MOST EFFICIENT TO PROTECT YOUR LOVED ONES!
Why is there so much buzz about biblical oils used for the healing of the nations? It has been there for many centuries, the difference is, that this age brings with it the removal of the veil for revelation to fall upon the eyes of men.
Did you know that oiling the Belly button has many benefits? This isn’t something you will find in the latest magazine but they should. From dryness of the eyes, poor vision, chapped lips, weight loss, fertility, infections, glowing youthful skin, healthy hair, joint pain, and more, oiling your belly button can provide a ton of health benefits.
Since ancient times, people have searched for a fountain of youth, a way to heal all ailments and stay forever young. While archaeologists doubt there ever was a “fountain,” there exist ancient secrets to staying healthy. In almost every aspect of our lives, we seek evidence from the experts in their various fields regarding our day-to-day lives.
People in India have used the Ayurveda technique to promote wellness and vitality. The Ayurvedic system of medication is based on many centuries of experience in biblical practices brought by the magi which was handed down through out generations and is one of the oldest surviving healing systems in the world. According to Ayurveda, the human body is indeed engineered for a full five score years and more.
Oiling your belly button is an Ayurvedic practice. In Ayurveda, this is known as Nabhi Chikitsa. Nabhi means the belly button in Sanskrit. Ayurvedic experts practiced this method to get optimum relief from various ailments. They believe the belly button is a secret spot on the body that can effectively cure daily health problems. The belly button is the source of energy connected to other parts of the body; to the mouth, the skin and even to health concerns like menstrual cramps.
These days there seems to be a strong appeal in connecting with our ancient past, and that connection can be a major draw into the world of remedies. Knowing that countless generations have turned to the same healing properties is comforting, and even more so when we can connect it to Biblical Hebrew times and “prescriptions,” for lack of a better term. When the Author of Life writes a prescription, you take it! With that said, there are conflicting opinions on the topic of Biblical for Healing in the Bible.
Biblical healing oils are a component of botanical matter, evident with a simple walk through of a fragrant garden. The aromatic properties escape a rose with the brush of a hand. So there’s little question why or how the ancients would have noticed this and utilized it in some form. Oils themselves are discussed in ancient literature dating back thousands of years, with Rome known for its baths, territories of Greece for their perfumes, and anointing oils mentioned in the Hebrews.
Largely, these were extracts, with many writings indicating the use of olive oil and pressing the oil out. There are indications of crude distillation methods, though, with discoveries of clay-made distillery equipment not unlike our own. While these early distilled oils would have been closer to our modern methods, the idea of extracting, distilling, or otherwise capturing and using the fragrant component of a plant is of old is printed in history.
Modern Use of Biblical Oils
Decoding the Healing Oils of the Bible
No one will find your favorite blend listed alongside your favorite verse, but there are plenty of botanicals and oils listed in the Bible. Five healing oils of the Bible in particular have been singled out as potential essential healing oils or aromatic extracts and can even be purchased as such today! Unfortunately, and unsurprisingly, common names of the time are used rather than scientific names. Some, like frankincense, you probably have on your shelf, while others you might not even know how to pronounce. Which ones would you use?
Wondering why the cactus-like plant is here? Merriam-Webster has a similar thought, by highlighting aloe first as the tropical plant with a healing gel. But then, the bigger picture emerges: plural : the fragrant wood of an East Indian tree (Aquilaria agallocha) of the mezereon family When the Bible refers to aloes, it’s the aromatic extract (or mash) of a tree’s heartwood, used for healing and especially embalming. Old English borrowed the word, then applied it to the spiky plant we know now. The Bible lists aloe(s) as:
- A symbol of abundance and provision (Numbers 24:6)
- A perfume (Psalm 45:8, Proverbs 7:17)
- An incense (Song of Solomon 4:14)
- Burial ointment for Christ (John 19:39)
Unlike the herb senna, whose proper name begins with Cassia, the cassia of the Bible resembled our cinnamon more than anything. According to an etymology breakdown by BibleHub online, cassia is likely “the inner bark of Cinnamomum cassia, a plant growing in eastern Asia closely allied to that which yields the cinnamon of commerce. It is a fragrant, aromatic bark and was probably used in a powdered form.” The Bible lists cassia as:
- An anointing oil (Exodus 30:24)
- A perfume (Psalm 45:8)
- Precious commodities (Ezekiel 27:19)
Like cinnamon, Cinnamomum cassia is rich in cinnamaldehyde when derived from the bark. If C. cassia is not available, cinnamon essential healing oil would be a fair switch.
