The Benefit of Candles and Herbal Healing
I want to discuss The benefit of candles and herbal healing. The meaning of the assorted colors of candles, the different scents of essential oils and the power of precious gemstones and how all these ingredients, combined and independently can have life changing affects to your mind, body, and soul. And why herbal healing (Aromatherapy) is so important to the human body. How does herbal healing benefit YOU?
CANDLES SECRET SCENTS, COLORS AND HERBAL HEALING BENEFITS
BLUE, PURPLE, AND GREEN COLORS:
The Blue flame is lit when you need to find tranquility and protection.
The Purple is a psychic color, best for bringing unseen problems into the light and finding a way to address them.
The Green flame represents growth, of your soul, or your family.
THE warm toned colors RED, ORANGE, and YELLOW are in the same realm of meaning.
Red signifies energy and danger. It’s lit to keep negative energy away.
The Orange is for ambition and positivity. If you feel discouraged lite an orange candle. Uplifts confidence and your spirits.
The Yellow is of intelligence and truth. Aiding you to learn more about yourself or tap into your creativity.
The White is purity symbolizes pure energy, healing, and clarity. Creating a space of peace and comfort to reside in.
CANDLES SHAPES AND SIZE
Stay lit up to 10 hours, however they can’t stand on their own. Best for family dinner night, at-home date night, or movie night.
Pillar Candles Commonly sold in stores, are thick and don’t create smoke while they burn off for around 3-4 hours. Great for apartments and won’t set of smoke detectors.
Liquid Candles aren’t seen too often in stores but can burn anywhere from 8-100 hours.
Common Tea Lite Candles small but can burn about 2 hours. Best for accent light and creating ambiance settings.
SCENTS AND THEIR MEANINGS (AROMATHERAPY)
Goes back 5 millenniums since the time of Ancient Egyptians! The act of smelling something is remarkable. Immediately upon of perception you can feel the mind going to work, setting off complex receptors through the brain. Do you know why you may feel emotional when you smell certain scents? Your olfactory bulbs, involve in the body’s limbic system. Here you find the emotion center of the brain called amygdala and the memory center called hippocampus. So, every time you smell something it reminds you of a memory and can change your emotions.
But there are other benefits of certain aromas, some are a pleasure to smell, they can also manipulate your mind and body. They can relieve stress, help you relax, increase confidence, and sharpen your mind or even ease sorrow.
Health benefits easing of anxiety, manage insomnia, calm older people with dementia, sharpens your mind, increases confidence, relieve joint pain, concentrate, and perform better, Lower Blood Sugar Levels, manage stress and depression, help relieve headaches, decreases breathing rate, and blood pressure, bring a positive boost and uplifting thoughts, keep you energetic and optimistic and there are many more I’ll be adding.
SCENTS AND THEIR POSITIVE EFFECTS ON YOUR BODY AND MIND
Lavender soothing calming effect. Health benefit easing anxiety, manages insomnia, calms dementia, decreases heart rate and blood pressure, ability to alleviate pain, in some cases pain because of surgery. For women relieves premenstrual syndrome aka annoying emotional rollercoaster. Lavender has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. This makes it beneficial for those with skin irritation and inflammation.
TIP: decreases heart rate, and blood pressure to reach a relax state, sharpen your mind, increases confidence, and can ease sorrow.
Cinnamon physical and emotional stimulant. Helps you concentrate and perform better when doing a task. Boost cognitive functioning and memory, eases tense muscles, and relieves joint pain. Combined with ginger can reduce symptoms of colds and sore throat, can eliminate mosquitos. Cinnamon Lowers Blood Sugar Levels and Has a Powerful Anti-Diabetic Effect Cinnamon is a popular spice, found in all sorts of recipes and baked goods. It contains a compound called cinnamaldehyde, which is responsible for cinnamon’s medicinal properties. Cinnamon has potent antioxidant activity, helps fight inflammation and has been shown to lower cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood.
