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    submittted by Eddie Williams <ed2ndchance@comcast.net>

Subject: important information how to recognize a stroke
   Blood Clots/Stroke - They Now Have a Fourth Indicator,  the  Tongue  
Remember the 1st three letters....S.T.R.         

During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall.  She assured everyone that she was fine. (They offered to call paramedics.)  She said she had just tripped over  a brick because of her new shoes.  
They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening.  
Ingrid's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital. (At 6:00 pm Ingrid passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify  the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today.  Some stroke victims don't die.  They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.  
It only takes a minute to read this...  
A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours, he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally.  He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medical care within 3 hours, which is tough.  


 Thank God for the sense to remember the '3' steps, S T R. Read and learn!  
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.  
Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:  
S   *Ask the individual to SMILE.  
T   *Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently)  
(e.g.:  It is sunny out today.)  
R   *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.  
If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call the emergency number immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.  
New Sign of a Stroke -------- Stick out Your Tongue  
NOTE:   Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out his tongue. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other,  that is also an indication of a stroke.  




We all think eating fruits means just buying fruits, cutting it and
just popping it into our mouths.. It's not as easy as you think. It's
important to know how and when to eat..

What is the correct way of eating fruits?

If you eat fruit like that, it will play a major role to detoxify your
system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and
other life activities.

Let's say you eat two slices of bread and then a slice of fruit. The
slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the
intestines, but it is prevented from doing so.

In the meantime the whole meal rots and ferments and turns to acid. The
minute the fruit comes into contact with the food in the stomach and
digestive juices, the entire mass of food begins to spoil.

So please eat your fruits on an empty stomach or before your meals! You
have heard people complaining - every time I eat water-melon I burp,
when I eat durian my stomach bloats up, when I eat a banana I feel like
running to the toilet etc - actually all this will not arise if you eat
the fruit on an empty stomach. The fruit mixes with the putrefying
other food and produces gas and hence you will bloat!

Graying hair, balding, nervous outburst, and dark cir
cles under the
eyes all these will not happen if you take fruits on an empty stomach.

There is no such thing as some fruits, like orange and lemon are
acidic, because all fruits become alkaline in our body, according to
Dr. Herbert Shelton who did research on this matter. If you have
mastered the correct way of eating fruits, you have the Secret of
beauty, longevity, health, energy, happiness and normal weigh t.

When you need to drink fruit juice - drink only fresh fruit juice, NOT
from the cans. Don't even drink juice that has been heated up. Don't
eat cooked fruits because you don't get the nutrients at all. You only
get to taste. Cooking destroys all the vitamins.

But eating a whole fruit is better than drinking the juice. If you
should drink the juice, drink it mouthful by mouthful slowly, because
you must let it mix with your saliva before swallowing it.
You can go on a 3-day fruit fast to cleanse your body. Just eat fruits
and drink fruit juice throughout the 3 days and you will be surprised
when your friends tell you how radiant you look!

KIWI: Tiny but mighty. This is a good source of potassium, magnesium,
vitamin E
& fiber. Its vitamin C content is twice that of an orange.

APPLE: An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a
low vitamin C content, it has antioxidants & flavonoids which enhances
the activity of vitamin C thereby he
lping to lower the risks of colon
cancer, heart attack & stroke.

STRAWBERRY: Protective Fruit. Strawberries have the highest total
antioxidant power among major fruits & protect the body from
cancer-causing, blood vessel-clogging free radicals.

ORANGE : Sweetest medicine. Taking 2-4 oranges a day may help keep
colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well
as lessens the risk of colon cancer.

WATERMELON: Coolest thirst quencher. Composed of 92% water, it is
also packed with a giant dose of glutathione, which helps boost our
immune system. They are also a key source of lycopene - the cancer
fighting oxidant. Other nutrients found in watermelon are vitamin C &

GUAVA & PAPAYA: Top awards for vitamin C. They are the clear winners
for their high vitamin C content. Guava is also rich in fiber, which
helps prevent constipation. Papaya is rich in carotene; this is good
for your eyes.

Drinking Cold water after a meal = Cancer! Can u believe this??
For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to
you. It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the
cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It
will slow down the digestion. Once this 'sludge' reacts with the acid,
it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the
solid food. It will line the intestine. Very s
oon, this will turn into
fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water
after a meal.

A serious note about heart attacks
Women should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be
the left arm hurting. Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line. You may
never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack .
Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms. Sixty percent of
people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up.
Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let's be careful and
be aware. The more we know the better chance we could survive...

A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this mail sends it to 10
people, you can be sure that we'll save at least one life. Read
this...It could save your life!!

Let's say it's 6.15 pm and you're driving home. Suddenly you start
experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to radiate out into
your arm and up into your jaw. You are only about five miles from the
hospital nearest your home. Unfortunately you don't know if you'll be
able to make it that far. You have been trained in CPR, but the guy
that taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself.


Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, without
help, the person
whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has
only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.

However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and
vigorously. A deep breath should be taken before each cough, deep and
prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.

A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without
let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating
normally again.

Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze
the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the
heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. This allows the heart attack
victim to get to a hospital.

Tell as many people as possible about this. It could save their lives!!




 First, it is important that you consult a licensed health care professional in person about your condition.  The protocols listed in this email are not intended to diagnose disease and do not take the place of a visit with a physician.


We would like to commend and encourage your venture into natural health.  It will take more time and patience, but the reward of a balanced body is worth it.  In answer to your questions, we have included  a list of websites at the end of this letter that may be helpful.


In addition to achieving good health it is also essential to cleanse, balance and support your body on a regular basis to maintain optimal health. 


I recommend that everyone do the following Basic Essentials to treat any illness and also to maintain good health:


      ●     Digestive Enzymes (with all meals) * (Order Caren Full Spectrum Enzymes from Emerson

            Ecologics 800-654-4432)


Here are the websites you might find helpful.  These websites are categorized by conditions.  The sites that I strongly recommend have asterisks (***) next to them.


If you choose to order, be sure to mention “Ojai Health” for a discount.  Currently, I am working on arranging discounts with all of the websites, but at this time only some are offering discounts.


We hope that this will help you in balancing your body and reaching your optimum health.  Good luck on your new venture to natural healing. 


Best wishes,

Ojai Integrative Health




The information provided on this site should not be construed as personal medical advice or instruction.  The protocols listed in this email are not intended to diagnose disease and do not take the place of a visit with a physician.  We suggest that you consult with your health care professional on these protocols.  These protocols are typical protocols that our clinic has used on our patients.  Each person may respond differently.  It is required by the FDA to make the following statement:  These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration.  These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.



* Further explanation on the above Basic Essentials:


Whole Body Cleanse Info:  See attached list. Under cleanses, site www.universalsupplements.com the two products listed, colon cleanse detoxifier and whole body detox are an excellent full body cleanse to do. After the cleanse you should check your ph regularly, it is very important to be more alkaline than acid. Disease likes acid systems and does not like alkaline systems.  (p.108,114,120,159 Natural Cures book)


Candida Cleanse Info:  Go to www.universalsupplements.com and take pills according to attachment.  Do this for 12 weeks.  In addition, cutout all sugars and lower your carbohydrate and dairy intake from your diet for the full 12 weeks.  You may eat all the salad, vegetables, meat, chicken, fish, nuts, soups and brown rice.  After 4 weeks you may add fruits back into your diet and continue this way until the end of the treatment period.  (p.113,158 Natural Cures book)


In order to do a thorough cleanse we strongly recommend that you do both of these.


pH Balancing Info:  pH balancing is essential for good health.  Disease loves to live in acidic systems and it cannot thrive in alkaline systems.  It is easy to check your pH frequently by using pH test strips and is easy to balance by using the product, Buffer pH.  Both of these products are available from www.vaxa.net/ojaihealth.  (p.112,249 Natural Cures book)


Whole-food Multi Vitamin/Minerals Info:  Over 90% of vitamins have synthetics (chemicals) in them and could be poisoning you – whole food vitamins, which are entirely derived from “real” food, do not have synthetics.  (p.115,139 Natural Cures book) (Whole Food Multi II from INNATE Response 800-634-6342)


Digestive Enzymes Info:  These enzymes will help your digestive system to break up the food you eat.  By breaking up the food, your digestive system will be able to absorb more nutrients and your body will function better.  You may experience more energy, easier weight loss, less constipation/diarrhea, no more acid reflux, etc.  (p.124,160 Natural Cures book) (Caren Full Spectrum Enzymes from Emerson Ecologics 800-654-4432)











Air Purifiers












            www.cetylmyristoleate.com *** (888-347-0100)  mention ojai health for a discount










Beef (organic/kosher)




Beef/lamb/buffalo/poultry/fish (organic/kosher)






























            www.universalsupplements.com  *** (Candida Kit)












Chelation Therapy    


            www.extendedhealth.com *** (must mention “James Rotello” to order) 800-300-6712






Chi Chung      




Cleanses & Detoxification


www.universalsupplements.com *** (Cleanse Kit)

·        Colon Cleanse Detoxifier (American Biologics)

·        Whole Body Detox (American Biologics)      (includes liver & Lymph cleanse)






www.integrativeinc.com *** (Enzymatic Therapies, whole body detox) 800-917-3690

                                               (code# 7291)     (includes liver & Lymph cleanse)













































www.tftrx.com ***




www.eastwoodcompanies.com/eleotin/index.php *** (800-628-0385)






Digestive Enzymes


www.emersonecologics.com *** (Caren Full Spectrum Enzymes) 800-654-4432




Electric Chaos Elimination
































General Health



































































































·        Feverfew

·        Petadolex




Heart Disease






www.universalsupplements.com *** (Herpes Kit)


















Lyme Disease                                               




Magnetic Finger & Toe Rings                     


www.acemagnetics.com ***  800 599 9098  mention rotello to order




Magnetic Mattress Pads                              




Medical Institutes & Clinics                        














Multiple Sclerosis












Organic Beds & Bedding
















Pain Relief


www.biotape.us ***











pH Balancing


           www.vaxa.net/ojaihealth ***




           Acupuncture – www.nccaom.org

           Chiropractor – www.amerchiro.org

           Naturopathic Doctor – www.naturopathic.org

           MD – www.acam.org

           Colonics – www.i-act.org










Heavenly Heat Saunas *** (must mention “James Rotello” to order) 800-697-2862






www.emersonecologics.com (Doctor’s Formula, Pro V-8 & Pro V-7)








Sleep Systems                                               
















Stress & Anxiety                                          




















Tai Chi




Vitamins - Wholefood

(Over 90% of vitamins have synthetics (chemicals) in them and could be poisoning you – whole food vitamins, which are entirely derived from “real” food, do not have synthetics)


·        INNATE Response Formulas - Whole Food Multi II, Call 800-634-6342


Water Filters






Weight Loss                                                  










Practical, Magical and Aromatherapy Uses

 courtesy  from Eye Opener Productions

1) ACACIA: (Acacia senegal) Also known as gum arabic, gum senegal and gum acacia, produced by a tree that grows in North Africa. The species of acacia that produces gum arabic and gum acacia are so closely related that one can be used for the other.

  1. Parts Used: flowers, leaves, stems, root, bark, resin, seeds, and essential oil
  2. Magical Use: (Herb and Oil) Burn for altar offerings or purification, aids psychic powers, meditation, platonic love, psychic awareness, purification, inspiration, wisdom, visions, anointing, protection, prophetic dreams, spirituality, money. A sprig place over the bed wards off evil.


2) AGRIMONY: (Agrimonia eupatoria) the dried herb has an apricot scent and is used in sachets and potpourri. Also called "Church Steeples".

  1. Parts Used: flowers, leaves, stem, and root
  2. Magical Uses (Herb and Oil) Use in all protection sachets and spells, also to banish negative energies and spirits. Returns spells to sender, Promotes sleep.]


3) ALLSPICE: (Pimemta dioica) Tropical evergreen with aromatic bark, leaves, and berries and bunches of greenish white flowers with a pervading scent. The berries, picked when mature but still green, are dried and ground to create the familiar spice.

  1. Parts Used: leaves, fruit and essential oil
  2. Magical Use: (Herb and Oil) Burn for prosperity, courage, healing/health, luck, determination, magical power, energy, strength.


4) ALMOND: (Prunus dulcis) The Sweet Almond tree has dark-colored bark, rose to white flowers in early spring, and dry-fleshed fruit with a pitted stone containing the nut. Almonds flavor many dishes. Almond oil is a fixed oil pressed from the Sweet Almond seeds and is used in cosmetics, massage oils, and medicines. Almonds must be chewed well and slowly. The whole raw almond had been described as a cancer preventative. Arabs crossing vast deserts live on only almonds, dates and water. One ounce of almonds can be soaked overnight in four ounces of water and blended in the morning to make a milk substitute. Peeled almonds can relieve heartburn. Ground almonds make a wonderful facial scrub. The oil relieves coughs and hoarseness. Almonds have very little starch and the butter and flour of the nuts is recommended for diabetics. Caution: Almonds contain hydro cyanic acid and can be toxic if eaten in large amounts (over 50 kernels for an adult, ten for a child)

  1. Parts Used: Seed and wood
  2. Magical Use: (Wood) Burn for money, riches and wisdom. Almond wood makes a nice magickal wand. Sweet Almond Oil is one of the primary carrier oils for ritual and anointing blends. In an old fable, Phyllis was deserted by her lover Demophoon and died of grief. The gods changed her into a barren almond tree. When Demophoon returned and embraced the tree, it burst into leaf and flower - a symbol of true love transcending death.
  3. Aromatherapy Use: (Oil) Great base for massage, bath, body and skin-care products. Sweet Almond oil is scentless and nourishing to the skin.


5) ALOE: (Aloe Vera or Aloe ssp.) This plant has remarkable qualities. Two parts are used: the clear, gel-like central leaf pulp, and the yellow-green juice from the green part of the leaf. The gel is used in creams to soothe, heal, and moisturize the skin, and in shampoos for dry, itchy scalps. It cools the skin, protects it from airborne infections and fungi, and reduces scarring. It speeds cell regeneration, and so treats radiation burns coral wounds, and dermatitis. It can be scraped from split leaves for first aid treatment of small burns, cuts, chapped skin, sunburn, eczema and Poison Ivy rash. Compounds in the leaf juice are added to sunscreens from protection against UV rays and have shown anticancer activity.

  1. Part Used: Pulp or juice from the leaves
  2. Magical Use: A protective houseplant. It guards against evil influences and prevents household accidents. In Africa, the aloe is hung over houses and doors to bring good luck and drive away evil.
  3. Aromatherapy Use: Aloe Vera gel is used in cosmetic recipes where a cream or lotion isn't appropriate.

6) ANGELICA: (Angelica archangelica) also called "Angel's Food". This three-year "biennial" has a taproot, divided leaves, and umbels of green-white flowers in its third year, and then it seeds and dies. Crushed leaves in car interiors reduce travel nausea. The oil is distilled from the root or seeds. Used in infusion or tincture, the root raises body temperature and promotes digestion, making it an ideal herb for older folks. It also helps bring down the menses. Use it for colds and flu, to induce a sweat and warm the body. The decoction of the dried root is said to remove the taste for alcohol. Simmer two teaspoons of the root in two cups of water for twenty minutes; take one cup twice a day. Caution: Do not exceed the indicated amounts, or the heart, blood pressure, and respiration can be affected. Use the root in salves for skin problems and rheumatic pains. The tincture can be used in doses of ten to thirty drops, four times a day.

  1. Parts Used: Root, essential oil and seeds
  2. Magical Use: Sprinkle crushed leaves around the 4 corners of a house to ward negativity and purify the home, burn for meditation, protection, divination, exorcism, healing/health and visions. The leaves can be smoked in herbal "tobacco" formulas. (Oil) Use for anointing.
  3. Aromatherapy Use: Coughs, Colds, Fevers, Flatulence, Indigestion, Skin Care, Circulation. Do not use during pregnancy or if diabetic.


7) ANISE: (Pimpinella anisum) Anise has sweetly, aromatic leaves, rounded at the base and narrower on the stem, with umbels of flowers followed by aromatic fruits. The flowers and leaves are used in fruit salads, the stem and roots in sweet soups. In cooking or infused as a tea, the seeds aid digestion, quell nausea, and ease flatulence and colic. Anise is used in cough mixtures, as it is expectorant and soothes spasms of irritant coughs and bronchial problems. It promotes estrogen production and is used to encourage breast milk, ease childbirth, and stimulate libido. Tiny amounts of the essential oil, produced from the seeds, are added to toothpaste, perfumes and mouthwashes, and are used to mask bitter medicines, but in large amounts Anise is highly toxic. The seeds are carminative (they move gas out of the intestinal tract). Used in tea or as lozenges, they soothe a hard cough. For the tea, steep one teaspoon of the seeds in one cup of boiled water for ten minutes. Take up to one and half cups a day. The seeds can also be tinctured using two ounces of seed per on-half quart of brandy and some lemon peel. Let the mixture sit for twenty days. The dose is one teaspoon as needed. The seeds are make into a liqueur called anisette, which is mixed with hot water as a remedy for bronchitis and asthma. Anise seed tea is sweetened with honey and given to children with lung colds. Epilepsy, colic, and smoker's cough are treated with anise. For colic, simmer one teaspoon of the seed in one-half pint of mild for ten minutes, strain, and take it hot. Oil of anise is a natural insecticide.

  1. Parts Used: Seeds and essential oil
  2. Magical Use: Anis seeds are an herb of protection said to avert all evil. In ancient Roman times, they ere baked into a cake that was served at the end of the wedding feast. Purification, Protection, entices spirits to aid in spells, divination, psychic awareness, youth, In a pillow it wards off nightmares.
  3. Aromatherapy Use: Muscular aches and pains, Rheumatism, Bronchitis, Colds and coughs, Colic, Cramps, Flatulence, Indigestion.

8) APPLE: (Malus spp.) A Druid sacred tree. The apple is a symbol of immortality, A branch of the apple which bore buds, flowers and fully ripened fruit (sometimes known as the Silver Bough), was a kind of magical charm which enabled its possessor to enter into the land of the Gods, the underworld, in Celtic Mythology. Apples clean the liver, cure constipation, and tone the gums. When baked they can be applied as a warm poultice to sore throats and skin inflammations. The cooked apple is especially laxative. The peeled raw apple helps with diarrhea. The cider corrects intestinal flora, reduces stomach acidity, corrects gas, and helps the kidneys, take three or four cups a day. Apple cider vinegar and water make a rinse to restore hair, scalp and skin, use equal parts of vinegar and water. Blondes should use white vinegar. Apple cider vinegar, water, and honey aid digestion when taken with meals, use two teaspoons of vinegar to a glass of water, add honey to taste. This was one of my great-grandmothers favorite cures for a sore throat.

  1. Parts Used: Whole fruit (cooked or raw, apple cider, apple cider vinegar, and wood
  2. Magical Use: Wiccan altars are often piled high with apples during Samhain for the apple is considered to be one of the foods of the dead. For this very reason Samhain is sometimes known as "Feast of Apples". Apples are considered symbols of life and immortality. The apple has long been used in spells of love. The blossoms are added to love sachets, brews and incenses, and they are infused in melted pink wax, then strained out to make candles suitable to burn for attracting love. Use apple cider in place of blood where it is called for in old recipes. Apples and apple blossoms are symbolic of love, healing and immortality. Burn the blossoms as incense, wear the perfume, and make them into herb candles for a hand fasting rite.


9) ASAFETIDA: Ferula asafoetida Also called Stinking Gum. The pungent gum is extracted from the living rootstock by notching the plant at soil level. It was a popular Roman condiment. (If you can imagine that!) Research suggests the plant is anticoagulant and lowers blood pressure. Used to treat stomach ailments such as intestinal flu, gas, and bloating. Add a pinch to beans as they cook. The herb is good in cases of Candida albicans. Has been used for asthma, bronchitis, and whooping cough because of it's antispasmodic properties and is a good herb for croup and colic in babies (newborns should get it through their mother's milk). Another method is to give it to infants via the rectum - make an emulsion with four parts asafetida to one hundred parts water and insert. It has been used as a sedative for hysteria and convulsion. Please Note: This herb tastes awful and is perhaps best taken in capsule form, one hundred milligrams to one gram being the dose.
a) Parts Used: Resin of the root 
b) Magical Use: Use for prophetic dreams, exorcism, and protection. Worn in a bag around the neck, asafetida dispels diseases and evils of all kinds. (It literally repels evil spirits!) Add a clove of garlic to enhance the effect. Asafetida is a classic for exorcism and purification rites. Use it to smudge a ritual space with smoke. Unfortunately, though asafetida is powerful, it also has a horrible odor. Just the slightest whiff of the fragrance has been known to cause vomiting. Use with Care!


10) ASH TREE: (Fraxinus americana or excelsior) A Druid sacred tree. This spring-flowering deciduous tree has smooth gray bark and showy, scented flowers, although the scent is unpleasant to some. The bark of the ash can be used as a substitute for quinine in intermittent fevers. It is reputed to clear obstructions from the spleen and liver. Simmer two tablespoons of bark for twenty minutes in one cup water, take a quarter-cup four times a day. The leaves are laxative and can be used as a substitute for senns (tree leaves are always gathered before midsummer). Steep two tablespoons of the leaf in one cup of water for twenty minutes, take one quarter cup four times a day.
a) Parts Used: Bark and Leaf
b) Magical Use: Ash is the sacred world tree of the Teutons, known as Yggdrasil. Ash wood makes a traditional Yule log. Druid wands were often made of ash and carved with decorations. Ash wands are good for healing, general and solar magic. Put fresh ash leaves under your pillow to stimulate psychic dreams and prosperity. An herb of the sun, ash brings light into the hearth at the winter solstice.


11) BASIL: (Oncimum basilicum) The warm, spicy taste of this popular herb's leaf combines well with garlic, tomatoes, eggplant, and Italian dishes, Basil flavors vinegar, pesto sauce, and oil. The essential oil flavors condiments and liqueurs, and scents soaps and perfumes. Inhaling the essential oil refreshes the mind and stimulates a sense of smell dulled by viral infection. The infusion relieves gas and stomach pains. Reputedly abortive, it can help expel the placenta. A warming herb, it is used for colds and flu, constipation, vomiting, headaches, and menstrual cramps. Steep two teaspoons per cup of water for twenty minutes, take up to one and a half cups per day.
a) Parts Used: Leaf and stem
b) Magical Use: Burn basil to exorcise negativity from the home. To do a really thorough cleansing and protection of yourself and your home, also sprinkle a little basil in each corner of each room in the house and add to your bathwater. Basil is used to mend lovers' quarrels and brings good luck to a new home. The scent of basil causes sympathy between two people and so is worn to avoid major clashes. Basil Use it in rites of exorcism and in the ritual bath. Sprinkle to powder over the area of your heart to promote fidelity. The scent brings happiness to the home and will protect you in crowds.
c) Aromatherapy Use: Bronchitis, Fatigue, Colds, Loss of Concentration, Migraine, Gout, Aches and Pains, Insect bites, Insect Repellent, Coughs, Migraine, Insomnia, Anxiety, Depression, Infectious Disease. Key Qualities: Restorative, Tonic, Antidepressant, Refreshing, Uplifting, Fortifying, Purifying, Clearing, Warming, Cephalic, Stupefying in excess.


12) BAY LAUREL: (Laurus nobilis) The culinary leaves may be slightly narcotic, and aid digestion when added to Bouquet garni, marinades, pâté, soups and stews. The wood is used to give an aromatic tang to smoked foods, and oil of Bay, from the fruit, flavors some liqueurs. A leaf decoction added to bath water will relieve aching limbs, and diluted leaf essential oil can treat sprains and rheumatic joints but may irritate the skin. The leaf and berry are used in salves for itching, sprains, bruises, skin irritations, and rheumatic pain. The fruit and leaf are simmered until soft and made into a poultice with honey for chest colds. Bay leaf and berry tea makes a bath additive that helps the bladder, bowel, and female reproductive organs. Use two tablespoons per cup and steep for forty-five minutes, add to bath water.
a) Parts Used: Leaf and berry
b) Magical Use: Bay leaves were used by the Delphic priestesses. The incense and the leaf are said to produce a prophetic trance. Burn for psychic powers, purification, wish magic, exorcism, healing/health, protection, divination, visions, clairvoyance, energy, power, strength, inspiration, wisdom, meditation, defense, creative word. Put the leaves under your pillow to give inspiration and visions. An herb of the sun, bay brings the light of summer into the darkest time of the year. Carry the leaf or place in the home to ward off illness and hexes.
c) Aromatherapy Use: Sprains, Colds, Flu, Insomnia, Rheumatism. 


13) BENZOIN: (Styrax benzoin) Benzoin is a shrubby tree with gray bark, simple leaves, and short racemes of small, fragrant, bell-shaped white flowers. The scented yellowish resin is thought to be created in response to injury, so it is tapped by making hatchet incisions in the trunk. The resin, called benzoin or gum benjamin, is used as incense, a fixative in perfumes, and is added to cosmetics to prevent fats turning rancid. The tree resin is used externally, diluted with water, as an antiseptic skin wash. Taken internally, it relieves intestinal gas and is antiseptic to the urinary tract. Take ten to twenty drops in water or tea four times a day. Put it in vaporizers or use it an inhalant for bronchitis, and laryngitis. A simple method is to place it, along with a few drops of the oils of peppermint and eucalyptus, in a bowl of boiling hot water. Put your face as close to the bowl as you can and cover your head, and the bowl, with a towel. Inhale the steam. Tincture of benzoin is often added to salves as a preservative, (one pound of benzoin to about one and a half quarts of salve.) Benzoin is used in Aromatherapy but may cause allergic reactions.
a) Parts Used: Resin
b) Magical Use: An herb of purification, burned in incense to sanctify an area. The scent is also used to attract business when combined with basil, peony or cinnamon. Dilute the essential oil and rub onto the body to increase your personal power. It awakens the conscious mind as well. Burn to purify, protect, for prosperity, for astral projection or to increase mental powers.
c) Aromatherapy Use: Asthma, Bronchitis, Laryngitis, Chills, Flu, Colic, Coughs, Itching, Arthritis, Colds, As a Sedative. Benzoin has been found to help retain skin elasticity. It is valuable in treating dry, cracked skin and is believed to be anti-depressant. Key Qualities: Warming, Energizing, Uplifting, Comforting, Purifying, Elevating, Stimulant, Soothing, Antidepressant.


