Medicinal plants represent at moment the base of 50% of the world medicines. And I have to say that most of our medicine have come or have been inspired by the wonder of Nature in the last few thousands of years. Still today, many pharmaceutical industries have their “botanical scouts” spread around the world looking, especially in the tropical forests, for new medicinal plants to study, searching potential active botanical principles to help this ill world.
Nature, science and chemistry
As modern science progresses we like to enter more and more into the chemistry of plants splitting chemical chains, identifying chemical bonds and new molecular structures searching for the miraculous active ingredient to be then isolated and replicated in the lab, concentrating its power and making it available to people, thirsty of new drugs.
Often the only way medicinal plants are seen is the inner chemistry and the amount of active chemical compounds. However, what is missed is the quality of soil and environment, the way they are cultivated (if organically or conventional), the location and last, but not least, the expertise and care of the grower.
All these additional keys not only enhance the chemistry content but act also on a more energetic/vibrational level on the physic of the plant.
To better explain this subject one can compare a glass of water taken from a spring at high altitude with a glass of water taken from a tap in one of our cities: both are H2O with slightly different chemical content but anyone can notice the difference. The first is ‘vibrant’ and you can feel the life dancing in it, the second is flat and without any ‘feeling’ and too often the added taste of chemicals such as chlorine! A great and visual example of this is explained by Dr Masaru Emoto water crystal pictures. An obvious and incredible change appears in the microcrystalline structure of the water in connection with its quality, and even what it is exposed to such as music.
The vibrant taste or energy is the result of a physical element influencing its structure. This is applied to plants, fruit and any alive matter. The most obvious example is the look and taste of a freshly picked vegetable with a the same piece of vegetable picked prematurely and stored in the fridge for a week.
Well known are the studies on the growth on vines in Italy subject to classical music: they produce more fruit and are healthier.
But there is more: if a sound (vibrational element) can influence the plant, why can’t we influence them with our inner and positive attitude, our voice or our presence? Ultimately whatever we do or think (it depends of the intensity) produces a change in our body electro-magnetic field determining a change on the closest environment, including plants: the more positive we are the better for them! It is as a different plant food nutrient acting on the vibrational level.
This is why in the last 30 years I am more and more interested not only on the quality of medicinal plants (organic of course) but also on the way they are grown and who grows them. And yet if I cannot control 100% who is behind the plants I use in the lab, I can do my part to enhance their power and vibrational level. This is my alchemy: transforming matter in other matter, with the same appearance but of and different vibrational structure.
Of course you don't need to study alchemy or phyto-chemistry, but I am telling you that if you are gentle, intelligent, conscious, careful, with the wonderful world of the plants, you will receive back a lot, much more than you think. In using medicinal plants making skin care I apply the same principles and yet the same when I make up medicinal herbal treatments for my patients.
Herbal tea fusions for inner wellbeing
Many years ago, working in a detox centre, I noticed that most herbs given internally were acting directly and indirectly on the skin via complex reaction. There was a sort of recall from the inside and the outside. I use herbal extraction (with organic oils) in my skincare and ointments ranges which work with the skin to nourish, soothe and replenish; Recently I have developed a selection of herbal tea fusions to complement these working on a synergistic level. Both products work for inner and outer health/wellbeing with the purpose of re-awakening your inner beauty.
But to drink a herbal tea must be firstly a pleasure and palate indulging experiences – to find time to sit and enjoy the warming and delicate flavour of each petal and herb is a must at least once daily, to stop the mind and concentrate on your feeling of wellness.
Dr Spiezia’s Herbal Tea Fusions available soon from www.inlightbeauty.co.uk