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Return to Wisdom of the Earth's Medicine

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Sharon R. Poet
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This call, for us to directly use natural plants as our primary medicine, is
growing from the Wisdom of my own experiences and the heart of my insights.


   The Earth's trees, shrubs, plants and minerals are humanity's safest and healthiest form of medicine. They are a precious gift that we foolishly drifted away from and now must return to for the sake of humanity's safety and well-being. . .and in some ways, for the sake of restoring humanity's Freedom.

   My first memory of using nature's medicine was when I was a child. I'd had a surgery to remove a tumor from the bottom of my foot and the incision had become so severely infected that the swelling was popping the stitches. My mother looked at it and said, "Lets go to the ocean." She explained to me that the ocean water would be the best thing for it. We went to the ocean and I played in the water and swam and had fun, instead of going to the doctor and getting an antibiotic and being confined to a chair at home...etc. And the ocean healed my infection.
   Around the late 1980s, after having two children who depended on me to keep them healthy, I yearned to learn more and launched into using plants as medicine. I planted a little medicine garden on my property and used it. I can not now remember all that I had in it, but among the plants I grew were Thyme, Lemon Balm, Echinacea, Chives, Parsley, Basil, the old type of Rose, Lady's Mantle and Lavender.
    I was so excited about natural healing, and felt so certain that we should all be heading in this direction, that I was spreading the word to everyone I knew.  And then....to make a long story very short; my world flipped upside down by the mid 1990s and remained so difficult that I am now homeless and unable to grow anything or even use most of the plants I need.
   I deeply yearn to recover my losses and get back to owning a private and peaceful country home and growing my gardens...etc. I need this so badly that the yearning is an ache in my heart. It is not possible right now. However, I have little bits of Wisdom, from when I did grow and use my own natural plants for medicine. And I have a few insights I feel that I must share. I hope they inspire you to make positive changes in your life and that of your loved ones.



Vision of Healing Gardens

   Around the year 2002, after sustaining a chain of losses, I had prayed for answers on what I should do next in my life. And a deep yearning grew from the depths of my heart and soul to build at least one garden for the purpose of healing. These gardens were to be places for prayer and meditation and inner healing as well as for physical healing. I'd wanted to build them all over the world, as part of a chain of Recovery Centers, using the profits from my writings and other works to fund them. At that time I only had the money to create one, on a single country home type of property. So I started designing the garden and looking for a property.
   My intention was to live there, build the garden and then leave it for public use. Due to the death of a loved one, and other difficulties that continued, I have not gotten to do even just that one garden, and this saddens me tremendously.
   This was not totally a selfless aim to help humanity, on my part. I needed that garden too. I deeply needed it then and I need it even more now. The building of it, as well as the utilization of it, would be very good and healing for me. But, at this point in time, I am literally homeless and destitute. I am struggling to retain the hope that things will get better for me and I will be able to recover my losses and build at least that one garden. It does not look possible at this point, but I still hold onto this vision for others.

   In my vision of a healthy world, every person, who can, grows their own medicinal garden, either in planted pots and boxes or out on their own land. And public medicinal gardens exist in every possible community for people who can not grow all of the medicines they need. Some people could do what I was going to and build a garden on their own home property and then donate it for public use. 
   Properties, like old County Farm facilities, could be used for growing the medicinal plants. And, even in this type of mass production situation, most, (if not all) of the medicine should be free to whomever needs it. That which must be charged for, due to things like packaging and shipping costs, should remain at extremely low prices or paid for with donations. No one should be profiting from the Earth's Medicine, because it is a necessity for the sake of humanity's health and safety.

   I hope my vision inspires you to create and use your own medicinal garden, even if it can only be a few potted plants on window sills. I hope you do this for yourself and your loved ones. You are worth the effort. And I hope my vision inspires the creation of public medicinal gardens all over the world. Humanity needs them and should have them in every possible community. Please help them become a reality. Please, if you can.

   How do you feel about returning to using plants as medicine? Please don't just think about it - search the depths of your own instincts and heart. Does it feel right for you and the people whom you love? Please answer these questions for yourself and be sure to read the rest of this book, because there may be things, which you are not aware of, but should be.




Growing and Propagating vs. Depleting

They are not pesky weeds.
We should let them grow
And eat their leaves.


    A concern, about humanity returning to using primarily plants for medicine, has been the belief that this could cause mass destruction of forests and the depletion of the Earth's plants. But this need not be a concern if the problem of large companies gathering and distributing it for profit were taken out of the equation, and people took responsibility for their own health care and grew their own. 
   People growing their own medicinal plants, instead of buying them from companies that profit from them, would solve the problem of forest destruction as well as possible corruption, and this is what should be happening. The Earth's medicine was freely given to us and it should be freely grown and shared...producing an abundance for everyone. We should be focusing on propagation of old medicinal plants that already exist. And beginning with heaviest use of only that which is most abundant. My gut feeling is that many different plants help or heal in the same ways and we do not have to travel to the other side of the world to get what we need. For example; a unique variety, that exists only in one part of one country, does not have to be shipped all over the world, because there are other plants, in other parts of the world, that do the same things. The distribution of the Earth's Medicine was already done for us and it was done perfectly. We already have all that we need, especially if there becomes more of a focus on eliminating the things that inflict illnesses and start saving plant parts that have been being destroyed out of a lack of awareness of their value.

