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The Benefits of Cape Snowbush

Cape Snowbush

Originally published in the Plant Prana Newsletter November 16, 2020.

IMMUNE: colds, influenza (especially recovery after the initial infection)

RESPIRATORY: relaxes the diaphragm, constricted bronchioles

MUSCULAR / CIRCULATORY: relaxes fascia, high blood pressure

NERVOUS: stress related conditions 

PSYCHOLOGICAL: sense of well-being, trauma, issues in the unconscious 

ENERGETIC: activating to the heart, activating to the basic

SPIRITUAL: helps to cultivate unconditional love

The Top 20 Oils

The Top 20 Oils are the recommended list of oils that every practitioner should have. If you are just starting your practice, you might consider ordering the Top 20 Oils Kit and get all twenty at a discount. The Top 20 Oils for Healers class will help you learn about the multitude of uses of these powerful oils. From the Plant Prana Newsletter September 20, 2020.

1. Basil 

2. Cedar 

3. Coffee 

4. Eucalyptus 

5. Frankincense 

6. Ginger 

7. Helichrysum 

8. Juniper 

9. Lavender 

10. Lemon 

11. Marjoram 

12. Orange 

13. Peppermint 

14. Rosemary 

15. Spikenard 

16. Tea Tree 

17. Vetiver 

18. Vitex 

19. Yarrow

20. Ylang Ylang

The Benefits of Lemongrass

Lemongrass

Originally published in the Plant Prana Newsletter September 7, 2020.

LEMONGRASS:

Can be a little irritating applied directly so always mix with a carrier oil.

SKIN: Excessive perspiration, toning to tissue, insect repellent, scabies, open pores, athlete’s foot.

DIGESTIVE: Relaxes smooth muscle, indigestion, colitis, gastroenteritis, constipation.

CIRCULATION: Poor circulation.

IMMUNE: Infectious conditions, fever.

MUSCULAR/JOINTS: Pain, muscle relaxer, relaxes the diaphragm, slack tissue, trigger point activity.

NERVOUS: Nervous exhaustion, debility, tension, stress-related conditions, headaches, psychosomatic response, considered a sedative on the central nervous system.

PSYCHOLOGICAL: Stress, somatization, calming.

ENERGETIC: Regulating, inhibiting to over-activated chakras

SPIRITUAL: Conductivity to the Divine.

The Benefits of Galbanum

Galbanum

Originally published in the Plant Prana Newsletter September 1, 2020.

SKIN: Boils, abscess, skin inflammations, skin issues, acne, ulcer

IMMUNE: wound healing, may have an impact on chaotic cell growths

GENITO-URINARY: antispasmodic, diuretic, aphrodisiac

DIGESTIVE: diarrhea, indigestion, digestive complaints

CIRCULATION: Lymphatic function (detoxification process), blood pressure

RESPIRATORY: antispasmodic, expectorant

MUSCULAR: Aches and pains, rheumatism, inflammations, antispasmodic (smooth muscle of the respiratory, digestive, and urinary tract)

NERVOUS: Tonic, restorative, Stress-related complaints, nervous complaints, body tension associated with pain syndromes, polyneuritis (inflamed nerves over a large area, muscle losing tone, paralysis), stress, pain, epilepsy, psychosomatic conditions, tension in body caused by injury or pain

PSYCHOLOGICAL: Stress, fear, higher mental faculties (intuitive mind), restorative to the emotional body, shock, glamours

ENERGETIC: activates the heart, activates the crown, cleansing, fortifying

SPIRITUAL: transmutation (mental), conductivity, expansion within the form, ceremony, ritual, prayer, transition, transcendence

  • 12th century used in the Jewish tradition for deliberate and unrepentant sinners
  • Used in several anointing oils
  • Given to Moses on Mt.Sinai
  • The ancient Egyptian “Green Incense” was Galbanum

The Benefits of Yarrow

Yarrow

Originally published in the Plant Prana Newsletter August 17, 2020

SKIN: Inflammation, wounds, rashes, cuts (especially fresh cuts – can help stop bleeding,) eczema, rashes, may have a toning effect on the skin.

IMMUNE: Fever, colds, flu, allergies in the digestive tract.

DIGESTIVE: Colitis, inflammation in the digestive tract, may help stop any sort of bleeding in the digestive tract, cramping, indigestion, gas, hemorrhoids.

NERVOUS: The effects of stress, hypertension, any stress-related condition.

MUSCULAR: Rheumatoid arthritis, inflammation, pain.

CIRCULATORY: May help high blood pressure, may be helpful with thrombosis, may be useful with arteriosclerosis.