But where cinnamon really shines is in its effects on blood sugar levels. Cinnamon can lower blood sugar by several mechanisms, including by slowing the breakdown of carbs in the digestive tract and improving insulin sensitivity. Studies have shown that cinnamon can lower fasting blood sugars by 10-29% in diabetic patients, which is a significant amount. The effective dose is typically 0.5-2 teaspoons of cinnamon per day, or 1-6 grams.
TIP: Besides studying recommended to anything that requires brain functioning while working on a craft, at a business meeting, it helps you perform better. Cinnamon has numerous health benefits and is particularly effective at lowering blood sugar levels.
Rose Invokes feelings of Romance and love. Joy, and happiness, hope, calming and soothing, and can help manage stress and depression, decreases breathing rate, and blood pressure to relax mind and body. Brings a positive boost and uplifting thoughts to people struggling with depression and anxiety. Keeps you energetic and optimistic, also can help relieve headaches, and increases libido, helps treat sexual disfunctions, and inactive sexual desires to your partner.
TIP: Give to someone that’s grieving due to a loss of a loved one, to help them cope and ease the pain of loss.
Citrus: Orange, Lemon, Grapefruit, Limes Feel happy and energetic. Grapefruit uplifting and energy. Lime is known for its mystical powers of purifying one’s spirit, ability to change your attitude in life and just opens your mind and emotions, cleaning you of all negative thoughts which helps you regain zest and improve your outlook in life. Orange is used for depression, a mood tonic, for relaxing, it boosts cognitive function to people with Alzheimer’s Disease. Mixing with floral scents makes them more earthy and deep. Lemon eliminates strong odors naturally. Lime Use at dinner table, it activates appetite and hunger.
TIP: Agent that kills off strong smell of cigarette smoke.
Peppermint has a long history of use in folk medicine and aromatherapy. Instantly gives a cooling sensation used as a topical, it can relieve body tension and sore muscles, because of its soothing, calming effect. Manage stress and nervousness, helps calm mental fatigue. Used in respiratory care and treatment. Natural decongestant that can open airways and unclog sinuses. Helps relieve itchy throats, reduces food cravings, adding a few drops to water can reduce nausea by just inhaling it. Feel dizzy? Spray on cloth and inhale it lowers chance of vomiting. Relieves IBS Pain and May Reduce Nausea. Many studies have shown that peppermint oil can improve pain management in irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS. It also helps to reduce bloating which is a common digestive symptom.
TIP: The natural oil in peppermint provides pain relief for those with IBS. It also has potent anti-nausea effects when used in aromatherapy.
Sage: Can Improve Brain Function and Memory. Sage gets its name from the Latin word Salver, which means “to save.” It had a powerful reputation for its healing properties during the Middle Ages and was even used to help prevent the plague. Current research indicates that sage may be able to improve brain function and memory, especially in people with Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s disease is accompanied by a drop in the level of acetylcholine, a chemical messenger in the brain. Sage inhibits the breakdown of acetylcholine. In a 4-month study of 42 individuals with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease, sage extract was shown to produce significant improvements in brain function. Other studies have also shown that sage can improve memory function in healthy people, both young and old.
Sage is an antiseptic, antimicrobial, anti-mutagenic, antibacterial, helps stop neuropathic pain, improves memory, lowers blood glucose levels, and alleviated menopause symptoms. It is an excellent all-around herb. Digestion Aid: Sage help in the digestion of rich, fatty meats Balances Hormones for Men and Women: It is used to promote normal menstruation and to treat menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, headaches, and mental fog. It is also useful in treating premature ejaculation in men. For slow healing wounds, make a compress by soaking a cotton pad in sage infusion. the pain almost immediately, fights infection,
and brings more blood to the area to speed healing. Sage essential oil improves blood circulation to the scalp and roots for hair growth.
Warning: Sage can significantly reduce the amount of milk produced in nursing mothers. Avoid its use when breastfeeding.
TIP: There is promising evidence that sage extract can improve brain and memory function, especially in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease.
