Keep your mistletoe out of reach of your dogs and cats during the holidays. If you suspect your pet has ingested mistletoe, contact your veterinarian or Pet Poison Helpline for treatment recommendations. …
Month: November 2016
7 Things Our Ancestors Stockpiled To Survive Winter
My grandparents lived on the farm where my grandmother was born. The original house was log. The inner walls were layers of wallpaper of over layers of newspapers. Many were dated late 1800’s early 1900’s …
Life was hard for our ancestors — much harder than it is for us today. Most of them didn’t have running water and electricity to make their lives easier. These modern conveniences have changed our way of life, to the point where we often forget what people had to do throughout history in order to survive.
We look at survival today as something needed in a time of emergency, but to many of them, survival stared them in the face every day of their lives. That was especially true in the wintertime, when it wasn’t possible to glean what you needed from nature. Basically, if you weren’t ready for winter, you didn’t survive.
So our ancestors all became experts in stockpiling. They’d spend the warmer months preparing, so that when the cold winter months came around, they’d be ready. You could tell a lot about a…
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The Yule Faeries – A Winter Solstice Story — Good Witches Homestead
A group of little Faeries huddled in their home deep under the roots of a giant oak tree. They were safe and snug in their tiny underground cave lined with dandelion fluff, bird feathers, and dried moss. Outside, the wind blew cold and the snow fell softly down to cover the ground. “I saw the […]
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Bergamot Has Positive Quantitative and Qualitative Effects of Plasma Lipids, Decreases Oxidative Stress, and Improves Control of Plasma Glucose Levels — Crooked Bear Creek Organic Herbs
Dyslipidemia is often treated with statins, which inhibit 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme-A (HMG-CoA) reductase. Some patients with dyslipidemia have adverse reactions to prescription statins or do not reach target plasma lipid levels with statins alone. Herbal treatments may help patients reduce total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), and triglyceride (TG) levels. Citrus (Citrus spp., Rutaceae) fruits have […]
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‘We Bring Gifts Of Gold, Myrrh, And Ovarian Cancer Treatment’
A traditional symbol of Yuletide …
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When you hear the word “frankincense,” no doubt you think of the biblical three wise men who presented gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh to the newly born baby Jesus. But what you may be less familiar with is the medicinal properties of frankincense. Now, new research suggests it may help in the treatment of ovarian cancer.
Frankincense is an aromatic plant resin that comes from a tree called Boswellia sacra, found in Africa and Arabia.
According to researchers from the University of Leicester in the UK, led by Kamla Al-Salmani, frankincense has been used for centuries as an anti-inflammatory, making it useful for the treatment of conditions such as asthma, various skin conditions, and gastroenteritis.
Previous research has also suggested that frankincense may be useful for the treatment of some cancers, including breast, colon, and prostate cancer. This is due to a compound it contains, called acetyl-11-keto-beta-boswellic acid…
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Myrrh: Uses, Health Benefits, Precautions
One of the major symbols of Yuletide …
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Myrrh is a resin that comes from trees belonging to the genus Commiphora – which grow in Northern Africa and the Middle East.
The sap-like substance, which has a unique sweet and smoky aroma, has a wide range of uses.
Myrrh is mainly used:
- as a fragrance
- for embalming
- to flavor food products
- for its potential therapeutic properties.
The essential oil has been part of medical practice in traditional therapies for millennia.
The word myrrh comes from the Arabic word “murr” which translates into “bitter”.
In Ancient Egypt, myrrh was used to treat hay fever and herpes. The ancient Greeks used it as an antiseptic for soldiers to clean up battle wounds – myrrh was commonly carried into the battlefield.
Myrrh is mentioned in the New Testament as one of the three gifts the three wise men brought to Jesus when he was born (Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh).
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~ Obba – Orisha Of Marriage and Personal Transformation ~
An Orisha that isn’t as well known as the Big 7 …
Winter Medicine: Delicious & Warming Tonic Syrups
Easy and makes the house smell great …
When dark, winter days challenge our bodies as well as our spirits, nothing makes a better remedy than old-fashioned tonic syrups. Time tested & true, these potent preventatives and remedial healers call on the nourishing, medicinal powers of tonic plants and adaptogenic herbs, berries, honey and warming spices. And not only will they help fortify your body, bolster your immunity and strengthen your heart, they will even uplift your spirit!
Plus they’re just darn delicious splashed into sparking water and cocktails or drizzled on pancakes, oatmeal, yogurt and ice cream. And if you’re already under the weather, take heart, served straight up by the teaspoon or mixed into hot tea, tonic syrups not only help soothe symptoms of colds and flus, coughs, congestion and sore throats, they make the medicine go down in the most delightful way!
Created by extracting and preserving plant’s nutrients and medicinal properties, in sugar, honey…
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How to Communicate with Spirits in 5 Steps
Don’t forget the Spirits that are your Ancestors. Always have personal protections in place for those Spirits such as Abiku and others that are not the best and brightest …
Sagittarius New Moon
Get ready … Get set … Go …
This New Moon on November 29th is in the sign of Sagittarius, the Seeker of Truth and Wisdom. Sagittarius is on a journey to explore, discover and encounter new worlds, new ideas and beliefs and new ways of life. Sag takes the high road and has faith and optimism about the future; and who couldn’t use a dose of that these days? On the flip side, Sagittarius can be too moralistic, preachy, self-righteous and judgmental.
These are some of the areas where the ground is fertile now; where new seeds may be planted. For some time now, we’ve had the task master Saturn in Sagittarius which has the effect of curbing our enthusiasm, slowing our growth, increasing responsibilities, testing our faith and limiting opportunities in order to narrow our options and focus. Yeah I know Saturn is all business and seems like no fun but there are valuable lessons here…
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