“Never been well since” – Interrupted Immunity, Reverse Immune Treatment

This article is about the long term effects of an immune process that is interrupted or left incomplete because of a sudden lack of resources.
I describe the method of ‘Reverse Immune Treatment’ that gives the body the signal that it’s time to do a lymphatic cleanse. I also describe my five favorite herbs for holistic lymphatic rehabilitation.

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.

The tincture is absorbed into the body without any sudden drastic reactions, almost like the gut accepts baby food.

This is my remedy of choice, for the hyper-sensitive, for the fragile, for those in need of the gentlest help in the most sensitive of nerve endings. For babies, for those recovering from surgery, for the frail aged, for new mothers.

It works as a painkiller and mild sedative in nerve ending pain.

Wherever in the body there is frailty and fragility that’s the cause of a problem – whether in the nerve endings or the inner linings of the blood vessels or organs, or intestines (think Crohn’s and IBS!) this is the angel sent by God to help uphold and strengthen the weakest littlest parts of us.

Emotionally or physically our system is one and frailty and fragility are part of everyone’s life experience at some time or the other.

This is the frailty and fragility and hyper-sensitivity expert.

I use it along with or instead of Cypripedium or Lady’s Slipper depending on the particular needs of the person.

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This plant has a lot in common with Lantana in its ability to support the liver in recovery from vibrational damage.

What is vibrational damage? Damage caused by radiation, EMF and so on are examples of vibrational damage.

While the whole body is affected by vibrational damage, the liver bears a lot of the brunt for a long time after because it has the extra work of processing out all those cell waste products that got stopped from being processed out during the vibrational assault, as the body redirected its energy to maintain itself instead of doing housekeeping tasks.

Too much vibrational damage clogs up the liver with so much extra work and stress because of it.

Taking powerful detoxifying herbs can help sometimes, but when your liver is tired, those can tire it out even more. Liver supportive herbs like Milk Thistle, Dandelion, Chicory, and especially this one – Buddleja or Butterfly Bush can help regenerate those tired and frail parts of the liver and help things come back to normal.

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Buddleia Asiatica – Yellow Flowered Buddleja growing in a water stressed area

This is a grounding herb whose benefits for the voice I discovered quite by accident. Sometimes stress, sleep deprivation and the like can cause the nerve endings in the throat to go out of whack.

I always know the state of my throat because several times a day I have to call out my son’s name. He’s an “explorer” you see. Someone has to keep an eye when child explorers roam free inside a house. So all the time, I hear myself calling out his name and it’s a good indication of the state of my throat as the same name comes out in different pitches and different volumes and different tones through the day.

On a day when my voice was especially stressed, I was at the park with him, when I found myself standing a huge Buddleja bush feeling incredible pain relief in my throat just enveloped in its beautiful scent.

I came home and had some of the tea and found my voice changed almost instantly after that, sounding and feeling so much better.

I mention this here because there are mighty few herbs that will make such drastic difference to a VOICE that quickly. It’s about the little nerve endings that few other herbs ever manage to get to.  (If you’re interested in rehabilitation of the voice, you might want to check out my much appreciated article –How to Heal the Voice. )

All flowers help energy recovery but Buddleja deserves a very special mention. There’s a sort of energy draining, often sexual energy draining, that comes from nerve ending strain that causes constant energy leaking. Well energy doesn’t leak like water, but it can dissipate and that shows in the body with the bladder leaking (incontinence), the blood vessels like the veins leak, skin cappilaries breaking easily (rashes, redness, bruising).

We’re talking fragility again.

All kinds of leaking – urinary, sexual, blood, vital energy, emotional leaking – Buddleja can help by strengthening nerve endings.

I often use it in combination with Saw Palmetto, Gelsemium, Tribulus Terristris, Yarrow, to stop leaking and support capillary repair and strength.

Because it’s such an expert in fine nerve repair, we’re talking highly specialized Elf darner of frayed delicate nerve endings here, it’s been used for vision support, to heal nerve endings in the eyes. I use it with Celandine and Scullcap for a most amazing healing nerve regenerative effect in the eyes.

You get the picture by now. Frail – fragile nerve endings – Buddleja.

It’s amazing how much the energy processes of our bodies depend on fine nerve endings and how caring for them can boost our overall vital energy retention and quality of life.

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Butterfly Bush or Buddleia Flowers Under the Moon – A very very beautiful fragrance

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.

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This is a young Banyan Tree putting out its first aerial roots about fifteen feet up from the ground.

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.

Nutritionally, the more popular fig – Ficus Carica – beats it as a food. But when it comes to trace minerals, the banyan fruit – Ficus Benghalensis is on a whole other level.

While it doesn’t have the sugars of the popular fig, essential food for sustenance, especially in the warm climate the common fig is native to, what the banyan fruit does have is those trace substances that address a person’s vital requirements for growth and repair.

