Looking forward to Lymphatic Massage

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Maya & Ed of Ital Acres on Wild Herbs

Invasive Plants to the Rescue! Some ‘invasives’ that can be helpful in these times.

Not medical advice; Compassionate Plant and People Advocates, we do NOT treat or diagnose.

Known as invasive plant medicine – instead of viewing certain plants as a ‘pain in the butt’ or ‘invasive’ we could re-frame the issue as benevolent, sentient beings offering themselves up freely en masse for our very inflamed and dis-ease ridden society.
Here is a short list of some powerful ‘invasive plants’ that are sure to exist near you (in this region), also included is the part of the plant used and how they may help with current situation:

Japanese Knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum) – root – antiviral for SARS group viruses, highly protective of lymphatic endothelial integrity, interferes with cellular invasion of pathogens, and damaging impacts of cytokines, inflammatory damage/stopping clotting, inhibits JNK, helps quiet STING-initiated, overactive IFN activity, reducing overall systemic inflammation, useful for treating pulmonary problems associated with covid, downregulates MMP-9/inflammation pathways, blocks viral attachment to ACE2, can be helpful with shortness of breath, fibrosis (scarring), numbness, carpal tunnel, angina, palpitations, immune, Lyme

Elder – (Sambucus spp.) – flowers, berries, leaf, stems, twigs, bark, root – Elderberry is an effective anti-viral and immune booster with widespread popularity. The berries are the part most widely known and used, though the least anti-viral. The leaves, stems, bark, and root have all been used medicinally and Stephen Buhner believes they are all more potently anti-viral than the berries and flowers. Many people, with great success, have relied heavily on Elderberry syrup alone as an immune booster over the years. Elder helps block ACE2 viral attachment, helps inhibit TNF-a, keeps organ functioning healthy, helps increase T Cell counts. Helpful with fever, flu, cough. Oil extract of leaves good for traumatic injures/sports injuries/wounds/burns.
“The leaves and bark are far more potent anti-virals than the berries or flowers. I would not suggest the berries for use in treating this pathogen; they are not, in my opinion, strong enough. To make a decocted elder leaf tincture: Boil four ounces of dried elder leaf (two ounces if fresh) in two quarts water until it is reduced by half. Cool, strain, then measure the amount of liquid left. To this add 25% pure grain alcohol. If your state will not allow you to buy pure grain alcohol (which is 95% alcohol) then after you cool and strain the liquid, put it in the pot again and reduce it once more by half. Let it cool again and then measure and add to it the same amount of 40% to 50% vodka. Hopefully, someone will begin making this commercially soon.” Stephen H. Buhner (Since February of this year, our Elder tinctures are made this way, and we add berry and flower tincture to it for potent whole plant tincture.)

Kudzu (Puearia lobata) – root – upregulates ACE2, increase ACE2 presence, protect lungs from injury, downregulates overactive cytokines, stimulates DC maturation for generation of active T Cells, antiviral for SARS viruses. A very important, multi-dimensional herb for covid infections.

Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) – inhibits JNK, helps quiet STING-initiated, overactive IFN activity, reducing overall systemic inflammation, useful for treating pulmonary problems associated with covid, effective antiviral for SARS group viruses, can help inhibit/reduce/repair fibrosis (scarring), also for colds, fever, flu, dysentery, TB, bronchitis

Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima) – inner bark (peels off easily under thin outer bark) – inhibits JNK, helps quiet STING-initiated, overactive IFN activity, reducing overall systemic inflammation, helps with diarrhea, bronchial dilator, anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrotic (esp in lungs), anti-asthmatic, antiviral, antioxidant, anti-malarial, anti-microbial, antimycotic (anti-fungal); helps with shortness of breath

Blackberry Root – Diarrhea, Strong decoction: put one to two
ounces of the root in two quarts of water. Bring to boil, simmer until liquid is reduced to half.
Cool and then consume during the day. Repeat every day until diarrhea is under control. Note:
This should also help control any bleeding that is occurring.

Autumn Olive – Berries – maybe not specific to corona, but these abundantly free ‘nuisance’ berries are high in Vitamin C, shown to be helpful in disease preventing and treating covid patients, and become available for harvest just before onset of flu season.

A few other plants that can be found in the wild that can be useful in these times:
Angelica, Mullein, Horsetail, Holly, Gravel Root, Dandelion, Agrimony/Cinquefoil, Boneset, Nettle, Cleavers, Hawthorn, Lobelia, Red Clover, Melilot
Sources: Stephen Harrod Buhner, Plant-Based Interventions for Coronavirus (SARS-COV-2)
Not medical advice. We do not treat or diagnose. “Sadly, despite a senior white house official touting unproven remedies (injecting or drinking bleach?) that are seriously dangerous, the government has made looking at herbal companies who make COVID products a priority. Thus, companies who are making up these blends have become, let us say, shy.” Buhner

Stay healthy, Stay strong and courageous, Empower yourself, Release the Fear. Spread Peace & Love.
Infinite Blessings, Infinite Happiness, Infinite Joy, Infinite Health, Infinite Light, Infinite Gratitude, Infinite Being, Infinite Love. One Perfect Love. Ed & Maya, I-TAL Acres

My friend Chris wrote in disability fear in these days of Covid

I have recently’finally’ started writing again—at this point just snippets of thoughts as they come to m, in a flurry, as my hands and fingers (praise God) are won’t to allow me to do from time to time) it seems when I pound the keyboard, as if in anger, enough neural connection, at times comes through to get words down which is a new experience for me — though it’s hard to keep up such emotion just to communicate. Recently, I was moved enough by the experience of COVID19 and how I saw it playing out in other people’s lives that I felt spurred on to make a connection between what I knew everyday and how I wished I could help people grow. The following is part of what I wrote. It is my description of disability. Then, the article attached is similar, perhaps, it too, can help someone. I look forward to sharing more fully in the lives of people I encounter and hope this experience makes sharing mine more palatable to others. Please share if moved to do so.

