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LN Infused Oil
The dry herb pack LN (available from Butterfly Express), infused into almond oil, creates the carrier oil LN. The herbs comfrey, arnica, St.John's wort, lobelia, calendula, angelica root, valerian root, ginger root, and cayenne create an oil which is good for inflammation, bruising, and tenderness. The addition of lobelia in this infusion helps to deliver the other healing herbs to the area of concern quickly. The arnica works on sore, tight muscles. It helps to reduce swelling of injured areas. Comfrey is probably best known for its healing ability for bones and tissues, but it is also very helpful for chest congestion. Cayenne works on the blood, thus improving circulation. With increased circulation comes better oxygenation and healing.

Using LN Oil as a carrier oil topically for injuries would be especially effective when coupling it with
essential oils such as LePaine,LeDeeper, LePatches, LeTendaCare and LeWarmDown.
 
 
 
 
 
If we do not plant knowledge when young, it will give us no shade when we are old.
~ Lord Chesterfield ~
Lymphatic 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"

The lymphatic system is technically a part of the immune system.  It has the job of working to keep foreign invaders at bay, to encapsulate these invaders and to remove them and other waste products from the cells on a 24/7 basis.

LYMPHATIC SYSTEM

TONSILS, APPENDIX, LYMPH NODES, LYMPH TISSUES, AND LYMPH VESSELS

The lymphatic system is an important part of immunity from disease. I have chosen to discuss it separately here, followed by information about the immune system.

Lymph fluid goes deep into the body tissues, surrounding and bathing each cell, going where even blood does not penetrate. The movement of the lymph fluid provides continuous cleansing on a deep cellular level. If the lymph gets overburdened, waste gets stored in the connective tissue of organs and joints. The lymph system is a very important part of the immune system. Lymph fluid also carries nutrients to the cells.

DISEASES

Cancer, tonsillitis, allergies, sinusitis, arthritis, colitis, lupus, skin disorders

SYMPTOMS

Symptoms include fluid retention, loss of energy, constipation, low back pain, sluggish thinking, enlarged tonsils. Most conditions that itch are lymph related.

Babies: damage to the lymph system can occur before birth due to infections in the mother and drugs, both prescription and illegal street varieties, that were taken by the mother prenatally. These children suffer throughout childhood with constant colds, runny noses, and earaches.

STRESSORS

Environmental poisons, drug residues, subclinical malnutrition

VITAMINS / MINERALS / HERBS

Unlike the heart, the lymphatic system does not have a pumping system. Exercise is vital to the movement of lymph fluid.

Vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, B-Complex vitamins, lemons, cabbage, cloves, echinacea, elder berry, parsley, carrots, honey, mustard, onions, watercress

HERBS / SUPPLEMENTS

Enzymes, thyme, ginger, myrrh, sage, echinacea, garlic, rosemary, calendula, elecampane

EMOTIONAL CONNECTIONS

The lymph system has a two-fold role to play. The first is the removal of waste products from the body. The second is the isolation and destruction of foreign invaders. These rolls are reflected in the emotional patterns behind lymphatic stagnation.

The first function is reflected in the inability to distinguish between what is good for oneself emotionally and what is not. Poor decision making skills and a tendency to make the wrong friends or marry the wrong people, over and over, are seen here. The second pattern manifests as constantly feeling like one is being attacked and must fight to be able to maintain independence and a sense of self.

GENERAL COMMENTS

The liver is responsible for the production of about one third of the lymph fluid in the body. The rest is produced in tissues spaces throughout the body. The lymph nodes and vessels contain colonies of immune cells whose responsibility is destroying foreign invaders, including cancer cells. When a virus or cancer has been encapsulated, there will be no pain in the lymph nodes.

The appendix breaks down bacteria coming from the colon and disperses the “trash” into the lymph system for removal from the body. Diarrhea can be an appendix/lymph system issue.