14) BERGAMOT: (Citrus bergamia) Bergamot has aromatic flowers and fruits. The thin, smooth peel yields Bergamot oil for "true" eau de Cologne and Earl Grey Tea.
a) Parts Used: Flower and fruit
b) Magical Use: Use for money and protective rituals. Add the distilled bouquet to your bathwater for these purposes. Synthesized versions of the oil abound but should not be used.
c) Aromatherapy Use: Boils, Cold Sores, Insect Bites, Spots, Varicose Ulcers, Colds, Flu, Fevers, Acne, Tension, Wounds, Coughs, Stress, as an Antidepressant, as an Insect Repellent, Depression, Cystitis, Infectious Diseases, Tonsillitis, Halitosis, Flatulence, Loss of appetite. Key Qualities: Reviving, Refreshing, Calming, Soothing, Uplifting, Sedative, Regulating, balancing, Anti-Depressant.
15) BERGAMOT MINT: (Mentha x piperita 'citrata') This herb is sometimes confused with the Citrus of the same name. Bee Balm is also called bergamot at times. This is a hairless mint with thin smooth leaves and purple runners, it has purplish flowers. In full sun it develops a strong citrus scent and the whole plant is tinged purple. In shade the color is more coppery. Use it as an aromatic herb in potpourri or to make a honey-sweetened drink. The flavor is not so good for cooking. Also called Eau De Cologne Mint.
a) Parts Used: Leaf and Essential Oil
b) Magical Use: The leaves of bergamot mint are slipped into wallets and purses to attract money. Fresh leaves are also rubbed onto money before spending it to ensure it's return. Also used in "success" rituals and spells.
16) BETONY: (Stachys officonalis or Stachys betonica or Betonica officionalis) Also known as Bishop wort, Wood Betony or Purple Betony. Wood betony has fairly pungent, scalloped, hairy leaves and spikes of pale magenta summer flowers. A Druid sacred herb. The arial parts provide a tea substitute and are added to tonics and herbal cigarettes. An infusion is mildly sedative and cleansing and is a nerve and circulation tonic for migraine, anxiety, indigestion, drunkenness, and difficult labor. Wood Betony was an Anglo-Saxon protective charm
a) Parts Used: Leaf, flower, stem and root
b) Magical Use: This was a very powerful herb to the Druids as it has the power to expel evil spirits, nightmares and despair. It was burned at Midsummer Solstice for purification and protection. Sprinkle around or near al doors and windows to form a protective barrier. If troubled by nightmares fill a small cloth pillow and place it under your pillow. Betony is added to purification and protection mixtures and incenses.
17) BIRCH: (Betula alba) A Druid sacred tree. Also known as Lady of the Woods, Paper Birch or White Birch. The antibacterial leaves give a diuretic tea used to treat gout and rheumatism, to dissolve kidney and bladder tones and to lower cholesterol. Steep two teaspoons of leaf per cup of water for twenty minutes. The dose is one to one a half cups over a day. Birch twigs and leaves are simmered and added to the bath for itchy skin conditions and falling hair. Taken before bed, the tea is sedative. The young shoots and leaves make a tonic laxative. The inner bark is simmered and used in fevers. Twigs and bark are simmered using two teaspoons of plant per cup of water for twenty minutes. The dose is one-fourth cup four times a day. The twigs of B. lutea (Yellow birch) and B. lenta (black birch) are gathered in spring and simmered gently for twenty minutes to make a delicious beverage. Please note: the leaves must be used fresh, and not after Midsummer, as they will then contain natural insecticides. The white birch has no real flavor and does not make a good beverage tea. The bark and bud oil are used in medicated soaps.
a) Parts Used: Leaf, bark and twigs
b) Magical Use: The traditional broom of witches is made of birch twigs. Protection, purification, wards negativity, love, new beginnings, changes. Birch is a feminine tree and an embodiment of the Great Mother. Cradles are often made of her wood as a protection for the child.
c) Aromatherapy Use: Gout, Rheumatism, Eczema, Ulcers.
18) BLACKBERRY: (Rubus villosus) A Blackberry leaf decoction is a blood and skin tonic, and a poultice treats eczema. The juicy purple-black fruit are rich in fiber and Vitamin C. The root is a classic remedy for diarrhea and is reputed to clean the kidneys and urinary tract of stones and gravel. Simmer two teaspoons for the root per cup of water for twenty minutes, and take a quarter cup four times a day. The buds and leaves are used fresh in poultices for wounds, burns, mouth sores, and sore throats. Chew the leaves or make a poultice. The berries are slightly binding (as is blackberry wine) and are useful in diarrhea, as are the leaves.
a) Parts Used: Root, leaf, bud, and berry
b) Magical Use: Sacred to Brighid, the leaves and berries are used to attract wealth or healing. This is a Goddess herb, belonging to the planetary sphere of Venus. Protection, health, prosperity, pie for Lughnasadh, to commemorate the harvest.
19) BLACKTHORN: (Prunus spinosa) Also know as Sloe, Mother of the Wood, or Wishing Thorn. This tree has small, serrated, oval leaves on dark, thorny branches with purple blooms and black fruit. The leaves yield a mouthwash. The astringent fruits make Sloe gin. Traditionally, the wood was used to make clubs.
a) Parts Used: Leaf, twig, fruit
b) Magical Use: Returns evil to sender. The thorns are used for sticking into black figure candles or poppets of enemies that will not leave you alone. Hung over doorways or carried, the sloe wards off evil and calamity, banishes demons and negative vibrations.
20) BORAGE: (Borago officionalis) The flowers decorate salads and cakes and are frozen in ice cubes. The cooling, mineral-rich leaves flavor drinks, dips, and salt-free diets. A leaf and flower infusion is an adrenaline tonic taken for stress, depression, or cortisone and steroid treatment. It reduces fevers, dry coughs, and dry skin rashes. Pressed seed oil can be used like Evening Primrose for menstrual and irritable bowel problems, eczema, blood pressure, arthritis and hangovers.
a) Parts Used: Flower, leaf, stem and seeds
b) Magical Use: Tea aids psychic power. Carry the leaves for protection. Carry the fresh blossoms to strengthen your courage. Use in money and business spells.
21) BRIAR ROSE: (Rosa rubiginosa) Also known as Wild Rose, Sweet Briar, Hop Fruit, or Briar. Regular scented roses may be substituted. See also ROSE.
a) Parts Used: Flower and fruit
b) Magical Use: For clairvoyant dreams, steep two teaspoons fresh or dried rose petals in one cup of boiling water. Cover and let stand five minutes. Drink at bedtime. Burn the petals with love incense to strengthen love spells. Rose essential oil is used in formulas designed to attract love, confer peace, stimulate sexual desires and enhance beauty. Healing, Creativity, Love Luck, Prophetic Dreams, Protection, Psychic Awareness, Divination, Clairvoyance, Anointing, Balance.
c) Aromatherapy Use: Anxiety, Depression, Circulatory Problems, menopausal Problems, as an Antiseptic and Tonic, Menstrual Disorders, Stress, Tension, as a Sedative.
22) BROOM: (Genista scoparius syn. Cytisus scoparius and Sarothamnus scoparious) Also known as Scotch Broom, and Irish broom. A Druid Sacred Tree, it is a many-branched erect shrub with simple or trifoliate leaves, and golden "sweet-pea" flowers. A flowering sprig of Broom was a heraldic battle device of Henry II of England who is said to have taken the family name Plantagenet from this medieval "planta genista". Flowering broom tips are gathered in spring (before Midsummer) and are later used fresh or dry. The seeds are as useful as the tops. Both are soluble in water and alcohol. The infusion is used to tread cardiac edema. Simmer one teaspoon of the herb or seeds per cup of water for twenty minutes. The dose is one-half cup a day in one-fourth cup doses. Broom is combined with dandelion root, uva ursi, and juniper berries to treat bladder and kidney ailments. Take one part broom, one half part uva ursi, and one half part dandelion root. Simmer until the liquid is reduced to half the original quantity. Add one-half part juniper berry and cool. A pinch of cayenne is sprinkled into each one-eighth cup dose. Caution: Acute kidney problems contraindicate this herb. Broom is a heart tonic. Use one teaspoon of the herb per cup of water, and do not exceed more than one-half cup per day. One to ten drops of tincture may be given as a dose.
a) Parts Used: Flowering twig and seed.
b) Magical Use: Broom flowers bound with colored ribbons are carried at weddings. Couples may choose to "jump the broom" as they make their transition to a new station of life. Broom can be substituted for furze (gorse)) at Spring Equinox. The Irish called it the "Physician's Power" because of its diuretic shoots. Sweep your outside ritual areas with it to purify and protect. Burning the blooms and shoots calms the wind. Hang indoors for protection and purification. Toss in the air or bury it to raise or calm winds.
23) CAMPHOR: (Cinnamomum camphora) This white, intensely scented, crystalline substance is distilled from a tree native to China and Japan. The essential oil is steam-distilled from wood, root stumps, and branches. For many years true camphor wasn't sold in the U.S. All "camphor blocks" and mothballs were made of synthetic camphor which is extremely poisonous. Both the leaf and crystallized extract are used for wet lung conditions such as asthma and bronchitis. Camphor is useful in depression, exhaustion, and stomach cramps and to improve circulation. Use about two teaspoons of leaf per cup of water and steep for twenty minutes. Take one-fourth cup four times a day. Alternatively, use one teaspoon of the crystallized extract per two cups of water. Take it in one-teaspoon doses four times a day. The tincture is also available and is used in doses of five to ten drops four times a day. Camphor is incorporated into salves for external use to kill parasites and treat ringworm, scabies, and itch. The oil open the lungs, making breathing easier, and helps with muscular and joint pain, arthritis, and bruises (not for open wounds). The salve functions as a "smelling salt," and the herb has been used internally to revive those in coma or delirium. Camphor can be burned to purify the air or inhaled to open lung passages. Caution: Do not use this herb if you are pregnant or if you are very weak and debilitated. Only natural plant extracts should be used, as chemical camphor is contaminated with industrial poisons.
a) Parts Used: Crystallized extract and leaf
b) Magical Use: (Solid Form) Camphor is added in small amounts to Lunar and chastity type mixtures, (Eucalyptus or Lavender oil may be substituted). Divination, Prophetic Dreams, Psychic Awareness. Burn in the home to purify the air and to dispel disease.
c) Aromatherapy Use: Coughs, Colds, Fevers, Rheumatism, Arthritis.
24) CARAWAY: (Carum carvi) Caraway is a hardy biennial with finely cut feathery leaves, umbels of small flower heads in midsummer and capsules containing two curved narrow seeds. The seeds are a popular spice, especially in Central Europe. They enhance port, goulash, sauerkraut, cheese, and pickles and are added to cooking cabbage to reduce the smell. They flavor brads and cakes and are eaten raw or sugar- coated as Caraway comfits after a spicy meal. They sweeten the breath, aid digestion, and relieve flatulence. Chopped leaves are added to soups and salads, and the root is cooked as a vegetable. Essential oil, distilled from the seeds, flavors gin, candy, the liqueur Kümel, and mouthwashes, and scents soaps, and aftershaves. The seeds are antiseptic and a vermifuge. Caraway seeds have been used in cooking since the Stone Age. The powdered seeds are taken in doses of one-fourth to one teaspoon to promote digestion and relieve gas. Caraway tea also relieves menstrual cramps, as it helps to bring on the menstruation. Caraway increases breast mile. To make the tea, steam three teaspoons of the ground seeds in one-half cup of water for twenty minutes (use a kitchen blender to lightly crush the seed). Take up to one and a half cups a day in one-fourth cup doses, or simply chew the seeds. One to four drops of the essential oil may be taken as a digestive aid. For colicky babies, soak one ounce of the ground seed in a pint of cold water for about six hours. The dose is from one to three teaspoons of the infusion, or boil three teaspoons of seed in one-half cup of milk for a few minutes, then steep for ten minutes. The powdered seeds are moistened to make a poultice for bruises and earaches.
a) Parts Used: Seed, leaf, root and essential oil
b) Magical Use: Caraway is often added to love potions to keep lovers from being unfaithful. The seeds are placed in poppets and used in spells to find one's mate. They are said to inspire lust when baked into cakes or breads. Put some in your wedding cake, or use it instead of rice to throw at the bride and groom. Pigeons are very fond of it too!
25) CARDAMOM: (Elettario cardamomum) This perennial bears violet-striped white flowers and aromatic green fruits on erect or trailing racemes. The seed pods are an expensive spice, sold as whole green, bleached, or sun-dried cardamom. The seeds are digestive, stimulant, and antispasmodic, and rhizome is given for fatigue and fever. The essential oil from almost-ripe fruits is used in liqueurs and perfumes. Cardamom seeds are a symbol of hospitality.
a) Parts Used: Seed
b) Magical Use: Deliciously spicy, cardamom essential oil brings a nice jolt of energy to live and sexually oriented formulas. Burn for love spells or use in love sachets. The ground seeds are added to warmed wine for a quick lust potion. They are also baked into apple pies for a wonderful amatory pastry.
c) Aromatherapy Use: Nausea, Coughs, Headaches, Aches, as a Digestive and Tonic, Dyspepsia, Mental Fatigue, Nervous Strain, Halitosis, Anorexia, Colic. Key Qualities: Cephalic, Aphrodisiac, Warming, Comforting, Refreshing, Uplifting, Penetrating, Soothing.
26) CARNATION: (Dianthus caryophyllus) Also called Pink , Clove Pink or Gilly Flower. This short lived perennial has blue-green grass like foliage and spicy, fragrant long-lasting flowers in the summer. This "Flower of Divinity" and symbol of betrothal, woven into garlands is the parent of cultivated carnations, although is seldom available in its true for. Fortunately, the petals of any clove-scented Pink, with the bitter white heel removed, can be added to fruit dishes, sandwiches, soups, and sauces, or used to make floral syrup, vinegar, liqueur, or wine. This was Chaucer's "sops in wine" and is still enjoyed as a nerve tonic today. The strong-sweet spicy scent is used in soaps and perfumes. Worn during Elizabethan times to prevent coming to an untimely death on the scaffold.
a) Parts Used: Flower petals
b) Magical Use: Altar offering for the Goddess, Anointing, Protection, Strength, Health and Healing, Energy, Power, Magical Power, Blessing, Consecration. Can be used in all purpose protective spells.
27) CATNIP: (Nepeta Catoria) A Druid sacred herb. The root and leaf scent, mint with cat pheromone overtones, intoxicates cats and repels rats and flea beetles. The tender leaves are added to salads and flavor meat. They can also be brewed as tea and were used before China tea was imported. The leaves and flowering tops treat colds, calm upset stomachs, reduce fevers, and soothe headaches and scalp irritations. When smoked, leaves give mild euphoria with no harmful effects.
a) Parts Used: Leaf
b) Magical Use: Chewed by warriors for fierceness in battle. Large dried leaves are powerful markers for magic books. Give it to your cat to create a psychic bond. Used in spells to promote beauty, happiness, love. Use in all Cat Magic Spells.
28) CASSIA: (Cinnamomum aromaticum var. cassia) This is the highest grade of Cinnamon. See Cinnamon.
a) Magical Use: Purification 
b) Aromatherapy Use: See cinnamon
29) CEDARWOOD: (Cedrus libani or Cedrus spp.) A Druid sacred herb. Also known as Cedar, Tree of Life, Arbor Vitae (Thuja occidentalis) or Yellow Cedar (T. occidentalis). Ancient Celts on the mainland used cedar oil to preserve the heads of enemies taken in battle. The wood of the Atlas Cedar subspecies is distilled to produce the essential oil. Yellow cedar is used by herbalists to treat bloody cough and heart weakness. Simmer two teaspoons per cup for twenty minutes and take it cold in one-tablespoon doses, three to six times a day. It is used internally and externally as an anti-fungal (the dry powder is excellent for Athlete's foot).
a) Parts Used: Twig and leaf
b) Magical Use: Cedar smoke purifies the home. Use it in smudge sticks, incense and sweat lodges. The scent is said to enhance psychic powers. I use it in a simmering pot which smells much better than the burning herb, it makes the whole house smell clean and sweet. Use for: Purification, Health and Healing, Luck, Good Fortune, Happiness, Banishing, Releasing, Exorcism, Money and Riches, Justice, Protection, Harmony, Peace.
c) Aromatherapy Use: Bronchitis, Catarrh, Acne, Arthritis, as a Diuretic, Sedative, Antiseborrhoeic.
30) CHAMOMILE: (Chamaemelum nobile or Anthemis nobilis) Also called Roman chamomile, English chamomile, Perennial Chamomile, Wild Chamomile, and Ground Apple. A Druid Sacred Herb, this aromatic evergreen has feathery, apple-scented leaves and white flowers with conical golden centers. The flowers make a digestive, soothing and sedative tea, which is used for soothing restless children, helps prevent nightmares and insomnia, and suppresses nausea. The flower compounds have shown anti-tumor activity in laboratory tests. In the garden it is a "physician plant" reviving nearby ailing plants. The essential oil is a beautiful blue color turning yellow as it ages. This herb has an affinity for the solar plexus area of the human body. Colic, upset stomachs, and fevers are benefited by the tea of the fresh or dried flower. Use two tablespoons per cup, steep for twenty minutes, and take a quarter cup four times a day. Women with menstrual cramps can try adding a few thin slices of fresh ginger root to the tea. Chamomile is an antibacterial. Sores, wounds, itches, and rashes respond to external applications. Use the tea as a wash or add the herb to salves and poultices. The oil is rubbed into swollen joints. Chamomile calms the nerves and brings on sleep. Use it in baths and gargles. Add the tea to a vaporizer to help asthmatic children. The classic tea for cranky, teething babies, it is given in the bottle or through a mother's breast milk.
a) Parts Used: Flower
b) Magical Use: Yellow chamomile brings the power of the sun to love potions, money spells and rites of purification. Use in incense for the God. When sprinkled around the house it removes hexes, curses and spells. It can be burned or added to prosperity bags to increase money. Use for: Love, Luck, Fortune, Justice, Prosperity, Purification, Meditation, Rest.
c) Aromatherapy Use: Nerves, Migraine, Acne, Inflammation, Insomnia, Menstrual Problems, Dermatitis, Analgesic, Tension Headache, Stress.
31) CHERRY: (Prunus serotina) A Druid sacred tree, chips of the wood or bark were burned at Celtic festivals especially Sabbaths. Also known as Black Cherry, Wild Cherry or Chokecherry (P. virginiana). Chokecherry bark tea is used to clear the throats of singers and public speakers, the powdered berries were once used to improve the appetite. If you've never tried chokecherry jelly, you've missed a real treat. CAUTION: The stone is poisonous.
a) Parts Used: Fruit, bark and wood
b) Magical Use: (Wood and Fruit Juice) Creativity, Healing, Long been used to attract Love, Cherry juice is used as a substitute for blood in old recipes.
32) CINNAMON: (Cinnamomum verum or zeylanicum) A tropical evergreen tree up to 50 feet tall. Cinnamon sticks are quills from the inner bark and the essential oil is distilled by water or steam from the leaves and twigs.
a) Parts Used: Bark
b) Magical Use: (Herb and Oil) Meditation, Defense, Creative Work, Divination, Energy, Power, Protection, Success, Astral Projection, Health and Healing, Love Lust, Money and Riches, Purification.
c) Aromatherapy Use: (Oil) Lice, Scabies, Wasp Stings, Poor Circulation, Childbirth (stimulates contractions), Anorexia, Colitis, Diarrhea, Dyspepsia, Intestinal Infection, Sluggish Digestion, Spasm, Flu, Rheumatism, Warts, Coughs, Colds, Viral Infections, Frigidity, Infectious Disease, Stress Related Conditions, Tooth and Gum Care, Nervous Exhaustion. Key Qualities: Warming, Reviving, Tonic, Strengthening, Aphrodisiac, Restorative, Uplifting.
33) CINQUEFOIL: (Pontentilla reptans) Also called Five Fingered Grass, Creeping cinquefoil, and Five Leaved Grass. The rootstock was cooked as a vegetable by the Celts and Native Americans. Applied to sore areas, the fresh plant relieves pain. A root decoction is used in anti-wrinkle creams. A wash reduces skin redness, freckles, and sunburn. The powdered root and leaf are used to stop internal hemorrhaging. The powder also makes an astringent for mouth sores and treats diarrhea. Taken with honey, it relieves sore throats, coughs, and fever. Take one-quarter to one-half teaspoon at a time, or twenty to forty drops of the tincture. The leaves can be steeped using two teaspoons per cup of water for twenty minutes, or one ounce of the root can be simmered in one and a half cups of water for twenty minutes. The dose is a quarter cup four times a day.
a) Parts Used: Root and leaf
b) Magical Uses Use the infusion in ritual baths and for purification rites. Cinquefoil bestows eloquence and protection to the wearer, bring it to court. Love, power wisdom, health, and abundance are symbolized by its five petals. Prick a hole in an egg, drain it and fill it with cinquefoil. Tape the egg shut, and your home and property are protected. Bathe in the infusion every seven days to ward off evil influences. Prosperity, Protection, Defense, Purification, Anointing, Divination Dreams, Energy, Strength, Luck, Fortune, Justice, Healing, Inspiration, Wisdom, Love,. Hang at the door for protection. Add to pacificator bath sachets.
34) CLOVE: (Syzgium aromaticum) Cloves are the sun-dried unopened flower buds of a dense evergreen tree, they have a strong spiciness that flavors foods and prevents nausea. The flowers are used to soothe aching eyes. Clove oil, from the distillation of leaves and flower buds, is an antiseptic numbing agent for toothache and indigestion. It is added to cosmetics, perfumes, and cigarettes. There are now Clove-based anesthetics.
a) Parts Used: Leaf and flower bud
b) Magical Use: Use for: Divination, Love, Lust, Banishing, Releasing, Inspiration, Wisdom. Burn for Wealth, Purification, to ward negative thoughts, or to stop others from gossiping about you.
c) Aromatherapy Use: Nausea, Flatulence, Asthma, Bronchitis, Arthritis, Rheumatism, Toothache, Diarrhea, Infections, as an Analgesic and Antiseptic, Insect Repellent (Mosquitoes). Key Qualities: Tonic, Stimulating, Revitalizing, Aphrodisiac, Warming, Comforting, Purifying, Active.
35) CLUB MOSS: (Lycopodium selago or clavatum) Also called Selago, Foxtail, Lycopod, Vegetable Sulpher, Wolf Claw or Stag's Horn Moss. This toxic, evergreen, moss like herb has trailing stems, upright branches and developing cones encasing the ripe spores. The spores were once used for gastric and urinary disorders, as an antispasmodic sedative and to coat pills. Blackfoot Indians knew of the spores' blood-stanching, wound-healing and moisture-absorbing properties and inhaled them for nosebleeds and dusted them on cuts. They are still used on wounds and eczema. The spores are explosive when set alight, and used to create theatrical lightening and added to fireworks. Magicians once used them to create "lightening flashes" and other pyrotechnics as needed. These effects were originally intended as a form of sympathetic magic -of evocation by emulation - not simply (or deceptively) as stage effects. The club mosses are found in North America, northern Europe, Asia, and the southern hemisphere. The plants are several inches in height and resemble moss. They creep by means of prostrate stems, which branch upward at intervals, with crowded, linear, simple leaves. Large two valve spore cases product the medicinally active spores. While the whole plant was used by the ancients as a cathartic, the spores were used as a diuretic in edema, a drastic (a forceful agent of cure) in diarrhea and dysentery, a nervine for rabies and spasms, a mild laxative in cases of gout and scurvy, and a corroborant (strengthening agent) for rheumatism. The dose is ten to sixty grains of the spores. The spores also make a dusting powder for skin diseases and diaper rash. CAUTION: Selago can be an active narcotic poison when overused. For this reason it is probably better to use only the spores, which are non-toxic. The whole plant can be used externally, however, as a counterirritant - made into a poultice, it will keep blisters open and kill lice.
a) Parts Used: Above-ground portions of the herb, and spores.
b) Magical Use: Druids respected the plant to such a degree that it was gathered only under strict ritual guidelines. One of the Ovates would dress in white, bathe both feet in free-running water and offer a sacrifice of bread and spirits, and then with white robe wrapped around the right hand, using a brass hook, would dig up the plant by the roots. When properly gathered, the herb becomes a charm of power and protection. Wear it, add it to incense, and use it to commune with the Gods and Goddesses.
36) COMFREY: (Symphytum officonale) Also known as Slippery Root, Knit bone or Black wort. Teas, tinctures and compresses of comfrey roots or leaves speed healing of cuts, rashes, and broken bones.
a) Parts Used: Root and leaf
b) Magical Uses Root or leaves for healing. Carry for safe travel. To ensure the safety of your luggage while traveling, tuck a piece of the root into each of your bags.
37) COPAL: (Bursera odorata) Copal is a white, pale yellow or yellowish-orange gum resin. When smoldered on charcoal it produces a rich, delicious, piney-lemony fragrance. Copal is North America's equivalent of Frankincense. While it lacks some of frankincense's bittersweet odor, it is a fine substitute. When frankincense if left smoldering on charcoal for some time it eventually emits a very bitter scent. Copal, however, never varies as it burns. It is native to Mexico and Central America, and has been used as incense in religious and magical ceremonies for untold hundreds of years, beginning, perhaps, with the Mayans or even prior to the days of that fables people. The finest copal is a pale to dark yellow color with an intense resinous-citrus odor. It is usually sold in chunks and may contain leaf fragments.
a) Parts Used: Resin
b) Magical Use: Burn for protection, cleansing, purification, to promote spirituality, and to purify quartz crystals and other stones before use in magic. May be substituted for Frankincense. A piece of copal may be used as the heart in poppets.
38) CORIANDER: (Coriandrum sativum) The whole of this annual is pungently aromatic. The seed is a mild sedative, aids digestion, reduces flatulence, and eases migraines. The spicy essential oil, distilled from the seeds, is used in perfumes and incense, flavors medicines and toothpaste, and is added to massage oil for facial neuralgia and cramps. The seeds are strengthening to the urinary system. The leaf and seed are infused to treat bladder infections. The tea helps with stomach problems such as gas and indigestion. Steep two teaspoons of the dried seed per cup of boiled water fro twenty minutes, and take up to one cup a day. The powdered seed and the oil are used to flavor other herbal preparations and to ease griping in laxative formulas. Use one-fourth to one-half teaspoon at a time. Coriander is a common ingredient of Indial curries.
a) Parts Used: Seed and leaf
b) Magical Use: Coriander oil works well in love and healing mixtures. The seeds are used for healing, especially easing headaches and are worn for this purpose. Add the powdered seeds to warm wine to make an effective lust potion. Put some in the chalice for a hand fasting ritual.
c) Aromatherapy Use: Eating Disorders, Colic, Diarrhea, Dyspepsia, Measles, Migraine, Neuralgia, General Infections, Indigestion, Influenza, Fatigue, Rheumatism, Flatulence, Nervousness, as an Analgesic, Stimulant, Aphrodisiac. Key Qualities: Aphrodisiac, Stimulating, Soporific (In excess), Refreshing, Warming, Comforting, Revitalizing, Strengthening, Purifying, Soothing, Active.
39) CYPRESS: (Cupressus sempervirens) This tall evergreen tree has gray-brown bark, and tiny, dark green leaves. It bears yellowish male cones and green female cones, which ripen to brown. Cypress Oil, distilled from the leaves, branches, and cones, has a refreshing, camphor-resinous scent.
a) Parts Used: Leaf, twigs, fruit, bark, wood, resin and essential oil.
b) Magical Use: Burn for Happiness, Harmony, Peace, Inspiration, Binding, Wisdom, Releasing, Defense, Longevity. Cypress Oil is used for Blessing, Consecration, and protection. The unique scent stimulates healing and eases the pain of losses of all kind.
c) Aromatherapy Use: Skin Care, Perspiration, Wounds, bruises, Hemorrhoids, Varicose Veins, Cellulites, Muscular Cramps, Edema, Poor Circulation, Rheumatism, Asthma, Bronchitis, Spasmodic Coughing, Dysmenorrhea,, Menopausal Problems, Nervous Tension, Stress-related Conditions, Treats inflamed/bleeding gums, Insect Repellent. Key Qualities: Refreshing, Purifying, Relaxing, Warming, Reviving, Restorative, Comforting, Protective, Soothing.
40) DILL: (Anethum graveolens) Uniquely flavored, Dill offers culinary "seeds" and leaves, but the choicest flavor is in the fresh immature green seed heads. They give character to dill pickles, vinegar and potato salad. Distilled seed oil is colorless to pale yellow, with a light, fresh, warm-spicy scent and flavors drinks, food and infant gripe water for colic. The seeds aid digestion, and their infusion reduces flatulence, hiccups, stomach pains, and insomnia. A seed decoction gives a nail-strengthening bath.
a) Parts Used: Flower, leaf, stem, fruit, seeds, and essential oil.
b) Magical Use: Seeds draw money, Leaves for protection, Flowers for love and defense. Protective when hung at the door, no one ill-disposed or envious of you can enter your house. Smell Dill to cure hiccups.
c) Aromatherapy Use: (Oil) Colic, Constipation, Dyspepsia, Flatulence, Headaches, Indigestion, Nervousness, Amenorrhea.
41) DRAGONS BLOOD: (Draceana draco spp.) Dragon's blood is the resin of the Draceana draco species. The common name of this plant is "dragon tree" hence the name.
a) Parts Used: Resin
b) Magical Use: Burn for love, protection, exorcism, and sexual potency. Use for Courage, Magical Power, Energy, Strength, Purification, Changes, Determination, Cleansing. A pinch of Dragon's blood added to other incenses increases their potency and power.
42) ELDER (Sambucus canadensis or nigra) Also known as Ellhorn, Elderberry, Lady Elder, and Black Berried Elder. A Druid Sacred Tree. Sacred to the White Lady and Midsummer Solstice. The Druids used it to both bless and curse. In Chinese medicine, the leaves, stems, and roots are used to treat fractures and muscle spasms. The flowers treat colds, sore throats, hay fever, and arthritis, and act as a mild laxative. Named the "country medicine chest" for its many health uses, the Elderberry is also rich in European folklore. The black elder (S. nigra) can be used as an insecticide in the garden or to repel insects from the face and body. A simple infusion of the fresh leaf is made for this purpose. It can also be poured down mouse and mole holes. The berries are used for jam, wine, pies, and syrups. Medicinally, they help coughs, colic, diarrhea, sore throats, asthma, and flu. A pinch of cinnamon makes the tea more warming. The leaves are added to salves for skin conditions. The flowers are infused for fevers, eruptive skin conditions such as measles, and severe bronchial and lung problems. A classic flu remedy is a mixture of elder flower, yarrow and peppermint teas. Keep the patient well covered, as the flowers promote sweating. Use two teaspoons of the herbs per cup of water, steep for twenty minutes, and take up to three cups a day.
a) Parts Used: Leaf, flower, and berry
b) Magical Use: Elder wands can be used to drive out evil spirits or thought forms. Music on panpipes or flutes made of elder have the same power of the wands. A Dryad "Elder Mother" is said to live in the tree, she will haunt anyone who cuts down her wood. Stand or sleep under an elder on Midsummer Eve to see the King of the Faeries and his retinue pass by. The flowers are used in wish-fulfillment spells. The leaves , flowers, and berries are strewn on a person, place or thing to bless it. Wood is NOT to be burned as it is sacred to Hecate. Flowers are used for altar offerings. Hung over doorways and windows, it keeps evil from the house. Carry Elder to preserve against the temptation to commit adultery. Use for: Money, Riches, Love, Blessings, Banishing, Releasing, Consecration, Cursing, Purification, Cleansing.
43) EUCALYPTUS: (Eucalyptus spp.) Perhaps the ultimate healing oil. The Eucalyptus genus comprises over 500 species of aromatic trees and shrubs with deciduous bark. The most common species, Tasmanian Blue Gum (Eucalyptus globulus) has a blue-gray trunk, blue-green juvenile leaves, green adult leaves, and white flower stamens. Eucalyptus leaves, scented of balsamic camphor, are used by aboriginals to bind wounds, the flower nectar gives honey, and the oil, distilled from the leaves and twigs, is used in medicines, aromatherapy, and perfumes. Eucalyptus oil is antiseptic, expectorant, and anti-viral, treats pulmonary tuberculosis, lowers blood sugar levels, and is useful for burns, catarrh and flu. The roots of Eucalyptus trees secrete a poisonous chemical, inhibiting the growth of nearby plants.
a) Parts Used: Leaf, twigs, wood, sap and essential oil
b) Magical Use: Add to all healing blends. Apply (undiluted) to the body to relieve colds. Also used in purification mixtures. For protection, carry the leaves.
c) Aromatherapy Use: Blue Gum: Burns, Blisters, Cuts, Herpes, Insect Bites, Lice, Skin Infections, Wounds, Muscular Aches and Pains, Poor Circulation, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sprains, Asthma, Bronchitis, Catarrh, Cough, Sinusitis, Throat Infections, Chicken Pox, Colds, Epidemics, Flu, Measles, Cystitis, Leucorrhoea, Nervous Debility, Headaches, Neuralgia, Insect Repellent. Key Qualities: Stimulating, Refreshing, Clearing, Purifying, Balsamic, Regulating. Lemon Eucalyptus: (E. citriodora) Athlete's Foot and other Fungal Infections (such as Candida), Cuts, Dandruff, Herpes, Infectious Skin Conditions (such as Chicken Pox), Asthma, Laryngitis, Sore Throat, Colds, Fevers, Infectious Diseases, Insect Repellent. Key Qualities: Invigorating, Active, Stimulating.
44) EYEBRIGHT: (Euphrasia officionalis) A Druid sacred herb. This semi parasitic annual extracts its nutrients from the roots of certain grasses found in poor meadowland. It has tiny oval leaves and small, scallop-edged, white flowers with yellow spots and red veins, resembling a bloodshot eye. The slightly bitter leaves have been used in salads. A whole plant infusion or strained juice from crushed, fresh stems is a general eye tonic treating strain and infections, and is a popular cosmetic wash, giving sparkle to eyes. Its antiseptic, mildly astringent, inflammation-and phlegm-reducing properties ease the irritated eyes and runny nose of hay-fever and sinusitis.
a) Parts Used: Flower, leaf, and twigs
b) Magical Use: In a tightly covered pot gently brew a handful of the herb in a pint of boiling water. Allow to stand overnight. Strain out the herb, squeezing as dry as possible. Store the liquid in a tightly sealed container away from sunlight and heat but not in the refrigerator. Drink a half teaspoon in a half cup of spring water or psychic herb tea to promote clairvoyance, clear the mind and improve memory. Burn as incense for clairvoyance and divination. Carry when you need to see the truth in a matter.
45) FENNEL: (Foeniculum vulgare) Sacred to the God. This biennial or perennial herb has finely cut feathery foliage, umbels of midsummer flowers, curved, ribbed seeds and a thick root, all with a fresh anise seed flavor. The seeds are chewed to allay hunger and ease indigestion. They are brewed for constipation, to increase breast milk and regulate menstruation, with root extract, they are detoxifying and diuretic. Research indicates Fennel helps repair the liver after alcohol damage. Seed and leaf steam aids deep skin cleansing, and the essential oil is used in a muscle-toning massage. Fennel oil should not be used by epileptics or young children. To help with indigestion and gas, pour boiling water over crushed fennel seeds (one teaspoon seed to a pint of water). The seeds are simmered in syrups for coughs, shortness of breath and wheezing. Powdered fennel seeds repel fleas from pets' sleeping quarters. Place fennel inside a fish when you cook it to make it more digestible. The seeds and root help clean the liver, spleen, gall bladder, and blood. The leaves and seeds when boiled with barley increase breast milk. The tea and broth of this herb are said to help in weight loss programs. Fennel is eaten in salads, soups, and breads. Fennel oil mixed with honey can be taken for coughs, and the tea is used as a gargle. The oil is eaten with honey to allay gas and it is applied externally to rheumatic swellings. The seeds are boiled to make an eye wash: use one half teaspoon of seed per cup of water, three times a day, and be sure to strain carefully before use.
a) Parts Used: Leaf, root and seeds
b) Magical Use: Hang over doors with St. John's Wort at Litha to repel evil spirits. Carry fennel to influence others to trust your words. Use for: Protection, Healing, Health, Purification.
c) Aromatherapy Use: Bruises, Dull, Oily, Mature Complexions, Cellulites, Obesity, Edema, Rheumatism, Asthma, Bronchitis, Anorexia, Colic, Constipation, Dyspepsia, Flatulence, Hiccoughs, Nausea, Menopausal Problems, Insufficient Milk in Nursing Mothers. Key Qualities: Stimulating, Balancing, Restorative, Revitalizing, Purifying, Cleansing.
46) FERNS: Especially Male Fern (Dryopteris filixmas), Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum pedatum), Bracken (Pteridium aquilinum), Lady Fern, Polypody, or Oak Fern (Polypodium vulgare). The Druids classified ferns as sacred trees. Uncurled fronds of Male fern were gathered at Midsummer, dried and carried for good luck. The mysterious regeneration of ferns led to the ancient belief that their seed could confer invisibility. The root was added to love potions and the fronds eaten by those embarking on love quests. Male Fern: The fall gathered root is a remedy for tapeworm. A few hours after it has been ingested, a purgative is given. Begin the vermifuge process by eating fresh garlic. Take one to four teaspoons of the liquid extract of the root, or of the powdered root, on an empty stomach and follow several hours later with castor oil. Caution: do not ingest alcohol while taking this herb. Overdose can result in blindness and death. The roots are added to healing salves for wounds and rubbed into the limbs of children with rickets.
a) Parts Used: Leaf and root
b) Magical Use: Fern "seeds" are said to render on invisible if gathered on Midsummer's Eve. Ferns are also said to be an herb of immortality. Moonwort (Botrychium lunaria) is especially effective if gathered by moonlight. This fern aids in opening locks and breaking charms, is used in love spells and has the alchemical reputation of being an herb to convert quicksilver into silver. Use it to conjure money. Burned indoors, dried male fern fronds produce a very strong wall of protection. Burned outdoors they produce rain. Use for: Luck, Love, Banishing, Releasing, Exorcism, Defense.
47) FEVERFEW: (Tanacetum parthenum) Also known as Feather foil or Flirt wort. Semi evergreen Feverfew has pungent, divided, medium to yellow-green leaves and white daisy flowers appearing in summer. The leaves add a bitter tang to food and are found in digestive aperitifs. They relax blood vessels, reduce inflammation and are mildly sedative. Feverfew's importance lies in its success in reducing some migraines. Chewed daily its accumulative effect is to reduce headache pains and inhibit the secretion of a compound implicated in migraine and arthritis, infused flowering tops are applied to ease headaches and arthritic swellings. A tea is taken for tinnitus and irregular periods. Warning: Fresh leaves can irritate the mouth.
a) Parts Used: Leaf, flower, essential oil
b) Magical Use: Travelers carries it as a ward against sickness or accidents during their journeys. Protection, Purification, Defense, Cleansing.
48) FIR, SILVER: (Abies alba) Also known as Birth Tree. A Druid sacred tree. The Silver Fir grows to a height of 180 feet. This was the original Christmas tree from central Europe, chosen for its long lasting, aromatic needles. The bark resin is distilled to make Strasburg turpentine. The buds and leaves are distilled to make the expectorant and antiseptic Silver Pine needle oil, which is used in cough drops and asthma inhalations, and to give pine scent to toiletries.
a) Parts Used: Leaf tips, bark, wood, seeds, and sap
b) Magical Use: The needles are burned at childbirth to bless and protect the mother and baby. Burn for Happiness, Harmony, Peace, Inspiration, and Wisdom.
49) FLAX: (Linum usitatissimum) Also called Linseed. Annual Flax has slender stems with linear green leaves, beautiful, flat blue flowers, and oily brown seeds. A teaspoon of the seed is placed in a quart of water and gently simmered down to one-half quart. The resulting liquid is given for constipation, for ulcerated sore throat, and as an expectorant for bronchitis in one-fourth cup doses throughout the day. To pass a gallstone, take one and a half to two tablespoons of linseed oil and lie on your left side for a half hour. The whole seeds (about two tablespoons) can be taken with plenty of water to relieve constipation. Follow with stewed prunes or prune juice. The cooked seeds are added to fresh grated carrots, and the mix is warmed to make a poultice to rheumatism and swellings.
a) Parts Used: Seed
b) Magical Use: the child who runs or dances in a flax field at the age of seven is assured of growing up to be attractive. Newborn babies are placed in a flax field to sleep for similar reasons. The blue flowers are worn as a preservative against sorcery. Sprinkle the altar with flax seeds while performing healing rituals or include it in healing mixtures. Use for: Protection, Psychic Awareness, Money.
50) FOXGLOVE: (Digitalis purpurea) Also known as Fairy Gloves, Fairy Fingers, or Dead Men's Bells. A Druid sacred herb associated with the "little people". Caution: This plant is poisonous and should be used by qualified personnel only.
a) Magical Use: Grow in a garden for protection of house and yard.
51) FRANKINCENSE: (Boswellia carteri) A small tree or shrub, with pinnate leaves, and white or pale pink flowers. It yields a natural oleo-resin gum, which is used to make a healing incense, which induces a meditative state. Frankincense essential oil is also useful in promoting spirituality and meditative states. Dilute before applying to the skin as it may be irritating. Pliny claimed that Frankincense was an antidote to hemlock poisoning. Avicenna advocated its use for tumors, fevers, vomiting, and dysentary. Chinese herbalists use it in powder form and in teas for rheumatism and menstrual pain, and externally as a wash for sores and bruises. The dose is three to six grains in a glass of wine, or twenty drops of the tincture. Frankincense is highly antiseptic and the scent is said to calm and clear the mind. Caution: Prolonged use of resins can damage the kidneys.
a) Parts Used: Resin
b) Magical Use:  Sacred to the Sun God Ra, frankincense is burned in rites of exorcism, purification, and protection. It is said to accelerate spiritual growth. Rosemary may be used as a substitute. (Oil) Anoint tools, sachets or the body. Use for spirituality, exorcism, purification, luck and protection rites. (Resin) burn for protection, exorcism, spirituality, love, consecration, blessing, energy, strength, visions, healing, meditation, power and courage..
c) Aromatherapy Use: (Oil) Blemishes, Dry and Mature Complexions, Scars, Wounds, Wrinkles, Asthma, Bronchitis, Colds, Coughs, Flu, Laryngitis, Cystitis, Anxiety, Nervous Tension, Stress-related Conditions. Frankincense has the ability to slow down, and deepen the breath - very conducive to prayer and meditation.
52) GALANGAL: (Alpinia officionalis or A. galanga) Also known as Low John the Conqueror or Siamese Ginger. Galangal has dark green, sword-shaped leaves, white flowers with pink veins, round red seed capsules, and a rhizomous rootstalk that smells of ginger and camphor. The rhizome has a spicy, ginger like flavor used in Southeast Asia soups and curries. The young shoots and flowers are eaten raw and the flowers can be boiled or pickled. The rhizome yields an essential oil, essence d'Amali, used in perfumes.
a) Magical Use: Use tincture for luck, money, protection, exorcism and psychic development. Ginger can be substituted.
53) GARDENIA: (Gardenia jasmenoides) This evergreen shrub or small tree has exquisitely scented white double flowers and o range-red fruits, with glossy, dark green leaves.
a) Parts Used: Flower
b) Magical Use: Health, Healing, Love, Peace, Psychic Awareness, Spirituality. Place fresh blossoms in sick rooms or on healing altars to aid the process. Add dried petals to healing mixtures. Dried gardenia is scattered around a room to induce peaceful vibrations. Add to Moon incenses. Gardenias are used in love spells, and to attract good spirits during rituals. They have very high spiritual vibrations.
54) GARLIC: (Allium sativum) Garlic has a clustered bulb made up of several bulblets (cloves) enclosed in a papery tunic. It has a single stem with long, thin leaves and an umbel of edible, rose-tinted white summer flowers and a bulb whose flavor increases the more it is sliced or crushed. Cooking with fresh ginger prevents the slight nausea some experience with Garlic. Garlic repels insects and can be applied to their bites and stings. The cloves add flavor to savory dishes, especially in hot countries where the plants develop the best flavor. Garlic purifies the blood, helps control acne, and reduces blood pressure, cholesterol, and clotting. Tests confirm antibiotic activity against samples of candida, cholera, staphylococcus, salmonella, dysentery, and typhus: and a mild anti-fungal action. Garlic clears phlegm, thus providing treatment for colds, bronchitis, pulmonary tuberculosis, and whooping cough. New tests suggest it has a role in treating lead poisoning, some carcinomas and diabetes. It's said that growing garlic around potatoes reduces potato blight. The garlic bulb is one of the great herbal "polycrests" - herbs of many uses. Fresh garlic is a preventative and a cure for intestinal worms. It is generally taken in one-teaspoon doses, three to six times a day, with some grated fresh ginger root. Garlic is a natural antibiotic for internal and external use. Mash it and use as a wound dressing. For a sore throat, lightly roast unpeeled cloves in a dry frying pan, peel them when they grow soft, and eat them. For pinworms, a slightly smashed fresh clove can be inserted into the rectum with olive oil. For vaginal infections, smash a few cloves and wrap them in cheese cloth. Insert directly into the vagina. Fresh raw garlic is more effective than the powdered and extracted forms available for sale. Garlic has been shown to be more effective than tetracycline as an antibiotic. CAUTION: Pregnant women and persons with "hot and fiery" temperaments should avoid overuse of garlic.
a) Parts Used: Bulb
b) Magical Use: In the home, braids of garlic guard against evil, repel thieves, and turn away the envious. And of course, garlic protects against vampires. It is a very effective blessing for a new home. Garlic was eaten on festival days to Hecate and was left at a crossroads as a sacrifice in Her name. Garlic was once worn to guard against the plague. It is still used to absorb diseases. Simply rub fresh, peeled cloves of garlic onto the afflicted part of the body then throw into running water. An old spell utilized garlic in protecting against hepatitis. To do this, simply wear thirteen cloves of garlic at the end of a cord around the neck for thirteen days. On the last day, in the middle of the night, walk to a corner of an intersection of two streets, remove the necklace, throw it behind you and run home without looking back Garlic is also extremely protective. Sailors carry some while on board ship to protect against its wrecking. Soldiers wore garlic as a defense in the middle ages, while Roman soldiers ate it to give them courage. Worn, garlic guards against foul weather (mountaineers wear it) as well as monsters, and it also shields you from the blows of your enemies. When evil spirits are about, bite into garlic to send them away, or sprinkle powdered garlic on the floor (if you don't mind smelling it for some time.) Garlic is placed beneath children's pillows to protect them while asleep, and brides once carried a clove of garlic in the pocket for good luck and to keep evil far from her on her big day. Rubbed onto pots and pans before cooking, it removes negative vibrations which might otherwise contaminate the food. When eaten, garlic acts as a lust-inducer, and when a magnet or lodestone is rubbed with garlic it loses its magical powers.
55) GINGER: (Zingiber officionale) Ginger has an aromatic rhizome, erect stems of two ranks, lance-shaped leaves, and spikes of white flowers. The rhizome is used fresh, dried, pickled and preserved. Essential to Asian dishes. Crystallized or infused Ginger suppresses nausea. Ginger tea eases indigestion and flatulence, and reduces fever. the root is warming to the body, is slightly antiseptic, and promotes internal secretions. Chop about two inches of the fresh root, cover with one cup of water, and simmer for about twenty minute, or one-half teaspoon of the powdered root can be simmered in one cup of water. Add lemon juice, honey, and a slight pinch of cayenne. A few teaspoons of brandy will make and even more effective remedy for colds. This preparation treats fevers, chest colds, and flu. A bath or a foot-soak in hot ginger tea is also beneficial. The tea without additives helps indigestion, colic, diarrhea, and alcoholic gastritis. Dried ginger in capsules or in juice is taken to avoid carsickness and seasickness. Use about one half teaspoon of the powder. It works well for pets and children!
a) Parts Used: Root
b) Magical Use: Powerfully spicy, Ginger essential oil is useful in sexuality, love, courage, and money attracting blends. Eating Ginger before performing spells will lend them power, since you have been "heated up" by the Ginger, this is especially true of love spells. Ginger is also used in Success spells, or to ensure the success of a magical operation. In the Pacific the Dobu islanders make much use of ginger in their magic. They chew it and spit it at the "seat" of an illness to cure it, and also spit chewed ginger at an oncoming storm, while at sea, to halt it.
c) Aromatherapy Uses Arthritis, Fatigue, Muscular Aches and Pains, Poor Circulation, Rheumatism, Sprains, Strains, Catarrh, Congestion, Coughs, Sinusitis, Sore Throat, Diarrhea, Colic, Cramp, Flatulence, Indigestion, Loss of Appetite, Nausea, Travel Sickness, Chills, Colds, Flu, Fever, Infectious Disease, Debility, Nervous Exhaustion. Key Qualities: Tonic, Aphrodisiac, Stimulating, Warming, Cephalic, Comforting
56) GINSENG: Oriental (Panax ginseng) or North American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolium) roots older than two years are a famous yang stimulant (North American less so than Oriental). Rather than treating specific problems, Ginseng strengthens the body by increasing the efficiency of the endocrine, metabolic, circulatory, and digestive systems. It reduces physical, mental, and emotional stress by increasing oxygen-carrying red blood cells and immune strengthening white blood cells and eliminating toxins. Warning-Ginseng should not be taken continuously.
a) Parts Used: Root
b) Magical Use: Lust, Creative Work, Love, Wishes, Beauty, Protection, Can be substituted for Mandrake. The root is carries to attract love, as well as to guard one's health, to draw money, and to ensure sexual potency. Ginseng will also bring beauty to all who carry it.
57) HAWTHORN: (Cratageus spp.) Also known as May Tree, May Blossom, or White Thorn. A Druid sacred tree, this deciduous, thorny shrub has serrated, lobed leaves, dense white flower clusters in late spring, and red false fruits (haws). The flowers consist of five white petals, sacred to the Goddess. During World War I, young Hawthorn leaves were used as substitutes for tea and tobacco, and the seeds were ground in place of coffee. The berry is a superior heart tonic, useful for almost any heart condition. Cholesterol problems and valvular diseases are benefited. The berries also strengthen the appetite and digestion. Extended use lowers blood pressure. Hawthorn berry is a good remedy for the nerves and for insomnia. The berries are simmered or tinctured. Simmer two teaspoons of berries per cup of water for twenty minutes. The dose is a quarter cup four times a day. Take ten to twenty drops of tincture four times a day. The flowers are taken as a tea to benefit the heart. Steep two teaspoons of flowers per cup of water for twenty minutes, the dose is a quarter cup four times a day.
a) Parts Used: Berry and flower
b) Magical Use: Hawthorn is the classic flower to decorate a maypole. An herb of fertility, it finds its place in weddings, May Day celebrations, and ritual groves. Beltaine was once reckoned as the day the hawthorn first bloomed. Wands made of hawthorn have great power. The blossoms are highly erotic. Use for Fertility magic, Protection, Defense, and Chastity. Hawthorn is sacred to the fairies, and is part of the tree fairy triad of Britain "Oak, Ash and Thorn" and where all three trees grow together it is said that one may see fairies.
58) HAZEL: (Corylus avellana) Also called European Filbert. A Druid sacred tree, Hazel is a deciduous, suckering shrub with pendulous male catkins in spring and clusters of nuts in autumn. The leaves have served as a tobacco substitute. Hazel nuts are rich in phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, and copper. Culpeper says that hazel nuts with mead or honey will cure a chronic cough. These are made into an "electuary". Grind the nuts in an electric blender, then add mead or honey or form a past, which is eaten several times a day in tablespoon doses. Add pepper to discharge phlegm.
a) Parts Used: Nut
b) Magical Use: Hazel is an ancient Celtic tree of wisdom, inspiration, and poetry. Hazel nuts are eaten before divination. Diancecht, the god of healing, invented a porridge that would cure colds, sore throats, and worms. According to legend, it consisted of hazel buds, dandelions, chickweed, sorrel, and oatmeal. It was to be taken in the mornings and evenings. Wands of Hazel symbolize white magic and healing. Forked sticks are used to find water or buried treasure. If outside and in need of magical protection quickly, draw a circle around yourself with a hazel branch. To enlist the aid of plant fairies, string hazelnuts on a cord and hang up in your house or ritual room. Healing, Protection, Luck, Clairvoyance, Divination, Inspiration, Wisdom, Defense, Fertility, Wishes.
59) HEATHER: (Calluna vulgaris) A Druid Sacred Herb, there are more than a thousand cultivars from this low-growing, evergreen species, which has scale like leaves and crowded racemes of flowers. Heather provides a support system for rural farmers, who use it for fuel, thatch, fodder, tea, and as a dye. Growing the plants increases the soils fertility. The flowering shoots of heather are used for insomnia, stomach pains, coughs, and skin problems. Heather, used fresh or dry, strengthens the heart and slightly raises the blood pressure. Heather is slightly diuretic. Fresh or dried heather shoots are simmered, four teaspoons to a cup of water, the dose is one-half cup a day.
a) Parts Used: Flowering shoot
b) Magical Use: Heather is a Goddess herb associated with the planet Venus and sacred to Isis. It is carried as a guard against rape and other violent crimes, or just to bring good luck. White heather is the best for this purpose. Heather when burned with fern outside attracts rain, or dip heather and fern in water and sprinkle around to conjure rain. Heather has also long been used to conjure ghosts. Red Heather is used for passion, to start or end an affair. Purple for spiritual development. White for cooling passions of unwanted suitors.
60) HOLLY: (Ilex aquifolium) The American variety is Ilex opaca. A Druid sacred tree. Sacred to the Winter Solstice, when it is used for decorating. The leaf is dried and used as tea for fevers, bronchitis, bladder problems, and gout. Steep a half ounce of the chopped leaf in boiled water for twenty minutes, take up to one cup a day. The juice of the fresh leaf is helpful in jaundice, take one tablespoon per day. CAUTION: the berries are poisonous!
a) Parts Used: Leaf
b) Magical Use: Holly, with it's warrior-like bristles, is known as an herb of protection. Cast it about to repel unwanted animals and spirits. Sprinkle newborn babies with "holly water" (water in which holly has been soaked, especially if left under a full moon overnight) to keep them happy and safe. Holly is one of the evergreens brought into the home by Druids. It symbolizes a willingness to allow the nature spirits to share one's abode during the harsh, cold season. Planted near a house, holly repels negative spells sent against you. A bag of leaves and berries carried by a man increases his ability to attract women. Carry to promote good luck. Energy, Power, Strength, Protection. After midnight on a Friday, without making a sound, gather nine holly leaves, preferably from a non-spiny plant. Wrap these up in a white cloth using nine knots the tie the ends together. Place this beneath your pillow, and your dreams will come true. The traditional crowns for the bride and groom are made of holly (a male plant) and ivy (a female plant), wreaths and altar decoration are made of these as well.
61) HONEYSUCKLE: (Lonicera japonica) This evergreen or semi-evergreen vine has hairy leaves and fragrant spring to summer flowers that open white and turn yellow, followed by poisonous black berries. Properties cited are for the common flower that grows wild, rather that the ornamental varieties. The flowers have a broad spectrum anti-microbial effect against salmonella, staphylococcus, and streptococcus. Chinese herbalists have long recognized honeysuckle as an antibiotic herb for colds, flu's, and fevers. Sore throats, conjunctivitis, and inflammations of the bowel, urinary tract, and reproductive organs have been treated with it. It is said to be useful in treating cancer. Combine it with seeds of Forsythia suspensii, the well-known yellow flowering shrub, or Echinacea augustifolia or E. purpurea for maximum antiviral and antibacterial effect. Steep two teaspoons per cup for twenty minutes. The dose is a quarter cup, four times a day.
a) Parts Used: Flower
b) Magical Use: Health-Healing, Love, Luck, Creativity, Prophetic Dreams, Protection, Psychic Awareness, Divination, Clairvoyance, Anointing, Balance. Lightly crush the fresh flowers and then rub on the forehead to heighten psychic powers. Ring green candles with honeysuckle flowers to attract money.
62) HOPS: (Humulus lupulus) Also known as Beer Flavor. A Druid sacred herb, this herbaceous twining herb has large toothed leaves and flowers with a distinctive scent of beer. The young shoots are eaten as a vegetable and the leaves blanched for soups, but Hops are cultivated mainly for the brewing industry. The ripe, female flowers, called "strobiles," are added to beer to flavor, clarify, and preserve it. A pillow stuffed with dried hops aids sleep and healing.
a) Parts Used: Flower
b) Magical Use: Use in exorcism incenses and mixtures, as well as healing sachets.
63) HOREHOUND: (Marrubium vulgare) Horehound is a woolly herb with a faint scent of wormwood, crinkled hairy leaves, and flowering stems with whorls of small white blossoms. Navajo mothers were given a root decoction before and after childbirth. Horehound's woolly leaves were once used to clean milk pails, and the dried flower remains were floated on oil as candle wicks. The leaves are used in tonics, liqueurs, and ales, and are made into expectorant and antiseptic cough drops. An infusion relaxes muscles, and helps expel mucus, treating bronchitis, croup, and asthma. It destroys intestinal worms, and acts as a digestive and liver tonic and a laxative. The tea is used internally and externally to treat eczema and shingles.
a) Parts Used: Leaf
b) Magical Use: Use in protective sachets and carry to guard against sorcery and fascination. Also scattered as an exorcism herb. Drink an infusion of the herb and it will clear your mind and promote quick thinking as well as strengthen the mental powers. Horehound, when mixed with ash leaves and placed in a bowl of water, releases healing vibrations, and should be placed in a sickroom.
64) HYSSOP: Hysopus officinalis Hyssop is a semi evergreen shrub or sub shrub with aromatic leaves and spikes of blue, two-lipped, late-summer flowers. The leaf is added to liqueurs, adds bit to sweet and savory dished, and aids in the digestion of fatty meat. Once used for purifying temples and cleansing lepers, the leaves contain an antiseptic, antiviral oil. A mold that produces penicillin grows on the leaves. An infusion id taken as a sedative expectorant for flu, bronchitis, and phlegm. A leaf poultice treats bruises and wounds. The antiseptic, antiviral, but hazardous essential oil is used in perfumes and to treat cold sores, disperse bruises, and heal scars. Hyssop is added to potpourri and laundry rinses. Hyssop is used in companion to distract cabbage butterflies and planted near vines to increase yield. It should be avoided when pregnant and by those with hypertension and epilepsy. The herb is used (often in combination with sage, which has similar properties, or horehound) for respiratory tract infections. Flu, sore throats, lung complaints, asthma, chronic bronchitis, gas, and bloating are treated by it. Externally, it is used as a wound herb for bruises, injuries, and rheumatism. The green tops of the herb can be added to soups to benefit asthmatics. Hyssop baths are useful for rheumatic complaints. Make a standard infusion of the herb using two teaspoons per cup of water and steeping for twenty minutes. The dose is one-fourth cup four times a day.
a) Parts Used: The above ground portions of the herb
b) Magical Use: Hyssop was a holy herb of the ancient Greeks, used to cleanse sacred spaces. It is the most widely used purification herb in magic. Hyssop can be burned in incense, worn, used in decorations, and added to the chalice. Use a bunch to ritually "sweep" the altar as a preparation for a ceremonial rite. It is added to baths in sachets, infused and sprinkled on objects or persons to cleanse them, and hung up in the home to purge it of evil negativity.
c) Aromatherapy Uses Bruises, Cuts, Dermatitis, Eczema, Inflammation, Wounds, Low or High Blood Pressure, Rheumatism, Asthma, Bronchitis, Catarrh, Cough, Flu, Sore Throat, Tonsillitis, Whooping Cough, Colic, Indigestion, Amenorrhea, Leucorrhoea, Anxiety, Fatigue, Nervous Tension, Stress related Conditions. Key Qualities: Tonic, Cephalic, Nervine, Warming, Calming, Purifying, Cleansing, Aphrodisiac, Mental Stimulant, balancing.
65) IVY: (Hedera helix) A Druid Sacred Herb. An ancient plant, believed by the Greeks to treat intoxication, its toxic leaves are used as a poultice to soothe neuralgia, rheumatism, and sciatica, and in a tincture for toothache and whooping cough. They reduce fevers, expel worms and in a compress, reduce cellulite. They contain saponins and in solution, darken hair, blacken silk and taffeta. Ivy leaves kill some amoebas, fungi and mollusks. Tender ivy twigs are simmered in salves to heal sunburn, follow the standard instruction for salves. The leaves are used as a douche for vaginal infections. Externally, ivy is used in poultices to heal nerves, sinews, ulcers, enlarged glands, boils and abscesses.
a) Parts Used: Twig and leaf
b) Magical Use: Connected with the Winter Solstice when it is used for decorating. Ivy provides protection when growing on or near a house. Ivy is equated with fidelity and is woven into marriage wreaths. Use in charms to bind luck, love, and fidelity to your person. It is paired with holly, magically. Ivy is carried by women for good luck in general, and is worn by brides for the same reason. Traditional crowns for the bride and groom are made of holly (a male plant) and ivy (a female plant). Wreaths and altar decorations are made from these as well.
66) JASMINE: (Jasminum officionale) Common Jasmine is a deciduous shrub with strongly scented, white summer flowers. The flowers make a tea that calms the nerves and increases erotic feelings. Steep two teaspoons of flowers per cup of water for twenty minutes. The dose is a quarter cup,, four times a day. The oil of the leaf is rubbed on the head to heal the eyes. A syrup of jasmine flowers and honey will help with coughs and lung complaints. The essential oil of jasmine is said to help menstrual pain and lung problems. CAUTION: The berries are poisonous.
a) Parts Used: Flower
b) Magical Use: Symbolic of the moon and of the mysteries of the night. Jasmine essential oil is useful for sexuality, DON'T use synthetics! Dried Jasmine flowers are added to sachets and other love mixtures. They will attract a spiritual (as opposed to a physical)love. The flowers will also draw wealth and money if carried, burned or worn. Jasmine will also cause prophetic dreams if burned in the bedroom, and the flowers are smelled to induce sleep. Use for: Anointing, Balance, Luck, Fortune, Justice, Happiness, Harmony, Peace, Prophetic dreams, Meditation, Money, Riches, Astral Projection.
c) Aromatherapy Uses Aphrodisiac, Dry, greasy, irritated skin, Muscular spasms, sprains, Coughs, Hoarseness, Laryngitis, Frigidity, Labor Pains, Uterine Disorders, Depression, Nervous Exhaustion, Stress Related Conditions. Key Qualities: Intoxicating, Uplifting, Anti-depressant, Euphoric, Balancing, Warming, Tonic.
67) JUNIPER: (Juniperus communis) A Druid sacred tree, Juniper is an evergreen tree or shrub with needle-like leaves in threes and berrylike cones that ripen to blue-black in their second or third year. Primarily a diuretic, the berries help digestive problems, gastrointestinal inflammations, and rheumatism. The berries are taken as a tea (simmer two teaspoons per cup of water for ten minutes, take up to one cup four times a day), or taken as jam or syrup in water, mild, or herb tea. The dry berries can be chewed, three a day is sufficient. CAUTION: Pregnant women and people with weak kidneys should not use juniper berry.
a) Parts Used: Berry and young twig
b) Magical Use: Probably one of the earliest incenses used by Mediterranean Witches. Its berries were used with thyme in Druid and grove incenses for visions. Juniper grown by the door discourages thieves. The mature berries can be strung in the house to attract love. Men use the berries to increase potency. Burn Juniper as incense for: Exorcism, Protection, Healing, Love. The Essential oil is useful in protection, purification and healing blends.
c) Aromatherapy Uses Acne, Dermatitis, Eczema, Hair Loss, Hemorrhoids, Wounds, Tonic for Oily Complexions, Accumulation of Toxins, Arteriosclerosis, Cellulite, Gout, Obesity, Rheumatism, Colds, Flu, Infections, Anxiety, Nervous Tension, Stress Related Conditions. Key Qualities: Aphrodisiac, Purifying, Clearing, Depurative, Nerve Tonic, Reviving, Protective, Restorative.
68) LAVENDER: (Lavandula species) Also called Elf Leaf, Nard, Nardus, Spike. There are 28 species of these aromatic, evergreen, shrubby, perennials, all with small, linear leaves and spikes of fragrant, usually purple or blue, two-lipped flowers. The best-quality essential oil is from L. stoechas and L. angustifolia. Aromatic oil glands cover all aerial parts of the plants but are most concentrated in the flowers. The flowers flavor jams, vinegar, sweets, cream, and Provençal stews, and are crystallized for decoration. Dried flowers add long-lasting fragrance to sachets and potpourri. Flower water is a skin toner useful for speeding cell renewal and is an antiseptic for acne. Flower tea treats anxiety, headaches, flatulence, nausea, dizziness, and halitosis. The essential oil is a highly valued perfume and healer. It is antiseptic, mildly sedative, and painkilling. It is applied to insect bites, and treats burns, sore throats and headaches. Queen Elizabeth I is said to have consumed up to 10 cups of lavender water a day to relieve migraines. The oil is used for intestinal gas, migraine, and dizziness. Being antiseptic, lavender is added to healing salves. A tea of the leaf allays nausea and vomiting. Use two teaspoons per cup of water and steep for twenty minutes. The dose is one-fourth cup four times a day. Steep lavender blossoms in white wine and strain to make a natural antidepressant beverage. Lavender and rose petal vinegar is applied to the temples and brow to ease headache. Lavender oil is added to footbaths, eases toothaches and sprains, and is used as a rub for hysteria and palsy.
a) Parts Used: Flower and leaf
b) Magical Use: Lavender is strewn into bonfires at Midsummer as an offering to the Gods and Goddesses. An ingredient of love spells, its scent is said to attract men. Lavender in the home brings peace, joy and healing. The essential oil is included in health, love, peace, and conscious mind-oriented formulas. Use to attract love, to produce sleep by anointing your forehead and pillow, to purify by adding to baths and to promote chastity and peace. Attracts elves, burn for purification, peace. Burn at Litha as an offering. Love, Psychic Awareness, Happiness, Creative Work, Money and Business, Anointing, Exorcism, Harmony, Peace, Healing. The odor of lavender is conducive to long life and so should be smelled as often as possible.
c) Aromatherapy Uses Abscess, Acne, Allergies, Athlete's Foot, Boils, Bruises, Burns, Dermatitis, Eczema, Inflammation, Insect Bites and Stings, Lice, Psoriasis, Ringworm, Scabies, Spots, Sunburn, Wounds, Lumbago, Rheumatism, Sprains, Asthma, Bronchitis, Catarrh, Flu, Halitosis, Throat Infections, Whooping Cough, Colic, Dyspepsia, Flatulence, Nausea, Cystitis, Dysmenorrhea, Leucorrhoea, Depression, Headache, Hypertension, Insomnia, migraine, Nervous tension, Stress. Key Qualities: Soothing, Sedative, Antidepressant, Calming, Relaxing, Balancing, Restorative, Cephalic, Appeasing, Cleansing, Purifying.
69) LEMON: Citrus lemon The fruit, juice, and peel of citrus fruits flavor food and drink and provide vitamin C. Essential oils from the peel scent food, cosmetics and perfume. The seed oils are used in soaps.
a) Magical Use: Use in Lunar oils. Wear diluted lemon oil during the Full Moon to attune with its energies. Use in purification and healing oils. Purification, Love. A Lemon may serve as a poppet.
b) Aromatherapy Uses Acne, Anemia, Brittle Nails, Boils, Chilblains, Corns, Cuts, Greasy Skin, Herpes, Insect bites, Mouth Ulcers, Spots, Throat Infections, Warts, Arthritis, Cellulites, High Blood Pressure, Nosebleeds, Obesity, Poor Circulation, Varicose Veins, Rheumatism, Asthma, Bronchitis, Catarrh, Dyspepsia, Colds, Flu, Fever, Infections. Key Qualities: Refreshing, Mental Stimulant, Cephalic, Purifying, Reviving, Strengthening, Soothing.
70) LEMON BALM: Melissa officionalis This bushy herb has square stems, lemon-scented foliage, and late-summer flowers that mature from white or yellow to pale blue. Fresh leaves add a delicate flavor to many dishes, oils, vinegars, and liqueurs, provide a relaxing bath, soothe insect bites, and make a sedative and tonic tea.
a) Parts Used: Leaf and Flower
b) Magical Use: Soak in wine for 3 hours, remove and serve wine to friends and loved ones. Used in spells to ensure success.
71) LEMONGRASS: (Cymbopogon citratus) This aromatic grass has clumped, bulbous stems becoming leaf blades and a branched panicle of flowers. The stem and leaf, used widely in Thai cuisine, have a distinct lemon flavor. Leaf tea treats diarrhea, stomachache, headaches, fevers, and flu, and is antiseptic. The essential oil is used in cosmetics, food and aromatherapy.
a) Parts Used: Leaf, stem and oil
b) Magical Use: The essential oil strengthens psychic awareness and is also useful in purification mixtures.
c) Aromatherapy Uses Acne, Athlete's Foot, Excessive Perspiration, Open Pores, Pediculosis, Scabies, Tissue Toner, Muscular Pain, Poor Circulation and Muscle Tone, Slack Tissue, Colitis, Indigestion, Gastroenteritis, Fevers, Infectious Diseases, Headaches, Nervous Exhaustion, Stress-Related Conditions, Insect Repellent (fleas, lice and ticks). Key Qualities: Refreshing, Active, Stimulating, Soothing.
72) LEMON VERBENA: (Aloysia triphylla syn. Lippia citriodora) Lemon Verbena has strongly lemon-scented whorls of three or four leaves along its stems and panicles of tiny, pale summer flowers. The leaves are used to flavor drinks and fruit and sweet dishes, and to make herb tea. The tea is refreshing and mildly sedative. The leaves also yield a green coloring and essential oil. The leaves and flowering tops are used to lower fevers and to relieve gas and indigestion. Lemon Verbena is calming, a sedative for the nerves. Steep two teaspoons per cup of water for twenty minutes and take one-fourth cup four times a day. Stimulating to the skin, lemon verbena makes a good facial scrub for pimples and blemishes. To make the scrub, grind the dry herb or use the powder and mix in a little natural clay and ground oatmeal, add water to make a paste.
a) Parts Used: Leaf and flowering top
b) Magical Use: Often sold simply as "Verbena" This full lemon-scented essential oil is wonderful in love blends. Added to other mixtures to increase their strength, and is also used to purify an area or is added to bathwater for protection and purification purposes. Lemon Verbena is worn to make oneself attractive to the opposite sex, and is used in love spells and mixtures.
73) LILAC: (Syringia vulgaris) Lilac is a deciduous, twiggy shrub or small tree with a mass of heart-shaped leaves and showy panicles of small, waxy, spring flowers. The perfume is extracted from the flowers and used commercially. The flowers were once used to treat fever. In the language of flowers, Lilac symbolizes the first emotions of love. If inhaled too deeply, however, the strong flower fragrance can cause nausea.
a) Parts Used: Flower
b) Magical Use: Lilac drives away evil where it is planted or strewn. It was originally planted in New England to keep evil from the property. The fresh flowers can be placed in a haunted house to clear it. Peace, Clairvoyance, Divination, Creativity, Happiness, Harmony, Exorcism, Protection: Psychic Awareness, Reincarnation.

