“…the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine.” (Ezekiel 47:12)
Being in full health is multifaceted. Billions of people suffer from health issues, many unknowingly. Having a personal doctor has led to the normalization of illness. There’s a pill, cream, surgery that seems to fix everything. All the while only the symptom is addressed. The root issue must be discovered to be dealt with and when properly dealt the symptoms will vanish. Eating well and exercise has failed many people. Many you’re one that has tried every program, diet, and supplement on the market yet you find your health in a rut, that’s a sign you’re body is still in lack of something. Read the scripture above to see what God considers medicine. We tend to throw away the leaves on a plant before eating, regarding them as disposable. God created the trees for us, the entire tree serves a function to serve us.
The History of Oils
Interest has grown in the therapeutic power of essential oils, research in this field has grown quite recently, but, extracting oil from plants goes back millennia. There are 188 references to the use of oils in the Bible; some, such as frankincense, myrrh, rosemary, hyssop, and spikenard. God ordered his people to use olive oil (more on this later) and various other oils for various uses such as anointing oil for kingship, burial, and for his temple. It was and continues to be used for beauty care, culinary uses, spiritual and physical wellbeing. Oils are widely known to have been used in ancient China and Egypt for physical ailments and the same is true today worldwide.
Benefits of Essential Oils
An oil is “essential” in the sense that it contains the “essence” of the plant—the characteristic fragrance and phytonutrients of the plant from which it is derived. The beneficial compounds in oils often are delivered in three ways: inhalation, topical application to the skin, and oral ingestion. The same three ways that oils are delivered so are toxins, and so much research has been done on how essential oils help the body to detoxify its self.
A typical oil contains more than 100 different chemical compounds, each of which exhibits a specific therapeutic property. It is for this reason that many oils can be used for a wide range of conditions. In fact, virtually all essential oils possess antiseptic properties, but many also have antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial properties. Other benefits of essential oils come from their antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. For example, tea tree to disinfect; eucalyptus to loosen phlegm; rosemary to stimulate circulation; lavender and sandalwood to soothe; lemongrass to refresh; jasmine to enhance mood; etc. God created the plants for us, not just for beauty but also for our physical, mental and spiritual benefit!
How Oils Should be Used
Where To Start?
Looking at how to start optimizing your health? There is the perfect essential oil(s) for any condition you’re experiencing. Here’s a website with the best quality oils.