   Many healing plants are already here in abundance. Dandelions are one of the abundant medicines that all people should become aware of, so they can stop thinking of them as pesky weeds, start letting them multiply and start eating their leaves. Pine Trees are another example of an abundant medicine. Most people do not know how healing pine needle tea is, but they should. If enough people knew the value of such plants, and were encouraged to use them for the health of themselves as well as others, they'd even start saving and freely sharing that which is normally destroyed during things like lawn maintenance and the harvesting of Pine trees for lumber. When we all realize the value of, and are all taking part in, propagating, saving and using the medicinal plants that we usually destroy, we'll start having large supplies of safe and healthy medicine. And more can be propagated and grown by all the people who have the land to do so and even in planting boxes or pots in and around apartments or condos. All people, who can, should start growing plants for their own medicines...and then freely share them with each other.

Solutions exist and can be applied for any possible problems that may concern people. I feel that returning to using natural plants for our primary source of medicines is something that must be done for the sake of health and safety as quickly as possible. People should grow their own plants, because no one should be profiting from what is needed for good health. 




 A Bit of History 

    I feel that our ancient cultures knew a lot about healing with plants, but that most of their Wisdom was lost, instead of passed on. This is very sad. But, thank goodness some of our less modernized cultures, like native Americans and other tribes around the world, held onto some of the traditions of using plants for medicine.
     According to reports I read, around the late 1800s and early 1900s was when pharmaceuticals began being widely used, combining other things with plant remedies. This was also around the time when scientists, like Nikola Tesla, were experimenting with the effects of radio waves (scalar waves/microwaves) being shot into the brain and other parts of the body, which lead to the invention of Xray machines...etc. The use of both pharmaceuticals and radio wave technologies, rapidly grew since then. I feel that there is a connection between these two things. (You can read more about this in the book,  Technological Holocaust by Sharon R. Poet, which is on Amazon.) 

In short; It appears that the pharmaceutical situation hit a point, long ago, when the aim to help people to heal started being replaced with the aim to make money from their suffering. But, luckily many sensed this and the push toward using nature's medicine stayed strong and continued making a come-back. However, I have concerns that the same thing could happen with herbal remedies...etc. There is a danger in companies monopolizing what is needed for good heath, because the more illnesses people have the more money they make...and it isn't hard to see how this can be a serious problem when money is the primary goal and Hearts are not where they should be. Would anyone actually inflict people with illnesses, in order to make money from their suffering? Sadly, the answer is yes, some would.

    I strongly feel that humanity MUST return to using home grown plants, as our primary source of medicine, as quickly as possible, for the sake of its own safety and freedom from things that harm. I hope more supportive people start sharing Wisdom gained from this use of plants. Humanity needs it. We truly must fully regain Wisdom of the Earth's Medicine.

   A lot has been learned from wild animals who naturally know which fresh plants to eat for what ails them. How is it that they retained such Wisdom and human beings, supposedly the smartest of the animal kingdom, didn't? Perhaps there is more that they can teach us.




Freedom From Inflicted Illnesses 

Our bodies can heal themselves when we are healthy. We will not need huge amounts of medicine after we free ourselves from things that inflict illnesses and receive only what is good for us.

   Many illnesses are obviously caused by our bodies reaction to either a lack of things it needs or the inflictions of things that cause harm. Aside from the usual, diet and exercise that most of us are aware can improve health, there are four primary things, which I believe cause a lot of illnesses in humanity. The first step toward becoming free of them is to realize what they are and what they have been doing to us. And the last step is to clear them out of our bodies and environments and replace them with what supports good health and safety from harm.

1. A lack of raw plant foods in our dietOur lack of Wisdom, when it comes to edible plants causes natural vitamin and mineral deficiencies and this leaves us more susceptible to becoming physically ill. Adding more raw plant foods to our diets, preferably from our own home grown plants, is the solution to this problem. Most of us should be eating more fresh raw leaves.

2. The consumption of harmful pharmaceuticals: Many of the pharmaceuticals, that can cure one thing, actually harm us in other ways. And many of the pharmaceuticals, even some over the counter ones, harm us in ways that none of us are aware of. (I share more about this in the next section.)

3. Various types of parasites and organisms; There are parasites and organisms that we do not even know exist in our bodies. And, when our bodies are out of balance, by not having enough of the right nutrients, they can multiply and cause illness. We should learn more about, and consume more of, the plants that can prevent and cure various types of parasite infestations. Raw organic Garlic, Ginger, Apple and Sage are just a few of the plants that can help some of the parasite problems. We should be eating these sorts of things on a regular basis.

4. Over exposure to radio waves, like WIFI...etc.; We have filled our communities, homes and businesses with radio waves, shot down from satellites, for the purpose of internet access and cell phone coverage, and this has been unhealthy for us, especially our children. And far worse than this has been happening with other types of radio waves, which can cause various types of physical illnesses as well as interfering with brain function and blocking our instincts and hearts. For the sake of our health, especially that of our children, we should stop radio waves from flooding our schools, homes and businesses. And we must stop criminal use of technologies that can emit and direct radio waves. (Please read the Technological Holocaust book by Sharon R. Poet for more information on radio wave targeting.)

