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Herbal Magic, using Horsetail to prevent Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Wouldn’t be great if there was a solution for ailments – that was easy, affordable without any nasty side effects…

Imagine, a magical world. A world where we could walk outside to our small patch of earth and pluck a few green leaves such as Horsetail, and use those leaves prevent illness and heal ailments.

All we needed grew right outside our door, a magical green world of plants, herbs, and trees.

It sounds like we’d be living on Pandora the magical world in the film Avatar, or Rivendell the home of the Elves from Lord of the Rings…a mystical faraway place….

Or is it?

In reality, this magical kingdom already exists. It is just that we have lost our connection to it. And no longer see or recognize it.

It is my belief, that mother nature in her wisdom would not give us an illness without providing us with a solution. Whether we know or have found that solution or not, is another story.

They burned the Herbalists of old and their knowledge burnt with them.

And well let’s be honest – Nature and plants don’t have a big marketing budget a research lab or a PR team. And as they’re hard to patent (read: *sell*), we have teams of scientists around the world trying to mimic their magic.

Yet there are clear examples, of how, if we work with nature we can prevent, support, provide relief or in some cases even cure illness.

One good example landed in my inbox yesterday. So, I’ve included the video below, in which the Health ranger (Mike Adams of Natural News) educates us on the benefits of Horsetail (Equisetum arvense).

Mike explains that through making a tea or infusion that it binds with the toxic aluminum in your system, and works to naturally remove it.

As research clearly shows aluminum to be linked to Dementia and Alzheimer’s, what better way to remove it by using a prehistoric plant that grows easily, cheaply and naturally.

While I use Horsetail, in my Comfrey ointment as part of my magic Comfrey blend for the healing, strengthening effects of the Silica, I am thrilled to see there are other benefits too. And as both Dementia and Alzheimers are high on my list of things to avoid – I think I might go and brew myself up a cup of Horsetail.

And as both Dementia and Alzheimers are high on my list of things to avoid – I think I might go and brew myself up a cup of Horsetail.

So you don’t ingest Aluminum??

For those of you, who might be thinking you don’t have any aluminum in your system… I hate to give you a bit of a reality check, it is near impossible to avoid it within our modern society.

It’s in everything from the air we breathe, the water we drink, our food and medicines that we ingest. A small example: Cans, smog, aluminum wrap, vaccines, deodorant, cosmetics, baking powder (goods cooked with baking powder, salt.

While you can’t avoid it, you can minimize it’s use by cutting it out where you can, and watch the video to learn more about Horsetail and how to use it:

Source and further information:

Natural News

Link between Aluminum and the Pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s Disease

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/toxic-ingredient/aluminum

Aluminum Toxicity

And big thank you to pixabay for use of their images!

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Wayfarers Magic: All Purpose Comfrey Ointment

Comfrey Plant

Comfrey Plant

So once upon a time, I was busy travelling around Australia, when I had the opportunity to spend some time on a Comfrey Farm on French Island.  And it was here that I learnt, saw and experienced first hand many of the benefits of comfrey. From being used in permaculture as a companion plant or fertiliser to brewing ointments that relieved me of my long-standing RSI (repetitive strain injury), insect bites, calluses and muscle strain (yes, farm work is hard).

I literally saw bruises, strains and muscles heal overnight and the more I read the research I realised how miraculous this plant was, and I was surprised at how little was known or published about it.

As I left the farm, I was enthralled and went on to study more herblore to better understand what else would relieve Arthritis, which my mother has, as well as keep my own RSI and varicose veins at bay.  In an all natural – ‘no need to see a doctor kind of way’.  I also researched the essential oils, as well as the properties of Cocoa and Shea Butter, all which make up the

As well as this I researched the essential oils, as well as the properties of Cocoa and Shea Butter, all which make up the Wayfarer’s Magic: Comfrey Ointment product that I have today.

Comfrey is much more than just a traveller’s talisman. Hence I’ve given the Wayfarer’s Magic: Comfrey Ointment the term ‘All-purpose’, this is largely thanks to my own testing of it on everything and anything that might come up.