Mentioned most commonly as a burned wood for ceremonial purposes, cedarwood is associated with cleansing and purification. These majestic, ancient trees – likely the cedar of Lebanon (C. libani) – are still around today, and are a source of antioxidant essential healing oil. According to an analysis of both C. libani and the more commonly used C. atlantica. The Bible lists cedarwood as:
- A ceremonial tool for cleansing leprosy and (Leviticus 14, Numbers 19)
- A perfume (Psalm 45:8)
- A symbol of abundance and provision (Numbers 24:6, Psalm 92:12, Ezekiel 31:3)
- A symbol of security and stability (Song of Solomon 1:17; 8:9; Zechariah 11:2)
- The choice wood for building, trading and currency (referenced by several verses in 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 2 Chronicles, Ezra 3, Jeremiah 22, Ezekiel 17)
- Mentioned by Solomon in his proverbs and sacred writings (I Kings 4:34)
There are several uses of cedarwood oil. In the cleansing of the Leper… The oil extracted from the cedars of Lebanon was used to embalm the ancient Pharaohs of Egypt and modern scientists have demonstrated the antioxidant properties of the cedarwood oil.
Mostly mentioned as a companion to cedar, cypress is celebrated in the Scripture as a symbol of strength and security. One Bible dictionaries states this about Cypress (Hebrew word tirzah): “The Hebrew word is found only in (Isaiah 44:14) We are quite unable to assign any definite rendering to it. The true cypress is a native of the Taurus. The Hebrew word points to some tree with a hard grain, and this is all that can be positively said of it.” Most modern Bible translations, however, lists cypress several times as:
- The choice wood for building, trading and currency (referenced by several verses in 1 Kings, 2 Chronicles, Isaiah 41)
- A fragrant hardwood and symbol of security & stability (Isaiah 44:14)
- A symbol of prosperity (Isaiah 60:13, Hosea 14:8, Zechariah 11:2)
- The choice wood for weaponry (Nahum 2:3)
Cypress is the chosen translation likely due to the Mediterranean cypress (Cupressus sempervirens), an evergreen from which we derive an essential healing oil. Known simply as cypress oil, it is comprised largely of pinene and limonene and is an effective antibacterial essential healing oil. Whether this is the tree spoken of or anyone burned it for its fragrant release of oil remains to be seen.
If you know me at all, you know this is one of favorite oils because of all the research support its used as a natural healer. And if you know the Christmas story, you already know at least one place where frankincense is mentioned in the Bible. Elsewhere, in Exodus 30:34 and Revelation 18:13, frankincense is mentioned as part of incense for a priestly rite and as indication of wealth and prosperity in spice trade. The Bible lists frankincense as:
- A part of ceremonial offerings (Referenced several times in Leviticus 2, 5, 6, 24; Numbers 5, 1 Chronicles 9, Nehemiah 13)
- A holy ceremonial perfume (Exodus 30:34)
- A perfume (Song of Solomon 3:6; 4:6)
- A precious commodity – potential currency (Isaiah 60:6; Jeremiah 6:20; Revelations 18:13)
- The gifts of the Magi to the Christ child (Mathew 2:11)
As a healing remedy, frankincense oil is not only antimicrobial but also an immunostimulant. Could Yahuah Elohim have been protecting His priests (and Son!) through the use of frankincense?