The Rose of Jericho belongs to the Brassicaceae family and is the only existing species of the genus Anastatica. In other countries, the Rose of Jericho is also known by the name of Fatima, Rose of the desert, the plant of the resurrection.
The Rose of Jericho is a truly magical plant, so much so that it has many stories between myth, mysticism and legend. Its nature is so extraordinary and unique that many still remain amazed by this plant, which is more than ever a true wonder and a gift of nature.
In spite of the name “rose”, in which you refer to the classic red rose, which represents feelings of love, here, we have something completly different.
The rose of Jericho presents itself with a bulb and dry and curled branches, and forms a sort of tumbleweed of dry, brown colored dried grass.
The real particularity that characterizes the Rose of Jericho is, it can be without water for a long time and be transported to different locations. But as soon as the rose comes in contact with some water, the plant magically opens and returns green and to bloom brightly.
If after a few days it does not remain slightly wet, it will reclose, waiting for you to give it some water. A magical plant and for this reason, has created some legends.
From history, the rose of Jericho would originate from the Holy Land. The crusaders and some pilgrims would have imported it.
Here are some legends concerning it …
The rose of Jericho would have the ability to give pilgrimage people a thirst-quenching water that could comfort them on their journey.
There are magical practices that provide it as an element to realize spells or to improve prosperity.
In Europe the rose of Jericho is attributed the power to attract happiness within the home. For some beliefs it represents a symbol of long life, serenity and for its particular characteristic, symbol of resurrection.
Even the Bible gives a passage to the rose of Jericho, saying that as long as Jesus crucified was alive the plant flourished but, at his death dried up and its new bloom occurred when there was his resurrection earning the plant name of the resurrection.
There are several types of Dragons blood trees.
A great degree of confusion exists till today in regards to the source and identity of dragon’s blood and its uses.
Both Croton lechieri and Dracaena cinnabari are still often marketed today as “Dragon’s Blood”, with little or no distinction being made between the two tree sources.
The most commonly used Dragons blood are: Dracaena Cinnabari and Croton Lechieri. (Socotra tree) or Dragon Tree, is native to the Socotra archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The Dragons Blood tree trunk or branch is cut or scarred which produces red sap that resembles blood.
In ancient texts, Dragon’s Blood (Dracaena cinnabari) was used as ink as well as a variety of other uses as pigment for dye, jewelry, pottery, varnish, incense and spiritual practices. Voyagers to the Canary Islands in the 15th century obtained dragon’s blood as dried garnet-red drops (resin) from Dracaena Cinnabari (aka Dracaena draco), this tree is native to the Canary Islands, Morocco and the Mediterranean Basin.
The sap is then processed into a resin that was believed to harness high frequencies and mystical powers. This resin was traded to ancient Europe via the incense road.
According to legend, the Dragon Blood trees from the island of Socotra have grown out from the blood of a dragon which was injured in a fight. As the dragon took to the skies tempting to fly to safety, his blood spread all over the island. Dragons have been a part of mythology and legend for thousands of years. In the mythology of various parts of the world they represent celestial and terrestrial power, wisdom and strength. Dragons are mystical, majestic creatures that are very confident, passionate and powerful.
The scent of this enchanted oil is exquisite, exotic and mysterious. Floral yet powerful. It’s an earthy and confident fragrance that embodies the personality of a mythical creature and the beauty of a timeless unique tree. A little Dragon’s Blood goes a long way! It is used topically as an oil or perfume oil. Dragon’s Blood magical properties are: increased power, elevating frequencies, purifying, protection, personal strength, prosperity. Also recommended to boost other incense blends.
If you have purchased any of our products, you definitely have experienced the heavenly fragrance of this oil emanating from your package!
This tree grows in the Amazon Rain forest, the latex tree sap is harvested. Croton Lechieri, also called Sangre de Drago (the name may be literally translated as “blood of the dragon” as well as the more familiar “dragon’s blood.”) is a different dragons blood. The red latex sap of the Croton Lechieri tree has wound-healing and antioxidant properties, and has been used for centuries by native people. Used externally, Dragons blood ( Croton Lechieri) is renowned for its use on skin and is commonly referred to as a liquid bandage. Drops are applied as needed to cover the affected area and allowed to dry with or without a physical bandage. This genus of dragons blood tree ( Croton Lechieri) has also been used by indigenous healers of the Amazon for centuries for internal medicinal uses.
