Aromatic Reflections for Moments of Crisis – Part 2

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We do not need to re-invent the wheel. We just have to deepen our knowledge of Nature and combine her age-old defense mechanisms with our modern scientific approach.

Essential oils are Sun-Light messengers. With their poly-molecular bio-chemical outfit they have developed as allies of interaction inside Nature herself in a kind of challenge and response way. They have been one if not THE major answer against the growing impact of germs threatening and simultaneously provoking the thrust of differentiation of plant species in the course of evolution of Life on Earth. And not only “germs”…

Modern medicine with their pharmaceutical chemical formula cannot compose the healing qualities which essential oils unfold within the bodies of human beings. These treasures of Mother Nature carry the very being and essence of the original plant they are obtained from. They are light carriers (in Sanskrit “Oshadhi”) blessed with the divine gifts of life force, intelligence and vibratory energies, characteristics which pharmaceutical products do not possess. Apart from that, essential oils do not load the body with undesirable side effects like so many conventional drugs do but rather convey manifold positive side effects.

“Incredible!” writes my niece a few weeks ago…

“A friend who has lung cancer with metastases in the adrenal glands got from me: 

– “Nature Protect” synergy of essential oils – 2% mixture in St. John’s Wort and Calendula oil. She applied it to the right inner arm on the lung meridian
– An oil mixture (primarily conifer and citrus oils) for the upper body / lung area
– “Nature Protect” synergy with the diffuser for the air

Yesterday she got the results of her CT – the last one was just before she started with the oils. The new one shows: Tumor and metastases have shrunk by 50%!!! 

Tomorrow she comes over, because I have now made her an oil to apply on the arch of the foot (adrenal glands point). That was the best news for many days thanks to your oils!

April 2020

The important point is: To get a new understanding of what disease is

 “In the new medicine”, writes Dr. Ryke Geerd Hamer, “the so-called diseases, as we had previously understood, do not really exist. They are only useful biological special programs of nature… Our whole dilemma stems from the fact that we had been practicing symptom medicine in Europe for 1500 years. Everything was religiously divided into “benign” and “vicious“: Cancer was malignant, microbes, fever, fatigue, all supposed so-called “disease symptoms” were malignant and had to be eradicated – like sin… But if Mother Nature – despite our nonsensical pseudo-therapy attempts – had succeeded in her way of healing, then we took this success as our own credit. And like sorcerer apprentices we felt so incredibly smart!“

http://www.neue-medizin.de/html/krebs.html

In this perspective disease does not happen by chance or by a curse, or by the vicious dictate of Nature. The viewpoint of a New Medicine of the Millenium will not be any more in terms of “all these dangerous malevolent microbes and viruses and the terrible malignancy of cancer“. All external causes defined as diseases, yes, even the so called “infectious diseases” and pandemics like the COVID-19, will be understood as “emergency measures“ created by Nature to save the organism – and the collective – and not to destroy it. To “save“ meaning: to prevent further damage of the system.

Diseases will and have to be recognized as meaningful personal or collective educators to progress in the understanding of our role as responsible human beings on a very special planet. And definitely not as a “survival program” but as a training and coaching to rise in knowledge, I mean true knowledge about our real mission on Earth as human beings. After so many hundreds of thousands of years of human evolution, it is high time to start with new patterns of thinking, make a turn-around in our understanding of ourselves, the world, the society, Nature, the Divine. The Universe has its own ways… If we are not moving fast enough, we get a kick…!

The whole outlook of modern (western) medicine is wrong. We have been propagating to treat the symptom – find the “enemy” and then kill it if needed. This is a very poor perspective of the real story behind disease. The underlying story is much more interesting. And above all, did we ask the question nr. 1: why is there an enemy?

Spiritually spoken:

“If we have an enemy it shows that our friendliness has not been enough”.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

So then, behavioural patterns of body, mind and soul are hiding behind behaviour also with our closest “partner”: ourselves. Are we friendly enough with ourselves, forgiving enough, smiling enough with our heart, our lips, our words? Is it possible that we “swim” in this “crazy world” without harm, without doing harm, befriending the world inside and outside ourselves?

It’s not about killing the enemy, it’s about changing patterns of wrong habits on all levels: feeling, thinking, speaking, behaving, eating, socializing… Let’s first find the “enemy” here before we ask the doctor to prescribe us some pills and send us to the hospital!

So then what is our “survival program” for the COVID-19 crisis when so many people are dying? One thing to make sure: Nature is not concerned about death as much as we are. Seen from a spiritual perspective – which is the perspective of Nature – there is no real death. But the fear of death can be used by Nature to educate the person or the collective to change its patterns of behaviour, change the matrix – inner and outer – which represents the real confinement of the individual.

