Herbs to Release Pent-up Rage

Anger that isn’t released becomes Rage. There are so very many physical conditions that are the result of anger bottled up that I cannot list them here.

There’s a simple rule of thumb. If you’re attracted to this topic, you most probably have pent up rage or someone you care about deeply, who influences you deeply has it.

These herbs have been my friends through the worst times of my life and I present them to you as I got to know them.

This is not a comprehensive list of all they are and do, just what I have been privileged to come to know of. They are living spirits and have different relationships with each person.

Datura Stramonium – Rage connected to Guilt

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My article called – Deep Space Datura – is one of the most popular pages on this website. Datura is my favorite painkiller oil and I have a bottle always at hand for every physical pain and ache and soreness. It’s also a wonderful sleep inducer.

But one of its long term effects, ie., when you use it say twice or thrice over a few weeks, is the way it exhumes rage.

The rage exhumed by Datura is most often rage associated with guilt.

There’s a rage that’s the result of deep remorse we feel inside, remorse for something we felt pushed into doing, against our spirit, against our instinct.

There are small things that matter deeply to us. Calling someone to tell them something, a little habit we loved that meant a lot to us.

Our spirit can go into rage if for some reason, maybe something so small that we decided it wasn’t a priority but in fact it was.

Remorse at betrayal of oneself, is a rage extremely difficult to face because nine times out of ten, we built a personality, a life, a way of being, on that betrayal and exhuming it means demolishing this whole life we built and then rebuilding it all over again.

Sometimes we just don’t have the strength to even face such a project.

We’re so tired and spent from years of struggling to hold up this huge mountain of heaviness that we can’t face the prospect of all it would take to tear it up and start from zero.

Datura breaks the falsity down so we can come back to zero.

Through my life, I’ve learned from depending on Datura over the years, to live at zero.

To be happy, a human does not need a complicated “established” mountain of baggage. All it takes to have a happy life, is to be able to feel the breeze on your face, taste what you’re eating and drinking, and stretch out when the day is done and surrender your body and soul to the keeping of God.

Over and over, Datura brings us back to that simple state of being.

Half a tspoon of dried datura plant or a pinch of any fresh part of the plant to three cups of hot water, let sit for five minutes is as much dose as you need for a tea.

It will heat up your body, relieve joint pain triggered by cold or wet weather, and get blood moving all over. It will also put you to sleep.

Warning – NEVER take datura tea if you have to do a test the next day, or anything you can’t put off if you’re not feeling up to it.

Because its effects can run for 3 days and even up to a week. You never know when its effect will show.

Datura oil applied topically over a place that hurts, or your feet and hands before bed-time is a gentle way to have Datura in your life.

The dream space is Datura’s own home town because there we can face things that we cannot face in our waking time because our brain blocks things out of insecurity or programing.

I’ve found that our cells in certain parts of our body hold memory – not just the brain and Datura oil applied where we’re hurting or tense, brings out the repressed rage there, from those places.

Very often I’ve found the pain in those places never returns, and in the days, weeks and months following there is a change of consciousness that results in a life change – a sure sign of true healing.

There are diluted versions of Datura Stramonium available in homeopathic stores. I am not a homeopath, however I have knowledge of how various dilution levels of herbs work as my Granddad made and used them as part of our traditional medicine that predates classical homeopathy by thousands of years.

I refer to the homeopathic names because these are the dilution levels available easily and inexpensively nearly all over the world.

Datura Stramonium Q – Mother Tincture
One drop to a cup of water (NOT MORE) in times of extreme distress caused by self hatred and rage with revulsion of oneself and one’s life

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Knotted nerves all over the body because of immense feeling of being too tied up and knotted to function. All nervous ‘knotted up’ ness.

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Hot white rage just beneath the calm exterior. Often this shows in sudden outbursts of rage that seem an overreaction to the situation.
Being turned on but losing libido just before an orgasm. Suicidal instincts after an orgasm.
Turning on those we love and trying to push them away, finding reasons to disconnect from people and things we love.
In children, refusal to look at something they were all crazy about the previous day. Mood disorders where they destroy something they built up or made, with obvious anger. Urination over something they like.
Brittle nails and hair that breaks too easily.

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The feeling of consummate helplessness at getting a life together. Life defeat. Loss of life while still technically alive.
Unable to receive love and care.
Hyper sensitivity to vibration – whether sound or color or sensation.
999 times out of a 1000, the start of this was in early childhood.

