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Cinnamon Bark

 

Cinnamon Bark

I am amazed at all that I  have read on Cinnamon Bark. I remember reading a while ago on how it was an excellent blood sugar stabilizer and therefore I always make sure I’m adding it to my oatmeal, but …

Young Living’s Cinnamon Bark essential oil has many uses, some of which are listed above.

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Botanical Family: Cinnamomum verum

Plant Origin: Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Ceylon

Extraction Method: Steam distilled from bark

Key Constituents:

  • Trans-Cinnamaldehyde (40%-50%)
  • Eugenol (20%-30%)
  • Beta-Caryophyllene (3%-8%)
  • Linalol (3%-7%)

Medical Properties: Anti-inflammatory (COX-2 inhibitor), powerful antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, anticoagulant, antidepressant, anti-infectious (intestinal, urinary), antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic (light), astringent, immune-stimulant,  circulatory stimulant, purifier, sexual stimulant, and warming, stomach protectant (ulcers), anti-parasitic (worms).

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Cinnamon bark enhances the action and activity of other oils!

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Common Primary Uses: Antibacterial, antifungal, diabetes, diverticulitis, pneumonia, staph/MRSA, vaginal infections, warming oils, whooping cough.

Historical Uses: Cinnamon is referenced several times in scripture (Exodus 30:23, Proverbs 7:17, Song of Solomon 4:14 to name a few). It is listed in Dioscorides’ De Materia Medica (A.D. 78), Europe’s first authoritative guide to medicines, which became the standard reference for herbal treatments for over 1,700 years.  It was used by Egyptians in the embalming process and also helped spur world expeditions.  It is known as the ancient of spices and was included in just about every prescription issued in ancient China.  It was regarded as a tranquilizer, tonic, and stomachic and as being good for depression and a weak heart.

French Medicinal Uses: Sexual stimulant, tropical infection, typhoid, vaginitis.

Other Possible Uses: This oil may be beneficial for circulation, colds, coughs, digestion, exhaustion, flu, infections, rheumatism, and warts

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This oil fights viral and infectious diseases, and testing has yet to find a virus, bacteria, or fungus that can survive in its presence!

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Body System(s) Affected: Immune System

Fragrant Influences: Thought to attract wealth.

Applications: Apply to VitaFlex points and directly on area of concern.  Best if diluted with V-6 Oil, as the high amount of phenols can irritate the skin

Oral Use As Dietary Supplement:  Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) for human consumption by the FDA. Dilute one drop oil in 2 tsp. honey or in 8 oz. of beverage (i.e. soy/rice milk).  May need to increase dilution even more due to this oil’s potential for irritating mucous membranes.  Not for children under 6 years old; use with caution and in greater dilution for children 6 years or older.

Blends Well With: All citrus oils, cypress, frankincense, geranium, juniper, lavender, rosemary, and all spice oils.

Additional Information

  • Japanese researchers have discovered that Cinnamon contains a substance which kills bacteria, fungi and other micro-organisms such as: Clostridium botulinum (causes botulism), Staphylococcus aureus (staph infections), Aspergillus parasiticus and A. flavus (fungi that produce aflatoxin a potent carcinogen and poison). – Rodale’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs
  • It is used for athlete’s foot, body odor, diabetes, erectile dysfunction, fever, heartburn and nausea. -The Green Pharmacy
  • It prevents gas, sour stomach, warms up the stomach, expels gas from sour stomach & bowels and is somewhat a laxative -Back To Eden
  • Cinnamomum verum relieves diarrhea & nausea, counteracts congestion, aids peripheral circulation, warms the body, enhances digestion (especially the metabolism of fats), is useful for diabetes, weight-loss, yeast infections, and uterine hemorrhaging. -Prescriptions for Nutritional Healing

Testimonials Using Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil

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The information provided is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.


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Alleviate digestive problems with Di-Gize

 Did you know that bloating, gas, indigestion, acid reflux, heartburn and burping are not normal body functions? (I didn’t until listening to Dr. Bob, a homeopathic M.D., on the radio). These symptoms are a result of a poor American diet. Due to the nature of the American diet we begin to decrease the enzymes in our body by a dramatic amount, in part from cooking our food at high temperatures, using preservatives in our food, adding wax to our produce, and so on…thus leading to improper functioning of our digestive system, which leads to the above symptoms and if not corrected, could lead to more serious complications .

So how do we begin to regain our health and eliminate these symptoms?  We need to make healthier food choices and supplement with a digestive aid that allows for proper breakdown of food and work toward replacing and restoring enzymes back into the body.  These should come from natural sources not synthetic ones.