Under that vision, we can accept fear – but also try to find a way to overcome it via new transformational impulses which impact us as a whole. 

Back to some practical points 

Several research scientists like Hudson and Vimalanathan from the department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver / Canada have “demonstrated that the vapor or “gaseous” phase of certain EOs show good antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral activity, sometimes better than the corresponding liquid phase of the oil.”

http://www.essencejournal.com/pdf/2014/vol2issue1/PartA/8-565.pdf

Some studies also indicate that the whole unfractionated oil and also synergies of anti-microbial oils blended together can have a high potency and be as or even more efficient as lab-extracted so called “active ingredients”. This suggests a perspective of a new kind of “alchemy of healing” made on the basis of Nature’s experience with bio-chemical compounds over millions of years. 

One can also think of a Face Mask Spray combining powerful anti-microbial essential oils to be vaporized on a face mask or on a cotton handkerchief 2-3 minutes before using it. It can be used for protection of both the user and the potential person in front against bacterial and viral influence in case of personal or collective respiratory problems such as the present COVID-19 crisis, and also in case of pneumonia, bronchitis, or any kind of flu.

Let‘s take an example of a blend for the present situation

A preventive anti-viral formula (no therapeutic claims here, just suggestions).

Lemon 
Famous for its purifying capacity as an “air cleaner”, anti-bacterial and anti-viral. Even the small viruses will not be able to resist. French scientists Morel and Rochaix proved decades ago that the evaporated particles of Lemon oil are capable of neutralizing:

  • the Meningococcus (Meningitis – blood infection) within 15 minutes
  • the Ebert bacteria (Typhus) in hardly 1 hour
  • the Pneumococcus (Pneumonia etc.) in 1-3 hours
  • the Staphylococcus aureus (skin- and respiratory infections, food poisoning) in 2 hours
  • the hemolytic Streptococci (breaks down red blood cells). Very efficient to be used in a diffuser at home or in office. In hospitals it should be mandatory.

Coriander seed 
Ideal for fighting viruses that reach the ENT (ear, nose, throat) sphere or the urinary tract. Its application can be done by massage, diluted in a base of vegetable oil and also oral with honey. Essential oil extracted from Coriander seeds has shown dramatic results against all major food-borne bacteria like the pathogenic forms of Escherichia coli and many others. The high content in monoterpene alcohols and monoterpenes recommends the use of the essential oil as an immunomodulatory, analgesic and anti-inflammatory agent in rheumatology and also as an anti-bacterial and anti-viral agent.

Mountain Hyssop (Hyssopus decumbens)  
has shown to be interesting for the treatment of influenza, bronchitis and various ENT conditions. It is a powerful antiviral agent, strongly anticatarrhal, expectorant and remarkably anti-asthmatic. It has also invigorating and stimulating action on the sympathetic nervous system. 

Marjoram (Origanum majorana) 
efficient against viruses that affect the ENT sphere, and also for viral skin infections, such as shingles, chickenpox or psoriasis. The oil has its strong place in case of all kinds of Immune deficiencies. Its anti-infectious effects encourage its use in diffusion in the event of epidemics, general fatigue or viral and bacterial infections.

Ravintsara 
Powerful anti-viral, anti-bacterial agent. Works wonders in case of flu, bronchial infections, viral skin problems, ENT infections… Ravintsara oil is exceptionally antiviral and microbicidal as an immunostimulant and a great helper for the cardiorespiratory system due to its anti-catarrhal and expectorant action. It clears the respiratory tract and is a good tonic, neurotonic and a strong energizer.

Tea Tree 
Famous for its allround properties and its strong anti-infectious effects on many levels including the respiratory tract. The protective activity of this natural desinfectant against the influenza virus captured on the filter fiber surfaces in hospitals showed strong antiviral properties when used on fiber coating materials. The oil was capable of deactivating captured micro-organisms within 5–10 min of contact on the fiber surface. The antiviral activity of Tea Tree oil was also successfully challenged in aerosols form by mixing viable airborne viral particles with oil droplets in the rotational aerosol chamber. An ideal oil for vaporizing in a diffuser.