Larkspur or Staphsagriya – Rage connected to Humiliation

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I first came across the power of Larkspur as a child. I used to enjoy the Nancy Drew mystery books and I was captivated by the cover of “The Password to Larkspur Lane.”

The book cover shows a woman in a wheelchair divulging a secret across a fence, while a man stares angrily from behind, with larkspur growing nearby.

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The scene lingered in my sub-consciousness.

A few days after I read that book there was very heavy rainfall and I was walking on the road, facing down, because the rain was so heavy, if I lifted my head up, I’d be blinded by the water. I was also looking down because the stones which formed the bridge from the street itself to our gate, had spaces between them and you had to be careful not to put your feet over those places.

I was just about going to put my foot on one of the stones when I had this sudden flash of the cover of the book “Password to Larkspur Lane” flash in front of me with the vivid Larkspur flowers”.

I remembered the woman in the wheelchair telling Nancy the secret. She was the insider, revealing what would solve the mystery and end the evil. And suddenly I had an instinct that it’s the imprisoned, the helpless, the otherwise hidden away, those society considers worthless that are the agents of change like nothing I could have imagined before.

The very fact that they’re still alive despite being supposedly invalid – what does that mean? They are actually of such high value that not just God but man too insists on keeping them alive.

They’re not hidden because they’re ugly or weak. They’re hidden because someone fears them. Because they are the enemy of the evil. And yet the evil cannot do without them. Their own enemy keeps them alive.

They are power.

I was ten years old then, and the way I looked at the world changed forever. I began to look for the deep, for what slipped through the cracks, for what crossed the fences.

I began to hear in my own subconscious, the voice of the woman in the wheelchair whispering across the fence. The voice of the one who knew things, us “out in the sun” could not know.

Ladies and Gentlemen, there are secrets inside us, like rocks. With our conscious mind it’s hard to understand them. It’s like they’re in a different language.

Have you ever felt that you cannot understand or express something about yourself because it’s in a different language? A frequency you don’t get anymore? But some part of you obviously clings to?

Larkspur is the unlocker of those secrets of our subconscious.

As an adult I have used Larkspur – highly highly diluted tincture – in moments of complete helplessness and frustration, when I was clogged up and just couldn’t get a grip on things.

Think woman in a wheelchair imprisoned for life. That sort of helplessness and frustration minus the visible wheelchair.

Every time I had Larkspur, my soul release came, sometimes in hours, sometimes it took a few days. Somehow the rage found a way from some language only my soul knew to some form of expression that I could understand.

I find it beyond amazing how a FLOWER could have such powers. There aren’t shrinks or psychics or pastors or whatever – who could do that. And this flower does that. It translates your howling in gibberish pent up soul rage into some form of perceivable something that you can actually use as a stepping stone to move on.

This is something you’ll never believe until you’ve tried it.

This is the medicine for all those who feel like their voice is choked.

Sometimes terror is rage, and terror at the extent of your own anger.

One drop of any form dilution of Larkspur will do once every few days.

It’s the sort of flower that will guide your instinct.

For example, those with severe pent up rage due to humiliation – the sort which makes a person’s face flushed with rage they don’t know how to express, a drop of larkspur in their eye tonic, or face splash helps.

Like I said, you’ll never believe it until you try it. And if you really need it, you will try it, now or whenever the memory of reading this comes back to you.

Henbane – Hyoscamus Niger – Pyramid of Rage – Hidden Abuse

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I read on the internet about how this was a favorite of evil witches and the stuff of nightmares and murders.

My Granddad never gave me any of that sort of drama. All plants are our family members and Granddad treated them all just so.

Granddad had a cane of henbane wood. I never saw it, he just told me he had it somewhere. Why it came up was because Granddad had these marks on his right palm, caused by putting pressure on something for a long time. I asked him what had made those marks and he told me it was his henbane walking stick.

I was surprised. Granddad didn’t need a walking stick, I’d never seen him with one.

“It’s for when I climb,” he said to me. “She helps me climb up. With hind’s feet in high places.”

“Hind’s feet in high places,” is taken out of the Bible, the very last bit of the book written by the prophet Habakkuk, that phrase always fascinated me.

“Why hind’s feet?” I asked.

“Because hind’s (the female deer) feet are so sensitive, they can find places on the high rocks safe to put one’s feet and body weight on while climbing. Do you know what gives the hind that gift, Cara?”

“Something about pressure sensors underfoot?”

“No.”

“Just instinct?”

“No.”

“What then!”