74) LIME: (Citrus limata) A small evergreen tree, up to 15 feet, with stiff, sharp spines, smooth ovate leaves, and small white flowers. The bitter fruit is a pale green color, about half the size of a lemon. The essential oil is extracted from the fruit peel.
a) Parts Used: Fruit
b) Magical Use: (Peel) Useful in purification and protection spells. The peel is used in love mixtures and incenses.
c) Aromatherapy Use: Anti-rheumatic, antiscorbutic, antiseptic, antiviral, aperitif, bactericidal, febrifuge, restorative, tonic. Use for Acne, anemia, brittle nails, boils, chilblains, corns, cuts, greasy skin, herpes, insect bites, mouth ulcers, spots, warts, arthritis, cellulitis, high blood pressure, nosebleeds, obesity, poor circulation, rheumatism, asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, dyspepsia, colds, flu, fever, throat infections, and other infections. Key Qualities: Refreshing, Uplifting, Active.
75) LINDEN: (Tilia spp.) Linden have small highly fragrant flowers, and can be hard to identify, since they hybridize freely. The flowers are brewed to make a tea, the classic digestive end to a continental meal, and a treatment for insomnia, nervous tension, and overwrought children. The world's most valued honey is made from Linden blossoms and is used in liqueurs and medicines. The inner bark treats kidney stones, gout and coronary disease.
a) Parts Used: Flower, leaf, twigs, bark and wood
b) Magical Use: Bark used for protection, leaves and flowers or immortality. Good Fortune, Sleep and Love. Hang branches over the door for protection or grow in the garden.
76) LOOSESTRIFE: (Lythrum salicaria) Purple Loosestrife has a creeping rootstock, angled stems with lance-shaped leaves, and spikes of purple-red flowers. The leaves are eaten as an emergency vegetable and fermented into a mild alcohol. The flowering plant is an intestinal disinfectant, treating diarrhea and food poisoning. It acts as a typhus antibiotic, a sore throat gargle, and is given for fever and liver problems.
a) Parts Used: Flower, leaf and stem
b) Magical Use: Placed in the corners of each room, this herb restores harmony and brings peace. Give as a gift to bring about an accord.

77) LOTUS: (Nelumbo nucifera or Nymphaea lotus) This aquatic herb's waxy leaves rise high above the water its long-stalked fragrant flowers open at dawn and close at sunset. Lotus stalks, leaves, petals, seeds and rhizome are all eaten. The flowers are a religious offering in many cultures and are planted for devotional reasons. The leaf of Nelumbo nucifera is used for fever, sweating, irritability, dysentery, diarrhea, and scanty urine. It is a styptic (stops bleeding) and has been used to antidote alcohol and mushroom poisoning. It affects the liver, heart, and spleen energies. The nodes of the root are used to stop bleeding and to break down blood clots. All types of internal bleeding are affected. The plumule (bud) affects the heart, kidney, and spleen. It is used to calm mental agitation and worry, relieve insomnia, and lower fevers. The seed affects the kidney, heart, and spleen. It is used for agitation, insomnia, palpitations, dry mouth, dark urine, and chronic diarrhea. It strengthens the heart and kidneys. The leaf is steeped, and the bud, root, and seed are simmered, using two teaspoons of herb per cup of water, for twenty minutes. The dose is one-fourth cup, four times a day.
a) Parts Used: Leaf, node of the root, buds, and seeds
b) Magical Use: Lotus is an all-purpose spiritual elixir. Burned as incense, it encourages the dead to seek their highest possible reincarnation. It reminds the living of their inner sanctity and divinity. Lotus plants thrive in murky waters. They float serenely on the stagnant surface and never a drop sticks to them. Anyone who breathes the scent of the lotus will receive its protection. It's said that if you place the root of a lotus under the tongue and say the words "SIGN, ARGIS" toward a locked door. It will open miraculously. Lotus sees and pods are used as antidotes to love spells and any part of the lotus carried or worn ensures blessing by the Gods and Good Luck. There are no true Lotus oils. Perfumers simply haven't found a way to capture the scent of the flower. Use this mix to approximate the odor: Rose, White Musk, Jasmine and Ylang-Ylang, Mix until the scent is heavy, floral and warm. Use in spirituality, healing and meditation formulas. 
78) MACE: (Myristica fragrans) This bushy evergreen has scented leaves and tiny yellow flowers. The fruits hold the seed -nutmeg- and its aril, a red, lacy shell coating -mace. Nutmeg and Mace are culinary spices used in sweet and savory dishes in a variety of cuisines. Nutmeg increases the intoxicating and soporific effect of alcoholic drinks and is claimed to be an aphrodisiac. It is prescribed for flatulence and nausea. The essential oil is added to perfumes, soaps, hair oils, tobacco, and fumigants. The nuts yield an oil, nutmeg butter, used in skin creams. Large doses of nutmeg are toxic, because of the presence of the hallucinogen myristicin.
a) Magical Use: Burn to increase psychic power, or for creative work. Carry to improve the intellect.
b) Aromatherapy Use: Indigestion, General Weakness, Bacterial Infections, Gout, Rheumatism, Arthritis, As an aid to Circulation.
79) MARIGOLD: (Calendula officinalis) Also known as Calendula, Holigold, Pot Marigold and Bride of the Sun. A Druid sacred herb, this cheerful annual or perennial has hairy leaves and golden-orange daisy flowers. The leaves are added to salads and garnishes of flowers color rice and fish dishes. Calendula is antiseptic and anti-fungal and contains hormone and vitamin A precursors. Essential oil is extracted from the petals but is extremely expensive. This is the "pot marigold" not the African variety so common in American gardens. The flowers are a healing agent. Added to fomentations, poultices and salves, they speed healing of wounds and of nerve damage. The infusion is given for intestinal problems and to clean lymph and blood. Useful in fevers, the herb can be used fresh, dry, or in tincture. For tea, steep two teaspoons of flowers per cup of water for twenty minutes, take one teaspoon per hour. Using tincture, take five to twenty drops four times a day.
a) Parts Used: Flower and leaf
b) Magical Use: Known as "summer's bride", the yellow calendula embodies the Sun's fire and life sustaining virtue. Calendula is carried into court for a favorable verdict. In the mattress it encourages prophetic dreams. Pick in full sun. Added to bathwater it helps with he respect and admiration of everyone you meet. Garlands of marigolds strung on the doorposts stop evil from entering the house. Use for: Marriage spells, Love, Divination, Protection, Enhanced Psychic Powers.
80) MARJORAM: (Origanum majorana) Also known as Sweet Marjoram, Winter sweet, and Pot Marjoram (O. onites). Sweet Marjoram leaves have a sweeter, spicier taste than the leaves of Oregano and Pot marjoram. It is a popular culinary herb used in salads, sauces, cheese, and in liqueurs and as part of herbes de Provence. As an aromatic tea, Sweet Marjoram aids digestion, relieves flatulence, colds and headaches, soothes nerves and encourages menstruation. Marjoram essential oil is distilled from the leaves and flowering tops. It is antioxidant, reduces skin aging, antiviral, eases spasms, and stimulates local circulation.
a) Parts Used: Leaf and flower
b) Magical Use: An infusion of marjoram, mint and rosemary can be sprinkled around the house for protection. This also works for protecting specific objects. Brings happiness to a depressed person. Violets and Marjoram, mixed together, are worn during the winter months as an amulet against colds. Grown in the garden it offers shielding powers against evil. Love, Protection, Defense, Wealth, Happiness, Purification, Cleansing.
c)  Aromatherapy Use: Chilblains, Bruises, Tics, Arthritis, Lumbago, Muscular Aches and Stiffness, Sprains, Strains, Asthma, Bronchitis, Colds, Coughs, Colic, Constipation, Dyspepsia, Flatulence, Amenorrhea, PMS, Headache, Hypertension, Insomnia, Migraine, Nervous Tension, Stress Related Conditions. Key Qualities: An aphrodisiac, stupefying on large doses, Cephalic, Sedative, Nervine, Restorative, Warming, Comforting.
81) MASTIC: (Pistachia lentiscus) Also known as Gum Mastic. This aromatic, evergreen shrubby tree has scented pale green spring flowers in clusters and red to black berries. The bark is tapped for mastic, its resin, which chewed in the eastern Mediterranean as a breath freshener and employed as a flavoring for bread, pastries, and the liqueur Mastiche. This resin can be difficult to find, if unavailable try substituting a combination, equal parts of gum arabic and frankincense.
a) Parts Used:
b) Magical Use: Love, Magical Power, Psychic Awareness, Adds potency and power to any incense.
82) MEADOWSWEET: (Filipendula ulnaria) Also known as Queen of the Meadow, Gravel Root, and Meadow wort. One of the three most sacred Druid herbs, (with Mint and Vervain), this herb has upright stems of wintergreen-scented, divided leaves, topped by frothy umbels of almond-scented cream flowers. The stems grow up to four feet tall and are sometimes purple. The leaves smell like almonds and the flowers give an almond flavor to mead, herb wines, jam and stewed fruit. Dried flowers scent linen and yield an astringent skin tonic. Flower buds contain salicylic aced, a chemical from which aspirin was synthesized (not from Filipendula but from Spirea, a related herb), but the herb as a whole is gentler on the stomach. Herbalists use flower tea for stomach ulcers and headaches, as an antiseptic diuretic, and for feverish colds, diarrhea, and heartburn. Meadowsweet was a favorite strewing herb of Elizabeth I. Traditional herbalists simmered the flowers in wine to treat fevers and to cure depression. The fresh flower tops, taken in tea, promote sweating. Steep two teaspoons of the herb in one cup boiled water for twenty minutes. Take one-quarter cup four times a day. A distilled water of the flowers makes an eyewash to treat burning and itching. Meadowsweet is a classic for diarrhea, especially valued for children. The leaf is added to wine to bring a "merry heart", that is, to treat depression. Meadowsweet contains methyl salicylate, making it a good herb for rheumatic complaints and flu's. It is astringent and helps with indigestion. It has diuretic properties, which make it helpful in edema. The tea has been used for respiratory tract infections, gout, and arthritis. It can help bladder and kidney problems, epilepsy, and rabies. The whole plant is used - roots, flowers, and leaves - with the root being more useful for fevers. To prepare the root, simmer two tablespoons of the dried root in one cup of water for twenty minutes. Take one cup a day. The leaf is placed in claret wine to enhance the tast, and it was at one time added to mead.
a) Parts Used: Root, leaf and flower
b) Magical Use: According to Grieve, meadowsweet, water mint, and vervain were the three most sacred herbs of the Druids. Meadowsweet is an herb of Jupiter and is useful in love spells. Use fresh flowers to decorate the altar during love spells, use the dried petals in love mixtures. Strew about the house to keep peace. Fresh flowers should be included in the bridal bouquet. Use for: Love, Happiness, Divination, Peace.
83) MINT: (Mentha spicata, sativa, aquatica, and others) A Druid sacred herb, most mints are creeping plants that hybridize easily, producing infinite variations. The have erect, square branching stems, aromatic foliage and flowers in leaf axils. Mints are stimulant, aid digestion, and reduce flatulence. They flavor candy, drinks, cigarettes, toothpastes, and medicines. The infusion of the herb has been used for diarrhea and as an emmenagogue (it brings down the menses). It is a classic for colds and influenza, especially when mixed with elder flower-but be careful, as this remedy will make you sweat, and you must take care to keep well covered with blankets and woolens. Stomach flu is helped by a mint, elderflower, and yarrow combination in a standard infusion of two teaspoons per cup steeped for twenty minutes and taken in quarter-cup doses. Mint is helpful in stomach complaints, but a strong infusion will be emetic (it makes one throw up). Mint tea eases colic and eases depression. It relieves earaches when the fresh juice of a few drops of the essential oil are placed in the ear. A few drops of the oil in water, applied with a cloth, help burning and itching, heat prostration, and sunburn. Apply it directly to an itchy skin condition or sunburn. For heat prostration place the cool fomentation on the forehead and wrists. Mint tea with honey soothes a sore throat. A classic cold remedy that will unblock the sinuses is two drops of mint essential oil, two drop eucalyptus essential oil and the juice of half a lemon in a cup of hot water. The mix is first inhaled and then drunk when warm. CAUTION: No more than two drops of the essential oils should be taken at any time, and no more that two cups a day of the above mixture. Larger doses can be toxic to the kidneys.
a) Parts Used: The above ground portions of the herb.
b) Magical Use: Mint is placed in the home as a protective herb. It belongs to the sphere of Venus and has long been used in healing potions and mixtures. The fresh leaves rubbed against the head are said to relieve headaches. Mint worn at the wrist assures that you will not be ill. Its bright green leaves and crisp scent led to its use in money and prosperity spells. Fresh mint laid on the altar will call good spirits to be present and aid you in magic, especially healing spells. Added to incenses it cleanses the house or ritual area. Use for: Protection, Healing, Prosperity, Good Luck, Fortune, Justice, Travel, Exorcism.
c) Aromatherapy Use: (Peppermint) Acne, Dermatitis, Ringworm, Scabies, Toothache, Neuralgia, Muscular Pain, Palpitations, Asthma, Bronchitis, Sinusitis, Spasmodic Cough, Colic, Cramps, Dyspepsia, Flatulence, Nausea, Colds, Flu, Fevers, Fainting, Headache, Mental Fatigue, Migraine, Nervous Stress, Vertigo, Halitosis, Insect Repellent. Key Qualities: Refreshing, Restorative, Nerve Tonic, Cephalic, Aphrodisiac, Mental Stimulant.
84) MISTLETOE: (Viscum album) Also known as Birdlime, All-Heal, Druid's Herb, and Golden Bough. It is the most sacred "tree" of the Druids and rules over Winter Solstice. The berries are poisonous. Mistletoe is thought to be most powerful if growing on an oak tree. The leafy twigs, toxic in volume, are a heart tonic, reduce blood pressure, slow heart rate, strengthen capillary walls, stimulate the immune system and inhibit tumors. Mistletoe grows from northern Europe to northwest Africa and east to Asia and Japan. Different varieties are found on hard-wood and softwood trees, which include apple (the most common), elm, oak, spruce, pine, and poplar. Druids considered that the mistletoe found on oak was the most potent and sacred.V The berries ripen in midwinter and have a further peculiarity in that the ripe berries, open flowers, green berries, and immature leaves can all be found on the same plant. Mistletoe does not adhere to the linear logic of most plants, wit their budding, flowering, and seed production sequence. It also seems to ignore heliotropism and geotropism, it will grow upside down, sideways, or in any direction it "chooses". Another unique feature is that it germinates only in the light, unlike most plants, which require darkness to germinate. The flower buds form in May but do not open until February. The berries ripen the following winter. The entire process, from flower to fruit, can take almost two years! Even its name mistl (different) tan tan (twig) (from the Anglo-Saxon) reminds us of its peculiarities. Mistletoe is a semi-parasitic plant, generally spread by bird droppings. It forms a globular mass that can reach up to three feet in diameter. There are male plants and female plants, and both derive their water and minerals from the host tree and produce their own carbohydrates via photosynthesis. Mistletoe seems to hold itself aloof form the rhythms and laws of the earthly seasoned, and in this way parallels the illogical and uncontrolled growth of cancerous cells in the body. As early as 1961, laboratory studies demonstrated that mistletoe, along with other immune stimulant plants (such as eupatorium, astragalus, echinacea, acathopanax, chamomilla, and sabal), inhibited tumors in mice. Fermented mistletoe taken from oak trees was shown to stimulate the activity of killer cells and showed an especially strong effect on rat hepatomas (liver cancers). Unfermented mistletoe showed a strong effect on human leukemia (Molt 4) cells. Korean mistletoe (Viscum coloratum) was found to be more active in inhibiting the growth of leukemia L1210, especially when used fresh. Mistletoe extracts have been shown to possess significant anti-tumor activity, not only against murine tumore but also in cases of Lewis' lung carcinome, a colon adenocarcinoma 38 and C3H adenocarcinomas of the breast. The extracts are not toxic and may be administered in high doses. Twenty drops four times a day is the average dose. Many nervous conditions such as convulsions, delirium, hysteria, neuralgia, urinary disorders, and heart conditions have benefited from the activity of mistletoe. It has also been used to temper the spasms of epilepsy. Mistletoe strengthens the heart and has been used as a heart tonic in cases of typhoid fever. It strengthens the glandular system and has helped with inflammation of the pancreas. It promotes hormonal balance when taken daily for six months. Mistletoe is recommended for use after a stroke or when hardening of the arteries is suspected. It will stop pulmonary and intestinal bleeding caused by dysentary and typhoid. It helps to lower high blood pressure and raise low blood pressure, and it has been used to ease heavy menstrual flow, heart palpitations, hot flashes, and the anxiety associated with menopause. The fresh juice has been said to increase fertility in barren women. The green plant can be simmered using a standard concoction of two teaspoons of the herb per cup of water and taken in tablespoon doses several times a day. CAUTION: Large doses have been known to induce convulsions in children. The berries should not be used for internal consumption. They are used in salves and washes for wounds.
a) Parts Used: Twig and leaf
b) Magical Use: Not quite herb, not quite tree, beyond the limitations of classification, freed from the restrictions of convention, and resembling a constellation of stars suspended in midair from the bough of a sacred tree - such is the "spirit" of this plant. It belongs to the in-between times of dusk and dawn, or the exact interval between two seasons. It is a gateway to something "other". In Italy, there is an old tale of a radiantly beautiful fairy who appeared to a certain knight with the image of the crescent moon and the Holy Grail at her feet. In her hands she held a sprig of mistletoe. She told the knight that the mistletoe was what kept her eternally young and beautiful. Mistletoe should be cut on Midsummer's Day, or else when the moon is six days old. Druids would use a golden sickle to cut it and it wasn't allowed to touch the ground. It is traditionally hung in the home at Yule, and those who walk under it exchange a kiss of peace. Bunches of mistletoe can be hung as an all-purpose protective talisman. Long used for protection against lightening, disease, misfortune of every kind fires and so on. Laid near the bedroom door, mistletoe gives restful sleep and beautiful dreams, as it does when placed beneath the pillow or hung at the headboard. Kiss your love beneath mistletoe and you'll stay in love. Burned, Mistletoe banishes evil. Its wood is a good choice for wands and ritual implements. Mistletoe is an excellent all-purpose herb.
c) Use in spells for: Protection, Love, Hunting, Fertility, Health, and Exorcism.
85) MUGWORT: (Artemisia vulgaris) Also known as Sailor's Tobacco, Witch Herb, and Old Man. A Druid sacred herb, this aromatic perennial its wood is a good choice for wands and ritual implements. The plant has medium green leaves with silver, downy undersides and red-brown florets. The classic herb for premenstrual symptoms, used in tea and the bath. Use a standard infusion of two teaspoons per cup of water steeped for twenty minutes, take one-fourth cup four times a day. It makes a good footbath for tired feet and legs. Cleansing to the liver, it promotes digestion. Mugwort in an emmenagogue, especially when combined with pennyroyal, blue cohosh, or angelica root. It is helpful in epilepsy, palsy, and hysteria and is useful for fevers. When laid among clothing, mugwort repels moths.
a) Parts Used: Leaf and stem
b) Magical Uses Mugwort is burned with sandalwood or wormwood during scrying rituals, and a mugwort infusion is drunk (sweetened with honey) before divination. The infusion is also used to wash crystal balls and magic mirrors, and mugwort leaves are placed around the base of the ball (or beneath it) to aid in psychic workings. In China it is hung over doors to keep evil spirits for buildings. Mugwort is also carried to increase lust and fertility, to prevent backache, and to cure disease and madness. Placed next to the bed it aids in achieving astral projection. It is said to protect travelers from fatigue, sunstroke, wild animals, and evil spirits.
86) MULLEIN: (Verbascum thapsus) Also known as Hag's Taper, Candlewick Plant, Aaron's Rod, Velvet Plant, and Shepherd's Club. This biennial has a rosette of woolly leaves and a tall, thick, downy, resinous stem of bright yellow flowers, followed by many-seeded capsules. The honey-scented flowers flavor liqueurs and yield skin-softening mucilage. The expectorant, soothing, and spasm-sedating properties of the leaf and flowers are used to treat raspy coughs and are added to herbal tobacco. Woolly leaf wraps preserve figs and are used as tinder and emergency bandages. The powdered leaves are sometimes called "Graveyard Dust", and can be substituted for such. The leaf is a classic remedy for bronchitis (as well as other coughs) and burning urination. Simmer two teaspoons per cup and take a quarter cup four times a day. A tea of the flowers take before bed brings on sleep. A poultice of the leaves helps wounds and sores. The leaves steeped in vinegar and water will soothe inflammations, painful skin conditions, and hemorrhoids when used externally as a poultice. They may be used in tincture form, fifteen to forty drops every two to four hours.
a) Parts Used: Leaf and flower
b) Magical Uses In India, mullein is regarded as the most potent safeguard against evil spirits and magic, and is hung over doors, in windows and carried in sachets. It is also used to banish demons and negativity. At one time Witches and magicians used oil lamps to illuminate their spells and rites and the downy leaves and stems of the mullein often provided the wicks. Protection, Divination, Health, Courage, Determination, Exorcism, Defense.
87) MYRRH: (Comniphora myrrha) Ancient and sacred incenses, the antiseptic, anti-inflammatory oil of Myrrh was used for embalming. It is now found in toothpaste and perfume. Myrrh was burned to Ra at noon in Ancient Egypt and was also fumed in the temples of Isis. Especially valued as a disinfectant, myrrh is used as a wash for wounds. Use as a wound wash only after the wound has been well cleaned. It has the tendency to seal wounds once it is placed on them. Use the alcohol tincture in water or the tea as a wound wash. Myrrh promotes circulation and increases heart rate and power. Said to move stagnant blood through the uterus, it has been used for menopause, menstrual irregularities, and uterine tumors. Myrrh benefits diabetes and obesity, the dose is one to fifteen grains. Combined with Echinacea and mullein to one quarter part myrrh, steep two teaspoons per cup of water for twenty minutes, take a quarter cup every four hours. Myrrh, goldenseal, arnica, and cayenne can be soaked in rubbing alcohol for a few weeks to make a liniment for bruises and sprains. CAUTION: Prolonged internal use of myrrh (longer than a few weeks) can lead to kidney damage.
a) Parts Used: Resin
b) Magical Use: Myrrh is a Goddess plant of the Moon's sphere, sacred to Isis. Burned as incense, myrrh purifies the area, lifts the vibrations aids contemplation and meditation and creates peace. However, it is seldom burned alone, usually in conjunction with frankincense or other resins. Myrrh increases the power of any incense to which it is added. Myrrh is also included in healing incenses and sachets, and its smoke is used to consecrate, purify and bless objects such as amulets, talismans, charms, and magical tools. It also aids meditation and contemplation. The essential oil can be added to blends designed to enhance spirituality and meditation. It is also used in healing mixtures.
c) Aromatherapy Use: Athlete's Foot, Chapped and Cracked Skin, Eczema, Ringworm, Wounds, Wrinkles, Mature Complexions, Arthritis, Asthma, Bronchitis, Catarrh, Colds, Coughs, Sore Throats, Voice Loss, Diarrhea, Dyspepsia, Flatulence, Hemorrhoids, Loss of Appetite, Thrush, Purities, Treats Gum Infections and Mouth Ulcers. Key Qualities: Purifying, Uplifting, Revitalizing, Sedative, Restorative, Soothing.
88) MYRTLE: (Myrtus communis) This dense, evergreen shrub has aromatic leaves and flower buds, creamy white flowers, and blue-black berries. The flowers are made into toilet water called eau d'ange, added with the leaves to acne ointment, and dried for potpourri. Leaf essential oil is the source of myrtle, given for gingivitis.
a) Magical Use: Love, Money and Riches, Creative Work, Youth. If grown on each side of a house love and peace will reside within and it is a lucky plant to grow in window boxes if a woman plants it.
b) Aromatherapy Use: Acne, Hemorrhoids, Oily Skin, Open Pores, Asthma, bronchitis, Catarrhal conditions, chronic Coughs, Tuberculosis, Colds, Flu, Infectious Disease. Key Qualities: Mildly stimulating, Nerve Tonic, Antiseptic, Clarifying, Cleansing, Uplifting, Aphrodisiac, Refreshing.
89) NUTMEG: (Myristica fragrans) See Mace.
a) Magical Uses Nutmegs have long been carried as good luck charms, and are strung with star anise and Tonka beans for a potent herbal necklace. Burn for prosperity. luck, psychic awareness, fortune, clairvoyance, divination, justice, and meditation.
b) Aromatherapy Use: Arthritis, Gout, Muscular Aches and Pains, Poor circulation, Rheumatism, Flatulence, Indigestion, Nausea, Sluggish Digestion, Bacterial Infection, Frigidity in Women, Impotence in Men, Neuralgia, Nervous Fatigue. Key Qualities: Aphrodisiac, Analgesic, Narcotic, Tonic (nerve and heart), Comforting, Soothing, Calming, Elevating, Cephalic, Euphoric.
90) OAK: (Quercus alba or spp.) Also known as Tanner's Bark, White Oak, and Common Oak. A Druid Holy tree, the oak was the King of trees in a grove. Oak bark and galls are astringent and antiseptic. Oak bark provides tannin and as leather tanners seemed immune to tuberculosis, the bark was used for treatment of the disease. The white oak (Q. alba) is the best for internal use. Infuse the inner bark or young leaf (before Midsummer) for douches and enemas. Internal rectal problems, hemorrhoids, leucorrhoea, menstrual irregularities, and bloody urine are also benefited. Take internally as a tea and apply externally in fomentation, to shrink varicose veins. The tea brings down fevers, treats diarrhea, and makes a wash for sores. Up to three cups a day may be safely taken. As a gargle, it treats mouth sores and sore throats. Being an astringent, it stops internal bleeding. Black oak (Q. tinctoria) and red oak (Q. rubra) can be used externally. English oak (Q. robur) can be used both externally and internally. Oak leaves are prepared in infusion for douches to treat vaginal infections, gather them before Midsummer. To prepare, steep one tablespoon per quart of water for thirty minutes. A tea of the buds is a valuable tonic for the liver, steep two teaspoons per cup of water for twenty minutes. Simmer the bark in salves to make a remedy for hemorrhoids.
a) Parts Used: Inner bark (cambium) and young leaf, for the leaf, use two teaspoons per cup and steep for twenty minutes, for the bark, use one tablespoon per cup and simmer for twenty minutes.
b) Magical Use: The Oak is a tree of the sun, and sacred to Brighid and the Dagda. Druids do not celebrate unless in the presence of an oak, yew, ash, or other sacred tree. Oak symbolized abundance, fertility, longevity, protection, and the ability to withstand the lightening blasts of spiritual awareness while remaining firmly rooted in the material. All parts of the tree are powerful protective charms, which bring healing. Magic wands are made of Oak Wood (Mine Is!). A tree as long-lived and strong as the oak naturally offers magical protection. Oak Galls, known as Serpent's Eggs, were used in magical charms. Acorns bring fertility and abundance to any endeavor. Carry one for luck. Acorns gathered at night hold the most fertility powers. The Druids and priestesses listened to the rustling oak leaves and the wrens in the trees for divinatory messages. Burning oak leaves purifies the atmosphere. Represents the God. Use galls in chars. Acorns draw money; burn the wood for good health, energy, strength, power, protection, defense, money and business. 
91) OAK MOSS: (Pseudevernia prunastri) Oak Moss is a whitish blue to green, shrubby lichen. Lichen is an alga (which photosynthesizes) and a fungus operating together in a symbiotic relationship. The Arabs use ground Oak Moss to leaven bread. It is collected as a violet-scented fixative and an oleoresin, extracted for perfumes and soap. Native Americans used it when binding wounds, it is a stomach tonic and an expectorant, and soothes coughs. Oak Moss yields a purple wool dye, but air pollution has made it scarce.
a) Parts Used: Whole Plant
b) Magical Use: Use to attract money.
92) ORANGE, SWEET: (Citrus sinensis) See Lemon
a) Magical Uses Use Peels in incense for love, good fortune, divination, balance, healing, harmony, peace, money and riches, Psychic awareness, Luck. A highly Solar scent, add essential oil to purification blends.
b) Aromatherapy Use: Dull and oily complexions, Obesity, Palpitations, Water Retention, Bronchitis, Chills, Colds, Flu, Constipation, Dyspepsia, Spasm, Nervous Tension, Stress-Related Conditions, Used to treat Mouth Ulcers. Key Qualities: Tonic, Refreshing, Warming, Uplifting, soothing, Sedative, Comforting.
93) ORRIS ROOT: (Iris germanica var.florentina) Orris root has a stout rhizome, sword like leaves, and large, scented flowers in early summer that range in color from pale blue to white.
a) Parts Used: Root
b) Magical Use: The Orris root has long been used to find and hold love. The whole Orrisroot is carried; the powder is added to sachets, sprinkled on sheets, clothing and the body as well as around the house. Orrisroot powder is sometimes known as "Love Drawing Powder".
c) Use for: Divination, Protection, And Psychic Awareness.
94) PARSLEY: (Petroselinum sativum also crispum) Parsley is a tap rooted biennial with solid stems, triangular, toothed and curled leaves divided into three segments, umbels of tiny cream summer flowers, and aromatic "seeds". Grown near roses, it improves their health and scent. Leaf infusions are a tonic for hair, skin and eyes. The leaves, root, and seeds are diuretic, scavenge skin-aging free radicals, and reduce the release of histamine. The second-year roots, the leaf, and the seed are used. Parsley is diuretic and helpful for gravel and stone as well as for edema, jaundice, and kidney problems. The root is the most powerful part. The oil of the seed (five to fifteen drops) has been used to bring on menstruation. The seed, when decocted, has been used for intermittent fevers. Steep one teaspoon of leaf per cup for twenty minutes or simmer one teaspoon of the root or seed for twenty minutes. The dose is one-fourth cup, four times a day. Parsley leaves (with violet leaf and figwort herb when possible) are used in poultices for cancer. A parsley poultice will help insect bites, stings, and sore eyes. Parsley tea is used for asthma and coughs. CAUTION: Persons with weak kidneys should avoid this herb.
a) Parts Used: Root, leaf and seed
b) Magical Use: the Greeks used Parsley in funeral rites, it was held sacred to Persephone. It was wound into funeral wreaths and used to decorate tombs. Though the plant has associations with death and is often regarded as evil, the Romans tucked a sprig into their togas every morning for protection. It is also placed on plates of food to guard it from contamination. Parsley is used in purification baths, and those to stop all misfortune.
c) Aromatherapy Use: Accumulation of toxins, Arthritis, Broken Blood vessels, Cellulites, Rheumatism, Sciatica, Colic, Flatulence, Indigestion, Hemorrhoids, Amenorrhea, Dysmenorrhea, To aid Labor, Cystitis, Urinary Infection. Key Qualities: Refreshing, Stimulating, And Warming. Avoid during Pregnancy.
95) PATCHOULI: (Pogostemon patchouli or heyeanus) This tender, aromatic herb has upright, square stems with soft oval leaves and whorls of whitish flowers on spikes. The leaves, placed among clothes to deter insects, give Indian shawls their characteristic fragrance. Patchouli gave the distinctive scent to original India ink and Chinese red ink paste.
a) Parts Used: Leaf
b) Magical Use: Patchouli smells like rich earth, and so has been used in money and prosperity mixtures and spells. It is sprinkled onto money, added to purses and wallets, and placed around the base of green candles. Also, owing to its earthiness, Patchouli is used in fertility talismans and is also substituted for 'graveyard dust'. Patchouli is added to love sachets and baths. Patchouli is used to attract people and to promote lust. Burn as incense for: Drawing Money, Fertility, Protection, Defense, Lust, Banishing, Releasing, Love, Earth, and Underworld.
c) Aromatherapy Use: Acne, Athlete's Foot, Cracked and Chapped Skin, Dandruff, Dermatitis, Eczema, Fungal Infections, Hair Care, Impetigo, Sores, Oily Hair and Skin, Open Pores, Wounds, Wrinkles, Frigidity, Nervous Exhaustion, Stress Related Conditions. Key Qualities: Stimulant in small amounts, Sedative in large doses, Aphrodisiac, Nerve Tonic, Appeasing, Calming, Uplifting.
96) PEPPERMINT: (Mentha piperita) See Mint.
a) Magical Use: This familiar scent is excellent when used for purification. Though slow-growing the results are worth the wait. Rub against furniture and walls and floorboards to cleanse them of evil and negativity. Smelled it compels one towards sleep and placed beneath the pillow it sometimes offers one glimpses of the future in dreams. Burn as Incense for: Exorcism, Health, Healing, Lust, Money and Riches, Changes, Psychic Awareness, Purification.
b) Aromatherapy Use: See Mint
97) PINE: (Pinus spp.) Sacred to the Druids, the pine was known as one of the Seven Chieftain Trees of the Irish. Dry distillation of Scotch Pine (Pinus sylvestris) needles, twigs, and cones gives the best quality pine oil for perfumes and for expectorants in inhalations for bronchitis and colds. The root tar is included in some hair growth stimulation products. The needles and young twigs of the white pine (Pinus strobus, Pinus alba) are made into infusions for coughs and as an antiscorbutic, use two teaspoons per cup of water and simmer for twenty minutes. High in vitamin C, they helped our ancestors get through the long winters. The knot of the wood is boiled with angelica, acathopanax, quince, and mulberry branches to make a bath for arthritis and rheumatism. Pine needles are simmered into massage oils. The oil is used externally to relieve rheumatic pain, chronic bronchitis, sciatica, pneumonia, and nephritis. Simply cover the needles with a good quality olive oil and simmer at low heat for twenty minutes, or place in a low (180°) oven overnight. The resin heals the kidneys, liver and lungs. The scent is calming to the lungs and nerves.
a) Parts Used: Needle, twig, and knot of the wood
b) Magical Uses Pine is the "tree of peace" of the Native American Iroquois confederacy. Burn pine to purify the home and decorate with its branches to bring healing and joy. Mix with equal parts of Juniper and Cedar; burn to purify the home and ritual area. The cones and nuts can be carried as a fertility charm. Placing pine needles in a loose-woven bag and running bathwater over this makes a good magical cleansing and stimulating bath. To purify and sanctify an outdoor ritual area, brush the ground with a pine branch. The oil is commonly added to purification, protection, money and healing mixtures. Burn as incense for, money, purification, healing and exorcism.
c) Aromatherapy Use: (Scotch Pine) Cuts, Lice, Excessive Perspiration, Scabies, Sores, Arthritis, Gout, Muscular aches and pains, Neuralgia, Poor Circulation, Rheumatism, Asthma, Bronchitis, Catarrh, Colds, Coughs, Flu, Sinusitis, Sore Throat, Cystitis, Urinary Infection, Fatigue, Nervous Exhaustion, Stress Related Conditions. Key Qualities: Strengthening, Cleansing, Restorative, Reviving, Refreshing, Stimulant, Soothing.
98) ROSE: (Rosa spp.) The Rose has aromatic, cosmetic, medicinal, culinary, and craft uses. Fresh petals and rosewater flavor sweet and savory dishes and are crystallized for decoration. Rosewater revives tired skin and eyes. Dog Rose (Rosa canina) is the major source of hips for jam, syrup, tea and wine. Associated with pure love and femininity, it is valued by aroma therapists for it's rejuvenating qualities. Adding twice the petals’ weight of sugar and infusing in hot water can make rose petal syrup. Alternatively, the fresh petals can be ground with a little boiling water and strained, and the liquid combined with honey. The resulting liquid is a natural laxative and a tonic for the stomach. The rose hips should be gathered after the first frost. They will be read and ready for drying or making into jam. The jam or jelly is used or coughs. The dried hips are opened, the seeds and hairs removed, and the skins used for an excellent sore throat tea, use two teaspoons per cup of water and simmer for ten minutes. An infusion of the petals, one ounce to one pint of water, makes a soothing eye lotion, strain it first through cheesecloth.
a) Parts Used: Flowers and hips
b) Magical Use: The Rose is a Goddess herb belonging to Venus and the Water element. Rose is the accepted love scent. Rose buds are added to bath water to conjure a lover. Place some in a red cloth bag and pin it under your clothes. Rose hips worn as beads attract love. True rose essential oil (known as Otto) and rose absolute are expensive but worth it, one drop has powerful properties. DO NOT use synthetics. Rose oil is used in formulas designed to attract love, confer peace, stimulate sexual appetites, and enhance beauty. A tea of rosebuds drunk before sleep induces prophetic dreams. Rose petal and hips are used in healing spells and mixtures. Rose petals sprinkled around the house calm personal stress and household upheavals. Roses planted in the garden attract fairies and are said to grow best when stolen. Burn as incense for: Healing, Health, Love, Luck, Creativity, Balance, Anointing, Divination, Clairvoyance, Protection, Psychic Awareness.
c) Aromatherapy Use: Thread Veins, Dry, Mature and Sensitive Skin, Wrinkles, Eczema, Herpes, Palpitations, Poor Circulation, Asthma, Coughs, Hay Fever, Cholecystities, Liver Congestion, Nausea, Irregular Menstruation, Leucorrhoea, Menorrhagia, Uterine Disorders, Depression, Impotence, Insomnia, Frigidity, Headache, Nervous Tension, Stress Related Conditions. Key Qualities: Aphrodisiac, Soothing, Comforting, Antidepressant, Sedative, Uplifting, Appeasing, Regulating, and Heart Tonic.
99) ROSEMARY: (Rosmarinus officinalis) Rosemary leaves are an ancient savory herb, especially popular in Italian dishes, and with shellfish, pork and lamb. The antiseptic, antioxidant leaves help preserve food, aid digestion of fat, and are included in several slimming compounds. The flowers can be used fresh as a garnish or crystallized as decoration. Distilled flower water makes soothing eyewash. The leaf and flowers are stimulating to the liver and the digestion. For this reason, rosemary is a classic herb for migraine headache when associated with liver or stomach torpidity. Rosemary increases the circulation and slightly raises blood pressure. To make the tea, steep two teaspoon of the dried flowering tops in one cup of water for twenty minutes. Take one-fourth cup four times a day. Use rosemary in salves for eczema, wounds, and sores. The tea makes a mouthwash for bad breath. The oil benefits stomach and nerves. Steep the herb in white wine for a week and strain. Rub the rosemary wine into gouty or paralyzed limbs. Taken internally, the wine quiets the heart and stimulates the kidneys, brain, and nervous system. Rosemary tea relieves depression. Rosemary and coltsfoot are smoked as an herbal tobacco to relieve asthma and lung conditions. CAUTION: When rosemary is used as a tea, the dose should not exceed one cup per day. Overdose can cause fatal poisoning.
a) Parts Used: Leaf and flower
b) Magical Use: "Any home where rosemary thrives is a home where the mistress rules." Rosemary when burned, emits powerful cleansing and purifying vibrations, and so is smoldered to rid a place of negativity, especially prior to performing magic. It is one of the oldest incenses. Burn for protection, exorcism, purification, healing, to cause sleep, To restore or maintain youth, to bring love and to increase intellectual powers. Rosemary infusion is used to wash the hands before healing work, and the leaves mixed with juniper berries are burned in sickrooms to promote healing. Rosemary may be substituted for any other herb, in any spell or mixture. It is generally used as a substitute for Frankincense.
c) Aromatherapy Use: Acne, Dermatitis, Eczema, Lice, Scabies, Hair, Scalp, Arteriosclerosis, Fluid Retention, Gout, Muscular Pain, Neuralgia, Palpitations, Poor Circulation, Varicose Veins, Rheumatism, Asthma, Bronchitis, Whooping Cough, Colitis, Dyspepsia, Flatulence, Hepatic Disorders, Jaundice, Dysmenorrhea, Leucorrhoea, Colds, Flu, Infections, Headaches, Hypo tension, Nervous Exhaustion, Stress Related Conditions. Key Qualities: Stimulant (nervous and mental), Analgesic, Tonic, Strengthening, Restorative, Purifying, Protective, Reviving, Refreshing.
100) ROWAN: (Sorbus aucuparia) Also known as Mountain Ash, Witch wood, Witch bane, and Sorb Apple. A Druid sacred tree and sacred to the goddess Bride/Bridgit, Rowan bears clusters of spring flowers and bright red berries in autumn, when the leaves may turn red. The berries, rich in vitamin C, can be made into a tart jelly, Ground into flour, fermented into wine, or distilled into spirit. The seeds should be removed as they can contain hydro cyanic acid and are considered poisonous. Rowan is a traditional country charm against witchcraft.(!) Rowan is a close relative of Sorbus americana (American mountain ash) and can be used in the same way herbally. The bark is decocted for diarrhea and for vaginal douches, simmer two teaspoons of the bark per cup of water for twenty minutes. The bark is tinctured in alcohol for eight days to treat fevers (especially intermittent fevers). The berries are gathered when ripe and then dried or made into jam. The berries are very high in vitamin C and are useful for sore throats and tonsillitis. Take one teaspoon of the fresh berry juice or a quarter cup of the tea made by simmering one teaspoon per cup of water for twenty minutes. The ancient Welsh made an ale from rowan berries.
a) Parts Used: Fruit
b) Magical Use: Rowan is said to have come from the land of Fairy and as such is a very magical tree used for wands, rods, amulets, and spells. All parts of the tree are sacred. Make a tea with a few of the ripe berries and add it to the ritual chalice. A forked branch can help find water. Wands are for knowledge, locating metal, and general divination. Fires made of Rowan serve to summon spirits, especially when facing conflicts. Incense of leaves and berries for divination. Grow for protection of home. Carrying Rowan wood increases psychic powers. Rowan carried on board hip will prevent its involvement in storms, kept in the house it guards against lightening strikes, and when planted on a grave Rowan keeps the deceased one from haunting the place. Rowans growing near stone circles are the most potent. The leaf and berry are used in incense to increase psychic powers. Wear a tiny cross of rowan wood somewhere in your clothing or protection.
101) RUE: (Ruta graveolens) Also known as Herb of Grace. This evergreen subshrub has yellow summer flowers and deeply divided, bluish, aromatic leaves. Rue is a stimulant and abortifacient and strengthens capillaries. Its antispasmodic action treats high blood pressure, epilepsy and colic. A leaf wash treats tired eyes and was used by da Vinci and Michelangelo. Rue's round-lobed leaves inspired the symbol for the suit of clubs. CAUTION: Some people may experience skin irritation when picking the fresh plant. The whole herb is used, fresh or dry. It is taken warm to bring on menstruation. The infusion benefits coughs, cramp, and colic. Steep two teaspoons of the dried herb in a cup of water for twenty minutes. Take no more than one-half cup per day. The leaves are used in poultices and salves to relieve sciatica, gout, and rheumatic pains. The fresh eaves are placed on the temples to relieve headache. Fomentations of the tea are placed on the chest to help bronchitis. The juice or oil is placed in the ear to relieve earaches. CAUTION: This is a strong herb. Use in dosages only as indicated. Overdose will lead to vomiting.
a) Parts Used: Above-ground portions of the herb
b) Magical Use: Ancient Celts considered Rue an anti-magical herb, which is a defense against spells and dark magic. A fresh sprig can be used to sprinkle sacred water for consecration, blessings and healings. Burned in exorcism or purification incenses, it routs negativity and gets things moving. Used in altar oil, blessing, purifying, cleansing, consecration, protection, banishing, releasing, exorcism, inspiration, wisdom. Fresh Rue leaves placed on the forehead relieves headaches. Rue added to baths breaks all hexes and curses that may have been cast against you. Rue is another plant said to grow best when stolen, and indeed its presence in the garden beautifies and protects it. For some reason, toads have an aversion to Rue.
102) SAFFRON: (Crocus sativus) The stigmas and style tops flavor and color liqueurs and many dishes, especially rice. Saffron is considered an aphrodisiac, but too much may be narcotic. It is given to reduce fevers, cramps, and enlarged livers, and to calm nerves, and is applies externally for bruises, rheumatism, and neuralgia. In India saffron is used ceremonially. Although water soluble, it is used cosmetically and as a sacred dye. Turmeric is mistakenly called saffron in Asia.
a) Parts Used: Stamens
b) Magical Use: Saffron is added to love sachets as well as though aimed at raising lustful feelings. It is used in healing spells, and the infusion is used as wash water for the hands prior to healing rituals. Sheets were rinsed with a saffron infusion in Ireland so that the arms and legs would be strengthened during sleep, and the ancient Persians used Saffron to raise the wind. Use in spells for: Happiness, Health/Healing, Lust, Psychic Awareness, Wing Raising, Strength.

