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The power of Labradorite and Silver jewelry

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Many of us love silver jewelry with natural stones. It looks beautiful. But not only the beauty of silver and labradorite necklaces or earrings attracts us.

It is well known, that Labradorite is a mystic stone of transformation and magic. Using this stone when you are down or your energy has drained will help you to revive and restore it back.

Wearing or carrying Labradorite may increase your awareness of innate “magical” powers within the multiple layers of reality.

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Silver is one of the most well-known and precious metals, and it has been used for various purposes since ancient times.

Silver can bring many advantages to your life. It will bring patience and perseverance to you.

It’s used extensively with a lot of other gemstones because Silver’s properties can attract and retain the qualities that they emit. Silver doubles the effect of matching stones.

Yes! Silver is used all over the world for money-drawing magic. Gemstones which you are using become more powerful when wrapped or set in Silver.

 

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It does not affect or influence other stones, but it will enhance the connection between you and the stone. This will allow a gentle and subtle flow of energies between the two.

Silver will reflect negativity away from you, which makes it a metal of magical protection and security.

So Labradorite too has power to shield the aura and protect it from negativity. Many people believe that it has several psychological healing properties. The following is a list of psychological healing benefits attributed to labradorite.

If you want to reap the benefits of labradorite then you will have to carry it in the form of touchstone or jewelry. Silver and labradorite necklace or earrings will work better to protect you than rings.

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Labradorite is member of the feldspar family, and is particularly treasured around the world for its remarkable color. It is an iridescent stone that flashes peacock blue, gold, pale green, and copper hues. It was first discovered by Moravian missionaries in 1770 in Labrador, Canada, and was named after the place. Due to its unique and vibrant colors, and many physical and psychological benefits, it is a popular choice for jewelry.

Where does Labradorite get the blue flash from?

The iridescent effect of the stone is due to the weird refraction of light from the stone. This part is often called blue labradorite or just ‘blue flash’.

Internally, the submicroscopic planes are oriented in two different directions causing light to reflect away to create the multi-hued shimmer.

Stones that cooled slowly during their formation exhibit the highest amount of shimmer or labradorescence. Normal stones are usually blue-green in colour.

A few rare blue stones can exhibit a whole rainbow of shades while yellow stones are also available but are extremely rare. You will often get a chance to see a lovely golden yellow and blue green colour as you hold it to the light.

Also, the yellow stones do not exhibit the classic shimmer seen with the blue stone.

 

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The stone is also referred to as the ‘Firestone’ or the ‘fire rock.’ However, now it’s also found in Norway, Finland, Scandinavia, Italy, Russia, Madagascar, USA and Mexico.

Not only does it help in banishing fear and insecurities, but it also helps in strengthening one’s resolve. Its most important metaphysical property is perhaps that it helps to dispel the negative energy around you.

Here are a list of benefits of labradorite.

Labradorite is referred to be the ‘stone of magic’ by believers. It said that labradorite awakens one’s awareness to the powers of self-discovery, intuition, and destiny. Here is a list of interesting metaphysical properties that labradorite is said to possess.

In this sense, it gives you protection from negativity and those people who can really sap your energy.

Judy Hall, the author of The Crystal Bible (the number one crystal book), says Labradorite is a bringer of light. Hall goes on to say ‘It raises consciousness and connects with universal energies. Labradorite deflects unwanted energies from the aura and prevents energy leakage. It forms a barrier to negative energies shed during therapy.’

Labradorite is also highly recommended for energizing the imagination and generating creative ideas. It works well for the 2nd (sacral/navel chakra), and the chakra related to hands. It has a considerably stronger effect on the 5th (throat chakra), 6th (third eye/brow chakra), and 7th (crown chakra). However, if you are planning to wear spectrolite, a rare variety of labradorite feldspar, be aware that it has a completely different and intense vibration. It may bring both pleasant and unpleasant ideas to your head as per your spiritual preparation.

 

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Labradorite is a stone of esoteric knowledge that facilitates initiation into the mysteries. Labradorite aligns physical and etheric bodies, stimulates intuition and psychic gifts allowing for the understanding of messages from the unconscious mind. Labradorite banishes fears, insecurities, removes psychic debris from previous disappointments and strengthens faith and trust in the universe. Labradorite calms overactive minds, energizes the imagination with new ideas. Labradorite helps one notice the synchronicities and serendipity that occur in life. Labradorite is a powerful tool for Shamans and others who journey through the veils of reality and access knowledge from these dimensions for the highest good for all beings. Labradorite is an excellent crystal tool of transformation that prepares body and soul for the ascension process so one may follow their divine purpose.

