Natural Remedies: Essential Oils
I use essential oils on a daily basis. I use Frankincense, Eucalyptus, Lavender and a combination of herbs to form an oil called Mental Clarity. I have found that using these oils cuts down on pain, helps with migraines, and is a relaxing agent.
I was assaulted in 2013 and lost my hearing in my left ear. I suffer sinus cavity damage along the back side as well as internal nerve damage in my ear. I have pain behind the ear along the bone and I do not like using pain meds when it flares up due to the weather changing. I also tried prescription medication, and found the side effects made me tired, and not able to think clearly, it was like I was forgetful.
Frankincense is my favorite oil. It does make me sleepy but I don't dilute it as suggested because when my ear pain is extreme, pure oil massaged on the bone and along my neck instantly takes that pain away.
Essential oils were used in Scripture and I will give you both usage and Scripture for your benefit and knowledge. Remember, There is NOTHING new Under the Sun.
A part of ceremonial offerings (Referenced several times in Leviticus 2, 5, 6, 24; Numbers 5, 1 Chronicles 9, Nehemiah 13)
A holy ceremonial perfume (Exodus 30:34)
A perfume (Song of Solomon 3:6; 4:6)
A precious commodity – potential currency (Isaiah 60:6; Jeremiah 6:20; Revelations 18:13)
The gifts of the Magi to Yahusha HaMashiach (Mathew 2:11)
What is Frankincense used for?
The health benefits of frankincense essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an antiseptic, disinfectant, astringent, carminative, cicatrizant, cytophylactic, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, sedative, tonic, uterine, and a vulnerary substance.
Song of Solomon 4
Usage of Lavender
Lavender (lavandula angustifolia) is the most versatile of all essential oils. Most commonly known for its relaxing effects on the body, therapeutic-grade lavender has been highly regarded for the skin. It may be used to cleanse cuts, bruises and skin irritations. The fragrance is calming, relaxing and balancing – physically and emotionally. Carrying a bottle of lavender around with you is like having your own personal first aid kit, perfume and pick-me-up.
Aloes (Royal Hawaiian™ Sandalwood): Believed to be made from fragrant sandalwood, aloes were a gift Nicodemus brought to Yahusha. (John 19:39)
A symbol of abundance and provision (Numbers 24:6)
A perfume (Psalm 45:8, Proverbs 7:17)
An incense (Song of Solomon 4:14)
Uses for Aloes
Most people use aloe gel as a remedy for skin conditions, including burns, sunburn, frostbite, psoriasis and cold sores, but there is a host of other aloe vera benefits. Aloe gel is used for treating osteoarthritis, bowel diseases, fever, itching and inflammation.
It’s also used as a natural remedy for asthma, stomach ulcers, diabetes and for soothing side effects of radiation treatment. Aloe latex is used to naturally treat depression, constipation, asthma and diabetes.
An anointing oil (Exodus 30:24)
A perfume (Psalm 45:8)
Precious commodities (Ezekiel 27:19)
If Cassia oil is unavailable, cinnamon oil is a safe switch.
Uses for Cassia/cinnamon
Cassia has been used extensively in indigenous and folklore medicine systems. In the Indian system of medicine, the plant has been documented as thermogenic, purgative, expectorant and diuretic, and it’s been used in the treatment of leprosy, erysipelas, ulcer symptoms, cough, flatulence, dyspepsia, menstrual problems and tuberculosis. It’s also been used as a bronchitis natural remedy, anemia natural treatment and for natural constipation relief.
ceremonial tool for cleansing leprosy and (Leviticus 14, Numbers 19)
A perfume (Psalm 45:8)
A symbol of abundance and provision (Numbers 24:6, Psalm 92:12, Ezekiel 31:3)
A symbol of security and stability (Song of Solomon 1:17; 8:9; Zechariah 11:2)
The choice wood for building, trading and currency (referenced by several verses in 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 2 Chronicles, Ezra 3, Jeremiah 22, Ezekiel 17)
Mentioned by Solomon in his proverbs and sacred writings (I Kings 4:34)
Usage for Cedarwood
Himalayan Cedarwood (Cedrus deodara) and Atlas Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) are
Modern medical research has shown that extracts from the Cedarwood needles have a pain killing and antiseptic effect and that the tree has antioxidant properties.
Furthermore, the natural health benefits of cedarwood essential oil can be attributed to its properties, such as antiseptic, antifungal, antibacterial, antiseborrheic, antispasmodic, astringent, tonic, diuretic, expectorant, emmenagogue, sedative, fungicidal and insecticidal.
Ayurvedic practitioners use preparations from the Himalayan Cedarwood tree to treat diabetes, urinary tract infections, obesity, skin ailments, to aid digestion, to strengthen the heart muscles, to improve blood circulation and to treat pain. The oil is used for colds, coughs, hiccups, arthritis, headaches and gout.
Uses of Eucalyptus
Present day medicinal applications of Eucalyptus Oil may be seen in the majority of grocery stores and pharmacies around the world including the oil’s use in vapor chest rubs, over-the-counter cough and cold medications, sore throat sprays, topical pain relievers just to name a few. (UMMC)
There are many many more oils to be discovered and used rather than medication made by man. These oils are safe and if you can switch to natural, do so. Only you know your needs; sometimes prescriptions are vital for life, but when you can minimize prescription drugs, you should. Most stores are selling essential oils. I have found mine at Dollar General, Walgreens, Wal-Mart and other stores that are promoting natural remedies. I know they work, plus they smell really good.
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