Herbs for first-aid for the skin after an emotional or nervous blow-out; Electrical and energetic assault on skin; Herbs for rehabilitation of skin cells from long term trauma; How to make your own oil extracts and creams
The skin is full of nerve endings. It is a sense organ in its own right, you know. It has nerve endings to sense things like temperature, pressure, and even “sixth sense” events such as energy fields around us; “the hair on my hand rose” for example.
The skin has its own intelligence and is very much part of the nervous system, as it is also very much a part of the hormonal functioning of the body.
It’s easy to see the effect of the emotional experiences we go through on our skin, especially on our faces as that’s the skin surrounding so many of our sense organs and in these days the part of us we use for expression the most.
A big part of treating our skin therefore should be aimed at healing and restoring the health of the nerve endings. The good thing about using herbs for skin healing, is that the herbs which promote wound healing also promote nerve ending healing – Comfrey for example, a herb used traditionally for overall skin health, heals the little wounds we can’t see in the mirror but are there as a result of long term weathering. It also soothes the nerve endings, feeds them literally feeds them.
Calendula, another wound healer and anti-infection agent, is a powerful nerve ending healer as well in the way it cakes the nerve endings which could be in shock, with a sort of temperature shield in the moment.
Myrrh, another wound healer, is like a blanket for the nerve endings. I don’t think I could put it better – a blanket. You know what means for nerves that have experienced a blow out.
But these are first-aid.
As someone who’s been through hell emotionally I can tell you that a time comes when you begin to see the effect of long term trauma on the skin. Long term sleep deprivation, long term nutrition deficiency, long term assault on the hormonal balance of the body, long term stress in general.
Rehabilitation of the skin from long term trauma starts with internal treatment.
There’s precious little an external treatment will do, if our liver is underperforming, our lungs, our heart and so on. A holistic treatment aimed at strengthening the body, addressing specific organ weakness is absolutely necessary.
Internal nutrition for rehabilitation from skin trauma would ideally include:
Bamboo or Horsetail (Equisetum) or Pearl Millet powder – All of these are powerhouses of silica – a substance very required for skin cell health.
Good fat and saturated oils – I have found it practically impossible to rehabilitate a nervous system – or the hormones for that matter – on a low fat diet. The body uses the fat content in our food as an indication of “it is well”. Without that indication, and the practical help of the fat in cushioning the nerves, most other treatments aren’t going to go too far.
It’s a scam all around – the low fat craze – it promotes nervous instability such as humanity has never seen before, metabolic imbalance and obesity.
You can eat all kinds of “nutrition” but if we’re not getting fat, the body believes itself to be in malnutrition and will start retaining whatever little fat it can, and even water as water retention is an important part of the body’s response to crisis.
Long term low fat diets result in an atrophied digestive system that is without nerve ending cushioning, making us hyper-reactive and prone to allergies, not to mention the various emotional and psychological conditions like panic disorder, anxiety and so on.
When our bodies believe we’re starving, it’s a serious crisis and this shows up in every area of our lives.
So good fat is just THAT important.
Good yeast and Probiotic is also important as part of a diet to heal the skin. When we have any sort of emotional blow-out, the drastic temperature changes our skin cells experience as we process high voltage electricity through the nervous system and tissues, yeast cells which are sensitive to electric impulses, die off.
The yeast cell population has to be replenished. They do the micro-cleaning up work whether in the digestive system or the skin. If our skin’s natural yeast population is repeatedly attacked through high voltage nervous electricity (you can see the effect most clearly on the face of someone who has experienced a nervous breakdown, someone who is on drugs that drastically change nervous frequency in a short period of time), the yeast cells are chronically low and this results in the build up of toxins that should have been eliminated, hanging about just beneath the skin or often surfacing as well.
Eruptions, pimples, warts, moles and such, contrary to popular “science” are not caused by infection agents or “viruses” (the latest excuse for everything – I believe they’re going to discover the virus that causes marital problems soon and “mandate” that masks be worn in bed and in the shower as well).
