Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Spring Into the Season


Indulge in  springs' colorful  plants this season.



The first spring flowers in bloom are yellow, purple, and blue. 

            Daffodils are yellow



                                  Hyacinth's Purple and Blue




 All color is stored in the green leaves and stems of trees, plants, and shrubs. The sun generates green first, chlorophyll, which is the immune system for all varieties of plant life. Chlorophyll is healthy for our immune system as well. All color illuminated from plants  is generated and fueled by the sun, air and water. Which are 3 elements necessary for our own well being. 
We have so much in common with the plant kingdom. Plants are the perfect food to sustain our lives. Nutritionally the chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals, and lipid fluid is readily accessible for our bodies; raw, cooked, juiced or dried we absorb all the elements contained in the plant. This includes their color, essential oils, proteins, carbohydrates, etc. Anti-oxidants are part of the immune system of the plant, of which many are stored in their color. 
Scientists have researched the health benefits color stores as a food source, also the vitaly stored in plants  from the sun, and its effect on people. Color is created by light, stored as energy, which is the vitality of the plant, and our vitality and energy source as well. Different colors contain different antioxidants, nutrients, and elements to help our immune system fight disease.
 Yellow infused oils, essential oils, and yellow flower hydrosols  can be utilized by our body for holistic benefits, to alter our moods and enhance our health. Yellow essential oils; lemon, citrus, lemongrass, ylang ylang, citronella, lemon eucalyptus all have a synergistic  effect. Calendula oil is a superior oil for the skin, and the flowers can be added to soup, sauces, stews, salads, and tea.
Yellow is the perfect match for early spring tonics. Over the winter our organs become sluggish. The first foods that pop out out of the soil are considered tonics, they stimulate the organs and cleanse toxins that build up over the long, dark, cold winter months.  Asparagus, ramps, green onions, mustards, self heal, plantain, and of course the first  yellow flowers of the new year.
Yellow, can be used for conditions of the stomach, liver, and intestines. It helps the pores of the skin and aids scarred tissue in healing itself. It also has a very enriching effect upon the intellect and the brain.
Yellow, is stimulating to the nervous system and the intellect. These rays have an alkalizing effect which strengthens the nerves, and are awakening, inspiring and vitally stimulating to the higher mind, aiding self-control. Typical diseases treated by yellow are constipation, gas, liver troubles, diabetes, eczema and skin troubles, and nervous exhaustion. It is an excellent color for nervous or nerve-related conditions or ailments. 
Yellow can be used for  the pores of the skin and aids scarred tissue in healing itself. It also has a very enriching effect upon the intellect and the brain. Gives us clarity of thought, increases awareness, and stimulates interest and curiosity. Yellow energy is related to the ability to perceive and understand. 
Calendula oils yellow hue is outstanding in its field. It softens the skin, permeates and breaks down scar tissue, and over a period of time diminishes the size and softens the cords. I have my own testimony to this fact. Calendula aids in the production of new skin tissue, heals burns, cuts, scrapes and bruises.
Our Super salve, Sunshine lotion, Tanning cream, Anna's Skin Renewal Cleansing Lotion, Calendula/Chamomile cream, all contain calendula oil. We grow our own calendula flowers and prepare the flowers for oil infusion. Calendula Oil, unscented is also available.
Essential Oils are absorbed through our skin and ol' factory system. I am not recommending them for internal use.  They are for room diffusers, blending with carrier oils for the skin and massage, aromatherapy misters, and bath oil.

Lemon (Citrus Limonum):
   Sore Throat, Nervous Conditions, Digestive Problems, Gallbladder, Anxiety; as a  Tonic, Astringent and Antiseptic.      
                                   
Lemongrass (cymbopogon citratus):  
  Headaches, Infections, Sore Throats, Respiratory Problems, Fevers: as a Tonic and Antiseptic.

Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata):                                  Anxiety, Depression, as a Sedative and General Tonic. A balancer for mood swings and regulates the production of oil produced by the oil glands; slows down over active oil glands and stimulates sluggish oil glands.

Orange (Citrus auranrium):  A spring Tonic, Constipation, Nervous Conditions, Depression,                                                     Anxiety, Muscular Spasms, Sedative and Antiseptic.
                       
  
By Anna Sangemino

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