I recently had a lipid panel drawn and was curious as to what it all means. Here is an article I came across . Hope it helps.
Isaiah 38:21 – For Isaiah had said, Let them take a lump of figs, and lay [it] for a plaster upon the boil, and he shall recover.
Figs are an amazing fruit. I planted a fig tree in my back yard 3 years ago and I am amazed by the way it survives the harsh winters here in southwest PA. My fig tree started producing figs the very first year and every year it gets bigger with more delicious fruit. There is no comparison to eating fresh figs straight from the tree.
Health benefits of figs:
Internal use of figs :
External use of figs:
A tea made from fresh fig leaves lowers insulin levels. Individuals with diabetes should take the fig leaf remedy with breakfast to receive full benefits throughout the day. The fig leaf remedy also protects cardiovascular health by lowering triglyceride levels in the bloodstream. Other reported benefits of fig leaf tea includes lowering blood pressure.
You can make stuffed fig leaves, wrap fig leaves around fish for grilling and drop into your favorite soup for an interesting flavor. For more fig recipes got to the figfest website. Who centers whole celebrations around cooking figs and their leaves.
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Until later your friend Bill
Warning, do not take internally!
Tired of commercial detergents which contain contain chemical surfactants,? Some of which (such as 1,2-Dioxane have been shown to be carcinogenic and volatile. But soap berries (AKA Soap Nuts) are all-natural and have been used for centuries around the world.
Soap Berries contain saponin which are a class of chemical compounds found in particular abundance in various plant species. More specifically, they are amphipathic glycosides grouped phenomenologically by the soap-like foaming they produce when shaken in aqueous solutions, and structurally by having one or more hydrophilic glycoside moieties combined with a lipophilic triterpene derivative.. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
You can dry out the soap berries place six of them in a muslin bag and toss in washer.( It can be reused approx six times.
You can also crush the dried Soap Berries into a fine powder and mix with water. Use this to replace all your store bought detergents, shampoos, soaps and scouring powders which are toxic.
How to Grow Soap Berries:
The soap nut tree (Sapindus Mukorossi) gets very large.
and must be grown in frost free climates. It takes about ten years for it to produce fruit from seed. An alternative would be to buy online or your local health store. You would be surprised how much money you would save verse store bought cleaners.
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Hyssop (Aka Hyssopus officinalis):
Psalms 51:7 – Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Hyssop is used for digestive and intestinal problems including liver and gallbladder conditions, intestinal pain, intestinal gas, colic, and loss of appetite. It is also used for respiratory problems including coughs, the common cold, respiratory infections, sore throat, and asthma.
In foods, hyssop oil and extract are used as a flavoring.
In manufacturing, hyssop oil is used as a fragrance in soaps and cosmetics.
How to use:
Make a Tea
Hyssop leaves have been used for centuries in teas. Hyssop tea has a lot of antibiotic properties which are produced from the leaves it’s made from, so drinking it may be a sure way to slow down and stop the growths of harmful bacteria in the body. The flavonoids present in it also have many antibiotic qualities to it which make it useful in helping to treat internal infections in the body such as throat and nasal infections.
Hyssop can be used for colds and flu’s. Hyssop is an expectorant so it will relieve congestion. Take 2 teaspoons twice a day.
Hyssop has proven itself as a beneficial antiseptic since it has the ability to help heal cuts and bruises when applied topically. Its antibacterial properties can also help prevent any open wounds from getting infected. This property also makes it useful in treating certain types of fungus on the skin as well. Some also claim that regular usage can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and offer relief for pain and swelling.
How to Grow Hyssop:
Hyssop can be started in containers, indoors or outdoors. If you plant in a container make sure the pot is deep enough to accommodate a large root system. Sow seeds indoors or directly in the garden in early spring. Hyssop prefers full sun to partial shade with a well drained, even dry, soil. You can amend soil with organic matter. Sow seeds just beneath the surface, approximately ¼-inch deep. Germination generally takes between 14 and 21 days, but can take as long as a month, so be patient. Transplant if sown indoors after all threat of frost has passed. Space between 6 inches and 12 inches apart.
Did you know?
On the cross Jesus was given a mixture of gall extended with a hyssop branch.
Hope this helps. Until Later your friend Bill