103) SAGE: (Salvia officinalis) Sage leaf has a strong taste that increases when dried. Used sparingly to flavor and aid the digestion of fatty meats, it is popular in poultry stuffing and combines well with strongly flavored floors. The flowers are tossed in salads and are brewed for a light, balsamic tea, while the leaf tea is an antiseptic nerve and blood tonics. Sage contains hormone precursors that help irregular menstruation and menopause symptoms. Sage is a drying agent for the body. The tea of the leaf will dry up night sweats, breast milk, and mucous congestion. It benefits the nerves and the menstrual cycle as well. Being astringent, it helps with diarrhea. Use it as a sore throat gargle and as a poultice for sores and stings. Use two teaspoons of the herb per cup of water, steep for twenty minutes and take a quarter cup four times a day. Tincture, fifteen to forty drops, up to four times a day.
a) Parts Used: Leaf
b) Magical Use: Sage absorbs negativity and misfortune. It drives away disturbances and tensions, and lifts the spirits above the mundane cars of life. Burn it to consecrate a ritual space. Carry it as an herb of protection. Use it in the ritual bath and chalice. Tradition holds that those who eat sage become immortal in both wisdom and years. Sage is used in wish manifestations and to attract money. Smolder to promote healing and spirituality. Carry to promote wisdom. Use in spells for: Protection, Wisdom, Health, Money and Riches, Spirituality.
c) Aromatherapy Use: (Clary Sage Salvia sclarea) Acne, Boils, Dandruff, Hair Loss, Inflamed Skin Conditions, Oily Skin and Hair, Ulcers, Wrinkles, High Blood Pressure, Muscular Aches and Pains, Asthma, Throat Infections, Whooping Cough, Colic, Cramps, Dyspepsia, Flatulence, Labor Pain, Irregular Menstruation, Depression, Frigidity, Impotence, Migraine, Nervous Tension, Stress Related Conditions. Key Qualities: Relaxing, Rejuvenating, Balancing, Inspiring, sedative, Revitalizing, Aphrodisiac, Intoxicating, Euphoric, Warming.
104) ST. JOHN'S WORT: (Hypericum perforatum) A Druid sacred herb, the Celts passed it through the smoke of the Summer Solstice fire, then wore it in battle for invincibility. This herb has woody-based stems, with pairs of small, balsamic-scented leaves and clusters of lemon-scented, yellow summer flowers. The leaves are used in salads and to flavor liqueurs. Extract of the flowering tops is antiviral, astringent, and sedative, it treats inflammation, wounds, and diarrhea. Taken internally, it calms nerves and treats depression. It is under research for AIDS treatment. The flowers yield yellow and red dyes. The herb is the part used for lung problems, bladder complaints, diarrhea, dysentery, depression, hemorrhages, and jaundice. Steep two teaspoons of the herb per cup of water for twenty minutes. Take one-half cup in the morning and one-half cup at bed time. Bedwetting is helped by a nightly cup of the tea. The oil and fomentation are applied externally the injuries, especially when nerve endings are involved (i.e. fingers and toes) and to soften tumors and caked breasts. To make the oil, cover the flowers with good cold-pressed olive oil and leave the sealed preparation in the hot sun for twenty-one days or until it becomes a rich red. The oil is excellent for massages, as it affects the spine directly. Varicose veins, mild burns, inflammations, neuralgia, and rheumatism are helped by a poultice of it. CAUTION: Malignant tumors must be treated with care. Never rub or massage a malignant growth, as cells may become detached and travel to other parts of the body.
a) Parts Used: Flower, leaf, and stem
b) Magical Use: The Welsh called this plant "leaf of the blessed." It was understood to be an idea combination of water and fire, the ultimate healing essence. Fire symbolized the fruitful light-filled forces of summer, and water the gathering and settling forces of the dark season. Midsummer was the time of balance between these forces of light and dark. Burn at Litha to send away negativity, wear for invincibility, health and willpower. Gather at Litha or on a Friday and worn it will keep mental illness at bay and also cure melancholy. When placed in a jar and hung by a window, St. John's Wrote protects against thunderbolts, fire and evil spirits. Both flowers and leaves are used for this purpose. At one time St. John's Wort was held to the mouth of accused Witches to attempt to force them to confess.
105) SANDALWOOD: (Santalum album) Sandalwood is one of the most valuable woods in the world. All parts yields Sandalwood oil, particularly the heartwood and the roots, which yield about 6 percent essential oil. Recorded in Ayuvedic medicine and Egyptian embalming, the oil is now used as an inhalant for its expectorant and sedative effect on coughs and as a powerful antiseptic for lung and urinary tract infections. Sandalwood makes a popular incense, as its calming effect aids meditation. It is commonly used for funeral pyres in India, where devotees believe the scent protects places from evil spirits. The fragrant heartwood is a classic for bladder infections. It is taken to help in the passing of stones, in kidney inflammations, and in prostatitis. The oil is cooling to the body and useful for fevers and infections when used as a massage. The scent is calming to the mind. Sandalwood has been used internally for chronic bronchitis and to treat gonorrhea and the urethral discharge that results. Simmer one teaspoon of the wood per cup of water for twenty minutes, and take up to two cups a day in quarter-cup doses.
a) Parts Used: Heartwood
b) Magical Use: Lower grades of Sandalwood (light colored with little scent) are not recommended to use in magic. Sandalwood powder is burned during protection, healing and exorcism spells. When mixed with lavender it makes an incense designed to conjure spirits. This fragrant wood possesses very high spiritual vibrations and is mixed with Frankincense and burned at séances and Full Moon rituals. Powdered sandalwood can be scattered about a place to clear it of negativity. Sandalwood beads are protective and promote a spiritual awareness when worn. Sandalwood oil placed on the forehead aids in focusing the mind. The scent opens the highest spiritual centers and so makes an appropriate incense for rituals, exorcisms, and healings. The scents of frankincense and sandalwood have some of the highest vibrations inherent in any plant. They will resonate with aspects of ourselves or with Devic/Angelic beings of the highest order. Rose is another herb held to have that frequency, thus attracting or eliciting the highest spiritual vibrations from within ourselves and the cosmos. Sandalwood is used as an incense base for: Protection, Healing, Exorcise, Spirituality, Wishes, Full Moon Esbats, Wards Negativity, Astral Projection, Reincarnation, Spirit Offering.
c) Aromatherapy Use: Acne, Dry, Cracked, Chapped Skin, After Shave, Greasy Skin, Moisturizer, Bronchitis, Catarrh, Coughs (dry, persistent), Laryngitis, Sore Throat, Diarrhea, Nausea, Cystitis, Depression, Insomnia, Nervous Tension, Stress Related Conditions. Key Qualities: Aphrodisiac, Soothing, Relaxing, Uplifting, Purifying, Warming, Grounding, Opening, Elevating, Sedative.
106) SPEARMINT: (Mentha spicata) Also called Garden Mint, Our Lady's Mint, Sage of Bethlehem, Erba Santa Maria and Lamb Mint. Spearmint is the most generally cultivated of the culinary mints. The leaves are almost or completely stalkless, lance-shaped bright-green and hairless. Mice hate the smell of mint and will avoid any place where the herb is scattered.
a) Magical Use: Spearmint is used in all healing applications, especially in aiding lung diseases. Smelled, spearmint increases and sharpens mental powers. For protection while asleep, stuff a pillow or mattress with spearmint.
b) Aromatherapy Use: See Mint 
107) STAR ANISE: (Illicium verum) All parts of this small, evergreen tree are aromatic, the smooth, gray-white bark, narrow to elliptic shiny green leaves, solitary yellow flowers, and glossy brown seeds. The distinctive seeds and pods are used as a spice in Asian cookery, notably as an ingredient of Chinese five-spice powder. The fruits and foliage yield an essential oil, used as a substitute anise seed flavoring, or, medicinally to relieve chest complaints, rheumatism, and flatulence. The oil appears in soaps, hair oils, and Asian perfumes. Chew the seeds after a meal to help the digestion. Simmer the seeds to make a tea for colic and rheumatic complaints. Steep one teaspoon of the crushed seed in one cup of boiled water for twenty minutes and take up to two cups a day. Often added to other brews to improve taste, the tea of the seed will help cramps and nausea, promote menstruation, and increase breast milk. It also relieves insomnia. The seeds are simmered into salves for scabies and lice. The oil is a stomach tonic. The seeds can be tinctured in brandy (rather than the usual vodka, whiskey, or grain alcohol) with some lemon peel, the dose is one-fourth to one-half teaspoon.
a) Parts Used: Seed
b) Magical Use: The powdered bark is used as an incense in Japanese temples. The tree is planted by the Japanese around temples and on graves as an herb of consecration and protection. The seeds are burned as incense to increase psychic powers, and are also worn as beads for the same purpose. Sometimes star anise is placed on the altar to give it power, one is placed to each of the four directions. It is also carried as a general luck-bringer, and the seeds make excellent pendulums. The tree is often grown near Buddhist temples where it is revered.
c) Aromatherapy Use: Couldn't find any reference to it's use in Aromatherapy, though it is widely used in homeopathy.
108) SUNFLOWER: (Helianthus annuus) This fast-growing annual has a thick, tall, hairy stem, heart-shaped leaves, and large yellow flower heads in late summer. The nutritious seeds are eaten raw, roasted, and ground into meal or nut butter and were used by Native American warriors as "energy cakes." The flower buds give a yellow dye and are cooked like artichokes. The pressed seeds yield an all-purpose oil with culinary, cosmetic, and industrial uses. Medicinally, the seeds are used as a diuretic and expectorant and treat coughs, dysentery, and kidney inflammation. The root is a laxative and treats stomach pan. The stem pith yields potash and fibers for textiles and paper, and its cellular lightness is used for microscope slide mounts. The seed heads provide food for birds in winter.
a) Parts Used: flower, leaves, stalk, root and seeds
b) Magical Use: In Aztec temples of the sun, priestesses carried sunflowers and wore them as crowns. As sun symbols, these flowers symbolize the healthy ego, the wisdom, and the fertility of the solar logos. Sunflower seeds are eaten by women who wish to conceive. To protect yourself against smallpox wear sunflower seeds around the neck, either in a bag or strung like beads. If you cut a sunflower at sunset while making a wish, the wish will come true before another sunset - as long as the wish isn't too grand. Sleeping with a sunflower under the bed allows you to know the truth in any matter. If you wish to become virtuous, anoint yourself with juice pressed from the stems of the sunflower. Sunflowers growing in the garden guard it against pests and grant the best of luck to the gardener.
109) TEA TREE: (Melaleuca alternifolia) Tea tree oil has huge healing potential. It is a powerful antiseptic and immune stimulant, active against bacteria, viruses, and fungi such as athlete's foot and thrush. It helps treat colds, flu, lesions, warts and acne. Tea Tree is the best remedy for yeast infections!
a) Aromatherapy Use: Abscesses, Acne, Athlete's Foot, Blisters, Burns, Bruises, Chicken Pox Rash, Cold Sores, Dandruff, Herpes, Insect Bites, Oily Skin, Spots, Rashes, Warts, Wounds (infected), Asthma, Bronchitis, Catarrh, Coughs, Sinusitis, Tuberculosis, Whooping Cough, Thrush, Vaginitis, Colds, Fever, Flu, Infectious Illnesses, Cystitis, Pruritis. Key Qualities: Penetrating, Medicinal, Stimulating, Refreshing.
110) THYME: (Thymus vulgaris) Also known as Common Thyme, Mother of Thyme, and Garden Thyme. A Druid sacred herb, culinary Thyme aids the digestion of fatty foods and is part of bouquet garni and Benedictine liqueur. Thyme oil is distilled from the leaves and flowering tops and is a stimulant and antiseptic. It is a nerve tonic used externally to treat depression, colds, muscular pain and respiratory problems. The oil is added to acne lotions and mouthwashes. Research has confirmed Thyme strengthens the immune system. Thyme is an excellent lung cleanser. Use it to dry up and clear out moist phlegm and to treat whooping cough. It makes a good tea for the mother after childbirth, as it helps expel the placenta. Steam one-half teaspoon fresh herb or one teaspoon dried herb in one-half cup of hot water for five minutes. Take up to one and a half cups a day in quarter-cup doses. A natural antiseptic, thyme is often used in salves for wounds, swellings, sciatica, and failing eyes. The tea relieves gas and colic (as does the oil, taken in one- to five-drop doses). The tincture can be used in ten- to twenty-drop doses, taken three times a day. Use thyme for headaches and hangovers.
a) Parts Used: Above-ground portions of the herb.
b) Magical Use: Thyme is burned in incense to purify an area. A place where wild thyme grows will be a particularly powerful energy center on earth. A magical cleansing bath can be make by pouring a tea made with thyme and marjoram into the bathwater. A pillow stuffed with thyme cures nightmares. When attending a funeral, wear a sprig of thyme to repel the negativity of the mourners. Use as incense for: Health, Healing, Purification, Clairvoyance, Courage, Love, Psychic Awareness, Energy, Power, Strength. Thyme is often burned prior to magical rituals to cleanse the area. Carried and smelled to give courage and energy.
c) Aromatherapy Use: Abscess, Acne, Bruises, Burns, Cuts, Dermatitis, Eczema, Insect Bites, Lice, Arthritis, Gout, Muscular Aches and Pains, Obesity, Edema, Poor Circulation, Rheumatism, Sprains, Asthma, Bronchitis, catarrh, Coughs, Laryngitis, Sinusitis, Tonsillitis, Diarrhea, Dyspepsia, Flatulence, Chills, Colds, Flu, Infectious Diseases, Cystitis, Urethritis, Headaches, Insomnia, Stress Related Conditions. Key Qualities: Stimulating, Restorative, Warming, Reviving, Refreshing, Purifying, Antidepressant.
111) TOBACCO: (Nicotiana tabacum) This annual or biennial has large, long leaves and green-white to rose tubular flowers. The cured, dried leaves are smoked as a narcotic, but the poisonous nicotine they contain causes heart and lung disease and cancer. North and South American tribes smoke the leaves in ceremonies and apply poultices to sprains, to infected cuts and bites, and to problem skin. The juice is applied externally to relieve facial neuralgia, and wet leaves offer a quick cure for hemorrhoids. Research has revealed a chemical in the leaves that inhibits tumors.
a) Parts Used: Leaf
b) Magical Use: Candidates for some shamanic systems must drink tobacco juice to induce visions as part of their training. Tobacco has long been used in religious ceremonies by some of the American Indians. Indeed many peoples still regard the plant as sacred. Tobacco is a magical substitute for sulphur, as well as for datura and nightshade, both of which are related to tobacco. It can be substituted for any other poisonous herb in ritual incense blends. Although it is regularly smoked by millions, tobacco is a very poisonous plant and can kill.
112) VALERIAN: (Valeriana officinalis) Also known as Garden Heliotrope, Vandal Root, and St. George's Herb. Valerian has compound leaves with a fresh pea pod scent, and clusters of honey scented flowers in midsummer. Both have unpleasant fetid undertones. Their musky root is used in stews and perfumes and unskinned root is a tranquilizer. The herb treats headaches, muscle cramps and irritable bowel syndrome and is used topically for wounds, ulcers, and eczema. Laboratory tests show anti-tumor activity. Composted leaves are rich in minerals. Do not take large doses or continuously. Although the root of the herb has a strong pungent scent, some cats love it more than catnip. (Mine do!!)
a) Parts Used: Root
b) Magical Use: A sprig of the plant pinned to a woman's clothing will cause men to 'follow her like children'. Valerian Root is added to Love Sachets. Put in pillows to promote deep rest. Use in spells for: Protection, Purification, Harmony, Peace, Happiness, Love, Creative Work, Money and Riches.
c) Aromatherapy Use: Insomnia, Nervous Indigestion, Migraine, Restlessness, Tension States. Key Qualities: Sedative, Depressant of the Central Nervous System, Mildly Hypnotic, Regulator, Calming, Soothing, Grounding.
113) VERVAIN: (Verbena officinalis) Also known as Enchanters Herb, Holy Herb, Verbena, Blue Vervain, and Holy Wort. A Druid sacred herb, common in their many rites and incantations, this hardy perennial has deeply cut lower leaves and smooth upper leaves with small dense spikes of pale lilac-pink flowers. An ancient sacred herb of purification, visions, and love potions, it was included in liqueurs and aphrodisiacs. Vervain was so highly regarded by the Druids that offerings were placed on altars. "Vervain" is a derivative of the Celtic fer (to drive away) and faen (stone), given to it because of its ability to purge calculi (gravel) from the bladder. A tea of the herb helps to increase breast mild and is helpful in lowering fever, especially of the intermittent type. It will benefit eczema and other skin eruptions, as it is a kidney and liver cleanser. Jaundice, whooping cough, edema, mastitis, and headaches fall under its sphere. To make the tea, steam one tablespoon of the herb per cup of water for twenty minutes. Externally, vervain is used in poultices for ear infections, rheumatism and wounds. Vervain is an emmenagogue (brings down the menses) and soothes the nerves. It is reputed to have aphrodisiac properties. It is a powerful lymphatic detoxifier and has a cleansing effect on the female organs. Blue Vervain (Vervena hastata), the American variety, is a natural tranquilizer and is helpful with colds and fevers, especially when the upper respiratory tract is involved. It will eliminate intestinal worms and is used externally for wounds. It is distinguished from the European vervain by its deeper blue flowers and denser, bristly flower spikes. Blue vervain is also prepared in a standard infusion or tinctured in alcohol.
a) Parts Used: Above ground portions of the herb.
b) Magical Use: Vervain is a profoundly magical herb belonging to the sphere of Venus. Roman priests and priestesses used it as an altar plant - it was tied in bundles and used to ritually "sweep" and purify the altar. Druids placed it in water that was sprinkled on worshipers as a blessing. Vervain was picked at the rising of the Dog Star, at the dark of the moon, just before flowering. It was taken from the earth with the sacred sickle and raised aloft in the left hand. After prayers of thanksgiving were spoken the Druid or Druidess left a gift of honey to recompense the Earth for her loss. Vervain was once infused in wine and worn on the body to ward off the stings of insects and serpents. It is used in the bath as a protection from enchantments and to make dreams come true. Wearing or bathing in vervain places one under the influence of Diana. After washing your hands in the infusion, it will be possible to engender love in the one you touch. To dispel fears, light a candle daily and surround it with vervain. Speak aloud a prayer to the Gods and Goddesses asking for release from your fear. Do this as long as necessary. On the night of the full moon, go outside with a chalice filled with water, vervain and salt. Take also a candle and a piece of petrified wood. Dip the stone into the water mixture and then pass it through the candle flame. Touch the stone to your feet, hands, shoulders, and head. As you do this ask for the blessings of youth and beauty. Repeat the process seven times. Vervain is worn as a crown during Druidic initiatory rites and as protection for those who are working magic. Sprinkle throughout the home for protection and to bring peace. Keep some in the bedroom to bring tranquil dreams. Keep it in the home to attract wealth and to keep plants healthy. Sprinkle some on the garden as an offering to the elementals and other nature spirits. Drinking the juice of fresh vervain is said to cut sexual desire. Burn it to banish the pangs of unrequited love. Vervain is worn to recover stolen articles. Tucked into a child's cradle, the plant brings joy and a lively intellect. When burned, Vervain is powerful for warding psychic attack, but it is also used in spells for love, purification and attracting wealth. It is a powerful attractant to the opposite sex. Use for Anointing, Banishing, Gather and burn at Litha, Altar Offering, Creativity, Energy, Strength, Power. 
114) VETIVERT: (Vetivera zizanioides) Also called Khus-khus. This perennial grass grows in dense clumps of stout stems with long leaves and has an aromatic rhizome and roots. The distilled root essential oil flavors Asian sherbets and sweets, fixes perfumes, and scents quality soaps, cosmetics and aftershaves. The scent is a deep yet refreshing, woody, resinous mixture of myrrh and violets.
a) Parts Used: Root
b) Magical Use: Vetivert root is burned to overcome evil spells. It is also used in love powders, sachet and incenses and is added to the bathwater in a sachet to make yourself more attractive to the opposite sex. Vetivert is also used in money spells and mixtures, placed in the cash register to increase business, carried to attract luck, and burned in anti-theft incenses.
c) Aromatherapy Use: Acne, Cuts, Oily Skin, Wounds, Arthritis, Muscular Aches and Pains, Rheumatism, Sprains, Stiffness, Debility, Depression, Insomnia, Nervous Tension. Known as the "Oil of Tranquility". Key Qualities: Sedative, Soothing, Calming, Tonic, Grounding, Uplifting, Protective.
115) VIOLET: (Viola odorata) Also called Heartsease, Little Faces, and Viola. This stem less perennial has scalloped, heart-shaped leaves and violet or white, sweetly scented flowers from winter to spring. The crystallized flowers flavor sweets and liqueurs and are tossed in salads with the leaves. The root treats bronchitis The leaves are a folk remedy for breast and lung cancer. The flower syrup is antiseptic and a mild laxative, and with the leaves treats coughs, headaches, and insomnia. Ancient Greeks wore the violet to calm tempers and to induce sleep The whole plant is used, fresh or dry. The leaves can be eaten as a type of wild spinach, and the flowers are used in salads and desserts. High in iron, the fresh leaf is used internally and externally for cancer, especially of the colon, throat, and tongue. For this purpose, the fresh laves should be infused daily and taken as tea, using one teaspoon of plant parts to a half cup of water, steep and take a quarter cup four times a day. The tea can be applied externally as a fomentation. The flowers are laxative, the roots and stems are emetic and purgative. The fresh leaves are used in salves and poultices for wounds.
a) Parts Used: Whole Plant
b) Magical Use: violet crowns are said to cure headache, bring sleep, and calm anger. Violets are mixed with lavender, apple blossoms, yarrow, and roses in love potions. The leaf is a protection from all evil. Use for: Protection, Luck, Love, Lust, Wishes, Peace, Healing. Mixed with Lavender, the flowers are a powerful live stimulant and also arouse lust. Violets and Periwinkle are used to decorate the graves and corpses of children.
116) WILLOW: (Salix alba) Also known as White Willow, European Willow, Tree of Enchantment, and Witches Aspirin. One of the Seven Sacred Trees of the Irish. A Druid sacred tree, the willow is a Moon tree sacred to the White Lady. It's groves were considered so magical that priests, priestesses and all types of artisans sat among these trees to gain eloquence, inspiration, skills, and prophecies. The stem bark is a painkiller, a fever-reducer, and an original source for salicylic acid for aspirin. The infused leaves make a tea for nervous insomnia and are added to baths to ease rheumatism. The Salix species provide the best-quality artists' charcoal, branches are used for weaving, and the White Willow var. caerulea is the source of wood for cricket bats. The genus name Salix comes from the Celtic sal-lis, "near water". Black willow (S. nigra) bark is used to treat gonorrhea and ovarian pain. The white willow contains salicin, the active constituent from which Aspirin was first synthesized. White willow bark is used for rheumatic complaints, arthritis and headaches as well as diarrhea and dysentary. Fevers, edema, and the aftereffects of worms are treated with willow bark. To make the tea, steep three teaspoons of the bark in on cup of cold water for two to five hours, boil for one minute, and strain. Willow is also available as a powder. The dose is one teaspoon, three times a day in tea or capsules. The tincture can be taken in ten- to twenty-drop doses four times a day.
a) Parts Used: Bark, collected in the Spring.
b) Magical Use: Willows are commonly found near ancient British burial sites. The willow is a guardian tree, said to protect from evil influences. The willow tree has a healing aura that blesses all it touches. All parts of the willow guard against evil and can be carried or placed in the home for this purpose. Burn bark with sandalwood for divination and love. Magical brooms, especially Witch's brooms, are traditionally bound with a willow branch.
117) WITCH HAZEL: (Hammamelis virginiana) Also called Spotted Alder, and Winter Bloom, Witch Hazel, a distillation from the leaves and flower-bearing twigs, is included in skin products for its disinfectant and astringent properties. It is used on chapped and sunburned skin, bruises, swellings, and rashes, to stop bleeding, and to reduce varicose veins and hemorrhoids. The seeds are edible and the leaves can be brewed for a warming tea. Commercially distilled witch hazel contains 14 percent alcohol. It must not be confused with tincture of Witch Hazel, which may be much more astringent and could disfigure skin.
a) Parts Used: Leaf and young twigs
b) Magical Use: Witch hazel has long been used to fashion divining rods, hence the common name. The bark and twigs are also used to protect against evil influences. If carried, witch hazel helps to mend a broken heart and cool the passions.
c) Aromatherapy Use: Distilled witch hazel is one of the basics in any home first aid kit. It is useful for stings, bruises, cuts, scrapes, sprains, tissue swelling, and many other minor conditions. It is also useful in skin care regimes.
118) WOOD ALOE: (Aquilaria agallocha) The prized elusive scent of Wood Aloe exists only in resin-saturated diseased wood.
a) Magical Use: Wood Aloe possesses high spiritual vibrations. Will bring love if worn. Use in incense for Love, Protection, Money and Riches, and Spirituality.
119) WORMWOOD: (Artemisia absinthium) Also known as Absinthe. A Druid sacred herb, Wormwood is very magical and sacred to Moon deities. An accumulative poison if ingested. Wormwood is a bitter herb used to flavor vermouth and the now-banned liqueur absinthe. A leaf and flowering top infusion is a tonic for the digestive system, liver, gallbladder, and blood, reducing inflammation and clearing impurities. The plant treats fever, expels worms, and reduces the toxicity of lead poisoning. As a companion plant, it acts as a deterrent against several insect pests. Toxic in high doses! The leaves and flowers are used in a light infusion to help digestion, flatulence, and heartburn. Wormwood improves circulation and stimulates the liver. The tea is said to relieve labor pains. Use one teaspoon per cup and steep for twenty minutes, take a quarter cup up to four times a day, or use as a tincture, eight to ten drops in water up to three times a day. A fomentation of the leaves and flowers soothes bruises and sprains. The oil relieves arthritis. CAUTION: The oil is for external use only! Prolonged use of wormwood can lead to nerve damage.
a) Parts Used: Leaf and flower
b) Magical Use: The scent of wormwood is said to increase psychic powers. Burned with incenses on Samhain to aid evocation, divination, scrying and prophecy. Especially good when combined with Mugwort. Strengthens incenses for exorcism and protection. Hung from a rear-view mirror, wormwood protects vehicles from accidents on treacherous roads. Use in spells for: Binding, Psychic Awareness, Evocation, Love, Clairvoyance.
120) YARROW: (Achillea millefolium) Also known as Seven Year's Love, Milfoil, and Woundwort. The flowering tops are a digestive and cleaning tonic and a diuretic and are used to reduce high blood pressure. Fresh leaves arrest bleeding and are applied as a poultice to wounds or are placed on shaving cuts. One of the true treasures of the earth, Yarrow essential oil is naturally blue and possesses an incredible scent. The oil treats colds , flu, and inflamed joints. This is a classic herb for flu, especially the intestinal variety. Try a mixture of elderflower, peppermint, and yarrow to bring down a fever and induce perspiration. The tea benefits the kidneys. Yarrow is used in salves for hemorrhoids and in poultices to stop bleeding and help heal wounds. Cramps and rheumatism are treated with the tea, as are intestinal gas, diarrhea, anorexia, and hyperacidity.
a) Parts Used: Above-ground portions of the herb
b) Magical Use: Large patches of yarrow growing in a field indicate a very grounded energy spot. Sit there to center and relax. Yarrow is used to exorcise evil and negativity from a person, place or thing. A bunch of dried yarrow hung over the bed or yarrow used in wedding decorations ensures a love lasting at least seven years. Use in spells for: Divination, Love, Happy Marriage, Wards Negativity, Defense, Protection, Gather at Litha, Psychic Awareness, Banishing, Releasing, Clairvoyance.
c) Aromatherapy Use: Acne, Burns, Cuts, Eczema, Hair Rinse, Inflammation, Rashes, Scars, Wounds, Arteriosclerosis, High Blood Pressure, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Thrombosis, Varicose Veins, Constipation, Cramps, Flatulence, Hemorrhoids, Indigestion, Amenorrhea, Colds, Fever, Flu, Cystitis, Hypertension, Insomnia, Stress Related Conditions. Key Qualities: Balancing, Restorative, Tonic, Strengthening, Opening, Grounding, Revitalizing, Mildly Stimulating.
121) YLANG-YLANG: (Cananga odorata) Ylang-ylang has glossy leaves and masses of perfumed, greenish-yellow (sometimes mauve or pink) flowers with narrow petals that resemble witch hazel flowers but appear during two flowering periods. The essential oil is distilled by steam from freshly picked flowers and is featured in many perfumes, soaps, skin lotions, and to balance sebum in Macasser hair oil. Use in moderation, since the oil's heady scent can cause headaches or nausea. Ylang-Ylang means "flower of flowers".
a) Magical Use: (Oil) Useful for Peace, Love and Sex Spells. It can be worn on the body or included in mixtures for these purposes.
b) Aromatherapy Use: (Oil) Acne, Hair Growth, Hair Rinse, Insect Bites, Irritated and Oily Skin, General Skin Care, High Blood Pressure, Palpitations, Depression, Frigidity, Impotence, Insomnia, Nervous Tension, Stress Related Disorders. Key Qualities: Powerfully Sedative, Soothing, Calming, Regulating, Euphoria-inducing, and narcotic when used in large quantities, Aphrodisiac.




Dr. Yasuy Moralla is a doc who's against synthetic medicines, surgery and hospitalization because she believes that every sort of ailment can best be healed naturally.  Dr. Yasuy Moralla (a nutritionist, dietician, microbiologist and into homeopathy).
Doc Yasuy's a UP(University Of The Philippines) graduate who is sometimes called a radical because she deviates from all sorts of synthetic medicine and surgery. She talked about natural healing, healing manifestations, proper nutrition and sanitation, sexuality, diseases, allergies, SARS, PMS, high blood -- nearly all kinds of medical conditions.

She's very un-jargonish (unlike other doctors) and uses laymen's terms to make ordinary folks understand.  I learned so many things from the nutraceuticals, which is a basic medical course summarized in two days. The nutra actually changed my traditional perspectives on health and nutrition, which is why I'd like to share them with you.

* If a child starts getting fed with too much fried chicken and fast foods at age 1, chances are, she'll have irregular menstruation by age 12. At 18-20 years, there's a big probability that she'll have breast lumps.

* Fat is the perfect food or breeding ground for cyst formations. Pork increases the risk of getting breast cancer. Why? Because fat raises estrogen levels, which in turn increases the risk of a cyst formation, which in turn can cause breast cancer.

* Don't buy canned foods with even the slightest dents and rust. There's something called Cl. Botulism poisoning (which is fatal). It's a kind of food poisoning in vacuum-packed foods. Some bacteria are anaerobic (i.e. they can live without oxygen). Spores can enter the tiny dents in the cans.

* Kids who eat too much breads, biscuits and starchy foods are more prone to diabetes and lung diseases later in life, while those who favor junk foods are susceptible to allergies.

* 85 percent of diseases are self-limiting, meaning, they all have a limit and will go naturally. There's really no need for synthetic drugs -- the immune system should always do its job. Too much synthetic drugs can make the immune system sluggish.

* Fever is good because it is the body's most natural form of defense. A rise in the body temperature can kill the toxemia or the virus. There's no need to lower the fever with synthetic drugs -- sufficient rest and natural foods and supplements will do.

* Diseases are the result of a long-term developing process that begins early in life and finally leads to saturation of toxins in the body.

* Fiber consumes fat.

* Antiperspirants can lead to breast cancer. That's because the aluminum salts and other chemicals clog the pores in the armpits, thus suppressing sweat. We like to be nice and dry in the armpits, but sweat actually contains traces of waste material. If we stop them from exiting our pores, they only clog up in the armpits. And these toxins eventually accumulate in the breast area (where there's plenty of fat) and they gradually form into cysts. Although the majority of those susceptible to breast cancer are women, 10% of men may also be prone to it.

* Soda crackers are good because they're high in energy. But a whole can of crackers can be bad because it is also very high in sodium.

* 85 percent of processed Oriental foods (particularly Taiwanese) are cancerous. A diet that is 'too Western' can lead to ulcers.

* The essence of cancer: manufacturers make bad food taste good.

* Dr. Yasuy also said that people who always feel sleepy after eating (like me, when I eat too much) are those with inefficient digestive systems. That's because it takes too much energy to digest the food. To conserve energy, the body's energy is therefore concentrated on the digestion. Either this is the case, or:

* Foods such as pork, beef, chicken, ginisa and oily foods naturally make one sleepy, because it takes too much energy to digest them. Steamed veggies and salads do not require too much energy.

* The most efficient pampagising foods are fruits, and not coffee. Caffeine only gives a momentary kick of energy, but makes us feel lethargic after a couple of hours. But fructose (from fruits), on the other hand, gives more energy and endurance.

* Fast foods use week-old oils. Recycled oil is carcinogenic.

* Any oil, when heated up, becomes 'bad cholesterol'. That's why it's not such a good idea to deep-fry foods in olive oil -- it's just a waste. Better fry with corn or canola oil because of the lower boiling point compared to olive oil. But olive oil is very good when taken in its raw form. When eating fried fish, it is best to soak it first in balsamic vinegar with olive oil so that the polyunsaturated fats will get converted into monounsaturated fats.

* It's OK to eat French Fries. But the fries should not be thawed when taken from the freezer. They should be cooked only for a maximum of 2 minutes. The fries should be crunchy on the outside but mealy on the inside.

* On SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome): The countries hardest-hit by SARS are not only those with cool climates, but are also those with the highest consumption of antibiotics. Synthetic drugs, especially antibiotics, eventually weaken one's resistance to diseases.

* On SARS: The longer people wear masks, the more susceptible they are to SARS because they are just accumulating the microbes on their masks. To be safe, they have to change their masks a minimum of 3 times a day. But the best form of protection against SARS is simply a healthy lifestyle and a strong immune system.

* We need Vitamin C because it is the best immune system booster. But it should be natural Vitamin C. Synthetic Vitamin C usually takes the form of 250-500 mg tablets. But our bodies can absorb only 60 mg of Vitamin C at a time. Meaning to say, we should take them in small dosages. So what happens to the synthetic Vitamin C? Only 60 mg is absorbed by the body. The rest gets stored in the kidneys as stones.

* But we also need Vitamin C because humans, as well as fish, are the only creatures that cannot make and store their own Vitamin C. That is why we need natural food supplements.

* Some people are confused by reminders of the health department on TV that 1000 mg of ascorbic acid everyday is a protection against SARS. The news also showed that airport employees took 4000 mg of ascorbic acid everyday as a form of protection against the potentially infected incoming passengers.

* Here is another esoteric fact based on scientific studies: too much Vitamin C can damage the DNA (this has also been written about in the Reader's Digest). DNA is short for DeoxyriboNucleic Acid. DNA molecules carry the genetic information necessary for the organization and functioning of most living cells and control the inheritance of characteristics. The chemical structure of everyone's DNA is the same. The only difference between people (or any animal) is the order of the base pairs. There are so many millions of base pairs in each person's DNA that every person has a unique sequence.

* Dr. Yasuy said that is the reason why she doesn't believe that many doctors and health authorities are doing their jobs properly.

* Sign of being healthy: poo-poo and discharges (such as menstruation) should not have any bad smell.

* Most synthetic drugs are not chilated, i.e. they do not get absorbed by the body 100%. A large percentage still accumulates in the kidneys, which is why it's not good to be dependent on medicine. In this case, one sickness leads to another. Carl Linnaeus said, "To live by medicine is to live horribly." Hippocrates said, "Thy food shall be thy medicine." That is why we simply have to eat well to get well.

* Vetsin (MSG or monosodium glutamate) is bad for the health. Though the source of MSG is sugar cane (which is very natural), chemicals have been added while being processed. It contains sulfur and some benzoate (sorry I didn't get the chance to write them down, Dr. Yasuy was talking fast) that become insoluble in the body. In short, they become toxins. That is why MSG also causes bloating.

* Commercial chicken is stuffed with steroids and antibiotics to make them fat and resistant to diseases. Unfortunately, they don't exactly do the same thing to those eating them.

* Since fried chicken from fast food joints are breaded, they are fattening . That's because starch, when cooked with fat, cannot be utilized by the body. They just get stored in the body.

* Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a sign of hormonal fluctuations. Girls who suffer from PMS have a large probability of becoming infertile later in life.

* If meat is rare or medium-rare, the fats will enter the body as grasa or in the liquid form. Small amounts of it can even be used as lubrication for the blood. But if meat is well-done or overcooked, the fats just remain as plaques, which become the arteries' worst enemies.

* Some meat-processing plants put estrogen patches on cows to make them nice and fat (because we love soft, fat beef). Estrogen makes meat more tender because it puts the meat and the fat into short, alternate layers (so that the meat feels tender and juicy when we bite into it).