If we want to stay healthy we must realize and stop using things that hurt us and replace them with things that are good for us.

We really should be doing everything in our power to free ourselves and our environments, from things that harm us, so that we can be more healthy and less in need of any types of medicine. Our bodies are actually capable of healing themselves, when we are healthy and nothing is preventing the healing process. Please think about this.



 Medicinal Plants vs. Pharmaceuticals 
 

I have no proof, 
But share a truth


    My instincts have told me that a lot of pharmaceuticals cause types of harm that are not known by anyone...not even the scientists who created them or the scientists who tested them for us. Human beings are extremely complex. Life, and much of the miracle of our body's healing capabilities, are still a mystery. We do not know every aspect of exactly how human beings function and so we can not know all of the effects that man made chemicals can have on us. This is just common sense. But we do not have to worry about this with the medicines that are already provided for us in nature. Plants were perfectly made, for the purpose of helping us to remain healthy. They can not be improved upon and will not harm us when we use them wisely. To think that we can do better than Nature is like thinking that we can do better than God (or "the Universe" or however you perceive the forces of creation). How foolish and arrogant we are sometimes! My instincts tell me that not directly using plants, as our primary source of medicine, has actually helped create many of the illnesses humanity now suffers with, in various ways. Why on earth did we ever sway so far away from what nature provides for us? Think about this. Please.

   There appears to have been a war against people returning to the direct use of plants for healing. This was very evident in the difficulties that the Canadian nurse, Cassie, went through after finding that a specific combination of four natural plants cured certain types of cancer. (This remedy was  originally obtained from a Native Medicine Man.) It was reported that Cassie’s home was raided...etc., and then she rushed to go public with the formula, freely passing the recipe, and the Wisdom she’d gained from successfull use of it, onto the rest of humanity before it was lost.
   I have no doubt that there have been many similar situations where the Wisdom, which was acquired from the successful use of natural plants for healing illnesses, was forced to either remain hidden or was discredited with declarations like, “no scientific proof” or “could be dangerous” or “can’t be taken with the pharmaceuticals and stopping the pharmaceuticals could make the illness worse - could even cost a person their life”...etc. Some of these things are surely true, in SOME situations and with SOME plants, but I feel certain that it is not true in many situations, and that these sorts of declarations have been steering people away from using natural plants and into using only pharmaceuticals. We have all been taught that the “doctor knows best,” and we believe it, because they are trained in that field and we aren’t. But they do not always know what is best for us, especially now.
  I feel that there are many good doctors who chose to work in the field of medicine out of a heart felt yearning to help people and not just to have the “Dr.” label of importance or control. I’m sure there are many doctors who have nothing but good intentions. However, even most of them have been trained in the arena of pharmaceuticals far more-so than in the area of using plants for healing. Many doctors don’t know what is best for us, due to the loss of so much of the Wisdom of using natural plants for medicine.

   There is too little for us to go on, as far as scientific studies and comparisons are concerned, with the process of returning to using natural plants as medicine. Due to this it is critically important that we not let this stop us and we listen closely to the Heart of our own instincts - what feels right and good for us. Deep down in the depths of our hearts and souls we know. We were born with a sensing capability. Hopefully most of us have retained it and it is not being blocked. When our instincts are being blocked we must do our best to free ourselves from what blocks them. Being able to tune into our instincts is extremely important in all aspects of life, not just with things that lack scientific or physical proof.
   There are many pharmaceuticals that are known to numb the brain and interfere with (sometimes even completely block) people's ability to feel and sense. This is not listed as a harmful side effect, but it is a serious one when they are taken for long periods of time. Many psychiatric drugs fall into this brain numbing and instinct blocking category and huge amounts of people take them on a regular basis, especially the antidepressants that have been being heavily pushed onto people, for things that are not even psychiatric. And I've had deep concerns about what drugs like Ritalin are doing to children, whose delicate constitutions are not even fully developed yet.

    The damaging over-use of pharmaceuticals is evident in the problem we have with them even ending up in both public and bottled drinking water, which was reported by CNN and AMC news channels around the year 2008. Antidepressants was one of the pharmaceuticals found in the water and I personally feel that there is more to this problem, but that's another story. The fact that there are astronomical amounts of pharmaceuticals being distributed to people is surely why scientists concluded that the water contamination is from "run off" of the remnants of pharmaceuticals being discarded by people. This is a critical problem where even those who do not choose to take the pharmaceuticals are getting them, including children. If this disaster does not help initiate a more quickly growing movement toward humanity's return to the Earth's perfectly safe and healthy medicinal plants, instead of using pharmaceuticals, there is something too horribly wrong and it probably is that too many of us have been rendered too numb to even sense the problem or care to do anything about stopping it. The brain numbing, and blocking of deeper senses and feelings, are seriously debilitating effects, which should not be allowed to be inflicted upon us.
    The only plant that I know to have the sense numbing effect is Marijuana, which is why it was declared illegal. Yet, brain altering and sense numbing pharmaceuticals have been being legally dispensed to people on huge scales. I guess brain numbing and sense blocking has not been perceived as a harmful side effect but it is a seriously debilitating one. How can we properly grow and evolve into all that we were born to be, and how can we navigate our lives without full use of our natural feelings and ability to tune into our natural instincts? We can't. Sadly, we can't.