Astrological Signs: Sagittarius, Scorpio and Leo
Element: Wind
Represents: Temple of the Stars
Associations: Moon, Uranus
Symbolizes: Fantasy and Creativity
Birthstone: Not a traditional birthstone for any month
Angel: Archangel Raphael, the healing angel

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Unusual Labradorite facts

  1. Golden Labradorite is extremely rare and occurs as a crystal clear gold or champagne-colour. Another rarer version is called Spectrolite and it exhibits the entire colour spectrum vividly.
  2. According to Norse Mythology, the stone was created by the gods as a bridge to heaven for ordinary mortals.
  3. According to the Inuit’s, a warrior walking on the rocks found the shimmering stone. He then proceeded to beat the hell out of the rocks as he thought it had captured the Aurora Borealis or Night lights. Sadly, all his efforts went to waste but he did get a wonderfully beautiful stone to wear.
  4. In Welsh culture, the stone honours Arianrhod, the Welsh Goddess of Moon and Stars who resides in the Aurora Borealis. The stone is also used to honour Cerridwen, the Welsh Goddess of knowledge.
  5. The stones seem to help people who work with their hands. For example, dentist, physiotherapist and massage therapists can benefit considerably by wearing the stone or having it within their practice.

 

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HEALING: Labradorite relieves stress, regulates metabolism, treats disorders of the eyes, brain, colds, gout, and rheumatism, balances hormones, relieves menstrual tension and lowers blood pressure.

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Labradorite is an excellent stone to be worn to help one disconnect from any tendencies to control others and increases self-mastery.Wearing or carrying Labradorite may increase your awareness of innate “magical” powers within the multiple layers of reality.In crystal body layouts or healing grids, When place on the third chakra, Labradorite may facilitate understanding of the dimension of time, envisioning the past, future, and distant places. Labradorite protects and removes negative energy from the aura and keeps the aura clear and balanced. Labradorite aligns the subtle bodies, enhancing the connection between the physical and ethereal realms. The stone has an unusual internal structure that is responsible for the shimmering effect seen on the surface of the stone. People love the chakra crystal properties to help the root chakra and the sacral chakra.

As a result, it can also absorb personal energy and store it for the wearer to provide protection from people who are spiritual leeches. You know, the ones who you spend an hour with and leave feeling drained and ready for a sleep?

 

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Learn how you can use Labradorite

Labradorite is available in several unique shapes and designs. However, cutting the stone to get maximum shine is a little difficult due to its internal mineral structure.

This is what makes the free form labradorite so unique to own. Not only that, but a small palm stone with a lot of flash is one gemstone you must snap up as soon as you see it. They are very rare.

You can find mounted and loose stones in a variety of price ranges online. Personally, the palm stone is a beautiful shape and it’s perfect for just carrying around.

You can also wear earrings and rings to focus spiritual energy and hear messages from spirit guides. Pendants are ideal for focusing energy and improving mental and emotional health.

Labradorite beads or chains are also great for improving focus or facilitating self-improvement. You can also carry the stone in your pocket or tuck it into your bra to encourage close skin contact with the stone.

Or you may like to keep a piece in your bedroom, work office or home office.

You have no doubt had those hunches where you just knew you had to take action in a certain situation.

It could have been the answer you got about your current life partner or perhaps the decision to move to another city.

Many use the crystal and gemstone to help find their soul purpose in life. The reason they are here. Along the way to finding your life purpose, you need to make a number of potentially life-changing decisions.

If you would like to develop your psychic ability and develop your intuition to serve you, then the natural crystal of labradorite is a perfect addition to your collection. It always feels great when you are moving forwards in life, towards your life purpose.

 

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For Gaia Healing, Labradorite may be placed in an area of disturbed Earth energy. Labradorite is a useful stone for gridding, as it assists and encourages one to work with elemental allies and is helpful in invoking powerful natural energies.

The energy of Labradorite combines well with most other Feldspars, such as Moonstone, Sunstone, Spectrolite and Golden Labradorite.

Why are Labradorite palm stones so popular?

Well, Labradorite palm stones are beautiful and that makes them popular! Palm stones are meant to be held in the palm of the hand for maximum effect. You can also get tumble stones, but the labradorite palm stones are the preferred ones to unleash this stone of magic.

