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Pruned Roses, Rose Hips and Tea….

Rose Hip Tea

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At the weekend I pruned my Rose bushes, I have kept some of the off cuts and popped them in a vase – I think they look very pretty. I believe you are supposed to prune roses in March and April? Well I will see if mine survive, I have been pretty brutal. There are many things you can do with Rose hips and they are used in an astonishing amount of skin care products, …although to be honest you want to harvest them at the end of the year and any hanging around now are better used as decorative.

You’ll find an abundance of beautiful orange-scarlet rose hips brightening up hedgerows and if you are lucky your garden at the end of the summer. Rose hip oil is pressed from the seeds of Rosa rubiginosa, also known as Rosa mosqueta, and is rich in antioxidants (notably vitamin…

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Cleansing the Lymphatic System

Signs of a Clogged Lymphatic System and 10 Ways to Cleanse It

http://www.naturalcuresandhomeremedies.com/signs-of-a-clogged-lymphatic-system-and-10-ways-to-cleanse-it/

One of the crucial things when it comes to everyone’s health is removing the toxins from the body. There are a lot of systems, organs, and glands in the body which have a responsibility to ensure that the toxins are destroyed. But, a lot of them are clogged, and some of them don’t have a proper function at all. The lymphatic system is one of them which help in removing the toxins but doesn’t function properly in many people.

The lymphatic system consists of lymph nodes, glands, spleen, tonsils, and thymus gland. It is part of the circulatory and immune system. The functions of the lymph include:

  • Removing interstitial fluid from tissues
  • Absorbing and transporting fatty acids and fats from the digestive system
  • Transporting white blood cells from the lymph nodes into the bones
  • Transporting antigen-presenting cells to the lymph nodes.

 

There are many reasons for the improper function of the lymphatic system as nutrient deficiencies, high intake of processed foods, and lack of activity. These are the symptoms which suggest that you need to clean your lymphatic system:

  • Digestive disorders
  • Frequent headaches
  • Sinus infections
  • Excess weight
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Arthritis
  • Skin conditions
  • Unexplained injuries

In order to create flow, the lymphatic system needs the body’s breathing, movement, muscle action, and intestinal activity, because it doesn’t have its own active pumping system. We present you 10 ways which will help you to create flow in the lymphatic system, needed for the removal of body toxins.

  1. Exercise

The first thing that the healthy lymphatic system requires is a regular exercising. Start with some easier exercises, and every day try to increase their level of intensity. Rebounding on a small trampoline is one of the best exercises for the lymphatic system.

  1. Alternative treatments

One of the easiest ways for detoxification of the lymphatic system is a lymphatic drainage massage. It can boost the lymph circulation, and drain away the fluids, fat, and toxins from the cells. Another treatment which will help in the stimulation of the lymph flow and in the removal of the body toxins is acupuncture.

  1. Hot and cold showers

The blood vessels will be dilated by the hot water, while the cold water will shrivel them. The fluids that were staying in the body for a longer period of time will be forced out by this “pump” action. Pregnant women and people suffering from the cardiovascular disease should not do this therapy.

  1. Use dry brushing

Brush the dry skin, by making a circular movement with a brush, for 10 minutes. Then, you can take a shower. For better effects, combine the dry brushing with hot and cold shower.

  1. Drink clean water

It is recommended to consume water half of the body weight in ounces on a daily basis (160lbs=80 ounces of water). Also, you need to consume a few glasses of lemon water.

  1. Avoid wearing tight clothes

Wearing tight clothes can be harmful for the proper circulation in the lymphatic system as they cause blockages in the lymph system, resulting in accumulation of toxins.

  1. Breathe deeply

There are 3 times more lymph fluid in our body than blood and no organ for pumping it. You can do a pumping action which requires deep breathing. It will help the lymphatic system in the transportation of the toxins into the blood before the liver detoxifies them.

8. Eat foods that promote lymph flow

You can contribute to the health of the lymphatic system by eating raw foods and foods full of nutrients:

  • Low sugar fruits
  • Ground flaxseed
  • Leafy green vegetables
  • Avocados
  • Chia
  • Almonds
  • Garlic
  • Cranberries
  • Walnuts
  • Brazil nuts
  1. Avoid foods that cause blockages to the lymphatic system

Avoid these foods in order to improve the health of your lymphatic system:

  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Conventional dairy
  • Processed foods
  • Soy
  • Sugar
  • Conventionally raised meat
  • Table salt

 

  1. Take herbs that stimulate lymph flow

Prepare teas with these herbs in order to improve the health of lymph:

  • Astragalus
  • Cilantro
  • Parsley
  • Echinacea
  • Goldenseal
  • Pokeroot
  • Wild indigo root

Source: Best Healthy Guide

Use Aromatherapy to Cleanse the Lymphatic System

By: Debra Mauldin, Certified Aromatherapist

1 Lymphatic System

PROBLEMS

The Lymphatic System drains and disposes of toxic waste from ALL parts of the body. It also drains fluids from the body. Sluggish Lymph Circulation results in edema, fluid retention, especially in the ankles, and cellulite in the buttocks, hips, and thighs.

