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"I cleared her heart chakra with a plant spirit I use for love loss. The next time she came her heart chakra was closed again. I realized perhaps more was going on so I asked about her work and the rest of her life. She was very unhappy in her job, had few friends, and felt there was nothing to get excited about in her life. Even though Jane is intellectually very bright and capable of much accomplishment, her life was falling apart. In taking her pulses I found that her heart/small intestine pulse was barely discernable. It seemed her heart was nowhere to be found."
- Pam Montgomery, Plant Spirit Healing: A Guide to Working with plant Consciousness (Get the book.)

"Set a very clear intention for your journey, one where you are visiting the underworld (or above world) to meet with your guide who will then take you to where the plant spirit lives. If it is your first time going on a dreamtime journey, it is helpful to use your imagination. I guide my students in visualization by suggesting they place themselves in a canoe for crossing a lake, to walk down the beach after arriving on the shore of the lake, and then to walk down a woodland path that turns off from the beach."

- Pam Montgomery, Plant Spirit Healing: A Guide to Working with plant Consciousness (Get the book.)

"This, of course, is one way to enter the spirit dimension of a plant, but it is certainly not the only way—it is actually more often the exception than the rule. Entering into nonordinary reality—the reality that is simultaneous with the ordinary reality we experience—is a distinguishing feature of shamanic consciousness. Oftentimes this dimension is called the dreamtime and can be experienced as a nighttime dream, a daydream, or a dream journey. The following is Linda's story of entering the dreamtime. "While taking photos for Pam's book I made a connection with a Maple tree."

- Pam Montgomery, Plant Spirit Healing: A Guide to Working with plant Consciousness (Get the book.)

"Dream Journey The dreamtime journey is another way of entering into an altered state to access the dimension where the plant spirits live. This is usually accomplished by the use of musical instruments, chanting, or songs. Michael Harner, author of The Way of the Shaman, maintains that the use of a drum beating at 220 beats per minute creates altered brain waves, and that this is a primary method used throughout shamanism to enter into the dreamtime world. Piers Vitebsky, author of The Shaman, says, "The experience of the spirit realm in shamanism is closely tied to music."

- Pam Montgomery, Plant Spirit Healing: A Guide to Working with plant Consciousness (Get the book.)

"Concentrated extracts of ephedra are more likely than a simple infusion to cause these side effects; a tea made from the dried plant is the safest method of use. Do not use ephedra while pregnant, while nursing, or in children under the age of eighteen. Avoid in cases of weakness and debilitation, high blood pressure, adrenal weakness, anorexia, bulimia, kidney disease, heart disease, thyroid disorder, diabetes, prostatitis or enlarged prostate, ulcer, hepatitis, weak digestion, glaucoma, Raynaud's disease, insomnia, excessive sweating, or yin deficiency."
- Brigitte Mars, A.H.G., The Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine: The Ultimate Multidisciplinary Reference to the Amazing Realm of Healing Plants, in a Quick-study, One-stop Guide (Get the book.)

"Familia / Family: LAURACEAE Partes usadas / plant part used: Seed, fresh Administracion / Administration: Oral Preparacion / Preparation: Chancada y cocida. 1. con aziicar, 2. sin aziicar - Crushed and Boiled. 1. with sugar, 2. without sugar Usos / Uses: 1. Dolores abdominales - Abdominal pains, 2. Dolor de los Dientes - Toothache Cebolla Blanca Allium cepa L."
- Rainer W. Bussmann and Douglas Sharon, Plants of Longevity, The Medicinal Flora of Vilcabamba (Get the book.)

"Familia / Family: APOCYNACEAE Partes usadas / plant part used: Latex Administracion / Administration: Topica - Topical Preparacion / Preparation: Aplicada al area afectada con lana de oveja no lavada. Paciente no puede comer aceites ni manteca. Ad-ministrar por 15 dias - Applied to the affected area with unwashed lamb's wool. Patient must not consume oils or lard. Administer for 15 days Usos / Uses: Hernia Camalonga Thevetia peruviana (Pers.) Schum."

- Rainer W. Bussmann and Douglas Sharon, Plants of Longevity, The Medicinal Flora of Vilcabamba (Get the book.)

