It is the month of October, and we are focusing on the Immune System. This system of the body functions as the body's defense against dis-ease. It attacks germs in order to keep the body healthy by recognizing the antigens (foreign substances) in order to get rid of them. This week we are looking at food allergies and hay fever, and how the plants can support the self-healing process. Allergic reactions to food or other allergens manifest when the Immune System is overactive. On an energetic level, these allergens manifests when we deny our own power, feel agitated, or do not feel safe or at peace. The top three essences we recommend for food allergies and/or hay fever are Black Cumin, Lavender, and Helichrysum.
Black Cumin is an "everything" plant for healing and self-care. When we talk about allergies, this amazing plant is one of our "go-to's" for sure! Get her into the system via ingestion (starting with 10 drops a day orally) or through the skin and watch her do her magic. This seed oil will help to address allergens through the skin, the lungs, the stomach, or any other way she's applied. She helps to calm, harmonize, and center the being on all levels. Energetically, Black Cumin helps us to gain our control back in our lives. When there have been events, situations, or people that have tried to tip us off of our center, Black Cumin is the strength and power to help us find our way back.
Lavender, whether she is from Spain, Bulgaria, or France, is a promoter of peace and calmness. She addresses our sinus', cramps, infections, pains, and irritations so that we can live more balanced lives. She grows in abundance and shares her strengths of durability and resilience. On an energetic level, Lavender give us permission to let go of the struggle in order to find peace once again.
Finally, Helichrysum is an amazing and excellent source of medicine for allergies of any kind. Her name comes from the Greek word for "Light, Sun, and Gold", which proves her power and strength against any darkness. Helichrysum is a natural anti-histamine, liver healer and stimulant, detoxifier, sinus supporter, and inflammation destroyer. Energetically, Helichrysum is a higher heart healer. She helps us to have spiritual understanding, release judgement, and find Love for the self and for others.
Together, these three essences work wonderfully to help the body heal allergies and hay fever, and the mind and heart to find harmony and self-Love again. It is best to use essences for one month for every year you have had the symptoms that are being treated. In general, for the average adult weight and height, five to ten drops "neat" on the skin is enough to start anointing each essence 2-3 times a day. Always do a test patch on the inner arm to make sure that the essences are not too powerful to anoint "neat" on your skin. If they bring up a healing response, then use the bottoms of the feet to anoint, and meditate on what is coming up and out emotionally for healing. Anoint onto the skin by layering cooler essences first and hotter essences last. Wait to apply nut oils in order to allow the essences to absorb first. Pour the plant medicine directly over the the areas of concern. For digestive issues, anoint over the stomach and intestine area. For sinus issues, anoint the neck, forehead, and back of the head. These plants work well together, and can help the healing process greatly. All essences are safe to ingest in small amounts (3-5 drops in an ounce of water is a good start). Use your intuition to guide the way, and remember that less is always more in most cases, and the body knows what's best - so always listen to it.