They are oval and can also be mounted in gold and silver to make jewellery. In short, they act as barrier stones or protection stones.

The stones are ground to show the maximum amount of shimmer. This focuses the power and strength of the stone and allows it to prevent all kinds of spiritual and mental attacks.

It can absorb spiritual energy, reflect negative energy and keep the wearer focused on positive tasks.

In our technology-filled world, the stone can also filter out harmful emissions from devices and preserve overall health.

 

 

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Labradorite crystals are the magical gemstones with the amazing blue flash colour within.

If you like the colour blue, then Labradorite is the stone for you.

This beautiful midnight blue stone is the love of the Inuit people who claim its origin is in the frozen fire of the Aurora Borealis.

These precious stones have a steely, silvery blue shimmer which makes it highly prized as a healing stone.

However, the shimmer means it can also be worn proudly as a piece of stunning silver jewellery.

According to specialists, the iridescence on the stone can hide a huge amount of power underneath. Those who know the stone will never underestimate the power of labradorite.

The stone can channel healing power, store it and redirect it into specific areas of the body for increased feeling and psychic ability. The healing energy of the labradorite gemstone is one of a kind.

The iridescence also seems to form a protective shield or aura around the wearer similar to how it works in the mineral kingdom.

Also, the labradorite healing properties extend to relieving stress and is said to help issues with the eyes and brain.

Click play on the video below to see the range of blue and yellow tones in this large free form piece of labradorite.

Using Labradorite for Healing and the impact on the chakras

As a result, it can also target the different chakras of the body and realign then to facilitate access to the spiritual power of the wearer.

According to wearers, the stone also seems to enhance the psychic power already present.

Wearers have reported enhanced intuition, mental clarity, better memory, and intuitive wisdom after wearing the stone.

The crystal energy of labradorite can help remove fears and boost your confidence

It also seems to banish insecurity, fears and improves self-reliance and confidence.

Although we cannot recommend any particular chakra, users seem to report an increased effect on the crown and soul star chakra to improve overall health.

The energy of the stone seems to be tuned to upper chakras alike the throat chakra, Third Eye chakra, crown and soul star chakra.

The golden Labradorite, however, seems to focus on the solar plexus chakra to facilitate increased wisdom.

In short, it seems to benefit the entire body in the form of boosted spiritual and mental health and increased self-confidence.

Meditating with your crystal clusters, free form or palm stones

You will need to meditate with it to build your own connection but listen to the stone as it creates a huge benefit both spiritually and mentally.

The key here is to ask your most pressing questions as you go into your meditation.

Before you begin to meditate, find a quiet place and have your labradorite nearby. You will also want to hold a nice size palm stone as well.

Then before you start to meditate, think about the one pressing issue you have, the important decision you need guidance on and write it down. While meditating, begin to focus your intention on your question and see what answers come your way.

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Various labradorite stone shapes

Because of the labradorite healing nature and the labradorite color, this wonderful gemstone is often made into crystal points, labradorite hearts and angels.

A lot of people love to have a guardian angel watching over them. Therefore, to create a more powerful visualisation, they like to hold a labradorite crystal angel in their hands, especially when meditating.

Other people love to wear labradorite such as labradorite earrings. The lovely play of colour and metaphysical properties provide a wonderful feeling of positivity for those who wear it.

Many love the jewellery as it shimmers like Aqua Aura in the right light, but is a much deeper colour. Some labradorite has no blue flash and is like black tourmaline. But those who know crystals can easily spot the difference.

The birthstone for Labradorite

Labradorite is not a traditional birthstone; it is not included on the official list but it is recommended for people born on February 19 to March 19.

It seems to work effectively on these people and results in improved mental and spiritual effects.Apart from these people, Labradorite also seems to work very effectively on the sun sign Leo.

People who celebrate their birthdays between July 23 and August 22 can also benefit from wearing this stone.

It is a pity Labradorite is not a natural birthstones crystal as many people love the way it shines. Sort of like Lapis Lazuli in that it has lovely specs which make it shimmer when held in the different light.

 

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Christmas gifts for tea lovers

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Buying Christmas presents can be a lot of fun, especially when you are looking at finding something creative and unusual for everyone on your list. If you’re hoping to make sure that you get everything to come together perfectly, you need the perfect kind of gift. What is that, you ask? It’s goldfish tea bags, of course. These will make unique gifts for tea lovers so that they’ll see you for the excellent gift-giver that you are.

