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GET TO KNOW HERBALISM

Plants have mostly been the basis for medical treatments through human history. Therefore it is not surprising that traditional medicine is still widely practiced today. While results of the traditional medicine are quite convincing, modern medicine only recognizes herbalism as a type of alternative therapies. As the practice of herbalism is not strictly based on evidence gathered with scientific manner, people strictly following the western medicine may think this method is not that effective.

Nevertheless if you are open to ancient, harmless ways in curing yourself, all you need to do is to read our articles in this topic. ORANUM’s Experienced Psychic Experts share their knowledge with the reader so they can benefit from their wisdom. To use these herbs wisely has various positive effects and they absolutely contribute regain your health or to prevent illnesses. 

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Chamomile: An Ancient Herb Natural Remedies III

Chamomile, a member of the daisy family It includes many species that are spread all over the world Europe, Asia, North Africa, the United Kingdom, the Mediterranean, and the United States. Chamomile is an ancient herb, hieroglyphic records show that chamomile was used for at least 2,000 years in Egypt, and was affiliated with their sun god Ra. Their early physicians used chamomile tea for fevers, stress and restlessness, and noblewomen used crushed petals on their skin. Ancient Greeks, Romans, and Indians used this herb to treat ailments of the kidneys, liver, and bladder. Chamomile is also one of the ‘Nine Sacred Herbs’ of an ancient Anglo-Saxon manuscript, the Lacnunga. In the Middle Ages, chamomile was an ingredient listed in love potion recipes, and became associated with the devotion of St. Anne, mother of the Virgin Mary. Get a free trial for a PSYCHIC READING to get closer to the TRUTH! The origins The plants’s name derives from the Greek ‘kamai melon’, meaning ground apple, because when walked upon, it released a fragrance that smells like …

Natural remedies II – Herbs for High Blood Pressure

Herbs can indeed lower blood pressure and aid cardiovascular health. Recently, my own blood pressure began running high, likely caused by the current medication I am on because it is a common side effect. I tried one of the common medications, and found out I was highly allergic to that. So I decided I would turn to natural remedies before I tried medication again – which I can do because my condition is between pre-hypertensive and stage one hypertension. So I began exploring quite a few articles, and thought I should pass on the information. Be aware the effects may not take place right away, as supplements may take weeks or months to produce true results. As for myself, the herbs and supplements I began taking started to work in just a few days – turmeric, cinnamon and garlic, even before I added several more to the list. Each herb treats a different aspect of high blood pressure, so pay attention to your symptoms and general health. As always, please consult your physician or naturopath …

7 Best Home Remedies for Cold and Flu – The Power of Nature Series, I

Prevention Naturally prevention is always better than the cure, but many of the same herbs that keep colds and flu away, will also help you get rid of it faster. Of course, once you have a cold or the flu the best advice is still “get plenty of rest, drink lots of fluid and take plenty of vitamin C”. As always, before treating yourself at home by using any of the suggested natural home remedies, you should consult your doctor first regarding any medical condition. Some herbs do react with certain medications. Grandma was right about drinking hot liquids since cold viruses reproduce best at temperatures slightly below normal body temperature. Hot herbal tea is just the thing to soothe a sore throat, decongest, and to relax a cough. A psychic can give you the exact insight you need. Chat with an expert today for FREE! GARLIC Garlic has been considered an herbal “wonder drug” since ancient times. It is one of the most powerful herbs in treating colds and infection since it has wide-ranged …

How to Make Four Thieves Vinegar

*All items in Four Thieves Vinegar not pictured Written By: Psychic AlyciaRose Herbal vinegars have been used as medicine since the time of Hippocrates, the father of Western Medicine. Four Thieves Vinegar comes to us from a time when the plague was rampant in Europe, which is also known as the Black Death. It is also known as  Marseilles Vinegar. It is also an old magickal remedy, a protection against evil and the magick of others. It is still commonly used today by modern practitioners. The story behind it involves a band of thieves in the city of Marseilles in the seventeenth century.  Four of these thieves were caught were robbing the sick and the graves of the dead during a plague outbreak, never falling sick themselves. They are said to have covered their bodies and face masks in this herbal vinegar, which we now know contains antibacterial and antiviral properties. When they were caught, they were to be tried and burned at the stake for their crimes. The judges noted that they had an …

Magickal Uses of Mint

Written By: Psychic AlyciaRose Of all the well known culinary herbs, Mint is one of the most versatile. Whether its aromatic foliage is used in cooking, as a deodorizer, teas and drinks, a garden insect repellant, medicinally, or in spellwork, mint lends its own unique magic. There are over 40 species of Mint which hybridize easily, producing infinite variations. Peppermint is in actuality a natural occurring hybrid of spearmint and water mint. As an herb, Mint originates in the Mediterranean and Western Asia, and was cultivated in ancient times by the Greeks, the Romans, and the Egyptians – most notably used in Egyptian and Roman funeral rites. Mints commonly used are: the Chocolate Mint is used in desserts, Spearmint for drinks, Peppermint for drinks & desserts Pineapple Mint for salads, and regular garden mint is used for general cooking. The name Mint comes from Greek mythology, there are many versions of the story but the most popular legend tells us Minthe was originally a nymph, and was seduced by Hades. His wife Persephone, in a fit …

