December 7, 2022

Herbs and their various relate...


Herbs and their various related products like essential oils are often touted as beneficial, health promoting substances, touted for a wide range of “cures” and are particularly popular in the Raw food movement. So lets take a look at what type of effects we see when applying herbs and essential oils and what those effects mean to our body.
The following is an excerpt from Lesson 42 on Why herbs appear to work:
“Shelton and other Hygienists have stated that for any substance to have a so-called medicinal effect, like herbs do, it must be a poison. This is because the alleged medicinal effects of a substance are nothing more than the efforts of the body to expel and resist poisons. Herbs and other drugs, instead of being digested and utilized by the body, are expelled.
What does all of this mean? Let’s take a simple case where an herb appears to do some work. Peppermint, a rather mild herb by most standards, is sometimes used to “cure” a headache by herbalists. Your head hurts, so you drink a cup of peppermint tea.
Your head stops hurting. Did the peppermint work?
Yes and no. Most headaches are caused by swelling of the intracranial blood vessels around the scalp. These blood vessels swell because of toxic matter in the bloodstream and body, and they then press against sensitive nerves. When peppermint is taken, the body recognizes its oils as harmful. Circulation is rapidly increased by the body and the heart speeds up. At this point, the body is attempting to eliminate the peppermint toxins as quickly as possible by increasing circulation so elimination can proceed.
The increase in circulation, due to the toxic nature of the peppermint oils, has an effect on the swollen blood vessels in the head. The vessels are dilated so that the circulation can proceed rapidly and the peppermint poison can be eliminated. As a side result, the headache disappears temporarily.
So is the headache cured, and did the peppermint work? No, the body did all the work. It worked to eliminate a poison, and these efforts also masked the symptom of a toxic body—in this case, the headache.
The cause of the headache—toxicosis—was not removed by the peppermint. The conditions that brought on the toxicosis—poor diet and lifestyle habits—were not improved by the herb. The headache may have disappeared, but the underlying cause remains. This is the case with all herbs—symptoms are depressed by the eliminative actions of the body which are directed toward the herb.”
Essential oils are the concentrated oils from medicinal herbs. The effects that are seen and touted as “cures” are merely a suppression of symptoms caused by the introduction of a poison to the body. The body creates all the effects, the oil is simply a concentrated poison which the body must work to expel.


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For more on why herbs should not be used see: