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Herbs for a Woman’s healthy monthly cycle

Nothing in Nature, or with a Woman’s body, works in isolation. All of our body systems must be able to work together harmoniously and in a uniquely balanced way in order to reproduce our kind.

Amenorrhea

This means the absence of menstruation for at least 3 months in a row. The most common cause is of course pregnancy, but often the glands and organs of the reproductive system will be out of balance, and Amenorrhea is the result of that.

There are Herbs out there that will help women menstruate, but these herbs should be avoided in high amounts and avoided altogether in pregnancy.

Three powerful Herbs that can help with Amenorrhea are:

Blue Cohosh
Blue Cohosh
Chaste Tree Berry
Chaste Tree Berry

Menorraghia

This is unusually heavy and prolonged menstruation associated with painful periods. Causes of Menorraghia can be clotting disorders or hormonal disruptions. There are Herbs that can control bleeding and hemorrhaging, include the herbs mentioned above.

Three more Herbs that are known to help control heavy bleeding:

Lady’s Mantle
Lady’s Mantle
Shepherd’s Purse
Shepherd’s Purse
Yarrow
Yarrow

Dysmenorrhea and Premenstrual Syndrome ( PMS )

Dysmenorrhea is a term that describes abnormally painful periods. PMS is a combination of physical and psychological symptoms occurring for up to 2 weeks before menses and relief experienced after menstruation has begun. Examples of symptoms are abdominal bloating, altered appetite, cyclic weight gain, head aches, joint pain, back ache, premenstrual acne, anxiety, depression, lack of concentration, mood swings and nervous tension.

Tips for lessening the severity of symptoms:

– Check in with your doctor if there are no serious underlying reasons

– Become aware of your hormonal shifts

– Practice Sleep Hygiene ( turn down the lights at dusk, no lights of cell phones / tablets )

– Eat Liver-friendly foods like Beets and take Bitters to keep your liver healthy

– Treat your intestinal flora with fermented and cultural foods

– Maintain a healthy body weight ( neither too light nor too heavy )

– Stay active and move / exercise daily

– Minimise exposure to toxins in your daily life

Herbs that can help with PMS:

Black Haw
Black Haw
Chamomille
Chamomille

All mentioned Herbs above can be use as a Tea or as a Tincture ( from your Herbalist ). About 3 cups of tea a day will support in creating a healthy cycle.

It’s always recommended to advice your GP when using Herbal Remedies, especially when you are using pharmaceutical medicine on a regular basis.

 

Source: The Herbal Academy study resource

Powerful Healing with Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne is a hot and spicy Herb that can relieve pain, prevent a cold, dramatically support heart health and promote healthy weight loss

Cayenne is a stimulant and is antimicrobial, analgesic, carminative, styptic, anti-oxidant, anti-fungal and a blood mover.

It can be used for ailments like toothache, arthritis, fever, heart disease, poor circulation, parasites, digestive problems, sore throat, depression, low libido, bleeding, inflammation, hypertension, hypotension, headache, neuropathy, shingles, fungal infections, type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, weight loss and menstrual cramps.

Cayenne Pepper can be used in preparations like a tea, tincture, liniment, oil salve or as a culinary spice.`

To avoid stomach upset it’s recommended to consume Cayenne Pepper with a meal. Depending on your sensitivity and tolerance, you can use just a few sprinkles to spice up your meal or a therapeutic amount of 1-10 grams per day.

Always start with small amounts of Cayenne Pepper and then slowly increase as desired. Cayenne is a hot herb, taken in large amounts over time could lead someone to feel hot and dry all the time. Cayenne is very irritating to the eyes and sensitive skin, so avoid touching Cayenne or Cayenne preparations and then touching the eyes.

Cayenne shouldn’t be taken in large amounts during pregnancy.

People on warfarin or other blood-thinning pharmaceuticals should talk to their doctor before using large amounts of Cayenne.

Cayenne Tea

1/4 teaspoon Cayenne powder, or to individual taste

1 table spoon Fresh Lemon juice

1 teaspoon Organic Honey, or to individual taste

Bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Place the Cayenne powder in a cup, then pour the hot water over it, add the Lemon juice and Honey and stir. Sip slowly once it has cooled a bit. The hotter you drink this, the better.

Cayenne Salve

Cayenne Salve works for minor pain relief, it works very well for sore muscles and joints, bruises and even nerve pain.

If you use it for Arthritic pain, use it daily, and note that it may take a week or two to see results.

This salve can be stored at room temperature for up to a year, but for best results use it withing 6 months.

Cayenne Salve is a hot mixture! It can only be used externally and Not put on broken skin as it may sting open wounds. Even on closed skin you may feel a bit burning or heat in the area where it is applied.

Sensitive individuals may experience tenderness or blistering, if this happens, discontinue use until the area is healed, then apply less often or in smaller amounts.

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Foods in relation to Anxiety and Depression

You probably have heard before about High Vibrational Foods and Low Vibrational Foods. Even though we “know” that High Vibrational Foods are far much better for us, in so many ways, we still seem to attract more to Low Vibrational Foods.

High Vibrational Foods are not only good for our Physical body, but even more so for our Mental state of health as well. It’s not always what you think about this is related to each other, but it actually is.

Low Vibrational Foods give us most of the time a temporary “kick” like sugars do, but also coffee and tea. Though Coffee and Tea are a bit in the middle frequency between Low and High Vibrational foods. But for example, Coffee and Tea cause less harm in winter time as it helps to use warm up the body and will be processed by the body in a different way than in Summer.