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Take a look at what you’ll be getting:

Variety in flavour

When you choose these goldfish tea bags, you’ll be able to choose from a variety of options when it comes the flavours. There is everything from Herbal to Black, to Earl Grey. All of these are combined with natural ingredients and mixed and matched to create flavours that are truly unique for all of the best results in terms of exploring the world of tea.

This is part of why these make creative tea gift ideas that will help you to really be able to be the best gift giver ever, much to the surprise of your friend and family. You’ll love it as much as the next person, too.

 Fun in mixing and matching

When you are looking at unique Christmas gifts, you can have a whole lot of fun in combining flavours. You’ll be able to really make up an assembly pack for the different people in your life. You’ll also be able to make sure that you can really explore the world of tea and choosing a unique gift for everyone. It’ll feel like you’re Santa himself, which is great for really getting into the Christmas spirit for all of the right reasons.

 The good luck that everyone wants

Odds are that you know someone who could use some good fortune, right? Good luck gifts are here! These goldfish tea bags are perfect for just that person who wants some good fortune, because goldfish are signs of good luck and thought to be able to bring that kind of good fortune to all those who need the best luck possible. Plus, good luck gifts are always popular amongst all ages, so they make great, positive options to consider, especially in unique Christmas gifts.

 You’ll spread Christmas magic

Who doesn’t love to spread a little holiday cheer, right? With this to help you out, you’ll be able to easily spread some love and joy to al those around you who are going to be looking for some help and movement in the right direction. The thing is, Christmas means something different to everyone. So, if you’re looking for a way to really make sure that you get everyone enjoying the joy to be had, take a look at these teabags.

You can see that they focus their forms realistically. Handmade to float and sift around your tea mug in a realistic fish design, you can really allow the little ones to see how goldfish move around, but all with the delicious taste of tea to freely enjoy. Essentially, it’s a gift that keeps on giving. If that isn’t Christmas magic, than what is?

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 Easy to send

A lot of us have loved ones that live away from us, but these are unique gifts for tea lovers because they are realistic to what tea drinkers are looking for – though they may not know it yet – and they both taste and travel well. Carefully packaged, you’ll be able to make sure that this gets off to all of those that you love and need in your life.

These are great for those who need something small, too, such as token gifts. They are great as personalized gifts for those whose tea taste you know well and can customize, and they make great token gifts for those who are hosting your for dinner and so on. Great for both worlds!

 Fun to give and tell stories about

Lastly, these are absolutely fantastic tea gift ideas in general, let’s not forget about that. They are small. You can choose your flavour combination. They’re realistic in their design and movement, they are easy to mix and match.

Anyone who gets one of these is going to love it, even if they had never thought of themselves as a tea person, or a “fancy tea bag” person. The thing is, when you’re looking at something as thoughtful as this, you’ll be able to really see through to the idea of the person both giving and receiving it. You’ll be able to understand that they’re made of great characteristics, and this reflects on the idea that both those giving and receiving are made up of some great “stuff”, too!

These will provide content for great stories, memories and photos, no matter who they go to. It’s the gift that continues to share itself with all involved.

Helping you create path to superior Christmas gifts is easier done than you would have thought, and you’ll be able to make sure that you can push your way to the best Christmas morning ever with these goldfish tea bags to help you out. If you’re looking to make your way onto the “nice” list, this is it!

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Goldfish shaped Tea Bags

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There are many reasons why people like a cup of tea in the evening. It’s calming, it’s something hot to sip as they watch TV or read a book, it’s something that can be shared with friends and work as a comfort when you’re having a bad day. Simply put, it just does a lot for you and your psyche and you can have a lot of fun with trying the different kinds of tea and the different flavours that are going to be a part of it, too. What’s even better than tea, you ask? Novelty shaped tea bags – Goldfish tea (handcrafted in the UK). It’s just like normal tea, but it comes in tea bags that are carefully crafted to take the shape of fish when you put them into the hot water to steep. Don’t know why this is important? You’ll soon find out.

 

Handmade

goldfish tea bags     The goldfish tea bags that we sell are all carefully handmade to make sure that each one is carefully constructed to look like a fish. This is because it’s one thing to offer tea bags shaped like fish, but it’s another to actually make sure they look like fish. So, we work hard to make sure that the tea bag looks exactly like it does in the picture so that clients are getting what they are looking for. This is the first reason why you need goldfish tea bags in your life: they’re exactly like they look in the picture.