Turmeric: Contains Curcumin, a Substance with Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Effects, is the spice that gives curry its yellow color. It contains several compounds with medicinal properties, the most important of which is curcumin, Curcumin is a remarkably powerful antioxidant helping to fight oxidative damage and boosting the body’s own antioxidant enzymes, oxidative damage is believed to be one of the key mechanisms behind ageing and many diseases. Curcumin is also strongly anti-inflammatory, to the point where it matches the effectiveness of some anti-inflammatory drugs. Studies suggest that it can improve brain function, fight Alzheimer’s, reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer, and relieve arthritis, to name a few.
TIP: Studies have shown that curcumin, the active ingredient in the spice turmeric, has major benefits for many aspects of health. Turmeric is known for its medicinal properties and has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory benefits. Using turmeric mixed with milk as a face pack will help you keep your skin youthful and bright.
Holy Basil Helps Fight Infections and Boosts Immunity, not to be confused with regular basil or Thai basil, holy basil is considered a sacred herb in India. Studies show that holy basil can inhibit the growth of a range of bacteria, yeasts, and molds. It can boost function of the immune system by increasing certain immune cells in the blood. also linked to reduced blood sugar levels before and after meals, as well as treating anxiety and anxiety-related depression, these studies were quite small, and more research is needed before any recommendations can be made. Is an ancient Indian Ayurvedic botanical compound that has powerful antibacterial effects and the adaptogen effect of reducing metabolic stress.
TIP: Holy basil appears to improve immune function and inhibit the growth of bacteria, yeasts, and molds
Cayenne pepper Contains Capsaicin, Which Helps Reduce Appetite and May Have Anti-Cancer Properties. Is a type of chili pepper used to prepare spicy dishes? The active ingredient in it is called capsaicin, which has been shown to reduce appetite and increase fat burning in many studies, it is a common ingredient in many commercial weight loss supplements. adding 1 gram of red pepper to meals reduced appetite and increased fat burning in people who did not regularly eat peppers, However, there was no effect in people who were accustomed to eating spicy food, indicating that a tolerance to the effects can build up. Some animal studies have also found capsaicin to combat certain forms of cancer, including lung, liver, and prostate cancer. These observed anti-cancer effects are far from being proven in humans, so take all of this with a big grain of salt.
TIP: Cayenne pepper is extraordinarily rich in a substance called capsaicin, which reduces appetite and boosts fat burning. It has also shown anti-cancer potential in animal studies.
Ginger Can Treat Nausea and Has Anti-Inflammatory Properties, Ginger is a popular spice used in several forms of alternative medicine. Studies have consistently shown that 1 gram or more of ginger can successfully treat nausea, this includes nausea caused by morning sickness, chemotherapy, and sea sickness, appears to have strong anti-inflammatory properties, and can help with pain management, one study in subjects at risk for colon cancer found that 2 grams of ginger extract per day decreased markers for colon inflammation in the same way as aspirin, a mixture of ginger, cinnamon, mastic, and sesame oil decreased pain and stiffness experienced by those with osteoarthritis. It had a similar effectiveness as treatment with aspirin or ibuprofen.
TIP: 1 gram of ginger is an effective treatment for many types of nausea. It is also anti-inflammatory and can help reduce pain.
Rosemary Can Help Prevent Allergies and Nasal Congestion, the active ingredient in rosemary is called Rosmarinus acid has been shown to suppress allergic responses and nasal congestion, shown to suppress allergy symptoms, The number of immune cells in nasal mucus also decreased, with reduced congestion.
TIP: Has anti-inflammatory effects that suppress allergy symptoms and reduce nasal congestion.
SCENTS AND THEIR MEANINGS (AROMATHERAPY)
Rosemary: Rosemary is one of the oldest known medicinal herbs, used centuries ago to enhance mental function and memory. Extracts and the volatile oil have been used to promote menstrual flow and as abortive. Salvia Rosmarinus, commonly known as rosemary, is a shrub with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers, native to the Mediterranean region. Rosemary was used to prevent balding and as a hair conditioner. Rosemary is also the herb of memory; the leaves were supposed to quicken the mind and prevent forgetfulness.