PSYCHOLOGICAL: Old emotional wounds, trauma, abandonment, transmutation of emotions

ENERGETIC: Helps to heal old emotional and mental wounds, helps to stabilize the emotions, has an inhibiting effect on the Meng Mein chakra.

SPIRITUAL: Divine Love

The Benefits of Jasmine

Jasmine

Originally published in the Plant Prana Newsletter August 3, 2020

LYMPHATIC:  Strengthens and tones lymphatic function

RESPIRATORY: General respiratory tonic, sinus issues, bronchitis, coughs, skeletal muscles that aid in respiration, relaxes the diaphragm.

NERVOUS: Neuralgia, the effects of pain (on the body, emotions, and mind), nervous tension, tonic, stress-related conditions, psychosomatic response, fortifying

PSYCHOLOGICAL: Somatization.

ENERGETIC: Restorative, tension, impacts protective webs of chakras, helps to displace lower vibrational energy

SPIRITUAL: Increases conductivity to the Divine, may help with the development of sustained awareness.

The Benefits of Lemon

Lemon

Originally published in the Plant Prana Newsletter September 7, 2020.

Considered a “cure all.”

Lemon is non-toxic, but may cause skin irritation. It is considered to be “phototoxic,” which means do not use on skin that is exposed to direct sunlight.

SKIN: Brittle nails, warts, spots, chilblains, insect bites, varicose veins, anemia. Revitalizing to the hypodermis, hydrates collagen fibrils, releases superficial fascia.

RESPIRATORY: Mucus, throat infections.

IMMUNE: Fever, colds, flu, infectious diseases.

DIGESTIVE: Painful or difficult digestion, internally used for lymphatic congestion in lower abdomen.

MUSCULAR: Rheumatism, arthritis, may be helpful in the regeneration of damaged skeletal muscle (internally.)

CIRCULATORY: Nosebleeds (internally,) cellulitis, obesity, poor circulation, may be helpful with high blood pressure.

ENERGETIC: Energizing, uplifting, strengthening.

The Benefits of Fir Fraser

Fir Fraser

Originally published in the Plant Prana Newsletter September 1, 2020.

LYMPHATIC:  Strengthens and tones lymphatic function

RESPIRATORY: General respiratory tonic, sinus issues, bronchitis, coughs, skeletal muscles that aid in respiration, relaxes the diaphragm.

NERVOUS: Neuralgia, the effects of pain (on the body, emotions, and mind), nervous tension, tonic, stress-related conditions, psychosomatic response, fortifying

PSYCHOLOGICAL: Somatization.

ENERGETIC: Restorative, tension, impacts protective webs of chakras, helps to displace lower vibrational energy

SPIRITUAL: Increases conductivity to the Divine, may help with the development of sustained awareness.

The Benefits of Spikenard

Spikenard

Originally published in the Plant Prana Newsletter August 11, 2020.

A MUST FOR ANY SPIRITUAL PRACTITIONER

SKIN: Skin inflammation, rashes, nourishing to the skin.

MUSCULAR: Relaxing to the muscles, good for tired, achy feet.

NERVOUS: It is one of the most potent sedative essential oils.

Insomnia, nervous tension, nervous stomach, migraines (applied to base of skull,) prevention of stress, effects of stress. Taken regularly helps to regulate the stress response, regulates both somatic and autonomic reflex arc. Helps to calm the emotions and mind, and can be soothing to the emotional body when a person is in pain.

ENERGETIC: Helps one to be more conductive to the soul and the Divine, helps to reduce pride that comes from old emotional wounds. When applied to the feet it helps to deepen meditation due to its purifying effect (helps one to take off in the inner worlds.)

Applied to feet it helps to improve meditation.

Spikenard is the ointment that Mary applied to the feet of the Lord Christ.                                                                

The Benefits of Sandalwood

Sandalwood

Originally published in the Plant Prana Newsletter August 24, 2020

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SKIN: Moisturizing, barber’s rash, dry skin, chapped skin, greasy skin, acne, increases circulation in hypodermis.

DIGESTIVE: Nausea, regenerating.

RESPIRATORY: Regenerating.

GENITO-URINARY: Cystitis.

MUSCULAR: Soothing.

NERVOUS: Psychosomatic response, stress-related conditions, nervous tension, insomnia, depression, soothing to the different lobes of the brain.

PSYCHOLOGICAL: Negativity from others, depression, repression, helps one to move towards acceptance.

ENEGETIC: Powerful cleanser and energy decongestant.

SPRITUAL: Inner flexibility, prepares the body for spiritual energy.