"Familia / Family: BROMELIACEAE Partes usadas / plant part used: Tallos, frescos - Stems, fresh Administration / Administration: Oral, Topica - Oral, Topical Preparacion / Preparation: Cocida y tomada con azucar o aplicada como emplasto - Cooked, drunk with sugar or applied as poultice Usos / Uses: Tumores, Infecciones - Tumors, Infections Palo de Santo Bursera graveolens (Kunth) Triana & Planch."

- Rainer W. Bussmann and Douglas Sharon, Plants of Longevity, The Medicinal Flora of Vilcabamba (Get the book.)

"Britten & Rose Familia / Family: CACTACEAE Partes usadas / plant part used: Frutas y Hojas, frescas - Fruits and Leaves, fresh Administracion / Administration: Oral Preparacion / Preparation: Extraer el jugo y tomar - Extract juice and drink Usos / Uses: Higado, Brujeria - Liver, Sorcery PI AMTC nf I nM(^F\/TTV 1 at San Pedro, Huachuma Echinopsis pachanoi (Britton & Rose) Friedrich & G."

- Rainer W. Bussmann and Douglas Sharon, Plants of Longevity, The Medicinal Flora of Vilcabamba (Get the book.)

"ROSEMARY Botanical Name Rosmarinus officinalis Family Lamiaceae (Mint Family) Etymology The genus and common name derive from the Latin ros, "dew," and marinus, "of the sea," in reference to the origins of the plant on the Mediterranean coast."
- Brigitte Mars, A.H.G., The Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine: The Ultimate Multidisciplinary Reference to the Amazing Realm of Healing Plants, in a Quick-study, One-stop Guide (Get the book.)

"Verbesina alba, Verbesina prostrata) Family Asteraceae (Daisy Family) Etymology The genus name and common name, Eclipta, derive from the Greek ekleipo, "deficient," referring to the plant lacking a pappus. The species name, alba, is Latin for "white."

- Brigitte Mars, A.H.G., The Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine: The Ultimate Multidisciplinary Reference to the Amazing Realm of Healing Plants, in a Quick-study, One-stop Guide (Get the book.)

"Other Uses A black dye obtained from the plant is used to color hair and as a tattooing agent. Constituents Saponins, lactones, nicotine, tannin, beta-carotene, ecliptine Energetic Correspondences • Flavor: bitter, sweet, sour • Temperature: cool • Moisture: moist • Polarity: yin • Planet: Mercury • Element: air Contraindications Avoid eclipta in cases of severe chills, diarrhea, or poor digestion."

- Brigitte Mars, A.H.G., The Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine: The Ultimate Multidisciplinary Reference to the Amazing Realm of Healing Plants, in a Quick-study, One-stop Guide (Get the book.)

"But in order for these amino acids to get into your cells and do their job, you must either eat complete proteins that contain all of the essential amino acids or you must make sure that your diet includes the plant protein foods which complement one another. Proteins derived from animal foods (meat, fish, eggs and dairy products) are complete, while proteins derived from plants (vegetables, beans and grains) are generally not complete. If you are a vegetarian and choose to eat only plant proteins, it is important to combine them to make sure your body gets all of the essential amino acids."
- Kathleen DesMaisons, Potatoes Not Prozac: Solutions for Sugar Sensitivity (Get the book.)

"Animal cells are less versatile in meeting their requirements, but are more adept at using the fruits of the labors of the plant cells. Animals eat other animals and plants, but their major source of nutrients is plant life. If there is a deficiency of one of the important nutrients or compounds that the cell needs in order to function, the whole procedure slows or stops. Just as in a factory that assembles cars, if one vital part does not get delivered in time, the whole plant shuts down."
- Dr. Abram Hoffer, MD, FRCP (C) and Dr. Harold D. Foster, PhD, Feel Better, Live Longer with Vitamin B-3 (Get the book.)

"Roll onto your stomach with your legs straight out, hands closed in fists; plant your knuckles down into the carpet at chest level. 2. Turn your head to the right and hold that position. 3. Push up until your elbows are fully extended. 4. Let yourself down slowly until your chest muscles are stretched tight. Then repeat this step for 1 minute. 5. Turn your head to the left and hold that position. Repeat steps 3 and 4. Option 2: Hands and Knees Planted 1. Roll onto your hands and knees with your legs bent and your ankles crossed."
- James Dowd and Diane Stafford, The Vitamin D Cure (Get the book.)

