Green Gold- the healing power of nature
Wikipedia says: A gold rush is a new discovery of gold—sometimes accompanied by other precious metals and rare earth minerals—that brings an onrush of miners seeking their fortune.
In the USA and other parts of the world, it happened mainly in XIX century. Most found nothing, yet some created vast fortunes. It happened in Europe as well, in an area called the Giant Mountains. Those who came, were just like the Americans… seeking gold and precious metals. The area was perfect for it, as you can find over 70 different precious and semi-precious stones here, like for example silicon. But the real gem, revealed itself to those who had special knowledge and imagination… The gem was the green gold of the area: healthy herbs, that became world famous, helping people come back to health and rediscover the healing power of nature.
The Giant Mountains are a range of mountains placed on the border between Poland and Czech Republic. Full of legends describing the strange creatures inhabiting the area, they look giant when approached from the north. The wall of mountains seems to be covering the sky, not leaving much space for anything else. The area has a mythical king overlooking the nature and human activities. He is called the Ghost of the Mountains. He first appeared in the XVI century, and has been present in legends until today.
Called “Giant”, they are in reality of moderate height. The highest mountain called “Śnieżka” (Snow Lady) measures 1602 m, above sea level… but who would really care? They look magical and giant, and this impression lasts.
Full of wonders, beneficial to your health, body, natural beauty. Home for animals and plants. And among them, the herbs.
For centuries, this area, full of forests and lakes, attracted healers, treasure seekers, herbalists. The herbs found by them were known for centuries throughout the world, and highly valued for their healing power. It came as a result of the winds, clean air and water, but also the minerals found in the earth. The plants took from the ground what it had to offer, and became great medicine. For example:
- telekia speciosa,
- japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica)
- nettle (urtica dioica)
The herbalists knew the secrets of the plants and used them to help people. But it was not going to last forever. The XIX century arrived, and with it the chemicals drugs.
The chemical drugs brought with them the destruction of the precious knowledge possessed by the herbalists, based on the understanding of nature.
The herbalists were forced to leave the area, and stop the development of their craft. Their workshops were destroyed. Years went by. In the meantime, the political situation of the area changed. It now belonged to Poland, with people interested in herbs and natural health.
They were poor, as Poland was destroyed by the II World War and over 6 milion people were killed. They found in herbs, what we take from pills. Organic herbs, have healing powers, that may be difficult to believe…We are what we eat... the better the food, the better your future. Click To Tweet
Nowadays we have a rich community of herbalists lead by prof. Leszek Różański, who teaches, how to look on nature, and use its powerful healing power to help ourselves.
The festival of herbs
Last week I took part in a meeting of herbalists, who revealed some insider secrets about the healing herbs, human health and nature. They showed us plants, normally considered to be “weeds”, but of high healing power, all coming from the area of the Giant Mountains, which is where I live.
The key thoughts
You are a part of nature, and the state of your health is a reflection of how you think, treat yourself, and the world which surrounds you. The plants-herbs can help you remove toxins from your body, add nutrients, strengthen the immune system, help heal the body and calm your mind. They are the tiny soldiers in your army fighting the internal disease.
Among all the creatures, only humans create and surround themselves with artificial products, full of toxic substances. The nature does not. The toxins, (like those contained in the regular cotton fabrics), plastics, saturate the air you breathe in with tiny highly toxic substances, which contaminate your body. However you can easily change it.
Green gold: herbs
Let’s examine just three types of plants, seen as weeds, but in fact being very healthy herbs
- telekia speciosa, known to be rich in flavonoids, polyphenols, unsaturated fatty acids, medium-chain fatty acids, phytosterol, essential oils. Contains eudesmanolides. It is beneficial for your liver and digestive tract. It lowers the level of cholesterol, sugar and lipids in the blood. Prof. Różański says, that research shows, that when used in vitro, it inhibits the multiplication of certain cancerous tissues.
- japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica), know in traditional Japanese and Chinese medicine and used to treat fungal infections, cardiovascular diseases, skin inflammations; Resveratrol is an active ingredient of the Knotweed
- nettle (urtica dioica). Known for centuries, was described in the 10th century in the pagan Anglo-Saxon “Nine Herbs Charm”, is filled with healthy oils and minerals, like omega-3 acids, menarals: Ca, K, Mg, P, Si, S, Cl, carotenoids, lutein, vitamin A, retinol, vitamin C, B12, K1, E, and more. It will help you detoxify your blood, regulate digestion and so much more. Just take a few leaves to prepare herbal tea. Drink it twice a day, in the morning and afternoon.
Nature has much to offer for those, who are open for it. The herbs are easily accessible, and simple to use. The herbalists from the Giant Mountains knew about it, and helped people come back to health through reconnecting them with nature. Nowadays, the chemical drug companies try to teach us that the chemical drugs are good for everything. But, we all know about the side effects the drugs create and the toxic effect on the environment. You can always choose.
The benefits of Nettle Tea
it has numerous benfits! So easy to prepare: just take a few leaves of nettle, put them into a glass and pour boiling water into it. Cover the glass, and leave it for 5 minutes. Pour it throug a small strainer, and it is ready to drink. You can add a spoon of raw honey to sweeten it a bit, but without it is still very good. Tasty, has many health benefits:
- lowers blood pressure levels
- use it as tonic, and with a cloth filled with nettle tea, touch your skin gently
- helps heal allergic reactions
- treats diabetes
- improves digestion
- increases libido
- helps lose weight
- strengthens immune system
and more. You can also add other herbs to the tea.
drink herbal tea
Small changes that bring giant results
The sport stars that we talk here on our blog so often, people like Cristiano Ronaldo, Roger Federer, Robert Lewandowski, are the icons of the chosen sport disciplines. But are also known for the choices they made, that brought massive results. They do not seek complex solutions, but simple activities, that change everything and shape their future:
- The food you eat,
- the way you sit and sleep (your spine !), (choose hard mattress instead of a soft bed)
- the habits which surround your sleep (fall asleep at the same time each night)
- the approach to failure, (as Nam Baldwin says: „Whatever happens, use it”)
- the beds and pillows you use (the spine again !), (think about a straight spine)
- the internal dialogue that runs through your head, (what are you saying to yourself, how do you react when something unexpected happens)
- water you drink, (drink pure water, hydrate yourself mostly with water)
- and the way you breathe.
Haven’t we all been guilty of taking these things for granted in our lives? Just as we pass by a plant we call weed, not knowing what a powerful healer it is. Just take the nettle! If you took one from the list mentioned above, for example sleep, started going to bed at the same time each night, and surrounded the sleep with similar sleep habits, like (following Cristiano Ronaldo), switching of all electrical devices at least an hour before falling asleep, and in the morning drinking a glass of water with lemon juice and a spoon of raw honey, you would feel the difference in your thinking, and physical strength. Change the bed you sleep on, from the soft bed, to the organic buckwheat husk mattress, to support your spine. The backbone is responsible for the health of your internal organs.
These are simple parts of life, usually not considered as important when you examine what brought success or failure you may be going through. The truth is, they shape not only your mental strength, ability to focus, but whether you feel pain or not, are able to face tough challenges and stay in good health for years, looking young.
Each situation has two sides: the positive or negative. You may call a plant: a weed, but you may also see it as a healing herb, created by nature, full of nutrients. You may think of the bones in your back as just the bones holding you straight, but you may also know, that the spine is your life line, the composition of vertebrae that are connected to the tissues of your body, like the heart, lungs, liver, knees, eyes, and ears.
The organic buckwheat mattress we created helps you align the spine.
Change your thoughts, change your life.
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