Oils which have an affinity for the lymphatic system include:
LeAcknowledge,Le AgeLess, LeAngel, LeCherish, LeCinnamonBear, LeDeeper, LeDeliverance, LeEndoRelief, LeEZTraveler, Housewarming, LeKey to my Heart, LeLettingGo, LeLiteN, LeLivN, LeReflections, LeRevitalize, LeSafeGuard, LeSunburst, LeSynopsis, LeUnDone, LeVitality, angelica, birch, carrot seed, celery seed, goldenrod, grapefruit, helichrysum, ledum, lemon, lime, orange-sweet, ravensara, rosemary

Herbs which have an affinity for the lymphatic system include:
calendula, cloves, echinacea, elecampane, elder berry, garlic, ginger, myrrh, parsley, rosemary, sage, thyme

Probably the most important aspect of the lymphatic system is the fact that there is no pump to circulate the lymphatic fluid. The only thing that moves lymphatic fluid is movement. The up and down motion, created by movements such as jumping on a mini trampoline or horseback riding, is vital. It "squeezes" the valves within the lymphatic vessels closed creating a siphon effect. Waste material is removed and fresh lymphatic fluid is replaced, bathing the cells with fresh material.

Emotionally, the lymphatic system deal with issues connected with fighting an "invasion" from someone else. There is also an aspect of being able to maintain your sense of self and identity without being overtaken by foreign "invaders".

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LeDeliverance

INGREDIENTS: cinnamon bark, clove, eucalyptus, lemon, oregano, oregano wild, rosemary, thyme

AFFINITY FOR: immune system, lymphatic system, skin

RESONANCE: physical, spiritual

APPLICATION: LeDeliverance can be used in so many ways, I am sure that I will not manage to list them all here. Some common methods of use are soak the family toothbrushes in LeDeliverance mixed with water, place a drop on your toothbrush at least one time per day, and place on a cotton ball or in an inhaler and carry with you, inhaling frequently during the cold and flu season.

A particularly effective way to fight a very virulent illness is to apply LeDeliverance alternately with LeLifeForce. In the evening put one of these essential oils on the K1’s (acupressure points on the feet) and the other on the thymus. First thing in the morning, put the oils on again, then put them in opposite positions. If LeDeliverance was on the thymus area the night before, it should go on the feet in the morning. This method is very effective against really nasty stuff.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: An excellent use for this blend is to diffuse it every day during the cold and flu season to eliminate airborne bacteria and viruses.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: LeDeliverance is one of the most potent antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal combinations available. Its many uses include respiratory infections, sore throats, strep throats, dental diseases and infections, cold sores, canker sores, cuts, general infections, athlete’s foot and toe nail fungus, and infection from slivers. Apply faithfully, undiluted, for warts (this takes a little time so be patient).

Frequent and consistent use of LeDeliverance also strengthens the immune system. LeDeliverance is an expectorant and helps the lymph system to drain. This is a very effective oil. Everyone should have it on hand.

GENERAL INFORMATION: LeDeliverance can be used, diluted, or diffused, in the home as a cleaner and air purifier to fight viruses and airborne bacteria.

Cautions: Care should also be taken to dilute well, especially if frequent use is anticipated. The clove, cinnamon, thyme, and oregano in this blend make it a possible skin irritant.

 

LeFocus

INGREDIENTS: bay, cinnamon bark, cinnamon berry, ginger, nutmeg, patchouli, rosewood, sage, sandalwood

AFFINITY FOR: nervous system, emotional balance, governing vessel meridian

RESONANCE: physical, emotional

APPLICATION: This blend can be applied to the areas on the feet that relate to the neck, head, and brain. These are found on the big toe, both top and bottom. LeFocus can also be applied to the wrists and temples.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: I like to inhale LeFocus at times when I am studying and need to be extra alert. I also find it useful in the afternoons at the computer if my mind is slow or I am having difficulty concentrating. This blend can be diffused, but it is best to do so for short periods of time only; cinnamon, cinnamon berry, and ginger are very strong oils for diffusing. They may cause headache or a burning sensation in the nostrils.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: LeFocus is useful in overcoming negative thought patterns and self-defeating behaviors. Sometimes we choose to see ourselves as victims where life and everyone we know is “out to get us”. This pattern of behavior gets in the way of our ability to take responsibility for ourselves. It can also keep us from accomplishing our goals. When LeFocus has helped us become aware of our self-defeating patterns, we can choose to change them.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: This blend increases mental alertness, clears that “foggy” feeling, and helps to alleviate mental confusion. It is a great aid to students and others when they face the need to commit something to memory quickly and be able to recall it with ease later.