The sap is a rich, complex source of phytochemicals including alkaloids and procyanidins (condensed tannins). Internally, it is an important remedy for gastro-intestinal issues.
supports lining in the digestive tract
Helps heal all types of scars, even acne
Helps gums and oral health.
Anti aging/natural face lift.
Most of us know what are our zodiac sign is, some of us know what our birth stone is, but have you ever wondered what herbs or roots would benefit you best according to your zodiac sign?
Each of the twelve zodiac signs can benefit from the properties of certain natural herbs and roots, which help heal, soothe, repair, inspire and create balance within us.
From the north to the south and the east to the west, the link between the cosmos and herbs goes back to the beginning of time. The integration of Astrology and herbalism has been a common practice for thousands of years in India, Tibet and in the Western Medical Esoteric and magical traditions. It was a standard practice in the Renaissance era for all physicians and herbalists to have knowledge of the stars and planets to effectively practice their healing arts.
Also known as Medical Astrology, it can fundamentally enhance our practice of Holistic Herbalism. The use of medicinal herbs is as old as Astrology itself.
It is the branch of holistic medicine that deals with healing of ailments by astrological measures. This is basically a fusion of Ayurveda/TCM and Astrology. As a fundamental principle Ayurveda or TCM, it was presumed that the planets, stars and other celestial bodies have specific effects on the human body and hence can influence health & disease. Whatever elements sustain the universe, also exist in the human body and vice versa. Whatever shifts in the universe is likely to affect the human body either positively or negatively. The positive effects of stars and planets bring well-being and prosperity while their negative effects cause malady and stagnation. If the cosmos can negatively affect our health to cause illness, then there must be a remedy for sustaining our health from these deficiencies. This idea made the medical practitioners of Astromedicine aspire to new frontiers in healing.
Inside the tomb of the pharaoh Ramses was found a celestial chart showing the astral influences on all the organs of the human body.
Most herbalists in ancient times were also astrologers and they gained insight into the secrets of herbalism by reviewing the different planetary positions. This practice reached its apex in Europe in the late medieval era (1450+ AD) and early modern periods (1700 AD). This was the era of the Europeans “wake-up” call to expand and create. During this period, (Early Modern era) medical practitioners regarded the different signs of the zodiac and planets as having influence over different parts of the body, as controlling different ailments and as affecting the benefits and advantages of the plant kingdom.
The consciousness that human health is in some way linked to the stars, is found in many remote societies. The Babylonians and Ancient Egyptians were famous for
their astronomical knowledge and used it to predict and diagnose disease and influenced some Greek and Roman healers from 100 BCE onwards.
Galen of Pergamum preferred a celestial explanation for illness, but his discussion of critical days allowed his successors in Late Antiquity to include the influence of the stars in their calculations. Astromedicine was developed by the Arabs and taken over in the learned medicine of Western Europe from 1200 CE. Objections were raised in the Renaissance era and by 1600, medical astrology had fallen out of praxis among the “elite physicians”. The patrons, however, still flocked to medical astrologers. Arabic astromedicine also spread eastwards to India and Tibet, although Chinese astromedicine developed differently. From Egypt and Babylonia predicting diseases by the stars entered Greek medicine around 250 BCE.
Astromedicine achieved virtue and respectability in Late Antiquity and was further advanced in the Islamic world. From the Islamic world Astromedicine passed to Western Europe as part of the new University of Medical Education. In the Renaissance era, some doctors strongly attacked Astromedicine, which by 1650 was seen as a questionable practice, even if many patients believed in it. Indian and particularly Traditional Chinese Medicine included Astromedicine as a significant part of their ongoing medical traditions.
Astro Herbalism influences affect your health through your physiology, psychology, emotions and they impact your specific constitution. The ability to find your unique predispositions for organ weaknesses, potentials for illness and how to effectively use herbs as a preventative measure to stay vital and healthy.
Using these synergistic herbs are particularly beneficial, as herbs are able to touch us on an energetic level as well as a physical level to clear out psychic debris and increase oxygen and detoxification.
