Welcome to my blog!!! It's been a number of years since I started this blog. Not only do I have hopes of teaching the masses, I too, have learned a lot! There's always new & updated information in the herbal & essential oil worlds. I have lots to say on many subjects including herbs, essential oils, nutrition, supplements, different modalities of healing and just a little bit of everything!! Maybe in reading my blogs, just one person will come away with a bit of knowledge that they might be able to help themselves or another human being, I would consider that to be a great blessing.....

Over the years I have had businesses. It seems I can't get away from seeing if a certain herb or e.o. can help a fellow human and that's usually how it starts. So again as I am in AZ, part time anyway, I was asked again if I would be interested in starting another herbal biz!! So we now have Herbs 4 Health!! Numerous herbal blends....single essential oils...essential oil blends....supplements....tinctures all to help the body to heal itself.

The information in these blogs is not meant in any way shape or form to plagiarize, for I have never said this is all MY work. It is a compilation of reputable informative websites, my 'go to' books I have always depended upon & my own knowledge. I gather & put together information to help people learn & this way they can come back here to help remind themselves of said information instead of 'where oh where did I find that on the world wide web'. Seems to me it's just better & easier.

DISCLAIMER: This information does not diagnose, treat or heal any type illness or disease.






















Sunday, February 17, 2013

BLACK CUMIN SEED

Have you been hearing anything about this little known seed called black cumin? Well it's been getting a reputation lately as the 'secret miracle heal-all remedy'!

What if we told you there was a seed so densely packed with healing compounds that cancer, bacteria, viruses, ulcers, diabetes, chronic inflammation and many other common health conditions hardly stand a chance in it's presence? Not to be confused with black sesame seed with look strikingly similar, black cumin...also known as 'black seed', is the seed in question and it is all these things and more, hence it's historical reputation as " a remedy for all diseases except death"!

If you have never heard of black cumin (nigella sativa), it is probably because the seed is rarely talked about in modern western society. Even though it's used as both an herb and a folk remedy, it dates back many centuries. Black cumin has long been shelved in favor of pharmaceutical remedies that are far less effective and elicit harmful side effects. But if you are tired of trying to overcome your ailments with patented drugs, you may want to consider adding black cumin to your diet.

Since 1964, there have been at least 458 published, according to peer-reviewed studies involving black cumin, & GreenMedInfo.com confirms what Middle Eastern & North African cultures have known for thousands of years -- black cumin is essentially a miracle heal-all remedy. According to GreenMedInfo.com reference page for black cumin, the seed has been scientifically confirmed as being beneficial for:
  • Analgesic (pain-killing)
  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-ulcer
  • Anti-fungal
  • Anti-hypertensive
  • Antioxidant
  • Antispasmodic
  • Antiviral
  • bronchodilator
  • Blood-glucose lowering effect
  • Protects the liver
  • Hypotensive--helps with blood pressure problems
  • Insulin sensitizing
  • Helps to protect immune system cells from reproducing viruses
  • Protects the kidneys
  • Tumor necrosis factor alpha inhibitor--helps the body fight inflammation
Specifically, black cumin has been shown to provide pain relief for patients being treated for acute tonsillo-pharyngitis (swelling of the pharynx), prevent disease that would otherwise be caused by exposure to chemical weapons, aid in the long-term treatment of patients addicted to opioid drugs, alleviate the symptoms of allergic rhinitis (allergy/sinus issues), fights Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection, treat type-2 diabetes, relieve asthma symptoms, lowers blood pressure, prevents epileptic seizures, eliminates fungi & candida among many other functions!!

Black cumin as a powerful preventive & possible treatment for cancer!

If all this is not enough, black cumin has long been regarded throughout the Middle East as one of the most powerful anti-carcinogenic herbs in existence. Studies have shown that regularly taking black cumin or black cumin oil can help prevent the growth and spread of colon cancer cells, but the s seed is also useful in preventing and treating many other types of cancer as well. In fact, researchers at the Cancer Immuno-Biology Laboratory in South Carolina found that black cumin helps stimulate the activity of neutrophil granulocytes, which is the most abundant type of white blood cell in the body, which are responsible for targeting cancer cells and eliminating them before they can develop into tumors.

"Black Cumin Oil (Black Seed) generally helps stimulate the production of bone marrow and cells of the immune system," wrote the authors in their study. "It increases the production of interferon, protects normal cells from the damaging effects of viral disease, destroys tumor cells and increases the number of antibody producing B cells."

Because it has a spicy, nutty flavor, black cumin can be sprinkled whole or ground up on food & the oil can also be used on salads and other dishes. The seeds can also be ground and added to water to create a mucilage or a gel similar to what develops when chia seeds are added to water. This gel can be drunk or used as an egg replacement in gluten-free and flour-free baking.

Sources for this article are: www.greenmedinfo.com & www.naturalnews.com

Places to get this amazing little seed: www.vitacost.com & www.alyusra.com

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

AFFIRMATIONS TO HELP STRENGTHEN THE CHAKRAS

ROOT CHAKRA:
I trust in the goodness of life to carry me through. I belong wherever I am. I choose life. I affirm my right to the life I know I want. I cultivate constancy, stability and a wholesome structure to support me through life’s changes. I accept myself as I am. I am grateful for the experiences of my life.

SACRAL CHAKRA:
I allow pleasure and goodness into my life. I know that I deserve goodness and joy. I accept that good health is my natural state. I allow abundance into my experience. I open myself to simple, healing pleasures. I cultivate health & wholeness. I deserve to feel peace in my life.

SOLAR PLEXUS:
I know that who I am is love, intelligence, and goodness. I am worthy of a good life. I am confident that life will support me through all its changes. I use my power wisely. I choose life, love & goodness. I am in touch with the source of my power. I am a radiant and whole being, able to find my path in life.

HEART CHAKRA:
I love to be loved. I am love. Love is at the center of my life. Love heals me and makes me new. Love is all that truly matters in life. Love connects me to the infinite and makes me whole. Love restores my faith in life.

THROAT CHAKRA:
I speak my truth and honor my commitment to it. I express myself as honestly as I can. I share my feelings with east & comfort. I live from my integrity. I communicate what is so for me, without projecting my truth onto others. I express myself as creatively as possible. I listen to my inner truth.

BROW CHAKRA:
My love of life reflects itself in all that I see and do. I acknowledge my worth and accept my goodness. My nature is whole. I am able to discern the good from what pulls my spirit down. I find wisdom from my past and healing in the present. I use my intelligence and intuition to light my way forward. I cultivate a positive outlook in all situations.

CROWN CHAKRA:
I acknowledge the presence of spirit working in my life. I see the one true reality. God works in my life regardless of my limitations. I am open to the healing power of spirit working in my life. The divine guides me on the path of life. I release fear, doubt and pain as I accept that my life is blessed. I surrender my arrogance and ego to a higher power than myself.