In 1882 Sadiq Muhammad Khan Abbasi IV, Nawāb of Bahawalpur, anonymously commissioned a bed in rosewood covered with about a third of a ton of chased and engraved sterling silver from La Maison Christofle in Paris. The bedposts were four life-size automatons, nude female figures representing European types, powered by four crank-wound spring mechanisms in their pedestals.
Lemongrass, known as the “primordial” gold remedy, resides in the transition point between yellow and gold and is a hybrid of both color forces. The gold character of lemongrass is more youthful and partially elaborated, and its golden “genes” are sufficiently expressed to strongly influence the soul nature of the oil. Yellow, warm and uplifting, is the color of the sun and the premier color in the spectrum regarding lightness and luminosity. Lemongrass’ tonic-stimulant effect derives from its strong affinity with yellow.
Lemongrass oil has a regulating action upon the fluid organism and is a specific for many aspects of immunological action. It is a lymphatic stimulant and can support lymphatic flow via tonification of lymphatic vessels and the stimulation of white blood cell movement and the aspiration of congesting extracellular fluids. Lemongrass activates all aspects of lymphatic immune function within the lymphatic vessels as well in the mucosal membranes which line many of the organs including those of the respiratory and digestive tracts, and supports the drainage of harmful toxins, primarily via the lymphatic system and spleen.
LIFE GATE FIRE
Zingiber, the Latin name for ginger is derived from the Sanskrit singabera which means “shaped like a horn.”
Ginger acts as a direct invigorator of the body nurturing it back to vitality. It clears microcirculatory channels and supports nutrient breakdown and assimilation of nutrients to body tissues. Says Dr. Bruce Berkwosky, ”…According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ginger strengthens Kidney Yang, or Life Gate Fire, through which the kidneys rule Water. Accordingly, this fire evaporates water, a step required for its ascension and circulation. The kidneys are pivotal to the entire process of water movement and transformation. Ginger tonifies astral mobilazation in the kidneys which improves the vaporizing action of the Life Gate Fire: the kidneys’ “pilot light,” one of the pathways that ginger uses to help take control of dampness.”
when there’s nothing left…
“I’d ask my mother what she did in the war when her flat had been blown up. She remembered taking a bottle of Shocking perfume by Schiaparelli. She said: ‘When there’s nothing left, you stick to the superfluous.’”
Solution for Malillumination
Calendula is a storehouse of solar energies. The closing and opening of Calendula blossoms is synchronized with the setting and rising of the sun, therefore the blossoms are imbued with solar healing energies and its therapeutic actions are enhanced by the plants absorption of the healing powers of the sun.
The Old English name for Calendula is “Golds”. Gold represents the Sun, our source of light and life. In homeopathic treatments, Gold Remedies are associated with our internalized light body – integrating aeration and lightness into our living tissues, permeating metabolic processes, and establishing internal harmony.
Calendula is imbued with gentle, soothing qualities and is an anti-inflammatory agent traditionally used to quell the “fire” of burns and irritating rashes. Calendula is a specific for lymphatic congestion, facial thread veins, varicose veins, inflamed lymph nodes, scar tissue, sebaceous cysts, inflamed skin legions, and eczema.
Pass the Bone
If there is one beautifying ritual we all have in common at In Fiore it’s the inclusion of bone broth in our daily diets. Bone broth is loaded with bioavailable glycosaminoglycans (GAGS) and hyaluronic acid that stimulate cells called fibroblasts which lay down collagen. “The nutrients in bone stocks switch the genes for collagen manufacture to “on,” says Dr. Catherine Shanahan M.D. “Whether in a skin cream or your soup bowl, the same natural ingredients help you look young. But when you ingest them, you infuse all the layers of your skin, and all the other tissues of your body, with rejuvenating nutrients.”
We believe in the virtues of bone broth so much so that we will start a series on broths featuring local San Francisco chefs and their favorite stock recipes and nutritional insights. To learn more about how beauty and health are connected we highly recommend the book: Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food, by Catherine Shanahan MD.
In addition to being an artist and healer, in the 1940′s Emma Kunz discovered the medicinal pulsing properties of a particular white quarry rock. She ground the rock in to a powder giving it the name AION A, Greek for”without limitation”. Known as the “Würenlos healing stone”, it can still be found in Swiss pharmacies.