* The human digestive system can only digest and absorb food that is broken down into its simplest form. But the higher the temperature and pressure the food is subjected to, the more its chemical structure is altered -- therefore, the less digestible it becomes. We love to put meat in pressure cookers and to cook it for 45 minutes or longer, particularly in nilagang baka.

* But prolonged cooking of meat makes it less digestible, no matter how soft it may become. The result? It becomes putrified, dead matter in the intestines. They're just as good as toxins. And since they don't get digested, they just get 'stuck' in the intestines. That's why we get constipated after eating too much meat.

* Ever wonder what the putrified dead matter looks like? That's the smelly, black-spotted (almost mud-like) poo-poo that we get after drinking herbal slimming teas. Just imagine how many years we've been cooking meat this way, and even more, what our 26-32 feet of intestines may look like today!

* Dr. Yasuy is not really suggesting that we all turn vegetarian (although it is undoubtedly the best form of diet).

* The best way to cook beef is rare to medium-rare. It's still in its simple form that way, and therefore can become digested efficiently. Well done steaks only turn into toxic, putrified dead matter in the intestines. But actually, the simplest (and best) form of food is in its raw form. But since bacteria love to live on meat, we have to raise its temperature (but just enough to kill the bacteria).

* So what happens to the putrified matter in our intestines? Fatty acids in the stomach raises bile acids and enzymes that are necessary to digest meat . But too much of these acids can cause 'holes' (I'm using layman's terms) to form in the intestines and lining of the stomach. Since there's nothing but toxin in our digestive system, our villi (the short, finger-like projections that absorb nutrients from food) will also absorb the toxins -- till they reach the bloodstream. And since there's nothing but toxin, the blood will also absorb it. Once these toxins reach the bloodstream = allergies, skin rashes, asthma, arthritis, sinusitis, hypertension and many more.

* Yup, this goes to show that many of our ailments are problems related to digestion. By the way, if there's too much of putrified, dead matter in the intestines, we won't be able to absorb efficiently all the nutrients from the food we eat. That's why we have to cleanse and detoxify our system from time to time. And those with good metabolism (i.e. people who can eat a lot without getting fat) are also those with efficient digestive systems. That's because they can quickly absorb the nutrients and release the energy.

* So not eating is not the way to weight loss, according to Dr. Yasuy. All we have to do is to make our digestive system perfect. So even if we eat five times a day or more (as long as they are the right kinds of food), we won't gain a single pound.

* Not all overcooked foods become putrified dead matter. Meat becomes putrified, in particular. Overcooked veggies may lose their vitamins and minerals, but they still provide us with plenty of fiber, which is very good for us.

* Improper eating, living and thinking habits are the primary cause of degeneration. The same type of toxin, when localized in a joint will result into arthritis (uric acid). When localized in liver, I leads to hepatitis or cirrhosis. In the kidneys, it results in nephritis. In the pancreas, it is diabetes. In the brain, it is: insanity. Note that drugs, caffeine, nicotine and alcohol deplete B-complex, which is essential for the brain. Drugs, alcohol, caffeine and nicotine raise monoamine oxidase, which is the primary cause of depression.

* Bee propolis is the most powerful natural antibiotic. Bee propolis is like their poo-poo. Actually, beehives are much cleaner than most hospitals. That's because of propolis, which is also a natural disinfectant. When rodents enter the beehive, they get stung to death. Since bees are small, they cannot push the rodent out so they just cover it with propolis. The rodent doesn't decompose, nor does it smell bad. Propolis inhibits bacterial and viral growth.

* Want to check the purity of honey? If there are ants around the honey, it's fake. That's because no organisms can live in pure honey. And also dip a match in honey, and then strike it. If it bursts into flame, the honey is pure. If it doesn't strike, that means that it contains water.

* The human body can either be a marvel or a tragedy -- depending on how one takes care of it. Medical doctors should be there to eliminate the need for other doctors.

Please print this and read it from time to time because it can really be helpful. You can also forward it to relatives and friends, because this is the perfect time to be health-conscious.


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  • Health Hazards Linked to Electromagnetic Radiation :   The transmission of electrical energy through wires, the broadcasting of radio signals and the phenomenon of visible light are examples of electromagnetic radiation (EMR).   EMR always consists of both an electrical field and a magnetic field.   It occurs in a wide range of frequencies, spanning what is called the electromagnetic spectrum.   At the high end is cosmic radiation.   At the low end is household electricity.   The lower electromagnetic frequencies have been utilized by man to generate electricity and all associated electrical products, including all electronic communication systems and electrical appliances.   Electromagnetic radiation (EMR) is often called an electromagnetic field (EMF) when it falls within the lower frequencies.   Both EMR and EMF are commonly used to mean the same thing.
  • What's Causing Those Headaches ?   Some scientists estimate that you are now daily exposed to 100 million times the EMF radiation of your grandparents.   Research shows that these fields have a significant disruptive effect on the natural energy levels of your body.   Your body's energy, as well as your cellular communication system, is altered by the high frequencies of EMF.   Man-made radiation magnifies your body's "fight or flight" responses, compounding your adrenal loads from other stressors and significantly reducing your ability to effectively cope.
    1. EMF disrupts your natural energy levels, triggering stress responses.
    2. Both alternative and traditional doctors report that EMF is a co-factor in increasing your daily stress levels.
    3. Stress can impair your body's natural ability to heal.   EMF adds additional stress to your own stress and fatigue.
    4. EMF contributes to energy depletion and fatigue from cell phones, air travel and household appliances
  • Your Cell Phone Could Be Aging You :   Your body possesses a remarkable ability to adapt to rapidly changing environments.   But when your body is chronically bombarded by manmade EMF (electromagnetic fields), its innate intelligence and energy can become weakened.   When your body's ability to cope is impaired, it's more difficult for your body to shield itself from negative influences.   EMF, in effect, can knock your innate intelligence and energy "out of phase".

Top Scientist Declares Public Health Epidemic


Dr. George Carlo, public health scientist, epidemiologist, and author of Cell Phones: Invisible Hazards of the Wireless Age, spoke at a Biopro Technology Conference in January, and he stunned the audience when he stated that diseases and deaths linked to cell phone usage are beginning to reach epidemic proportions.   He presented a graphical representation of the epidemic curve, stating, "We are on the verge of the most catastrophic public health epidemic the world has ever seen."


And Dr. Carlo should know.   He has been tracking the science and the studies of cell phones for over 12 years.


It all began in 1993, as news reports began to surface about people using cell phones who had also developed brain tumors.   A man was suing Motorola because his wife died of a brain tumor shaped like her cell phone antenna, and he appeared on the Larry King show to talk about his case.   Although the case was lost due to lack of scientific evidence, this and other publicized cases certainly got the attention of the 15 million people who were by then using cell phones.


The wireless industry immediately said these cases were nonsense and that they (the wireless industry) had thousands of studies to prove cell phones were safe.


FDA Makes A Deal


The FDA was caught in an embarrassing position because cell phones were put on the market in the mid 80's without any pre-market safety studies and now 15 million people were using them.


The wireless industry told the FDA that they would not ask the public to rely on their "thousands of studies".   They said they would commission a 5-year, $28 million study to prove that cell phones were safe, and they asked the FDA not to regulate their industry while allowing them the five years to conduct the study.   Prior to this, the FDA had never hooked up with an industry in this manner, but because of the position the FDA was in, they agreed.


Dr. Carlo was hired by the cell phone industry association (CTIA) to direct the study, which in 1993.   When Carlo asked to see the "thousands of studies", he learned that they did not exist, that there was little research into whether these phones could impair human health, and there was no consensus among scientists on the question.


The FCC Makes A Deal


In 1996, midway through the 5-year study, the analog system used by cell phones reached capacity, so the computer industry came up with a digital signaling system.   The computer industry made a deal with President Clinton and Leon Panetta, his Chief of Staff, to auction off the digital frequency bands, The FCC was appointed to hold the auctions.


However, in order to hold the auctions, there needed to be some sort of safety standards for cell phones, so the FCC pushed through a 1.6wpk SAR standard to get the auctions approved. This standard was not based on science.


The wireless industry bought the frequency bands by making a deal with the FCC.   They bid $25B and paid 10% down ($2.5B).   The FCC held the mortgage on the digital frequency structure.   Now the FCC was committed to the success and growth of the wireless industry in order to collect on the mortgage payments, which are still being paid off by the wireless industry.


Congress Cripples the EPA


About this time, the EPA released findings about the dangers of radiation levels from cell towers.   The wireless industry used their financial muscle with Congress and the EPA budget for further studies disappeared.   The findings were dismissed because they had not been replicated by other studies.


In 1999, the 5-year, $28 million study financed by the wireless industry was completed.   Unfortunately, the results they wanted were not forthcoming.   Dr. Carlo briefed the industry and told them the study did not prove cell phones were safe.   In fact, the study proved quite the opposite.


The wireless industry viewed this news not as a public safety program, but as a public relations problem.   They immediately distanced themselves from Dr. Carlo, and began a smear campaign.   They also dismissed the findings of the study because, again, the findings had not been replicated.   Around this time, Dr. Carlo's house was burned to the ground, and the arsonist was never found.


After the study was released, ABC taped an interview with Dr. Carlo.   Prior to airing the interview, NBC was contacted by a wireless industry lawyer and told that if they aired it, they would be sued.   Peter Jennings did a background check on Dr. Carlo and decided to go forward with airing the interview.


The Media Is Controlled


The wireless industry continued to smear Dr. Carlo on the Internet, so he decided to write the book, Cell Phones: Invisible Hazards of the Wireless Age.   In 2001, when Dr. Carlo launched the book on the TODAY show, the wireless industry released a press package with a stack of papers "proving" Carlo was wrong.   The attorneys for the wireless industry continued to exert pressure on the media, and the wireless industry used their huge advertising budget as clout to repress media coverage of the book and the story.


Dr. Carlo formed a nonprofit Science and Public Policy Institute and continued to track the science, the studies, and the lawsuits.   By 2003 there were 7 class action suits, 10 brain cancer suits, and 2 workers comp cases.   The industry created motions to tie up these suits for three years.   In the meantime, insurance carriers for the wireless industry began excluding health risk claims from their policies.


At the end of 2004, the European Union said that they had replicated all of Dr. Carlo's findings.


In 2005, Kenneth Starr appealed on behalf of the wireless companies to move lawsuit cases filed in 5 different states to the Supreme Court.   This action stopped the forward motion on not just those cases, but all pending cases.


Then on October 31, 2005, the Supreme Court sent all 5 cases back to state level.   All pending lawsuits are now moving forward.


New studies about the impact of cell phone usage on human beings continue to be performed, most of them in countries outside the U.S.   Among new findings, which have been released, are studies, which show a 2-3X increase in highly fatal neuroepiphial tumors, and a 4X increase in uveal (eye) melanoma.   These studies were based on cell phone usage of 500 minutes per month.


Safe Wireless Initiative


At the BIOPRO Technology conference in San Diego on January 6, 2006, Dr. Carlo announced the formation of the Safe Wireless Initiative under the aegis of the Science and Public Policy Institute.   The SWI is a public health non-profit program that will actively seek out alignments with companies, entities, and individuals who are equally committed to educating and raising public awareness of the risks associated with Electromagnetic Frequencies.


The position of the Safe Wireless Initiative (SWI) is that in order to stop the public health epidemic, every possible intervention (primary, secondary and tertiary) should be used to comply with the standard public health paradigm.


Dr. Carlo and Ray Grimm, CEO of BIOPRO Technology, also announced a formal strategic alliance between the Safe Wireless Initiative and BIOPRO Technology.


Dr. Carlo stated that one of the key reasons SWI is entering into strategic alliance with BIOPRO Technology is because BIOPRO offers a wide spectrum of products that are effective intervention tools in satisfying the three steps of the public health paradigm.   He said the other key reason was that BIOPRO Technology has the structure to educate and protect the public, i.e. a network marketing structure that is based on person-to-person communication and education.


Ray Grimm announced the new BIOPROvention program, which organizes the BIOPRO line into the three-step public health paradigm.   BIOPRO consultants are being trained to educate consumers about the Safe Wireless Initiative and the three-step public health paradigm approach.




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Food As Medicine

Eat plenty of fish -- fish oil helps prevent headaches.
So does ginger, which reduces inflammation and pain.

Eat lots of yogurt before pollen season.
Also-eat honey from your area (local region) daily.


Prevent buildup of fatty deposits on artery walls with regular doses of tea. (actually, tea suppresses my appetite and keeps the pounds from invading....Green tea is great for our immune system)!

Use honey as a tranquilizer and sedative.

Eating onions helps ease constriction of bronchial tubes. (when I was young, my mother would make onion packs to place on our chest, helped the respiratory ailments and actually made us breathe better).

Salmon, tuna, mackerel and sardines actually prevent arthritis. (fish has omega oils, good for our immune system)

Bananas will settle an upset stomach.
Ginger will cure morning sickness and nausea.

High-acid cranberry juice controls harmful bacteria.

Bone fractures and osteoporosis can be prevented by the manganese in pineapple.

Women can ward off the effects of PMS with cornflakes, which help reduce depression, anxiety and fatigue.

Oysters help improve your mental functioning by supplying much-needed zinc.

Clear up that stuffy head with garlic. (remember, garlic lowers cholesterol, too.)

A substance similar to that found in the cough syrups is found in hot red pepper. Use red (cayenne) pepper with caution-it can irritate your tummy.

BREAST CANCER?  EAT Wheat, bran and cabbage
Helps to maintain estrogen at healthy levels.

A good antidote is beta carotene, a form of Vitamin A found in dark green and orange vegetables.

Cabbage contains chemicals that help heal both gastric and duodenal ulcers.

Grate an apple with its skin, let it turn brown and eat it to cure this condition. (Bananas are good for this ailment)

Mono unsaturated fat in avocados lowers cholesterol.

Olive oil has been shown to lower blood pressure.
Celery contains a chemical that lowers pressure too.

The chromium in broccoli and peanuts helps regulate insulin and blood sugar.

Kiwi: Tiny but mighty. This is a good source of potassium, magnesium, Vitamin E & fiber. It's Vitamin C content is twice that of an orange.

Apple: An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a low Vitamin C content, it has antioxidants & flavonoids which enhances the activity of Vitamin C thereby helping to lower the risks of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke.

Strawberry: Protective fruit. Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits & protects the body from cancer causing, blood vessels clogging free radicals. (Actually, any berry is good for you..they're high in anti-oxidants and they actually keep us young.........blueberries are the best and very versatile in the health field........they get rid of all the free-radicals that invade our bodies)

Orange: Sweetest medicine. Taking 2 - 4 oranges a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well as lessen the risk of colon cancer.

Watermelon: Coolest Thirst Quencher. Composed of 92% water, it is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione which helps boost our immune system.  They are also a key source of lycopene - the cancer fighting oxidant.  Other nutrients  
found in watermelon are Vitamin C & Potassium. (watermelon also has natural substances [natural SPF sources] that keep our skin healthy, protecting our skin from those darn uv rays)

Guava & Papaya: Top awards for Vitamin C. They are the clear winners for their high Vitamin C content. Guava is also rich in fiber which helps prevent constipation.

Papaya is rich in carotene, this is good for your eyes. (also good for gas and indigestion)

Tomatoes are very good as a preventative measure for men, keeps those prostrate problems from invading their bodies.



The Goddess'


"There's no such thing as an ugly woman, just a lazy one!"

NOTE: Dust mites are your enemy!  They have been put here by God Herself to eat the various debris that dies and falls off of all living creatures (skin cells, hair, feathers, dust/debris, fur, etc.) that would otherwise overrun the earth without their assistance & ravenous appetites to eat this stuff that naturally falls off of and is created by ALL living things.  However, please keep in mind that they multiply by the hundreds of thousands in dirty (or seemingly clean), dusty, humid environments.  They feed off of your dead skin cells (which you naturally drop at least a pound a day around in your house, bed, car, bathroom, soiled clothes, etc.) and in return for this glorious meal; they excrete (shit) tons of (tiny) dust mite' piss & manure, which wreak havoc on your face, skin, eyes, nose, ears & entire respiratory track!  In fact, most people who suffer from so many unexplained ailments like Asthma, Bronchitis, Itchy Eyes, Low Energy, etc., can thank these little bastards and their daily excrement each day.  Thus…

1) BED LINEN needs to be changed two times a week (perhaps Sunday & Wednesday).

2) PILLOW cases should be changed every 48 hours regardless, because your face is your calling card and your money… period!  And if you keep a greasy or oily head or If you've come in from a smoke filled club and haven't had time to wash your hair before going to bed, then throw a clean towel over your pillow to absorb the toxins in your hair through the night, to spare your pillow the taxation of such pollutants.  Your face will love you for this!  In addition, your whole entire pillow should be thrown into a HOT WATER WASH CYCLE at least quarterly, once every three months.

3) WASH YOUR FACE in this manner…  Soap it up to loosen surface dirt (with your favorite soap), then while soap is still on your face, rub in some Noczema (to deep clean), then while both the Noczema & soap are still on your face; sprinkle a small handful of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda in your hand and add a couple of drops of warm water with your wet fingertips to it, in order to form a dry based, granular paste.  Now, take this baking soda paste, spread it out within your two palms and rub it into your face & pores for an exalting exfoliation facial treatment.  Then hop into (either) the shower to wash this all off (if preparing to go out -OR- wash off with a wash cloth, if showering has already occurred.  Your face will feel incredible and take on a noticeable glow of cleanliness, because for the first time in a longtime, it will truly be CLEAN!

4) WASH YOUR FACE every morning and night with NOCZEMA, in addition to your regular soap or cleansing bar.  Get used to having Noczema as part of your daily facial ritual… for it should be worn to bed (simply rubbed into your face like a lotion, until is unnoticeable).  It should be the base worn under your make-up and always the first or "second" thing to touch your face after cleansing it (preferably while it's still damp & moist from washing).

5) A FADE OR COMPLEXION CREAM like Ambi for your face texture, ie, dry, oily or normal, (should be used in conjunction with it's accompanying beauty bar, also by Ambi), as the first thing put onto your face after cleansing and then to be followed by Noczema, a lite baby oil or Vaseline coating (optional to those with regular to oily skin, but a must to those with dry skin) and/or then your favorite (NON-ALUMINUM based) lotion.  This process is to insure that your facial skin all becomes one even tone and to also insure that your face is protected from both the elements of weather, pollutants & the harsh make-up & lighting that comes with show business or everyday life!

6) MAKE-UP must always be removed at night & NEVER SLEPT IN, under any circumstances!  If you do, there will be a price to pay… and should you do it too often, the damage will be irreparable, as your pores will collapse, no different than pot holes in the street worn from weathering!

7) MAKE-UP should also never be shared, under any circumstances!  I don't care if it's your mother, sister, pastor, preacher's wife or your lesbian girlfriend… NEVER SHARE YOUR MAKE-UP, EVER!!!  Your face and skin is it's own unique chemical/cosmetic & generic composite and it reacts harshly when forced to CO-mingle & CO-habitat with other foreign compounds.  SO DON'T EVER DO THIS TO YOURSELF!  This includes ALL make-up utensils (brushes, lip stick, eye pencils, blush pads, sponges, etc.).

8) TEETH should (indeed) be brushed after every meal, but if that's not at all possible (conveniently), then both morning & night is a must!  YOUR FACE IS YOUR CALLING CARD AND YOUR TEETH ARE YOUR PERSONAL SIGNAL OF $UCCESS!

"Cleanliness is next to Goddessness"!

NOTE: This is show business my love… and how one 'shows' up, makes all the difference in the world to your 'business'.  Your image is everything, for all too often your first impression on the public, press and label executives will be your last one… and the secret to true $uccess in this business is to MAKE AN IMPRESSION, AND LEAVE 'EM WITH IT!!!

Now, as you may NOT be a musician who plays an instrument, but instead, are an actor, recording or performing artist, thus, your entire body is your instrument and you must keep it finely polished, chiseled & tuned to meet the various physical & mental demands that you and the industry you've chosen to be in, will place on it.  This is a process that stops and starts with your diet… and it's NOT so much of wanting to add "new" things to your eating routine, as it is in simply DELETING a few habitually bad foods from your personal cupboards.  You'll not only save money at the grocery counter, but you'll also save things like your waist line, dress/pants size, face (from pimples, bumps, discoloration's &abrasions), hair, breasts/uterus & intestines & ovaries (from all kinds of cysts, tumors, fibroids, growths & cancers).  If you're truly ready, then read on, for you may NOT like all that it has to say…

"You are what you eat…"

1) SODA needs to be stricken from your diet FOREVER!  Never taste another drop of it again, as long as you live.  It's high amounts of acid, syrups and colored corn starches will only serve to make your face a battleground for pimples, your waist line & belly will become a resort of fat and your ass will be as wide as The Ponderosa.  Both Pepsi & Coca Cola are addictive, as well.  Which is why even when Michael Jackson was paid $15 million dollars to do the commercial for the soft drink king (Pepsi), his contract stated specifically that he wouldn't have to actually drink that corrosive crap.  And who in this industry has smoother skin or more energy than The King Of Pop?  Hell, it may be light, bright and damn near white, but at least it's "tight"!

2) WATER needs to be the last thing you drink at night, and the first thing to cross your lips in the morning (after brushing one's teeth, of course)!  Your skin and kidneys will thank you for this and show their immense appreciation as the years go by.  Over taxing the digestive system is what ages all of us; so anything you can do to alleviate this process in your body, the slower you'll age… just ask The Goddess herself, as she gave Moses bible lessons and used to jump double-Dutch with Rosa Parks, okaaaaay!?

3) CRANBERRY JUICE is essential to anyone (especially women), as it helps maintain chemical cleanliness and balance in the urinary tract and vaginal areas, thwarting unnecessary yeast infections and the like.  Have at least two full glasses a week… and I don't mean that cranapple/crangrape/ocean spray drink… I mean real straight up 100% cranberry juice!

4) ALL OTHER KINDS OF (dye free) 100% FRUIT JUICES are welcome based on your own individual tastes…

5) WHOLE MILK is a NO-NO!  Kiss it good-bye!  It is loaded with enough fat to put cysts on your breasts and ovaries as big as Christmas bulbs.  If you must drink milk or add it to any of your recipes, then skim will be your choice from now on!

6) NO CAFFEINE!  All teas (iced or hot) must be herbal teas!  COFFEE IS OUT!  Caffeine is not only terribly addictive, it is highly carcinogenic (cancer causing)… learn it - know it - tell a friend!   You may already be addicted to coffee/ caffeine, which is unnatural to the body and spirit.  Some of you may have rationalized (rational-lies) your need to have this drug, but like any other drug, it is killing you !!  This means sodas, chocolate, coffee, certain teas, yes… even Sprite & Mello Yellow has caffeine in it!  Caffeine is out of your life for GOOD… you'll thank me later!

7) NO HEAVY DAIRY!  Never buy, cook with or eat butter/margarine or cheese, again!  The grease in the butter merely erupts on the face, clogs the pores, settles in your hips, waist and butt.  NO MARGARINE ever.  This man made oil is one chemical away from plastic and is highly carcinogenic.  If you don't believe me, put a stick of margarine on a saucer and sit it out on your kitchen counter or in your garage, and I guarantee you NOTHING will land on it, eat it and/or lay an egg in it… not a fly or even a roach; for they chemically know that it is NOT healthy.  If you must use anything at all, then please use 100%, good old fashioned butter… but why bother at all?

And cheese is the woman's worst nightmare.  Cancer of the ovaries, uterus and breast will be your result from a lifetime of pizza, steak-n-cheese, macaroni & cheese, nachos & … well, you guessed it by now, huh?  Cheese will sit in your upper intestines and ferment for years, while poisoning every ounce of your system in the process.  Just think of all the young & middle aged women both in your family and friends of yours, who've had to have one hysterectomy's… well, this is the main reason!  Cystic breasts?  Cheese & stress are a deadly combination!

The alternatives are to use veggie cheese instead... it's just as good, the same coloring and absolutely delicious!

8) If you must have eggs, than no more than once or twice a week, tops!

9) NO PORK!  Pork is a parasitical meat which equals POISON!

10) Limit beef to only once a week (if at all)… for everything you're used to getting in beef, you can get from poultry (turkey bacon, chicken patties, sliced chicken or turkey, etc.).

11) NO FISH AT ALL!  I know this may come as a shocker to most of you, because people will say that "fish is good for you"… well, that may have been the deal and case back when Christ walked the earth and was pulling it (miraculously) out of baskets and handing it out to the masses… but in today's day and age of chemically polluted waters, industrial waste, high mercury content and toxic/nuclear decay in our rivers… you'd be a natural born fool to eat anything from the sea.  Charlie Tuna, Star-Kist, Chicken of the Sea, Purina, Farina, Shrimp, Crab, Lobster, Oyster, etc. if it ever swam or walked the ocean blue, the shit will surely poison you!  Just get over it and get on with it… just suffice to take some Cod Liver Oil or Omega 3 pills daily for your seafood essentials!  Do your research, and you'll find that there's a direct connection and correlation between the flesh eating disease Phisteria) that both fish & humans alike suffer from.  And not to mention the numerous bouts of hepatitis that eating shell fish cause!

12) NO CONDIMENTS!  Begin to learn to eat your foods without drowning them in ketchup, mayo, butter, cheese, barbecue sauce, sauerkraut, mustard, etc.  It'll be hard at first, but when you see the pounds begin to leap from your gut, butt & thighs (aka the unholy trinity)… you'll be motivated to keep these little demons off of your food.  They seem harmless, but they'll get you everytime, as most things that seem harmless always do!  A little "lite" salad dressing on your salad is allowed…  but don't go overboard!  You can use more when you've reached your desired weight goal.

13) Your frozen dessert cannot be ice cream or anything with dairy in it!  You must find a frozen dessert substitute like (non dairy) yogurt (which is also great for your entire reproductive system/vaginal areas), sherbet, sorbet, frozen fruit dessert, etc.  BUT, NO ICE CREAM… and I don't care if it says "FAT FREE"… it's NOT dairy free, so it's NOT for thee!

14) NO JUNK FOOD!  Anything with preservatives in it (either in a package or can) is loaded with two of your bodies worst enemies… FAT and SODIUM (though SUGAR is yet another one).  This includes potato chips; pretzels, candies, cakes, donuts, peanuts, etc.  If you must ever have any one of these things, limit it to perhaps a tad bit (only) on a Sunday afternoon … and even then, NEVER LET IT BE POTATO CHIPS (for they are the worst artery cloggers and fat builders in the world)!  By all means, take all of these things out of your daily diet ASAP!

15) BOIL YOUR WATER, CHILL IT IN YOUR REFRIGERATOR & THEN DRINK IT!  Never drink water straight from the tap again… for you cannot trust our nations and/or cities abilities to properly purify our waters in our reservoir's.  The E-coli virus and other deadly agents can slip through and kill you dead… so boil your water first and bottle it yourselves, preferably in glass and not carcinogenic (cancer causing) plastic.  And please don't trust bottled water in the stores dahlings, it is completely unregulated by our government and that mountain spring label could have been slapped directly on someone's toilet water.  Keep in mind that EVIAN spelled backwards is NAÏVE!  Don't be fooled, don't be conned and most of all, don't believe the hype!

16) ALL THE FRUITS & VEGETABLES YOU CAN TAKE DAILY are yours for the taking… in fact, if you want to lead a cancer free life and have the world's prettiest skin, bones & teeth… then you should make it a daily ritual to have a dark green leafy (spinach, lettuce, red cabbage, tomatoes) salad.  Also, fruit salads w/ chopped carrots, grapes, apples, pineapples & a banana should be consumed daily.  Not only will this clean out your system and keep you regular… but you will feel renewed energy like you've never felt before… and in our business, you'll need it!

17) NO CIGARETTES!  If you have to ask why not?  You're already dead!

18) NO DRUGS!  Especially birth control pills!  ALL of them are bad for your health and that of your potential unborn and (still) UN-conceived child's (eyesight, weight, mental capabilities, etc.).  They will slowly poison your system as you age, leaving you bloated and running over with toxins.

19) DO NOT EAT PAST 7PM… PERIOD!  There are 24 hours in a day, now just divide that into three (8-hour) thirds (for 3X8=24), and this is how your body should be regulated to achieve your PERFECT/IDEAL weight, shape and size and NEVER develop a belly, hips or excessive thighs…   8 hours should be spent INGESTING (eating) actually almost anything you want and as much of it as you want… 8 hours should be spent DIGESTING (allowing your body to burn, utilize and/or process all that you have ingested)… 8 hours should be spent sleeping or RESTING (this includes either physical sleep and/or meditation/prayer time).

Choose the 8 hours of the day that you will eat (preferably 8AM to 4PM) and then shut it off and shut it down… period!  The rule here is to INGEST… DIGEST… & REST!

*This is a secret that many Muslims in the middle east discovered centuries ago, and we have studied firsthand from years of world travel.  God has created this PERFECT, SELF REPAIRING vessel to harbor your soul here on earth (as you walk this journey in this part of your eternal life), and we only mess it up when we cause it to lose it's natural order of doing things and upset it's natural balance of self repair and regulation (resulting in America's biggest disease, OBESITY and slew of other physical & mental ailments).

If your body is still ingesting food at ten & eleven o'clock at night, during a time when it should be digesting or sleeping (which is the only time when it repairs itself, and makes new hair, teeth & nail enamel, new skin development, joint repair and re-lubrication, etc.); then it will take all of that extra fat/fuel and STORE it for future usage… and where do you think it stores it?  Well the next time you get out of the shower, my dear; just take a look at your thighs, buttocks, mid section/belly, breasts and the like… eventually, when those fat storage bins are full, that's when your upper arms begin to lose their shape & muscle tone, then the calf's & lower leg, neck & face area disappear into the sea of eventual obesity!  And this is why most folks grow older and end up with more chins than a Chinese phone book!

As artists, who get off stages at very late hours of the night and having just burned so much fuel on stage, we get hungry, I know… but this is where your discipline sets in!  Have some water (even lemon water is great for you… but more about that later), then do a little dance (exercise), make a little love (even more exercise) and then say goodnight (body repair time)!
You see, you and your body are partners, and it's counting on you just the way actual real partners count on each other.  It's counting on you to do your part by providing it with the proper fuel it needs to efficiently do it's best for you, by continually CO-creating a body that will NEVER let you down when you summon it's strength, resilience, tenacity, beauty or overall complexities!  Just ask stellar and (seemingly) ageless entertainers like Tina Turner (64), Michael Jackson (45) & Prince (45)… they're all the same sizes they were 10 years ago (or more) and have the same energy to perform their same numbers with the same intensity as always, how many people can actually say that and be telling the truth, I ask you?

Just choose the hours, based on your lifestyle, as to when you will EAT!  For instance, if you're in a touring musical that gets you off stage at night at 11:00PM and you don't get back to your hotel until midnight or shortly thereafter; then come in and have some tea (w/honey & lemon) and a full glass of WATER and take your butt to sleep (so your body repair party can begin)!

Then, after you've winded down or so, you may sleep from 2:00AM to 10:00AM (8 hours) or so… then upon arising, try doing the following…

a. PRAY before leaving your bed (just give thanks and refortify your spiritual armor, and this is done in two simple ways)… GRATITUDE for another day and another chance to make things right, live, laugh & love some more…. Plus, we each have a choice each day to live our lives in fear or in FAITH, and you must bolster your spiritual armor by recanting to The Creatress that this is another page in the book of your life that you will read (and live) in total and supreme FAITH!

And why shouldn't you?  If God is your partner in life (and She is), and there is no being greater than She (and there isn't), and She's got your back (and She does), and you are Her child (and you are) and because you believe unwaveringly in Her (and you do); then I ask you… WHY WOULD YOU CHOOSE TO BE AFRAID OF ANYTHING OR ANYONE, WITH SUCH A POWERFUL ALLY, FRIEND, PARENT & PARTNER ON YOUR SIDE?!  In fact, you personally insult and disappoint God if you proclaim to know and love Her, but still find yourself "worrying yourself sick" over matters of the heart, career or finances.  And you see, this need to "worry" was taught to us inadvertently by our "worrying" parents, but it is a bad habit (and we are all merely creatures of habit… good one's or bad one's) that we must break ourselves free from!  So, take 3 to 5 minutes to pray in a complete state of humility and gratitude over gifts which have been given to you of which you have no control, like the ability to inhale and exhale oxygen, for starters…  This is food for the soul (among other things, but again, more about that later


Superfoods Everyone Needs

More than a dozen easy-to-find 'superfoods' can do wonders for your health.

It's a bird ... it's a plane ... it's ... walnuts?   Don't laugh. The humble walnut, along with a dozen other dietary choices -- from beans to yogurt -- is no less than a "superfood".   Let me go into detail why he thinks these foods are so potent.

The positive results of a few simple diet changes in your life will amaze and beguile your.

Whether you're trying to prevent cataracts/blindness, macular or muscular degeneration, cancer, or cardiovascular disease, the same type of preventive dietary measures apply. The whole body is connected: a healthy heart equals a healthy eye and healthy skin. You'll hear about all these special diets for special health needs, but really, the same diet and the same lifestyle choices prevent the same diseases.  With rare exceptions, you don't need 20 different preventive modalities -- just one really good diet."

And that one really good diet should be founded on these SUPERFOODS

Tea (green or black)

When incorporated into your regular daily diet, these foods can stop some of the changes that lead to diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, Alzheimer's, and some cancers. I picked them out after researching all of the world's healthiest diets: for example, Japanese diets, Mediterranean diets, and even some of the healthier dietary patterns in the United States; and I noticed that it's the same food groups wherever you live.

Walnuts: The Good Fat
Every nut, even macadamias -- the fattiest -- has been found to improve cholesterol. Walnuts are among the superstars. They're an excellent source of plant-based omega-3 fatty acids, for those of you like myself, that DON'T trust the oceans enough anymore to want to eat fish. But indeed, Salmon is another great source of these heart-healthy fatty acids, for those of you that still insist on eating fish.

Studies show that you can lower your risk of cardiovascular disease by 15% to 50% if you eat a handful of nuts five times a week. If you found a pill that did the same thing, you'd make a fortune.  Of course, chowing down on a huge tub of walnuts can be counterproductive, so as always, watch your intake. A handful of dry, roasted, unsalted walnuts -- about 14 walnut halves -- has about 150 calories, and is enough to yield "superfood" benefits.

Add Some Color to Your Diet
It is true that good things come in small packages. Used by Native Americans for medicinal purposes, blueberries are a tiny fruit that combines a wide variety of nutrients. Blueberries don't have a huge amount of any single nutrient, but they have the synergy of multiple nutrients. There's vitamin C, folic acid, fiber, carotenoids, and hundreds of other compounds in this one small fruit. Blueberries also have a very thick skin, which is where nature packs most of its nutrients.

When you're thinking "superfoods," think color... That means foods that are deep blue, purple, red, green, or orange. They contain health-enhancing nutrients that protect against heart disease and cancer, and also improve our sense of balance, our memory, and other thinking skills.

Top your cereal with almonds or berries; add tomatoes to sandwiches, soups or stews; layer your whole grain bread sandwich with slices of peppers and fresh spinach.   Pack a snack bag of nuts, baby carrots, raw broccoli, grape tomatoes, and bell pepper slices for a nutritious pick-me-up between meals.   Fruit and nut granola bars stash easily into briefcases for quick energy and a tasty treat. Soy for Cholesterol

No, adding soy to your diet does not mean pouring more soy sauce on your Chinese food. It does mean adding soy foods such as tofu, soy milk, soy nuts, or the green soybeans -- called edamame by the Japanese.

Not everyone is convinced about soy's heart-healthy benefits but its cholesterol-lowering benefits do seem powerful enough. A study reported July 2003 in The Journal of the American Medical Association showed that a diet of soy fiber, protein from oats and barley, almonds, and margarine from plant sterols lowered cholesterol as much as statins, the most widely prescribed cholesterol medicine.

Tofu takes on the flavor of foods that it is cooked with, so try a stir-fry of colorful veggies and cubed tofu with a light Asian sauce for a quick meal. You can also find cereals at the store loaded with both soy and fiber. Serve with skim milk and you'll get three super nutrients for breakfast.

Take a soy protein bar for a quick snack or lunch during the day. Soy nuts are another great portable snack option.

Edamame (Japanese name for green soybeans) are snacks even kids will love!  Find these nutritious nuggets in the freezer section at your supermarket. Serve them plain or with a low-fat dip.

Fiber for Your Whole Body
Beans and oats are great sources of fiber. Fiber helps keep our cholesterol and blood sugar levels low and our bowels functioning smoothly.

Studies show that dietary fiber -- including foods such as apples, barley, beans and other legumes, fruits and vegetables, oatmeal, oat bran and brown rice -- clearly lower blood cholesterol. High-fiber foods are also digested more slowly, so they don't cause spikes in blood sugar levels like white bread, potatoes and sweets do. Of course, everyone knows that fiber helps keep you regular. High-fiber foods also help us feel full, making it easier to control weight.

Read food labels to find whole grain breads and cereals that provide three or more grams of fiber per serving.  A bowl full of bran or high-fiber cereal is a great start. Whole fruits and veggies are great for a healthy dose of fiber. Aim for five to nine servings of fruits and veggies a day for a healthy dose of fiber. Fruit juices don't contain as much fiber as whole fruit. And beans are loaded with fiber and protein, so add them to soups, stews, salads, eggs, and salsas.   And honey, if you haven't tasted or requested some of our home made bean pie, then you slap yourself senseless... and if you are one of the privileged few who have tasted this incredible food of the gods, then you know exactly what I'm already talking about!

Calcium for Your Bones
Yogurt and other dairy products help keep your bones strong and lessen your chance of fractures as you get older, calcium also keeps teeth strong, helps your muscles contract, and your heart beat. Recent studies have even shown that calcium may lower your risk of colon polyps, and help you lose weight. Researchers at Purdue University found that women who consume calcium from low-fat dairy products, or get at least 1,000 milligrams a day, showed an overall decrease in body weight.

Dairy products are the best source of calcium. Choose skim milk, low-fat yogurt, and low-fat cheese (in fact I personally use "Veggie Cheese" instead of actual dairy cheese... it's just as good, just as colorful and much better for you, over all) to avoid saturated fats. A single serving can provide you with 20% of the 1,200 milligrams a day you need. You can also add calcium to your diet with calcium-enriched cereals and orange juice. Foods such as dark green vegetables, dried beans are all great sources of calcium.

Start your day with a DECAF tea fortified with some honey & skim milk (coffee really is a NO-NO, so if you're still hooked on caffeine, please know that it is NOT at all good for women, as it promotes cyst and fibroid growths in the breasts & uterus).  Add a bowl of whole grain cereal topped with skim milk and fresh fruit for a breakfast of champions. Snack on low-fat yogurt or (veggie) cheese between meals for an energizing treat.

Another plus for the "superfoods": they can all be found in pretty much every supermarket in every town in America. You might not be able to buy bok choy everywhere, but every grocery store sells broccoli. Both dark green leafy vegetables with similar health benefits, broccoli makes the "superfood" list and bok choy is one of its "sidekicks."

So are "superfoods" for real, or just another diet-book gimmick in a market flooded with them?  There's tons of evidence to support the health benefits of all these foods. They're what we might call 'functional foods,' because you eat them for a very specific purpose. The walnuts and the salmon are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, yogurt is a great source of calcium and natural bacterial cultures that help maintain a healthy digestive tract, and tea has been shown over and over again to have a role in preventing some cancers."

Can you lose weight on a "superfoods" diet?  Of course you can, although that's a side benefit. The Superfoods way of looking at things is a lifestyle choice, not a weight-loss program.  But if you make these foods a lifestyle choice, you'll feel better and you'll look better.

And now the flip side...  for these are...




1-    Doughnuts
       NOTHING clogs your system up more than a sugar/grease laden doughnut, which
       is a deep fried food, you must remember.

2-    Potato Chips
       SAME AS ABOVE... simply one of the worst things you could ever put in your
       mouth, and we unfortunately have been told & taught that this is what you
       give to guests and yourself at parties, celebrations or a snack while studying
       in or after school.  Wrong, wrong, wrong... in fact, DEAD WRONG!!!!!

3-    Margarine
       You might as well eat melted plastic... period.

4-    Nitrate Meats
       Frankfurters, smoked bacons, packaged lunch meats, kelbasa sausage, etc....
       it is very important that you read the labels and put down any prepackaged meat
       product that says the word NITRATE(S), for that is the equivalent of the word

5-    Oodles Of Noodles
       The sodium count alone in this is enough to send your blood pressure through the 
       roof.  It's a cheap food, I know, that tastes good, but trust me, you'll get what you
       paid for.

6-    Sugar
       Simply scratch the purchase of white sugar OFF of your grocery list forever.
       It is one of the worst things you could ever introduce to your system, and causes
       immediate cell destruction, premature aging, premature graying, gout, arthritis,
       muscular degeneration and promotes everything from chemically imbalanced
       induced bipolarism, mood swings & yeast infections.  Need I go on?  DO NOT
       BUY SUGAR ANYMORE (I haven't in 20 years) and learn to sweeten all things
       in your personal recipes or foods with honey.

7-    Cheese
       Real cheese does indeed have some nutritional value via calcium, but the way
       this substance sits in your body (literally) for years and ferments, clogging you
       up and assisting your cancerous cells in their will to live & dominate, it's just
       not worth it.  Do you know you could still have ingested cheese in your upper
       intestinal system from that plate of macaroni & cheese you ate at Thanksgiving...
       1994.  Pizza constipates a person more than almost anything I know (fortified
       with both real cheese and white bread/dough?)!  Homemade wheat pizza made
       with veggie cheese is the way to go.

8-    Pork
       This is a parasitical meat that will only introduce foreign living, dangerous
       parasites to your body who will ruin your health into a state of disease and
       dysfunction (diabetes, high blood pressure, hyper tension, stroke, heart
       attack, advanced aging, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.).  This beast was not meant
       for human consumption, trust me on this.  If you don't eat it... GREAT!  If you
       have, go to your local healthfood store and get yourself some WORMWOOD
       pills and take them (I believe it's as many as six a day) to begin the process
       of ridding yourself of parasites.  Remember, everything that breaths (including
       parasites) have to replicate/mate, defecate & urinate... so just imagine what
       kinds of damage thousands parasites in your body at one time are wreaking
       on your system?)!  You get the picture right?  GOOD! 

9-    Hydrogenated & Trans Fatty oils
       This highly cancer causing oil can be found in most store brought microwavable
       popcorn, pastries, cakes, pies, can goods and most of your butters/margerines.
       RUN FROM THIS substance and your body will thank you later... this is a
       heart attack on a plate.

10-  Caffeine
       Derived from sodas, coffees, chocolates, etc.   This is a dietary no-no, as it
       negatively effects sleep, mood, energy, cell regeneration, cystic growth & aging.
       And be careful for even sodas like Mello-Yello and Sprite have caffeine in them,
       and this is a highly addictive substance (just think of how many people you know,
       if not yourself, that can seem to get through a day without caffeine laden coffer/tea
       or Pepsi, Coca Cola and the like)!

The bottom line is,
it's your body, gifted to you by a loving God, what you do with it & how you treat it, is your gift back to Her! 
Choose wisely, for it's far easier to prevent, then it is to heal & undo!

God(dess) with you always,

Wanda Dee
Goddess Empire Record Label 
"We're Making Herstory"
WANDA DEE:  The Goddess Is Here!



Arthritis can be cured naturally. Scientists discover powerful anti-arthritis compounds in celery, green tea, vitamins, blueberries and onions that may soon make arthritis drugs obsolete. These natural solutions are proving so effective, many experts believe they can actually cure arthritis pain forever.


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By Alison McCook

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People with diabetes can help keep their
bodies healthy by simply adding a dash of spice to their diet, new
research reports.

In a study, diabetics (news - web sites) who incorporated one gram --
equivalent to less than one-quarter teaspoon -- of cinnamon per day
for 40 days into their normal diets experienced a decrease in levels
of blood sugar, cholesterol and blood fats.

And for people with diabetes, the less of those substances in the
body, the better.

Type 2 diabetes arises when the body loses sensitivity to insulin, a
hormone that shuttles the sugars from food into body cells to be used
for energy. As a result, the amount of sugar, or glucose, in the
blood remains high, leading to fatigue and blurred vision. Over the
long term, excess blood glucose can increase the risk of heart
disease, kidney failure and blindness.

The current findings suggest that a small amount of cinnamon can help
protect diabetics from these and other potential complications of
their condition, study author Dr. Richard A. Anderson of the
Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center in Maryland told Reuters

Diabetics could add a dash of cinnamon to their morning servings of
coffee, orange juice or cereal, Anderson noted. "You can also make a
cinnamon tea by simply boiling water with stick cinnamon," he

Anderson noted that cinnamon may also help stave off the onset of
type 2 diabetes in people at risk of the condition.

