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Green Agate for stabilisation of the Aura

Agate stabilizes the Aura, eliminating and transforming Negative Energies. Its Cleansing effect is powerful at the Physical and Emotional levels. Placed on the Heart, it will Heal the emotional dis-ease that prevents acceptance of Love. Placed on the Abdomen or taken as an Elixir, Agate stimulates the Digestive process and relieves Gastritis. It heals the Eyes, Stomach and Uterus, it cleanses the Lymphatic system and the Pancreas, it strengthens Blood vessels and heals Skin disorders.

It Enhances Mental and Emotional flexibility and improves decision-making. It is useful in resolving disputes.

Agate is formed from microscopic crystals of Quartz laid down in bands, this is a very stable crystal. Agates are Grounding stones, bringing about an Emotional, Physical and Intellectual Balance. They aid in centering and stabilizing Physical Energy.

Agate has the power to harmonize Yin and Yang, the Positive and Negative forces that hold the Universe in place. A Soothing and Calming stone, Agate works slowly but brings great strength. It’s multiple layers can bring hidden information to light.

Psychologically: Agate gently facilitates acceptance of one’s Self. This builds Self-confidence. It aids Self-analysis and Perception of hidden circumstances, bringing to your attention any dis-ease that is interfering with your Well-being.

Mentally: Agates enhance Mental function as they improve Concentration, Perception, and Analytical abilities, leading to practical solutions. Agate’s love of Truthfulness encourages speaking one’s own truth. Agates with Clear crystals can stimulate Memories.

Emotionally: This crystal overcomes Negativity and Bitterness of the Heart. It heals inner Anger, fostering Love and the courage to start again. It is useful for any kind of emotional trauma. It creates a sense of safety and security by dissolving internal tension.

Spiritually: Agate raises Consciousness and links into Collective Consciousness and Awareness of the Oneness in Life. It encourages quiet contemplation and assimilation of Life experiences, leading to Spiritual Growth and Inner Stability.

Green Agate – Healing Crystal

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Marigold / Calendula – Healing Herb

Marigold is Anti-inflammatory, relieves Muscle Spams, is Astringent and prevents Haemorrhaging.

Marigold is Antiseptic, some constituents are Anti-Fungal, Antibacterial and Antiviral. The herb also astringes the Capillaries, an action that explains its effectiveness for Cuts, Wounds, Varicose Veins and various Inflammatory conditions. Also for chronic Fungal Infections such as Ringworm or Thrush take 1-3 cups infusion a day.

Digestive Disorders: Taken internally ( as a tea infusion ), Marigold helps Inflammatory problems of the Digestive System such as Gastritis, Peptic Ulcers, regional Ileitis and Colitis.

Detoxifying: Marigold is also considered to be a Detoxifying herb, and helps treat the Toxicity that underlies many Fevers and Infections, and Systematic Skin Disorders such as Eczema and Acne.

The herb is also considered Cleansing for the Liver and Gallbladder and can be used to treat problems affecting these organs.

Gynaecological uses: Marigold has a mild Oestrogenic action and is often used to help reduce pain during Menstruation and to regulate Menstrual bleeding. The infusion makes an effective douche for Vaginal Thrush.

Caution: do not use during pregnancy or breastfeeding

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Cherry Quartz

Cherry-Quartz is created using Natural reconstituted Quartz and Cinnabar. It’s then melted and given its dazzling energetic flashes or pink color in the Clear Quartz. The Cinnabar in the Cherry Quartz creates Cloud formations, Vortex, Feathers, and Striations, adding to the beauty of this stone. It’s an infusion of Mineral and Stone. This stone is man-made.

It’s not naturally formed and is only dyed Quartz. It’s a synthetic stone that is made of only hardened glass.

Cherry-Quartz can Absorb, Store, Release, and Regulate your Life Energies. It will promote a healthy Balance that will keep you Centered and Grounded. It will reset your Physical and Energetic bodies and restore the Balance which you have lost. This stone will also promote Action and Drive in your life. It will encourage Activity and Energy to keep your life’s vibrations high.

Cherry-Quartz’s rich and deep color signifies an Abundance of Vitality, Strength, and Energy. You will be feeling a surge in your personal power, and you will be amplifying it to the world. It will give you Courage and Confidence to achieve your personal and professional goals.

This stone is also used as a power aid to your Physical energy. It will help you overcome your lethargy and physical Exhaustion. It will energize your Body, Mind, and Spirit. Cherry-Quartz is a powerful Energy and Healing stone for your spirit. It will bring about a heightened Spiritual Awareness.

It’s also an excellent stone for Concentration. This makes it a must-have stone for Intellectual and Creative people. Cherry-Quartz is a valued stone because of its Strengthening properties. Whenever you feel weak or dispirited, this stone will fill you with Inspiring and Empowering Energies. It will support your Intentions. It will enhance your Communication, and even amplify your Psychic abilities and Spiritual perceptions. This stone will also Strengthen and Balance your Connections between your Body and your Aura.

Spiritually: Cherry-Quartz is a powerful healer for Emotional and Spiritual wounds, and it can help with handling your Anger or your Tension. It has all the qualities of a Quartz.. The spiritual energy of the Cherry-Quartz will also work on your Focus and Concentration.  Cherry-Quartz can also bring a heightened Spiritual Awareness to you whenever you use it, carry it, or wear it. Its Spiritual Energy will give you a clear pathway to transmit higher Vibrational Frequencies. Cherry-Quartz will also strengthen your Spiritual Perception.

