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Exploring King David’s Medicine Cabinet


Exploring King David’s Medicine Cabinet

Let’s travel back in time to over 3,000 years ago to visit the palace of King David in Israel’s capital city, Jerusalem. You explore the immense castle until you stumble upon the private chambers of the king and discover a large cupboard. You’ve found King David’s medicine cabinet! You swing open the heavy wooden doors, locate a treasure trove of healing balms, oils, spices and herbs inside, and you decide to take a closer look.

First, you find the woodsy and sweet-smelling sandalwood, which the king may use to clean wounds or as a natural aphrodisiac. Then you find some minty tasting hyssop that King David likely uses to soothe his aching muscles after battle and which acts as a powerful antiseptic. You smell the distinctive aroma of clean, energizing cypress, known for its ability to heal wounds and infections and serve as a powerful deodorant to keep the king smelling fresh in between his royal baths. You find smoky, bittersweet, sticky myrrh that the king and his royal family use to fight aging and help prevent gum disease. Then you pick up a vial of warm, spicy cassia, which boosts the body’s immune system as it acts as a natural insect repellant to keep the king from being harassed by bugs during the hot Jerusalem summers. And finally, you find highly cherished and prized frankincense that King David uses in his and his wives’ soaps and perfumes to hydrate and protect their bodies.

All of these and more are what the queens and kings of ancient days used as their medicine. There were no pharmacies on every corner; there were simply herbs, spices and other plant parts known to promote health and healing.

Fast-forward to today and step into our own personal homes. Inside, we invite you to look into our medicine cabinets. What you won’t find is a single prescription medication. Instead you will discover a cornucopia of ancient medicines and natural remedies based in nature, including herbs, spices, supplements and dozens of essential oils. Inside Dr. Josh’s home, you’ll always find frankincense; Jordan is never far away from a bottle of lavender; and Ty’s office is drenched in the aromas of orange and peppermint.

We use essential oils in extensive ways in our lives; they wear many hats, if you will—as our medicines, our cleansing agents, our personal care products and countless other uses. Why do we rely on essential oils exactly, and why do we believe that everyone else should, too?

The reasons are simple: Instead of simply depending on prescription medications and synthetic drugs with a list of dangerous side effects, our families have opted for safer, natural remedies with thousands of years of history proving their benefits. Instead of using common household cleaners and personal care products that contain ingredients that cause toxicity, we have chosen superior alternatives that can achieve the same (or even better) results without the risk of damaging our bodies.

In the quest for health and 
vibrant living, the three of us have collaborated multiple times over the last several years in order to share important messages of health and hope and have discovered that we all believe essential oils are one of the most powerful forms of plant-based medicine in the world. And we want to show you how essential oils can transform the health of your entire family.

Essential oils can serve innumerable functions in your life—from fostering relaxation and caring for scrapes to helping fight disease and promoting healing.

We have seen essential oils benefit our families and our patients in some of the following ways:

» Reduce toxicity
» Balance hormones
» Improve digestion
» Boost energy
» Improve brain function
» Reduce emotional stress
» Produce radiant skin
» Boost immunity and fight infections
» Alleviate aches and pains

And, a whole lot more!

God placed essential oils on 
this earth to benefit our health
 and provide rejuvenation. In fact, they have been a vital part of our individual journeys, both personally and in the pursuit of helping others find abundant health.

Essential oils are no fad—they are backed by thousands of years of history. They’ve been used in Biblical medicine, Egyptian medicine, Chinese medicine and Greek medicine—and they’re still used throughout the world today. In fact, they’re actually more popular in many other parts of the world than they are in the United States.

Thankfully, America is now experiencing an essential oil revolution, and their use is growing in popularity every day. But it needs to stay that way—and in order for that to happen, you need to have easily accessible information that is simple to understand and implement.

So many of the diseases we see today are due to high levels of toxicity present within our bodies; chemical toxicants that have become insidious invaders in our daily lives through the foods we eat, the medicines we take, the products we use and even the water we drink.

Part of our collective mission is to teach people how to live free of toxins and medications. Essential oils can be used in so many ways that their only real limit is from a lack of knowledge of safe and proper use—and that is precisely why we wrote Essential Oils: Ancient Medicine for the Modern World.

With the right tools in your arsenal, you and your family can experience a total medicine cabinet and life transformation!

Josh Axe, Jordan Rubin, Ty Bollinger

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