Top 12 Essential Oils of the Bible

Top 12 Essential Oils of the Bible


Hey, guys. Dr. Josh Axe here. Welcome to Ancient Medicine Today here. We’re going to be talking about the 12 essential
oils of the Bible. Did you know that essential oils are referenced
more than 300 times in the Bible? And they were used as really the most powerful
form of medicine during that day. In fact, it was often referred to, if you
remember back in the New Testament, they said the bottle that Mary washed Jesus feet with
her hair, with a bottle of spikenard, they said that bottle was worth a year’s wages. We know the story of the Three Wise Men bringing
the infant Jesus gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Frankincense and myrrh, natural medicine,
worth as much as gold in those days. So essential oils were revered in the Bible. They were used for everything, and that’s
why I know myself, Jordan Rubin, we love using essential oils for ourselves, our families,
and for our patients on a regular basis. And if you love this topic, essential oils
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know how to use essential oils as their natural medicine, as they were used in the Bible. And essential oils have so many uses as well,
for personal care and beauty, for naturally cleansing the body and home, as well as natural
medicine here, as well. And if you have a favorite oil of the Bible,
let me know what that is right now. Well guys, number one essential oil of the
Bible is frankincense oil. As a single oil, in terms of a word, it is
the most referenced essential oil of the Bible, referenced I believe 67 times or more in the
Bible. Frankincense, many species out there. But frankincense is known to reduce inflammation. If you’re a person out there with joint discomfort,
any type of ankle pain, frankincense is great. Also it’s great . . . it actually contains
compounds that actually help calm the brain and nerve system. This alpha-Pinene compound has been shown
to be great for things like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, other brain related issues. It’s great for meditation. It’s great for overall, as I mentioned, also
supporting the immune system. So use frankincense as an everyday oil. Number two oil is myrrh. When the Three Wise Men brought baby Jesus
gold, frankincense, and myrrh, Mary may have in fact used myrrh because it’s actually a
great antiseptic, reducing infection. It’s great for naturally balancing hormones. And actually, in certain studies, myrrh oil
has been shown to be more powerful than frankincense at fighting and killing cancer. And if you want to know the two most powerful
oils of the Bible for killing cancer cells, frankincense and myrrh ranked number one and
number two. Number three oil is cinnamon. Now, in the Bible, if you go back to the Old
Testament, you’ll reference and read about the holy anointing oil. That was a mixture of myrrh, of calamus, of
cassia, of cinnamon, and olive oil. Cinnamon oil is antimicrobial. It’s also great for blood sugar balance, and
it is great for naturally killing off things like mold and general cleansing. So cinnamon is great. Hyssop. Now hyssop is not an oil or an herb that we
tend to use much today, in North America. It’s still used in the Middle East today,
but if you want to get an oil that’s very similar to hyssop, thyme essential oil would
probably be the closest thing that we have easy access of today. So thyme or oregano, after that would be the
next closest oil to hyssop. Now, number five is cedarwood. Cedarwood it’s referenced by King Solomon
at bringing wisdom. And in terms of today, when you look at studies
on cedarwood, it’s been shown to help ADHD and support memory. So if you are a student or you are doing anything
. . . let’s say you’re a business exec. and you’re working on a presentation, and you
want to support wisdom and memory and brainpower, cedarwood, one of the ultimate essential oils. I love just diffusing cedarwood on a regular
basis, as well. Number six oil here is spikenard. Now, spikenard may have in fact, in the Bible,
been lavender oil, but either way though, they are very close cousins, spikenard and
lavender. This oil is great for reducing stress, it’s
great for reducing inflammation. I mentioned earlier, when Mary Magdalene broke
the bottle of nard and literally washed Jesus’ feet with her hair, they said that bottle
was worth a year’s wages. That was spikenard or lavender oil mixed with
fat, used as an ointment during those days. And so all things stress-related, also for
burns and cuts and scrapes. If you think about Jesus feet, they actually
may have had cuts and scrapes on them, as well, from all the walking they did during
that time. But spikenard and lavender, amazing oil of
the body for healing the skin and calming the emotions. Number seven here is cassia. Now cassia, actually, is the highest essential
oil in cinnamaldehyde. And cinnamaldehyde is known to balance out
blood sugar levels, have a warming effect on the body. It’s great to use during a cold and flu time,
great to diffuse in the air to naturally cleanse the air. And this is one of the key components, as
well, of the holy anointing oil. Number eight is sandalwood. Now when you read about sandalwood in the
Bible, this is referenced throughout Song of Songs, it’s referenced in Proverbs as well,
and throughout the Old Testament, but they tend to call it aloes. So when you read aloe or aloes in the Bible,
what they’re actually talking about is sandalwood. Sandalwood has actually been shown to fight
skin cancer. It’s also been shown to act as a natural libido
booster. It’s also been shown to improve motivation. And so sandalwood is a natural aphrodisiac
that’s also great for the skin. And for men and women, it was also used as
a natural perfume, or fragrance, deodorant, cologne, tend to having all of those benefits,
and used widely today. So sandalwood has really just an incredible
scent, used by Solomon there, as well. Number nine is calamus. Now calamus is actually a root. I’ve learned this recently, it’s actually
known as German ginger, okay? And calamus tends to have a lot of anti-inflammatory
benefits. And so it’s almost like a grass, like shoot,
coming out of the ground, they take the root of it, but really, really strong in terms
of reducing inflammation. Also, it acts as a natural insect repellent. It has antiviral properties, when you’re looking
at calamus. And so again, calamus was another oil that
was used as the holy anointing oil. If you think about the holy anointing oil,
it was incredible. That blend of cinnamon, of calamus, of cassia,
myrrh, and then olive oil, so many benefits in terms of being antiviral, antibacterial,
supportive of the mood. In fact, I was reading in the Old Testament,
they were talking about there was a plague going throughout the camp, and God had Moses
go and diffuse this holy anointing oil with these herbal oils throughout the camp, and
it killed off the plague that was actually plaguing the Israelites, during that time. Calamus was part of that blend. So you’re sick, cold, flu, want to reduce
inflammation, calamus is incredible. The Rose of Sharon. Now, this isn’t actually what we would consider
a rose in North America, today, but it is a floral oil that would help improve mood. Rose of Sharon is referenced by King Solomon. It was potentially used as well by Queen Esther. But Rose of Sharon, again, was a floral oil
which would’ve been an oil. Most floral oils are going to improve the
mood, they’re going to help reduce anxiety, help reduce depression, and also be incredible
for helping heal the skin. So anti-aging, used it as a beauty regimen,
Rose of Sharon would have been used. Galbanum is actually an oil that is very,
very good for really supporting respiratory health, draining the lymphatic system. Not a really well well-known oil, but good
for those reasons. And last oil here is cypress. I want to mention this. Cypress and cedarwood, one of those two trees,
it’s debated where one of the two types of trees that Jesus was hung on, in terms of
a cross. So cedarwood, they believe probably. Most referenced though is cypress. And cypress is actually known for spinal health,
and a lot of massage therapists will actually take cypress and they’ll actually rub that
up and down the spinal column. And Cyprus is known to actually help the bones,
joints, and ligaments. And of all oils, it’s known to be the best
for circulation. If you sprain an ankle or have an injury,
cypress is powerful. Guys, hey, thanks for watching today’s episode
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