tumericA friend was flipping through Nature’s Creation cards today and turned over Turmeric. He asked me to tell them a little about Turmeric’s medicinal value and the lesson the plant imparted. Turmeric has been used and studied in Indian Ayurvedic medicine since about 1900 bc. It is one of the most important herbs ever discovered for preventing disease. Few plants possess as wide a spectrum of qualities and medicinal uses as Turmeric. It is most renowned as an effective and powerful anti-inflammatory.

Astrologically Turmeric is associated with the most beneficial of all planets, Jupiter. The foremost significant function of Jupiter is that it initiates life on Earth by stimulating the Sun. Due to their close association, Turmeric and Jupiter together have great power and work as a team to benefit overall health and vitality and support the body systems.

In India where Turmeric is consumed daily, many people don’t know the word “antioxidant”, but they do know that their mothers, grandmothers and great grandmothers kept a bowl of “Indian gold” on the shelf and sprinkled nearly every dish with it. They were made to gargle a Turmeric concoction for colds and apply the powder to cuts and other skin problems. Make Turmeric part of your life too … use it in cooking every day to detoxify the liver, stimulate digestion, lower cholesterol, fight allergies and heal skin problems.

burdockIf you feel drawn to a specific plant you can go to the insight in the book and find out what the lesson is that this particular plant imparts. If the insight runs true for you, then use the information as directed to enhance your physical, mental and spiritual health and wellbeing in your daily life. I believe all plants have a purpose, even the ones we call weeds. They each have some very definite and deep lesson to teach. Working one on one with Nature Intelligence through an energetic connection and kinesiology, I received these insights. I am hoping these lessons can be of benefit to you.

card-bookThe information in Nature’s Creation, Knowledge and Guidance through Healing Plants (book & cards) is not intended to provide you with medical advice.
The book and cards have been designed with three interconnected purposes in mind:

1. Learning about medicinal plants, their history, myths and, most importantly, their healing properties

2. Utilising the medicinal qualities of the specific plants through all their aspects, including flower essences,   essential oils (aromatherapy) and herbal teas

3. The lesson that each plant teaches

You are invited to choose any or all of these. The three parts can be utilised separately or as a whole depending on the information and support you need.

borage“A rich compendium of herbal knowledge which honours the sacredness and life-supporting qualities of all herbs. It is vitally important that herbal lore from all traditions, as well as the wisdom of plants themselves, stays alive in our current knowings and in our ongoing search for well-being, which includes our relationship with the natural world. This new book by Jennifer Michelsen and the Cards of Knowledge and Guidance are valuable ‘signposts’ on this journey to well-being and alignment with nature.”

— John Massey, herbalist and earth gardener


Nature's Creation - ashwagandhaOur health and wellbeing is important to all of us but we have to look at how every aspect plays a part in the overall “big picture” called life. It begins with our bodies and how we fuel the body to sustain equilibrium and balance. I believe we can only do this by eating food that has prana (live energy). Learning about healing plants and how to utilize them is a wonderful step to total health.

arnica-Nature's CreationNature’s Creation, Knowledge & Guidance through Healing Plants evolved through my practice and belief in Deep Ecology and how it relates to healing plants.  Deep Ecology is a holistic approach to facing world problems that brings together thinking, feeling, spirituality and action. It involves moving beyond the individualism of Western culture towards also seeing ourselves as part of the earth. This leads to a deeper connection with life, where Ecology is not just seen as something ‘out there’, but something we are part of and have a role to play in.