   I feel that there are probably other types of pharmaceuticals, which are dispensed for various types of physical illnesses, that also contain similar sorts of sense numbing chemicals as the psychiatric ones do. Many of them have other negative side effects as well. There are massive numbers of pharmaceuticals that help with one ailment while damaging some other part of our body and creating another illness. It is good that the government has required them to openly list the harmful side effects. This is done for good reason. People need to know that they are harmful. But then the ads show sweet, peaceful, fun or loving scenes while listing the harms, and this is a danger because the impact of the visual (which says they are good) can be stronger than the words. which say they can harm. This seems like a brainwashing technique, to me. And it must be effective, because they keep running the adds, which are very expensive. People have been blindly believing that they have to take the meds because the doctor said so or because they want to feel better and be happy and healthy, like the ads show. What is wrong with this picture?
  
   The absolute truth is that using plants for medicine is safer than anything else. They are here for us to freely use and we should not let ourselves be discouraged from doing so. We just must do it wisely, with respect, and with care, especially when using the varieties that can be harmful if they are used too much. I feel that proper use of even the more dangerous medicinal plants does not have the harmful side effects that many (if not most) pharmaceuticals do. Many medicinal plants can be taken every day, for a lifetime, with absolutely no harmful effects and many benefits. We just have to use our own common sense and instincts. When we are planning on launching into a serious healing process, we need to do a bit of research on the plants we want to use and listen closely to our own instincts on what is best for us. . .and hope our instincts are not too blocked to bypass misinformation...etc., until more Wisdom is gained and known by all.

   I have not had many experiences with directly consuming pharmaceuticals. I've avoided them through most of my life, because my gut feeling has always been that, in general, they are not good for me. And I trust these instincts. But I have witnessed and sensed a lot.

Returning to using natural plants as medicine can help save our planet too, because plants do not contaminate anything - when unused parts are discarded they become healthy fertilizer for their growing buddies. They will not pollute our drinking water, like pharmaceuticals have.




Wisdom From My Use of the Earth's Medicine
    I'm not an expert or an herbalist and my knowledge is extremely limited. But I want to share this tiny bit of Wisdom that I've gained through using natural plants, and a few other things. I hope this helps in the process of regaining and sharing the Wisdom of using the Earths medicine, for both the prevention and healing of illnesses.
   This list only contains things that I've used and what I used them for. This is not a complete guide. There are many more medicinal plants, and the ones I mention here can do far more than I list. If this inspires you to grow and use plants for healing, you can find complete listings in many of the books that are available on medicinal use of plants. But remember to follow the depths of your own instincts above all else.

 Many Earth Medicines are foods and we should not wait until we are sick to eat them raw, because its through eating them that we can avoid getting sick.


Aloe Vera: itching, burns, cuts, infections, insect bites...etc. I used to keep an aloe plant in my home. And I dabbed the gel, from inside the leaf, onto insect bites. This worked well on my children and I and it just takes a second to pinch off the tip of a leaf to use. I also found it soothing for burns.

Apple: digestive difficulties, intestinal parasites...etc.  "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" was said for a good reason! (Think about it.) I have done three day apple juice fasts and it was very effective for digestive problems and intestinal parasites. I feel sure that Apples truly can prevent a lot of illnesses. What do yours say? I feel that every yard should have at least two apple trees. And they are so pretty when they bloom in the Spring!

Apple Cider Vinegar: bladder infection, vaginal infection, urinary tract infection, itching...etc.
    I've taken a two ounce shot of Apple Cider vinegar to stop the pain of a bladder infection and it worked within about fifteen minutes. I did this three times a day, for about two or three days, and it completely cured a sever bladder and urinary tract infection.
   I've used it in children's baths as well as dabbing it on their skin for Chicken Pocks and it seemed to work well. I, and many other women have successfully used a mixture of Apple Cider vinegar and water to cure vaginal infections. (I found this very successful with water and Apple Cider vinegar mixed about half and half.)

Barberry: I was given the name of this plant in a dream around the beginning of the 1990s and I am not sure why, but am sure that it has great medicinal properties. I have, however found the listings of these properties different in different books, and have not had the chance to fully figure it out for myself. But I think it may be good for certain types of malnutrition.

Basil: I have not used Basil to heal anything, but I've eaten the raw leaves, just instinctually knowing that it was good for me and that I needed it. I'm sure it has helped me in ways that I do not even realize. I love Pesto. Its one of the things that my body has sometimes craved and then I feel like I can't get enough of it. Pesto is simple to make with a food processor. I've substituted the Pine Nuts for Walnuts and it is still very good.

Calendula: impetigo...etc. I gave store bought Calendula ointment to a friend for a child's case of Impetigo, and she told me that it completely cured it. The herbal curing probably took a bit longer than an antibiotic, which a doctor said was the only thing that could cure it, but I'm sure it was healthier for the child. I feel that it would have worked faster if I had used the raw plant directly on her skin.

Carrot Juice: poor eye site...etc. Around the year 2002 I drank a four to six ounce glass of fresh raw carrot juice, (straight from my juicer.) every day, for about a month. In that month I went from having to wear glasses to not having to for even really small print. It was amazing how well it worked.

Chamomile: stress, intestinal parasites...etc. I have found Chamomile tea very soothing.

