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Four most Medicinal and Fragrant Lavenders

There are 4 varieties of Lavender I use in hospital and clinical use available for sale : Provence ; Spike, Grosso, intermedia and English Buena Vista. Learn how and when to utilize the properties of each, without adulteration or commercial mixtures. Continue reading

Muscle soreness

Feeling unproductive from muscle soreness, fatigue and tension? Sore Muscles lotion helps resolve lactic acid build up, micro muscle tears,  chronic aches, travel fatigue and spasmodic muscular- skeletal imbalance.

There are 2 main causes for muscle soreness from exercise. Burning symptoms are from lactic acid buildup,which resolves within a few days. The day after soreness peaks 72 hours after onset. This is due to tiny muscle tears in muscle fiber during exercise. Any muscle burning or soreness that does not improve over 1 week, seek medical evaluation. NSAIDS are not proven to reduce or speed recovery of muscle soreness and fatigue. Aromatic Tumerones have been successfully used to speed recovery.(Available on our supplement menu).

Certain foods help speed healing. Watermelon contain amino acid, L- citrulline and adequate potassium for a speedy, delicious recovery time. Other super foods include cherry juice and fresh cherries,raw pineapple and papaya ( avoid raw pineapple and papaya with gastrointestinal inflammation and ulcerous conditions),milk products and fermented foods, and ginger root.

To avoid exercise soreness, practice dynamic movements rather than stretching before work outs.These movements may include leg lunges and rolling the arms and shoulders like a wind mill. Hydration before and after exercise, as well as recovery, is a must.

Sore Muscles includes several Petite Fleur flower essences, as well as, and nutmeg, lemon tarragon and black cumin, tangerine and other essential oils. We are organic growers and distill and prepare our products onsite.Massage 2- 3 x daily until soreness abates. This is also a great blend to support strength in low back and limbs. 

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Post Viral Symptoms from Covid and Answers

Post viral symptoms from Covid, SARS and other virus include: exhaustion, dysfunction of brain lymphatic drainage, muscle aches, joint pain, cognitive dysfunction, fevers, change in taste /smell, sleep/wake cycles disrupted, tingling, racing heart,chest pain and anxiety, G.I. symptoms caused by high cytokine inflammatory process in the brain. The following are AromaHealth answers for symptoms. Continue reading

When to Use Lemongrass and Lemon Peel

When to Use Lemongrass and Lemon Peel
Lemon grass and Lemon peel have different properties and precautions.Lemon grass is anti inflammatory, aiding circulation, and reducing muscle spasms and ligament damage. Lemon peel is anti tumor and bacteria, cleanses the liver, reducing cholesterol, nausea and fatigue. Continue reading

Underlying Immune Deficiency

Underlying Immune Deficiency
Widespread Candida overgrowth, encouraged by summer heat, may cause many G.I. symptoms,cystitis, female complaints, white discharge/ vaginitis, joint pain, chronic inflammation, chronic fatigue,headaches, allergies, brain fog and endocrine imbalances. Continue reading

Petite Fleur Essence Favorites

Here is a list and info about the 20 most popular Petite Fleur Essences. Our Petites are organically grown, distilled and prepared on site. They enhance emotional, mental and energy related to symptoms and thoughts to help fulfill our goals and dreams. Fears of every type can reduce our capacity to succeed. Petites have electromagnetic energy that immediately circulates through the blood, lymph and  olfactory nerve to promote the greatest well being. Continue reading

Inexpensive, Safe Diffusion of Essential Oils

Diffusion of essential oils only requires a cereal size bowl and 1 or 2 drops of your favorite essential oil. Just add very hot tap water into a bowl and drop in your essential oil, or blend of 2 or 3 essential oils. The room will delight in the aroma for 1 to 2 hours, a reasonable time to diffuse. More is not better.

The sense of smell is a delicate part of the brain that can easily be overwhelmed. Diffusing for hours will shut down an organ meant for discernment, as well as pleasure. The entire brain suffers, like a stomach constantly fed. If a headache or  emotional distress doesn't change or returns after 1 to 2 hours of diffusion, other help should be considered.

Also consider pets children, elderly and visitors whose senses can be easily overwhelmed or harmed by a profusion of scent. For example, Teatree essential oil can be toxic to many pets who will display unusual behavior. Boys under 12 can grow breasts during puberty from smelling or wearing lavender, tarragon or fennel often. Girls under 12 could have a tendency for feminine cancers during maturity. Children may react the opposite of adults to many aromas and become hyperactive , rather than calm. Long diffusion time can tax anyone's kidneys to process the aroma molecules. Generally, it takes 2 hours for the kidneys to filter aroma molecules. Two hours of diffusion takes 4 hours to complete from start to finish. The liver must  send the molecular by products to the kidneys in a usable form to prevent toxicity. Anything we smell, touch or eat has a potential for toxicity. Contact me with any concerns or questions. 

 Live long and enjoy more with common sense aroma lifestyle.

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Mechanism Involved with Alcoholism.