“The desire to reach the top caused by the vision of how it must feel, how it must be to reach there. The VISION Cara, the VISION, the VISION.”

“Oh my God, alright! I got it. The VISION!”

“Not just the vision of the eyes, but the vision of the spirit. Do you know what that is, Cara?”

“Yes I do!”

“Give me an example.”

“Oh alright. Let me think.”

<Long time passes.>

It’s like when I was traveling to this ancient temple town, maybe two thousand years old, and about twenty minutes before I reached there, I could see these temples that I had not even seen pictures of before. And they weren’t like other ancient temples either. They were very different. But I could see them, and smell them too. I could feel them. AND they weren’t painted white in ancient times but they had only recently been painted white before I went there. And I saw them white.”

“What you’re describing is premonition vision. A sort of prophetic vision. That’s rare. Now give me an example of vision from daily life, something that’s a vision of the moment, not the past or the future.”

“Alright. Let me think.”

<Long time passes.>

“Ok, it’s like when I go vegetable shopping, and I’m looking at the vegetables and I get flashes of instinct of how they’ll look when they’re done cooking and in a serving bowl.”

“Cara, that’s the future again!”

“Oh ok… Let me think.”

<Long time passes.>

Alright, how about when I’m thinking of someone, and suddenly I can see what’s in their heart? It’s so clear sometimes. I just know.

That’s better. Vision in the moment is a inner clarity about a situation or a person.

What’s this got to do with hind’s feet and henbane?

The hind’s got to be in that inner clarity zone, right there thousands of feet above the chasm where one slip could end her life, where there are no other hinds up above her telling her, “You can do it baby!” No books, no phones, no help.

And Henbane’s that frequency.

Yes.

That’s why you have a cane of Henbane for when you climb. I see. Nice, Granddad. How do I get one?

You’ll never get one.

Why not!

You’re the henbane yourself.

Well why do you have one then? You’re not Henbane?

Someone gifted it to me. It looks good on the climb. Makes me seem mysterious. The younger uns get downright terrified of its knarls and knots. I get first rights over food and water.

Granddad!

Now Cara, remember, climbing is ninety percent vision and?

And?

The remaining one percent is?

I don’t know. What is it?

Letting go of that which weighs you down.

Hmm. Henbane helps with that?

Yes. It’s so light itself, it makes everything else feel so heavy so quickly, you start throwing off the unimportant things.

Granddad this is a lot for me to deal with right now. Yeah I know what you’ll say – that I’ll remember it later when I need it.

Yes.

———-

I remembered what Granddad said when I needed to.

Henbane’s the angel you need to keep your inner vision clear in tricky high places. If you’re there, you’ll know already what I mean.

Why I included it in this article is because there’s a sort of rage that I call a rage pyramid.

It’s because it’s rage at what was once an everyday abuse in your life, but gradually the abuse began to reduce and perhaps at the time of reading this, you don’t have the abuse anymore in your life. But the tip of the pyramid is still in your life and through it comes the entire built up pressure of the entire body of the rage of all those times.

The visible abuse is almost gone, except for this tiny tiny little manifestation. A chronic health problem, a repeating scenario of failure that comes up every now and then and bursts your bubble of happiness, a memory that comes up at the wrong times and makes you feel hopeless all over again.

If it weren’t important, it wouldn’t.

Henbane’s that frequency of sensitivity that can find and pull that out.

My Dad who was the neighborhood help-of-all in disaster, once had to dive into a well that had a sandy bottom to rescue a little child who had fallen in. The sand at the bottom of the well had shifted and covered the unconscious child. My Dad holding his breath for as long as he could began to search for clues. He then thought he saw a hair and very gently without breaking it followed it under the sand,  found it was attached to the child’s head. Dad rescued the child by that hair.

I think of henbane as something that gives us that sensitivity – to be able to pull a whole unconscious child out by one hair that’s still sticking out above the surface.

Henbane or Hyoscamus Niger is also to be taken only highly diluted and works best when you take a little of it every day over a long period.

At the time you start, you write down somewhere, exactly why you’re taking it. And then you take it till you feel you’ve reached a point where you can say you’ve reached where you wanted to be.

This is important because with Henbane’s sensitivity, you could find yourself distracted by things that aren’t so important. So write your aims down, that will sit in your subconscious and then whether it’s a year or two years or five years or twelve years, keep taking the highly diluted Henbane, just top off a finished bottle with more spring water, or distilled water or colloidal silver water, or water + 70% everclear and keep taking it, till you don’t need climbing support anymore.

