Ecuador Roses in our kitchen.
Ecuador is one of the best places on earth to grow roses and Ecuador’s shamans use rose in their aqua flora and various healing compounds.
However neither shamanism nor rose healing is limited to Ecuador, the Andes or Latin America.
Merri and study natural healing in Asia, Eastern Europe and India as well as Ecuador.
Shamanism is said to have origins from the Evenk language (Tungusic) of North Asia and was introduced to the West after Russian forces conquered the shamanistic Khanate of Kazan.
Shamans everywhere use altered states of consciousness to heal and they use many substances in this process. Rose and its essences are one of the vital compounds used.
In Ayurved, the Indian science of healing, the word for rose means “everyoung” because of the youth-promoting benefits of rose for the emotional heart, the mind, balancing the digestive system; rejuvenating the colon; enhancing metabolism and especially rejuvenating the skin.
Rose is used in Eastern Europe shamanism as well. Here is an excerpt from an article entitled ” Healing power of rose treats most dangerous diseases” in the health section of Pravda, the Russian newspaper”. Bacteria die within five minutes when contacted with fresh rose petals
Rose is an astonishingly beautiful flower which is why it is poetized and immortalized in legends. Long ago, the first rose was raised from an ordinary dog-rose; some unknown gardener did it about four thousand years ago.
Ancient doctors used rose water to treat upset nerves, fumed patients suffering from lungs diseases with rose incense and gave extracts of rose petals to patients suffering from heart and kidney diseases.
Attar of roses is the basic medical component of roses; it stimulates and harmonizes people’s immune and nervous systems. It also improves activity of endocrine glands, removes sclerous disorders in organs and revives cells. Attar of roses is good for digestive tract as it heals mucous membranes, fights disbacteriosis and fermentative deficiency in stomach and intestine.
Rose petals contain vitamin C, carotene, B group vitamins and vitamin K that is essential for haemopoesis. Almost all mineral substances of Mendeleyev’s periodic table can be found in rose petals. They contain calcium that influences metabolism and assimilation of foodstuffs; also potassium which is important for normal heart activity, copper that participates in haemopoesis and improves activity of endocrine glands; iodine that is good for thyroid gland can be also found in rose petals. The list of rose’s virtues is long enough which allows to call rise a universal natural medicine.
Bacteria die within five minutes when contacted with fresh rose petals which makes rose a perfect medicine for fighting skin diseases. Fresh rose petals will help cure festering wounds and burns; they may also alleviate allergic itching.
Powder of dried rose petals mixed with honey is an effective medicine against mouth inflammations, stomatitis and paradontose. The mixture should be rubbed into inflamed gums. Headaches, sickness and weakness can be cured with inhalation of roses and attar of roses. Rose inhalations are also recommended to people with poor nervous system, liable to neurosis and depressions. Put a bowl with hot water and rose petals in the room in case you suffer from nervous diseases, cold in the head, cough and flu.
Attar of roses perfectly tones up the cardiac muscle that is why doctors prescribe rose inhalations for stenocardia treatment. Bath with rose petals is a perfect remedy against nervous diseases: it tones up, rejuvenates, relieves anxiety and purifies skin. Pour boiling water over half a glass of rose petals and infuse in a closed bowl to preserve attar of roses. Pour the infusion and the petals into the bath; the infusion’s healing power will be stronger if beetroot juice is added to this bath. Never throw faded rose bunches away and make curative baths of them.
Spraying with rose water is recommended for treatment of many diseases. Pour a glass of boiling water over 10g of rose petals and infuse in a covered bowl. Everyday spraying within two weeks is recommended to people suffering from nervous disorders. In this case, spraying with warm rose water should be done on the upper third of the back. Spraying with rose water is good for healthy people as well to strengthen the nervous system and immunity. Apply rose water to skin and slightly rub. Warm rose water bath for feet helps cure rheumatism; hot compress with rose water applied to sacrum is good against radiculitis. Wrap a bad-sheet wetted with rose water round the body to tone up the organism after a surgical operation. Then muffle up with a dry bed-sheet and a blanket.
Tea made of rose petals (a tea-spoon of dried rose petals per a glass of boiling water) is good against cold, pharyngitis, bronchitis and various neuroses; it is a vitaminous drink as well. Rose petal jam is a wonderful natural medicine especially in cold weather.
We all know that a rose by any other name is as sweet and has as much beauty. The rose by any name not only soothes the eye, but is a balm for the body as well.