In situations where a person is unable for some reason to work up the mojo to get past a plateau in healing or progress; when there’s a wound that simply won’t heal, when the person seems to be going around in circles getting ill, becoming alright, falling ill, getting well – really well, before relapsing – and this isn’t because of an obvious condition in the environment that’s causing the problem, the fruit of the Banyan helps breakthrough.

It is my medicine of choice to break a stalemate situation especially those that have an element of lack or deficiency in them. Where the person cannot seem to RETAIN or SUSTAIN energy long enough to break through.  

If someone says they’ve been in the same situation a long long while with ups and downs but always keep coming back to square one or ground zero – whatever you call it – I put banyan fruit in their medicine. It simply cannot hurt anyone – human or animal of any age.

In unnecessarily high doses it can cause vertigo in those who have been nutritionally deprived as the body spins into action to absorb the trace minerals it offers.

Have you heard of the Kansas City Shuffle? It’s this sort of method of bringing out a hidden enemy, or tricking one, by pretending to be one of the preys of the predator. The enemy reveals their location and becomes vulnerable as they come out to get the prey and have basically walked into a trap.

That’s how the banyan fruit works. It provides all the basic nutrition that makes predatory illnesses – ie. energy patterns not natural to the human body and the cells that carry them, lurking around the body like vampires, go dizzy with delight and think, “Yay, this is good stuff.” They go into overdrive, feasting on the nutrition and realize too late – this is not the common fig – this is the fruit of the banyan tree. “We should’ve googled it before feasting on it. We cannot really digest this stuff. We’re not natural. We only eat sugar. Oh no, oh no…. ”

Before long the unnatural cell is a dead cell and being thrown out.

I often combine banyan fruit with Milk Thistle and other support for the liver and for the lymphatic system to help throw out the dead cells and finish the job.

Now this is not something that happens overnight and it is quite draining and not advisable to use big doses of Banyan Fruit on its own. A better course of action is a smaller dose spread over six months to a year along with other herbs to help the body adjust to the changes brought about by the Banyan Fruit.

When the body changes, the consciousness changes. When the consciousness changes, our life changes. Every natural herb you make part of your life changes your consciousness and your life, whether you can see it or not.

The fruit of the banyan changes a life in very basic ways as it provides basic nutrition you might’ve been lacking for years or decades, changes on levels that might not be obvious but which as time goes is the equivalent of a paradigm shift.

Slow and steady wins the race, they say. The banyan fruit totally expresses that proverb into physical reality.

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Banyan Fruit just before I cut them up to make tincture of them in vinegar. I prefer vinegar in this case because it retains the trace minerals that alcohol does not retain.

Intelligent Detox – Herbs that raise body intelligence

If your detoxification programs haven’t been working well enough, and if you have nutritional deficiencies even though you eat healthy enough, you need to remind your body to get back to sifting things properly.

The intelligence of herbs is amazing. They are living beings not dead chemicals. When we have whole herbs who have not been processed in a way that destroys their subtle energies, the herbs get into our bodies and teach the parts of us that are tired or have forgotten how to do things, how to do them efficiently again.

A very important aspect of detoxification and keeping clean on a regular basis, is for our bodies to know what to keep and what to throw out.

The usual herbs for detoxification, laxatives, and urinary stimulators, need the body to keep what’s needed instead of throwing the baby out with the bath water. To do so, would be to cause a whole new set of problems where the body is chronically energy deficient and lacking in important minerals.

Tumors, various skin problems, these are among so many others the result of the body not knowing what to keep and what to let go of.

Very often a person who needs help in this area is also feeling overwhelmed by life, and at a loss to sift through what is valuable and what to let go of or forget about. The same herbs work on all levels to help the body and soul together.

Here are some of my favorite herbs with the intelligence that they lend us to help sift efficiently:

Papaya – What belongs, What doesn’t

Carica Papaya is in Paw Paw Ointment used to carry herbal treatments.

 

Just a simple tasty fruit. The papaya has the intelligence to know which cells belong in the area and which don’t. When the papaya knows this, the cells of the body pick up on that and realize which cells should go and which should stay. Now that’s intelligent detoxification.

 

Geranium Robertiana and Ginkgo – Bullshit Detectors

Above, Herb Robert and beneath is Ginkgo Biloba

These two grow even in radiation destroyed zones because they’re like the wise man who built his house upon a rock. They are conscious of what’s really important and what’s happening in the neighborhood is not a priority. They are grounded in their own reality.

When the energy fields of living beings are broken down for any reason, natural cells fall back into the basic ability to re-generate their own energy field based on basic reality that radiation and the like cannot touch.

These two are my favorite herbs for basic connectedness to reality and their ability to know what’s really needed and what is fluff. Bullshit detectors is what they are.