Let me tell you, it isn’t a very pleasant thing having the sensitivity to find a needle in the haystack. But a time will come when you’ll realize that it was worth it.

henbane-hyoscamus-niger-nerve-painlevel, the dilution of Henbane relieves nerve pain in places other herbs find hard to reach. The inner ear, pain of the nerves because of hernia, certain types of sciatic pain, pain in the fine nerves of the throat and chronic nerve pain or neuropathy in the fingers and toes.

When the plant dries after the season the delicate fine flower pods remain – a message the spirit gets. A display of finesse in creation. Every cell of every nerve so carefully defined and true to nature.

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That’s how we become when we live with sensitivity to our spirit. We become in every way, and in every part, true to our nature.

Mandrake – Podophyllum – Rage connected to Sorrow

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Picture of Podophyllum in Brentsville, Virginia, USA

There are two kinds of Mandrake – the old world type of the Middle East and Europe- Mandragorum and the American Mandrake or Podophyllum or Mayapple.

As it’s the latter that’s most easily available these days I am focusing on it for this article. The other Mandrake works pretty much the same with a few differences that are not so important to mention as far as this topic goes.

The mandrake is legendary as an aphrodisiac. My Granddad staunchly was against the use of herbs as aphrodisiacs. “If a man or a woman is not drawn to another naturally, it is a crime to force attraction by any means.”

The mandrake however is so very much more than an aphrodisiac.

It’s an old treatment for ‘rage of sorrow‘.

When a person has lost all they loved, and the hole left is so big they feel it can never be filled or healed again; that sorrow.

In our times we see this most often in those people who have been displaced from their hometowns or countries to another place.

Our hearts have a life that’s made of everyday loving.

When that heart-life gets killed or stopped, and we are unable to express our sorrow -perhaps because we don’t even know how deeply we are affected – it becomes a rage inside with manifestations in the body like chronic inflammation, the need for constant comfort food and so on.

Often it blocks our natural desire to express our heart through sexuality, art, creative pursuits.

Every now and then, someone will tell me that they used to play a musical instrument but don’t anymore, or they used to sing or dance, or have some form of creative expression but they stopped.

And very often, if you look at it, the time you stopped enjoying what you enjoy, is most often the time your heart-life stopped. Suddenly you didn’t have the energy or will anymore to pursue what made you happy before.

Podophyllum is on that frequency we were in as a child, exploring the world without preconceived notions, where we could find pleasure in the simple things of life.

It helps us connect to the underground sea of sorrow that’s blocked out our childlike enjoyment of ourselves, and drain it out.

It’s not an immediate or even quick process. It’s a long process and sometimes you might feel like the mourning will never end. But it will.

Again, a diluted dose is more than enough, but this works best taken everyday at least.

It’s especially great for children who have faced a tragedy and are unable to terms with it.

Herbs to use with the Big 4

Those I use in combination with either one or two of the big 4 mentioned above are the following. You can use as many of them together as you please. Just keep the dose small but regular. If you don’t feel any of them are applicable to you, don’t use any of them. Never use a herb that doesn’t absolutely call to your heart.

I’m just listing the one main thing about each herb as is applicable to releasing pent up rage. They’re each a powerhouse in their own way.

Salix Nigra or Black Willow

For those who have pain in the nerves of their hands.

Viola Odorata

For those with a history of heart weakness.

Lily of the Valley

For those with a history of trauma as a child where they closed their ears to shut out the sounds.

Poison Ivy – Rhus Tox

For those who have a history of Irritable Bowel Syndrome – ie. they swing between diarhhea and constipation most of the time.

Sanguinaria – Bloodroot

For those with a history of cramping and restless legs syndrome.

Mountain Rhododendron or Azalea

For those who have had problems with speech and expressing themselves in writing.

Morning Glory

For those with the tendency to destroy things they love or like.

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.

Chilblains & Raynaud’s Syndrome – Herbs to Balance Body Temperature

As a sufferer of severe Raynaud’s where my finger joints would go purple and black every winter, I’ve given a lot of thought to this condition and tried all kinds of treatments for it till I finally found something that really worked.

Creams that have lanolin (sheep fat) work the best to create a layer of protection from the cold, and the topical application of Winter Cherry, Spikenard, Datura and other herbs that create warmth locally, are necessary as you will have to keep your fingers and toes as warm as possible.

However, despite all that, the basic condition persists in those whose body temperature and therefore metabolism  isn’t stable.

