In 1413, as the bubonic plague decimated France, thieves were arrested for robbing dead and dying plague victims, a crime punishable by burning alive. The judge offered them leniency for their terrible crimes if they would share the secret which enabled them to expose themselves to the plague without contracting it. The thieves explained that they were perfume makers and spice merchants who were unemployed due to the closure of France’s sea ports. They had prepared a special herbal infusion which they applied to their hands, ears, feet, masks, and temples and this protected them from infection. As promised, the judge did not burn the men alive…He hanged them instead. Soon after, plague doctors began to wear beak-like masks stuffed with absorbent material soaked in the Thieves’ blend to protect them from disease.
The Thieves’ original blend, containing vinegar and garlic, was known primarily as Vinaigre de Marseille. This formula was marketed by medical suppliers as the first line of defence for hundreds of years, and has been a staple of pestilent prevention in every plague since its formulation. The rise of the modern pharmacopeia saw this staple placed in the pages of forgotten history. Marseille’s Remedy is the most traditional concentrated form of this time- honoured recipe. Its applications are numerous, as a treatment for all of life’s hygienic needs.
A Powerful, Versatile Remedy
Marseille’s Remedy is an all-natural blend of five pure, high-grade, therapeutic essential oils used to improve wellness, health, and vitality. It consists of the organic, steam-distilled oils of Cinnamon, Clove, Eucalyptus and Rosemary, plus the true cold-pressed oil of Lemon. These are sourced from Sri Lanka (the first two), Australia, France and Italy, respectively. This authentic blend naturally balances, safeguards, and synergizes (or strengthens) the healing properties of various essential oil constituents.
It can be mixed with any carrier oil for topical use, vinegar or soap for cleaning, baking soda for teeth, or used directly in a diffuser to purify air.
Its applications and usages are many, and when applied correctly, Marseille’s Remedy is a very effective antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral treatment.
We have received many happy testimonials from customers, including in successfully treating acne, boils, warts, cold sores, and colds/coughs amongst their families, to refreshing indoor air quality, eliminating their pet’s fleas, or wiping out surface molds, among others.
- Clears phlegm and congested airways
- Relieves inflammation due to sprain/strain/rheumatoid arthritis
- Antispasmodic for symptomatic relief of digestive discomfort
- Eliminates airborne pathogens and foul odours
- Antifungal: Feet, hands, scalp, and mold remediation
- Use as hand sanitizer or all-purpose cleaner
- Can aid in the treatment and prevention of topical infectious ailments
- Deters mites, lice, worms, fleas, and mosquitoes
- Topical: Combine 2 drops of Marseilles Remedy with 40 drops of carrier oil, and massage into skin, muscles, or joints.
- Direct Inhalation: For cough and cold, apply 2 to 6 drops undiluted product to a handkerchief/tissue and inhale. Alternatively, diffuse in boiling water or in an essential oil diffuser.
- Household: Mix with soapy water, or diluted vinegar, to clean, and sanitize. Use undiluted to remediate mold around the house, or deter pests.
The Balm is like having a popular muscle rub product combined with the favorite leading chest rub, merged into one effective and all-natural ointment. It contains over 50% of the Marseille’s Thieves’ Oil blend, plus some grapeseed oil and beeswax for pleasant texture, plus a warming natural camphor, and a soothing, deeply penetrating natural menthol (peppermint oil compound).
The balm is effective for many of the aforementioned uses, but also can “stick” longer to the skin, so is better suited for continual topical treatments, such as in respiratory disorders, or for joint or muscle aches or injury areas.
Some parents have reported how quickly it acted as an expectorant to help expel their child’s chest cold, and many clients have had success treating symptoms of back or other body pain. Recurrent daily use can help the body modulate the inflammatory response, and resolve conditions more easily.
Since Marseille’s Remedy is a concentrated, undiluted pure blend, use responsibly. Avoid contact with eyes, membranes, or other sensitive body areas. Read label before using.
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Discover how Children’s Omega-3 can help your child realize their full potential.
Our sugar-free Children’sOmega-3 contains the ideal ratio of 100 mg EPA to 50 mg DHA per softgel, with a subtle burst of natural lemon flavour. Omega3 fatty acids are crucial for childhood brain development which lays the foundation for learning, behaviour, attention span, mental focus, and mood.
Studies have also shown omega-3 fatty acid to be effective for treatment of childhood ADHD. Premium fish-oil supplementation is also a healthy, side effect–free alternative to prescription stimulants (methylphenidate) in the development and maintenance of ongoing mental health from childhood through adolescence.