This is why Merri and I regularly use Candace Newman’s Rose Rejuvenation Face Oil on our faces… hands and as a deodorant. Everyone comments on the aroma and it makes my clothes smell great! Plus this oil promotes good health.
You can throw away expensive colognes, perfumes and face cremes as well as deodorants. Save money as you gain a chance for better health.
Only one or two drops are required so a bottle of Candace Newman’s Rejuvenation Face Oil goes a long ways. One bottle lasts for a couple of months for me.
Essential Oil Deodorant for Natural HealthHere is why I am excited about the essential oil deodorant Merri and I use.
Merri and I lived and worked with this Ecuador Yatchak for seven years.
One of the main ways this shaman helped restore our health was through purification. He had us walk in mountain mists. “The negative ions in the mists attach to free radicals and purify the skin to cleanse us from the inside out,” he said. Another purification was of our blood. He fed us herbs, minerals and a low calcium diet. There was almost no dairy served. We used watermelons, pineapple and sweats to purify.
One of the most important lessons gained is that the first rule of good purification is “Avoid getting impurities in your body in the first place!”
Everyday living bombards most of us with all types of toxicity, from the air we breath, to the water we drink, even the receipts at the supermarket may be toxic. Merri and I compensate for this by taking care in what we eat, drink and especially breathe and put on our skin. The fastest way for any element good or bad to get into the blood stream is via the lungs and the skin.
Now there is a better way to replace a toxin with a purifier.
Since it is difficult for most of us to avoid toxicity in the West, this message looks at a longevity alternative and begins by showing how in the early 2000s, due to strict FDA regulations, the government has approved a product that may encourage cancer, create dementia, Alzheimer’s and complicate kidney problems.
The FDA issued a final rule which said “over-the-counter (OTC) antiperspirant drug products are generally recognized as safe and effective and not misbranded as part of FDA’s ongoing review of OTC drug products”. I suspect that part of this ruling was influenced by scientists with the Personal Care Products Council, the trade association that represents the cosmetic and personal care products industry. They have claimed that “antiperspirants can be used with high confidence of their safety. They’ve been used for many years, and there’s no evidence that suggests a problem“.
Many people use over-the-counter antiperspirant drug products every day because almost everyone does. That’s the way its seems like it has always been. Is this wise or simply the massive repetition of an error? We assume that the FDA exists to protect us, but must ask this question, “How much should we trust?”
The FDA’s claims of safety are not entirely correct, because antiperspirants contain aluminum.
An article at Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment helps clarify the risks of placing aluminum under our arms every day. (2) This article says of aluminum, a main ingredient in antiperspirants, “What’s it good for in humans? Simple answer: not very much. Except for possible involvement in some enzymatic reactions, aluminum “has no known function in the human body.” While there is little or no upside for aluminum in the body, there is a most definite downside: aluminum is a neurotoxin.“
The Aluminum Downside
The Duke article (linked below) contains numerous links to a number of negative health effects, including impaired mental and motor function, Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases, and bone diseases. It points out a number of questions about aluminum’s impact on human health and explains there is not much study on aluminum antiperspirants. Then it says: So, while the FDA regulates antiperspirants as over-the-counter drugs and deems them safe, it hasn’t based its decision on a large body of work specifically examining these products. So rather than a stamp of approval, FDA’s aluminum regulation seems more an indication that, given the ubiquitous nature of aluminum, exposure from antiperspirants isn’t believed to be unsafe.”
Antiperspirants and Disease: It’s the Pits
In other words there’s no definitive answer. There are links between aluminum and disease, yes. There is a link to Alzheimer’s, dementia, diminished thinking and cancer but, no study provides specific proof of a direct link between antiperspirants and these problems.
We can see the risks of aluminum more clearly at a different government source, the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry. (3)
This agency’s report on aluminum says: Workers who breathe large amounts of aluminum dusts can have lung problems, such as coughing or changes that show up in chest X-rays. Some workers who breathe aluminum-containing dusts or aluminum fumes have decreased performance in some tests that measure functions of the nervous system.
Some people who have kidney disease store a lot of aluminum in their bodies. Sometimes, these people developed bone or brain diseases that doctors think were caused by the excess aluminum.
Although aluminum-containing over the counter oral products are considered safe in healthy individuals at recommended doses, some adverse effects have been observed following long-term use in some individuals.
Studies in animals show that the nervous system is a sensitive target of aluminum toxicity.
Then there is the question of parabens.
