Category: How Herbs Work – Effects and Consciousness

Tuberous Grasspink – Frayed Nerve Healer

A description of Grasspink's unique ability to heal frayed nerves that in panic are not reporting the cause of the problem, resulting in hemorrhage, skin diseases, muscle and tendon chronic pain like Fibromyalgia, repetitive strain injury. 

Holy Basil or Tulsi – Hold your Frequency, Lung Cell Rehab

About how Holy Basil helps rehabilitate failing or weak lungs, exhumes the body of stale air, helps us hold our frequency and strengthens our energy body. 

Dear Ed,

I saw a beautiful little wild Holy Basil plant today – Ocimum Gratissimum. It’s not the Sweet Basil used for cooking, or the usual Holy Basil used in Ayurvedic herbal medicines.

This is a wild strain of basil – and there are many.

I first came in touch with the “other” basils when I was living in the Himalaya mountains. Continue reading

Matter vs Energy; Herbal Extractions vs Dilutions

How to use herbs for physical nutrients like food, versus triggering of the body’s own self regulation and healing systems through increasing the energy value of the herb. The importance of re-cognizing the herb as you dilute it. 

Ed, Granddad taught me:

The soul manifests both matter and energy. They’re the same thing really, but on different frequencies.

Matter for example – that which we can touch and measure is a frequency that’s most similar to the earth field we’re in. Continue reading

The Predator Cycle Principle of Holistic Healing

I describe the Predator Cycle method which nature uses when the very core and fiber of a structure is too weak for the usual healing processes to work.

Dear Ed,

I was recently reminded of the predator cycle principle of healing.

One afternoon, a whole ten years ago, when I was very ill, very alone and very helpless, I was in bed dozing.

As I dozed I saw a strange dream. You know those dreams in which you’re in the same place as you are, but you’re not sleeping, you’re awake and something’s happening that’s not happening in reality? Continue reading

Stunning Beautiful Foxglove & Rose Pics

Dear Ed, I came across these beautiful pictures on instagram, taken differently, so very soft and gentle and heavenly that I had to share them.

The Wild Rose is an A-CLASS FIGHTER. There’s no other way to put it. Strong, but flexible, with the attitude of a Ninja and the spirit of an angel warrior. For those who feel like they cannot fight for their right to live as a child of this universe is supposed to live, the Wild Rose is a kick in the you-know-what. It inspires people to get back up and try again. Never say die. Continue reading

Our Body’s Thermometer & Strychnos for the Stricken – Ignatia

Strychnos Ignatii also called Ignatia Amara, Ignatius Bean or Ignatia is first aid for when the thermometer system of our body fails and this article lists my top 6 situations in which Ignatia is a powerful medicine that few other herbs can match in those situations.

Ed, one time I was going to have a heat stroke when I was in the last few months of being pregnant with Gabriel. I was so beyond hot, and no amount of water I drank was hydrating me enough. My internal organs, already extra warm because of being pregnant, were each radiating heat of its own. Continue reading

Frailty and Fragility Support – Butterfly Bush – Buddleja

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This beautiful flower’s fragrance is most stunning in the night. It’s spicy and sweet and refreshing.

When a flower sends out its fragrance at night, you know that it helps in the regenerative functions of the brain and nervous system. That means it helps repair damage to the brain and nerves that we go through during the day, helps recovery from stress.

This flower does send its fragrance out in the day as well but it is most concentrated in the late evenings and night.

The tea made from its leaves and flowers is a wonderful calming relaxing cuppa without any of the extra tartness or extra heaviness that can be irritating in other herbs. It is just right. Continue reading

Banyan Tree Fruit – The Kansas City Shuffle – Breaking out of a Stalemate Situation

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All you can see in the picture, is ONE Banyan tree that spreading out.

The fruit of the banyan tree is as much a wonder and a miracle as the rest of the tree. It develops according to the biorhythms of the tree and can be found around the year depending on how the tree has acclimatized to where it is.

This tree’s virility of rooting, growth and spreading – so much so one tree can cover acres and acres of land, are legendary.

Naturally the fruit has been used as support for sexual energy deficiencies and fertility in both men and women.

However it isn’t exactly an aphrodisiac. Rather, it works on a very basic level providing all the basic nutrition a person needs, much like baby food does, repairing a person on a very basic level so fertility and everything it needs all come in one big package. Continue reading

Our Lord’s Wood, Maid’s Ruin – Southernwood or Artimisia Abrotanum

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A major cause of nerve pain, neuropathy and some of the weirdest problems like damaged hearing, sudden temporary blindness, and various other sensory organ malfunction that do not seem to respond to the usual herbs that support brain function, can be helped by this wonder herb.

Southernwood, or Southern Wormwood or Artimisia Abrotanum, relieves the static electricity that keeps nerve endings clinging or resisting contact with the other nerve endings because of being in a state of suspended animation. Continue reading

Ceanothus – New Jersey Tea – Recovery From Shock

Ceanothus Americana - New Jersey Tea or Red Root
Ceanothus Americana – New Jersey Tea or Red Root

Today I came across on a gardening show, the stunning ethereal Ceanothus.

Why it is called New Jersey Tea is because during the war of the American Revolution ie. the war which resulted in the USA forming as a country independent from Britain, American dependence on tea, which was at the time mostly imported through the British commercial networks, had to be stopped.

The leaves of this wild shrub were used instead of Camellia Sinensis – which is the usual tea plant.

Now if you have your teas right, you know it’s actually rather difficult to find something to replace the usual tea leaf. There’s something about Camellia Sinensis that’s just right. It doesn’t push you over the top in any way. It’s uplifting and calming and holding together in a very balanced way. Continue reading