Di-Gize

Di-Gize is a blend that relieves digestive problems including indigestion, heartburn, gas, and bloating. It helps fight Candida as it kills and digests parasite infestation.  This  blend consists of the following:

  • Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus): is antiseptic and combats intestinal parasites and urinary tract infections.  It is antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious and prevents fermentation.
  • Ginger (Zingiber officinale): has been traditionally used to combat nausea and gastrointestinal fermentation. It is antispasmodic, antiseptic, and helps to calm and alleviate indigestion.
  • Peppermint (Mentha piperita): is one of the most highly regarded herbs for improving digestion and combating parasites. It relaxes the smooth muscles of the intestinal tract and promotes peristalsis. It kills bacteria, yeasts, fungi and mold.
  • Juniper (Juniperus osteosperma and J. scopulorum): works as a powerful detoxifier and cleanser and amplifies kidney function.
  • Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare): is antiseptic and stimulating to the gastrointestinal system. It is antispasmodic, antiseptic, and used for flatulence and nausea. It promotes digestion and prevents fermentation.
  • Lemongrass (Cymbogon flexuosus): has been documented to have powerful antifungal properties. It is vasodilating, ant-inflammatory, and improves digestion.
  • Anise (Pimpinella anisum): is an antispasmodic, antiseptic, stimulates and increases bile flow, and helps calm and relieve spastic colitis, indigestion, and intestinal pain.
  • Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin): is a powerful digestive aid that alleviates nausea.  Its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties help reduce fluid retention.

Young Living’s essential oils meet specific standards which means it comes from the named plant sources, are not synthetic, and are safe to ingest, for more information on YL standards, click here.

Application methods:

Dilute 1 part essential oil to 4 parts V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex or other vegetable oil of choice.  Massage or use as a compress on the stomach.  Apply to Vita Flex points on feet and ankles for stomach and intestinal relief.  For internal use, dilute as directed above and take 1 capsule before each meal or as desired.  Possible skin sensitivity.

Vita Flex charts:

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Disclaimer: The information provided is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to prescribe, diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. It is your responsibility to educate yourself and address any health or medical needs you may have with your physician. Please seek professional help when needed.


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What’s in Your Medicine Cabinet!

 Safe, Healthy, Effective

More and more people are beginning to realize that we have the control over what we choose to put into our bodies and into our children.  We are beginning to realize that we do not have to run to our doctor for every little thing from the common cold to poison ivy and such.  We are more than capable of treating common illnesses at home with safer, more effective alternatives that cost much less than a doctor bill and are lacking in all of those harmful side effects as the typical OTC medications contain.   More and more families are losing their healthcare coverage due to a lacking economy and are looking for ways to educate themselves on staying healthy and treating common ailments at home.

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The Everyday Oils set from Young Living is the natural alternative to OTC medications.  It’s your complete first-aid kit and medicine cabinet all-in-one.  Take a look:

The set includes the following bottles (5 ml each) of YL essential oils:

Lavender, Lemon, Frankincense, Peppermint, Thieves, Valor, PanAway, Purification and Peace & Calming

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Each of the above listed essential oils can be used in place of the following:

Lavender: Advil Sinus, Alleve/Motrin, Benadryl, Calamine Lotion, Neosporin/Bacitracin, Tylenol PM, Unisom, Zyrtec/ Clartin D

   Lemon: Alli, Azo Cranberry, Children’s Motrin, Children’s Tylenol, Chloraseptic, Imodium AD, Mucinex, Pepto-Bismol

Frankincense: Azo Cranberry, Blister Shield, Bacitracin/Neosporin, Mederma, Neutrogena, Oil of Olay, Scar Away, Scar Zone

Peppermint: Beano/Gas X, Imodium AD, Midol, Mylanta, Pepto-Bismol, Tums/Rolaids, Tylenol/Motrin, Prilosec/Zantac

Thieves:Abreva, Chloraseptic, Dayquil/Nyquil, Lamisil/Lotrimin, Nicorette, Orajel, Robitussin, Vick’s Vaporub

Valor: Advil, Ben-gay, Breathe Right Strips, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Tylenol Arthritis, Sleep Apnea Eze

PanAway:   Aleve, Aspercreme, Ben-gay, Icy Hot/Biofreeze, Motrin, Advil/Midol, Mineral Ice, Thermocare

Purification: Bactine, Benadryl Topical, Calamine Lotion, Cortaid, Cortisone-10, OFF!, Proactive/Clearasil, Vagisil

Peace & Calming: Benadryl, Stress & Anxiety, Tylenol PM, Unisom, Ultimate Stress Pills, Zanaprin

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Everyday Oils

184790_545949912096425_1026253150_nEveryday Oils

     Lavender, Frankincense, Lemon, Peppermint,

    Peace & Calming ®, Purification ®, PanAway ®, Valor ®, Thieves

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Are you interested in essential oils but not quite sure where to begin? Have you found yourself looking at the Everyday Oils set yet not sure about some of the essential oils included?  Or maybe you’ve purchased the set of 9 essential oils but are just not sure what to do with them yet, other than inhale the incredible aromas coming from each bottle. The following is just a little taste of what can be done with this set.