For those whose body temperature has fallen chronically beneath the norm, herbal teas that warm up the body – Rosehips and Nettle for example, can help. For those who are running a higher than normal temperature, Chamomile is a tea that can help.

But those are very temporary fixes and their effect is limited.

To truly get your fingers and toes back to normal, hormonal rehabilitation through balancing body temperature is the only thing to do. It took me all of three years to achieve, but it did finally happen.

These are the herbs I took regularly and which are part of my Herbal Treatment for Raynaud’s Syndrome:

Mistletoe

All the work of making hormones and then transporting them to where they’re needed, and then using them the way they’re supposed to be used – the whole process is dependent on the body maintaining a stable temperature.

A drastic change in temperature starts off new processes and you don’t want a new one starting off while the previous one is still half-way done.

Mistletoe has all the nutrition as well as intelligence and energy to support the body’s own temperature balance mechanisms in getting back up to efficient.

If you’re wondering how that mechanism gets out of order in the first place, it’s over-stimulation and over-adrenalizing with inadequate sleep and rest and recovery. Remember puberty? It probably started then, habits developed then, Mistletoe can help us break out of.

Although Mistletoe in a dose of a drop or two of the concentrated extract will help heart rate and blood pressure stabilize in the moment, its true healing effects can be experienced when taken in small doses over months, maybe even a year or more. A break of a week or two or a little more in-between would be good idea though.

Cactus Grandiflora

is an efficient balancer of the nervous system frequency and in doing that stabilizes the function of the heart. This tones up circulation everywhere without causing any sudden increase in circulation and the subsequent drop. It is exactly that sort of instability that is counter-productive to treating Raynaud’s Disease.

Herbs that boost circulation, like garlic for example, should always be taken in responsible doses and as part of food rather than in strong herbal extract form when you’re trying to get the body to keep its temperature stable – which is what we’re trying to do with this herbal treatment.

Gelsemium or Yellow Jasmine

is a relaxer and calmer of the nervous system too and helps stabilize the extremes of temperature that cause Raynaud’s symptoms. It has the added usefulness of being helpful in moments of stress as a cooler of the brain and overheated nerve endings.

 

 

 

Pulsatilla or Pasque Flower

relaxes the tight and taut nerves in and around the abdomen, including the digestive system and the reproductive system. When this area is all tied up, the body cannot really do much. The reproductive organs are connected in many ways to the hormonal glands in the brain and need to be relaxed so the glands can do their job of maintaining temperature balance.

 

 

Gotu Kola

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Gotu Kola

has the nutrition and intelligence required to support healing and balance all over the body. In this herbal combination it offers vital nutrients that make it possible for nerves and muscles to interact with each other without the sudden cramping and release associated with undernourished nerves and muscles.

 

 

 

 

Wheatgrass 

 is rehabilitation for the liver and in fact all organs in one way or another. Its simple powerful nutrition makes it possible for the liver to get back into robust function managing hormonal balance in the blood, which in turn supports the maintenance of a stable temperature of the body.

 

 

 

The Fig

has natural sugars and nutrients that comfort and replenish a body depleted and tired by instability in temperature and hormones. This contributes to a feeling of well-being and satisfaction in the nervous system and prevents the sudden nerve-shock that comes just before Raynaud’s attacks.

 

 

 

 

The White Willow

is a famous pain-killer and the source of Aspirin. In this herbal treatment it is used for its effect on circulation and the consequent lessening of inflammation and pain anywhere in the body. Taken as first-aid it works as a pain-killer, taken in small doses regularly over weeks and months, it helps clean up the circulatory system in a gentle but thorough way and prevents the coagulation in blood vessels that promote Raynaud’s Disease.

 

 

 

 

 

Chronic Nervous Inflammation – Reversing the Trend

Some years ago I was sitting in a bus-stop when I saw a woman shuffling along with a bag she was finding hard to carry even though it didn’t look very big or bulky. She should’ve been able to put it on her shoulder and keep walking. Instead she was lugging it with both her hands, in front of her, walking awkwardly.

I finally decided that whatever was inside that little bag was something really heavy. Something like a big rock.

That’s how life is for people with chronic inflammation of the brain and nervous system.

What seems easy and normal for others, is so difficult for them. They often either put on a lot of weight or lose a lot because they simply can’t seem to function normally.

See, in the body, “inflammation” doesn’t mean something’s on fire. It means an area is dehydrated to the point where the cushioning between the cells is gone and there’s no buffer between them – so they’re all clumped up and rubbing each other up causing friction and making the nerves in the area scream for help.

