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The Benefits of Vitamin E (Wheat Germ)
Wheat germ oil is pressed from the germ of the wheat kernel. It is the richest source of vitamin E that can be obtained from a vegetable oil. It also contains high amounts of vitamin A and vitamin D. It is also rich in protein and lecithin. It is very popular for external application due to its beneficial effects on the skin. Because of this attribute, it is used quite often as an ingredient in health care products for the skin. Other benefits of wheat germ oil include its antioxidant properties and its effect in strengthening the immune system and restoring overall health.

Wheat germ oil is obtained from the embryo of the wheat grain. It is a light yellow, fat soluble natural oil. Although the germ of the wheat kernel accounts for only 3% of the weight of the actual wheat grain, the benefits of wheat germ oil stem from the fact that it contains almost 25% of the total proteins, vitamins and minerals of the whole wheat grain. It is a very sensitive oil that tends to degrade if not stored with care. It should be kept away from high temperatures because if exposed to extreme temperatures, it can turn rancid. If kept refrigerated the shelf life of wheat germ oil can be extended for a few months.

The benefits of wheat germ oil include assisting in skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema. It also works effectively as a carrier oil to help heal burns and skin ulcers. Wheat germ oil is beneficial for the general health of the skin as it improves the circulation of blood in the skin. It also helps the skin cells that may have been damaged due to the sun. Wheat germ oil helps with conditions like dermatitis and scarring. Wheat germ oil is known for its high level of antioxidant properties. Because of this, it helps in preventing the skin from showing the signs of aging.

Another health benefit of this oil includes improving the overall working of the heart. Research has shown beneficial effects from a constituent called octacosanol and specifically policosanol in improving cardiovascular functions. Policosanol has been found to be effective in controlling production of cholesterol by the liver. It is believed to raise the level of 'good' cholesterol and reduce that of 'bad' cholesterol.
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Circulatory System
by LaRee Westover & Sharon Moran
Butterfly Expressions, LLC

 
In last December's article I wrote, "A systematic way to work through this vast amount of information is imperative. Knowledge of the physiology of the body and how the body's systems interact with each other is imperative." Continuing with this line of thought, each month's newsletter this year will deal with a different body system.

The following is a excerpt from the book "Butterfly Miracles with Herbal Remedies"

CIRCULATORY

HEART (CARDIO-PULMONARY), ARTERIES, VEINS

Carries nourishment to every cell of the body.

DISEASES

Anemia, bruising, palpitations, hemorrhoids, nosebleeds, Raynaud’s, stroke, varicose veins

SYMPTOMS

Chest pain, fatigue on climbing, anxiety, swelling in lower legs and feet, restlessness, dizziness

STRESSORS

Unchecked virus, stress, caffeine, all drugs, sugar, uric acid, congested liver, colon, or kidneys, intestinal toxemia, food allergies, xanthine oxidase, (present in homogenized milk, damaging to heart muscle)

VITAMINS / MINERALS / FOODS

Potassium, calcium (for the regulating of heartbeat and blood clotting), magnesium (particularly for irregular heartbeat), onions, oats, potatoes, carrots, barley, olive oil

HERBS / SUPPLEMENTS

L-carnitine, L-arginine, digestive enzymes, butcher’s broom, gingko biloba, hawthorn, pleurisy root, rosehips, gentian, cayenne, garlic, ginger, dandelion

EMOTIONAL CONNECTIONS

The heart, of course, and the blood which circulates throughout the body, are very much tied to emotion. For the most part, these emotions are related to loving or being hurt and experiencing grief. The emotions of the heart become out of balance as we either lock ourselves away in a mode of protection or our hearts overflow and get completely out of control. At the core of our beings, our hearts, emotionally and physically, are in a constant state of flux. The pumping of the physical heart brings nourishment and life. In a similar manner, the workings of the emotional heart bring love and light into our lives or take us into the polar opposites of fear, darkness, and death.

The rhythm of the physical heart is very responsive to our emotions as we try to maintain emotional balance in the face of challenges. Angina can be a warning signal that such attitudes as hostility, aggression, or over focus on money and material things has crept into our lives. A heart attack implies that you feel you are being “attacked” somehow, or can be the result of a wall that we have built up to protect ourselves from hurt, loss, or grief.