Processed foods are of course definitely Low Vibrational Foods, though some processed foods cause less harm than other processed foods. Processed foods contain a lot of chemicals which are simply not good for our Physical body but also not for our Mental health.

Cells in our body renew all the time. When taking in High Vibrational Foods the body actually heals itself in many ways. But when taking in the Low Vibrational Foods we actually put things in our Body and System which can cause disease and the body is not able to heal itself how it should do.

High Vibrational Foods are good for Body and Mind, while Low (or middle vibrational) Foods are maybe partly good for your body, or not good at all, but definitely not beneficial for our Mental Health. It makes our Mind over-active which is causing Over-thinking, Worrying which results in Anxiety and Depression. Hight Vibrational Foods actually calms down the Mind as it brings the Body and Mind in a Higher form of Consciousness.

So when you change your diet in more High Vibrational Foods and combine this with Meditation, this can be Very affective in cases of Anxiety and Depression.

You probably have heard of the phrase “You are what you eat”, and this is how it is. And this is not just based on the Physical body as a lot of people might think, but it is based on your entire system of Body and Mind.

Especially in a society where we live in now, it is even More important to watch what we consume, as Life on it’s own already can cause a lot of Stress and situations can cause Anxiety and Depression. But the more we Care for our Self, the more we are Aware of what we consume, the Better and Easier our body is able to fight agains diseases and unhealthy cells in our Body and System, it will recover quicker but also will prevent certain diseases.

To get a bit of an understanding between High and Low Vibrational Foods, I list them down for you here:

High Vibrational Foods:

Fresh, certified organic fruits and vegetables

Natural supplements, like spirulina

Herbal Teas

Herbs and spices

Pure or filtered water — reverse osmosis or freshly collected spring water are the best choices

Healthy oils, like olive oil and coconut oil

Nuts and seeds

Fermented foods

Raw chocolate

Raw honey and maple syrup

Legumes

Grains such as buckwheat, brown rice, amaranth, and spelt

Low Vibrations Foods:

Genetically modified (GMO) food, and conventional food that’s been treated with chemicals and pesticides

White rice and flours

Sugars, sweeteners (artificial etc.)

Coffee / Tea (which both contains caffeine)

Sodas

Alcohol

Meat, fish and poultry

Processed, packaged, canned and fast foods (though some are less harmful, like fresh frozen, or fresh fruit on water but see if there is no added sugar in there)

Unhealthy oils, like canola, cottonseed, margarine, and vegetable oils

Frozen foods (when not fresh frozen)

Pasteurized cows milk, yogurt and cheese

Cooked foods, deep fried foods and microwaving food

When you want to Heal your body from toxins and chemicals, what you might have taken in for a long time, it is very recommended to detox your Body and Mind from this by starting taking in High Vibrational Foods, drink lots of Pure Water (without fluoride in it) and start to Feel a difference within your Self, on a Physical Level and on a Mental Level.

In the beginning it might be very hard to make this change, and to leave out all the “tasty” bad foods, but once your Body and Mind get used to this new diet, you will notice that you will have less and less “graving” for Low Vibrational Foods. You will feel more Energetic and more Alive, more Healthy and you will recognise that minor Health issues you might have will disappear.

You Naturally start to Feel and Recognise within your Body and Mind what is good for you and what not. Your Body and Mind will “tell” you.

Change your Diet, Change your Life and Health!

Powerful qualities of Lapis Lazuli

Deep Blue flecked with Gold, dense, veined and looks like the Night in the Sky

Attributes:

Lapis Lazuli opens the “Third Eye” and balances the Throat Chakra.

It stimulates enlightenment and enhances dream work and Psychic Abilities, facilitating Spiritual Journeying and Stimulating personal and spiritual power.

It also quickly releases stress and brings deep Peace. It possesses enormous Serenity and is the Key to Spiritual Attainment.

Lapis Lazuli is a Protective stone that contacts Spirit Guardians, it recognises Psychic “attack”, blocks it and returns the Energy to its Source.

It Harmonizes the Physical, Emotional, Mental and Spiritual levels. Imbalances between these levels can cause Depression, Dis-ease and lack of Purpose. In Balance the harmony brings deep Inner Self knowledge.

Lapis Lazuli is a Powerful thought amplifier as it Stimulates the higher faculties of the Mind, brining Objectivity and Clarity. It encourage Creativity through attunement to the Source.

It also helps you to confront Truth, wherever you find it, and to Accept what it teaches. It aids in Expressing your own opinions and harmonises conflict. It bonds Relationships in Love and Friendship and aids expressing Feelings and Emotions.

 

Healing:

Lapis Lazuli alleviates Pain, especially that of Migraine Headaches. It overcomes Depression, benefits the Respiratory and Nervous Systems and the Throat, Larynx and Thyroid, cleanses Organs, Bone Marrow, Thymus and the Immune System. It alleviates Insomnia and Vertigo and lowers Blood Pressure and also purifies Blood and overcomes Hearing loss.

 

Position of usage:

Wear (on a crystal necklace) of Place at the Throat or Third Eye. Lapis Lazuli should be positioned above the Diaphragm, anywhere between the Sternum and the top of the Head.

 

Source: The Crystal Bible, volume 1 by Judy Hall