A lot of sudden gain in ‘water weight’ is just the body trying to soothe the area. That’s the body’s first response to any tragedy – send water in there to cushion and deliver special requirements for healing.

When however, this becomes a regular affair, the area becomes a normalized water body – just as repeat rains will form a pond that if continually fed with water will become an established water body.

Sometimes this shows prominently as weight gain – around the stomach for example, as happens in the case of chronic inflammation caused by attacks in the digestive system.

Other times the swelling isn’t so obvious but the feeling of, ‘I’m not well’ is prominent enough.

Some people struggle on year after year feeling unwell.

Now the solution to chronic nervous inflammation is rather simple. The key to it actually working though, is discipline.

“Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most.” – Abraham Lincoln

You have to consciously stop whatever’s causing the inflammation. Why discipline is the key is because when you have chronic nervous inflammation it means that the cause is somewhere in your lifestyle – not just a one-time thing.

And changing lifestyle requires discipline every time. It’s not an overnight thing.

Like a seed planted in the ground has to be watered even though it can’t be seen and its progress can’t be seen yet, so you have to keep doing the right thing for you, even when you cannot see the benefits, trusting that it will have its effect soon.

So how do you stop chronic nervous inflammation?

1) Find the cause of it in your lifestyle.

There might be many causes. But there’s a way to know if something causes inflammation. If you feel drained after eating something, or doing something, that’s a dead giveaway. If you feel bloated or confused or tired or irritable or lose your excitement for something; all those are giveaways.

Remember that something like doing something you don’t want to do, can have as much effect on the body as eating something that actually inflames the gut lining.

If you’re already careful to eat what doesn’t inflame your stomach, then you ought to look at other causes than what you’re ingesting.

The rule of thumb is this – physically ingested inflammants have the least overall effect, while emotional and psychological causes have more, followed by pharmaceutical substances which by nature of directly attacking the nervous system and/or hormonal balance in the body, have the worst inflammatory effect.

Do take some time off for yourself – to list the things that drain you. To think of how to get rid of those, or change them so they don’t drain you.

You might not realize what a huge change for the better can happen in your life and in your body by doing that.

2) Get your fat.

In the early nineties, there was a lot coming out in the media about how the lesser oil you had the better it was for your body. Newspaper articles and experts all advised fruit and vegetables over meat and fat.

It took a decade and a half before people realized that the information wasn’t exactly right. And that the lack of B vitamins and fat had caused an epidemic of nervous vulnerability, as we need fat to cushion our nerve endings and make us able to take the passage of electricity through our nervous system.

An epidemic of obesity that was actually just water retention due to chronic nervous inflammation started off then and hasn’t abated yet.

My rule of thumb is this – eat what makes your gut feel satisfied. If you feel like your stomach is happy, then you’ve eaten right.

In the beginning, you’ll feel unable to trust yourself – all you’ll want to eat is things that simply cannot be good for your body. Focus on your gut – does it feel good in your stomach?

Does it satisfy your hunger? Do you feel you can stop thinking about food for a while after you eat?

All fats are not equal. Races which thrived on animal fat usually cannot feel satisfied with vegetable fat. Go with your genetics. If it was good for your grandparents, it’s most likely good for you.

3) Get your familiar food and herbs.

Some people think herbs and supplements for nervous support are things like sedatives or maybe things that excite the brain and cause the release of hormones.

What I’ve found is, the no. 1 support for the nervous system is good fat in the diet.

After that, foods and herbs that are FAMILIAR.

The first thing a person reaches for in times of stress is a food familiar to them. Dairy is so popular because our first food was our mother’s milk. Cereals our genes are familiar with, and herbs that have been life partners with our families are all our friends in this world.

Things you ate when you were little rank very high in your body’s esteem.

So make place for them, go looking for them, find them, make them part of your life.

Giving your body a sense of security is critical to stopping the nervous inflammation.

Your familiar foods are your first medicine every time you feel threatened. It’s a good thing, a natural thing. Embrace it and keep your favorite things at hand always.

5) Herbs to stop chronic inflammation

You’ll find my my trusted anti-inflammatory herbs on this page. However those are more of first-aid.

To reverse the tendency to chronic inflammation of the brain and nervous system, I usually use a different set of herbs.

Rauvolfia Serpentina – or Snakeroot.


