Essential oils of Ecuador – Palo Santo

Welcome back !!! And a Happy New Year to you all.

We have a lot of great information to share with you in the coming weeks. We mentioned in our last post, that Gary Young had given a conference call covering topics such as cancer, hormonal inbalances and yeast infections. More recently he gave a conference call talking about Palo Santo and the blend RutaVala.

Palo Santo (Bursera graveolens) and Ruta (Ruta graveolens), one of the constituent oils of Rutavala, are both harvested and distilled in Ecuador. So we thought this would be a great opportunity for us to introduce you to the essential oils of Ecuador.

Bursera graveolens

The Frankincense of Ecuador

Palo Santo (which means “Holy Wood”) has many similarities to Frankincense and is used in a similar fashion by the peoples of Ecuador and Peru. Like Frankincense it’s considered a spiritual oil, and the locals use it to drive away negative energies.

Its constituents are similar but Palo Santo has a much higher level of limonene (55-65%), and is high in 1.8 Cineole and Carvacrol. What does that mean for you and me? Palo Santo has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumoral and immune-stimulating qualities.

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Sulfurzyme for Arthritis, Allergies, and Pain

Do you know someone who suffers the debilitating pain of osteoarthritis? What about asthma, allergies, rheumatism, tendonitis, fibromyalgia, poor nail and hair growth, eczema, dermatitis, acne, gout, bursitis, scleroderma, lupus, constipation, impaired mental faculties, low libido? These are all possible signs of sulfur deficiency. And if so, Sulfurzyme, with a key ingredient – MSM – is going to be of interest to you. I mentioned Sulfurzyme in our previous article on nutritional balance. I’ve also mentioned MSM in previous articles on essential oils for skin and hair. We’ll come back to these shortly.

So What is MSM?

MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) is a sulfur bearing compound found widely in nature (fresh fruit, vegetables, milk,fish and grains), and it’s an excellent source of nutritional sulfur which according to researchers Ronald Lawrence, Ph.D., M.D., and Stanley Jacob, M.D., has helped hundreds of patients.

In their book, The Miracle of MSM: The Natural solution for pain (1999), Lawrence and Jacob have compiled research showing that MSM is a safe, natural solution for back pain, tendonitis, chronic headaches, fibromyalgia, rheumatism, arthritis, athletic injuries, muscle spasms, asthma, and allergies. One example of a patient they helped treat with MSM was a 70- year-old woman who was suffering from severe arthritis. Using MSM this woman was actually able to postpone the need for a double knee replacement. After only two months on MSM, she was walking again with much less pain and stiffness. And MSM users haven’t experienced side effects such as fluid retention and immune suppression, that they might have with something like cortisone.

Stanley Jacobs goes as far as to say that there may be no better or safer non-surgical back pain therapy than MSM. [1] Jacob said: “I have seen several hundred patients for back pain secondary to osteoarthritis, disc degeneration, spinal misalignments, or accidents. For such painrelated conditions, MSM is usually beneficial.” Another chiropractor, Richard Shaefer of Wheeling, Illinois backed this up, saying: “I have been recommending MSM for more than six months. The results have been excellent. I consistently see major reduction in pain and inflammation in arthritic joints, along with improved range of motion. I can’t think of a single individual who isn’t getting some kind of positive effect.” [2]

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