He added that cinnamon contains some substances that can be toxic in
high amounts, so people should be sure not to get too much of a good
thing. "Certainly, a gram per day is not a high amount," he

During the study, Anderson and his colleagues asked 60 people with
type 2 diabetes to consume 1, 3, or 6 grams of cinnamon each day for
40 days, or the equivalent amount of wheat flour, as a placebo. Both
the cinnamon and wheat flour were administered in capsule form.

Reporting in the journal Diabetes Care, Anderson and his team found
that all cinnamon-takers experienced a drop in blood levels of
glucose, fats and cholesterol by up to 30 percent. No change was seen
in the people taking placebo capsules.

Anderson explained that cinnamon contains compounds that help make
insulin more efficient, improving the hormone's ability to bring
glucose to the cells that need it.

As an added bonus, cinnamon contains virtually no calories, Anderson
said, allowing diabetics to add zest to their meals without adding to
their waistlines.

Cinnamon contains less than 3 calories per gram, "negligible in the
total dietary intake," Anderson said.

Previous research has shown that cinnamon appears to help fat cells
recognize and respond to insulin. In test tube and in animal studies,
the spice increased glucose metabolism by about 20 times.

SOURCE: Diabetes Care, December 2003.




It possesses vast microbial killing powers. Every microbe against which it is tested succumbs to it. it is the premier of all natural antiseptics. Oil of oregano is an herbal derived from certain species of oregano plants. The medicinal oregano is different from the type usually found in the garden, It is also different than the commercial spice, which is often only a small percentage true oregano.

Infections are merely one of a panorama of uses for Oil of Oregano. It has anti-venom action and is capable of neutralizing the venom of a wide range of organism, including spiders, scorpions, bees, ants, and snakes. It is invaluable in the treatment of various painful lesions and pain disorders. It helps thin and mobilize mucous and makes it useful for lung disorders. It halts cough and eases spastic of the lung tubles.

Oil of Oregano's antiseptic powers are immense. Nothing else in nature can match it, and pharmaceutical drugs are weaklings compared to it. It can kill or block the growth of virtually any fungus. It destroys viruses and parasites.

Don't administer Oil of Oregano, either externally or especially internally, unless there is certainty that it is the correct substance. In any event, the oil should not be consuming large amounts internally. Only use the pure, unprocessed Oil of Oregano derived from the various true oregano species.

Only small to moderate to moderate amounts of such herbal oils have been deem safe, and only those which are listed on the FDA's GRAS list (ex: Generally Regarded as Safe) should be consumed. Oil of Oregano is one such oil.

Medical uses of Oil of Oregano

The Greeks used Oil of Oregano for the treatment of trauma, open wounds, headaches, lung disorders, including  asthma, seizures, venomous bites and congestive heart failure. The Ancients regarded it as a definitive cure for poisoning by dangerous plants, like poison hemlock.

In the middle ages Islamic doctors used oregano spice as well as essential oil as a germ killer. Oil of Oregano is used for Animal Bites, Arthritis, Asthma, Athlete Foot, Bad Breath, Bed Sores and Ulcerations, Bladder Infections, Bromidrosis, Boils, Bronchitis, Bruises, Burns, Bursitis, Candidiasis, Canker Sores, Cellulitis, Cold Sores, Colds/Flu, Cough, Cryptosporidum, Dandruff and Seborrhea, Diaper Rash, Diarrhea, Ear Infections, Ebola and Dengue Fever, Eczema, Fleas, Frostbite, Food Poisoning, Head Lice, Headaches, hepatitis, Hives, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Leg Cramps, Peptic Ulcer, Pneumonia, Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, and Poison Sumac, Psoriasis, Prostate Disorders, Pruritus (Itchy Skin),  Radiation Injury/Burns, Ringworm, Rosacea, Scabies, Sinusitis, Sore Throat, Spinal Infection, Sports Injuries, Stomach Infection, Tick Borne Illness, Toothache, Tuberculosis, Venomous Bites, Warts, Wounds,

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325 East 64th Street, NYC> metabolize stored fat:
 Studies have shown that a decrease in water intake
 will cause fat deposits to increase, while an
 increase in water intake can actually reduce fat

 Here's why: The kidneys can't function properly
 without enough water. When they don't work to
 capacity, some of their load is dumped onto the

 One of the livers primary functions is to metabolize
 stored fat into usable energy for the body. But, if
 the liver has to do some of the kidney's work, it
 can't operate at full throttle. As a result, it
 metabolizes less fat; more fat remains stored in the
 body and weight loss stops.

 Drinking plenty of water is the best treatment for
 fluid retention.
When the body gets less water, it perceives this as
 a threat to survival and begins to hold on to every
 drop. Water is stored in extra cellular spaces
 (outside the cells). This shows up as swollen feet,
> legs and hands.
 Diuretics offer a temporary solution at best. They
 force out stored water along with some essential
 nutrients. Again, the body perceives a threat and
 will replace the lost water at the first
 opportunity. Thus, the condition quickly returns.
 The best way to overcome the problem of water
 retention is to give your body what it needs-plenty
 of water. Only then will stored water be released.
 It you have a constant problem with water retention;
 excess salt might be to blame. Your body will
 tolerate sodium only in a certain concentration. The
 more salt you eat, the more water your system
 retains to dilute it.
 But getting rid of unneeded salt is easy just drink
 more water. As it's forced through the kidneys, they
 take away excess sodium.
The overweight person needs more water than the thin
 Heavier people have larger metabolic loads. Since we
 know that water is the key to fat metabolism, it
 follows that the overweight person needs more water.

 Water helps to maintain proper muscle tone.
 Water helps by helping muscles maintain their
 natural ability to contract and prevents
 dehydration. It also helps to prevent the sagging
 skin that usually follows weight loss. Shrinking
 cells are buoyed by water, which plumps the skin and
 leaves it healthy and resilient.

 Water helps rid the body of waste.
 During weight loss, the body has a lot more waste to
 get rid of; all that metabolized fat must be shed.
 Again, adequate water helps flush out the waste.
 Water can help relieve constipation.
 When the body gets too little water it siphons what
 it needs from internal sources. The colon is one
 primary source. Result? Constipation. But, when a
 person drinks enough water, normal bowel function
 usually returns.
 So far, we've discovered some remarkable truths
> about water & weight loss:
 The body will not function properly without enough
 water and can't metabolize fat efficiently.
 Retained water shows up as excess weight.
 To get rid of excess water you actually must drink
 more water.
 Drinking water is essential to weight loss.

 How much water is enough?
 On the average, a person should drink eight 8oz
 glasses every day. That's about 2 quarts. However,
 the overweight person needs one additional glass for
 every 25lbs of excess weight. The amount you drink
 should be increased if you exercise briskly or if
 the weather is hot and dry.
 Water should preferably be cold, as its absorbed
 into the system more quickly than warm water. And
 some evidence suggests that drinking cold water can
 actually help burn calories.

 To utilize water most efficiently during weight
 loss, follow this schedule:

 Morning: 1qt consumed over a 30-minute period.
 Noon: 1qt consumed over a 30-minute period.
 Evening: 1qt consumed between five and six o'clock.

 When the body gets the water it needs, it functions
 optimally and its fluids are perfectly balanced.
 When this happens, you have reached the
 "breakthrough point" What does this mean?

 Endocrine-gland function is healthier.
 Fluid retention is alleviated, as stored water is
 More fat is used as fuel because the liver is free
 to metabolize stored fat.
 Natural thirst returns.
 Excess of hunger alleviated almost overnight

 If you don't drink enough water, your body fluids
 will be thrown out of balance again and you may
 expectance fluid retention, unexplained weight gain,
 and loss of thirst. To remedy this situation you'll
 have to go back to drinking the proper amount of
 plentiful water and create another breakthrough.


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Dr. William Campbell Douglass'

 Everywhere you turn today,
everyone keeps hollering at you:

'You're not eating enough VEGETABLES!
'You're not getting enough EXERCISE'
'Give up MEAT! Give up COFFEE!'
'Get out of the SUN!'
'While you're at it, GIVE UP EVERYTHING!'

Nag, nag, nag! They never let up!
But I've got great news...

My Dear Besieged Friend:

Even though everyone else is giving up coffee, alcohol, meat, eggs, fatty foods, sunshine and all things that make life livable...

Even though they're exercising like maniacs, sweating like horses and scolding YOU for not joining them...

Please don't submit to this self-denial because...

It's just JUNK MEDICINE . It may look like the real thing, but when you see what it actually does to you, you'll be appalled.

While masses of people meekly submit to these pseudo-science SACRED COWS, not even your doctor dares to ask, 'WHY? HOW COME? SAYS WHO?'

But we're going to ask all those questions right now and you're going to love the REAL ANSWERS.

So who am I to be swinging this ax?

I'm William Campbell Douglass, M.D.

I've been called 'the conscience of modern medicine,' and the National Health Federation voted me 'Doctor of the Year.'

I've also been labeled a 'maverick,' and several less flattering names too, but hey, that's part of the territory. And friend, my territory is everywhere...

  • I've flown with US Navy crews as a Flight Surgeon...
  • Saved lives as a long-time emergency physician...
  • Battled malaria in bullet-torn regions of Central America...
  • Fought deadly epidemics at my own health clinic in Africa...
  • Worked alongside doctors at Russia's renowned Pasteur Institute...
  • I've even been called before Congress (they never asked me back)...

And if there's one undeniable medical fact I've learned in 40 years of treating patients all over the world, it's that...

as an undeniable medical fact!

As you'll see on the following pages, medicine just doesn't work that way. You're not a number, you're a human being. The most unpredictable thing in creation...

And your own road to real health can be easier, cheaper and far more pleasant than any health-nag would ever predict.

Just let me send you 5 FREE BONUS GIFTS and you'll soon see and feel what I mean. You'll learn how to make your body immune to CANCER, HEART ATTACKS, JOINT PAIN, FLU, COLDS and DEADLY DISEASE in ways that would make our misinformed 'health authorities' whine for a week...

By eating REAL FOOD, taking a few (cheap!) supplements that make you STRONGER, and doing some shockingly PLEASURABLE things that 'everyone knows' can't be healthy!

First we'll get the diet Nazis out of your life. I mean...

Everyone's hollering 'EAT YOUR VEGETABLES'

But please don't overdo it. Because the actual figures reveal:

  • VEGETARIANS DIE YOUNGER. Oh, they tell you they're healthier, but census data shows the opposite. Plus...
  • VEGETARIAN KIDS ARE SICKLIER. The Archives of Pediatric Adolescent Medicine reports that children reared on these diets are at higher risk for 'impaired psychomotor development.
  • VEGETARIAN DIETS WON'T EVEN MAKE YOU MORE REGULAR. Even teenage vegetarians are 8 times more likely to use laxatives!
  • AND THEY could SAP YOUR SEX LIFE AND YOUR STRENGTH. This is not a myth. In fact, researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School have linked meatless, low-protein diets to slumping sex function and muscle loss and bone damage.

And if your idea of instant breakfast is

Actually, you're half right. That morning cup of coffee you crave is one of nature's real health miracles:

  • JUST DRINK 2-3 CUPS A DAY and presto! You're 45% less likely to suffer from gallstones...
  • RAISE IT TO 4 CUPS and you dramatically drop your risk of colon cancer (the second deadliest cancer in America)...
  • WANT ONLY ONE CUP? Plug in the pot! Because just one cup of coffee packs the antioxidant power of three fresh oranges.

I don't recommend smoking, but if you do, don't give up the coffee! One study shows it may even help protect smokers from bladder cancer.

Then, when they pester you to

Turn back on your tormentors with one simple question. WHY?

Know what? NOBODY KNOWS WHY. In the words of a famous nutritionist at Penn State University, 'I can't tell you...and I've written a book on water.'

Maybe your kidneys need it? No, according to a kidney expert at the National Institutes of Health, the average healthy adult gets all the water he or she needs from solid food alone.

Well then, perhaps it's to replace the water you lose from drinking coffee? Wrong again! The Journal of the American College of Nutrition confirms that caffeine doesn't dehydrate healthy people.

From now on, you have doctor's orders to drink water only when you feel like it. And if you'll take just one precaution with your water supply, you can...


It's really easy. Starting tomorrow, drink no tap water. Not because of industrial pollution, but because of chemicals that 'health authorities' are adding to your water. For example...

People who warned against FLUORIDATION used to be ridiculed, but guess what? In Scandinavia, in fact all of Europe, and nearly every other medically advanced nation, they have now banned the practice.

Know why? Because fluoride makes your body absorb extra aluminum . And where does the aluminum go? Your brain. And what metal shows up alarmingly in the brains of Alzheimer's victims? You guessed it. (Hmm... Maybe our health authorities have been drinking too much water?)

In your FREE BONUS REPORTS, I'll explain the cheapest and easiest way to filter out all this toxic JUNK MEDICINE, along with several even easier ways to cut your Alzheimer's risk. Then you'll learn how to slash your cancer risk by IGNORING some of today's most idiotic advice. Including loads of...


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that you can stop worrying about right now

If you don't want cancer, don't believe anyone who tells you:

  • 'SUNSHINE CAUSES MELANOMA.' Just the opposite. In studies all over the   world, as sun exposure increases, malignant skin cancer risk goes down. In the sunniest parts of Australia, lifeguards have lower skin cancer rates than office workers.
  • 'ELECTRIC BLANKETS GIVE YOU CANCER.' Know how this myth got canonized? Instead of commissioning new research, a public health authority put the question to a VOTE. (NEWS FLASH: you can't change the laws of nature by voting.) Yet even these geniuses freely admit that more than 500 existing studies show ZERO compelling evidence of electric fields causing cancer. Rest easy and while you're at it, enjoy your heating pad again.
  • 'HIGH FAT DIETS CAUSE BREAST CANCER.' Fat phobia may be the height of fashion, but it's JUNK MEDICINE. Researchers studied 88,795 women over the course of 14 years, and what did they find? Not one sign that high-fat diets promote breast cancer. Not one hint that low-fat diets protect you. And in fact...

Women who consumed the least fat
got breast cancer MORE OFTEN

Yet of all the cancer myths current today, none has killed more innocent people than one particular, truly murderous hoax:

  • 'DDT CAUSES CANCER.' Says WHO? Check the record. Back in the 1970s, the Environmental Protection Agency examiner summed up 9,000 pages of research by flatly declaring, 'DDT is not a carcinogenic hazard to man.' He also emphasized that it doesn't harm fish, birds or other wildlife . Despite this open-and-shut case, his boss, EPA head William Ruckleshaus went ahead and banned DDT. Aides later said he never read even one page of the studies. He had helped to hatch the DDT scare and couldn't bring himself to admit he was wrong.

The worldwide witch-hunt against DDT hasn't saved one peregrine falcon. But it has unquestionably murdered tens of millions of human children in tropical nations, who continue to die from malaria,

Dengue fever, yellow fever and other mosquito-borne plagues.

I know this all too well from treating patients at my own clinic in Africa. It steams me to think that the anti-DDT activists who commit this genocide are congratulating themselves for being great humanitarians. And the crowning irony is that...

DDT may even prevent breast cancer

One of America's greatest medical researchers, Dr. William Hazeltine, has found that small amounts of DDT actually lower the risk of leukemia and breast cancer in lab animals. (The animals appeared so much healthier, lab technicians started referring to this miracle compound as 'vitamin DDT.')

Are you starting to see how many deadly health FALSEHOODS have been promoted to FACTS, just by being endlessly repeated? And there's another side to this counterfeit coin. Just as many real health breakthroughs that could save your life tomorrow are being ignored. Don't miss the details in your FREE BONUS REPORTS about...

That mass media has BLACKED OUT

For example, what if you had a truly foolproof test for detecting hidden cancers? One that finds the cancer early enough to enable a complete cure? Everyone wants there to be a test like this, but...

  • IT SURE ISN'T MAMMOGRAPHY. One of today's most acclaimed cancer experts, Dr. Michael Baum of University College Hospital, London, recently announced that 'I think there is a deception going on.' Very simply, the latest statistics show that mammograms don't save lives. And half of all women diagnosed with 'early breast cancer' may be having mastectomies for nothing.
  • IT ISN'T THE PSA TEST for prostate cancer, EITHER. Ask your doctor about the alarming study published in the peer-reviewed medical journal The Lancet. Believe it or not, it shows that men who take this test are more likely to die of prostate cancer than men who don't.
  • The actual rate of missed cancers hasn't changed much in 75 years...But, with the advent of the test I am going to tell you about, this will change for the better.

So what on earth can you do? Just send for your FREE BONUS REPORTS and let me give you the exciting new details about:

How to detect and defeat NEARLY ANY FORM OF CANCER

It's new, it's called the AMAS test, and nothing else even comes close to it. If your doctor runs it twice, your rate of false positives and false negatives drops to under 1%.

How important is this accuracy? Life or death. For example, if you find prostate cancer early enough, you've got a 99% chance of a cure.

And the test couldn't be easier. The doctor takes a blood sample and screens it for a substance called Anti-Malignan Antibody (AMAS). No squeezing the breasts. No poking around you-know-where.

The antibody is manufactured by your own immune system, in response to any common kind of cancer cell.

Thus, if you simply test for AMAS, you can reliably surmise when cancer is lurking somewhere in your body. And get treatment before it spreads.

Breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer,
colon cancer, name it...your chances for beating
any of these cancers has suddenly skyrocketed!

Exciting? You bet. If there's any cancer in your family, AMAS should absolutely be part of your own regular checkup.

And this is not pie in the sky. It's been tested in studies of more than 8,000 patients and awarded U.S. Patent Number 5866690. Your doctor could and should be using it right now...

But he probably hasn't heard of it. So tell him! Full details in your FREE BONUS GIFTS, where I'll also brief you on:

  • TODAY'S DEADLIEST CANCER-PREVENTION MYTH. You're probably following it at meal-time and hating every minute of it...
  • THE BEST CANCER PREVENTIVE YOU NEVER HEARD OF, a beverage that cuts off the blood supply to start-up cancer cells...
  • AND THE REAL 'MAGIC BULLET,' a laser-light therapy that can make chemotherapy obsolete, destroying cancer cells without harming healthy ones.

Then you'll learn about today's most popular form of SUICIDE...

Want to kill yourself trying to

Then just obey the Food Police and eat a VERY LOW-FAT DIET.

I've been cautioning my readers about this for years and now I'm even hearing agreement from the Chairman of the Nutrition Committee of the American Heart Association. Even he now admits that a very low-fat diet can be harmful to many people! So unless you've actually been tested and found to have a very specific condition called 'pattern B LDL,' be careful to get enough animal fat in your diet.

At this point patients often ask me,'But how can I keep my cholesterol down?' Well, maybe you should be more concerned about getting it higher. Because...

LOW CHOLESTEROL can be much deadlier than high cholesterol

Here too, even the American Heart Association is now admitting...

  • LOW CHOLESTEROL CAN TRIGGER THE DEADLIEST KIND OF STROKE. It's called a 'massive stroke,' and it happens when blood vessels in your brain are so weak, they burst open.
  • EVEN MODERATELY LOW CHOLESTEROL LEVELS can raise your risk of these strokes. By this, I mean under 200. Yet many doctors routinely prescribe cholesterol-lowering drugs if it's over 200!

No wonder the British Medical Journal recently announced:



When they actually looked at the figures, guess what? Folks with lower cholesterol were just about as likely to develop heart disease as those with higher levels. It simply doesn't matter.

So what's the real cause of heart disease? Well, for one thing:

Too little RED MEAT in your diet

See how pleasant real health can be? Your friends might say 'YOU'RE NUTS,' but the actual biochemistry behind my EAT LIKE A HUMAN diet is now endorsed by just about every serious heart researcher.

You see, of all the different substances they can measure in your blood, the deadliest risk factor for heart disease is not cholesterol, but a chemical called HOMOCYSTEINE. Because...

Cholesterol doesn't do diddly unless it 'catches' on a ridge or a pit in your artery walls. And the secret cause of these 'cholesterol traps' is homocysteine. Too much homocysteine and your arteries corrode like a rusty pipe.

But it's so easy to cut down your homocysteine levels! Three vitamins do the trick quickly, including vitamins B6 and B12. And by far the richest source of these vitamins is...

You got it. Red meat . In your FREE BONUS GIFTS, you'll receive complete details of my EAT LIKE A HUMAN program, which not only heals your arteries, but peels off excess pounds in the bargain.

Then you'll learn all about:

  • HOW TO EXPAND NARROW ARTERIES almost instantly, after any meal, with a nutrient pill that goes to work in seconds...
  • HOW TO CLEAN OUT DISEASED ARTERIES permanently and make them flow free again, without surgery, diet or any drugs at all... ...
  • COMMON INFECTIONS that cause many heart attacks, and the little-known treatment that kills these dangerous germs...

And the next time you hear anyone say 'HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY PREVENTS HEART DISEASE,' be a good friend and set them straight:

HRT can DOUBLE a woman's risk of heart disease

In a recent study of 2,000 women who had suffered heart attacks, taking estrogen doubled their risk of further problems.

Understand, I am not saying that Hormone Replacement Therapy is bad for your heart. It's just that most menopausal women are receiving the wrong mix of hormones. Doctors are flooding their systems with too much estrogen and progesterone, usually dangerous synthetics, when in fact...

The heart-healthy hormone women need is TESTOSTERONE

Forget what everyone told you about 'male' and 'female' hormones. As any first-year medical student should know, both women and men produce all the very same types of sex hormones.

It's just the proportion that's different . Healthy women produce more estrogen and progesterone...men make more testosterone...but all of us need some of each to stay healthy.

Testosterone, not estrogen , is the hormone that keeps your heart strong. If you're a woman over 50, there's a good chance your levels are too low (just as in men over 50).

In your FREE BONUS GIFTS I'll give you full details about the NATURAL HORMONE THERAPY that combines all the hormones a woman needs. And how to find a doctor with expertise in this neglected field.

Do look into it. Not only is it better for your heart, but it may also reverse osteoporosis.

It's even been shown in some to cut breast cancer risk by 90%.

Now what about men? Well, don't let anyone tell you that 'MEN HAVE TOO MUCH TESTOSTERONE.' Because...

What doctors don't tell you about testosterone isn't just stealing your potency. IT'S KILLING MILLIONS OF MEN EVERY YEAR.

Studies show that many American men over 40 actually suffer a dangerous testosterone deficiency. Yet doctors typically don't even test for it, because they too are victims of JUNK MEDICINE:

  • EVERYONE THINKS that testosterone causes heart disease. Yet the research shows it's a fabulous treatment and may even prevent strokes.
  • EVERYONE FEARS that testosterone promotes prostate disease. Yet studies show that both benign swelling and cancer typically strike older men, with declining testosterone levels.
  • EVERYONE ASSUMES that the state-of-the-science treatment for impotence is Viagra. While it can help, all-natural testosterone can make you feel and perform like a 21-year-old again. And, a combination of the two...wow!

In your FREE BONUS GIFTS, I'll give you my 60-SECOND SELF TEST for checking your own testosterone levels. And I'll show you several exciting new ways to boost or DOUBLE your own natural testosterone levels quite safely, just by stimulating your body to make more.

Plus I'll provide the surprising new facts about...


I am not talking about glucosamine or chondroitin. They do work, but their pain-relief power is limited.

The REAL miracle for joint pain and swelling has been sitting right under our noses for decades. I'm certain you've heard of it...

Good old reliable CORTISONE!

Stay with me here. I realize that everyone tells you 'CORTISONE CAN DESTROY YOUR HEALTH,' and so it can...

But so can any other substance, including water. And when cortisone's powers were first discovered, doctors got carried away. They gave huge doses that were bound to be destructive.

Now, one courageous doctor has proved that cortisone can be safe and a Godsend to sufferers . His name is Dr. William Jeffries. and I'll share his breakthroughs in your FREE BONUS GIFTS. You'll learn how:

  • YOUR BODY PRODUCES ITS OWN NATURAL FORM OF CORTISONE, to help it fight stress, injuries and fatigue...
  • BUT MANY JOINT PAIN SUFFERERS ARE SECRETLY DEFICIENT in this natural form, called hydrocortisone. Simply correct this with very small doses and the results can transform your life.

Better still, this same natural therapy can clear up many other anti-immune problems, like hay fever, asthma and more besides. So do let me show you how to get access to this real health breakthrough. (Warning: I am not talking about Prednisone, which is dangerous.)

It's all in your FREE BONUS GIFTS, where you'll also learn...

How to protect your loved ones from the world's #1 killer

Everyone thinks that today's biggest threats to your life are heart disease and cancer, but surprise...

Germs are back on top again, as a very worried AMA revealed at a conference not long ago.

People who check into hospitals for treatment of other conditions are dying of bacterial pneumonia that antibiotics can't touch. Tuber-culosis has returned to America in drug-resistant strains...

New strains of colds are lasting for months and doctors are publicly worrying that the killer flu which wiped out 20 million people back in 1919 could be reborn any autumn now...

But cheer up, because despite what everyone tells you...

Antibiotics are not our most powerful
weapon against infectious disease

They're just the most profitable for drug companies. Right now, however, we already possess an alternative that can blast all the diseases mentioned above and many more to kingdom come.

It's safe, backed by decades of solid research, and boy is it ever cheap.

You can buy it at drugstores everywhere for 65¢ a bottle. So what is this amazing miracle-in-a-bottle?


Go ahead and laugh if you like, but what follows is no joke:

  • DID YOU KNOW that your own white blood cells produce hydrogen peroxide? Yes they do. Lots of it.
  • KNOW WHY? Because that's how they kill invading germs. It's your body's first and best defense against any infection. Kills bacteria, viruses, yeast, parasites - all the bad guys.
  • DON'T BELIEVE ME? Look it up. (Try the Encyclopedia Britannica website. Check the info on 'granulocytes.' See? I told you so.)

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How To Survive A Heart Attack Alone
  Let's say it's 6:15 p.m. and you're driving home (alone of course),
 after an unusually hard day on the job. You're really tired, upset and

 Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts
 radiate out into your arm and up into your jaw.
 You are only about five miles from the hospital nearest your home;
 unfortunately you don't know if you'll be able to make it that far.
 What can you do? You've been trained in CPR but the guy that taught the
 neglected to tell you how to perform it on yourself.

 Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack;
  this article seemed to be in order.

  Without help, the person whose heart stops beating properly and who
begins to feel faint,
  has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness. However,
 these victims can
 help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously. A deep
breath should be taken
 before each cough. The cough must be deep and prolonged, as when
producing sputum from
  deep inside the chest. And a cough must be repeated about every 2
 seconds without let up
 until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally
 Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze
 the heart and
 keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also
 helps it regain
 normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital.
Tell as many
 other people as possible about this, it could save their lives!

  From Health Cares, Rochester General Hospital via Chapter 240s
newsletter AND
  THE BEAT GOES ON ... (reprint from The Mended Hearts, Inc. publication,
Heart Response)




Squeezing chest pressure that last more than 10 minutes.

Pain that spreads to the neck, jaw, shoulders, or arms, especially

the left arm.

Sweating, nausea, dizziness, or shortness of breath


Mild chest pain


Dizziness or lightheadedness

nausea or heartburn

If you suffer any of these symptoms for more than 10 minutes, get immediate

medical care. Once you recognize heart attack symptoms focus on what to do instead of your fears.

Pop an aspirin at the first sign of a heart attack. Taking a aspirin at the first sign of a heart attack improves your odds of survival. It will buy precious time until you get stronger medicine at the hospital. Call 911 or your emergency service to come get you right away, do not drive yourself to hospital. Ask your doctor about carrying a 325- milligram aspirin with you at all times.






Protect your eyesight with this delicious berry

The older we get, the more our eyes begin to fail us. For some of us, it simply means having to wear glasses. for others, it means cataracts. And for over 10 million Americans, it means macular degeneration, a deterioration of the retina that leads to permanent blindness.

The good news is that you can heal these eyes conditions... and more...simply by eating bilberries!

Research on bilberries began during World War 2, when British military officers discovered that fighter pilots who ate bilberry jam had better night vision than those who didn't. Since then, dozens of studies have been conducted, and the results have been  astonishing.

In one study, people who took bilberry had improved visual acuity,quicker adjustment to darkness, and faster restoration of vision after exposure to glare.

In another study, bilberry extract improved the condition of patients with macular degeneration, retinitis, and diabetic neuropathy.

And in still another study, bilberry extract plus vitamin e stopped the progression of cataracts in a whopping 97 percent of patients treated.

Thw message is clear: If you want to protect your eyesight, there's no easier way than to take bilberries!
If you already have eye problems, you'll get better results if you take the extract rather than the whole berry. Look for a formulation of bilberry extract that contains 25 percent anthocyanosides. Take one 160-milligram capsule three times a day.




The Amazing Migraine Cure

It stops migraines and prevents them from coming back!

Migraines are an absolute nightmare. the pain is excruciating...and it's often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light.

But now there's a cure for migraines-an herb that not only relieves migraine pain, but decreases the frequency of attacks! The herb is called feverfew, and it works by preventing the constriction of blood vessels in the brain.

How well does it work? In clinical studies, people who took feverfew had less pain...less nausea,,,less vomiting...and decreased sensitivity to light. Plus they had a reduction in both the duration and frequency of migraine attacks!

Important: Do Not use any feverfew product made with dried feverfew. It won't help your migraines ,and may actually make them worse!

Instead, buy feverfew tincture...or use capsules that contain freeze-dried feverfew leaves. The recommended daily dose is 15 drops of the tincture or three 300-mg capsules per day.


Skipping meals or going a long time between meals can bring on headaches caused by low blood sugar.

If you like the smell of green apples, you may be able to reduced the pain of migraine headaches. Some people have said that the smell of the green apples scent reported less severe headaches, when they sniffed the scent. You can also ease the pain with herbal oils like peppermint. A mixture of 10 percent peppermint oil in  ordinary alcohol brought pain relief within 15minutes. The peppermint oil solution was not not swallowed. It was rubbed over the temple and foreheads of people suffering from tension type headaches.

Chamomile, rosemary, lavender are other essential oils that may also help ease your headache. Gently rub one drop of oil on the place where it hurts the most, the essence of the herb is very concentrated ,so one drop should be enough. You can buy essential oils in natural food stores.

Ginko helps clear headaches and confusion by increasing blood flow of blood to the brain. Feverfew is another herb to use for headaches. The recommended dosage is 125mg/day of the dried feverfew leaves.

Magnesium deficiency can cause migraines. ,calcium and vitamin d, riboflavin, Omega 3 fish oil, and ginger will all help to reduce the number of migraines.



From: JIMMI ESSPIRIT <tnucolol@yahoo.com>


Approximately 25 per cent of bottle-fed children in
the US receive soy-based formula - a much higher
percentage than in other parts of the Western world.
Fitzpatrick estimated that an infant exclusively fed
soy formula receives the oestrogenic equivalent (based
on body weight) of at least five birth control pills
per day.58 By contrast, almost no phytoestrogens have
been detected in dairy-based infant formula or in
human milk, even when the mother consumes soy

Scientists have known for years that soy-based formula
can cause thyroid problems in babies. But what are the
effects of soy products on the hormonal development of
the infant, both male and female?

Male infants undergo a "testosterone surge" during the
first few months of life, when testosterone levels may
be as high as those of an adult male. During this
period, the infant is programmed to express male
characteristics after puberty, not only in the
development of his sexual organs and other masculine
physical traits, but also in setting patterns in the
brain characteristic of male behaviour. In monkeys,
deficiency of male hormones impairs the development of
spatial perception (which, in humans, is normally more
acute in men than in women), of learning ability and
of visual discrimination tasks (such as would be
required for reading).59 It goes without saying that
future patterns of sexual orientation may also be
influenced by the early hormonal environment. Male
children exposed during gestation to
diethylstilbestrol (DES), a synthetic oestrogen that
has effects on animals similar to those of
phytoestrogens from soy, had testes smaller than
normal on manturation.60

Learning disabilities, especially in male children,
have reached epidemic proportions. Soy infant feeding
- which began in earnest in the early 1970s - cannot
be ignored as a probable cause for these tragic

As for girls, an alarming number are entering puberty
much earlier than normal, according to a recent study
reported in the journal Pediatrics.61 Investigators
found that one per cent of all girls now show signs of
puberty, such as breast development or pubic hair,
before the age of three; by age eight, 14.7 per cent
of white girls and almost 50 per cent of
African-American girls have one or both of these

New data indicate that environmental oestrogens such
as PCBs and DDE (a breakdown product of DDT) may cause
early sexual development in girls.62 In the 1986
Puerto Rico Premature Thelarche study, the most
significant dietary association with premature sexual
development was not chicken - as reported in the press
- but soy infant formula.63

The consequences of this truncated childhood are
tragic. Young girls with mature bodies must cope with
feelings and urges that most children are not
well-equipped to handle. And early maturation in girls
is frequently a harbinger for problems with the
reproductive system later in life, including failure
to menstruate, infertility and breast cancer.

Parents who have contacted the Jameses recount other
problems associated with children of both sexes who
were fed soy-based formula, including extreme
emotional behaviour, asthma, immune system problems,
pituitary insufficiency, thyroid disorders and
irritable bowel syndrome - the same endocrine and
digestive havoc that afflicted the Jameses' parrots.



    As a seventh grade student, Claire Nelson learned that di(ethylhexyl) adepate (DEHA), considered
a carcinogen, is found in plastic wrap.  She also learned that the FDA had never studied the effect
of microwave cooking on plastic-wrapped food. She began to wonder: "  Can cancer-causing
particles seep into food covered with household plastic wrap while being in the microwave?"
Three years later, with encouragement from her high school science teacher, Ms.Nelson set out to
test what the FDA had not.

    Although she had an idea for studying the effect of microwave radiation on plastic-wrapped
food, she did not have the equipment.  Eventually, Jon Wilkes at the National Center for
Toxicological Research in Jefferson, Arkansas agreed to help her. The research center, which
is affiliated with the FDA, let her use its facilities to perform her experiments that involves
plastic wrap in virgin olive oil heated in the microwave.

    Ms. Nelson tested four different plastic wraps and "found not just the carcinogens but also xenoestrogen
was migrating [into the oil]...."   Xenoestrogens are linked to low sperm counts in men and to breast
cancer in women.  Throughout her junior and senior years, she made a couple of trips each week
to the research center, which was 25 miles from her home, to work on her experiment.  An article
in Options reported that "her analysis found that DEHA was migrating into the oil at between 200
parts and 500 parts per million.  The FDA standard is 0.05 parts per billion."  Her summarized
! results h

    On Channel 2 (Huntsville, AL) this morning they had a Dr. Edward Fujimoto from Castle Hospital
on the program.  He is the manager of the Wellness Program at the hospital.  He was talking about
dioxins and how bad they are for us.   He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave
using plastic containers. This applies to foods that contain fat.  He said that the combination of fat, high
heat and plastics releases dioxins into the food and ultimately into the cells of the body.

    Dioxins are carcinogens and highly toxic to the cells of our bodies.  Instead, he recommends using glass,
Corning Ware, or ceramic containers for heating food.  You get the same results without the dioxins.
So such things as TV dinners, instant simian and soups, etc., should be removed from the container
and heated in something else.  Paper isn't bad but you don't know what is in the paper.

    Just safer to use tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc.  He said we might remember when some of the
fast food restaurants moved away from the foam containers to paper.  The dioxin problem is one of
the reasons.

    Also, saran wrap placed over foods as they are nuked, with the high heat, actually drips
poisonous toxins into the food.  Use paper towel instead.


Do not reuse packaged drinking water bottles!

Many are unaware of poisoning caused by re-using plastic bottles. Some
of you may be in the habit of using and re-using your disposable
water bottles (e.g. Nestle, Bisleri, Aquafina, Kinley, Evian,etc...),
keeping them in your car or at work. Not a good idea. It happened in
Dubai, when a 12 year old girl died after a long usage (16 months) of
SAFA mineral water bottle, as she used to carry the same fancy (painted
by herself) bottle to her school daily.

In a nutshell, the plastic (called polyethylene terephthalate or PET)
used in these bottles contains a potentially carcinogenic element
(something called diethylhydroxylamine or DEHA). The bottles are safe
for one- time use only; if you must keep them longer, it should be or
more than a few days, week max, and keep them away from heat as well.
Repeated washing and rinsing can cause the plastic to break down and
carcinogens (cancer-causing chemical agents) can leak into the water
that YOU are drinking. Better to invest in water bottles that are
really meant for multiple uses.

This is not something we should be scrimping on. Those of you with
family- do please advise them, especially children. Please forward this
information. Prevention is better than cure.

Please use REUSABLE water bottles ( Food grade plastic ) which are
easily available cost Rs 15 to 25/- or any other resources like glass
bottles, thermos etc.
SIMPLE !!!! Coca Cola and Bisleri cannot afford to sell you water at Rs
12/- in a bottle of Rs 25/-

And I pray to Allaah to give us the right knowledge and Guide us and
the Ummah to loving the truth and its people. {Aameen}

May Allah (swt) shower His Choicest Blessings on the entire Muslim Ummah
help us in our mission of bearing witness to the truth of Islaam before
mankind. Aameen

Baarak-Allaahu Feekum - wa sal-Allaahu wa-sallam \'alaa Nabiyyinaa
was-Salaam \'alaykum wa-Rahmatullaahe wa-Barakaatuhu.

Ansaar-Us-Sunnah Library and Research Centre
Website: http://www.allaahuakbar.net




Consult your health care professional about any serious disease or injury do not attempt to self‑diagnose or prescribe

any substances such as essential oils, for serious health conditions that require professional attention.

How to make your experience with essential oils a pleasant one Exercise caution when applying essential oils to skin that has been exposed to cosmetics, personal care products, soaps, and cleansers containing synthetic chemicals. Some of them‑especially petroleum‑based chemicals‑can penetrate and remain in the skin and fatty tissues for days or even weeks. Essential oils may react with such chemicals and cause skin irritation, nausea, headaches, or other uncomfortable effects.

Essential oils can react with toxins built up in the body from chemicals in food, water, and work environment. If you experience a reaction to essential oils, it may be wise to temporarily discontinue their use and start an internal cleansing program (30 days using the Cleansing Trio) before resuming regular use of essential oils.

Other things you can do:

• Dilute the oils ‑ I to 3 drops of oil to 1 tsp. V‑6 Mixing Oil, Massage Oil Base, or any vegetable oil. More dilution may be needed.

• Consult your health care professional for direction.

• Reduce the number of oils used at one time.

• Use single oils or oil blends one at a time.

• Reduce the amount of oil used.

• Reduce the frequency of application.

• Drink more purified water.

• Ask your health professional to monitor detoxification.

• Skin test the diluted essential oil on a small patch of skin. If any redness or irritation results, cleanse skin thoroughly and reapply.

• If skin irritation or other uncomfortable side effects persist, discontinue use.

Types of products to watch out for:

• Cosmetics, deodorants, and skin care products containing aluminum, petrochemicals, or other synthetic ingredients.

• Synthetic chemicals in strong perms, hair coloring, and hair sprays. Avoid shampoos and soaps

containing chemicals, such as sodium lauryl sulfate and lead acetate.

• Garden sprays, paints, detergents, and cleansers containing toxic chemicals and solvents.

What Are Therapeutic‑Grade Essential Oils?

They are highly concentrated natural plant extracts; a drop or two can produce significant results.

They act as the blood of the plant, protecting it from bacterial and viral infections, cleansing breaks in its tissue and delivering oxygen and nutrients into the cells.

They are different from vegetable oils, such as corn oil, peanut oil, olive oil, etc. They are not greasy and do not clog the pores like vegetable and other oils can.

When to Dilute Essential Oils

Dilution is strongly recommended for:

• Oils coded with yellow or red 6 drops.

• C= oils taken internally.

• First‑time users of single oils or blends.

• Those with sensitive or fair skin.

• Oils applied to sensitive areas of the body‑face, neck, genital area, and armpits.

• Oils applied to infants or small children.

If you have an emergency ...

Immediate dilution is strongly recommended if skin becomes painfully irritated or if oil accidentally gets into eyes.

Dilute with V‑6 Mixing Oil or any vegetable oil. Avoid using water since essential oils are not water soluble, and water may cause them to penetrate more quickly and actually increase the irritation.

If dilution does not provide relief, discontinue t~ use and contact your health care professional.

If a child or infant swallows an essential off: Administer milk, honey, or another safe, oil‑soluble liquid.

Call your poison control center or seek immediate emergency medical attention. Now to Safely Tap the Power of Therapeutic‑Grade Essential Oils

Direct application

Because essential oils are soluble with the lipid membranes of cell walls, they have an unmatched ability to penetrate cells and disperse within minutes throughout the body. Consider how nicotine skin patches and hormone skin patches rely on transdermal absorption to deliver drugs throughout the body.

Before you start . . .

• Always skin test an essential oil before using it. Each person's body is different, so apply oils to a small area first.

• Apply one oil or blend at a time. When layering oils that are new to you, allow enough time (15 to 30 min.) for the body to respond before applying a second oil.

Now to enhance the benefits of essential oils

The longer essential oils stay in contact with the skin, the more likely they are to be absorbed. Rose Ointment, a mixture of beeswax, vitamin E, and other natural ingredients, is designed to be layered on top of essential oils to reduce their evaporation and enhance penetration. It also helps seal and protect cuts and wounds.


Mix 3‑4 drops of essential oil with 1/2 tsp. of Massage Oil Base or V‑6 Vegetable Mixing Oil to create your own custom massage oil. You may also use our premixed massage oils, such as Ortho Ease, Ortho Sport, or Sensation Massage Oils.

Raindrop Therapy is a kit of highly antibacterial essential oils designed specifically for massage. Raindrop Therapy was developed as a result of research indicating that many forms of spinal misalignments are caused by muscle spasms and inflammation‑producing bacteria and viruses. The kit includes a free demonstration video.

VitaFlex is a specialized form of hand and foot massage that is exceptionally effective at delivering the benefits of essential oils throughout the body. Apply a drop or two of essential oil to those areas of the feet that correspond to the system of the body you wish to support.

Wearing as a perfume or cologne

Therapeutic ‑grade essential oils are natural, refreshing, and healthy alternatives to synthetic fragrances and deodorants.

Mixing Oils

You can mix or layer a single oil with a blend or mix a single oil with another single oil. However, avoid mixing oil blends together as this may alter the aroma as well as the benefits.

Creating a compress

• Rub 1‑3 drops on desired location, diluted or neat, depending on the oil and the skin sensitivity at that location.

• Cover with a hot, damp towel.

• Cover the moist towel with a dry towel for 10‑60 minutes.

As the oil penetrates, you may experience a warniing or even a burning sensation, especially in areas where the greatest benefits occur. If burning becomes uncomfortable, apply V‑6 Vegetable Mixing Oil, Massage Oil Base, or any pure vegetable oil.

Bath or shower

Add 2‑3 drops of essential oil to our special Bath Gel Base to disperse evenly and prevent stronger oils from stinging sensitive areas. Use our essential‑oil‑enhanced shampoos, conditioners, and bath and shower gels. To maximize benefits, leave them on the skin or scalp for several minutes to allow the essential oils to penetrate.



Dietary supplements

The Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS) oils can be taken internally as dietary supplements. Some oils (valerian, lemon, grapefruit, orange, and tangerine) are more effective taken orally.


Many essential oils make excellent food flavorings. Only I to 2 drops of essential oil may be equivalent to a full bottle of dried herbs. To maximize their benefits, dilute as needed and add them after cooking.

Protect your home

environment with

diffused therapeutic

grade essential oils.


The Young Living diffuser is specially designed to disperse a fine mist of essential oils sufficient to fill a room in a few minutes. It disperses oils without the heating or burning that can render the oil therapeutically less beneficial. Research shows that cold‑air diffusing certain oils may

• Reduce bacteria, fungus, mold, and unpleasant odors.

• Relax, relieve tension, and clear the mind.

• Help in weight management.

• Improve concentration, alertness, and mental clarity.

Start by diffusing oils for only 15‑30 minutes per day. As you become accustomed to the oils and recognize their effects, you may increase the time.

Direct inhalation

Put several drops into the palms of your hands, cup over your mouth, and breathe deeply. You may also apply oils to a tissue or handkerchief and inhale.


Essential oils, like peppermint, lemon, or frankincense, make ideal additions to humidifiers or vaporizers.


A few drops of oil may be added to dishwater, the washing machine, or the dishwasher to help disinfect and purify. Favorites are lemon, peppermint, Melrose, and Purification.

IF you are in a hurry ...

You do not have to count the precise number of drops or apply the oil to an exact location. Simply shake a few drops into your hand and rub them in.




