As stated in a previous article, God created the earth and everything in it. He gave to man what he needed to eat to live a strong and healthy life (Genesis 1: 29). While good nutrition is certainly beneficial to ones health, the fact remains that many health issues remain unsolved. Nutrition alone takes time leaving one to wonder what to do for acute conditions. It is amazing to me that God created the earth and everything in it millions of years ago and man can still look to this creation to heal himself.
Fruit trees of all kinds will grow on both banks of the river. Their leaves will not wither, nor will their fruit fail. Every month they will bear fruit, because the water from the sanctuary flows to them. Their fruit will serve for food and their leaves for healing.”
Any person with severe or chronic health issues needs more nutrients than what any one person can eat. It needs to be concentrated into what is called a pharmaceutical dose; like an extract from living plants. The Bible provides us with much insight into many plants for just such purpose. Technology gives us the concentration needed. In the busy world we live in today it is so expedient to be able to secure health-promoting ingredients from many companies who have done the work for you. Yes, these ingredients can be costly but are only pennies compared to rising medical healthcare and the cost of insurance and the fact that for many people the medical world is not enough.
Why extracts, aromatic oils, therapeutic teas?
Extracts are extremely concentrated form of living plants. Technology is wonderful in that it delivers this concentration to us in convenience capsule or liquid form. These are easily ingested and quickly received by the body.
Aromatic oils are able to pass through the blood-brain barrier by way of the olfactory system. They are able to communicate with the part of the brain that can’t be spoken to with spoken word or written language.
Therapeutic teas are a combination of specific plants, roots or berries brought together in blends that are then steeped in hot water to release a concentration of nutrients.
It makes sense to use a substance that God actually created and therefore one can trust that the body knows full well what to do with these ingredients.
Drugs vs. Plants
Lets make it very clear right here that this article will in no way put down the use of medical or conventional drugs. The purpose here is to open the reader to natural healing sources. Many drugs are actually derivatives of plants as well as chemicals that overload the work of the liver and the kidneys. Pharmaceuticals have to take the plant component and alter or modify it in order to patent it for exclusivity in drug form. Plants are actually better than drugs for cost and side effect reasons. Why not consider the form that God gave us in the first place? Medical science has very little interest in whole plants for healing because there is no money to be made in what virtually anyone can obtain on their own.
Examples of healing from plants
There are literally tons of testimonies over the use of plants for healing. With so much information out there on the subject I have researched the use of plants for healing and found that the use of a book that touts cures from the pages of the Bible to be very useful. Miracle Food Cures from the Bible by Reese Dubin is an excellent piece of work on the subject. I will list a few that I know work from experience in my own life and people around me.
Tumeric is a plant and is the main spice in curry. It has a warm, bitter taste and is frequently used to flavor or color curry powders, mustards, butters, and cheeses. But the root of turmeric is also used widely to make medicine.
Turmeric is used for arthritis, heartburn (dyspepsia), stomach pain, diarrhea, intestinal gas, stomach bloating, loss of appetite, jaundice, liver problems and gallbladder disorders.
It is also used for headaches, bronchitis, colds, lung infections, fibromyalgia, leprosy, fever, menstrual problems, and cancer. Other uses include depression, Alzheimer’s disease, water retention, worms, and kidney problems.
Some people apply turmeric to the skin for pain, ringworm, bruising, leech bites, eye infections, inflammatory skin conditions, soreness inside of the mouth, and infected wounds.
Years ago my own doctor prescribed a dose of tumeric for me because my fibrinogen was off the chart. Fibrinogen is necessary for blood clotting but too much can lead to coronary or blood vessel obstruction. After six weeks my fibrinogen numbers were reduced from a 400 range to 147 which was normal range.
Olive Leaf Extract is a plant. I have Hashimotos (an auto-immune disease whereby the body attacks the thyroid tissue) as well as Adrenal Fatigue. When my body can become too physically taxed or stressed out it lowers my immune system even more and a respiratory sinus infection ensues. I have had antibiotics until they do nothing for me, penicillin shots as a child, powerful sulphur drugs as an adult including prednisone. Today if I become ill with this, I take a therapeutic dose (depending on the severity) of Olive Leaf Extract. I now keep it in my pantry and some family members have used it as well. NO PRESCRIPTION NEEDED. But there are knock-offs for everything and the purity is important.
Marshmallow Root Powder is amazing. I buy spices online at www.mysspicesage.com and recently came across this root. I ordered some because of its effects for controlling blood sugar. Someone I know was struggling with blood sugar numbers. The numbers remained well over 300 even through diet and numerous drugs. After taking 1 teaspoon of this root in warm water 2 times a day the numbers were reduced to a consistent 160 in only a little over a week.
The whole point of using these examples is to show that God is really true to His Word when He said that He provided LEAVES for HEALING (Ezekiel 47:12). There are many sources for information out there for those who want to take a safer and more affordable route for healing. God does heal through prayer but he also gave us His Word with lists of sources for healing as well. I invite you to go ahead and STEP OUT and CHECK IT OUT!
A FINAL WORD I have said many times that our nation is under judgement and that an economic plunge is coming. Let’s just say for one moment that this is true and that you believe me (and the many others out there saying it also). It would behoove you to prepare. JUST IN CASE it is true it would be better to prepare and to be ready than to be caught empty-handed. Yes, a pantry but also natural remedies need to be added to this as well. I so pray that those with an ear will hear and allow God to bless you and move you to be ready for anything ahead.
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