TREATMENT

Treatment is by massage and compress.

ESSENTIAL OILS

Problem – Stimulate the Lymphatic System
Essential Oils to Use – Fennel, Geranium, Juniper, and/or Rosemary

Problem – Cleansing the Body of Toxic Waste
Essential Oils to Use – Eucalyptus, Lemon, Pine, Tea Tree, and/or Thyme

Resource: ‘Aromatherapy Blends and Remedies’ by Franzesca Watson

https://mauldinfamily1.wordpress.com/general-effects-of-essential-oils-on-different-body-systems/

Study Shows How Smudging Does a Lot More Than “Clear Evil Spirits”

Study Shows How Smudging Does a Lot More Than “Clear Evil Spirits”
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Do you know about smudging and the benefits of smudging? In this article we will give you the back ground and why we should smudge our homes.

The practice of smudging dates back to prehistoric times, and is still very much in use today worldwide for cleansing everything from dwellings to human spirits. However recent research has shed light on the popularity of this activity, revealing that burning certain plant matter actually clears harmful bacteria.

All Western use of burning herbs and plants for spiritual purposes aside, the activity rests firmly in the sensibilities of ancient cultures in that, historically, smudging was believed to put forth the spirits of various ‘allies’ to provide ease and balance to an individual or group.

In this way, the practice was used to clear spiritual and emotional negativity that has built up in a body or a space.

Of course, there are skeptics who belittle the practice as unscientific and akin to magic. The practice has a negative association to a form of cultural imperialism, where traditions of dwindling indigenous populations are co-opted by the descendants of those who more-or-less conquered them.

The scientific paper entitled “Medicinal Smokes” and published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology focuses a scientific lens on the practice, which is becoming more and more widely practiced, despite skepticism.

It serves to play against the role that this activity has played in a culturally diverse range of religions and tribal beliefs.

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Smudge-PictureThe research study looked into herbal and non-herbal remedies that were administered by the burning of various matter.

The research included information from 50 countries over 5 continents and found that, predominantly, smoke administered medicinally is mostly used to aid lung, brain and skin function. In addition, it was revealed that passive fumes doubled as a sort of air purifier.

The purpose of the study was to see whether or not these medicinal smoke deliveries could be explored by western medicine, because “The advantages of smoke-based remedies are rapid delivery to the brain, more efficient absorption by the body and lower costs of production.”

A follow up paper published in the same periodical, “Medicinal smoke reduces airborne bacteria,” found that the research concluded that, in addition to health benefits, smudging was a powerful antiseptic.

“We have observed that 1 hour treatment of medicinal smoke emanated by burning wood and a mixture of odoriferous and medicinal herbs (havan sámagri=material used in oblation to fire all over India), on aerial bacterial population caused over 94% reduction of bacterial counts by 60 min and the ability of the smoke to purify or disinfect the air and to make the environment cleaner was maintained up to 24 hour in the closed room.

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smudging_featherAbsence of pathogenic bacteria Corynebacterium urealyticum, Curtobacterium flaccumfaciens, Enterobacter aerogenes (Klebsiella mobilis), Kocuria rosea, Pseudomonas syringae pv. persicae, Staphylococcus lentus, and Xanthomonas campestris pv. tardicrescens in the open room even after 30 days is indicative of the bactericidal potential of the medicinal smoke treatment.

We have demonstrated that using medicinal smoke it is possible to completely eliminate diverse plant and human pathogenic bacteria of the air within confined space.”

In short, burning medicinal herbs cleared airborne bacterial populations by 94%, and the space was still found to be disinfected a day later. What’s more, a month after smudging, much of the pathogens originally found were still undetectable.

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Buffalospirit-smudge_0This has profound implications, as modern air quality in the developed and undeveloped world is atrocious, containing up to 1800 bacterial typesmany of them pathogenic. With an increasing deadly array ofantibacterial-resistant strains, we’ll need all the help we can get.

Conventional methods of sterilization often employ chemical cocktails that are typically much less effective than purported. Smudging seems to be an effective alternative, while also being natural and safe to use.

In conclusion, the ancient practice of burning powerful herbal material may be much much more than just a primitive belief that we can simply disregard due to it being unscientific.

Of course, this should not take away from the properties of smudging in the area of energy system and soul cleansing and in the power of aromatherapy.

Thanks to thespiritscience where this article first appeared and to bestblender.
Read more at http://itsallabouti.info/study-shows-how-smudging-does-a-lot-more-than-clear-evil-spirits/#ZQsDdW0ZqBJgwGf1.99

Feng Shui – Wealth Baskets

Feng Shui – Wealth Baskets

Who doesn’t love a good basket? This one is not only cute but it will also help bring big money into your life! In Feng Shui, Wealth Baskets are often filled with auspicious symbols, such as peaches for a long life, gold ingots for wealth, mandarin oranges, and other fabulous things. It’s like the best gift basket ever. Placing one in the northwest corner of your home, living room, or business assists in bringing all good things into your life. …

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