God has ordained the seeds, herbs and things of the vine and tree for the good of man. All things corrupted are corrupted by man and not God.
Peace and Love,
Carl Patton writing for the
FreedomJournal May 1, 2002 in the year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
HEALING AND GOOD HEALTH
In the name of Jehovah God, Master of the universe, Rule of the earth.
Flaxseed is an excellent
source of mucilage, which acts as a laxative. Be sure to always drink enough
liquid, especially water, if you eat bruised, milled, or whole flaxseed. Note:
All forms of flax should be stored in a cool, dry place (e.g., a refrigerator)
once they are opened.
You shouldn't have any
side effects if you take the recommended doses of flaxseed or linseed oil. But
if you eat a large quantity of flaxseed and don't drink enough water, you might
get intestinal upset. Flaxseed may slow down the absorption of oral medications
or other nutrients if taken at the same time; therefore, ingestion of flaxseed
several hours before or after other medications may be warranted. Talk to your
health care provider before taking flaxseed if you regularly take any
prescription or over-the-counter medications.
No noteworthy interactions (positive or negative) between flaxseed and conventional medications are known to have been reported in the literature to date.
Celery seed, whose sharp,
refreshing flavor you may have tasted in pickles or sauerkraut, is also a
useful herbal medicine. Celery seed has had varied uses around the world for
thousands of years. Recent scientific studies have shown that certain chemicals
in celery seed may actually help problems such as high blood pressure,
arthritis, and anxiety. Celery seed may also help prevent cancer.
Celery seed has long been
used to treat both arthritis and muscle spasms. Several chemicals in celery
seed block inflammation or relieve pain. Other chemicals relax muscles that are
in spasm. Celery seed contains calcium,
which can help relax muscle cramps.
Certain chemicals in
celery seed are anti-bacterial, while others are diuretic, meaning that they
help remove water from the body in the form of urine. This helps wash away
bacteria and the minerals that cause kidney and bladder stones.
Several chemicals in
celery seed are hypotensive, meaning that they help lower blood pressure.
Celery seeds are also rich in calcium, which may also lower blood pressure.
Celery seed has long been used in traditional medicine to treat gout and kidney stones. It lowers the levels of uric acid in the body. Studies in lab animals show that celery seed prevents liver damage caused by toxic chemicals. It has been used for centuries as a liver tonic.
Celery seed strengthens
muscles in the uterus, which helps increase menstrual flow. A compound in
celery seed called limonene acts as a mild tranquilizer. The calcium in celery
seed helps calm tense nerves. Celery seed may also help prevent cancer. A
number of chemicals in celery seed prevented tumors in lab animals exposed to
Celery seeds come from the
same plant whose stalks we've all eaten and cooked with. If you've never seen
the stalks in their natural habitat, the celery plant is slender and stands
about two to three feet tall. It has three to five segmented leaves, and
flowers with small white petals. The seeds come from the flowers, are very
small, are tan to dark brown, and have a strong, pleasant smell.
Fresh or dried seeds,
Tablets, Capsules filled with celery seed oil, Celery seed extract, in which
the active ingredients of celery seed have been extracted by alcohol or
How to Take It
Celery seed oil capsules
or tablets: Take one to two capsules or tablets three times a day, as directed
by your health care provider. Celery seed extract: Take 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. three
times a day, or as directed by your health care provider. (Always take with plenty
of juice or with water at mealtime, unless instructed otherwise.) Whole celery
seeds: Prepare a tea by pouring boiling water more than one teaspoon (1 to 3 g)
of freshly crushed seeds. Let it steep for 10 to 20 minutes before drinking.
Drink this tea three times a day.