Chives: I have not used Chives to heal anything, but I feel certain it can and that it helped me in ways that I do not cognitively realize, as I ate the leaves, when I felt a need to. I sometimes grabbed a leaf and chewed on it as I walked by. I've also cut Chive leaves into about half inch lengths and sprinkled them into garden salads and potato salads. They have a mild onion-type flavor.

Coffee: fatigue...etc. I drank coffee for years and did not notice the effects of it until I stopped and then periodically had a cup of it. When I periodically had a cup I noticed that it would over-stimulate my nervous system for a short period of time and then actually make me feel more fatigued than I had been. When I drank it on a regular basis it seemed to dampen or block senses like instincts and intuition and the ability to have and remember natural dreams...etc. I'm sure its the caffeine that has these effects, and I am concerned that so many people consume so much of it and extremely concerned that children drink it in sodas...etc. I'm not sure what the medicinal properties of Coffee/Caffeine are, but I feel sure that we have made a mistake of steadily consuming it on a long term basis.

Dandelion: I have not used it to heal anything, but I've eaten the raw leaves, just instinctually knowing that it was good for me and that I needed it.

Essiac Formula: lupus, radiation illness...etc. In late 2006, I was diagnosed with lupus and doctors told me that my SED rate was so high that I was “near death” and should be put on chemo therapy. I refused the chemo, strongly feeling that it would not be good for me. I purchased the dried and preserved form of the four plants that were used in Essiac, and followed the original recipe, preparing it myself. I took it for between four and seven days. (Sorry, I can’t remember exactly how long I took it.) And I got better. I did not die and I stayed better. It is now the year 2019 and I’ve not been tested, but I can feel that my SED rate is at least close to normal, and certainly not as high as it was in 2006. I'd be really sick and know it if it were.
   This experience taught me that Essiac truly helps to heal, not only lupus, but also certain types of radiation illness, which I feel was the root cause of my case of lupus. I also believe that the radiation is the root cause of many cancers and other illnesses. Some radio waves, (microwaves) are stronger then the ones that flood our communities for WIFI, and can cause harm, sadly, sometimes even intentionally. (See more on the Essiac formula in the "Dose" section below.)

Garlic: sore throat, colds, ear infection, nose congestion, lung congestion, digestion problems, other infections, flu, intestinal parasites, malnutrition,...etc. (I find the old small and organic garlic more effective.) I have successfully used Garlic for all of these things. Eating a lot of raw garlic helps to repel insects like mosquito's. I found garlic most effective when I ate it raw. The hotness can be greatly curbed when it is finely chopped or minced and put into already cooked eggs, pasta, soup or sandwiches...etc. I have covered a piece of bread with four cloves of garlic, thinly sliced, and then topped it with tabouli and did not notice the hot flavor. It was delicious. In some ways, garlic has probably saved my life. 
    My oldest daughter had repeated ear infections when she was in grade school. I tried a prescribed antibiotic, but the infection returned a second and third time. I strongly felt that I should not keep her putting her on the pharmaceuticals - an important time of listing to my own instincts instead of what I was being told to do. I cracked open a book on healing with herbs and followed directions on making ear drops with raw garlic soaked in olive oil. (I used warm olive oil to speed up the process, because it normally needs to soak for a couple weeks.) I used it in her ear and the infection cleared up and never returned and there were absolutely no harmful side effects. The pain and hearing loss, that she had suffered through for as much as a month before that, was finally gone and she did not have to have the surgery that the doctor wanted to perform.

Ginger Root: upset stomach, bad breath, intestinal parasites...etc. I've graded about a tablespoon of Ginger root and let it steep in boiled water for at least 20 minutes. I've added it to cold drinking water for a mild flavor. And I've eaten it raw. Its a bit hot, but refreshing. Ginger Root can be easily obtained at most grocery stores, if you can not grow your own. Just make sure that the inside of it is yellow and does not have a greenish tinge to it.

Goldenseal: bronchitis, cold, flu, infection, fever, nose congestion, lung congestion...etc. I have successfully used Goldenseal for all of these ailments on myself as well as my children. I prepard it like a tincture and used one to two teaspoons of it. It tastes horrible. But it works and a lot of honey can help defuse the bitter taste.

Lady's Mantle: preventing pregnancy, reversing early pregnancy...etc. I had a dream that gave me the name of this herb, but I didn't know what it was for at the time, because it was not listed in the herb book I had. I didn't use it, but have since found out that it can be used to prevent pregnancy or abort early pregnancies. I feel that women should know that a natural, and most likely safer, method is available, beyond the pills and clinical abortions(If you want to use this or any other plant to induce a miscarriage, do thorough research first and deeply tune into your own instincts.)
   Sadly, the subject of abortion is so controversial that it probably has prevented many women from standing up to openly share their successful use of herbs to reverse conception. I feel that these plants exist, for the purpose of preventing or reversing conception, because their Creator knew they would be needed. . .and who are we to judge it as being wrong. If it were too wrong, "in the eyes of God," would the plants even exist?
   I feel that it is a woman's choice whether she wants to have a child or not and if it feels right for her to reverse a pregnancy in it's early stagesI do not think that it is murder if it is done soon enough, before the eggs and blood mass become a developed child. I'm surprised that abortion has become such an issue, because of the world being so over-populated...etc. Due to the shame and fear inducing drive against abortion, many women give birth to unwanted children and this is not good for them or the child or our over-populated world.
    Sustaining from sexual activity or having tubes tied are Truly the best preventatives and more of this should be happening, as long as its a free choice to do so
   I've read on the web that caution should be used, in the process of using herbs to abort a pregnancy, even if it is in the earliest stages, but I do not know if this is true or if its just being said, in order to discourage the use of plants. If you want to use plants to induce a miscarriage, do some research first and really deeply tune into your own instincts. Do what feels right for you
    If I had not chosen sustaining and I could still get pregnant, I would use the plant and I would not want to bring anymore children into this world until it is a safe and free and loving place for them to grow and evolve in. 