I’ve relieved and helped heal my aching and tired Muscles, Insect bites, Burns, RSI, Varicose Vein and Trauma injuries. When I fell off my bike I raced (well ok, cried all the way home) covered the injuries with Comfrey and the next day I had no pain or swelling at all.   When I’d splashed boiling oil onto my wrist – I was dreading the blisters and scars it might leave as my skin turned a shocking red, I quickly

One day, I accidentally splashed boiling oil onto my wrist, I was dreading the blisters as I saw the skin starting to swell, and scars it might leave, I quickly slathered on the comfrey ointment, intermittently exchanging it with a cooling leaf of Aloe vera for half an hour – covered again it in comfrey, before applying a bandage and cooling pack. The next morning there was no sign I’d been burnt – not the slightest of marks.  This to me gives new meaning to the term ‘All Purpose’.

Wayfarers Magic: Comfrey Ointment

Wayfarers Magic: Comfrey Ointment

The biggest thrill for me  is seeing and hearing the stories from people who have bought and are using the ointment, telling me of their relief from Arthritis, Back pain, Fractures, Broken bones, Tennis elbow, RSI, Plantar Fasciitis. One lady uses it as a hand cream saying she loved it as it felt great and significantly reduced her age spots. Another told me that it’s provided relief from Psoriasis, (to heal psoriasis the diet and stress management also needs to be addressed), it can calm the pain, irritation and inflammation of the skin.

I also have to give each herb in the Wayfarer’s Magic: Comfrey Ointment some deep love and appreciation, while Comfrey is just magic; there are some other key players I’d also like to introduce you to, as my Comfrey Base blend also consists of:

  • Yarrow: The lovely herbs claim to fame was that Achilles reputedly used it to heal his wounds after battle, with the nickname of ‘nosebleed’, for you guessed it stopping nosebleeds.  No doubt thanks to it’s anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and astringent properties.
  • Burdock: Is one of the most detoxifying herbs, and has both Antiseptic and antibiotic qualities. Particularly renowned for skin problems such as acne, eczema and psoriasis for it’s calming and detoxing effects. Also has been proven to reduce the signs of ageing as it also supports the cell rejuvenation.
  • Devils Claw: has been used to provide relief internally and externally for Gout, Arthritis both rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis as well as Swollen inflamed joints. And externally for Boils, Skin sores and Skin cancer.
  • Horsetail: Has incredibly high silica content it is also reputed to speed up the repair of damaged tissue and skin elasticity, providing relief and healing of arthritic problems, eczema, psoriasis, sprains and fractures.
  • Calendula:  Another amazing little herb that is a must in any herbal medicine cabinet. It is an ideal remedy for inflamed skin, and has soothing, healing and antiseptic properties. Traditionally used to speed up the healing of or sooth; cuts, scrapes inflamed skin, sunburn and minor burns.
  • Essential Oils that I’ve chosen (Frankincense, Juniper, Cedar wood, Rosemary, Bergamot, Clary Sageand Lavender) are all beneficial for the skin in that they protect, embalm, disinfect sooth, calm, moisturise and are both anti-spasmodic and anti inflammatory.
Comfrey Leaf

Comfrey leaf

Together this blend of organic herbs and healing local beeswax and organic Cocoa and Shea butter,  works to provide relief on all levels be it as a simple nourishing hand cream to speeding up the recover of a traumatic injury or irritated inflated skin or joints – it supports the bodies natural healing process.

I always suggest it best to apply a few times during the day, and especially at night before going to sleep. This is the 8 hours our body uses to heal itself and I believe these herbs work with our body while it’s sleeping to hasten the healing process.

Click here to learn more or try the Wayfarers Magic’: Comfrey Ointment, and use the discount code allpurpose when checking out for a 20% discount valid until the end of January 2017.

“I have been using the Comfrey Ointment for my Plantar Fasciitis for over 7 weeks now, together with the ice packs, stretches and massaging the ointment in both morning and night. My doctor told me it would be a long healing process that could take up to 2 years. I’ve had it since the beginning of October and now in mid-January all the pain, symptoms and discomforts have disappeared. I am normally very suspicious about this claims or testimonials, however this comfrey ointment has certainly worked miracles for me.”

ineke