Healing in Their Leaves
by Dina Sleiman
- Ezekiel 47:12
4 Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. 5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.
I believe that Christ came to redeem us, to heal us, and to make us whole in spirit, soul, and body. I have experienced supernatural healing, both in my own body and in others for whom I have prayed. I believe healing can come in many different forms, though, or through a combination of factors: 1) laying on of hands, 2) the prayer of faith, 3) forgiving an offense, 4) breaking a generational curse, 5) battling an attack from the enemy, 6) repenting of a sin, 7) words of wisdom, 8) doctors and medicines, 9) lifestyle changes, 10) nutrition, 11) natural remedies. I imagine there are more.
Of course there are entire books dedicated to the subject of herbs, but here are a few of my favorite natural remedies that I often use.
Lavender – tea or essential oil - removes nervous tension, relieves pain, enhances blood circulation
Chamomile – tea or tablets – calms nerves, promotes sleep, reduces anxiety and muscle twitches, good for stomach issues
Cranberry – juice without sugar – excellent for clearing urinary tract infections
Ginger – tablets - aids digestion, helps stomach ailments, reduces naseau, reduces inflammation
Red Rice Yeast – stabilized tablets – reduces cholesterol
Aloe Vera – gel from leaves – soothes burns and insect bites
Garlic – oil – for infections such as sinus and ear
Echinachea – liquid or pills – for colds and fevers
Homeopathic Rice Packs – hot for relaxation, cold for injuries and swelling