BIBLE HERB QUOTES | Natures Medicine by Richard Lucas | Published in 1934 | Foreword by Harry Benjamin.
Quotes from Richard Lucas’s Natures Medicines, published in 1934.
All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad. - Psalms 45:8.
Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered? Jer.8:22. Go up into Gilead, and take balm, O virgin, the daughter of Egypt: in vain shall thou use many medicines; for thou shalt not be cured. - Jer. 46:11.
And Isaiah said, Take a lump of figs. And they took it and laid it on the boil, and he recovered.- 2 Kings 20:7
Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the briar shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the Lord for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off. -Isa. 55:13.
Then the Lord said unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they walk in my law, or no.-Ex.16:4 And when the children of Isreal saw it, they said one to another ,It is manna: for they wist not what it was.-Ex16:15
Song of Solomon, Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; campfire, with spikenard, Spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief pieces:-S.S.4:13, 14.
When the lord appeared to Solomon in a dreamland told him to ask whatever he desired, Solomon requested an understanding heart. This greatly pleased the Lord and He replied: Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee. -I Ki. 3:12
… and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. -Rev.22:2.
We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlic: - Numbers:11:5.
…and the vine do yield their strength.
And I will raise up for them a plant of renown. -Ezx. 34:29.
A bundle of myrrh is my well-beloved unto me. -S.S 1:13.
…and give us seed, that we may live, and not die, that the land be not desolate. - Gen.47:19.
He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man:-Psalms 104:14.
Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.-St.John4:48.
For the tree of the field is the man’s life -Deu. 20:19
My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; -Pro.8:19.
…even as the green herb have I given you all things.-Gen.9:3.
They traded in thy market wheat of Minith, and Pan-nag and honey, and oil, and balm.- Ezek.27:17
Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s; -Psalms 103:5.
I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool.- Dan.7:9
And the art brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. -Gen.1:12.
Biochemical research helps us to appreciate the high value placed on plant medicine from the earliest periods of time. Nature has not lost her friendly touch and is demonstrating to us, just as she has demonstrated to former generations ,the medicinal power of natural or herbal drugs. In fact, due to the combined efforts of our medical teams and their laboratory methods of plant analysis and experimentation, we of the present age may expect the botanicals to do much more for us than they did for our forefathers.
In the book, Natures Remedies published in 1934, this timely bit of information was cited:
Back to Grandmas medicine chest. This was the keynote of an address by Dr. Ivor Griffith, of the faculty of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science recently delivered before the New Jersey State Pharmaceutical Association. He says:
‘’ No one can convince me that grandmother’s fresh drug infusions or old-fashioned teas of garden herbs had no special value. Too much neglected have been sage and chamomile, honest and mullein, bitter apple and horse nettles, plantain and heal-all, liverwort and tansy, pumpkin seeds and mallow and a host of other herbs that have served the country for centuries with their ministrations. ‘’A host of drugs deserving a better destiny lie prematurely buried. In a mad scramble to squeeze out of the coal tar barrel every available virtue, research has neglected the botanicals. There is a myriad of plant antidotes to pain waiting for proper appraisal. It is high time for a botanical renaissance.’’
Are we now entering that botanical renaissance called for by Dr. Griffith over 30 years ago? Every indication points to the fact that we are, as numerous medicines derived from plants are gradually achieving an honored place among the material media of modern man. As time goes by their number will undoubtedly increase, and from the many facts existing it does not seem unreasonable to speculate that in the future, freedom from every disease may possibly be found in the healing agents of the plant kingdom.
Herbs that Condition and Beautify the Hair, from Natures medicine. Chapter XV. Richard Lucas. Library of Congress Catalog #: 66-17159.
I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool. - dan. 7:9
Herbs have been used for thousands of years for conditioning and beautifying the hair. Manu famous and beautiful woman of the pastdevelioed their own herbal hair formulas and guarded these secretes jealously.
Phillipine natives steep a few slices of aloe blades int he cold water and thiis preparation is used on the hard as a tonic.
This is also highly valued as a harir condition bt the natives of Java and Malaya. The Balinese, noted for their shimmering black hair condition it by was hinging herbal preparations, concluding truth the application of coconut oil to which has been added the aromatic fragrance of yang - yang flowers.
Saffron was used by the ladies of the court during the reign of Henry VIII to give a reddish tone to their hair. As this herb was extremely expensive, those who could not afford it’s virtues used the yellow marigold flowers as a substitute.
An old herbal states: ‘’An infusion of mullein leaves was used by the Roman ladies to tinge their tresses of the golden color so much admired in Italy: and now in Germainy wash made from mullein flowers is highly valued.”
Centuries later, it was a popular custom for Italian ladies aromatic vinegars, and allowing the sun to dry it. This process was repeated several times.
In certain Oriental countries, the use of herbal hair dyes seems to be almost universal. In Persia, the hair remains black from childhood to old age, due to use of such dyes.
For Normal Hair,
1. Fill a container with water and bring to a boil. When the water boils, add a heaping teaspoonful of each of the following herbs: nettle, sage, maiden hair, southernwood, and peach leaves. Allow to simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Strain, and add shavings of castile soap while the liquid is still warm enough to dissolve them.
2.Another method is to place one cup of camomile blossoms in one quart of water. Simmer for 10 minutes. Strain, and add one ounce of castile soap shavings.
1. To one quart of white vinegar, add 1/2 ounce of each of the following herbs: rosemary, marjoram, and lavender flowers, with just a pinch of ground cloves. Allow to steep for a week or ten days, then strain though a fine cloth. Proportions may be changed according to your own desire. You may also add to this recipe cut orris root and/or calamus.
2.A very fine or delicately scented vinegary be made with the fresh flowers of roses, clove-pink, and orange, or the dried flowers of lavender or elder.
If more strength is desired, oils may be added to the vinegar which has been steeped with herbs. Two or three drops of the essential oils of rosemary, bergamot, lavender, etc., to one quart of the prepared vinegar is generally sufficient. You may select your own aromatic herbs and oils. Many beautiful women in the past created wonderful recipes by blending together various botanicals of their own choice. These had the added attraction of being uniquely individualized, dressing up the personality as well as the hair.