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Echinacea

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With one snowfall after another this winter in Toronto and other parts of the world it seems that many people are suffering from the flu bug going around.  This sea urchin look-a-like is one of my favourite herbs to combat the symptoms.  Traditionally it is used for wounds, burns, inflammations of the gums, toothache and sore throats, colds, coughs, mumps, measles, gonorrhoea, sinus infections, bladder infections and other illnesses.  Also, it is believed to treat snake and insect bites.  Regardless, it is a great immune system booster, wards off infections and can be taken as a laxative.  Historically, it was used by Native American Indian tribes.  All of its 9 species are native to eastern and central America.  It comes in the form of a tincture or a capsule but I prefer it as a tea with lemon and honey.  Here’s a link at which you can read about how it was named and more interesting information about echinacea http://www.cloverleaffarmherbs.com/echinacea/#sthash.pMXhVASS.dpbs

Rather than taking the flu vaccination it may be a better idea to keep a nice stock of Echinacea on hand.  Here are the findings of one of the largest ever studies done on this healing herb. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2215442/Largest-study-echinacea-finds-herbal-remedy-protect-colds.html

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“And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.” -Genesis 1:29

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Miraculous Myrrh

myrrhIt’s no wonder myrrh was one of the gifts presented to the newborn Jesus as the three wise men followed the star and arrived in Bethlehem. According to some research studies myrrh has several healing properties including an answer to grave diseases like cancer.

“Gift Of The Magi” Bears Anti-Cancer Agents, Researchers Suggest

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/12/011205070038.htm

On Saturday I was blessed to have the opportunity to be in presence of an icon of the Virgin Mary with baby Jesus which had myrrh streaming from it. The icon radiated such enormous energy.  I have visited several monasteries in Romania which had icons that miraculously healed people that had very serious diseases.

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This extraordinary icon reminded of me of the miracle which took place in 1995 when I was a child growing up in Charleston, South Carolina.  I remember all of our close friends and families gathered to share this experience together. Our eyes were amazed by the Lord Ganesh statue which was drinking milk.  Here’s a video I found on youtube which shows exactly how Ganesh drank.

http://youtu.be/4qn-vtROySo

God reaches out to us in different ways at different times of our lives to remind us that He is present everywhere and of His almighty power.

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