Personal Touch

goldfish shaped tea bags     You’ll also be happy to know that these tea bags are great for show, too, because they’ll add a personal touch to your team mug, whether you’re looking at it for the symbolic reasons (keep reading), or you simply need something that is going to make you smile when you look down in that tea mug. Likewise, if you are consoling someone, a fish shaped tea bag, perfectly shaped and created to float around like a real fish, can help them feel a little better about the problem they are dealing with. It’s a personal touch to a great treat.

Gift Items

goldfish1    On that same note, goldfish tea bags can make great gifts for those tea drinkers in your life who are looking for a way to get even more interested in it. You can get all of the best flavours, still, and have the unique shape of a goldfish floating around in your mug. For those who are looking for a way to find a unique gift for an occasion or “just because”, this is definitely an affordable and great option that will bring a smile to that person’s face. Great for stocking stuffers, too, if you want to get your holiday shopping underway.

 

Goldfish as a Symbol

large      The nugget of the reason that fish shaped tea bags are a good thing comes down to the symbolism behind the goldfish. There is quite a lot of symbolism behind the goldfish, the biggest meaning that is most often called upon in life is abundance. When a goldfish presents itself it comes with the promise of abundance, so having this shaped teabag in your life may just bring that to you and all of those around you.

Additionally, goldfish are known for being symbols of companionship, romantically or otherwise. If you are someone who is trying to give a special gift to the person they love – in whatever form – then goldfish tea bags may just give you the perfect way to do it. It’s certainly a good way to show how you feel at any rate.

Lastly, in Feng Shui a goldfish is said to represent prosperity, which we can interpret in this context, as being something related to success in your personal and professional life. If you are looking for a way to bring in some more good things, you might want to consider the idea of a goldfish tea bag.

What it Does for You

Statuie-crap   As a symbol, a goldfish says a lot. It means something different to each of us within its main forms, and it can give us a boost into the world of good fortune when we play our cards right. There is real belief that goldfish bring financial support, companionship, and success to the lives of those who use the goldfish as a Feng Shui symbol, just like many people believe today that a rabbit’s foot is a symbol of good luck, even though it was created many years ago from traditions that many of us don’t believe any more.

The goldfish can come in your life in many forms, but why not go ahead and allow it to do so through tea bags? They’re affordable, they taste as good as the regular shaped tea bags, and they are going to give you all sorts of success, whether you keep them for yourself, or you use them for a friend or family.

This is an easy way to take a look at the history behind the goldfish as a symbol, but also become familiar with it in a way that makes sense to you and your lifestyle. No one says you have to get rid of your old tea bags, just try putting one of these into your mug every once in a while. I’ll bet that you’ll be using them frequently before you know it and you’ll be so happy that you were here checking out this post for yourself.

Overall, there is a lot more to goldfish tea bags than just their shape. They are carefully made, symbols of success and companionship, and are meant to be enjoyed by yourself or as a gift for others. It’s more than just something cute to look at, but whatever you reason is to keep looking around to see which flavour is best for you, We are glad you are here. We are looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the difference between regular tea bags and their competition to see if one or the other made a difference in your life. Maybe it won’t, but then again, maybe it will.

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7 Herbs to Fight Arthritis Pain

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Arthritis symptoms can keep you from going about your everyday activities. The pain and swelling (inflammation) may still persist despite medical intervention. In an effort to gain relief and take a “natural” approach, more arthritis patients are seeking herbal remedies than ever before. Certain herbs may have anti-inflammatory properties that can help with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), as well as the ability to reduce pain in all forms of the disease. Still, there is a lack of scientific evidence supporting such claims. Before you treat arthritis the “natural” way, make sure you talk to a doctor first to avoid potentially life-threatening side effects.

 

 

Cat’s Claw

Cat’s claw is another anti-inflammatory herb that may reduce swelling in arthritis. This herb is from a tropical vine, and its usage dates back to Inca civilizations. Traditionally, cat’s claw is used to boost your immune system. In recent years, the immunity powers of the herb have been tried in arthritis. The downside is that cat’s claw may overstimulate the immune system, potentially making arthritis pain worse. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC), studies have shown that cat’s claw can help with osteoarthritis pain and RA swelling. However, there’s no proof that this herb can prevent further joint damage.