Lemon Balm: PMS, stress...etc. I found Lemon Balm tea calming and soothing on many occasions. I feel sure it also helped me other ways that I do not know of.

Lemon Juice and Aloe: infections and speeding up healing...etc. I've used a mixture of Aloe (approximately equal amounts blended together) on severe cuts and it seemed to work well with both preventing infection and speeding up the healing process, which was even commented on by the doctor who took out the stitches. It does sting though, so, although it works extremely well, I'd not use it on a young child except on a severe infection. Ocean water would be better for children if it can be obtained.

Marijuana: physical pain...etc. I feel that marijuana is one of the Earth medicines that should not be used often and possibly only for serious pain or illnesses that are at a crisis point. One of the harmful side effects of marijuana is that it can interfere with important brain functions and disable a person in ways that include interference with, and even the complete blocking of, natural instincts, compassion...etc. I've witnessed a lot of this in people who used it. The change in them, within minutes of consumption, was actually a bit disturbing. It was like a personality change, from kind caring and considerate and observant to cold, distant, uncaring and oblivious. I've tried it and the effect it had did not feel good to me - it felt horrible. It blocked me in ways that made me feel disconnected from the most important parts of myselfIt has a similar effect to that of many pharmaceuticals, which block people's Hearts and instincts and the natural process of personal and spiritual growth. I wish marijuana were not being legalized, because our world needs more Heart instead of less.

Ocean Water: eye infection, wound infection, dandruff, skin parasites, possibly all other illnesses. My instincts have told me that natural, unpolluted Ocean Water is packed with healing minerals and vitamins...and that we could probably greatly benefit from actually drinking certain amounts of it. Ocean Water is like a tincture of all the Kelp and other plants that live in it.
   I've used drops of ocean water for an eye infection and it cured it within one day. A pharmacist had tried to convince me that it would hurt my eyes. Her training to stand against natural cures and push pharmaceuticals must have overrode her common sense, because she should have known that people often swim in the ocean, and even open their eyes under water, and do not get hurt by it. Ocean water is not harmful at all. The ocean water quickly and safely cured my eye infection
   I also found ocean water very effective with healing a severe infection in a cut on my foot, as well as with eliminating dandruff and the small parasites that sometimes live on the surface of our skin without us even knowing about it.

Parsley: bad breath, digestion problem...etc. I successfully used Parsley for intestinal cleansing. and I have found that chewing raw leafs of Parsley can help a toothache and helps with bad breath. I love it in tabouli.

Peppermint: bad breath, upset stomach, digestion problems, nausea, fatigue...etc. I have successfully used peppermint for various types of stomach problems.

Pine Leaves: I made a tea and drank it a few times, feeling that it helped me in some way.

Rose: I have drank tea that I made from Rose petals and Rose hips and it felt good for me. I was just following my instincts with it, knowing that I needed it for a period of time, but unsure of why.

Sage: colds, infections, parasites, warts, dandruff...etc. I used a strong Sage tincture on a large wart and it went away after turning a dark color. But the wart later returned. I think I probably just didn't use it for long enough. Sage tea also helped to get rid of dandruff and has helped when I have a cold...etc.

Sea Salt: bleeding gums...etc. I have brushed my teeth with sea salt and it makes the bleeding and swelling completely stop.

White Light: all sorts of illnesses...etc. This is not an Earth medicine, but I couldn't resist adding it in. There have been many times when the most healing and helpful thing, that I've found during all sorts of illnesses, happens when I sit or lay in a peaceful place and imagine pure White Light filling and surrounding my body. It is very relaxing and healing. It really helps. And the more we do it the better we get at it. I think we should all be doing daily sessions of this sort of meditation with White Light. It could help take at least some of the darkness out of our world and can help heal all sorts of illnesses.
    I was close to a man who was inflicted with a horribly fast moving tumorous type of cancer. I wanted to make some plant medicine for him, but his doctor had told him that he should not use herbs along with the pharmaceuticals they were giving him. He suffered horribly. The pharmaceuticals did not help him at all. Perhaps he was too ill and the plants would not have helped either, but we never had the chance to find out, due to the doctor saying it could cause harm... and this has always felt wrong to me. But I was allowed to do energy work on him, using the channeling of White Light, (like Reiki) and he said it helped relieve the pain a lot. He did not survive, but he truly is in a far better place.




    Many Earth Medicines are foods and we should not wait until we are sick to eat them raw, because its through periodically eating them that we can avoid illness.