"They get heaped on to trucks, carted to the nearest extraction plant and stirred with some hot solvent. The good stuff is extracted from within the plant and later steam-distilled from the mixture. Unsurprisingly, the result is fragile, variable and, given the roughness of the process, often damaged. In some ways, natural raw materials are to their plant of origin as orange preserve is to Seville oranges, or shrunken Jivaro heads to the live enemy. If you have the run of * Perfume and Flavor Chemicals (ISBN 0931710375)."
- Luca Turin, The Secret of Scent: Adventures in Perfume and the Science of Smell (Get the book.)

"Lingonberry juice new lingonberry cultivars are being developed. Parts used Ripe berries. Cultivation & harvesting Fruits are mainly collected in the wild - picked by hand (a labour-intensive operation) and are variously processed. uses & properties Lingon or cowberry is mainly used to make sour sauces that accompany savoury dishes. It is particularly popular in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Germany where it is stewed and used as a sauce with roasted goose, game and boiled meat. The fruit is used in iced mousse [kissel), jams, jellies, compotes, preserves and pastries."
- Ben-Erik van Wyk, Food Plants of the World: An illustrated guide (Get the book.)

"Youngberry is a hybrid between R. vitifolius and R. caesius and is sometimes called "South African loganberry". Boysenberry is a large black berry thought to have originated as a loganberry backcrossed with one of its two parents (blackberry and raspberry) and is similar to loganberry. Some forms of boysenberry have no thorns. Tayberry is a complex hybrid involving veitchberry (R. ulmifolius), sunberry (a hybrid with R. vitifolius) and an American blackberry. Hildaberry is a hybrid between Loganberries tayberry and boysenberry."

- Ben-Erik van Wyk, Food Plants of the World: An illustrated guide (Get the book.)

"So What Is HCA? The plant kingdom has always been a medicine chest for humans. For millions of years nature was the only place we could go for medicine. Even today, more than 30 percent of our medications are derived from plants. Among the drugs that have come from the plant kingdom is aspirin, which was first found contained in willow bark as far back as ancient Greece. Another common drug, reser-pin, was found in plants and is now used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. Digitalis, used to treat cardiac arrhythmias, was refined from the foxglove plant."
- Dr. Vern Cherewatenko and Paul Perry, The Diabetes Cure : A Natural Plan That Can Slow, Stop, Even Cure Type 2 Diabetes (Get the book.)

"A plant EXTRACT prepared in alcohol. TLC: Thin layer CHROMATOGRAPHY. topoisomerase: A class of ENZYMES which affect the degree of SUPERCOILING of DNA by either winding or unwinding the super-coils. toxic oxygen free radical: See REACTIVE OXYGEN SPECIES. toxicology: The study of toxic substances and their effects. trade name: A common name for a drug, typically trademarked. trans: A term referring to the arrangement of groups on a double BOND in which the major or largest groups on each end of the double BOND are on opposite sides. Compare to CIS."
- Bryan Hanson, PhD, Understanding Medicinal Plants: Their Chemistry And Therapeutic Action (Get the book.)

"I could not persuade him to let me take a scapus [a plant of the lily family] in flower in order to be able to examine it. As Buchanan's grumblings illustrate, westerners were far from in control of these meetings; the exchange had to be negotiated and, like it or not, western medical prospectors were very much dependent on the goodwill of indigenous experts. But Buchanan was to be further tried: 'I was much vexed and more so by being obliged to hear a long story from him which I could not understand concerning the virtues of each plant."
- Roberta Bivins, Alternative Medicine?: A History (Get the book.)

"For instance, to know when to plant the crops that will sustain an entire civilization, it's important to be aware of how many days, lunar cycles, and eclipses have passed since the last planting. Ancient systems of timekeeping maintain a precise record of this. The Mayan calendar, for example, calculates cycles of time that began in 3113 b.c. (more than 5,000 years ago), while the Hindu system of yugas tracks the progression of creation cycles that began more than 4 million years ago!"
- Gregg Braden, The Divine Matrix: Bridging Time, Space, Miracles, and Belief (Get the book.)

"The exposed underside was a gnarled tangle of roots, dirt, rocks, and plant life, about eight to ten feet across. I realized for the first time how rigid my views of "earth" and "tree" had been. Earth was one thing, and trees were another. That morning I could see how wrong my thinking had been. Earth was tree, and tree was the earth. Earth, which moments ago had seemed so solid and distinct—the very ground beneath my feet—was actually a wild mix of stones, dead plants, and more. That fallen tree would soon be the earth. And the earth was not solid."
- Barbara Fredrickson, Positivity: Top-Notch Research Reveals the 3 to 1 Ratio That Will Change Your Life (Get the book.)