Canadian Red





Cinnamon Bark


Clary Sage






ISO Fennel










Juniper Berry 6

Lavender 6

Laurus Nobilis





Mountain Savory






Pepper, Black



‑ MW Pine












Tansy, Idaho



Valerian Root


Vitex Negundo

IZI Yang Ylang




Aroma Life

Aroma Siez


Christmas Spirit

 Citrus Fresh

Clarity Di‑Tone

 Dragon Time

 Dream Catcher



Envision  ExoduslI



Gentle Baby

 Grounding  Harmony 



 Inner Child


 Into The Future



 Magnify Your








Peace & Calming

Present Time





Relieve It

Sacred Mountain





3 Wise men


white angelica


Guidelines for Safe Use

Always keep a bottle of V‑6 Mixing Oil or any pure vegetable oil handy when using essential oils. Vegetable oils dilute essential oils if they cause discomfort or skin irritation.

Keep bottles of essential oils tightly closed and store in a cool location away from light. If stored properly, essential oils will maintain their potency for many years.

Keep essential oils out of reach of children. Treat them as you would any product for therapeutic use.

Essential oils rich in menthol (such as peppermint) should not be used on the throat or neck area of children under 30 months of age.

Direct sunlight and essential oils. Lemon, bergamot, orange, grapefruit, tangerine, White Angelica, and other citrus oils (marked with an orange drop 4) may cause a rash or darker pigmentation if applied to skin exposed to direct sunlight or UV rays within 3 to 4 days.

Keep essential oils away from eye area and do not put into ears. Do not handle contact lenses or rub eyes with essential oils on your fingers. Oils with high phenol content‑ oregano, cinnamon, thyme, clove, lemongrass, bergamot, Thieves, and ImmuPower‑may damage contacts and irritate eyes.

Pregnant women should consult their health care professional before using essential oils and avoid Idaho tansy and oils containing constituents with hormone‑like activity, such as clary sage, sage, and fennel.

Epileptics and people with high blood pressure should consult a health care professional before using essential oils. Avoid hyssop, fennel, and Idaho tansy oils.

People with allergies should test a small amount of oil on a small area of sensitive skin, such as the inside of the arm, before applying the oil on other areas. The bottom of the feet is one of the safest, most effective places to use essential oils.

Before taking GRAS essential oils internally, always dilute with an oil‑soluble liquid like honey, olive oil, or soy milk.

Do not add undiluted essential oils directly to bathwaterespecially oils marked with a red drop 4. Use Bath Gel Base as a dispersing agent for all oils applied to your bath.

Consult your health care professional about any serious disease or injury do not attempt to self‑diagnose or prescribe

any substances such as essential oils, for serious health conditions that require professional attention.

How to make your experience with essential oils a pleasant one Exercise caution when applying essential oils to skin that has been exposed to cosmetics, personal care products, soaps, and cleansers containing synthetic chemicals. Some of them‑especially petroleum‑based chemicals‑can penetrate and remain in the skin and fatty tissues for days or even weeks. Essential oils may react with such chemicals and cause skin irritation, nausea, headaches, or other uncomfortable effects.

Essential oils can react with toxins built up in the body from chemicals in food, water, and work environment. If you experience a reaction to essential oils, it may be wise to temporarily discontinue their use and start an internal cleansing program (30 days using the Cleansing Trio) before resuming regular use of essential oils.

Other things you can do:

• Dilute the oils ‑ I to 3 drops of oil to 1 tsp. V‑6 Mixing Oil, Massage Oil Base, or any vegetable oil. More dilution may be needed.

• Consult your health care professional for direction.

• Reduce the number of oils used at one time.

• Use single oils or oil blends one at a time.

• Reduce the amount of oil used.

• Reduce the frequency of application.

• Drink more purified water.

• Ask your health professional to monitor detoxification.

• Skin test the diluted essential oil on a small patch of skin. If any redness or irritation results, cleanse skin thoroughly and reapply.

• If skin irritation or other uncomfortable side effects persist, discontinue use.

Types of products to watch out for:

• Cosmetics, deodorants, and skin care products containing aluminum, petrochemicals, or other synthetic ingredients.

• Synthetic chemicals in strong perms, hair coloring, and hair sprays. Avoid shampoos and soaps

containing chemicals, such as sodium lauryl sulfate and lead acetate.

• Garden sprays, paints, detergents, and cleansers containing toxic chemicals and solvents.

What Are Therapeutic‑Grade Essential Oils?

They are highly concentrated natural plant extracts; a drop or two can produce significant results.

They act as the blood of the plant, protecting it from bacterial and viral infections, cleansing breaks in its tissue and delivering oxygen and nutrients into the cells.

They are different from vegetable oils, such as corn oil, peanut oil, olive oil, etc. They are not greasy and do not clog the pores like vegetable and other oils can.

When to Dilute Essential Oils

Dilution is strongly recommended for:

• Oils coded with yellow or red 6 drops.

• oils taken internally.

• First‑time users of single oils or blends.

• Those with sensitive or fair skin.

• Oils applied to sensitive areas of the body‑face, neck, genital area, and armpits.

• Oils applied to infants or small children.

If you have an emergency ...

Immediate dilution is strongly recommended if skin becomes painfully irritated or if oil accidentally gets into eyes.

Dilute with V‑6 Mixing Oil or any vegetable oil. Avoid using water since essential oils are not water soluble, and water may cause them to penetrate more quickly and actually increase the irritation.

If dilution does not provide relief, discontinue use and contact your health care professional.

If a child or infant swallows an essential off: Administer milk, honey, or another safe, oil‑soluble liquid.

Call your poison control center or seek immediate emergency medical attention.

Dictionary of Cosmic Ingredients

ABSORPTION BASES ‑ a mixture or compound that acts as a carrier for other ingredients and allows the product to be absorbed by the skin. Some of the ingredients commonly found in absorption bases are lanolin and lanolin alcohols, mineral oil, and petroleum jelly. We've found that natural fatty acids and plant oils are superior to the synthetic chemicals used in absorption bases. These bases are used in moisturizers, skin creams, and conditioners.


ACACIA GUM ‑ also known as gum arabic. It is a natural herb powder used in foods and cosmetics, Non‑toxic.


ACETONE ‑ A solvent often used in the manufacture of nail polish removers. These types of solvents (i.e., methyl, butyl, and amyl) are also used to chemically extract oils from herbs and in other cosmetic areas. They are toxic.


ACIDITY ‑ The term "acidic" refers to a pH below 7.0. The pH of the hair and skin is usually between 4.2 and 6.6. Regardless of the advertising copy that a shampoo or skin product with a pH of around 4.5 is best, studies prove this is not true. See pH.


ACIDS, FATTY ‑ Many natural oils, if not chemically altered, contain fatty acids. Cetyl alcohol is an example of a fatty acid. However, there are natural and synthetic cetyl alcohols and fatty acids. The natural ones are better for the skin and scalp. Aubrey Organics was the first cosmetic manufacturer to use natural fatty acids in a moisturizing base.


ALCOHOL ‑ There are both natural alcohols and synthetic alcohols. Synthetic alcohol such as isopropyl alcohol is a petroleum compound; it has a strong odor and is a cheaper raw material. The "SD" alcohols (the SD stands for "specially denatured") are also not natural; they are grain alcohols with various substances added to them to prevent their being rebottled and sold as beverages, i. a., SD alcohol 40. The natural alcohols are made by fermentation of starch, sugar, grains, and various carbohydrates. They are often called "grain alcohol" or "ethyl alcohol." Alcohol can dissolve fat, like your skin's sebum, and strong alcohol solutions can be drying to the skin. This, of course, depends on the type of product and alcohol used. Natural alcohols are better tolerated by the skin.


ALDEHYDES ‑ Volatile compounds often used in perfumes and in preservatives which can be toxic and cause allergic reactions.


ALGINATES ‑ These chemicals are used as binders and emulsifiers. They are synthetically compounded and have caused many allergic reactions.


ALKALINITY ‑ Solutions that have a pH of above 7.0. Most natural soaps and shampoos have a pH of about 8.0 to 9.0. "pH balanced" products are sold with the claim that the lower pH of around 4.5 is better for the hair and skin. However, it is important for soaps and shampoos to have a natural mild alkalinity in order to clean and destroy the bacteria that cause diseases like impetigo


ALLANTOIN ‑ An extraction from comfrey root used as a soothing skin agent and to promote healing. It is also made from uric acid, but we believe the comfrey root type is superior.


ALLERGY ‑ A reaction to a substance to which an individual body is or has become sensitized and produces histarnines in response. We have found that natural substances produce fewer and less severe allergic reactions than synthetic substances.


ALMOND OIL ‑ This oil extract from almond nuts is high in free fatty acids and far superior to various synthetic oils. A good absorption base, it is used in Aubrey's Collagen & Almond Oil Hand & Body Cream.


ALOE VERA ‑ Extract from the aloe vera plant is used to soothe skin and aid in healing. It has moisturizing and soothing ability for hair and skin. Works best in natural formulations.


ALUMINUM CHEMICALS ‑ There are a whole list of chemicals used in cosmetics that contain aluminum, i.e., alumi urn allantoinate, aluminum carbonate, aluminum chloride. Aluminum can build up in the body through the use of cosmetics, food, and cookware that contain this metal. Aluminum has been implicated in some forms of senility. Avoid it.


AMINO ACID COMPLEX ‑ This is a mixture of the natural amino acids predo inantly of sulfur content, i.e., cysteine, cystine, methionine. These amino acids are ‑d‑1 to protein metabolism during which they give up their sulfur, thereby enab i the body to build up its own amino acid model. Aubrey Organics was the first cosmetic manufacturer to use amino acid complex in their anti‑acne product Amino Derm. Non‑toxic.


AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS ‑ Many ammonium compounds are used in cosmetics. They are toxic and cause allergic reactions in many people. Avoid them.


AMPHOTERIC COMPOUNDS ‑ Sometimes used in cosmetics, e.g., there are several synthetic surfactants (i.e., amphoteric coconut betaine) that may contain some coconut oil, tallow, etc., but they also contain synthetic chemicals such as alkyl amino propionates, sodium alkyl sulfates, and triethanolarnine (TEA). They an very drying to hair and skin, they cause allergic reactions, and their toxicity is unknown. Avoid them.


ANIMAL TESTING ‑ Immoral, illogical, arrogant, and unsafe. Natural ingredients have usually not been tested on animals: stick with natural products, for your health and for our animal neighbors' health as well.


ANTIOXIDANT ‑ Substance that inhibits oxidation (i.e., a chemical change that occurs in the presence of oxygen or air); used in cosmetics to prevent oils or fats from becoming rancid. Vitamin E, cysteine, and selenium are some natural antioxidants, but synthetic ones, such as BHA and BHT are often used. APPLE CIDER VINEGAR ‑ One can use apple cider vinegar as a rinse. It allows one to rinse away soap films. It is also used as a natural solvent in creams and oils. Non‑toxic.


APRICOT KERNEL OIL ‑ Persic oil is the natural oil from apricot pits. Used in some cosmetics. Non‑toxic.


ARGIL ‑ A micro‑molecular clay often used in facial masks.


AVOCADO OIL ‑ The natural oil of the avocado is high in ff9e fatty acids. It contains several vitamins and can be used in cosmetic moisturizers and lotions. Non‑toxic.


AZO COLORS, AZO COMPOUNDS ‑ These are chemicals often used in cosmetics and coloring for foods and cosmetics. They are toxic and have been linked with cancer.


BALM MINT ‑ The liquid extract of balm mint has soothing properties for hair and skin. Non‑toxic.


BENTONITE ‑ Naturally occurring mineral used in facial masks. It differs from true clay, kaolin, in that when mixed with liquid it form a gel. Can have sharp edges which scratch the skin. Does not come in colors; the colors of ,.green" clay or "rose" clay have been added. Most bentonites are not toxic, but too much clay can be drying to the skin.



BENZALKONIUM CHLORIDE (BAK) ‑ A preservative used in some cosmetics against bacteria. Allergic reactions and eye damage has been reported. This is a toxic chemical.


BENZOIN HERB EXTRACT ‑ The extract of the benzoin herb is excellent for the skin. It can be used in mild astringents and facial creams. Aubrey Organics uses it in their Herbal Facial Astringent. Non‑toxic.


BENZOIC ACID (p‑hydroxyhenzoic acid) ‑ A preservative used in foods and cosmetics. It causes allergic reactions, eye problems and can be considered toxic. We often see this label on foods and beverages and like to avoid benzoic acid. However, few people know this same chemical is in methyl paraben which is often used in cosmetics. (see METHYL PARABEN).


BENZOPHENONE ‑ These are chemicals (listed 1 through 12) used to prevent the color used in cosmetics from deterioration. They reduce ultra‑violet fade‑out of pink, blue, and green‑colored cosmetics. Causes allergic reaction. Toxic.


BIOTIN ‑ This B vitamin has been found to reduce hair loss when applied in a cream base to the scalp. It is used in Aubrey Organics Biotin Hair Repair. 2‑BROMO‑2 NITROPROPANE‑1, 3‑DIOLE ‑ A preservative and solvent used in cosmetics. It is toxic. Many allergic reactions to this synthetic chemical. BUTYLATED HYDROXYANISOLE (BHA) ‑Like BHT, this is a synthetic antioxidant often used to retard rancidity of oils in foods and cosmetics. It is toxic and causes allergic reactions.


CACAO BUTTER ‑ This is a solid fat from roasted seeds of Theobromer Cacao. It is used in cosmetics as an emollient, although it doesn't supply the proper fatty acids for the best NMF (Natural Moisturizing Factor).


CALAMINE (Lotion) ‑ A mixture of 15% zinc oxide, 15% talc, 5% bentonite, 5% glycol (natural vegetable) in 60% distilled water. It is used as a soothing lotion on sunburns, etc. Aubrey Organics Calal combines calamine and aloe vera for maximum healing benefit. Non‑toxic.


CALENDULA FLOWERS ‑ The extract from these blossoms can be used in cosmetics for its moisturizing and soothing effect on the skin. Aubrey Organics Herbessence and Natural Dry Herbal Pine Deodorant Spray both contain calendula. Non‑toxic.


CAMOMILE EXTRACT ‑ Offers a pleasant fragrance in cosmetics and conditioning and highlights in the hair. Camomile Luxurious Herbal Shampoo and Sparkling Mineral Water Herbal Complexion Mist are only two of the Aubrey Organics products that contain camomile extract. Non‑toxic.


CANDELILLA WAX ‑ Extracted from the candella plant and used in cosmetics as a thickener. Non‑toxic.

CARBOMER 934 & 40 ‑ A resin used to thicken, stabilize, and prevent freeze damage of cosmetics. There have been allergic reactions. Toxic.


CARBOXYMETHYL CELLULOSE ‑ Cellulose gum is the sodium salt of the polycarboxymethyl ester of cellulose. It is used as an emulsifier in cosmetic creams to help provide uniform viscosity. Can cause allergic reactions in some people. The National Cancer Institute has said that cellulose gum is dangerous and has caused arterial lesions similar to those caused by high cholesterol. The effect of this substance used in a cosmetic when absorbed by the body is not known.


CARNAUBA WAX ‑ Derived from the wax palm tree of Brazil. Used for gloss and texture in cosmetics. Non‑toxic.


CARROT OIL ‑ This natural extract of the carrot is used as a coloring agent in some cosmetics. It is high in provitamin A and excellent for the skin. Aubrey Organics Primrose Complexion and Body Lotion has carrot oil. Non‑toxic.


CASTOR OIL ‑ Extract from the castor bean. It is used in night creams, beauty masks, and lipsticks. Non‑toxic.


CERESIN WAX ‑ This is a white to yellow waxy mixture of hydrocarbons obtained from ozokerite. There are many allergic reactions to this chemical as there often are to hydrocarbons. Toxic.


CETEARYL ALCOHOL ‑ A combination of fatty alcohols consisting predominantly of cetyl and stearyl alcohols. Used in cosmetics as an emulsifier and emollient. Some of these fatty alcohols are natural and some synthetic.


CETYL ALCOHOL ‑ A mixture of solid alcohols consisting chiefly of nhexadecanol. When producted synthetically it is less expensive and has a slight toxicity. In its natural pure form it is derived from coconut oil as a fatty acid and is of a superior quality with no toxicity or allergic reactions.

CETYL LACTATE, MYRISTATE, PALMITATE, STEARATE ‑ The esters of cetyl alcohol and lactic acid, myristic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, respectively. These are fatty acids and when compounded naturally they are safe in cosmetics. They act as emulsifiers and emollients. Non‑toxic. But when they appear on a cosmetic they may be natural or synthetic, depending on the manufacturer.


CHOLESTEROL ‑ A synthetic form of cholesterol is used in cosmetics to provide a moisturizing effect. It is usually non‑toxic, though some people have allergic reactions to the synthetic form.


CHAULMOOGRA ‑ The natural oil expressed from the seeds of Taruktogenos Kurzii. This oil has been used for skin diseases such as eczema, psoriasis, and leprosy as long as a thousand years ago by Hindu doctors but is not available today from most botanical distributors.


CHLOROPHYLL ‑ Is derived from plants and used in some cosmetics as a freshener and natural color. It can induce sensitivity to light.


CINOXATE ‑ A sun screen chemical used in tanning lotions. It can cause allergic reactions.


CITRIC ACID ‑ Derived from citrus fruit and used in cosmetics to improve texture and adjust the pH. It is not toxic.


COCAMIDE DEA ‑ A mixture of ethanolamides of coconut acid used for a lather‑builder and thickener in shampoos and other cosmetics. Coconut acid is compounded with synthetic chemicals and can cause allergic reactions and dessication of skin, scalp, and hair. Toxic. (See TRIETHANOLAMINE).


COCOAMID PROPYL BETAINE ‑ Derived from the salts of coconut oil and combined with synthetic chemicals. Used in cosmetics as a foaming and cleaning agent. Many allergic reactions. Causes dryness to hair and skin. Toxic.


COCONUT OIL ‑ An excellent moisturizer that helps retain the moisture in the skin. Has cleaning and conditioning properties when used in shampoos. Coconut oil is natural and has been used for thousands of years all over the world, but when it is combined with synthetic chemicals, it is no longer natural. This fine oil gets a lot of bad publicity on the labels of pseudo‑natural cosmetics. (See DERIVATIVE).


COLLAGEN ‑ Dermal protein that is, when used in cosmetics, a beef byproduct. Your body is largely collagen which, as a result of aging, becomes crosslinked (like vulcanized rubber or stale jello) and insoluble. Insoluble collagen is low in the amino acid hydroxyproline and cannot be absorbed by the skin. Soluble collagen is young, non‑crossfinked collagen and is the ingredient to watch for in collagen‑containing cosmetics. Collagen can be utilized by the skin to raise its moisture level, increase elasticity, improve the function of the capillaries and smooth the complexion's surface. Contrary to the hysterical rumor‑mill, the collagen ingredient in cosmetics does not come from aborted human fetuses‑this practice would not be cost‑effective‑nor are animals killed just to obtain collagen.


COLTSFOOT ‑ Has been used for ages in folk medicine against skin eruptions and acne. It has also been used for hair that has a tendency to be greasy. High in natural sulfur (at last 26%) which is important to keep your scalp clean and healthy. Aubrey Organics uses coltsfoot extract in Selenium Blue Shampoo and Ginseng Shampoo.


D & C COLORS ‑ This term refers to "Drug" and "Cosmetic" colors which have been approved by the FDA for use in drugs and cosmetics. FD & C colors have been approved for use in Foods, Drugs, and Cosmetics. All of these colors are toxic because most contain synthetic coal tar substances and Azo chemicals. In 1960 the Color Additives Amendment became a part of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. This amendment was to establish the safety of synthetic coal tar food and cosmetic colors once and for all. Twenty‑five years later, the FDA et al. are still arguing about these colors which jump on and off the provisional list like fleas on a hot skillet. In 1985 the Public Citizen Consumer Group (begun by Ralph Nader) filed suit against the FDA in an effort to force them to make up their mind as to the safety of these chemicals, but we already know. They are dangerous, unnecessary, and toxic. Avoid them.


DECYL OLEATE ‑ This is a mixture of coconut and synthetic chemicals that is used to help absorb cosmetic oils. It causes many allergic reactions and skin irritations. Its toxicity is unknown, especially when absorbed into the body with the other chemicals it is compounded into.


DERIVATIVE, COMPOUND, & MIXTURE ‑ A derivative is a substance obtained from a source, i.e., an unadulterated part of a whole, an extract. Some cosmetic labels state "sodium lauryl sulfate (from coconut oil), " but SLS is

not derived from coconut oil. It is a synthetic chemical which may contain SOME coconut fatty acid but is quite synthetic. It is not a derivative but a mixture or compound that contains various chemicals, one of which may be coconut oil. A compound is a combination of chemicals that have formed bonds and may differ considerably from its base elements, e. g., salt or sodium chloride, which is nothing like either poisonous sodium or chlorine. A mixture is likewise a combination of different chemicals but does not form chemical bonds. Labels which state "derived from coconut oil" when describing a compound or mixture are inaccurate and misleading. Compounds tend to be more synthetic than derivatives and can be more sensitizing and toxic due to chemical reactions.


DETERGENT ‑ The synthetic chemical industry's answer to soap. Made from petroleum derivatives and not as biodegradable as soap. May be very harsh and drying to the skin and hair. Toxic. Avoid.


DIHYDROXYACETONE ‑ Substance found in most sunless tanning products. Chemically related to acetone, which is toxic, although found in paint thinners and nail polish removers. DHA can turn the skin orange or stain clothing. What it does when it gets into the body is unknown. Aubrey Organics Bronzer does not contain DHA. Avoid this substance.


EDTA (Ethylenedinitrilo) ‑ This is a synthetic chemical used to soften water and consume metal or mineral ions in solution. It is used as an antioxidant. Also known as disodium, or trisodium EDTA. Toxic. Causes skin irritations and allergic reactions.


EMOLLIENT ‑ These are natural or synthetic chemicals used to prevent water loss (drying) of the skin. The natural herbal or vegetable oils are better absorbed by the skin. The synthetic oils are usually allergens, and, when absorbed into the body, introduce a synthetic substance into a natural environment.


EMULSION ‑ Two dissimilar liquids homogeneously combined. Most face creams and conditioners, etc., are emulsions, and they are frequently held together with synthetic chemicals such as sodium lauryl sulfate, sorbitan palmitate, or one of the polysorbates. Another way to hold an emulsion together is with vigorous mixing. Aubrey Organics uses no synthetic emulsifiers in their products.


FATTY ACIDS ‑ These are the organic oils found in vegetable and animal fats. The essential fatty acids are very important to the body. Aubrey Organics was one of the first cosmetic manufacturers to use essential fatty acids topically in cosmetics.


FLUORINATED HYDROCARBONS ‑ These are used in aerosol cosmetics. They are a danger to the environment and to our health. Use pump bottles.


FLETAN OIL ‑ a natural oil derived from fish liver and high in vitamins A and D. Used in nightcreams. Non‑toxic.


FORMALDEHYDE ‑ Used as a preservative, fungicide, and to reduce bacteria count in solutions. It may also be used under the trade name formalin. It is

not used too often in cosmetics because of its overpowering odor, but it can cause allergic reactions. Potentially carcinogenic and definitely toxic.


GLYCERINE ‑ A natural emollient derived from vegetable oil and in use for thousands of years. Aubrey Organics uses natural vegetable glycerine in some products. Non‑toxic.


GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE ‑ A synthetic wax used for emulsifying cosmetics. Can cause allergic reactions. Avoid.


GLYCOLS ‑ Glycerine combined with alcohol to form a syrupy humectant. When used in make‑up it helps the foundation adhere to the skin. Propylene

glycol is one very commonly used synthetic glycol. Some others are ethylene glycol, diethylene glycol, and carbitol. Most glycols are synthetic and toxic.


GUMS ‑ There are many natural herbal gums. They can be used in cosmetics as hair sets, binding agents, and as thickening agents. Gum arabic, gum tragacanth, and guaiac gum are natural. Some chemicals like CMC and PVP are not natural gums and can be drying to the hair and skin.


HERBS ‑ Many herbs and herbal extracts benefit the hair and skin. They were the original natural and organic cosmetics and are used today in the best natural organic cosmetics. Many cosmetic compounders, make the mistake of adding various synthetic chemicals to the cosmetic product containing the

herbs. This often limits or completely eliminates the good the herb could do for the hair and skin.


HEXYLRESCORCINOL ‑ An astringent derived from petroleum. Is toxic and causes allergic reactions.


HOMOSALATE ‑ A synthetic chemical that replaces the phenolic compounds

used in sunscreens. Poisoning has been reported when the chemical is absorbed into the skin.


HONEY ‑ Is used in some cosmetics as an emollient. If one is allergic to pollen, honey may cause a problem. It is, otherwise, non‑toxic.


HOPS ‑ The liquid extract of this herb is often used as a tonic and skin soother.


HUMECTANT ‑ These are natural or synthetic compounds that are used to prevent water loss and drying of the skin. They also form a smooth feel to cosmetic lotions. Some are safe, some aren't. Natural oils have been used longer and are superior to the synthetic humectants.


HYBRID SAFFLOWER OIL ‑ This oil derived from the safflower seed is high in oleic acid. It is used as an emollient and absorption base in cosmetics. Non‑toxic.


HYDROLYZED PROTEIN ‑ This is natural protein from animal or vegetable sou rces that has been broken down with synthetic chemicals. Animal protein has been found to be similar in molecular structure to hair. The hydrolyzed protein should, however, be avoided in favor of completely natural protein that does not contain synthetic chemicals.


IMADAZOLINDINYL UREA ‑ Anti‑bacterial agent used in cosmetics to prolong shelf life. Causes allergic reactions, skin rashes. Toxicity unknown.


IMINO‑BIS‑PROPYLAMINE ‑ An aliphatic amine used in a few cosmetics. Toxic.


ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE ‑ A partly natural, partly synthetic chemical used in cosmetics to reduce the greasy feel due to the high oil content of some ingredients. Allergic reactions and toxicity unknown.


ISOPROPYL PALMITATE & LANOLATE ‑ Is coconut and lanolin derived, but contains synthetic chemicals. This chemical is used in moisturizing creams to promote absorption of oils into the skin. Allergic reactions. The actual toxicity is unknown when absorbed into the body. NOTE: The isopropyl type fatty acids and chemicals are considered synthetic, not natural. They can cause skin rashes and allergic reactions in many people.


JOJOBA OIL ‑ The natural extracted liquid wax of the jojoba plant. This natural oil is safe and excellent for the skin and hair. It is superior to other animal and vegetable oils and can replace sperm oil, thereby reducing the killing of whales. Aubrey Organics uses jojoba oil in J.A.Y. Desert Herb Shampoo and Jojoba & Aloe Conditioner; the jojoba bean meal (after the oil has been extracted) in Jojoba & Oatmeal Facial Mask & Scrub.


KAOLIN ‑ A very fine natural clay originally from Mt. Kaolin in China, hence the name. Quite drawing and may be dehydrating to the skin. It also may be contaminated with impurities, so be careful of the manufacturer from whom you buy it. Aubrey Organics uses kaolin in Seaclay, but we temper its drawing properties with sea herbal extracts, honey, jojoba, almond, peppermint, and papaya.


LABEL ‑ The most important part of the cosmetic package because, with the passing of the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act on April 14, 1977, cosmetic ingredients must now be listed on the label (with the exception of soaps, flavors, fragrances, trade secrets, and professional packages). Aubrey Organics has always put their ingredients on their labels since they began in 1969. Just because you can read the ingredients, however, doesn't mean that you can understand them, Remember‑‑if you read "natural" on the front of the label and long confusing chemical names on the back, chances are the cosmetic is NOT natural, and parenthetic explanations (i.e., "comes from coconut") don't change this fact!


LAKE COLORS ‑ These synthetic compounds are toxic and should be avoided.


LACTIC ACID ‑ This is a naturally occurring acid in milk. It is often used to produce pH levels like those of the hair and skin, but has a more valuable purpose in that it aids the Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF) of the hair and skin.


LAURAMIDE DEA ‑ A partly natural, partly synthetic chemical used to build lather and thicken various cosmetic products. Also used in dishwashing detergents for its grease cutting ability. Can be drying to the hair, cause skin and scalp itching, and allergic reactions. Also contains DEA (diethanolamine) which may be contaminated with nitrosamines (see TRIETHANOLAMINE).


LECITHIN ‑ A vegetable extract high in natural fatty acids. Used in cosmetic lotions and creams. Non‑toxic.


LANOLIN ‑ The extract from wool fat. Lanolin is used as an absorption base in moisturizers and hair products. Usually non‑toxic.


LEMON OIL ‑ The natural citrus oil of the lemon is used as a fragrant oil and anti‑irritant. Soothing and cooling to the skin.


LIPIDS ‑ The fat‑like substances which occcur in plants and animals. They are compounded into some cosmetic oils.


LOOFA ‑ A natural vegetable sponge used to clean the skin. Excellent when dry to stimulate circulation, but use it on your face only after it has been broken in or else it may be too harsh. When used with a natural facial cleanser it can gently and safely exfoliate the skin, i.e., remove the top layer of dead skin cells that can cause the complexion to look muddy.



MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE ‑ a gum used as a thickener, suspension agent, or coloring. Contains aluminum which can build up to toxic levels in the body and silicon which has been shown to be harmful to the respiratory track. Avoid.


METHYL SILICYLATE ‑ You will see this ingredient on the label of "warming" rubs; it is the active ingredient in oil of wintergreen but when listed as "methyl salicylate" it is probably synthetic. Pure oil of wintergreen is less likely to bum the skin than the extracted "methyl salicylate," As you might have guessed from the "salicylate, " this substance is related to aspirin. Aubrey Organics uses oil of wintergreen in NSR (Natural Sports Rub), and many have found this product to be very soothing and warming to aches and pains without being harsh.


MENTHOL ‑ Derived from peppermint oil. It is used for its counter‑irritant and soothing properties. No more than I % should be compounded into a product as it can be irritating to the mucous membranes. When properly used, however, it is an excellent herbal extract. Aubrey Organics uses menthol in their Natural Organic Facial Cleanser.


METHYL CELLULOSE ‑ Partly natural, partly synthetic substance from wood pulp. Used as thickening agent in cosmetics. Can cause skin irritations and toxicity unknown.


METHYL PARABEN, PROPYL PARABEN, BUTYL PARABEN ‑ Used as inhibitors of microbial growth and to extend shelf fife of cosmetics. Widely used even though it is known to be toxic. Has caused many allergic reactions and skin rashes. Methyl paraben combines benzoic acid with the methyl group of chemicals. Toxic synthetic chemical. (See BENZOIC ACID).


MINERAL OIL ‑ An oil manufactured from crude oil. It is a mixture of liquid hydrocarbons separated from petroleum. Dr. T. G. Randolph, an allergist, has found that this and many other cosmetic chemicals cause petrochemical hypersensitivity. Ile allergic reactions can become quite serious in time leading to arthritis, migraine, hyperkinesis, epilepsy, and diabetes. Taken internally mineral oil binds the fat soluble vitamins A, D, and E and carries them unabsorbed out of the body, and although little mineral oil is able to penetrate the skin, this tendency is so dangerous that Adelle Davis in Let's Eat Right to Keep Fit says that she "personally would be afraid to use this oil even in baby oils, cold creams, and other cosmetics" (New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1970, p. 46). The fact that mineral oil does not penetrate the skin well makes it inappropriate for use in an absorption base in a skin cream of any kind. In fact, mineral oil‑containing cosmetics can produce symptoms similar to dry skin by inhibiting the natural moisturizing factor of your skin. Because mineral oil comes from crude oil, many defend its use in natural cosmetics because it "comes from the earth," but for the reasons listed, Aubrey Organics does not consider mineral oil or any of its derivatives to be beneficial to the hair and skin and we won't use them in our products. Petrolatum, paraffin or paraffin oil, and propylene glycol are other common cosmetic forms of mineral oil. Toxic. Avoid them.


MISTLETOE EXTRACT ‑ A natural herbal extract from the mistletoe herb. It has a soothing effect on the skin and contains antiseptic properties. Non‑toxic.


MYRRH ‑ This is the resin obtained from the herb CommiphGra abyssinica. It is spoken of in the Bible as a gift to Christ by the wise men from the East. When used in face lotions and astringents it soothes the skin, tightens the pores, and acts as a natural antiseptic. At Aubrey Organics we use it in our Herbal Facial Astringent.


NATURAL ‑ There is no legal definition for "natural" which is why you See it everywhere! Aubrey Organics' definition of


NATURAL is, like our definition of ORGANIC, "living or was once living." (This differs from a chemist's definition of


ORGANIC, which simply requires that the molecule contain carbon. For us that's, not enough). Natural and organic cosmetics are far superior to synthetic or serni‑natural cosmetics; however, they are far more expensive to compound and require a vast knowledge of the field of natural cosmetics. Aubrey Organics is one of the few compounders of truly natural cosmetics in the world.


NETTLES ‑ This herbal extract enlivens the hair roots and helps control dandruff. Aubrey Organics uses nettle, coltsfoot, and horsetail extracts in Rosemary & Sage Hair & Scalp Rinse, Selenium Blue Shampoo, and Ginseng Shampoo. Nettles extract is also soothing to the skin and has antiseptic qualities. Non‑toxic.


OLEYL BETAINE ‑ A synthetic surfactant used for anti‑static action in shampoos and hair lotions. It causes dandruff, drying of hair and skin, allergic reactions, and could be toxic when absorbed into the body.


OLIVE OIL & OLIVE OIL CASTILE ‑ The natural oil is used in many cosmetic creams as an emollient. Care must be taken when using it around the eyes. Castile soap is made from olive oil. It is a mild natural soap.


PALM KERNELAMIDE DEA ‑ A partly natural and partly synthetic cleaning and thickening agent. Can cause dry hair and skin, allergic reactions, and .eye irritations. Also contains diethanolamine (DEA) which may be contaminated with nitrosamines (see TRIETHANOLAMINE).


PANTHENOL ‑ Provitamin B, aids the thickening of hair and is often compounded into shampoos and conditioners. It benefits the hair by increasing luster, moisture retention, and increased elasticity. The B Complex vitamins all have good results when used in hair and skin care products.


PECTIN ‑ A plant extract used as a thickening agent in cosmetics. Non‑toxic. PEG (POLYETHLENE GLYCOL) ‑ A softener and binder widely used in cosmetics. A petroleum product. Allergic reactions. Toxic. NOTE: Any product used in cosmetics with the letters "PEG" is a petroleum product and should be avoided.

pH ‑ A scale from 0 to 14 used to measure acidity and alkalinity of solutions. pH 7.0 is neutral. Acidity increases as the pH number decreases and alkalinity increases as the pH number increases. Usually the pH of a cosmetic win not change the natural pH of the hair or skin because the hair and skin contain keratin, fatty acids, and other substances that adjust the pH levels with which they come into contact. As long as a pH is not unusually high or low there is no problem‑‑pH wise‑‑with a cosmetic. Naturally the high pH of cold wave solutions and hair straighteners can damage the hair and skin, but even this is rare providing a proper conditioner or moisturizer is used after such pH alterations. There is no such thing as a "pH balanced" product because a product's pH will drift during shelf life and alter when applied to the hair and skin. A product's pH is not a danger to the body, but the synthetic chemicals used in cosmetics‑‑of ten to alter the pH to please the ones who fall for the "pH balanced" story‑‑are.


HYDROLYZED PROTEIN ‑ This is natural protein from animal or vegetable sources that has been broken down with synthetic chemicals. Animal protein has been found to be similar in molecular structure to hair. The hydrolyzed protein should, however, be avoided in favor of completely natural protein that does not contain synthetic chemicals.


IMADAZOLINDINYL UREA ‑ Anti‑bacterial agent used in cosmetics to prolong shelf life. Causes allergic reactions, skin rashes. Toxicity unknown.


IMINO‑BIS‑PROPYLAMINE ‑ An aliphatic arnine used in a few cosmetics. Toxic.


ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE ‑ A partly natural, partly synthetic chemical used in cosmetics to reduce the greasy feel due to the high oil content of some ingredients. Allergic reactions and toxicity unknown.


ISOPROPYL PALMITATE & LANOLATE ‑ Is coconut and lanolin derived, but contains synthetic chemicals. This chemical is used in moisturizing creams to promote absorption of oils into the skin. Allergic reactions. The actual toxicity is unknown when absorbed into the body. NOTE: The isopropyl type fatty acids and chemicals are considered synthetic, not natural. They can cause skin rashes and allergic reactions in many people.


JOJOBA OIL ‑ The natural extracted liquid wax of the jojoba plant, This natural oil is safe and excellent for the skin and hair. It is superior to other animal and vegetable oils and can replace sperm oil, thereby reducing the killing of whales. Aubrey Organics uses jojoba oil in J.A.Y. Desert Herb Shampoo and Jojoba & Aloe Conditioner; the jojoba bean meal (after the oil has been extracted) in Jojoba & Oatmeal Facial Mask & Scrub.

KAOLIN ‑ A very fine natural clay originally from Mt. Kaolin in China, hence the name. Quite drawing and may be dehydrating to the skin. It also may be contaminated with impurities, so be careful of the manufacturer from whom you buy it. Aubrey Organics uses kaolin in Seaclay, but we temper its drawing properties with sea herbal extracts, honey, jojoba, almond, peppermint, and papaya.


LABEL ‑ The most important part of the cosmetic package because, with the passing of the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act on April 14, 1977, cosmetic ingredients must now be listed on the label (with the exception of soaps, flavors, fragrances, trade secrets, and professional packages). Aubrey Organics has always put their ingredients on their labels since they began in 1969. Just because you can read the ingredients, however, doesn't mean that you can understand them. Remember‑if you read "natural" on the front of the label and long confusing chemical names on the back, chances are the cosmetic is NOT natural, and parenthetic explanations (i.e., "comes from coconut") don't change this fact!


LAKE COLORS ‑ These synthetic compounds are toxic and should be avoided.


LACTIC ACID ‑ This is a naturally occurring acid in milk. It is often used to produce pH levels like those of the hair and skin, but has a more valuable purpose in that it aids the Natural Moisturizing Factor (NMF) of the hair and skin.


LAURAMIDE DEA ‑ A partly natural, partly synthetic chemical used to build lather and thicken various cosmetic products. Also used in dishwashing detergents for its grease cutting ability. Can be drying to the hair, cause skin and scalp itching, and allergic reactions. Also contains DEA (diethanolamine) which may be contaminated with nitrosamines (see TRIETHANOLAMINE).


LECITHIN ‑ A vegetable extract high in natural fatty acids. Used in cosmetic lotions and creams. Non‑toxic.


LANOLIN ‑ The extract from wool fat. Lanolin is used as an absorption base in moisturizers and hair products. Usually non‑toxic.


LEMON OIL ‑ The natural citrus oil of the lemon is used as a fragrant oil and anti‑irritant. Soothing and cooling to the skin.


LIPIDS ‑ The fat‑like substances which occcur in plants and animals. They are compounded into some cosmetic oils.


LOOFA ‑ A natural vegetable sponge used to clean the skin. Excellent when dry to stimulate circulation, but use it on your face only after it has been broken in or else it may be too harsh. When used with a natural facial cleanser it can gently and safely exfoliate the skin, i.e., remove the top layer of dead skin cells that can cause the complexion to look muddy.


MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE ‑ a gum used as a thickener, suspension agent, or coloring. Contains aluminum which can build up to toxic levels in the body and silicon which has been shown to be harmful to the respiratory

track. Avoid.


METHYL SILICYLATE ‑ You will see this ingredient on the label of "warming" rubs; it is the active ingredient in oil of wintergreen but when listed as "methyl salicylate" it is probably synthetic. Pure oil of wintergreen is less likely to burn the skin than the extracted "methyl salicylate," As you might have guessed from the " salicylate, " this substance is related to aspirin. Aubrey Organics uses oil of wintergreen in NSR (Natural Sports Rub), and many have found this product to be very soothing and warming to aches and pains without being harsh.


MENTHOL ‑ Derived from peppermint oil. It is used for its counter‑irritant and soothing properties. No more than I % should be compounded into a product as it can be irritating to the mucous membranes. When properly used, however, it is an excellent herbal extract. Aubrey Organics uses menthol in their Natural Organic Facial Cleanser.


METHYL CELLULOSE ‑ Partly natural, partly synthetic substance from wood pulp. Used as thickening agent in cosmetics. Can cause skin irritations and toxicity unknown.


METHYL PARABEN, PROPYL PARABEN, BUTYL PARABEN ‑ Used as inhibitors of n‑dcrobial growth and to extend shelf life of cosmetics. Widely used even though it is known to be toxic. Has caused many allergic reactions and skin rashes. Methyl paraben combines benzoic acid with the methyl group of chemicals. Toxic synthetic chemical. (See BENZOIC ACID).


MINERAL OIL ‑ An oil manufactured from crude oil. It is a mixture of liquid hydrocarbons separated from petroleum. Dr. T. G. Randolph, an allergist, has found that this and many other cosmetic chemicals cause petrochemical hypersensitivity. The allergic reactions can become quite serious in time leading to arthritis, migraine, hyperkinesis, epilepsy, and diabetes. Taken internally mineral oil binds the fat soluble vitamins A, D, and E and carries them unabsorbed out of the body, and although little mineral oil is able to penetrate the skin, this tendency is so dangerous that Adelle Davis in Let's Eat Right to Keep Fit says that she "personally would be afraid to use this oil even in baby oils, cold creams, and other cosmetics" (New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1970, p. 46). The fact that mineral oil does not penetrate the skin well makes it inappropriate for use in an absorption base in a skin cream of any kind. In fact, mineral oil‑containing cosmetics can produce symptoms similar to dry skin by inhibiting the natural moisturizing factor of your skin. Because mineral oil comes from crude oil, many defend its use in natural cosmetics because it "comes from the earth," but for the reasons listed, Aubrey Organics does not consider mineral oil or any of its derivatives to be beneficial to the hair and skin and we won't use them in our products. Petrolatum, paraffin or paraffin oil, and propylene glycol are other common cosmetic forms of mineral oil. Toxic. Avoid them.


MISTLETOE EXTRACT ‑ A natural herbal extract from the mistletoe herb. It has a soothing effect on the skin and contains antiseptic properties. Non‑toxic.

MYRRH ‑ This is the resin obtained from the herb Commiphora abyssinica. It is spoken of in the Bible as a gift to Christ by the wise men from the East. When used in face lotions and astringents it soothes the skin, tightens the pores, and acts as a natural antiseptic. At Aubrey Organics we use it in our Herbal Facial Astringent.


NATURAL ‑ There is no legal definition for "natural" which is why you see it everywhere! Aubrey Organics' definition of NATURAL is, like our definition of ORGANIC, "living or was once living." (This differs from a chemist's definition of ORGANIC, which simply requires that the molecule contain carbon. For us that's, not enough). Natural and organic cosmetics are far superior to synthetic or semi‑natural cosmetics; however, they are far more expensive to compound and require a vast knowledge of the field of natural cosmetics. Aubrey Organics is one of the few compounders of truly natural cosmetics in the world.


NETTLES ‑ This herbal extract enlivens the hair roots and helps control dandruff. Aubrey Organics uses nettle, coltsfoot, and horsetail extracts in Rosemary & Sage Hair & Scalp Rinse, Selenium Blue Shampoo, and Ginseng Shampoo. Nettles extract is also soothing to the skin and has antiseptic qualities. Non‑toxic.


OLEYL BETAINE ‑ A synthetic surfactant used for anti‑static action in shampoos and hair lotions. It causes dandruff, drying of hair and skin, allergic reactions, and could be toxic when absorbed into the body.


OLIVE OIL & OLIVE OIL CASTILE ‑ The natural oil is used in many cosmetic creams as an emollient. Care must be taken when using it around the eyes. Castile soap is made from olive oil. It is a mild natural soap.


PALM KERNELAMIDE DEA ‑ A partly natural and partly synthetic cleaning and thickening agent. Can cause dry hair and skin, allergic reactions, and eye irritations. Also contains diethanolan‑tine (DEA) which may be contaminated with nitrosarnines (see TRIETHANOLAMINE).


PANTHENOL ‑ Provitarnin B. aids the thickening of hair and is often compounded into shampoos and conditioners. It benefits the hair by increasing luster, moisture retention, and increased elasticity. The B Complex vitamins all have good results when used in hair and skin care products.


PECTIN ‑ A plant extract used as a thickening agent in cosmetics. Non‑toxic. PEG (POLYETHLENE GLYCOL) ‑ A softener and binder widely used in cosmetics. A petroleum product. Allergic reactions. Toxic. NOTE: Any product used in cosmetics with the letters "PEG" is a petroleum product and should be avoided.

pH ‑ A scale from 0 to 14 used to measure acidity and alkalinity of solutions. pH 7.0 is neutral. Acidity increases as the pH number decreases and alkalinity increases as the pH number increases. Usually the pH of a cosmetic will not change the natural pH of the hair or skin because the hair and skin contain keratin, fatty acids, and other substances that adjust the pH levels with which they come into contact. As long as a pH is not unusually high or low there is no problem‑‑pH wise‑with a cosmetic. Naturally the high pH of cold wave solutions and hair straighteners can damage the hair and skin, but even this is rare providing a proper conditioner or moisturizer is used after such pH alterations. There is no such thing as a "pH balanced" product because a product's pH will drift during shelf life and alter when applied to the hair and skin. A product's pH is not a danger to the body, but the synthetic chemicals used in cosmetics‑‑often to alter the pH to please the ones who fall for the "pH balanced" story‑‑are.