Best Always & To Your Health & Joy,

Chris

…If COVID19 has changed your life or inconvenienced you I hope you read the article below and consider what it means to have a shared humanity. I wish no person ever had to experience what we know; but I welcome you to the hope of holding on; and pray endurance holds on the days you need it and grace most. With COVID-19 clearly a new point of reference, people are ready for such a message from one such as I, an individual with infantile Cerebral Palsy with acquired Quadriplegia Incomplete C2 spinal cord injury;because the entire world is subject to subordination of self-interests. By virtue of circumstance, people not only know fear, they must wear it — just like the masks shielding face from germ; they wear the aura of their own unknowingness. They squirm, uncomfortable, waiting for answers and solutions that are not theirs just for the taking; feeling for the first time, perhaps, the squeeze of acquiescence, branding them and directing the trajectory of their outcome; shifting their heartsong as Maslow winks; and they move from self-actualization to survival; as Children of a Lesser God, are wont to do: North winds blow and ice doth freeze, opportunity. The Space of Disability belongs to everyone. Some just know it sooner. It’s Fear’s reflection averted; Hope’s brilliance razing. It’s Anger’s rage plowing down what the mind cannot contain. It’s Ignorance’s apathy and the mock of never having known. It’s Sorrow’s solitude and longing, seeking peace.
It’s yesterday’s possibility become true (for a time); (or not); and, today being about peeing more than being, climbing being a stair not a ladder, Giving “thanks” for dressing; nor dressing for Thanksgiving. It’s raw, uncensored, guttural, real, gutsy, resilient, determined; but still… hating the have to, the do-it-anyway, the never a moment free of yourself. It’s the glisten shining in every eye that cares, dares, tears you down or builds you up in the “Imagining of You as Themselves”: “deer in the headlight, swearving to miss, thud, close the eyes, what the Hell, did I hit?” It hit me. . . . (and), well,”Bambi is sweet, poor little one”, “Where’s my 12-gauge, It’s a five- point buck; It’s I don’t like venison; it’s the dent on the car, It’s everything and anything; it’s how the night changed; it’s the cop and ticket, the blood on the grate. It’s nature invaded, habitat gone, seeking nutrition, a pasture, a home. It’s beauty in dusk’s perfect glow. It’s the babies calling splendorous Doe. It’s thae moment you watch and take a deep breath — you stopped on a dime; and all you have left. It’s the “Thank God” moment; the job you still have, the baby the carseat, the mother the wife, the father, the brother the husband — the knife that went through heart invisible pure, woke you up, and set you back; but didn’t go through… and was gone; but you weren’t. It’s the air you breathe, the big EX-hale, mercy, grace, the Holy Grail. It’s the surrender, the gaining, the trust, the thrill of redemption knowing He paid the cost, it’s the freedom — the knowing of truth, the way you can move in and out of this world. It’s the aching and arching, the push and the pull, the seeking for answers, facts unknown. It’s the cut of the ribbon at the end of the race long since over; but you kept a pace all your own — It’s the finish, The Finish, The Start, and the stop; the detours and road-blocks, the road that was not, It’s the line ine the middle, no-passing lane; the kid on the bike there in the way; it’s the curb you tipped over on; the light you ran through; the bird shit that landed; the sky open wide; the grandma on Sunday knitting rocker swinging; and why… there’s no one out there who isn’t like me; We’ve all ran a mile; sat in a tree; fought a battle, whistled a tune, wished on a star, howled at the moon. We all, in a moment, must face ourselves, no matter we chose to or what kind of hell we get into. When the moment comes, the quiet Only Me Wind… That is the moment … You’ll be my Friend. Welcome There’s NO Disability Here, Just people… in the land of the real… and I like you.

Should you ever doubt the dawning of a new day; and your capacity to meet it, unpack the noise around you, strip your life of all except the you that must be faced in the mirror and for a moment, a day, whatever it takes welcome yourself to the space of your own self love. Then, and only then can you brace yourself in the headwinds, become one with the tides of life, and read the color of the sky— for we do not exist in a vacuum; and cannot avoid difficulty; but we can be cleansed in tears, and heartened in laughter; even as we are strengthened by the mere moving forward. and knowingness that comes from self- reflection and sharing a moment or season with others. Coming to terms with For me embracing Self have solitude wing casting off loneliness; it was to give and need no reply, to experience in the moment not in the what if; and to dare go where only faith could reside because answers lay beyond the grasp of soul or mind, except to meet fear and no longer let it take up rent space in my head. Am I there yet? The question speaks its own answer… or does it?

May your questions find answers and peace reign in your hearts.

Welcome to my World. It’s not so bad; you learn what matters quickly; maybe, in the learning and living we’re the lucky ones.

🌷C

https://themighty.com/2020/07/anticipatory-fear-disability-covid-19/

New study finds 45,000 deaths annually linked to lack of health coverage – Harvard Gazette

I’m betting it’s much higher , much higher ..

Nearly 45,000 annual deaths are associated with lack of health insurance, according to a new study published online today by the American Journal of Public …
— Read on news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2009/09/new-study-finds-45000-deaths-annually-linked-to-lack-of-health-coverage/

New study finds 45,000 deaths annually linked to lack of health coverage – Harvard Gazette

I’m betting it’s much higher , sadly the US Corp

medicine has failed in healing , and bankrupting

folks …

Nearly 45,000 annual deaths are associated with lack of health insurance, according to a new study published online today by the American Journal of Public …
— Read on news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2009/09/new-study-finds-45000-deaths-annually-linked-to-lack-of-health-coverage/