Researchers in Linkoping University have discovered alcoholics have low levels of a gaba neurotransmitter due to deficient GAT3 transporter proteins. When gaba is unable to be released from  spaces between nerve cells, the  amygdala brain cells also become deficient in gaba. The amygdala is the area in the brain associated with alcoholism.

Gaba is a relaxing, let down, neurotransmitter, one of the 4 major neurotransmitters in the body. It originates from starch digestion. GAT3  is deficient in the amygdala of alcoholics and believed to be involved in addictive, alcoholic behavior. Low levels of gaba are also related to anxiety/depressive disorders, which  also affect some alcoholics.

Research continues to find ways to alleviate low GAT3 levels in the amygdala. Fifteen percent of the population is involved with alcohol addiction.

Source: C. Zang: Chemical & Engineering News, June25,2018

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CBD Oil Slows the Brain and Liver Functions

CBD oil works by slowing the brain and liver functions. Those taking medication and supplementation will absorb these slower causing these substances to  enter the bloodstream slowly. The amount in the bloodstream at any given time will be different than prescribed by your healthcare provider. This can be fatal with some medications and can interact negatively with others. For example, medication to enhance dopamine for Parkinson's and CBD oil do not combine well. 

 CBD oil  taken to replace medication, will also slow brain and liver functions, such as digestion, heart rate, detoxification, thyroid function and many more. Epileptics can benefit from CBD and pain patients as well. However, for everyday use, there will be slower organ function that must be considered. Slow metabolizers should avoid this product or only use it on occasion. Everything in moderation. There will always be side effects. Know yourself so you will walk the correct path for your health and make recommendations to others wisely.

 

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Research on Therapeutic Essence Blends

Flower Essences return us to the Origins of Faith

 

In 1997, I was asked to join a Healing Environment program at Baylor Medical Center, a huge hospital complex in Dallas, Texas. We work with people internationally to provide the best patient care and experience. I was asked to create essence blends with Petite Fleurs for various conditions.

My first assignment was to create a blend for stem cell, bone marrow and solid organ transplant patients. Doctors asked for a blend to reduce side effects of 99 intravenous meds given to each patient and for pain, nausea, anxiety. The doctors also wanted to increase longevity. These procedures had only a 15% of survival. This was my welcome to nuclear medicine!

I returned to my gardens and gathered Antique roses and several varieties of lavenders. I felt several sages also calling me. We have over 800 varieties of sages growing in Texas, so I had my pick. Wildflowers soon joined the mix, with over 5000 to choose from. I only use flowers growing on my property form an abundant source. It took a day to choose all the flowers at the appropriate time. I named the blend Harmony. Only the synergy of many different of flowers could manage so many patient needs. When I returned to the hospital, I was wearing harmony to control my anxiety!

Harmony also was being applied before and after procedures and surgeries to calm anxiety and control blood pressure. We monitored the” Petite effects” by pulse, respiration, skin temperature and blood pressure.  Some patients only used Harmony for pain relief after surgery. To my great relief and gratitude, Harmony was a success.

I suggested the essences be applied on an acupuncture point in the inner ear. I learned about this point from ancient cultures. It affects 5 major nerve ganglia in the brain. Healers refer to this point as the “Path to the Soul.” Soon patients, loved ones, nurses and practitioners were wearing harmony. One new patient asked me,” Why is everyone walking around rubbing their ears?”

We use Harmony with every type of cancer. In my mind, I was complete with Harmony blend. It’s a very versatile blend.  However, the Healing Center had other plans. I was given a list to make blends for the following: Chemically dependent, high risk maternity, obesity, heart and cardiovascular, pulmonary and COPD, diabetes, sickle cell anemia, lymphedema, general medicine, speech therapy, palliative care…and eventually Hospice care to encourage a peaceful journey.

One day, a patient I worked with for 2 years called a therapist to his bedside. He said, “my life story is finished; it’s time to close my book”. I knew in my heart it was time to make a Grief blend. Grief includes disappointments, feeling loss, incompletion, anxiety about the unknown and how this moment affects all of us. Grief helps us move forward as we let go and become a vacuum that will always be filled with beauty and happiness. I also created a Gratitude blend to celebrate and appreciate life. We express our gratitude during each patient care. We also celebrate death, if they are called to a new life. The Petites keep us in the present moment of grace. I feel each of the patients in my heart and put all the feelings into blends. Gratitude originates from our soul and is as natural as joy and sorrow.

It is important for survivors to leave empowered and build self esteem to begin anew. Many people had surgeries, lost intimate parts, suffered through prolonged chemotherapy, hair loss and radiation. They felt vulnerable and lacked self confidence. Serious and prolonged illness can lead to loss of self-identity. Self-Image emerged from Indian Paintbrush and other Texas wildflowers. Salvias enhance self-confidence, the Carnation family replaces unworthiness, Texas roses reduce depression, Zinnias encourage self-nurturing, to mention a few essences in the blend. I only use Mother essences and blend proportions. After setting overnight, I can make changes. As I work with patients, I may be guided to add more essences or adjust amounts of each.

