La Belle Dame sans Merci (Sir Frank Dicksee, 1903)
I called on a king and horse for a ride
to whisk me away past every last cloud
in turn he asked when taking my hand if I’d be his new bride
and rule with him in a far off land where the whole of truth reigns
he mends and shelters my broken heart
until the disease of emptiness within it departs
til my spirit spills over from the fullness of loves power
the beast that is famine now satisfied
his pure heart prevails, into the kind suns warmth we set sail
to a peaceful realm, in the kingdom of blue and gold towers
a beautiful life we live in promised absolute happiness
entwined forever until the hour that steals our very last breath
Nature produces everything our bodies need to function and maintain optimum health. They protect us, heal us and nourish us like nothing any scientist can reproduce in a lab. Here are five naturals that you might want to keep on hand.
1)Apple Cider Vinegar. It has been called the miracle worker for centuries. It has remarkable healing properties that get to the root of the problem. First being it balances the bodies PH. Your PH level is determined by the foods you eat and we all know how scary the american diet is. If you feel sick and tired and have no idea why, check your PH levels or just skip that part and go right for the vinegar (raw, organic -Braggs is a great brand) a couple of ounces a day-don’t forget to dilute it! If you have skin conditions like acne and psoriasis you can dilute the vinegar and dab or wrap the infected area.
Vinegar is an anti inflammatory which the body absolutely needs as inflammation is the number one cause of so many diseases, pains and degenerative issues.It lowers blood pressure, can cure high cholesterol and aids in flushing toxins from the body. It is an amazing cleanser of film which builds up in your hair and on your body from showering. Just dilute it and pour it all over. If you just dyed your hair and it comes out to orange you can tone your hair with this before doing more damage with chemical toner (It really does work!). And before you color your hair, rinse with it to get all of the build up from products and shower water. That is a must!
2) Emu Oil. I’ve been using Emu oil for 10 years and its benefits continue to surprise me. It is the only moisturizer out there that mimics skin layers letting it penetrate deep into the skin without clogging pores. It’s awesome for people who due to stress or environmental build up on scalp have noticed hair becoming thinner. If the follicles aren’t beyond saving than Emu will rejuvenate them. It takes a couple of months to notice and you have to keep at it, applying 2-3 times a day.
It has healing properties which I experienced first hand. When I was traveling I brought the wrong kind of boots. I had hiking boots and I was doing all walking. About the 3rd day my feet were starting to blister which freaked me out because as you know if you get a blister let alone dozens then you ain’t walking no where. I applied Emu to them along with a prayer and the next morning -all gone. It was amazing! Emu’s amazing!
3)Dandelion. Dandelion is a diuretic. Diuretics increase urine flow which removes toxins. It is very high in potassium. And many people are deficient in it. Potassium maintains electrolyte balance in cells. It manages blood pressure, releases energy from protein, fat and carbohydrates. It keeps your cells healthy in growth, and aids in the delivery of oxygen to the brain. It’s also necessary for muscle health.
4)Peppermint. Lets throw good old peppermint in there. Never leave home without it, it aids in bloating and upset stomachs, IBS and cramps. Peppermint oil relieves dry skin by moisturizing from the inside out, contains A and C along with other great minerals.
And for those who are too sensitive to peppermint, Ginger is your buddy. Ginger is a warming remedy. It is an anti-inflammatory, helps with digestion and heartburn.
5) We’ll end today with a couple happy herbs. Rosemary and Clary Sage. Clary Sage- This cool guy is a euphoric herb that can reduce stress disorder, anxiety and mental fatigue. Used topically or in aromatherapy it may alleviate the symptoms of migraines. I have yet to try this one but I’m looking forward to it as someone who suffers from such severe migraines-they make me want to shoot my head off to relieve the pain.
Rosemary keep on hand if you want a pick me up during the day. It’s a mood elevator that stimulates the nervous system. Now you know why cooks are always in a great,hyper mood!
Have a fabulous day and try to keep it as natural as you can:)
Hi! Just want to throw out one of my most favorite herbs to uses! Passion Flower. Now I’ve had insomnia since always and have used ambien and lunesta since it came out but even they only worked for 2 hours at most and actually I was in a severe car accident one morning after falling asleep at the wheel driving 45 mph smashed right into a car stopped at a red light. It was because I had taken ambien 7 hours earlier without effect. I just can’t sleep-it’s almost as if I don’t know how too and it does have to do with the night terrors I’ve experienced since I was like 2 so I’m betting subconsciously I don’t want to close my eyes.
Well I cam across passion flower while searching for a stress reliever and whollleee camollleeee! Now I’ve had zanax for stress and hate the side effects-passion flower is wayyyy better with absolutely no side effects! SO you can use it during the day if you need to chill and or at night when you want to sleep. I take the tincture it works better for me this way and I take it with magnesium (nerve pain miracle worker and muscle relaxer,and youth maker) and vitamin c and d.
So If you have trouble sleeping and don’t want to take stupid meds or want to get off stupid meds try this at night before bed–passion flower is also used to alleviate withdrawal from alcohol and pain meds.
It is an amazing nerve calming sleep aid!!
Another one of God’s Gifts your Dr. won’t know about/refuses to know about or will be mad at you for trying-Boooo hooo it’s your Health! And its been in use for 10,0000of years and here we are….Proof enough!!!