    I hope this list has inspired you to do some of your own experimenting with using the Earth's natural medicine.  I'm not going to tell you to consult a doctor before using plants for medicine, because sadly, most of them are only well educated in the arena of pharmaceuticals and do not know much about natural medicinal plants, most of which are extremely safe to use. But I am advising you to consult your own instincts. And I am advising you to seek the help of supportive professionals and/or their books. But no matter who else you talk to about healing with natural plants, please tune into your own instincts on what feels best to you and what is healthiest for you. You are the only one who really knows what is best for you, after you've gotten the knowledge you need about the plants you are going to use



  Picking Plants for Medicine
   Accurate identification of a plant is a must. Pick up at least one good book on identifying edible and medicinal plants if you do not know someone who is knowledgeable enough to help you with it. Most common plants are pretty easy to identify, but a few have look-a-likes that must be known.
   Follow your own common sense with consideration for other people's private property and deep consideration for the future health and growth of the plants. Take only what you need and be sure that some of the plant is left to flourish for future use. Do not pick and eat plants from areas that have been treated with harmful chemicals, like insecticides, unless you feel sure that the chemicals can be, and have been, completely washed off of it.



Dose - How Much to Use 
   The dosage of each separate medicinal plant, for each different illness, is something that has not had enough testing by objective professionals who support the return to directly using natural plants and have be effective. But this should not stop us from using plants for medicine, because even if the testing were done our body or illness may require a different dose from the ones that were tested. We still must follow our own instincts above all else.
  In the newer herb books, that I have read, the common dose is often about two or three cups of tea per day or ten to fifteen drops of tincture three times a day. The doses are basically at normal tea strength, and is good for preventative medicine, but may not be effective with the healing of a serious illness.     
   This scenario appears to be happening with the Essiac formula. I had followed a recipe in a book, which I'd purchased in 2005, and remember it saying to use one cup of the plant mixture to five cups of water. I remember it being a one to five ratio. This made a very think slimy concoction. But, other Essiac info advises a far lower ratio, which may not be effective for serious illnesses, if it is not what Cassie used. I hope this is not another intentional loss of Wisdom. Am I wrong about the ratio? I don't think so, but I guess it is possible.
  Each illness and person is unique and can require unique dosages. And some plants are also unique and should be used differently than others, in order to be most effective. Sadly, how much and how often, for various plants, people and illnesses, is an important part of the Wisdom we have lost too much of and need to regain. But we can regain it through experimenting and sharing the Wisdom gained from experiences with it.
   When we do our own experimenting we must be careful. Taking huge doses of a plant that we have not at least gained some knowledge about may not always be safe. We must take responsibility for our own health care and deeply consult our own instincts and do only what feels like the right dose for our body and situation. And if we feel unsure, we should stick with the recommended low dose. Hopefully your instincts are not too blocked by the effects that many pharmaceuticals, and other things, have been having on people.

Much Wisdom can be gained when more people share experiences with using natural plants for healing various illnesses. And we must do it with honesty and integrity.



Creating Our Own Medicine Gardens

    I feel that using plants for medicine can be safer and more effective when we prepare our own remedies, directly from the plants, because this insures the effectiveness and quality of it. Its far less expensive too. The Earth's medicine should be free to all of us. There should be no human beings profiting from what belongs to the Earth and is needed by the rest of humanity for the sake of survival and good health.
The best varieties of plants to use are the ones that have not been altered by man. We should be propagating these. With many trees or shrubs all it takes is the snipping of a few small branches, rooting them and planting them...creating more for future medicine.

    Those of who live in an apartment or condo can grow medicinal plants in flower pots on window sills, and can learn which common house plants can be used for medicine. Some people may already have some of them. They may also be able to get permission to put planting boxes outside some of  windows or elsewhere on the property. It does not have to be expensive. People can even use things like old cooking pots as long as they are deep enough to put a good layer of rocks in the bottom for drainage. Those who have never grown plants can get advise from those who have.We should all be helping each other with this.

Good plants for indoor flower pot gardensAloe, Chives, Parsley...etc. I'd probably have a hard time growing the Chives and Parsley indoors, because I'd want to pinch off a leaf and eat it every time I walked by. :-) Make sure you plant enough for yourself and also for your Heart to share with others. We should do some experimenting on which ones grow well indoors. If I could, right now, I'd try growing Dandelions in a pot on a sunny window, clipping off the flowers to see how well the leaves multiply. Perhaps other people could try this.

Outdoor Gardens; If you have the property, but not the time or desire to construct a formal medicine garden, don't worry about it, because you probably already have one. If you have a Pine Tree on your property, you already have one great source of medicine. And you probably have far more than that. Wouldn't it be fun to find out how the trees, shrubs, plants and even weeds, that are already on your property, can be used to help you, your loved ones and others whom you're Heart can choose to share them with? Wouldn't it be wonderful if you already have everything you need to remain healthy or heal your next cold...etc.

Drying for Future UseDrying plants for future use is really simple. All you need is a bit of string to tie small clumps together, a dry place to hang them upside down, (preferable where there is a good air flow) and something like a few glass canning jars to crumple the leaves into after they dry. It takes a bit more than this if you are going to dry bark and roots, which need to be chopped up. But it can be a relaxing process. Plants have a soothing energy. Even preserving them for future use can be healing.