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Although people sometimes assume that all homeopathic remedies are highly diluted and therefore unlikely to be effective, some products labeled as homeopathic can contain substantial amounts of active ingredients and therefore could cause beneficial improvements. Saw Palmetto extract is taken from the deep purple berries of the Saw Palmetto, which is known as Serenoa repens. Saw Palmetto is a fan palm that grows as a tree or shrub and has lush, green leaves that fan out from its thorn stem. It can reach heights of 10 feet in warm climates, with leaf clusters that can reach two feet or more. The plant is a native of West Indies and in the United States. saw palmetto grows in the warm climates of the southeast coast, from South Carolina to throughout Florida. Serenoa repens is autotrophic. This means that it is “self feeding.” Like most plants, it does not eat animals or other organisms.
Saw palmetto is used in several forms of traditional herbal medicine. American Indians used the fruit for food and to treat a variety of urinary and reproductive system problems. The Mayans drank it as a tonic and the Seminoles used the berries as an expectorant and antiseptic. Saw palmetto extract was used by European/American medical practitioners for at least 200 years for various conditions. Its active ingredients include fatty acids, plant sterols and flavonoids. The berries also contain high molecular weight polysaccharides (sugars), which may reduce inflammation that’s at the root of most diseases and strengthen the immune system, thus adding immune system booster to the list of saw palmetto benefits. Including asthenia (weakness), recovery from major illness and urogenital problems.
Today, Saw Palmetto supplements or tinctures are one of the most commonly consumed supplements by men with prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Infact, in 2011, over $18 million in Saw Palmetto was sold in the United States, ranking it third among herbal dietary supplements. It aids as an expectorant and controls irritation of mucous tissues. It has proved useful in irritative cough, chronic bronchial coughs, whooping cough, laryngitis, acute and chronic, acute catarrh, asthma, tubercular laryngitis and in the cough of phthisis pulmonalis. Upon the digestive organs it acts kindly, improving the appetite, digestion and assimilation. However, its most pronounced effects appear to be those exerted upon the urino-genital tracts of both male and female and upon all the organs concerned in reproduction. It is said to enlarge wasted organs, as the breasts, ovaries, and testicles, while the paradoxical claim is also made that it reduces hypertrophy of the prostate. Possibly this may be explained by claiming that it tends toward the production of a normal condition, reducing parts when unhealthily enlarged and increasing them when debilitated. Research shows Saw Palmetto extract has been claimed to be a herbal treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia, a common condition in older men. Saw palmetto extracts and supplements work as hair loss remedies because they keep testosterone levels balanced. As men and women age, the testosterone hormone is diminished and the hormone called 5α-Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) increases. The cause of hair loss is due to the hair follicles’ sensitivity to DHT, which is a male androgen hormone that causes follicles to shrink, resulting in a shorter life span and decrease of hair production. Using saw palmetto can slow the rate of hair loss and improve hair thickness. The fatty acids in question have the ability to block an enzyme that converts testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), the latter of which is a more androgenic form and can cause hair loss in the genetically susceptible. Saw palmetto is a remarkable herb for both men and women and is used by holistic health practitioners to treat a variety of ailments. It is also used to strengthen the thyroid gland, balance the metabolism, stimulate appetite and aid digestion. This wonderful herb is becoming famous for its uses in hair restoration, prostate health, sexual vigour, breast enhancement and as a nutritive tonic.
In women it may reduce effects of polycystic ovarian syndrome. This is an endocrine system condition that affects a woman’s hormones. It causes excess facial and body hair, trouble losing unwanted weight, irregular menstruation and infertility. Testosterone imbalance is associated to this condition. Saw palmetto may help reduce the effects of these symptoms mainly because of its hormonal effects and it also treats menopausal symptoms: During menopause, estrogen and progesterone levels drop, while the testosterone levels remain steady. Saw palmetto helps prevent weakening of the vaginal and uterine tissues, an uncomfortable side-effect menopausal women experience. Special Precautions & Warnings: Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Saw palmetto is likely unsafe when used during pregnancy or breast-feeding. It acts like a hormone so it is not recommended during pregnancy or breast-feeding. Surgery: Saw palmetto might slow blood clotting. There is some concern that it might cause extra bleeding during and after surgery. Stop using saw palmetto at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery. A balanced diet is always essential in conjunction with holistic supplements.
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