GENERAL COMMENTS

The heart and the kidneys are very closely related. In almost every case of heart stress or disease, the kidneys are, and have been for years, prone to infection and extremely susceptible to irritation by chemicals and food allergies. Many times the food allergies are unsuspected and undiagnosed because the only symptom is the stress on the kidneys. We are not taught to consider kidney stress as an allergy symptom.

The emotions behind kidney issues are also very common. These emotions include a general sense of vulnerability, especially in regards to family or close personal relationships. Fear of just about everything, but particularly new situations, is also a basic emotion for kidneys.

As discussed above, the heart and the circulatory system are responsible for the supplying blood to all of the cells in the body. While providing oxygen and nutrients on the physical level, there is also a very emotional aspect to this circulation. Deb Shapiro, in her book "Your Body Speaks Your Mind" states "That the heart represents love is the one part of the bodymind we are all, universally, agreed upon. The blood represents the circulation of that love, the giving and receiving seen in the constant flow to and from the heart."

When trying to find ways to improve the circulatory system, be sure to include your emotional heart. Having your emotional heart balanced is just as important as your physical heart. (see Newsletter from February 2012 on your Emotional Heart).

Oils which have an affinity for the circulatory system include: LeAbout Face, LeAgeLess, LeAngel, LeBelieve, LeBeloved, LeBenediction, LeCinnamonBear, LeCherish, LeCypernium, LeDeeper, LeEternity, LeEZ Traveler, LeExpressions, LeFaith, LeGrace, Heart Song, Kadence, Key to my Heart, Life Force, Mariah, Millenia, Moonlight, Patches, QuietEssence, Revitalize, LeSolitude, LeSunburst, LeTranquility, LeVisibility, LeVitality, LeWarm Down, anthopogon, carrot seed, chamomile German, cistus, geranium, golden rod, helichrysum, hyssop, jasmine, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, lime, litsea cubeba, marjoram, myrrh, neroli, peppermint, pine, rose, rosemary, violet leaf, yarrow, ylang ylang

Herbs which have an affinity for the circulatory system include: BBL, BP, IBL, butcher's broom, cayenne, cayenne/hawthorn, dandelion, gentian, ginger, pleurisy root, rosehips, yarrow stimulants: black cohosh, blessed thistle, buchu, cayenne, cinnamon, cloves, comfrey, coriander, elecampane, garlic, golden seal, hawthorn berries, motherwort, myrrh, peppermint, prickly ash, scullcap, spikenard, valerian, vervain, wood betony depressants: lobelia, pleurisy root, saw palmetto, valerian, spikenard

Tonics: angelica, astragalus, comfrey, dong quai, gingko biloba, ginseng, hawthorn, marshmallow, motherwort, mullein, passion flower, rehmannia, yucca


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LeSynopsis

INGREDIENTS: carrot seed, copaiba balsam, fennel, juniper berry, lemon, mandarin, melissa, patchouli, peppermint, tarragon, turmeric

AFFINITY FOR: hormones, digestive system, lymphatic system, nervous system, with special affinity for the autonomic system, urinary tract, intestinal tract, liver/gallbladder meridian, sacral chakra

RESONANCE: physical, emotional, spiritual

APPLICATION: LeSynopsis should be diluted and applied to the abdoment, back and/or the soles of the feet. It may also be diffused for its emotional and spiritual properties.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: The aroma of LeSynopsis can help relieve stress, soothe the emotions, moderate mood swings, and curb irritability.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: LeSynopsis contains many of the best digestive oils in the essential oil repertory combined with essential oils that are specific to the emotional drivers of digestive and colon issues. This blend, however, is formulated in such a way as to particularly target liver and gallbladder cleansing and support.

LeSynopsis also has a special affinity for both the small and large intestines. This is a great blend for indigestion, bloating of the stomach or intestinal area, constipation, and diarrhea.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: LeSynopsis opens the mind to consideration of the emotional drivers behind digestive issues. Digestive problems that include a great deal of bloating and cramping or alternating bouts of diarrhea and constipation often have emotional roots.

Some possible emotional drivers might include holding on to the past, feeling a deep need to be in control, or maintain control, in all situations at whatever the cost, a need for greater trust and cooperation in relationships, and a need to unravel or untwist complicated situations or relationships. Feelings of fear or rejection may also be a part of digestive disturbance patterns.