GENERAL INFORMATION: LeFocus has much the same uses as LeCrystal Clear and LeIQ, but the aromas of these three blends are very dissimilar. These blends are classic examples of the wide range of plants that can accomplish similar healing tasks in the human body. Each person is unique with their own way of reacting to things. One of these three blends may work better for you and another one may work better for someone else. You may find all of them helpful, giving you the opportunity to choose one according to your preferred aroma or according to the price.

CAUTIONS: This blend contains nutmeg, cinnamon, and sage. It should be used with care if you are susceptible to seizures or if you are pregnant. Repeated use could result in skin irritation, even diluted.

LeInsideOut

INGREDIENTS: anise, cardamom, cilantro, fennel, juniper berry, kanuka, lemon, lemongrass, patchouli, peppermint, tarragon, thyme

AFFINITY FOR: digestive system, stomach meridian

RESONANCE: physical, emotional

APPLICATION: Apply one drop behind the ears for nausea, motion sickness, or morning sickness. LeInsideOut can also be applied over the abdomen either by diluting with a carrier oil or as a compress.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: LeInsideOut is primarily considered an oil which works on the physical body. Whenever you use an essential oil, you will be working on underlying emotional roots as well as physical complaints. LeInsideOut can be helpful in discovering and sorting through the emotions underlying the digestive problems. LeInsideOut can help calm the obsessive worry that sometimes contributes to digestive difficulties.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: LeInsideOut improves the function of the digestive system. It helps with upset stomach, belching, bloating, stomach cramps, heartburn, constipation, and diarrhea. LeInsideOut’s ability to be effective for both constipation and diarrhea may seem odd; it is not. Natural remedies work with the body to return systems to balanced and healthy states. They are not the administration of an “opposing” remedy or force. This is true in every aspect of the body and mind when working with natural healers.

LeInsideOut should be used for any bout of intestinal flu or food poisoning. It is useful for most types of nausea, either by inhaling the aroma or putting a drop behind each ear. This blend should be applied over the abdomen for colon problems and for candida overgrowth. LeInsideOut has been useful in the treatment of parasites in animals and humans. For humans, place LeInsideOut on the feet and massage across abdomen. For animals, dilute a few drops in water and massage into soft tissues.

Cautions: LeInsideOut contains a small amount of fennel which is, when used by itself, contra-indicated for use during pregnancy. This is an example of blended oils being safer to use than single essential oils. This essential oil blend is safe to use for morning sickness in the manner described, but proper care, prudence, and judgement should be exercised.

Allspice

(Pimenta dioica)

INGREDIENT IN: LeEternity, LeKadence, LeVitality

THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: anesthetic, analgesic, antioxidant, antiseptic, carminative, muscle relaxant, rubefacient, stimulant, tonic

AFFINITY FOR: digestive system, respiratory system, circulatory system, muscles

RESONANCE: physical, mental, emotional

PLANT FAMILY:Myrtaceae

PART UTILIZED: leaves, fruit

EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distilled

APPLICATION: Always dilute allspice with a carrier oil. Allspice should be applied to the chest for respiratory ailments, the abdomen for digestive disorders, and on any area of the body where increased circulation is needed.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Allspice has a warm and spicy aroma with a bit of sharpness. The aroma of allspice is warming and stimulating. When added to blends, it provides a distinctive aromatic layer.

emotional / Spiritual / Mental Aspects: Allspice is used to treat depression, nervous exhaustion, tension, stress, and neuralgia where the symptoms are worsened by emotional stresses.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Allspice offers a wide range of therapeutic properties. It is of benefit to the digestive system, as are most oils made from plants traditionally used as spices. Allspice supports respiratory function. It has outstanding analgesic, anesthetic, and muscle relaxant properties. These properties make it beneficial for injuries, arthritis, and muscle cramps.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Familiar to cooks, allspice tastes like a combination of cloves, cinnamon, and black pepper, but it is actually a single distinctive plant. Allspice produces a small berry-like pepper. The essential oil is made from the leaves and the fruit.

CAUTIONS: Allspice, used as a single essential oil, should be diluted well. It can be irritating to delicate membranes and cause skin irritation if used undiluted. Allspice is wonderful in a blend. It blends particularly well with ginger, geranium, lavender, orange, patchouli, and ylang ylang.