 

Lycopodium or Club Moss and Violet – Crisis managers, Detanglers

Above, Lycopodium, Beneath, Violets

These two know just how to manage things when the toxins and what’s required and valuable are so entangled and mixed up, the body has been keeping them both not knowing how exactly to solve the problem.

Eventually, as the presence of toxins increase, they trigger off crises as the body tries to throw them out desperately.

In crises like autoimmune disorders and allergies, these can help the body make sense of the confusion and sift out what to keep and what to send packing.

Heather – Calluna Vulgaris – Foreseeing future needs through tapping into DNA memory

An important part of sifting is being able to foresee the need for something. To do this our cells need to be in touch with the memory in our dna that tells us based on the past what we can expect in the future. Heather has that intelligence to help us tap into our dna memory and make decisions about what to keep and what to send out.

Mimosa Pudica – Just say No

‘Touch me Not’ or ‘The Sensitive Plant’; This plant has been used to help sensitive nervous systems as it itself is so sensitive. Its intelligence however goes deeper. It is sensitive to the environment as well and senses changes in pressure all around it and adjusts its own internal pressure accordingly to open or close its leaves. It helps our body be sensitive to the situation we are in and reject that which pressures or pushes us beyond what we can deal with.

It helps us simply say No to toxins – anything which is causing more trouble than helping us.

Me versus Me – Herbs for Autoimmune and Histamine Disorders

When I was at university, I used to cut across the golf course instead of taking the long way around the drive. One day on my way to an exam as I was running across the golf course around noon, I ran into a whole lot of flies, just flies. My face began to itch like crazy. When I reached the building where the exam was, I rushed to the bathroom and discovered to my horror that my face and neck were covered in huge red welts and swollen up – I was unrecognizable. I did the exam anyhow, but it took several hours for the welts and swelling to subside and I never ran across a golf course in the heat of day ever again.

It was one of my many brushes with histamine intolerance. That’s when the body reacts to something like an insect bite, and then reacts wildly to those substances that are supposed to fight whatever foreign substance entered via the insect bite.

It’s the body fighting it’s own self.

And that’s the core of nearly all auto-immune disorders, histamine intolerance, chronic allergies. On every level, if you look at it, it’s a civil war inside the person.

It’s a slug fest of you versus you.

To heal from autoimmune and histamine disorders, chronic allergies etc., the war of Me versus Me must stop. I have found that the Me versus Me battle, is usually based on us behaving with our own selves like we’re tough loveless school masters. Starting to treat our own selves with emotional understanding and the love that’s beyond the rules, changes everything.

But this article is about herbs that help us on the path to peace between Us and Us.

If we get relief from the symptoms of autoimmune and histamine disorders, it makes life so much easier and the same plants that help physically also help energetically to steer us in the right direction.

Herbs for Autoimmune Disorders, Histamine Intolerance & Chronic Allergies

Heather – Calluna Vulgaris

This lovely wild plant holds us together. If ever we needed a unifying force, something to hold us together through the extreme experiences our body is going through, it’s now.

My Grandad once bent a Heather plant a certain way, gently around his finger while he sat there for hours. The next time he was there he saw it still sort of had that bend to it, so he twined it around his finger again. It ended up growing that way. At the end of the season the plants died for the winter. To my Grandad’s delight, a year or two later, he found in the same place a new plant with the same bend as the one that had grown twining around his finger. Somehow through the whole process, Heather’s soul remembered him.

That’s the soul memory Heather has. It brings up our soul memory too. This helps us resolve our differences with ourselves. All our Me versus Me problems are because of not being in touch with our soul and spirit priorities in the first place.

On a physical level Heather detoxifies the body in lovely gentle ways.

 

Quis Qualis Indica

What can I say about this one? The magic of footpaths and lazy afternoons and warm evenings. When your body is experiencing a lazy afternoon and nothing’s stirring and all your cells want to do is say, “It’s too hot to anything, I’ll just lull here and forget the world…” Then a beautiful fragrance comes in from somewhere… so soft yet so enlivening… and you say, “Quis? (What is it?!)” and “Qualis?! (From where is it coming?!)” And then your brain slowly comes out of the afternoon stupor and your heart feels a little hungry for life, and that smell comes tantalizing at you, and you decide you might as well move just a little bit, oh ok… I’ll turn around maybe, oh ok…. I’ll maybe bend off the side of the bed and see where that smell is coming from… Oh can’t see anything, ok I’ll roll off the bed and crawl to the door and pop my head out and see what’s happening… Oh.. where IS that fragrance coming from?!

Next thing you know you’re outside like a police dog – otherwise just another fat-ass Labrador – on the trail of your first drugs haul at the airport.

That’s how Quis Qualis affects our cells, especially the lymphatic system which is the catch-all of all the toxins that don’t get get through out of the body in a timely fashion.