 Honoring Our Instincts and Feelings

   It is vitally important, not only in the process of regaining the Wisdom of the Earth's medicine, but also in all other aspects of life, that we have access to our full range of feelings and instincts...etc. Unfortunately, there is a lot that numbs our brains and blocks our natural feelings and instincts.
  There is more happening with various types of radio waves, which is a seriously debilitating problem for many unaware people, especially when combined with the pharmaceutical numbing. More on this can be found in my Technological Holocaust book. 
  I also feel certain that both coffee and nicotine have brain and sense numbing effects. Coffee seems to be the worst of these two and masses of people drink it every day.  Like I said earlier, marijuana also has this effect, but had been declared illegal. The pharmaceuticals, radio waves and coffee are not only legal, but have been heavily pushed upon humanity.
   Most of us do not know how numb and suppressed and blocked we are, from the most vitally important parts of ourselves. We should realize more and work at setting ourselves free from all that blocks us.

   It is extremely important that we free ourselves from all that blocks our deeper feelings and senses and our natural process of personal growth. We need more Heart in our world, instead of less. And how can we grow, and navigate our way through our lives properly, without our natural radar/instincts? We can't. So, we must set them free. We just must.

It is critically important that we be free to fully feel
and sense and grow and be all that we were born to be.






 Afterward 

 Dream of Ancient Wisdom: During this launch into using plants for healing, (around the early 1990s) I had a dream, which showed me going into a cave to talk to a group of ancient people. These people were very short and dark skinned and extremely wise in the ways of using plants for medicine. The dream was so vivid that it was like stepping back into a prehistoric age and finding a treasure hidden in the Earth - people who know and wanted to help me.
   I was being given names of plants, in my dreams, that I had never heard of, but found them real when I woke and looked them up. Barberry and Lady's Mantle are the two plant names that I still remember coming to me in those dreams, but I don't remember the details or any others. Sadly, my documentation of my dreams was lost in a fire in 2001. This was a huge loss for me, because I had the plan of gathering them into a book to share. But all is not lost.
   This dream was a call for me to more fully return to the Earth's natural medicine, instead of using pharmaceuticals. And I now feel that this returning to the Wisdom of the Earth's Medicine is needed for, not only myself, but also for the heath and well-being of all of humanity.  The Wisdom of the Earth's Medicine can be regained through many people's dreams, instincts and experimenting with using plants as medicine. It will just cost a bit of effort and caring and sharing.

    I am in a situation where I cannot do much with medicinal plants, right now. But I've dug back through many decades and used bits of my past insights, memories and experiences, in order to pull this together. Its not all that it could be, because I'm doing it under extremely difficult conditions. But I feel like its better than nothing. I hope to someday be able to do a second edition, which shares more. 

I hope this book inspires all, who are able to, either create medicine gardens and/or learn more about and utilize the ones that already exist on their properties. I also hope it inspires people to do more to realize and remove things that have been causing illness and suffering and blocked feelings and instincts in humanity. My heart cries, "Give me the plant, instead of the pharmaceutical or store bought remedy." What does yours wanting? What feels safe and good to you?

* I feel that most people, whose minds, spirits and Hearts are free, can have these sorts of dreams. But, sadly, like the Wisdom of using plants, our Wisdom of the value of natural dreams must also be regained as well as protected from all that interferes with or blocks them.



Resources 

   There are now a lot of books on medicinal plants and anyone who wants them can probably easily find them. I'm sorry I can't recommend a list of them here, due to not doing enough research on them and I have found that different ones sometimes say different things, which is confusing. In the 1980s I bought Natural Healing With Herbs by Numbart Santillo. I got a lot from it. But I look forward to getting and exploring some older ones that share more on natural plants, rather than just herbs. Below are a few of my books. 

I wish that someone who has a bit of Wisdom, as well as a lot of Heart and integrity, starts a book and printable web forum that receives and shares Wisdoms gained from people experimenting with using plants for medicine. This would give people, from all over the world, a trustworthy place to get information from. I can not even really get it started due to my situation. But I hope someone else does it. We need it.

The Heart Bud by Sharon R. Poet (On Amazon) This book touches on many important issues that most of us are faced with.  I hope it touches your Heart.

Technological Holocaust by Sharon R. Poet (On Amazon) This book is an aim to expose technological and covert targeting that has been harming many people. It shares a lot about the radio wave problem.

Embracing Sadness by Sharon R. Poet (On Amazon) This book is about embracing feelings and healing instead of suppressing with anything, including pharmaceuticals.

Yearn for Freedom by Sharon R. Poet (On Amazon) This book is a testimony of my experiences with covert and technological targeting. It also explains about the radio wave problem.

   If you use the web, instead of good, dependable books, please ignore the confusing and negative stuff, that discourages the use of natural plants for medicine, and try to aim for websites that are owned by wise, knowledgeable and supportive people who realize how safe and healthy the Earth's medicine is.

I strongly feel that humanity MUST return to using plants as its primary medicine, as quickly as possible, for the sake of its own safety, and that our Hearts should be rising in a peaceful stand for freedom from all that suppresses or harms in any other way.

How do you feel about growing and using natural plants for medicine? 
Please search the depths of your own instincts and Wisdom. Does it feel right for you and the people whom you love? Please answer these questions for yourself. 


 

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