Cautions: LeSynopsis contains a small amount of some essential oils which are, when used by themselves as single oils, contra-indicated for use during pregnancy. This blend, used with good sense and in reasonable amounts, presents no threat to pregnancy, however. If overused, the woman’s body will give warning with abnormal, mild uterine contractions.

This is an example of blended oils being safer to use than single essential oils. Nevertheless, there is always cause for moderation and caution whenever oils such as peppermint, tarragon, fennel, and turmeric are used during pregnancy, even as only a small percentage of a blended oil.


LeTurmoil

INGREDIENTS: ajowan, davana, frankincense, helichrysum, lavender, lemon, lime, palmarosa, rose, rosemary, rosewood, sandalwood, spikenard, zanthoxylum

AFFINITY FOR: immune system, emotional stability

RESONANCE: physical, emotional

APPLICATION: “Rain drop” this blend down the spine or along the inside of the foot (the spine in foot zone therapy); then massage it in. Put on the chest, behind the ears, or on the forehead. This blend can also be helpful when diffused or sniffed. The aroma can be gently stimulating and centering.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: If someone is recovering from an accident or surgery, diffuse LeTurmoil near them or have them inhale it frequently.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: LeTurmoil helps us to view trials from a more positive perspective. This blend is useful in rebuilding the physical/emotional connection after trauma or loss. LeTurmoil should be considered for the anger stage of grief and later, if the grief seems to be settling into depression. LeTurmoil calms hyperactivity and nervousness. This remedy can calm a person who is jumping from project to project, thought to thought, and help them settle down, organize themselves, and accomplish something.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: LeTurmoil is a remedy for shock and trauma, especially those that are affecting physical well-being and weakening the immune system. It stabilizes a person who is feeling faint or going into shock.

LeWakeUp

INGREDIENTS: grapefruit, lemongrass, orange sweet, peppermint, rosemary, spearmint

AFFINITY FOR: nervous system, heart chakra, emotional balance, and spiritual side of our natures

RESONANCE: physical, emotional, spiritual

APPLICATION: LeWakeUp is wonderful diffused. It can be diluted and applied to the bottoms of the feet, with a special emphasis on the big toe.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: LeWakeUp does exactly what the name implies. It makes us feel more energetic and wide awake to our world.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: LeWakeUp helps us feel more energetic, enthusiastic, and even passionate about our life, the tasks we have before us, and the people around us. Somehow, it makes us want to encourage everyone around us to find the same joy that we are experiencing. This blend is a joyous vacation for our minds and spirits.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: LeWakeUp is helpful, both by aroma and application, for blood sugar lows (hypoglycemia) that occur just before or during the onset of the menstrual period.

Chaulmoogra

(Hydnocarpus laurifolia)

THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: analgesic, antibacterial, anti-parasitic, cicatrisant

AFFINITY FOR: skin, respiratory tract, nerves

RESONANCE: physical

PLANT FAMILY:Achariaceae (formerly Flacourtiaceae)

PART UTILIZED: seeds

EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distilled

APPLICATION: Dilute with carrier oil or water and apply to areas of concern.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Chaulmoogra has a pleasantly mild, woody aroma.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: There are no emotional aspects mentioned that I can find for this essential oil although, of course, it has some.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Chaulmoogra is used in the treatment of skin diseases such as eczema. It is also used for bruises, sprains, sores, wounds, and scrofula. In England it is recommended in treatments for tuberculosis. Chaulmoogra is sometimes used in the cosmetics industry to even the pigmentation of the skin.

GENERAL INFORMATION: The fresh, ripe seeds of this plant are reputed to contain an essential oil that has been used specifically in the treatment of the early stages of leprosy. The use of chaulmoogra for leprosy is documented in several countries over a period of several hundred years.

CAUTIONS: Non-toxic, non-irritating, and non-sensitizing. There is not enough information available to declare it safe for pregnancy, however. Caution is advised with pregnancy and small children.

Petitgrain

(Citrus aurantium)

INGREDIENT IN: LeEndoRelief

THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antidepressant, stimulant, tonic, calmative, anti-infective, antiseptic, nervine, reestablishes nerve equilibrium

AFFINITY FOR: hormones, cardiovascular system, skin, throat chakra, liver meridian

RESONANCE: physical, emotional

PLANT FAMILY:Rutaceae

PART UTILIZED: leaves, twigs

EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distilled

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Petitgrain has a fresh and revitalizing orange aroma that almost sparkles through the air. Because petitgrain is made from the bark and twigs of the tree, the aroma of petitgrain is stronger and stays in the air longer than other citrus oils.