Cinnamon Bark

(Cinnamomum verum var. zeylanicum)

INGREDIENT IN: LeBountiful, LeDeliverance, LeEnergy, LeFocus, LeHoliday Spirit, LeInner Peace, LeJourney, LeLiteN, LeMoonlight, LeSpiceC

THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: stimulant, antiseptic, antibiotic, antiviral, antiputrescent, analgesic, antispasmodic, emmenagogue

AFFINITY FOR: enhances the properties of other essential oils, circulatory system, root chakra, sacral chakra, astral body

RESONANCE: physical, emotional, spiritual

PLANT FAMILY:Lauraceae

PART UTILIZED: bark, organic

EXTRACTION METHOD: steam distilled

APPLICATION: Cinnamon bark is a very strong oil. It must be diluted well before being applied to the body or feet.

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Cinnamon is very strong, perhaps too strong to be diffused by itself. As part of a blend such as LeDeliverance, it diffuses very well, and would certainly be effective against a wide range of microbes.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: The aroma of cinnamon seems to reach deeply into our souls, asking hard questions and bringing deep issues to the surface. Situations and questions we have left unresolved are brought back to our attention. If we choose to deal with them we will be able to move forward toward healing and peace. Cinnamon can provide courage to look into the darker places in ourselves, as well as sufficient courage to look squarely at each situation in our lives. If you feel that your heart and emotions have gone cold and are buried deep inside, cinnamon will warm them up and help you bring them into the light.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Cinnamon bark essential oil has very specific purposes and applications. 1) It is a very powerful antimicrobial. Virus spores, bacteria, and fungus cannot live in the presence of this oil. Cinnamon is effective for all types of infections. 2) Cinnamon oil enhances the action and activity of other oils with which it is combined, creating synergistically amazing combinations. 3) Cinnamon carries oxygen into the cells. It is stimulating and toning to the entire body. Cinnamon is of particular benefit to the circulatory system. Cinnamon, preferably in a blend, should be used for arthritis, muscular aches and pains, coughs, and colds. 4) Cinnamon aids the body in the regulation and utilization of insulin.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Cinnamon is part of the formula the Lord gave Moses (recorded in Exodus 30:22-27).

CAUTIONS: Cinnamon oil is best used in low doses or as part of a blend of essential oils. Cinnamon is too strong for use in the tub or shower. It should be used cautiously with children and people with sensitive skin.

Orange Sweet Dark

(Citrus sinensis)

INGREDIENT IN: LeAngel, LeDreams, LeEverlasting, LeHoliday Spirit, LeHousewarming, LeMoonlight

THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES: antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, carminative, cordial, deodorant, digestive, stimulant, tonic

AFFINITY FOR: digestive system, nervous system, cardiovascular system, respiratory, skin, wood element, spleen meridian, sacral chakra

RESONANCE: physical, emotional

PLANT FAMILY: Labiatae

PART UTILIZED: peel of fruit

EXTRACTION METHOD: cold pressed

AROMATIC CONSIDERATIONS: Just like sweet orange oil, dark sweet orange oil has a delightful, uplifting fragrance. It promotes feelings of contentment, happiness and can help promote restful sleep. It is a wonderful oil to diffuse in the home or workplace.
Sweet orange dark blends well with lavender, bergamot, lemon, clary sage, myrrh, sandalwood, nutmeg cinnamon bark and clove bud.

APPLICATION: The aroma of orange oil is an excellent remedy to alleviate nausea and even morning sickness.

EMOTIONAL / SPIRITUAL / MENTAL ASPECTS: Sweet orange dark essential oil helps bring a sense of peace and happiness to the mind and body and joy to the heart. Just like orange sweet, it provides emotional support for sadness and helps provide the courage to escape both emotional and physical abuse.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS: Sweet orange dark may be beneficial for angina and cardiac spasms. Because sweet orange dark helps to lift the spirits, it also helps with depression and to boost the immune function. Orange sweet essential oil is one of the oils used in programs treating eating disorders.
General information: Sweet orange dark differs from sweet orange oil only slightly. It is derived from the first pressing of the peels.

CAUTIONS: Orange oil is considered photo-toxic and exposure to sunlight should be avoided for at least 12 hours for skin which has been exposed to this oil. A few people have experienced slight dermatitis from the limonene content of orange sweet dark. Use well diluted.