Rather, skin eruptions and collections of toxins are the body’s inability to smoothly clean out toxins and are indicative of a struggling yeast population.
Natural probiotics such as natural yoghurt, cheese, fermented food are required as part of the diet in the long term to rehabilitate the yeast population in the body. Alcoholic drinks and breads that contain real yeast are also traditional medicine for the same. In fact, traditional diet all over the world includes natural yeast on a regular if not daily basis.
Electrical and Energetic Assault on the Body
Many long term and “spreading” skin conditions such as warts and moles are also caused by electrical assault on the energy field of the body, that cause a general cell breakdown in the way cells reproduce – causing some cells to make truncated new cells – or cells which are barely alive so the body doesn’t throw them out at once, but which are no use because they aren’t fully functional. They get stored here and there about the body. Tumors and warts are expressions of general electrical and energetic assault on the body.
To deal with these effectively a drastic approach aimed at increasing the overall vitality of the body through emotional healing is required.
It’s the truth Ed, that few speak of – the connection between immunity and emotional well being. The effect of general electrical and radiation type assault on the body is emotional and nervous depression and the corresponding fall in immunity. To get back to normal, the happiness of the person must come back.
The will to live, hope in the future, all these boost immunity like few other things will do.
However, we can be helped big-time by herbs like Rosehips, Ashwagandha or Winter Cherry and Pine Bark, which have nutrition that makes the electrical system – i.e. the nervous system stable and strong. Most of the class of herbs called “adaptogens” strengthen the energy field.
Topical Treatment of the Skin with Herbs
The same herbs we take internally for nervous system recovery from break downs and nerve healing, applied topically in creams, and gels and so on deliver those micro-nutrients to damaged skin cells.
It’s important not to cause over-stimulation of the skin cells which are already injured through long term high electric voltage. Herbs and medicines that promote healing through raising the heat locally – Turmeric, Golden Seal for example should be avoided or used in very small doses.
Oils are a great form of delivery because they cushion the tired nerve endings. But if the skin is already very oily (a great sign that the body is already dealing with the problem – excess skin oiliness is the body healing nerve ending blow out) or the skin is prone to perspiration (another great sign – the body’s response with sweat is an indication of its replenishing yeast population and balancing out hormones) , aloe vera gel and ointments such as calamine lotion and beeswax are good carriers of the herbs.
Whatever you do, resist a violent approach to the skin. Just a little of a herb is enough.
To make your own treatment, get the herbs themselves and extract them into oil by slow heating them in a double boiler or put the oil in a glass bottle, put the herbs in, and sit it on a towel at the bottom of a pot, fill the pot up with water and heat the water up every time it goes cold, or keep it on the lowest heat possible, so you keep the oil warm. You’ll know by instinct, or by the color of the oil when the herb’s been extracted into the oil.
The other method of treatment – the easier option – is to buy the herbal tinctures, aloe vera gel, calamine lotion – or any other cream or ointment of your choice that doesn’t have strong attacking agents in it. Unscented is good.
You then put a few drops of the tincture in with the gel or cream, mix well, and that’s it. Don’t go overboard with the drops, all you need is a 3-4 drops for about 100 ml or 4 oz of a cream or gel. Any more and you’re overwhelming the skin cells.
Herbal nervines for rehabilitation of skin cells from long term trauma
St. John’s Wort, Vervain, Spikenard, Datura, Cannabis, Lantana, Scullcap, Gelsemium, Aconite, Arnica
St. John’s Wort works best when the skin has blotches or patches. The underlying trauma is local electrical blow out. Treat skin cells like they’ve been in a fire.
Vervain (Verbena) helps the most when the skin swings between under-reactive (lots of dead cells) and over-reactive (dry, allergic, etc). Ie. an electrical imbalance of the nervous system. Instability basically.