 

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Eucalyptus

Like aloe vera, eucalyptus is widely available in western markets. It is used in oral medications, and topical oil extracts are used for a variety of conditions. Topical forms of eucalyptus leaves are used to treat arthritis pain. These plant leaves contain tannins, which may be helpful in reducing swelling and the resulting pain that arthritis causes. Some users follow up with heat pads to maximize the effects of eucalyptus on swollen joints.

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 Ginger

You may have ginger in your spice cabinet for cooking, but this herb is also a staple in many alternative medicine cabinets. The same compounds that give ginger its strong flavor are also the same ones that have anti-inflammatory properties. The NCCAM says that early studies in reducing joint swelling with ginger in RA are promising. However, limited human trials have yet to prove the effectiveness of this treatment.

 

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 Green Tea

Green tea is one of the most popular beverages in the world, and has even been used to reduce inflammation in the body. It is possible that green tea can be used to treat arthritis inflammation in the form of beverages, tablets, or tinctures. The NCCAM found in a 2010 study that green tea might help both osteoarthritis and RA patients. Many more studies are needed to prove the potential benefits of green tea.

 

 

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Thunder God Vine

Thunder god vine is one of the oldest herbs used in Chinese medicine. Extracts from skinned roots are known for suppressing an overactive immune system, making thunder god vine a possible alternative candidate for treatment of autoimmune diseases such as RA. It is best used in topical form applied directly to the skin. Thunder god vine may work best when used with conventional RA medications. Use extreme caution with this herb, as it can be poisonous if extracts are derived from other areas of the vine.

 

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Turmeric

Used in cooking to make curry, turmeric is a yellow powder made from the related flowering plant. Unlike other types of herbs, NCCAM has found that turmeric may work best in fighting joint pain when it is taken orally. Lab studies on rats have also found that this herb may slow the progression of rheumatoid arthritis. While relief may have been seen in animals, few human studies have been conducted with turmeric.

 

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Willow Bark

Willow bark is one of the longest-used herbs in treating inflammation. In fact, patients during Hippocrates’ time chewed on willow bark to help treat inflammatory conditions. UMMC reports that the herb shows promise in relieving osteoarthritis-related joint pain, particularly in the knees, back, hips, and neck. This treatment is taken orally, either by tea or tablet. Getting the right dose is crucial, as an overdose can cause rashes and other forms of inflammation.

 

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Ask Your Doctor about Complementary Medicine

Given the increased prevalence of herbal medicine, conventional doctors are more willing to assess the benefits of alternative remedies. When treating arthritis, some of these herbs may complement your current medications. It’s important to understand, however, that herbs can even cause serious side effects.

Discuss all arthritis treatment options with your doctor and don’t stop taking prescribed medications unless instructed. Also, keep in mind that complementary medicine isn’t exclusive to herbal supplements.

 

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Nine Sacred Anglo-Saxon Herbs

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The Nine Herbs Charm is an Old English charm recorded in the 10th-century Lacnunga manuscript. The charm is intended for the treatment of poisoning and infection by a preparation of nine herbs.

This Anglo-Saxon poem contains references to Christian and English Pagan elements, including a mention of the major Germanic god Woden.

According to R. K. Gordon, the poem is “clearly an old heathen thing which has been subjected to Christian censorship.” Malcolm Laurence Cameron states that chanting the poem aloud results in a “marvellously incantatory effect”.

 

The charm references nine herbs:

  • Mucgwyrt Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)
  • Attorlaðe (identified as cockspur grass (Echinochloa crus-galli) by R. K. Gordon; partially defined by others as betony (Stachys officinalis)
  • Stune Lamb’s cress (Cardamine hirsuta)
  • Wegbrade Plantain (Plantago)
  • Mægðe Mayweed (Matricaria)
  • Stiðe Nettle (Urtica)
  • Wergulu Crab-apple (Malus)
  • Fille (Thyme)
  • Finule Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)

You can order a sample of our Nine Herb Organic tea here:  herbal tea sample3

 

At the end of the charm, prose instructions are given to take the above-mentioned herbs, crush them to dust, and to mix them with old soap and apple juice. Further instructions are given to make a paste from water and ashes, boil fennel into the paste, bathe it with beaten egg – both before and after the prepared salve is applied.

Further, the charm directs the reader to sing the charm three times over each of the herbs as well as the apple before they are prepared, into the mouth of the wounded, both of their ears, and over the wound itself prior to the application of the salve.