Cardamom 
Cardamom oil is at first a very efficient digestive, carminative and also a highly antispasmodic oil. But more than that, with its strong degree of the “respiratory compound” Eucalyptol (1,8-cineol) it shows also a good anti-catarrhal and a powerful expectorant action. Cardamom oil is rich in anti-infectious ingredients in general. In research the essential oil showed anti-microbial activity against almost all tested micro-organisms. Other studies conclude that this oil could be a major component in new anti-microbial drugs. The researchers stated that the oil’s anti-microbial activity as a total may be the result of being able to damage the cell membrane of certain bacteria and to inhibit “quorum sensing” – the cell-to-cell communication of pathogenic germs.

Eucalyptus radiata 
Highly expectorant and clearing for the respiratory system. Good in case of rhinitis, sinusitis, otitis. (cf. actions slimiliar to Tea Tree oil). The oil has a long history as a protective agent against many bacteria (including tuberculosis, and MRSA), viruses, and fungi (including Candida). It is strongly immune-stimulatory, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, analgesic, and spasmolytic. Its usage is best in form of vapor inhalation or oral intake which provide benefit for respiratory problems, such as bronchitis, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Lemongrass 
The oil is strongly anti-viral and anti-bacterial. Lemongrass essential oil reduced Escherichia coli (in food) to undetectable levels. The occurrence of Escherichia coli O157:H7, the prime food pathogen (i.e. in ground beef), is inactivated by high heat during cooking but also leads to the formation of cancer-causing heterocyclic amines (HCAs). Lemongrass oil is a better solution for neutralzing food pathogenes. It shows also excellent anti-microbial activity against Bacillus cereus, Staphylococcus epidermidis and Streptococcus pneumoniae. The oil also exhibited inhibitory effects against Bacillus subtilis and fungi.

Bay Laurel
Famous for its effects on ENT and respiratory disorders. The anti-infectious, expectorant and mucolytic properties of Bay Laurel oil make it a good choice for the treatment of all kinds of viral infections of the respiratory tract. In vaporizing and diffusion the oil shows high efficiency against airborne germs, particularly against those creating flu, bronchitis, candidiasis, phlegm and sinusitis. With its invigorating power it is also an oil used against different types of degenerative diseases. “The anti-viral properties of the Bay Laurel essential oil have been the subject of well-documented research, for example a study led by Monica R. Loizzo, from the Faculty of Pharmacy of Calabria/Italy. It has shown the in vitro activity of the essential oil of Bay Laurel on the SARS-CoV virus responsible for the SARS epidemic in 2003.

Myrtle 
Myrtle oil is above all a major helper as an efficient expectorant and mucolytic. Its bio-chemical compounds such as 1,8-cineole (Eucalyptol) have a strong action on our mucus membranes facilitating elimination. This compound is also very active in soothing inflammation of the entire breathing system. Myrtle oil is definitely one of the “respirators” in aromatherapy – with very strong properties to fight against cough and all kinds of bronchial problems. We can call Myrtle a “decongestant” of many levels. Not to forget: the development of anti-microbial resistance has become a global problem. Tests have shown the high potential of the essential oil of Myrtle against over a dozen of pathogenic strains responsible of many different kinds of infections.

Rosmary cineol
Powerful helper against pulmonary infections such as bronchitis, coughing, and all kinds of pathologies of the ENT sphere and respiratory tract incl. microbial infections and congestion. Strong bactericial defense against staphylococcus aureaus, white staphylococcus, streptococcus…

Niaouli 
A very interesting oil with its strong anti-catarrhal, expectorant and mucolytic properties. Niaouli oil is a powerful anti-viral and anti-bacterial aromatic agent – highly active, as research shows, on Staphylococcus aureus. Niaouli is also especially effective in controlling  infectious diseases in particular those caused by intracellular pathogens. The essential oil of Niaouli preferentially potentiates antigen-specific cellular immunity.

Possible applications

This blend of essential oils – or also single oils – can be applied directly on the skin or can be used diluted in a vegetable oil or Aloe vera. It can be evaporated, inhaled or taken orally with max 2 drops 2 times per day – preferably in pure form mixed in honey or a vegetable oil.

1) One can apply the blend on the arch of the foot at the rate of 2-4 drops per arch, several times a day. It is essential that on this part of the body it ensures rapid and optimal diffusion of the aromatic molecules into the pulmonary areas.

2) Another way is to use a diffuser with the undiluted blend or oil which helps desinfecting the air and stimulates immune responses within our body. 

3) Inhalation over steamed water: Put 1-2 drops into a large bowl or pot filled with hot water and inhale the vapour for a 30 seconds.

4) Oral intake: Fill a small 50ml jar with honey, put 5-10 drops into the jar and mix the whole with a spoon. Dip the tip of a tea-spoon (ca. 1-2ml of the mix) and ingest it alone or with some luke-warm liquid (not hot).

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