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Thursday, February 02, 2012

Biblical Support for Herbs

After trying Neem, I've been completely astounded by herbs and their healing qualities in our bodies.  Girlfriends often talk hormones, and this article I found was rather lengthy.  I'd been thinking about trying to find biblical support on the different herbs/foods that are available worldwide - as God created them all, and I found it!  Follow the notes from what I read & you'll see it too (in bold print of course!)

It is reported that the African women kidnapped and brought to America during the American slavery period (1555-1863) did not have a menstrual cycle, but a period. Yes, they only had a little drop of blood the size of a small dot, which is why it was called a "period," the term "cycle" is now a synonym for the word "period." *And a shortened cycle can happen after following a better diet!!!

We find support of the disease nature of the menstrual cycle in the Bible in the story of Jesus healing the woman who had an issue of blood for twelve years. Mark, Chapter 5, Verses 25-34, says the following: "And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse. When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment. For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole. And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up: and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague. And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?" And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitudes thronging thee, and sayest thou, who touched me? And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing. But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what she done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth. And he said unto her, Daughter, they faith had made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague."

Now why do you think this woman's issue of blood that lasted for twelve years was called a "plague?" Well, what is a "plague?" The word "plague" is defined as:
1. A widespread affliction or calamity. 2. A cause of annoyance; nuisance. 3. A highly infectious, usu. fatal epidemic disease, esp. bubonic plague. (The American Heritage Dictionary, 3rd edition, Office Edition, pg. 633).

Do not most American females feel afflicted, annoyed, or nuisanced during their menstrual cycle? The answer is yes! Why do you think they take drugs like Midol during their cycle? For fun? Heavens no! They are in pain or feel afflicted. Many or most of them (females) are not the same during this time, and they will tell you so, like they have told me so. They become very grouchy and irritated. Many will tell you during this time and to leave them alone and/or don't say a word to them, lest they slap you or punch you in the face. Why do they become like this? 

In analyzing the Mark 5:25-34 story or parable of the woman with an issue of blood for twelve years, we must apply spiritual or metaphysical hermaneutics and exigesis. Number one, the issue of blood lasting twelve years could be no other than the menstrual cycle. It could not be a form of blood cancer (leukemia) as cancer kills usually within six months to three years. It could not have been a bleeding sore on the body because nobody can bleed daily and nonstop for twelve years. The touching of Jesus' garments is a metaphor or spiritual symbolical meaning or action referring to Jesus' lifestyle. A garment is what protects or covers you. Likewise, a righteous and wholistic lifestyle covers and protects you (from sickness, disease, slavery, and premature death). The woman touching Jesus' garment meant that the woman touched (practiced) Jesus' way of living. 

What can a female do to offset the side effects of the "plague" as a follower of Christ? The answer is found in the Bible in Psalms 104:14. It states, "He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth." 

To replenish the body of the necessary nutrients (minerals) in addition to having a great diet - consume herbs such as alfalfa, sheep sorrel, suma, rooisbos, rose hips, watercress, parsley leaf, moringa or karela seed, barley grass, wheat grass, nettle leaf, and spinach leaf. These herbs provide almost every mineral for the body. Also, consume sea weeds such as kelp, dulse, spirulina, chlorella, Irish Moss, bladderwrack, Blue-Green Algae, Iceland Moss, and red marine algae. Sea weeds provide your body with oxygen, minerals, protein, etc. and are an excellent source of organic "iodine" (thyroid gland food).

Natural sources rich in "iron" include: yellow dock root, burdock root, dandelion root, elderberries, red raspberry leaf, rooibos, and mullein leaf. Green vegetables such as parsley, greens, chives, and spinach are also great sources of iron. Blackstrap molasses (unsulphured) also provides a good amount of iron.

Herbs to regulate and normalize the menstrual cycle and flow include: maca, black cohosh, blue cohosh, dong quai, mugwort, red raspberry leaf, wild yam root (best and highest source of natural progesterone), squawvine, false unicorn, chaste tree berries, lycii fruit, red clover tops (best and highest source of natural estrogen), licorice root, sarsaparilla, and angelica. It's the best all-natural formula on the market for all menstrual-related complaints and is far safer than 'Midol', a harmful man-made drug that is very toxic.
Now you can see this in the store & know what it's for - order it though please!

Herbs that counteract menstrual cramping and spasms include: beth or birth root, crampbark, fennel seed, anise seed, and wild yam root. Herbs that counteract menstrual related pain and headaches include: white willow bark, black willow bark, feverfew, meadowsweet, birch bark, wood betony, wild lettuce, peppermint, wintergreen, and woodruff.

I've personally tried fennel seed, nettles, peppermint, chlorella, parsley, rooisbos, and neem.  I intend to try dandelion root soon.  Fennel is great on tilapia and several teas are available to try these herbs. They can be mixed with Stevia; lemon or lime juice or another tea to add more flavor.  I order through & I can send a $10.00 referral for you to use by email if you're new to their website.  


Katie said...

Hey Jennifer,
This was very interesting. Did you take those things in the form of tea or vitamins? Have you found that they do help then? I know with certain herbs I have to be careful with nursing etc., but I'd be interested to try some of things out.

Jennifer Noble said...

Nettles - tea
Peppermint/rooisbos - tea
Chlorella/neem - capsule
Parsley/fennel - w/ food

I like neem the most, although I know that one is not supposed to be used while nursing. Let me know if you find anything you like using.