Heal with color
It has long been known that colors have a powerful and diverse effect on the human body. One color can arouse, another – soothe, the third – to relax, the fourth – to promote concentration. Based on this, in herbal medicine for the treatment of various diseases, plants of a certain color are used.
Red color, for example, warms, accelerates energy through the body. It can be used to treat skin diseases, circulatory diseases, and relieve inflammatory processes. For this purpose, meadow clover (red), digitalis, carrots (root), hoofed grass (flowers), lily of the valley berries, mountain ash and viburnum, adonis are suitable.
Orange and yellow colors enhance the regeneration of skin and tissues, heal ulcers, stimulate the liver, kidneys, stomach, reduce acidity in the body, and help restore the reproductive functions of the pelvic organs. Calendula (marigolds), St. John’s wort (though its reception is limited, since the plant is poisonous), dandelion, gold rod (perfectly dissolves stones and sand in the kidneys and bladder), galangal, pumpkin (pulp, seeds), tansy will cope with such a task (flowers), bedstraw, clover, succession.
Green color strengthens muscles, gives lightness to the body, normalizes metabolism, soothes pain and nerves, stabilizes blood pressure, and also eliminates pain in muscles, back, legs. Here, the most widely used are the leaves of wild strawberries, nettles, blackberries and bones, cuffs (2-3 fresh leaves should be eaten daily to lower blood sugar), mint leaves, fireweed, blackcurrant, aspen, birch, alder, knotweed grass.
Blue, blue, violet colors are associated with respiratory diseases, colds, diseases of the endocrine system, eyes, nasopharynx and ears. These colors soothe, have analgesic and healing effects, reduce high body temperature and heal long-term headaches.
Such healing plants include motherwort, cyanosis blue, meadow forget-me-not, tricolor violet, bluebell, sage, thyme, valerian root, as well as heather, cornflower, veronica, European zyuznik (the best remedy for thyroid inflammation: take 1 tablespoon herbs with flowers, pour 1 cup boiling water, insist for an hour, strain and drink 3 sips 3 times a day one hour after eating).
White color heals nerves, insomnia, cleanses blood vessels, harmonizes all processes in the body. Plants such as flowers of hawthorn, viburnum, wild strawberry, lily of the valley, meadowsweet, wood lice, white clover (especially good at cleansing the blood in the female body), and forest sour help.
It seems that everything is simple: plucked a plant of the right color – and be healed for health. However, this is not always the case. Why? There are several reasons for this. Firstly, when collecting this or that plant, you need to know how it looks and be able to distinguish it from others similar to it.
Secondly, you need to clearly understand what a particular plant is treating and how it can be used. It should be borne in mind that the immoderate intake of any, the most harmless plant in the form of a decoction or infusion inside can cause irreparable harm to your health.
Thirdly, it is better if a person suffering from some disease will collect the plants most suitable for the treatment of his illness. At the same time, during the collection, he should talk with the plant, investing in him information about himself and his illness, ask the plant for help. That is why sometimes it turns out that a person finds a completely unfamiliar plant, about the healing properties of which he had no idea, but it helps him to get rid of the disease.
Only a careful and sensitive attitude to the surrounding nature will allow a person to become both a healer and a savior for himself. You can learn this – there would be a desire. And so I do not get tired of repeating to my patients: your health is in your hands.