While supposed to be a sedative, in fact this highly specialized herb for the nervous system actually helps nerve endings recover electrical balance after shocks. Not everyone needs it, but if your chronic inflammation episodes coincide with severe mental stress, and you have experienced shock in your dreams or shock due to life circumstances, this herb can help.

Yellow Oleander or Thevetia Peruviana


Poisonous when had as a food, the highly diluted form of this beautiful tree, is powerful medicine for a depleted nervous system.
Very often inflammation is the result of the system just being too tired to deal with a problem any other way than sending out the alarm signal; too tired to learn a new way of dealing with pain.
This herb helps relieve that overwhelming feeling of having too much to deal with and restores perspective.

Tribulus Terrestris

This herb’s famous as a male libido enhancer. However that’s just one of it’s side-effects. It has this rather unique ability to heal those places where the nerves embed into the muscle and tendon tissue.
One of the triggers of chronic inflammation is improper or strained communication between the nerves and muscle tissue.
There’s a role water plays here, and Tribulus just happens to also help there by conditioning the kidneys to support stable functioning.
That tired, drained feeling in the muscles is greatly relieved by Tribulus. It lessens the chance of inflammation by lessening the stress in the nervous system.

Liquorice

Yes, good old liquorice works like a conditioner of the lungs, and the stomach lining – all places where nerve endings are just so ready to get hyper in.

Sweet to the taste, calming to the nerves and a rescuer from all the micro-dramas happening right under nose, liquorice has no side-effects and can only do good.

Slippery Elm Bark and Salix Nigra or Black Willow Bark, also have similar effects.

Centella Asiatica or Gotu Kola

Gotu Kola
Gotu Kola

I don’t think enough has been written about this herb even though it’s all over the internet. I find what’s written about it, grossly misleading. It’s been portrayed as a miracle cure for problems with the liver and sometimes with the brain.

In fact its effect is such a holistic – full-body full-system one that to limit it to the liver or brain is misleading.

In one sentence – Centella Asiatica stabilizes the system. Like an earthing wire grounds an imbalanced electrical appliance, this ground hugging herb grounds immediately.

Raw cacao – real chocolate has a little bit of this effect – perhaps why chocolate is so popular and why people in stress reach for chocolate.

But as it’s not very easy to get cacao powder that hasn’t any additives or hasn’t been irradiated while processing and packing, I use Centella Asiatica for the beautiful ground effect.

The only thing to remember about Centella is, if you have it in the evenings, you could find yourself a little too clear headed around bed time and that could lead to you losing sleep while you engage something like reading or brain-storming.

Ginkgo Biloba

Famous for helping stupid people become intelligent, Ginkgo does something few other easily available botanicals do. It ‘holds’ you in, focuses you.

Not just mentally but physically as well.

No matter what you’ve gone through, you could use something holding your body focused in doing what has to be done to be healed.

This drastically lessens the chance of inflammation as very often inflammation is the result of energy going where it’s not needed.

 

White Willow Bark – Salix Alba

Famous for being the original source of aspirin, this tree’s a pain killer. I have used it for a long while now for all kinds of pain killer needs. But it also has the ability, when taken in a small dose over a period of time, to rehabilitate the body’s ability to deal with inflammation.

In the case of someone with chronic inflammation, the body is in the habit of dealing with any threat by getting inflamed, swollen and so on. White Willow helps change that habit, helps the body do things like retain and work with nutrition it needs desperately instead of spending all its energy dealing with one inflammation after another.

End Chronic Illness – Metastasis or Shape Shifting Illness & Decisive Resolution

Metastasis is a word used to explain the movement of a disease or illness from one part of the body to another.

Cancer for example is pretty much treated like an evil spirit that when kicked out of one area, could well go and establish itself somewhere else. Infection in general can be like that too – spreading from let’s say the throat to the ears to the sinuses up the forehead.

But metastasis also happens, and more frequently than cancer or infection, as what is called ‘myopathy’ which just means weakness or under-functioning, or as inflammation.

It means the person has a weakness or minor illness somewhere in the body, and it is treated and it goes away, or it just goes away, but another area of the body then falls ill soon after.

The modern medical industry does not usually consider separate areas of the body falling ill, as the same problem. They are usually both treated symptomatically as separate conditions, usually the symptoms are suppressed, and the illness then moves to yet another part of the body.

Before long the person’s got not a pill or two to take at a time, but several, a whole box of pills and complicated prescriptions.