 Blending is an ongoing awareness of the daily dynamics of creation. Life changes and so do my blends. Every time I make an essence or blend, I attain guidance. How many flowers? What is the best time and season to pick and prepare the essence? It’s different for every flower, which can only be chosen from an abundant source. The process encourages a plant’s longevity and the possibility of reblooming. Plants have memory, inherent in their song. Memory fuels immunity in plants and people.

Cancer and cardiac patients often suffer memory loss. Research indicates the neurotransmitters are available, but they lack receptors after treatment.  With cancer, it is referred often as ‘chemo brain”. This is a self- healing process the Petites can help. I developed Recall Memory to reinstate and reconnect memory receptors through activation of immune enhancement. Many native Texans are in this blend with grounding essences like Viridiflora. Native Texans are varieties of flowers that only grow in Texas or naturalize here. Some flowers may be considered weeds, but like Native Americans, I see value in every plant.

Pain relief is a constant challenge. Each person experiences pain uniquely. By doctor request, I created Manage pain blend. They said, no, we want to stop all pain. So, a comprehensive Stop Suffering blend developed. I use essences to increase endorphin release, which many aromatic flowers do naturally; essences for emotional repression, guilt, sadness, self-sufficiency, courage, immune competency to remove metabolic waste…I was in my gardens a long time. I approached adversity from every angle, physically, mentally and emotionally as one. Finally, Stop Suffering emerged. Pain is a loop in neurotransmission, so I chose flowers to close the loop and redirect energy on a subtle level. I can “see” results when I enter the aura and hear the music of each flower. This loop is like a broken circuit with energy flying everywhere. It’s chaos in the brain, as it searches for control grounded in a new reality.

If the patient is autoimmune, I use specific flowers for inherited disease. Autoimmune people are more self- aware and draw inward. They are less likely to be total extroverts, who welcome approval from other sources than themselves. Autoimmunity is a sensitivity of its own origin. These patients experience a pattern that responds to Reduce Stress blend. I also use Reduce Stress for birth trauma, Post traumatic Stress, abuse, rape, irritable bowel, interstitial cystitis, Crohn’s, high blood pressure, allergy and high cortisol levels. When patients enter a hospital, we also treat many unrelated issues.

Patient caretakers experience mental- emotional stress that can lead to burn out, chronic illness and drug abuse. Therefore, Reduce Stress is a part of everyday routine for many of us. We keep a separate storage space for Patient and Therapists.  For patients not receiving chemotherapy, we often apply essences to the medial side of the wrist, close to the little finger. These are heart points in acupuncture causing a sense of peace and tranquility and outreach to others.

After certain procedures, we use Recovery blend to include pre and post symptoms. An example is stroke. We apply the blend before and after treatments to recover speech, swallow and limb movement. Stroke patients recover more quickly and completely when choosing to wear the blends. If a patient is chemically sensitive, damage to the hypothalamus increases smell 25x. We use the bottom of the feet to apply Petites because several have a light scent. Recovery can be used with any illness.

Proper sleep is another challenge with patient care. Physical trauma, weakness, pain, stress, anxiety, excess or fearful dreaming, improper diet and trying to recuperate in unfamiliar surroundings contribute to sleepless nights. Patients don’t recuperate as quickly when given sleep medication. The side effects are grogginess and dependency. Doctors and patients agree that less pharmaceutical medicine is the best medicine for sleep. Deep Sleep is a blend of calming aromatic herbal flowers and antique roses that carry a natural scent developed over 60,000 years. These flowers are blended at the same time in a glass container and distilled for purity under low heat. It takes all day to complete. Deep Sleep also tonifies the Heart Shen to balance the psychospiritual element. The head and heart are in a peaceful state.

Deep Sleep is applied to the outside of the earlobe, a deep sleep acupuncture point. Patients feel rested and fall asleep faster without negative side effects. Achieving REM sleep is most effective for patient recovery and longevity. The most long-lasting effects occur over a 3-week period, using Deep Sleep nightly. If patients awaken during the night, I encourage them to apply Deep Sleep again.

During the past 20- year period, I created over 30 therapeutic blends for patient care also used in mainstream practice. I also formulated 16 Children’s blends for tiny bodies with big hearts. Occasionally, I use a Children’s blend for adults, especially Mr. Grumps.

The Children’s blends are used like other Petites. I often prefer to apply a few drops on the bottom of feet. Children enjoy the foot massage. I remember massaging my children’s feet until they grew so tall I couldn’t see the top of their heads. They are all gardeners and landscapers as adults. We all grew Petites together over 40 years.

In my gardens, I spend time with my plants daily. I know their habits and preferences. We compost food scraps into rich soil to nurture them. We save thousands of gallons of rainwater to hydrate them during the hot summers and companion plant natives of like growing habits.  There is no time of year I am not in constant touch with my plants. I read, study and write about these plants. They respond to my touch and voice., as naturally as my children. Their pictures are taken yearly, like school pictures of my kids. This and more is all necessary to make potent essences. My plants are like animal guides in Native American culture. My parents were Italian. In their culture, flowers represent our joys and sorrows as one.

I made a promise over 40 years ago to share this knowledge and expertise in caring for others. I call this Healing from the Heart. The Petites offer an invitation to experience life in its fullest.

All true healing comes from the Heart, Judy Griffin

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