Spikenard is especially required when there is sleep deprivation involved. The skin is clammy, un-oxygenated, blood circulation is obviously low, and you see general weakness. More about Spikenard >>
Datura is especially required when there is nerve pain, i.e. it hurts when you touch the skin, there is local inflammation, and a break down of cell intelligence that most often shows in scars not not going away, patches of dry skin that never go away no matter how you moisturize them and such. Datura oil applied topically is an amazing experience because it is such a potent healer of the nervous system.
Cannabis is now famous for skin healing because of the way it draws out energy blocks in nerve and tissue. It is especially required when the person has confusion. Confusion as a permanent state is not normal. Life confusion results in energy field confusion, which is a state of base trauma that keeps the person unable to move forwards in life in a clear headed way. Self awareness is supported by Cannabis and this works even when applied topically. Skin cells traumatized by fluctuating electricity and conflicted hormonal signalling are rehabilitated by Cannabis.
Cannabis also helps skin cells recover from DNA damage caused by using creams and ointments that contain human and animal DNA that clashes with our own.
Lantana is not very well known as a skin healer, but is amazing both an an anti-microbial for wound healing, but also for long term damage caused by sexual energy trauma or imbalanced sexual energy patterns. The base electrical field of the nervous system is impacted by imbalanced sexual energy. This shows up in general dullness and deadness of the skin as the skin cells are just too tired to do more than very basic functions. They flare up very easily and take forever to heal from wounds or burns. More about Lantana: Lantana; Lungs-Liver-Sexual Blocks, Radiation Flu Recovery
Scullcap is especially required when the person’s trauma has been vibrational – i.e. sound assault.
Shock of any sort is vibrational assault on the nervous system and this shows on the skin almost immediately. Repeated shocking, depletes skin cells and causes nerve ending pain, lumps and swellings and so on. I use it with Arnica (read on).
Aconite and Gelsemium are a team that I add in topical treatments for skin when there’s a history of fear and/ or panic. A person who has been living on the brink, always hyper-alert; their skin cells are always hyper-alert – the skin is a sense organ remember. There’s also swelling and lumps because of water retention and lymphatic crisis response here and there. All of which can be helped by this awesome team. How Gelsemium helped me on one of the worst days of my life >>
Arnica is a flower that faces trauma without fear. A lot of skin problems are caused by the feeling of inability to face what hurts us so. This is typical of those with suppressed trauma memories, or who are in long term abusive relationships they’re unwilling to leave because of the overwhelming prospect of how they’ll survive in a new situation. But that’s just two examples.
When there’s suppressed trauma we usually aren’t mentally aware of it, but a good indication of it is chronic skin problems. If it isn’t this problem then its that. First it’s an allergy, then it’s pimples, then it’s rosacea, and then it’s swellings and then something else and it goes on and on and on.
If you have problem skin, you need Arnica. You can use it both internally as a dilution or externally in your cream or gel or spray. More about Arnica: Vibrational War; Arnica for Energy Body Pain
You know Ed, every herbalist has some special herbs they have an extra special connection with. Parthenium grass and I have that, because when I was in a bad situation, she helped me actually break out just when I had given up. See Ed, when I was pregnant I was extremely sensitive, even more than usual to chemicals and used to have crazy skin dramas as a result.
One day I saw this weed as I was watering my plants and I knew it was the solution to my problems. This weed grows in chemically and radiation damaged zones, maintaining its own energetic purity and genetic code.
Not only does it radically mobilize tired skin cells, it does so without over-stimulating them. Call it magic.. whatever.. that’s what I’ve seen happen. And it improves skin cell intelligence so now the cells are able to RECOGNIZE poisons and toxins and throw them out.
Last but not least, Mimosa
Mimosa bark is well known for its help with anxiety, panic and nervous tension. For skin that’s reacting to chronic energy surges, with stress and very little in the way of relaxation – the sort that deep good quality sleep, or good quality waking rest, mimosa is just rest and relaxation.
Mimosa Pudica or “touch-me-not” is especially sensitive for those with sensitive skin.