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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Jazzy J, Just what the doctor ordered!

Jasmine

The fragrance filled the air of the laundromat where this lovely flower was blooming. I couldn't resist taking just one picture! Crushed jasmine flowers applied to a new mother's breast can help to relieve the engorgement and stop milk from coming in, if she so desires. Jasmine essential oils are also used as massage therapy and are known for their aphrodisiac ability. 

Jasmine sedates the nervous system, relieves menstural cramps and head aches and is also known to assist in prostate problems. It soothes insomniacs bringing them much needed sleep, relieves those who are depressed, treats skin problems (externally), and improves one's overall moods (aromatherapy). It is used in oils, perfumes, skin care products and teas. The most prized jasmine comes from France, Italy and Egypt. 

Note: One should not pick their own flowers and crush leaves or flowers and ingest as some jasmine is toxic. It needs to be especially identified and prepared for consumption. 



Jackass Bitters

First of all thank you to Bush Medicine for the loan of the above photo. Their link is provided within the caption. 

Jackass Bitters or Neurolaena lobata is tall perennial weed which Dr. Duke advises closely resembles American ragweed. It has long been known for its ability to aid in the treatment of adult onset diabetes and other ailments including colds, fever, malaria, and menstrual cramps.


Jojoba oil

Jojoba, (pronounced Hohoba) or Simmondsia chinsis is excellent as a carrier for many different herbs, is also a wonderful oil for hair, scalp and skin. You will find this amazing oil included in many high quality skin care products and shampoos. It can be used to cleanse skin and pores, remove make up, soften skin, help to remove sebum from clogged pores in the scalp and rid the scalp of dandruff. It is a wonderful massaging oil and works on even the most sensitive skin leaving it soft and supple. 

This information is not meant to replace medical care but to enhance it. Please discuss all treatments with your doctor and follow the advice of your health care provider.

Please join the class at ABC Wednesday. Take your seats everyone. Class is in session and Mrs. Nesbitt has a wonderful lesson for us. 

Thank you for your visit. Take care, stay healthy and God bless. 

Sources:
Dessert Essence (Product guide)
Natural Healing Wisdom and Know-How compiled by Amy Rost
The Green Pharmacy by James A. Duke, PhD





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10 comments:

Roger Owen Green March 20, 2013 at 12:06 AM  

Crushed jasmine put me in the mood for a massage!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

LONDONLULU March 20, 2013 at 12:15 AM  

Those are terrific (and beautiful) J's - I also enJOYed the lesson today, thank you!

capturedalive March 20, 2013 at 7:32 AM  

Lovely J's indeed. Funny that Jojoba is pronounced Hohoba... "J"ust another trivia !

PhenoMenon, ABCW Team

Carver March 20, 2013 at 10:43 AM  

Interesting post and great shots for J day.

Colette S March 20, 2013 at 11:08 AM  

With my period killing me each month. I definitely need Jasmine!

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger March 20, 2013 at 3:30 PM  

Jasmine is a wonder! Thanks for this!

MaiThreeBoyz March 20, 2013 at 9:21 PM  

I love the facts about jasmine. must be something i need for all my ailments.

Meoww March 21, 2013 at 3:27 AM  

Heard a lot about this jojoba. Lovely for a J word.

Chubskulit Rose March 22, 2013 at 10:38 AM  

I'd love to try that oil for my scalp!

Catching up (again) with this week's entries.
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Self Sagacity March 22, 2013 at 4:53 PM  

They all sound good. I love Jasmine. ummm can smell them now. SO gave me a jasmine bonsai, it took FDT three times to get me the plant in one piece, it died anyways.

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