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Dandelion Leaf

Dandelion Leafs are a powerful diuretic and has high levels of Potassium. It’s used as a diuretic and treats High Blood Pressure by reducing the volume of fluid in the body. An Infusion of Dandelion Leafs also helps with swollen ankles and is beneficial for relieving toxicity, especially of the Liver.

Poor appetite and Digestion, Poor Liver Function; Dandelion Root has a beneficial action on the Stomach, Liver and Pancreas, increasing Digestive Secretions, including Bile, and tending to stabilise Blood Sugar levels.

Fluid Retention, High Blood Pressure; Dandelion Leaf acts mainly on the Kidneys and encourages Fluid Clearance and Weight Loss. It is commonly taken to help Lower Blood Pressure, it’s high Potassium content making it particular useful

Skin Problems; A gentle Blood Cleanser, Dandelion Root will prove helpful in a number of Chronic Skin complaints such as Acne, Boils and Eczema, especially when it’s combined with herbs such as Burdock and Echinacea. Dandelion Leaf is Cleansing and Nutritious.

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Healing Facts of Herbs

Still a lot of people wonder if Herbs and Spices are actually working. I can say from my personal experience, “yes they do work”. It’s been since ages ago that the healing properties of herbs are written in texts and documents, and Herbalists these days study and research this to get the best healing benefits from it and to be able to help people in the best tailored way.

Herbs strengthen digestion:  

Most chronic disease starts with poor digestion. Many culinairy herbs have been used for thousands of years, not only for the good taste but also to help with digestion. More than often people have had poor digestion for so long that they assume it’s a natural part of life. Herbs and spices can help strengthen the digestion and often people experience that other complaints disappear.

The following symptoms are related with poor digestion: bloating, gas, indigestion, heartburn, constipation, nausea, poor appetite, recurring diarrhea and ulcers.

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Herbs are high in anti-oxidants: 

Anti-oxidants are an important key to limiting the damage done to the body by oxidative stress, which has been linked to heart disease, liver problems, arthritis, premature skin ageing and eye damage. It occurs when the body is overloaded with free radicals. The formation of free radicals is a natural part of living but can be dramatically increased by stress, eating processed foods, consuming overheated oils, breathing air pollutants or cigarette smoke, being sleep deprived or eat charred meats. To minimise oxidative stress, it’s important to limit these negative influences and regularly include high anti-oxidant foods, such as Herbs and Spices in your meals.

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Herbs support the nervous system:

We live in quite a stressed culture, people are always “busy” when you ask them how they are doing. Excessive stress is so common these days that it almost seems “normal” to start your day with little sleep and be rushed, overworked and overcommitted. Our bodies are more and more showing the effects of constant exposure to chronic stress.

Chronic stress has been linked to six leading causes of death: cancer, coronary heart disease, accidental injuries, respiratory disorders, cirrhosis of the liver and suicide.

Herbs will not let you run on no sleep, rushing from activity to activity on your busy schedule and to-do list, but herbs ans spices can help us modulate the negative effects of stress. They can help shift us from the fight-or-flight response of our sympathetic nervous system to the sleep at night and reduce levels of anxiety during the day. In combination with fresh local food they offer us high amounts of the vitamins and minerals needed to support our nervous system, and so our mental health as well.

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Herbs are anti-microbial:

Some herbs and spices offer a powerful defence against pathogenic bacteria. As a bacteria have evolved, they’ve adapted to the pharmaceutical antibiotics we use. After decades of overuse of antibiotics, more and more bacteria no longer respond to treatment using antibiotics, people get antibiotic-resistant.

Plants have been changing and evolving with bacteria for millennia, they have a very complex system that may make it harder for pathogens to adapt to them.

Although it can be necessary to use pharmaceutical antibiotic for certain conditions, doing so can have a far-reaching negative effects, particularly on our gut flora, which is the beneficial bacteria in our digestive tract. Pharmaceutical antibiotics act by wiping out all bacteria, even the beneficial ones. Antibiotic after all means “anti-life”.

Spices can be strongly anti microbial without being “anti-life”, instead of “knocking out” everyting they come in contact with, plants can be chosen for the specific type of infection. Plants can also be very effective against viruses and fungal infections. Herbs can go beyond simply “killing” a pathogen and also support the ecosystem of the body, they can restore integrity to mucous membranes and support healthy gut flora.

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Herbs support the immune system:

Herbs can reinforce our health during times of infection by strengthening or modulating our body’s own immune system, which is our best defence against pathogens that leas to illness.

Immune system dysfunction can increase our risk of infection and is also implicated in cancer, autoimmune disorders and seasonal allergies.

Herbs and spices aid your health in myriad ways including strengthening your digestion, supporting your immune system and awakening your senses and bringin joy to your life.

To get the most benefits from herbs you’ll want to use them every day in good amounts, not just sprinkling a little bit of herbs and spices into your foods but rather using it as an opportunity to get an abundance of herbs into your life as a powerful way to bolster your health.

This is food as Medicine at its’ best!

Great immune system, great health!

Source: Alchemy of Herbs by Rosalee De La Foret