PLACENTA ‑The fining of the womb that nourishes the fetus and is expelled after birth. Research has shown there is benefit to hair and skin when a good, directly extracted placenta is used in a lotion or cream. Bovine (cow) extract 'is used by Aubrey Organics. Non‑toxic.


POLYPEPTIDES ‑ These are amino acid residues that have an excellent conditioning effect on the hair. Quite often, however, other chemicals are introduced into polypeptide products that reduce their value to the hair. Non‑toxic.


POLYSORHATES ‑ These are fatty acid esters which are given numbers of 20, 40,61, 65, 80, 81, and 85. They are used in many cosmetics to help dissolve natural oils in a water base medium. The book Life Extension (by Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw) praise these substances for their ability to grow hair and "cure" dandruff, but I have found them to be extremely drying to the scalp. I use many polysorbates in Polynatural % Hair Rejuvenating Shampoo and Conditioner, but I combine them with essential fatty acids, the lipoid fraction of aloe vera, and herbs to offset this tendency.


POTASSIUM ALUM ‑ A natural mineral used for its astringent properties. Non‑toxic.


POTASSIUM SORBATE ‑ Sorbitol mixed with synthetic chemicals. Used as a preservative. It is toxic and causes skin irritation and allergic reactions PRESERVATIVE ‑ Substances whereby cosmetic manufacturers can extend the shelf life of products. The fiction is widely spread that preservatives pro tect consumers, but they really protect manufacturers by allowing products to sit around in warehouses without going bad. When a real, natural cosmetic goes bad, you know it right away by its appearance and odor, just as you do with real, natural food. When a preserved food or cosmetic food goes bad, you don't know it; one of the deadliest food poisons is botulism, for example, which is unidentifiable through odor and appearance. Don't buy the phony "fresherthan‑thou" hokum that synthetic "natural" cosmetic manufacturers push on the public: natural cosmetics can be preserved naturally, which is much safer for the consumer. At Aubrey Organics we ensure our products' safety in two ways, and NOT through synthetic preservatives. First, we manufacture in small batches, every week, and we ship directly to the stores: no middle‑men. Second, we use a natural preservative that we make ourselves from grapefruit seed extract and vitamins A, C, E, which work together synergistically to protect product from rancidity and spoilage.


PROPYL GALLATE ‑ An anti‑oxidant that has caused allergic reactions and skin irritations. Toxic.

PROPYLENE GLYCOL ‑ Ideally this is vegetable glycerine mixed with grain alcohol, both of which are natural. Actually, though, it is usually a synthetic petrochern mix used as an humectant that has been known to cause allergic and toxic reactions. Avoid.


PROPYLENE GLYCOL STEARATE ‑ Combinations of petroleum derivatives, carbon salts and vegetable alcohol derivatives. Used as an emulsifier in cosmetic creams. Can cause allergic reactions, skin rashes, and could be toxic when absorbed into the body.


PURIFIED WATER ‑ Water that has been boiled to remove microbial contamination. Water used in cosmetics should be boiled or distilled‑don't buy any "fancy water" cosmetic stories!

PVP ‑ A petroleum derived chemical used in hairsprays, wavesets, and in other cosmetics. It can be considered toxic since particles may contribute to foreign bodies in the lungs of sensitive persons. Avoid.


QUATERNIUM ‑ An ammonium salt used in many cosmetics. It is toxic. Causes eye irritations, hair loss, scalp scales similar to dandruff, and serious allergic reactions. Examples are cetrimoniurn bromide and cetylpyridinium chloride, which are used as detergents and topical antiseptics in various cosmetics. Avoid.


ROSEMARY EXTRACT ‑ Adds body and helps the hair hold its natural shape. Also has soothing and antiseptic properties. Brings out highlights in hair. Used for centuries. In Aubrey's Rosemary & Sage Hair & Scalp Rinse.


SAGE ‑ Has soothing and antiseptic properties for hair and scalp. A natural treatment for dandruff. In Aubrey's Rosemary & Sage Hair & Scalp Rinse.


SOAP ‑ The missing ingredient in most hair and skin cleansing products (which contain harsh, synthetic, non‑biodegradeable detergents). Soap is made by saponifyring fats with salts, and it is the natural way to clean the body. Since the FDA does not require the ingredients listing on soaps, it is difficult to know what exactly is in them, so buy from a manufacturer you trust. Aubrey Organics uses only castile soap in their cleansing products, either olive oil or coconut oil castile, or both.


SODIUM BORATE ‑ Also known as borax. Can cause skin rashes and hair

loss. Avoid.


SODIUM C14‑16 & OLEFIN SULPONATE ‑ Are used in shampoos and other cosmetics as wetting agents. It is a petroleum derived substances. Toxic. Allergic reactions.


SODIUM CHLORIDE ‑ Salt. Used to increase the viscosity in some cosmetics. Can cause eye and skin irritation if used in too high concentrations.


SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE, SODIUM CETYL SULFATE, SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE ‑ These synthetic substances are used in shampoos for their detergent and foarn‑bu  Iding abilities. They cause eye irritations, skin rashes, hair loss, scalp scurf similar to dandruff, and allergic reactions. They are frequently disguised in pseudo‑natural cosmetics with the parenthetic ex

planation "comes from coconut." Let's save the coconut from defamation of character and NOT use products with sodium lauryl sulfate, etc!


SORBITAN STEARATE ‑ A fatty acid derivative with some synthetic chemicals compounded into it for the purpose of solubilizing emulsions. Can cause allergic reactions.


SORBITOL ‑ Derived from fruit and/or algae to stabilize and give a lubricant feeling to lotions. It is non‑toxic.


SOY BEAN OIL ‑ Natural oil of the soy bean, high in natural fatty acids. Non‑toxic.


SPERMACETI ‑ Whale wax, now prohibited by federal law. Jojoba oil, which isn't really an oil but a liquid wax, is an effective, natural, vegetable replacement for spermaceti.


STEARALKONIUM CHLORIDE ‑ A chemical used in hair conditioners and creams. Toxic. Allergic reactions.


STEARATES ‑ A group of fatty acid derivatives used to produce emulsions in creams and lotions. Due to the use of synthetic chemicals in preparing the fatty acids, there have been reports of allergic reactions to this chemical.


STEARIC ACID ‑ A white, waxy, fatty acid from tallow, butter acids, animal fats or vegetable oils. It is used in cosmetic creams for the pearliness and firmness provided. Allergic reactions to this chemical.


STEROLS ‑ Solid alcohols from animals or plants. They are usually not toxic.


SURFACTANTS ‑ SURFace ACTive AgeNTS. A term that describes the function of certain substances in hair and skin care products. During use these substances move to the surface in solutions to hold the oils and the water together, e.g., when you wash your hands, the soap acts as a surfactant to remove the dirty skin oils from your hands and carry them away when you wash the soapy water down the drain. Many surfactants are detergents, which are harsh and drying to the skin and hair. Avoid the synthetics; look for the natural ones.


TRIETHANOLAMINE, DIETHANOLAMINE ‑ Often used in cosmetics to adjust the pH and used with many fatty acids to convert acid to salt (stearate) which then becomes a base for cleaner. TEA and DEA cause allergic reactions including eye problems, dryness of hair and skin, and could be toxic if absorbed into the body over a long period of time. These are not the only problems with TEA and DEA, however. The Consumer's Guide to Cosmetics (Torn Conry, coordinator, New York: Anchor Book, 1980, pp. 72‑73) describes the problems with TEA and DEA thus: " Recent research has uncovered several potential hazards relating to the long‑term toxicity of several shampoo ingredients ... [i.e.] the discovery of NDELA [N‑Nitrosodiethanolaminel in shampoos and other cosmetics. NDELA belongs to a class of chemicals called 'nitrosamines' which have been proven to be very carcinogenic in animals tests. Nitrosamines are formed when an 'amine' such as triethanolarnine (TEA) or diethanolarnine (DEA) reacts chemically with a 'nitrosating agent' such as sodium nitrite. Nitrosamines are not deliberately incorporated into shampoos, but TEA and DEA, two chemicals which appear in literally hundreds of cosmetic products, can become contaminated with NDELA if they are exposed to a nitrosating agent. A sample of 124 cosmetic products by the FDA found that exactly half had some NDELA contamination. The quality which makes this NDELA contamination so dangerous is the TEA and DEA can be absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream ('percutaneous absorption'). They do not have to be swallowed to cause damage. Although the exact percentage of absorption in humans is unknown ... up to 35% of TEA applied to the skin can enter the bloodstream. Dr. David H. Fine, the chemist who uncovered NDELA contamination in cosmetics, estimates that a person would be applying 50 to 100 micrograms of nitrosamine to the skin each time he or she used a nitrosamine‑contarninated cosmetic. By comparison, a person consuming sodium nitrite‑preserved bacon is exposed to less than I microgram of nitrosamine." TEA and DEA are very commonly used cosmetic ingredients in both the mass‑merchandised hair and skin care products and in the brands that advertise themselves as "natural." TEA and DEA are toxic. Avoid them.


VITAMINS IN COSMETICS ‑ VITAMIN A is used in cosmetics for acne, for its soothing properties to the skin, and to increase products' shelf fife. VITAMIN B COMPLEX ‑ Ali the B vitamins have a use in cosmetics. Biotin, for example, has been found to aid hair growth when used in a natural absorption base. Panthenol and inositol are two other B vitamins that are essential for skin cell respiration, which is important to the scalp for health and strength. VITAMIN C has a use in cosmetics as a mfld natural preservative and is absorbed into the skin as a natural nutrient. VITAMIN D aids the skin in creams and can be absorbed into the skin as a natural nutritional support. VITAMIN E is a natural preservative for oil‑type cosmetics because of its antioxidant action. VITAMIN F is not actually a vitamin but is the term used for a complex mixture of unsaturated fatty acids which naturally moisturize the skin.


WHEAT GERM OIL ‑ The natural oil from the embryo of the wheat kernel. High sources of vitamins A, D, and E. Excellent in facial creams and lotions.


WITCH HAZEL EXTRACT ‑ This acts as a natural astringent due in part to its high tannic acid content. Very soothing to the skin. Witch hazel extract is what Aubrey Organics uses as the base for their Herbal Facial Astringent.


YARROW EXTRACT ‑ Also known as Achillea. Has anti‑inflammatory properties and is soothing to the skin.


Tomatoes have always been considered the best source for lycopene, one of the most important and exciting phytochemical discoveries in the food world (mostly because of its promise as a cancer preventive).
  Now there's research saying that watermelon is also a good source for lycopene. We should have know; the bright red color gives it away.
Any bright red fruit, such as cranberries, strawberries, etc., should supply plenty of lycopene.
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Hoteph My Beloved Brothers And Sisters

My brothers and sisters we live in a very cruel world, a world where money, power, status and Race superiority take precedent over Human kindness, consideration and equal respect. For those of us who think that our condition is a figment of our mind and we are the cause of our condition, you become the most pitiful and disgusting among the victims of man made oppression, suppression and cause of death. Afrika is under attack, it is in a war of Bio-terrorism and the ammunition is Aids in the form of AZT AND ITS COCKTAILS. Is it past your ability to reason objectively using objective thought about our condition and how the wretched condition the world is becoming? And who it is that is causing such havoc in the world? My brothers and sisters there are evil forces in the world and they have no mercy for the weak, downtrodden and mainly the Black Afrikan Nation. They have lied about HIV IN GETTING US TO THINK THAT IT IS THE PRELUDE AND CAUSE OF THE AIDS VIRUS, when in fact one has nothing to do with the other. HIV has been made out to be a villain that it is not and by us being so gullible in accepting all that they tell us as truth not to be questioned. There are two type of virus, the strain virus, this virus change the nature of the cell into a disease and the transformation happen quickly, after the virus take affect.

The HIV virus, called the virus passenger virus, it live off of the cell but never cause disease. The HIV virus does not dismantle the immune system. Aids is not a sexually transmittable disease, contrary to what the creator of it, make it out to be. There are so many lies that have been sown successfully around the HIV/AIDS VIRUS cause and effect > contention, to the point that it is the false claim that have contributed to the death of a lot of people once they find out they are HIV positive they go into a mental tail spin, submitting to the notion that their life is over and they resolve to death being inevitable. Doctor Robert Gallo, the father and creator of the lie that HIV is the cause of Aids. Gallo even patented his lie in order to get royalty for every test of his paten when used. Gallo test has since been proven to be a fraud and two of his lab executives have been convicted of criminal offense. Luc Montagnier a Gallo partner in the HIV is the cause of Aids, has in 1989 confessed it is a lie. Also, Dr. Robert E.WILNER, author of the book, The Deadly Deception, support the claim HIV does not cause Aids. Wilner even injected himself with the HIV VIRUS on a chat TV show in Spain in order to prove his point. There are others who make such a claim such as Dr. Peter Duesberg PHD and John Yiamouyiahnis PHD, In their book Aids. The good news is that HIV does not cause Aids but the bad news is that recreational drugs and AZT do. All of the Aids death come from the treatment these mad doctors are injecting into the arm and orally, of the innocent. The HIV test is for the antibodies detection and not the virus. We begin to die emotionally the moment we discover we have HIV and demand the AZT treatment, the death nail. The main producers of AZT the Wellcome organization, which is owned by the Rockefeller Family, the New World Order Advocates. AZT was first developed as an Anti-Cancer Drug used in chemotherapy but had to be stopped because it was to toxic, even for that.

AZT kill cells even if they are healthy. AZT destroy the immune system. My brothers and sisters it is the Aids treatment that is causing the death of our people and not HIV. Aids destroy the immune system for which there are many causes and none passed on through sex. Another con game that made billions for the condom manufacture, as they created fear around our sexually expression. Hemophiliacs do not die from HIV infected blood, they die from their own immune system as it become confuse with the foreign protein in the infused blood and during the process confusion sometime occur to cause their immune system to attack itself as if to commit suicide. AZT IS THE CULPRIT. For further study on this matter contact Health Action Press In Delaware Ohio And Aids The Great Con Trick By David Icke and Dr. Boyd Graves, the founder of the origin of Aids.
Hoteph Osiris Akkebala
Chief Elder (p.a.i.'n)                                          

AL-Bayati’s Articles on AIDS on the Web
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· Alive and Well AIDS Alternatives
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Dr. Duesberg and Dr. Horowitz have been taking similar positions for many years.
Dr. Al-Bayati provides a solid piece of scientific support for the position that HIV does not cause AIDS. Exposure to steroids and the chemicals in our environment, the drugs used to treat AIDS, stress and poor nutrition are the real causes.
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June 2001 (entire issue.pdf)
UC-DAVIS SCIENTISTS RETHINK AIDS PhD toxicologist and emeritus professor attribute non-HIV factors
Toxicology pathologist Mohammed Al-Bayati, PhD, left his research position at the University of California, Davis, in 1997 to start a consulting practice. One of his first assignments: determine the causes of opportunistic infections in an "HIV-negative" patient. His unexpected conclusion: AIDS caused by drugs, not HIV. An expanded investigation revealed several non-HIV causes of AIDS, and compelled him to dismiss HIV altogether as a cause of AIDS. His former mentor, UC-Davis emeritus toxicology professor Otto Raabe, examined his analysis and agrees.
Neither had suspected that the HIV-AIDS model was wrong
By Paul Philpott
Mohammed A. Al-Bayati
Ph.D., D.A.B.T., D.A.B.V.T.
Toxicologist and Pathologist
Toxi-Health International
150 Bloom Dr.
Dixon, CA 95620
Tel: (707)-678-4484
Fax: (707)-678-8505


POZ DECEMBER 2000 / FEATURES - The Secret Plot to Destroy African Americans

The Great Condom Cover-Up
Is there really such a thing as "safe sex"?

Do you believe condoms provide adequate protection against the sexual transmission of the AIDS virus? Before you answer that question consider the findings of the following scientific studies...

* Condoms, when used as a birth control device, fail to prevent pregnancy at a rate of 10% per year of use.1,2

* Dr. Raymond Oliver, a retired surgeon lieutenant who studied venereal disease for the British Navy, Maintains that minute wounds caused by public hairs caught in and pulled-out by condoms are a common conduit for sexually transmitted diseases to enter the body, providing an opportune route for the AIDS virus to infect male users. 4

* Looking for existing evidence to support the use for condoms in preventing venereal diseases reveals a dismal tract record. Dr. C. Horsburgh writes: "Furthermore, there are no clinical data supporting the value and scabies or the transmission of viral diseases associated with semen, such as hepatitis B, Cytomegalovirus, or HIV. 6

* In a study of 97 female sexual partners of 93 men infected with HIV, it was found that " Condom use was not significantly associated with protection from infection. 5"

* In the first study designed to demonstrate condom efficacy in actually stopping the AIDS virus, M. Fiscal unprotected sex with their infected partners. Ten other persons in the study did use condoms and despite their use still infected their spouses in three out of ten cases. 

1. Pritchard. JA., MacDonald,P.C., "Family Planning," William Obstetrics, New York, Appleton-Century, 1980.

2. Hatcherm R.A., Contraceptive Technology 1986-1987, New York Irvinton Publishers, 1986

3. Fischl, M.A., Dickinson, G.M., (et al), "Evaluation of Hetrosexual Partners, chyildrens and Household Contacts of Adults with AIDS, "Journal of the American Medical Association, 257:5; 640-644, 2/6/87 and the follow- up article in the San Fransisco Examiner Chronicle, 2/22/87

4. "Condom's Hazzard, "Washington Times, Insight Section, p. 7, June 22,1987

5. Padian, N., (et al), Male-to-Female Transmission of HIV, Journal of the American Medical Association, 8/14/87; 258: 788-790

6.Horsbugh, Cr., (et al), "Preventive strategies in Sexually Transmitted Dieseases for the Care Physician,"Journal of the American Medical Association,8/14/87; 258:6 814-821


                                                    White Poison
                  By Shanti Rangwani

Got milk? If not, then thank your lucky stars. Because if you do,
medical research shows that you are likely to be plagued by anemia,
migraine, bloating, gas, indigestion, asthma, prostate cancer, and a
host of potentially fatal allergies--especially if you are a person
of color.

Ignoring this, the government declares that milk is essential to good
health, subsidizes the milk industry to the tune of billions of
dollars, and requires milk in its public school lunch programs. And
celebrity shills sporting milk mustaches tell us that milk is rich in
proteins, calcium, and vitamins--and very cool to boot.

They forget to tell you about the dangers lurking in that
innocuous-looking glass of white. Once criticized only by naturopaths
and vegans, now the health effects of milk are being decried by many
mainstream doctors. The supposedly hip milk mustache is actually a
creamy layer of mucus, live bacteria, and pus.

Former Chairman of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University , Frank
Oski, M.D. even has a book called Don't Drink Your Milk which blames
every second health problem kids suffer on hormone-ridden commercial
milk. Sixty percent of ear infections in kids under six years of age
are milk-induced, and milk consumption is the number one cause of
iron-deficiency anemia in infants today according to the American
Association of Pediatrics.

But milk is also a racial issue. Almost 90 percent of African
Americans and most Latinos, Asians, and Southern Europeans lack the
genes necessary to digest lactose, the primary sugar in milk. The
milk industry's response is classic: they have launched new campaigns
arguing that non-whites can digest milk if they take in small sips
during the day. There is a burgeoning industry worth $450 million a
year churning out products designed to minimize lactose intolerance.

Lactose intolerance is the most common "food allergy," but to call it
an allergy is to take a white-centric view that trivializes the fact
that most of the world's people are not biologically designed to
digest milk.

Milk does no body good, but for the vast majority of the world's
people--people of color--it is a public health disaster.

No other animal drinks cow's milk, not even calves once they are
weaned. The late Dr. Benjamin Spock, the U.S. 's leading authority on
child care, spoke out against feeding "cow's glue" to children,
saying it can cause anemia, allergies, and diabetes and in the long
term, will set kids up for obesity and heart disease, the number one
cause of death in this country.

Most of milk's much-vaunted protein is contained in casein--which is
also a raw material for commercial glue. Undigested, it simply sticks
to the intestinal walls and blocks nutrient absorption.

The mainstream media and the government ignore the medical studies
showing that milk is a serious health threat, in part because people
of color are the main victims. The institutionalization of racism is
highlighted by U.S. Department of Agriculture spokesperson Eilene
Kennedy's statement on milk, that the government's recommended food
pyramid is intended for "the majority of Americans. It doesn't
communicate to all Americans."

The USDA continues to require that school lunch programs include milk
with every meal, and recommend that we glug milk for calcium, even
though Harvard studies show an increase in osteoporosis and
bone-breakage in people who consume milk. It says we should drink
milk to prevent heart disease (and is echoed by Larry King) even
though saturated fat constitutes 55 percent of milk solids.

The dairy lobby perpetrates lies to ensure its profits. It benefits
directly from the exaggerated support prices the government shells
out for this "health food." The government pays over a billion
dollars a year for surplus butter. A General Accounting Office (GAO)
study concluded that a reduction in the government price support
system would have netted consumers savings of $10.4 billion from 1986
to 2001. And the USDA pays inflated prices to purchase dairy products
for both the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and federal school
lunch programs--milking the taxpayers and actually getting them to
pay for poisoning 26 million school kids.

The milk lobby has whipsawed its way into the highest echelons of
power. Staffers under Richard Nixon were indicted for accepting
$300,000 from the dairy lobby for making milk part of the school
lunch program.

Dr. Robert Cohen of the Dairy Education Board, a nonprofit
organization dedicated to exposing the milk lobby, contends that the
dramatic 52 percent rise in asthma deaths among minority kids in New
coincided with the surplus milk, cheese, and butter pumped into
them under the USDA's free school lunch and breakfast giveaway
programs. The incidence of asthma deaths may be even higher since
asthma is not a reportable disease, and asthma deaths are sometimes
certified as cardiovascular disease.

There is also a direct link between milk consumption and prostate
cancer among African Americans, who have the highest incidence of
this disease in the world. A study in "Cancer" has shown that men who
reported drinking three or more glasses of whole milk daily had a
higher risk for prostate cancer than men who reported never drinking
whole milk.

The controversial Bovine Growth Hormone (BGH)--banned in most
countries--is pumped into U.S. milch cows to increase annual yield
(50,000 pounds of milk per cow today compared to 2,000 pounds in
1959). Milk from cows treated with BGH is likely to contain pus from
their udders since the hormone leads to mastitis, or udder infection.
BGH use results in a tumor-promoting chemical (IGF-I) that has been
implicated in an explosive increase of cancer of the colon, smooth
muscle, and breast.

The antibiotics dairy farmers use to treat BGH-caused infections in
cows appear in their milk and greatly hasten human tolerance to most
antibiotics, a potentially life-threatening state of affairs. The
Center for Science in the Public Interest reports that 38 percent of
milk samples in 10 cities were contaminated with sulfa drugs and
other antibiotics.

A fightback is beginning. Protesters picketed New York City Mayor
Rudolph Giuliani's planned milk promotion campaign with a photo of
the mayor wearing a milk mustache over the caption, "Got Prostate
Cancer?" Giuliani (who, like his father, has prostate cancer) dropped
the campaign. And doctors from the Physicians Committee for
Responsible Medicine (PCRM) persuaded Washington , D.C. Mayor Anthony
Williams not to declare May 11 as "Drink Chocolate Milk Day" by
presenting evidence that milk is harmful, especially to people of

The PCRM--composed of some of the leading doctors in the U.S. --has
campaigned extensively in the health and consumer press and led a
successful legal effort in 1999 to make dairy products optional in
the federal food guidelines. The campaign was supported by a number
of prominent civil rights organizations and leaders, including the
Congressional Black Caucus, the NAACP, Martin Luther King, III, Jesse
Jackson, Jr., the National Hispanic Medical Association, and former
Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders.

The dairy lobby remains cozy with most medical practitioners to
perpetrate its "drink milk" propaganda. However, not one of the 1,500
papers listed in "Medicine" that deal with milk points to its
goodness--only to the pus, blood, antibiotics, and carcinogens in
milk, and the chronic fatigue, anemia, asthma, and autoimmune
disorders milk consumption causes.

The time has come for the milk industry to face the kind of scrutiny
that the tobacco companies face today. Meanwhile, discard the moo

**Shanti Rangwani is an allopathic doctor and a columnist for the
Times of India.


Milk causes all sorts of health problems - from diarrhoea and asthma to
arthritis and anemia. Most milk by-products like cream, cheese, or yogurt,
are just as harmful."

Dr William A Ellis

Dr William A. Ellis is one of the most outspoken critics of the traditional view of milk. A retired osteopathic physician and surgeon in Texas, he is the past president of the American Academy of Applied Osteopathy. He says there is overwhelming evidence that milk and milk products are contributing factors in allergies, arthritis, chronic fatigue, eonshpation, muscle cramps, obesity, and heart problems. He argues that there are two main reasons for heart problems not related to cholesterol. One of them is an enzyme in cow's milk called xanthine oxidase (XO), which causes problems by attacking the heart's arteries. This problem seems to lie exclusively with homogenized milk - When unhomogenised milk is consumed, the body excretes the XO. The other main reason why milk causes heart problems is that milk drinking leads to over-weight problems and obesity, because it is very high in calories and makes people more prone to heart attacks than the people of normal weight.

Milk products are often as damaging. For example, them are two proteins in cheese - tyranune and phenylethylamine - which have been shown to cause migraine headaches. Other problems such as chronic fatigue and muscle cramps may relate to poor absorption. Dr Ellis has performed over 25,003 blood tests which show that adults who use milk products do not absorb nutrients as well as adults who don't. This is for two reasons. Firstly, milk has a great ability to neutralize hydrochloric acid (HCL), which forces the stomach two work harder to produce enough HCL to digest your food. Eventually, HCL-produeing glands in your swomach break down, and you don't absorb the nutrients in your food.

Secondly, mills and cheese tend to generate excessive mucus in the sinus and lungs, which causes respiratory ailments. Extramucus is also formed in the intestines and hardens creating a coating on the inner lining that is relatively impermeable to nutrients, which means poor absorption, which in turn leads tochronic fatigue. It also causes constipation, since your food sticks to the mucus in your intestines. Allergy to milk is quite common too, particularly among children. Some of the allergic symptoms that infants develop include asthma, nasal congestion, skin rash and various chest infections, plus other, less noticed symptoms, such as irritability and fatigue.

Milk cause allergies because it over stimulates the cells in the lower two thirds of the stomach - the ones that produce hydrochloricacid. So, when milk products are constantly used, they weaken and eventually destroy these cells, and the child ends up with a hydrochloric deficiency. As a result, the proteins don't digest properly and so they enter the bloodstream and because they are not fully digested, irritate tissues and provoke hives, skin rashes and other allergic reactions in adults as well as infants. Also a person is more likely to be allergic to other allergens because few adults can metabolize the principle protein in cow's milk- casein - properly. Eventually, the liver has to remove all the partially digested cow protein which in turn places a heavy burden on the entire excretory system, especially the liver.

By contrast the primary protein in human milk is actoalbumin, which is easy for babies to digest and utilize with no unnecessary strain on their organs. The situation is similar with calcium. The calcium in cow's milk does not metabolize properly whereas the calcium in mother's milk does. Low levels of calcium correspond with irrability and headaches as well as muscle spasms and cramps, since calsium is necessary for the muscles to relax. From taking many thousands of blood tests there is a clear indication that people who drink 3 or 4 glasses of milk a day invariably have the lowest levels of calcium. To get enough calcium simply eat plenty of green vegetables and some tahini!

The information contained herein, is purely informational in nature and is not intended to provide medical advice. For all injuries, one should first seek the professional opinion of the appropriate medical personnel.




Quintessential Remedies

Is Distilled Water Healthy?
by Suzanne M. Skinner, Ph.D.

Dear Dr. Skinner:

Our church group has been having beated argurments over what type of water is safe to drink. I have been drinking distilled water for over two years, and I am now getting scared I may be doing myself great harm. Some say distilled water is the only health water. Others say distilled water is not only devoid of the minerals our bodies need, but that it leaches out the minerals that are already in our body. Who is right? What shall I do?

You are correct. Distilled water is the purest we can drink as it contains only hydrogen and oxygen. Of course, we must include fresh raw fruit and vegetable juices everyday, as they are loaded with organic mineral elements the only kind our body can use.

"Natural water" contains inorganic inactive minerals that are incompatible with our body and cause great harm over time. Natural water is lifeless, gross and incompatible with our cells, and does not contain enzymes ( the essence of life).

A lifetime accumulation of inorganic calcium (found in natural water) clogs our veins and arteries, which can result in coronary thrombosis, arterial occlusion (obstruction of the blood vessels), aterosclerosis. Many times this results in a fatal heart attack.

Natural water comes from springs, wells, lakes, rivers and faucets. Its inorganic mineral elements have been collected by contact with rocks, earth and soil.

This unhealthy water goes from the esophagus to the stomach, to the small intestine, and then is either transported to the liver for distribution into the system, or if unable to disintegrated (because of inorganic minerals), is passed into the colon. (Liquids pass through blood vessels in the small intestine's walls). Whatever is in colloidal form (a stateof very fine suspended particles), goes along with the liquid into the liver. Now the liver begins to clog with minute inorganic minerals such as calcium (limestone) and magnesium

Our bodies are composed of the same minerals, but they are in an organic form, not an inorgamc form. The minerals that our bodies need for replenishment, regeneration and survival, must come to us through raw vegetables and fruit, fresh juices, nuts and seeds. We can only use, assimilate, digest and absorb minerals in their organic form. With fresh, raw vegetables and fruit juices, the
plant's roots go deep into the soil and pick up the inorganic minerals and change them to usable organic minerals for us.

With natural water, however, our cells are called upon to reject the debris cells from it's inherent inorganic minerals. The kidneys and orher secreting organs attempt to throw off all this accumulated
debris, however, a large part stays in our bodies, contributing to rigidity, ossification, so-called "old age" stiffness and early death.

Distilled water leaches out the unusable inorganic limestone, rock residue, etc. It acts like a magnet, to pick up discarded cells, rejected minerals and debris. With the help of the blood and lymph system this waste is then carried to the kidneys for elimination from our body. The only water the blood and Iymph can actually use is pure distilled water, or fresh fruit and vegetable juices.

There is a belief that distilled water leaches out minerals from the body. This is not true. It only collects and removes inorganic minerals that have already been refused and rejected by the cells.

More than twenty years ago, Norman Walker, D.Sc., suggested an experiment everyone can do at home. Before you start, do a urine inspection to see how clear it is. Then use only distilled water for three weeks (make sure you cook with distilled water also). At the end of this time period, you will be astonished with the amount of sediment and debris found in your urine.*

Filtering tap water is useless-- it only removes what is floating or mixed with the water-the smaller matter remains in solution. And of course, I need not mention the abundance of poisonous, cancer-causing material added to the water to"protect" us from harmful bacteria and germs. Pesticides and metals in the water compound the problem.

I will now not drink from a $5,000 water system I had installed years ago, before I knew better.

Spring water looks clear and transparent, however, it is loaded with sold inorganic minerals- not to mention parasitic. Bottled mountain spring water is loaded with chemicals to make it taste good and look clear. Bottled drinking. water is water from a tap sold to unknowing, unsuspecting people.

* Note:

No liquid or water can "leach" organic minerals out, once they have become intergrated in the body; only inorganic minerals rejected by the cells and tissues, which if not evacuated, can cause arterial obstructions and more serius damage over long periods of time, will be removed. these inorganic minerals must be removed, and distilled waterwill do the job for you.

The information contained herein, is purely informational in nature and is not intended to provide medical advice. For all injuries, one should first seek the professional opinion of the appropriate medical personnel.


  Treat Yourself to Good Health -- Boost Your Immunity Naturally

Robert Rountree, MD

We live our lives in a veritable soup of viruses, bacteria, fungi and other disease-causing agents.
The immune system -- which consists of billions of specialized cells throughout the body -- is on the lookout for these disease-causing invaders. But it doesn't always work as well as we'd like.
Do you seem to catch every "bug" that comes along? Your immune system may be sabotaged by chronic psychological stress... environmental toxins, such as mercury, arsenic or dioxin... and/or poor nutritional choices.
Immunity-zapping foods: Alcohol, margarine, commercially baked goods and other sources of hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated fat, sugary foods and hot dogs, bacon and other cured meats that contain cancer-causing food additives.
Unfortunately, immune system problems that lead to frequent minor illness can also raise the risk for certain forms of cancer.
Good news: It's possible to boost a flagging immune system or fortify a healthy one with immunity-boosting foods, herbs, supplements and lifestyle changes.

 Aloe vera. Two ounces of the juice of this succulent, subtropical plant every two hours for up to 12 hours works as an anti-inflammatory to help relieve diarrhea, colitis or irritable bowel syndrome. As an alternative, you can take one-half to two teaspoons of freeze-dried aloe vera dissolved in water or juice daily. Applied topically, aloe vera gel speeds healing of sunburn, minor wounds and burns.
 Astragalus. This herb helps curb chronic colds, ear infections and the flu. It also helps restore immunity in cancer patients who have been affected by chemotherapy drugs.
Typical dosage: One 500-mg capsule -- or about 15 drops of tincture daily.
 Berries. Blackberries, blueberries, cranberries and strawberries contain immunity-boosting anthocyanidins and other flavonoids. They also contain lots of dietary fiber and vitamin C -- both known cancer fighters.
 Carrots, sweet potatoes, tomatoes and yellow squash. Brightly colored vegetables contain carotenoids, compounds known to prevent cancers of the lung, colon, breast, uterus and prostate.
 Cruciferous vegetables. Broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens and kale protect against breast, cervical and other cancers, according to studies at Rockefeller University in New York City and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore .
 Garlic, onions, chives and leeks are loaded with sulfur compounds, which have potent antimicrobial and antifungal properties. These "allium" vegetables are effective against colds, flu, parasites, yeast overgrowth and stomach "bugs." Garlic may even help prevent and treat prostate cancer, according to research recently conducted at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City .
Typical dosage: One or two cloves of raw garlic a day. If you dislike garlic odor, take one to three capsules of freeze-dried garlic daily. Reputable brands: Enzymatic Therapy's Garlinase and Nature's Way Garlicin.
 Grapefruit seed extract. In addition to standard food-safety precautions, take 15 drops daily in a glass of juice upon arrival in an underdeveloped region to help prevent traveler's diarrhea.
Important: Ask your doctor before taking grapefruit seed extract. It may interfere with some medications.
Green tea. It contains polyphenols, antioxidant compounds that stop formation of nitrosamines, cancer-causing compounds produced in the stomach.
Green-tea drinkers have low rates of pancreatic, esophageal, colon, stomach and lung cancers. Drink three to four cups or take two to four 500-mg capsules of green-tea extract daily.
Nutritional supplements. In addition to vitamin C, consider taking these natural immunity boosters daily...
 Carotenoids (10,000 international units -- IU)
 Coenzyme Q-10 (50 mg)
 Lipoic acid (50 mg)
Selenium (100 micrograms)
 Vitamin E (200 IU)
Zinc (20 mg)
 Soy foods. Tofu, soymilk, tempeh and miso contain antioxidants and phytochemicals that help block tumor growth. Tofu, specifically, is believed to reduce the risk for prostate cancer.

To stay healthy, incorporate these simple strategies into your daily life...
 Clean cutting boards thoroughly. Use a diluted bleach solution and air-dry. Do so each time the board comes into contact with meat, poultry or fish. Buy wood cutting boards -- they are easier to clean than plastic. Always use one for meats and a different one for other foods.
 Get plenty of sleep. Lack of sleep -- even for a single night -- dramatically reduces the activity of a key immune system component known as natural killer cells.
 Keep your windows open. An overheated, stuffy room is the perfect breeding ground for germs that cause colds and flu.
 Wash your hands often. Do so before eating or preparing food and after going to the bathroom. Wash more often when you're around sick people.

Even with a healthy diet and lifestyle, everyone gets sick occasionally. But optimism can help you get well.
Just as positive emotions help boost immunity, negative ones reduce immunity. They do so by triggering secretion of the stress hormone cortisol, which inhibits the inflammatory response and raises blood pressure.
When you're faced with a health crisis, help your immune system by working to overcome negative thoughts. Join a support group and/or get psychotherapy.
Caution: Never rely on your mind as the sole treatment for serious illness. Always seek appropriate medical therapy.

When antibiotics came into use more than 50 years ago, it seemed they could zap any bacteria -- even killers such as those that cause tuberculosis and meningitis.
Unfortunately, decades of overuse have rendered these drugs ineffective against certain "bugs." And, of course, we now know that antibiotics wipe out beneficial bacteria along with the disease-causing ones.
Bottom line: Use immunity-boosters to stay well and to speed recovery from ailments you would normally treat without calling your doctor -- colds, mild sore throats and stomach ailments.
If you're experiencing high fever, vomiting, chest pain or dizziness, you may need a course of antibiotics or some other treatment. Call your doctor.
*Immunity-boosting products can be found in health-food stores.

Hi All,
    I know you know this but it does not hurt to be reminded.

  On Channel 2 in Baltimore, they had a Dr. Edward Fujimoto from
  Castle Hospital on the program. He is the manager of the Wellness Program at
  the hospital. He was talking about dioxins and how bad they are for us.

  He said that we should not be heating our food in the microwave using
  plastic containers. This applies to foods that contain fat. (Isn't that everything?)
  He said that the combination of  fat, high heat and plastics releases dioxins into
  the food  and ultimately into the cells of the body.

  Dioxins are carcinogens and highly toxic to the cells
of our bodies. Instead, 
  he recommends using glass, Corning Ware, or ceramic containers for heating
  food. You get the same results without the dioxins.
such things as TV dinners, instant saimin and soups, etc. should be removed
  from the container and heated in something else.

  Paper isn't bad but you don't know what is in the paper.   Just safer to use
  tempered glass, Corning Ware, etc. He said we  might remember when some
  of the fast food restaurants
moved away from the foam containers to paper.
  The dioxin problem is one of the reasons. 


Publications of the Ausar Aset society
-The Children's Health Book by Ron Seaborn by Lifeline Publishers
-Eating LIght for Survival - Marcia Acciardo - My favorite cookbook.
-The New England Journal of Medicine
-AFrica: Women and Health
-Sri Chimoy  Publications
-The Medicine Show by editors of Consumer News
-The Vegan Kitchen by Freyah Dinsah ( Anything a Dinsah Writes)
-Your Can Heal Your LIfe ( Louise Hayes)
-Polarity - Your Healing Hands
-Sexual SEcrets by Douglas and Slinger
-Papers from the Columbia University Schhol of
     Complementary and alternative Medicine
-The Breast Cancer Hotline -
     1-800-877-8077- Conducted by ADelphi University.
-The Recipe Directory on the search engines
-Nutra Control Formulas by Richard Roberts - contact through Lincoln
     Acupunture Center.
-Down Home Healthy Recipe Books - free at NCI's 1-800-4-Cancer
-The Delaney Sisters 2nd book on Wisdom-their traditional
         A-A recipes and combinations.
-Office of Alternative Medicine - 1-888-644-6226
-Anything out of Lincoln Hospital Acupunture Recovery Center
         under Dr. Mike Smith
-30 Day Body Purification Program by Lewis Harrison
        ( anything he writes)
-Body Reflexology by Mildred and Tammy Weber
-The Doctor's Book of Home Remedies by the editors of Prevention
-Manu Dawson of the Integral Yoga Center
-Who.int ( and click for everything including traditional medicine)
-The ROOTS AIDS resource list
-Paho.org, nccam.nih.gov,
-Bahmian Diet by Dick Gregory
-Survival into the 21St Century -
          Viktoras Kulvinskas-Best health Food Book
-How to Eat to Live- the first book to address contamination
          in the Black Community
-Sugar Blues - connects sugar with behaviorial control,
          and enslavement and drugs
-Back to Eden - an herbal by Jethro Kloss,
-Cookin' with Mother Nature for Folks who eat -
         Dick Gregory and Dr. Fulton
-Healing Ourselves, by the Macrobiotic people
-Anything by Mantake Chia and Susan S. Weed
-The Dreded Comparison - Alice Walker wrote the introduction
-YOur Face Never Lies - the Macrobiotic people again.
-the Bahamian Diet by Dick Gregory
-Men's Health Magazine
-The American Vegan Society People under the Freyah Dinshah
-Compassionate Shopper
-Beauty Without Cruelty.
-Folk Beliefs of the Southern Negro by Puckett.
-The Hippocrates Institutes sites.
-Anything on muscle testing and/or applied kinesiology,
         touch for health etc.
-My Men's health list on the Black Men's Prostate Holistic care.
-Mahareshi University http://www.mum.edu.
        Conducts research on Black Health Issues.
-Proclamations Book/Audio Line by ROOTS Institute.
        -CM Wimbs
-A Guide to Herbal Birth Control and Alternate/Natural Methods.
        -CM Wimbs
-Traditional Healing Systems of the African Diaspora.
       -CM Wimbs
-Writings on Black Sanctity and Spirituality -CM Wimbs
-Book Catalogues by DrKanya9@hotmail.com,
        East-West Book stores.
-The Music of Black Americans by Dr. Eileen Southern


From Doug Mills’ newsletter:

Book Review:

In the book The Politics of Cancer Revisited, world cancer expert Dr. Samuel Epstein indicts the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the American Cancer Society (ACS) for responsibility in losing the cancer war.

For the first time, the American public will find out the truth behind the much-acclaimed “War Against Cancer”, in a thoroughly documented exposé of the polities and priorities of the cancer establishment.

In spite of over $20 billion spent since the “War Against Cancer” was launched by President Richard Nixon in 1971, there has been little, if any, significant improvement in treatment and survival rates for most common cancers – despite contrary, misleading hype by the cancer establishment, the NCI and the ACS.

You will also learn in this 770-page book how to prevent cancer.  I recommend everyone have a copy and understand the information inside because there is almost 100% chance that someone in your family will get cancer, and you cannot rely on the system to bail you out.  It is far better to have this information before you get cancer so you have a chance to prevent it, or beat it, if diagnosed. 

I ordered my copy (ISBN 0914896474) through www.amazon.com.

Diabetes and Nutrition Loss:

“The elevation in blood sugar, typical of diabetes, acts as an osmotic diuretic.  It overwhelms the kidneys’ ability to reabsorb glucose and other water-soluble nutrients, leading to increased urination.  Consequently, massive amounts of water-soluble vitamins and minerals are lost in the urine.

Yet, no efforts are made to replace the nutrient losses.  The resultant nutritional deficiencies obviously contribute to, and are likely the primary reason for, the deterioration of the eyes, kidneys, peripheral nerves and blood vessels that plague so many diabetics.  These same complications would result from any condition that caused extensive nutrient depletion.

To replenish lost nutrients, all diabetics should supplement with a high-potency multi-nutrient that contains zinc, calcium, magnesium and vitamins C, D, B6 and B12. Replacing these nutrients dramatically reduces the risk of serious complications from diabetes.  Also, you will want to replace refined carbohydrates, processed grains and potatoes with fiber-rich sprouted grain bread, whole grains, beans, vegetables and fruits. 

Additionally, exercise will take up glucose even when insulin is absent.”

Whitaker Wellness Institute, Vol. 1, Issue 3

Creating a New Body:

It has been said that you are what you eat.  Cells in the body are constantly dying, and new ones are replacing them.  If you continually put junk in your mouth, then you create junk cells every day, and you cannot expect to enjoy youthful vigor.

Very few people have any idea how good they could feel at any given age.  Every aspect of your life is compromised if you do not perform to your potential. 

It is never too late to build a new body.  You do not need to be stuck with the body you have.  Even some so-called irreversible damage has been reversed.  I am constantly reminded of that by the testimonials I hear from the 25,000 people in my group.

The majority of your soft tissue cells will turn over in three – six months. 

The purpose of this writing is not to tell you what to do, because there are so many options.  The point I am trying to make is: If you use the Young Living Essential Oil products, or other healthful options, you would be able to rebuild a new body step-by-step, to the extent of what you are using.  Select some options, such as clean water, Power Meal, Cleansing Trio, Mineral Essence or Berry Young Juice, and give it three – six months to fully manifest a compounding effect.

Here is wishing you the very best for the new year.  If there is any way I can be of service to you, please let me know.

Yours in better health,

Tom Anson

Anson Aromatic