Summer Herbal Harvesting Tips

Written By: Psychic AlyciaRose The July Moon is known as the Wort Moon, a peak time to gather herbs (worts) to be dried, for use in spells and natural medicines long after summer has passed, with the full moon’s energy being seen as especially potent in influencing the natural qualities of the plants. ‘Gardening by the Moon’ is still a  longtime tradition, utilizing the age-old practice that cycles of the Moon affect plant growth. You can find out more about this simply by consulting your Farmer’s Almanac for your planting zone. If you are just getting started growing and harvesting herbs, the following guidelines will help. Do visit the garden often, noticing the changes when the various herbs are at their peak. Medicinal and magickal qualities, flavor and aroma are preserved best by cutting at optimal times for their intended use. One you know how to harvest them, and how to preserve them, you can have the fresh taste of summer in your cooking all year long. Some good general guidelines to use: Harvest using …

Lavender: It’s History, Use, Lore and Magick

Written By: Psychic AlyciaRose “And lavender, whose spikes of azure bloom shall be, ere-while, in arid bundles bound to lurk admist the labours of her loom, and crown her kerchiefs witl mickle rare perfume.” ~William Shenstone, The School Mistress 1742 Lavender is one of the most ancient aromatic herbs, used and cultivated since the beginning of recorded time. Even to modern times, lavender has been valued mostly for the virtue of its fragrance. It is a woody evergreen member of the vast mint family, originating as a native plant of the mountains of the Mediterranean region. Its cultivation and use has spread, but the most common are the English Lavenders. These hardy varieties were brought to England during the Medieval period and are mentioned in the writings of William Shakespeare. There are over 15 different species of lavender and many varieties, each with their own fragrance and color, which can vary  from deep purple, pink, to white. The name lavender has its roots from the latin “lavare’ meaning to wash. It as used in ancient …

The Magickal Language of Flowers

Written By: Psychic AlyciaRose “There is a language, little known, Lovers claim it as their own. Its symbols smile upon the land, Wrought by nature’s wondrous hand; And in their silent beauty speak, Of life and joy, to those who seek For Love Divine and sunny hours In the language of the flowers.” –The Language of Flowers, London, 1875 Flowers are so much a part of our everyday life that they are often featured at events or holidays. Flowers are given to those we love.  They are used in everything connected with love, including bouquets on Valentine’s Day, wedding ceremonies, bridal bouquets,  and flowers in the bride’s hair. Did you know that these flowers also hold meaning? This is how the tradition of delivering bouquets began. Although it was very popular to use flower meanings as messages in the Victorian era, this old tradition of flowers having attributes is ancient – stretching back thousands of years. This old custom is now coming back, with new books being written on the subject. Although flowers have always …

The Four Sacred Medicines of Smudging

Written By: Psychic AlyciaRose “And there are Four Corners of the Earth that we talk about, the Four Colors of people, and the Four Winds. You see, the Winds — they are Spirits.” ~Grandfather William Commanda, Algonquin My first Witchcraft teacher is Mi’kmaq, and she introduced the concept of a Four Winds Smudge to me using the Four Sacred Medicines. I’ve used them since when opening before our Pagan Odyssey festival as an offering to the Four Winds, creating Sacred Space and asking for their blessings ever since. I don’t mix the two spiritual traditions of Wicca/Paganism and Native teachings, but in this case I may make an exception, especially when it is a large gathering of over a hundred people and other methods are simply not practical. And ‘They’ have always answered. Tobacco, sweetgrass, sage and cedar are considered the Four Sacred Medicines, and each one corresponds to the four directions; tobacco to the east, sweetgrass to the south, sage to the west and cedar to the north. The aroma of the burning herbs …

The History of Smudging and How To Do It

Written By: Psychic AlyciaRose/ Rev. Alicia Lyon Folberth. When people speak of smudging, they usually are referring to burning sage to purify their homes and themselves. Some commercially available smudge wands contain various herbs, but there are some which are traditional. Smudging can help create sacred space, and is also useful in self purification. It is a Native American practice which many people in other spiritual communities have also adopted without recognizing their original intentions, ceremonies, or purposes. So this article is to help those who would use this practice to become more aware. Native teachings are a way of life, and not simply a practice. Choosing Medicines The traditional Four Sacred Medicines are Tobacco, Sage, Sweetgrass, and Cedar. As with all sacred herbs, it is worth the effort to purchase your spiritual supplies which have been grown and harvested in proper spiritual way, with respect, and without damage to the environment. Do seek out your purchases from the Native community for this reason. They must have integrity. Deliberately choose the Way of Earth, and …