 

MUGWORTMUGWORT. Artemisia vulgaris – guards against the unseen power of evil. The dried leaves stuffed in a pillow bring sweet dreams, lend vigor when steeped in bath water, and prevent fatigue on a long journey.

Remember, Mugwort, what you made known,
What you arranged at the Great proclamation.
You were called Una, the oldest of herbs,
you have power against three and against thirty,
you have power against poison and against infection,
you have power against the loathsome foe roving through the land.

 


 

PLANTAINPLANTAIN. Plantago major – is the Saxon waybroad in old herbals, for it thrives beside roadways. Fresh leaves draw out infections, halt bleeding in minor wounds, and ease discomfort from burns and stings.

And you, Plantain, mother of herbs,
Open from the east, mighty inside.
over you chariots creaked, over you queens rode,
over you brides cried out, over you bulls snorted.
You withstood all of them, you dashed against them.
May you likewise withstand poison and infection

 


 

WATERCRESSWATERCRESS. Nasturtium officinalis – supplies a generous amount of Vitamin C. Its juice added to water is a tonic to erase listlessness.

‘Stune’ is the name of this herb, it grew on a stone,
it stands up against poison, it dashes against poison,
it drives out the hostile one, it casts out poison.

 


 

BETONYBETONY. Stachys betonica – appears as the fourth herb in later versions of the Nine Herbs Charm. Atterlothe of the original listing defies translation. Betony, however, serves well as a substitute, for it was anciently reguarded as a cure for all ills of the body and the soul.

**** Atterlothe? The word has defied translation, but it is likely to be a redundant name for something else. Its place in later versions of the nine herbs charm was taken by Betony, {Betonica officinalis] which in traditional herbal medicine was known as a general tonic.

 


 

CHAMOMILECHAMOMILE. Anthemis nobilis – never fails to lift the spirits with its sweet scent. Maythen, as it was known to the Saxons, is the “plants’ physician”, as it revives ailing plants when set near them. Humans enjoy its benefits as well.

Remember, Chamomile, what you made known,
what you accomplished at Alorford,
that never a man should lose his life from infection
after Chamomile was prepared for his food.

 


 

NETTLENETTLE. Urtica dioica – serves many useful purposes. The leaves staunch bleeding and soothe burns. Its seeds stimulate appetite. Nettle juice is an excellent hair lotion.

This is the herb that is called ‘Wergulu’.
A seal sent it across the sea-right,
a vexation to poison, a help to others.
it stands against pain, it dashes against poison,
it has power against three and against thirty,
against the hand of a fiend and against mighty devices,
against the spell of mean creatures.

 


 

CRAB APPLECRAB APPLE. Pyrus malus – has long been associated with health and renewal. The original wild apple from which all varieties derive is said to promote deep sleep and increase energy.

There the Apple accomplished it against poison
that she [the loathsome serpent] would never dwell in the house.

 


 

CHERVILCHERVIL. Anthriscus cerefolium – may possess a powerful brain stimulant. It was once the sovereign remedy to restore the will to live.

Chervil and Fennell, two very mighty one.
They were created by the wise Lord,
holy in heaven as He hung;
He set and sent them to the seven worlds,
to the wretched and the fortunate, as a help to all.

 


 

FENNELFENNEL. Foeniculum vulgare – conveys longevity, gives strength and courage while its pleasant aroma discourages evil spirits. Fennel in the diet promotes good eyesight and fights obesity.

 

 

 

They were created by the wise Lord,
holy in heaven as He hung;
He set and sent them to the seven worlds,
to the wretched and the fortunate, as a help to all.
It stands against pain, it fights against poison,
it avails against 3 and against 30,
against foe´s hand and against noble scheming,
against enchantment of vile creatures.

Now there nine herbs have power against nine evil spirits,
against nine poisons and against nine infections:
Against the red poison, against the foul poison,
against the white poison, against the pale blue poison,
against the yellow poison, against the green poison,
against the black poison, against the blue poison,
against the brown poison, against the crimson poison,
against worm-blister, against water-blister,
against thorn-blister, against thistle-blister,
against ice-blister, against poison-blister,

If any poison comes flying from the east,
or any from the north, or any from the south,
or any from the west among the people.
Christ stood over diseases of every kind.

The poem from a 10th century Anglo-Saxon manuscript.

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