I remember seeing ‘witch doctors’ in a documentary on tv, trying to beat evil spirits that cause illness out of a person. While the beating bit was obviously undesirable, it was interesting to me, because you look at ancient cultures world over and they look at illness as a spiritual thing. One little problem here and there, here have this soup, problems around puberty, child birth, aging etc, here have this soup. But there’s a difference between those and illness that moves around.

This article is about those shape shifting illnesses and what we can do with herbs and otherwise to resolve the matter decisively.

I used the word ‘decisively’ there because I’ve discovered through long hard experience that ultimately the end of the shape shifting illness depends on the decision of the human. Truly, if you remember just one thing from this article, remember this – Shape Shifting Illnesses are ended through a decision finally made, and that decision enforced.

In fact, I could put it another way, the cause of shape shifting illness is nearly always a decision put off or being reluctant to enforce a decision made.

When you live a life too long on the brink of something, on the verge of something – almost there, but not quite there, one foot here but one little toe back there, mostly here but one little part wondering is it right for you – that’s the breeding ground for a shape shifting illness – which is nothing but your indecision hanging around trying to find a place in the body to ferment and rot in peace while you take your own sweet time reading books about how to develop leadership skills and take charge of your life and doing yoga to release energy blocks in your pelvic area.

The decisions that matter in our lives are not the ones we make in our minds, but the ones we arrive at naturally. Spirit decisions.

For example, do you remember the moment you decided to move away from a place? That moment when you knew you absolutely had to, no matter what the pros or cons were? Do you remember the moment you decided to marry someone? Or break up with someone? Or leave a job you’d had a long time?

Now imagine if you arrive at such a decision and because of fear or any number of other things, you decide to ignore it. Imagine the energy of that life changing decision, energy released to facilitate a life change, that powerful energy instead of being expressed hanging about your bones and internal organs like a pent up volcano. That’s just the energy you feel the lack of, in pursuit of which you take all kinds of supplements every day. Keeping that volcano in there from bursting and blowing holes in the system, itself is a big task and demands a lot of everyday energy.

You see how this downward spiral goes?

So, it’s obvious, the thing to do is face the issue and get on with life.

Now, I know it’s not as easy as that. However, we have eons of human history of ways people have used to face such situations.

Old school doctors would recommend a visit to the sea, for those they felt needed to face their soul decisions. That was their way of getting someone to get out of their everyday spin and demagnetize their systems and naturally face what’s holding them back.

Other old school healers would ask the person to do once more, things they did when they were last healthy.

What was that one thing you used to do when you were last healthy?

Please take the time to remember. It doesn’t matter if you don’t read the rest of this article. If you can, start doing it again, or find something that makes you feel like that again.

What if at the end of it all, you just don’t know what it is that ails you.

You’re an open minded person, you’re self critical and you love yourself too. You’ve tried most things and you still find yourself not able to get that breakthrough into energy release in a way that results in everyday healing and health. You just can’t get back to healthy again. You wonder is it just because you were that unwell and the process takes time, or are you even healing in the first place, because you seem to keep coming back to square one every few months.

What you need to do is make yourself a program where you do three important things:

1) Support your body with vital energy.
My favorite way to do this is with herbs that have a lot of vitamin c – Rosehips, Maritime Pine Bark, my Super Antioxidant Mix and so on. You need to take care of your body, get all the help you need to feel better.

2) Cry lots.
Crying always helps. Well, nearly always. The good majority of all the people I know and I know of who couldn’t release their shape shifting illness released it after a period when they lost their usual composure in life and cried and cried and cried for weeks and weeks. Sometimes tragedies brought it on, sometimes their soul just overflowed one day. Sometimes drastic change and events outside their control brought it on. That’s the key phrase ‘outside their control’. Think about it.

3) Baby yourself.
You know how babies cry. And you pick them up and think they’ll stop, instead they cry more. You wonder why the baby is crying more now! But the baby knows what she or he is doing. She’s communicating all that’s inside her to your heart in the only way she knows to communicate. In a while she’ll calm down.

Now, imagine you’re a baby; you don’t speak or write or even think yet. How would you communicate your feelings to the ones who love you? Or even just to your self?

One person grit his teeth and groaned from deep within, so deep within, deeper than tears could even tell of.

One woman tore at her hair then buried her head in pillows for a long time before she looked up.

One man ran out the door and didn’t stop running till he was way way out of his town.

One woman started dancing quite crazy, something like a robot who steps on a porcupine accidentally.

Others weren’t that extreme.

Communicate with your self in a primal way. And you will know what to do next.