ACCIDENTS: PanAway, Peace & Calming

ANXIETY: Valor, Lavender, Frankincense, Peace & Calming

BRUISES: PanAway, Lavender

BURN RELIEF: Lavender

CIGARETTE SMOKE: Purification

CONCENTRATION: Peppermint, Lemon

CUTS: Purification, Lavender, PanAway

DEPRESSED MOOD: Frankincense

DIGESTIVE DISTURBANCES: Peppermint

FEAR: Valor, Peace & Calming, Lavender

FEVER:  Peppermint

FUNGUS: Purification, Lavender, Thieves

GROUNDING: Valor, Frankincense

HEADACHES:  Peppermint, Lavender, Valor

IMMUNE SYSTEM SUPPORT: Lemon, Thieves

INFECTION: Lemon, Thieves

INFLAMMATION: Lavender, PanAway

INSECT REPELLENT: Purification, Lemon

INSECT BITES & STINGS: Purification, Lemon

MENTAL CLARITY: Peppermint, Lemon

MILDEW: Purification, Thieves

NAUSEA: Peppermint

PAIN: PanAway, Lavender, Valor, Peppermint

RESPIRATORY SUPPORT: Peppermint, Thieves

ROMANCE: Lavender

SCARRING: Lavender

SKIN CONCERNS: Lavender

SLEEP DISTURBANCES: Lavender, Peace & Calming, Valor

SORE THROAT: Lemon, Thieves

SPORTS INJURIES: PanAway, Lavender, Valor

SUNBURN RELIEF: Lavender

STRESS: Lavender, Peace & Calming, Frankincense, Valor

TENSION: Lavender, Peace & Calming, Frankincense, Valor

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For more information on each individual oil, click on the name of the oil below.

Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, FrankincensePeace & Calming ®, Purification ®, PanAway ®, Valor ®, Thieves

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*The above information is provided for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or prescribe. Please seek medical attention or refer to a physician if needed.


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Benefits of Peppermint essential oil

This by far is such a versatile essential oil and the more I am learning and using this oil, the more I am beginning to see that this is a “don’t leave home without it” oil.  So let’s jump right in to the many health and wellness benefits of peppermint essential oil.

Peppermint

We will begin with the head and work our way down :D

Headaches: use peppermint oil across the forehead, on the temples and at the base of the skull to help alleviate headaches.

Sinus pressure/Sinus headaches: apply under cheekbones, (avoiding eye area), across forehead and on base of skull. (I tried this method for the first time this week and it works incredibly well, this method is safe to use with children as well).

Stuffy nose/congestion: Peppermint, because of it’s abundant presence of menthol, is an excellent expectorant. Apply a drop to inside of nostrils to open nasal passages for easier breathing. You can add a 1-2 drops to a vaporizer to breathe in overnight or to a bath while soaking in it. Rub on chest for almost immediate results. Add a drop to a glass of hot water and drink slowly, taking time to breathe in the steam between each sip.

Mental Clarity/Attentiveness: diffuse peppermint essential oil in a diffuser for a slow release into the air throughout the day. This will help you stay focused on the task at hand.  From Bible study to house work, peppermint essential oil gives you that little added boost we need sometimes to keep us alert, to help us study as well as remember what we are studying and to stay focused on what we are doing.  My Psychology teacher while in school for Massage Therapy, would burn a peppermint candle during study time.

Fevers: 2-3 drops in a bowl of lukewarm water and sponge-bathe around the abdomen, chest, back of neck and forehead (avoiding the eyes).  Peppermint essential oil helps to pull the heat from a fever through the pores and out of the body.  (*please use your judgement  here, you know your body, or your child’s body, and am in no way replacing the advice of your doctor.  A fever is a sign that your body is fighting infection which is exactly what our bodies are suppose to do.  If the fever elevates and brings concern, contact your doctor…see disclaimer at bottom of page).

Dental Care: Because of peppermint’s antiseptic properties, a drop on the tongue will rid bad breath and fight germs in the mouth (no wonder it’s used in toothpastes), you can also apply a drop to affected area to help with toothaches.

Indigestion/heartburn/gas: add a drop to a glass of water after a meal and drink slowly (when using essential oils, drinking glasses are strongly recommended, not plastic).

Stress/Anxiety/Depression: Peppermint is able to provide relief from stress, mental exhaustion and depression due to it’s refreshing nature. You can simply open the cap and breath the oil in deeply, massage into soles of feet, or use in a diffuser for a steady, constant release into the air throughout the day, or treat yourself to a massage and request the use of peppermint oil (there is usually an added charge for aromatherapy so be sure to check beforehand).

Nausea: add a drop of peppermint essential oil to a glass of water and drink slowly.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: The muscle relaxing property of peppermint oil has been found to ease irritable bowel syndrome. This has been validated through preliminary scientific research though the exact mechanism is still unknown. You can drink a glass of water with a drop of peppermint essential oil in it as a cold drink or as a hot tea and also massage into the abdomen, including around the area of the naval.

Pain Relief: massage a drop into affected area (this is to be used externally).

Immune System: peppermint has been shown to increase your immunity to diseases, again, add a drop to a glass of water or tea and drink slowly as a refreshing drink throughout the day.

Feet: Revive tired, achy feet by massage peppermint oil onto feet.

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