A health warning from Mercola.com (4) says: 99% of Breast Cancer Tissue Contained This Everyday Chemical (NOT Aluminum). Recent research found higher concentrations of parabens in the upper quadrants of the breast and axillary area, where antiperspirants are usually applied, suggesting they may contribute to the development of breast cancer.
The data from this latest study, the most extensive examination of parabens in human breast so far published, confirms previous work and raises a number of questions on the entire parabens, personal care product and human health debate, particularly relating to the source and toxicological significance of the paraben esters.
Merri and I have not used antiperspirants for decades. We eliminate a potential toxicity and use purifying essential oils instead. For years we have used a facial rejuvenation, Rose Otto essential oil formula, created by, Candace Newman. Essential oils help balance the body so it can eliminate impurities. Essential oils eliminate daily applications of numerous toxins that most Westerners are bombarded with from antiperspirants.
However, Candace has created a new, stronger deodorant based on Tea Tree Essential Oil.
Candace is one of the world’s experts on essential oils, developing formulas, writing, teaching and lecturing. During this time she has spoken at hundreds of events and on radio and TV, at conventions, retreats, lectures and classes for the general public. As a volunteer at Hospice, she taught hundreds of nurses, staff, caregivers and volunteers how to use essential oils.
I am using Candace’s new HealThy Essential Oil Deodorant and like it so much I decided to make it available to all my readers at a really special price, lower than I believe you can get a similar product anywhere.
This essential oil formula acts like a deodorant and helps improve rather than decrease natural health.Let me begin by saying that essential oils have not been evaluated by the FDA as cures for any specific illness. This product is not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent disease. It simply a common sense approach to assume that putting organic, all natural essential oils under your arms is better for you then chemical laden deodorants and antiperspirants.
Candace’s new essential oil blend is called the “OLA HealThy Deodorant” and it can be used as a healthy deodorant and underarm lymph massage oil. The lymph area is close to the heart, lungs and breasts, a significant place to use this synergy of oils to support good health of the body and mind. OLA HealThy Deodorant can also be used for rashes, irritated skin, and healthy nails.
The OLA HealThy Deodorant contains essential oils specifically known for supporting a healthy immune system antimicrobial effects and the ability to neutralize odors.
The OLA HealThy Deodorant contains only pure essential oils and Organic Golden Jojoba, so it is safe and effective for underarm lymph massage and skin care.
The essential oils in the formula are:
Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) – broad spectrum of antimicrobial activity against bacteria, viruses, fungi. (The #1 First Aid Oil for skin infections and tissue issues of all kinds.)
Lavender (Lavandula augustifolia) – antiseptic, antimicrobial, deodorant, anti-inflammatory. This #1 Balancing Oil for the central nervous system is highly antiseptic. Great for balancing skin bacteria and combating odors.
Lemon (Citrus limonene) – antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, antibacterial, tonic. The Oil of Sunshine to cleanse our skin, lift our spirits, and combat negative smells. Lemon is an exceptional antiseptic with a joyful aroma.
Geranium (Pelargonium roseum) – deodorant, fungicidal, antiseptic, antibacterial. The Soothing Oil for calming down skin irritations and our nervous system. The rose element in this Geranium is nurturing to our physical and emotional state … our whole sense of well-being.
Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) – anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, astringent, anti-fungal. An Oil of Antiquity renown for skin and wound care. Used in healing unguents of Ancient Egypt. Also known to instill tranquility and peaceful effects on many levels.
Use a purifier rather than a toxin and save at the same time.
You save first because you can also throw away expensive colognes, perfumes and face cremes as well as deodorants. You save money as you gain a chance for better health. Only one or two drops are required so a bottle goes a long way. One bottle lasts for a couple of months for me. If you use it for the face as well… obviously it will go faster.
The price is already low, but during the sale the price is less than half that charged for 3 ounces of women’s DERMAdoctor Total NonScents Brightening Antiperspirant.
More importantly this could offer a lifesaving savings. According to answers.yahoo, the treatment cost for stage 3 non-hodgkin’s lymphoma can easily exceed $300,000 so cutting off potential health problems at the pass can really make sense.
Merri and I love the refreshing smell and feel of this spray that eliminates the need for perfume, cologne and antiperspirants that may contain unhealthy chemicals. I recommend you try The OLA HealThy Essential Oil Deodorant.
Candace has also added a OLA HealThy shampoo to replace shampoos that contain chemicals.
(4) Dr. Mercola article 99% of Breast Cancer Tissue Contained This Everyday Chemical (NOT Aluminum)