New Roots Herbal’s Children’sOmega-3 is sourced from deep sea–dwelling sardines and anchovies. They’re tested for purity and potency, as well as for freedom from heavy-metal contamination in our industry-leading analytical laboratory.
Discover how Children’s Omega-3 can help your child realize their full potential.
Omega-3 fatty acids are critical to the optimal development of the nervous system in childhood. These essential fatty acids fuel vigorous brain function, crucial for learning and behavioural development, nervous system integrity, and providing nourishment for healthy eyes. They also establish and maintain the network of veins and capillaries that lay the foundation for a lifetime of cardiovascular and mental wellbeing.
New Roots Herbal’s Children’sOmega-3 chewable softgels deliver the perfect balance of 100 mg of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and 50 mg of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), naturally sweetened with stevia and a subtle burst of natural lemon flavour. Softgels are the ideal form of dosage to preserve the potency and therapeutic benefits of omega-3 fatty acids from oxidation. EPA is arguably the most important single agent for promoting optimal mental focus, memory, concentration, and mood, in both adults and children. Studies have shown that EPA-rich omega-3 supplements can reduce ADHD traits, and even reverse criteria for the diagnosis of ADHD, in a considerable percentage of children. Collective data from a 2011 systematic review and meta-analysis of 10 trials of 660 children showed a significant difference with omega-3 fatty acid treatment, and higher doses of EPA rather than DHA within the omega-3 fatty acids supplements were significantly associated with increased effectiveness in treating ADHD symptoms. Based on the strength of this data, a high-EPA fish oil with a minimum 2:1 ratio of EPA:DHA is needed to impact parameters related to mental focus, memory, and concentration. Studies show that a good dose of EPA for children is between 400 and 600 mg per day. A large concentration of omega-3 fatty acids is essential for nerve cell synapses (communication); a deficiency of these critical fatty acids can be a root cause for a host of cognitive disorders. Premium fish oil supplementation also represents a healthy alternative to prescription stimulants (methylphenidate) for the development and maintenance of ongoing mental health. Our Children’s Omega-3 chewable softgels are a healthy way to lay the foundation of sound cognitive function during the formative years of childhood and adolescence.
New Roots Herbal’s premium fish oil is sourced from wild, deep sea–dwelling sardines and anchovies. It is tested for purity, potency, and for freedom from heavy metal contamination in our industry leading analytical laboratory.
Red Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum), commonly known as Ling Zhi in Chinese, is a herbal mushroom known to have miraculous health benefits.
So what’s so good about red reishi?
- It is non-toxic and can be taken daily without any side effects
- When it is taken regularly, it can restore the body to its natural state, enabling all organs to function normally
- Immune modulator – it regulates and fine tunes the immune system
What are the benefits of Reishi?
Red Reishi improves liver function
Red Reishi is primarily composed of complex carbohydrates called water-soluble polysaccharides, triterpeniods, proteins and amino acids. Researchers have identified that water-soluble polysaccharides are the most active element found in Red Reishi that have anti-tumour, immune modulating and blood pressure lowering effects.
Another major active ingredient found in Red Reishi are triterpenes , called ganoderic acids. Preliminary studies indicated that ganoderic acids help alleviate common allergies by inhibiting histamine release, improve oxygen utilization and improve liver functions. Triterpenes are bitter in taste and the level of the triterpene content contained in a product can be determined by the bitterness.
Red Reishi enhance our body’s immune system
Regular consumption of red Reishi can enhance our body’s immune system and improve blood circulation, thus improving better health conditions. Generally, Reishi is recommended as an adaptogen, immune modulator, and a general tonic. Red Reishi is also used to help treat anxiety, high blood pressure, hepatitis, bronchitis, insomnia, and asthma.
Is there any evidence?
A considerable number of studies in Japan , China , USA , and the UK in the past 30 years have shown that the consumption of red Reishi has been linked to the treatment of a vast range of diseases, common ailments, and conditions. From asthma to zoster, the applications of red Reishi seem to be related to a multitude of body organs and systems.
However, most of the scientific research that has been conducted appears to strongly support red Reishi’s role as a normalizing substance – a nutritional supplement that can yield medical benefits through its normalization and regulation of the body’s organs and functions.
The role of Red Reishi in maintaining a healthy lifestyle can best be explained through the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) point of view because none of the known active components taken alone is as more effective than the consumption of Reishi itself. Whereas Western medicine focuses on the “cure” after the disease has already occurred, TCM, established through over 2,000 years of human observation, focuses on disease prevention by sustaining the right balance within the body through proper nutrition, exercise, and meditation. Reishi is an important adaptogenic herb in TCM in helping the body maintain this balance and also restore the balance when one is sick.
Gleaned from: http://www.reishi.com/what-is-reishi.htm