Black Pepper: Black Pepper health benefits include fighting depression, promoting digestion, helping with nutrient absorption, treating ulcers, supporting weight loss, treating cough and sore throat, promoting a health heart and soothing toothaches. Other benefits include preventing gray hair, treating arthritis, and enhancing the skin.
Bay Leaves: are considered optimum of health due to high nutritional value. Obtain the whopping amount of vitamin C from the leaves. This vitamin is crucial when it comes to combat free radicals and oxidative stress as it acts as an antioxidant. Regular consumption of vitamin C can even prevent the onset of symptoms associated with chronic diseases.
Cloves: This versatile spice functions to relieve toothaches. Consuming cloves regularly keep vomiting and nausea at bay. Helps ingestion.
Capers: Capers are a reliable source to obtain quercetin. Capers have been used to reduce LDL levels without hurting the health of the sufferer.
Cumin: This spice has shown effective results with cases of muscle spasms. Due to its diuretic properties, It promotes urination allowing to flush out toxins, excess salts, and waste material.
Frankincense: It provides antioxidants and antibacterial agents, which help ward off acne and its scar at the same time. You can opt for it to treat wounds and to stop the spread of infection.
Garlic: It is a powerhouse of antioxidants, which makes it ideal to treat respiratory disorders. Consuming garlic is safe to balance high blood pressure levels without hurting your health. Chockfull of antibacterial, anti-ageing and skin smoothing benefits, garlic can keep your complexion clear and flawless.
Horseradish: loaded with vitamin C, iron, copper, and zinc. These nutrients boost your immune system preventing you from the adverse effects of health-damaging factors. Regular consumption of the horseradish keeps your metabolism on track as well.
Jalapeno Peppers: powerhouse of anti-carcinogenic compounds and antioxidants. These nutrients prevent the occurrence of muscles aches and promote weight loss as well.
Licorice: Studies have shown that licorice contains positive effects on the condition of your skin. It is potent enough to fight skin diseases such as eczema.
THYME: thyme is also fast gaining a reputation for its medicinal qualities, such as its ability to help treat acne and high blood pressure, a combination of thyme and ivy leaves helped to alleviate coughing and other symptoms of acute bronchitis. Another health benefit of thyme: It’s a good source of copper, fiber, iron, and manganese. Boost your immunity.
Mint: While eating the plant offers some health benefits, research shows that several of mint’s health benefits come from applying it to the skin, inhaling its aroma or taking it as a capsule. good source of vitamin A, potent source of antioxidants, which help protect your body from oxidative stress, a type of damage to cells caused by free radicals.
ALOE VERA: Aloe vera has been known for its healing properties for at least 6,000 years. It has antioxidant and antibacterial properties. The Egyptians called Aloe the “Plant of Immortality” because it can live and even bloom without soil. A natural laxative and aids in digestion. It has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and cooling properties that can provide a lot of relief from skin problems. One of the most used herbs with numerous health benefits. Other benefits of Aloe Vera are listed below.
Heartburn Relief and Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Bleeding or Swollen Gums, Lowering Blood Sugar in Diabetics,
Laxative, Skin Care, Sunburn, Eczema
Chamomile: Chamomile is a natural anti-inflammatory, with the power to reduce redness, itchiness, and swelling, and it’s a great alternative to cortisone.
Horsetail: A plant extract that boasts a large number of skin benefits. It contains rich levels of silicic acid, which helps strengthen connective tissues, and antioxidants that fight free radical damage.
Calendula: repairs dry skin reduces acne scars or wounds and cures fungal infections that may cause acne or blackheads.
Ashwagandha: Is rich in antioxidants, which help protect your skin against any free radicals. With regular consumption of ashwagandha, you can get youthful and glowing skin.
Parsley: is a popular home remedy for balancing oil production, decreasing inflammation, and preventing discoloration in our skin. Parsley is going to help you fight outbreaks and acne.
I’ll be adding more and more to these