, Navajo (floral honey), and Rappahannock Native Americans. Most often it seems to be added to medicinal herbs as a tonic or for asthma, coughs, colds pertussis, and sorethroat. Moerman’s printout includes no mention of topical use for burns, infections, or sores. (Moerman, Daniel E. 1998. Native American Ethnobotany. Timber Press, Portland, OR. 927 pp.) ~ Excerpts from Dr. James Duke, Green Pharmacy
LEMON- citrus limon
DESCRIPTION: A small evergreen tree up to 6 meters high with serrated oval leaves, stiff thorns and very fragrant
flowers. The fruit turns from green to yellow on ripening.
EXTRACTION: Essential oil by cold expression from the outer part of the fresh peel.
AROMA THERAPY HOME USE
SKIN CARE: Acne, greasy skin, insect bites, and varicose veins.
CIRCULATION, MUSCLES AND JOINTS: Arthritis, cellulitis, obesity, poor circulation, rheumatism.
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM: Asthma, throat infections, bronchitis.
IMMUNE SYSTEM: Colds and flu, fever and infection.
EMOTIONAL OR SPIRITUAL: Clears the system creating space for emotions. Helpful to maintain independence and concentration during emotional turmoil. Medical research has proven it has a psychologically strengthening
effect on patient’s fears as well as depression.
PROPERTIES: Antianemic, antimicrobial, antineuralgic, antipruritic, antirheumatic, antisclerotic,
antisorbutic, antiseptic, antitoxic, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, cicatrisant, depurative, diuretic, emollient, escharotic, febrifuge, hemostatic, hepatic, hypoglycemiant, hypotensive, insecticidal, laxative, rubefacient, stimulant, stomachic, tonic, vermifuge.
PRINCIPAL CHEMICAL CONSTITUENTS: Linalool (alcohol), citra I, citronellal (aldehydes), cadinene
(sesquiterpene), bisabolene, camphene, dipentene, limonene, phellandrene, pinene (terpenes).
ADDITIONAL: Joy, emotional clarity, lively, strength, memory, emotionally invigorated, resentful, bitter, lethargic,
humorless, indecisive, bad attitudes, distrust, mental blocks, turmoil.
HERBS Additionally recommended by Dr. James Duke, formerly a scientist working with the USDA, living with indigenous people all over the world and studying what they use to heal naturally. They took back the plant material and de-constituated it to find the medicinal properties that they would then try to replicate as best as they can in many instances, the root source for so much of our drugs today.
Turmeric or its major active ingredient curcumin are active against CVB3, FHI, FIPV, Flu, HBV, HCV, Herpes, HIV, Japanese encephalitis, papilloma, parainfluenza; Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Vescicular Stomatitis Virus.
That is directly from James Duke’s website. Dr. Duke also recommends Milk thistle, which is also a good tonic for the liver, and we want that working in top order.
We also use: Echinacea, and another great herbalist, Rosemary Gladstar designed, Traditional Medicinal’s, so for a half-way decent herbal tea from your local grocery store, try her Echinacea tea.
Increase Garlic and onion intake.
Take a good Vitamin C (not just ascorbic acid) at least 1,000 mg.
Ginger will also add some heat to the system/digestion keeping you running smother than sluggish.
Dr. Duke also recommends the following: Bilberry, Celery seed (think chicken soup), Evening primrose, Ginkgo, Hawthorn, Horse chestnut, Kava kava, Saw palmetto, and St. John's wort
For in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young.
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