APPLICATION: Petitgrain is an excellent choice for diffusing. It can be diluted and applied anywhere on the body.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: Emotionally, petitgrain presents us with new ideas and new beginnings. Petitgrain brings us to a state of mind where calm, natural growth, without feelings of being pressured, can occur. It is powerfully stabilizing to high-strung temperaments and volatile dispositions. Petitgrain seems to help lower the defenses and harsh qualities that are often seen in people who are insecure about their worth or place. Petitgrain helps overcome pessimism and insomnia due to anger from feelings of betrayal. It reestablishes equilibrium in the nerves. Petitgrain stimulates the mind, supports memory, and gladdens the heart.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Petitgrain promotes hormone balance in both men and women, especially when combined with clary sage. It is excellent for relieving rapid or erratic heart palpitations. Petitgrain is often used in substance abuse programs to aid in detoxification. Petitgrain is useful in the convalescent stage of illness. It is an excellent oil for stabilizing oil production of the skin and coping with excessive perspiration.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Petitgrain essential oil is made from the bark and twigs of citrus aurantium. This is the same plant that neroli and orange bitter are made from.

CAUTIONS: Petitgrain is listed by some authorities as photo-toxic.

Thyme, White

(Thymus zygis var vulgaris)

INGREDIENT IN: LeBountiful, LeDelicate, LeDeliverance, LeEnergy, LeEternity, LeInsideOut, LeLifeForce, LeMariah, LeSimplicity, LeTendaCare

THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: antibacterial, antiparasitic, antifungal, anti-infective, antiseptic, antiviral, antibiotic, pectoral, analgesic, expectorant, balsamic, stimulant, tonic, rubefacient, diuretic, emmenagogue, vermifuge, antivenomous, antiputrescent, immune stimulant

AFFINITY FOR: digestive system, immune system, lymphatic system, circulatory system, muscles, bones, base chakra, water element, metal element, heart meridian

RESONANCE: physical, emotional

PLANT FAMILY:Labiatae

PART UTILIZED: leaves, stems, flowers

EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distilled

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Thyme should be diffused, either by itself, or as part of a synergistic blend, to purify the air of your home or office during the cold and flu season. (A blend would probably have a better aroma.)

APPLICATION: Dilute well to apply to the feet or body.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: Thyme is revitalizing and nourishing to the nerves and emotions. It can help us overcome mental and emotional exhaustion, inability to concentrate, apathy, and uneasy feelings that have no cause. Thyme can aid us in finding a fresh view of a situation or a new way of doing something. It is specific for physical exhaustion, especially when there seems to be a lack of direction and motivation more than overwork. Thyme can give us strength, self-confidence, and will power. It can help us think positively, allowing us to give ourselves credit for every little bit of will power we possess, instead of berating ourselves when we display less of it than we think we should have.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: As a general tonic for the stomach, thyme’s carminative properties alleviate gas and bloating. Gas is an indication of poorly digested food. It can interfere with sleep, raise your blood pressure, become a threat to your cardiovascular system, cause severe stomach aches, cramps, and vomiting, as well as headaches and nausea. Thyme has a beneficial effect on heart valves. It relaxes the veins and arteries, reducing blood pressure, and as a result, reducing stress on the heart. It should be mentioned that, like nearly all natural remedies, thyme balances blood pressure, bringing it back to normal whether it is high or low.

The antiseptic and antiviral properties of thyme are strong enough to handle most situations. Thyme is even recommended, applied along the spine, for such ailments as spinal meningitis. Thyme, along with killing the invading microbes, aids lymphatic drainage and urine output, and strengthens the immune system. Thyme should be tried for lingering coughs.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Be sure to use Thymus zygis or Thymus vulgaris as they are milder; stronger types should never be used on children or those with high blood pressure. Red thyme is a Thymus zygis but the method of extraction creates concentrations of thymol that are excessive for frequent use or for use with children.

CAUTIONS: When not part of a blend, should be used with great caution or avoided altogether.