"A basic premise is that the essential oils reflect the "essence" of the plants, and that the "soul" and "spirit" (information and energy) (Schwartz, 1997) of the plant as a whole is retained in the essential oils. Non-systemic physics and chemistry would predict that distillation removes the structure of the plant, leaving behind a soup of molecules whose properties are no different from a collection of molecules created synthetically in the laboratory."
- Gary E. Schwartz and Linda G. S. Russek, The Living Energy Universe (Get the book.)

"From the time of Leeuwenhoek until the middle of the nineteenth century, taxonomists, no freer than anyone else from anthropocentrism, grouped all living things into either plant or animal kingdoms, and bacteria were hammered into place in one or the other. The ones that possessed freedom of movement were animals; those that had the gift of photosynthesis were plants."
- William Rosen, Justinian's Flea: The First Great Plague and the End of the Roman Empire (Get the book.)

"When the distiller extracts the "essential" oils from a plant, he or she may be extracting the "essential systemic memories" that reflect the wholeness of the plants themselves in addition to the unique combination of physical components that comprise the individual plants. If chemicals have memory, as systemic memory predicts, then chemists will need to study psychology too, and vice versa. That's because if molecules can learn, then chemists will have to study molecular learning just as psychologists study intellectual learning."
- Gary E. Schwartz and Linda G. S. Russek, The Living Energy Universe (Get the book.)

"The introduction of the plow set off a raft of other changes: Because the plow was more efficiently drawn by horses (once the horse collar was invented, anyway), farmers were obliged to plant oats as feed for them. Needing oats, they evolved a three-field crop-rotation system, replacing the "plant one and fallow the other" two-field system that had preceded it. With a three-field system, one field could be sown with wheat or rye in the fall, another with oats or barley in the spring, and the remainder left fallow, which represented a 50 percent efficiency gain."
- William Rosen, Justinian's Flea: The First Great Plague and the End of the Roman Empire (Get the book.)

"Flores y Hojas, frescas - plant parts used: 1., 2. Leaves and Stems, fresh; 3. Flowers and Leaves, fresh Administration: 1., 3. Oral; 2., 3. Topica - Administration: 1. Oral; 2., 3. Topical Preparation: 1. Hervir 1/2 taza de agua y 50g de Misha Galga por 3 minutos. Tomar frio, una sola vez. 2. Hervir 61 de agua con lOg de cada uno de: Misha Blanca, Misha Colambo, Misha Galga, Misha Morada, Misha Roja, Misha Rosada, Agua del Susto, Hierba del Gallinazo, Flor de Chocho y Toro Maique por 5 minutos. Recitar una oracion. Banar el paciente en la mezcla frotandolo con las hierbas."
- Rainer W. Bussmann and Douglas Sharon, Plants of the four winds - The magic and medicinal flora of Peru (Get the book.)

"The new polyphenol chapter gives greater recognition to the plant tannins, as well as including a more comprehensive review of the flavonoids—previously grouped with glycosides. Completion of the second edition would not have been possible without the encouragement and assistance of many individuals. Australia is fortunate to have herbalists of such high esteem as Denis and Ruth Stewart, Nick Burgess, Kerry Bone, Anne Cowper, David MacLeod, Robyn Kirby and Rob Santich. All have inspired and encouraged me throughout my career and I give them a big 'thank you'."
- Andrew Pengelly, The Constituents of Medicinal Plants: An Introduction to the Chemistry and Therapeutics of Herbal Medicine (Get the book.)

"The food we eat should come from the plant kingdom. It is the source of food that the body can utilize most efficiently. We are able to use minerals that have been processed through the plant kingdom because of the way the atoms or ions of these elements are bonded. Once the minerals become a part of the plant kingdom, the bonds are no longer strong; in fact, they become very weak. Elements in the plant kingdom are held together by easily broken covalent bonds. When we eat the plants, our bodies can snap apart the bonds of their nutrients."
- Hank Trisler, Fell's Official Know-It-All Guide No Bull Selling: Your Absolute, Quintessential, All You Wanted to Know, Complete Guide (Fell's Official Know-It-All Guides) (Get the book.)

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