Finding out what we love, finding what motivates us, these are critical in finishing the war of Me versus Me. It changes EVERYTHING.

Quis Qualis is among the Night Flowering Plants for Recovery from Shock
Quis Qualis is one of the 5 super antioxidants in my Super Antioxidant Mix for Recovery from Cancer

 

Golden Seal – Hydrastis Canadensis

This stunning flower grows on the flower in shady forests of North America. You’ll agree with me, it takes a special sort of courage to grow – so soft and tender and beautiful on the floor where you could get trampled by any number of animals. Golden Seal apparently doesn’t care; from the dawn of time to now, generations of Golden Seal have been born and lived and reproduced without a problem, right there on the forest floor.

In the body I find it turns the very core of the being, in the deep of every cell, like a fan being turned on on the forest floor that sends air moving upwards and out, cleaning out, reorganizing.

Corruption is anything that doesn’t fit in with your purpose.

Golden Seal reminds cells of their own purpose, and the cell remembers and begins to throw out what doesn’t match its purpose and slowly the whole body and system remembers its purpose and that’s how it gets things cleared out.

Reminding our systems of our purpose is so important to end the war of Me versus Me so the different parts of us can connect despite conflict because of being motivated by common purpose.

On a physical level Golden Seal is the expert at throwing out nervous toxins and is even used as part of several cancer treatments.

Elecampane or Inula

There’s a sort of ‘cramp’ that sets over the heart and lungs in those with autoimmune problems and histamine disorders. It happens because while the war of Me versus Me is going on, very often the full heart and the vibration through the lungs and body that follows cannot go through fully because of constriction in-between as a result of confusing energy patterns.

It’s like when you reach for the ice cream on the super market shelf and then before your hand actually reaches it, you pull your hand back. Imagine that happening in the heart and the lungs and then the rest of the system.

Over time a sort of rheumatism of the heart and lungs and perhaps the rest of the body too sets it.

Elecampane is a simple beautiful herb that believes in ‘Just do it.’ It helps the unraveling of knotted up tense nerves of the internal organs.

Elecampane unravels. Just remember that much.

 

Yerba Mate (Ilex Paraguayensis)

Mate is a herb that helps the body, especially the heart and lungs deal with fluctuation in blood pressure, altitude, energy shifts and so on. It helps all those symptoms that are the result of jerky sudden shifts and changes.

Every mood we’re in, every feeling, every experience makes these changes and Mate helps those who have gone helplessly overwhelmed by the changes and now have problem overreacting or under-reacting to things.

Blue Flag (Iris Vers.)

Blue Flag’s like this ancient instrument – called a ‘plumb line’ or a ‘plumb bob’. It has something heavy at one end and a string. And what it does is, you drop the heavy bit down and the string bit, will stand at a perfect right angle to the earth. It would show you if a wall was being built crooked, and you know you cannot have a building with walls that aren’t actually straight.

 

 

 

 

Blue Flag’s got the ability to compare a cell’s manifestation or physical being and working, with it’s energy body. It just knows this. Like those grand mothers that just know with their backs turned, whether you’re telling the truth or a lie, whether you’re well or unwell. It just knows. And what happens is, its knowing wakes up the cell’s knowing and the cell will naturally try to re-align to its own self.

For this reason, on both an energetic and a physical level Blue Flag inspires the body to throw out patterns of cell behavior, that do not match the cell. It has been known to correct even inherited energy patterns that do not match the dna. That means it helps the body and the DNA recover from the effects of conditions experienced by the ancestors that could be latent (like the syphilis, gonorrhea genes) or manifested – like chronic allergies and so on.

It helps in the war of Me versus Me because it reminds us of what we consider is right for us, and we can accept our truth and live by it and end the war.

Seashell Powder or Diatomaceous Earth

The Me versus Me war’s battlefield is most often the gut, the digestive system. The gut is filled with tiny nerve endings from end to end – and is constantly affecting every thing that happens in the body and in our lives. If it is well, the body is able to deal with things. If it isn’t the body says, “Enough is enough,” and refuses to tolerate anything other than the most basic life functions, leaving some toxins hanging around the body and over-reacting to some others.

Diatomaceous Earth’s like putting mud on the fire. The best way to put a fire out you know… put wet mud on it.

It’s got a lot of calcium and earth nutrients like that as well, which is great and very helpful, but the best thing is, without causing any hyper reactions it cleans out the digestive tract, and makes the cells feel normal.

That feeling of normal, should be easy to come by, but if you’ve read this article so far, you know it’s not that easy to come by.

Good old mud eating is the thing to make a person feel normal after extremes and ups and downs. Normal and grounded.

When you start taking it though, the initial detoxification might make you feel a little under the weather as it does throw out intestinal worms and the like, but stick with it, it’s just earth. Take care to get food grade diatomaceous earth and not the version that’s just to keep ants and pests away.