The Doctrine of Signatures
The “Doctrine of Signatures” is based upon thoughts and ideas that have been around for hundreds of years, but the formalized theory can probably be said to date from the 17th Century. It was at that time that Jakob Böhme (1575-1624), a master shoemaker in the small town of Görlitz, Germany, wrote his book "Signatura Rerum; The Signature of all Things". His belief was that God, in His wisdom, left signs or “signatures” as to how His creations could best be used by mankind. Thus, through the powers of observation, one could determine from the color or texture of flowers or roots, the shapes or patterns of leaves, and other such indicators (or signatures), what a plant's purpose was in the eyes of God.
Originally more of a spiritual philosophy than a medical theory, the Doctrine of Signatures was soon embraced wholeheartedly by a good number of herbalists and other medical practitioners who were convinced it had applications in the field of medicine. For example, advocates citing the signature of color would point to plants with red veined leaves, a feature that they claimed had led them to discover that this vegetation had applications in the treatment of blood disorders, or to yellow flowers, such as goldenrod, which were said to have thearpeutic effects on conditions of jaundice.
Although the popularity of the theory has waned, adherents of the Doctrine of Signatures remain, as evidenced by this recent article which attempts to offer several proofs of the doctrine's validity.
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You are what you eat, so eat well.
A stupendous insight of civilizations past has now been confirmed by today's investigative, nutritional sciences. They have shown that what was once called "The Doctrine of Signatures" was astoundingly correct.
it now contends that every whole food has a pattern that resembles a body organ or physiological function and that this pattern acts as a signal or sign as to the benefit the food provides the eater.
Here is just a short list of examples of Whole Food Signatures.
A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart is red and has four chambers. All of the research shows tomatoes are indeed pure heart and blood food.
Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows that grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.
A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds are on the nut just like the neo-cortex. We now know that walnuts help develop over 3 dozen neuro-transmitters For brain function.
Kidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like the Human kidneys.
Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium. If you don't have enough sodium in your diet the body pulls it from the bones, making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.
Eggplant, Avocadoes and Pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female - they look just like these organs.
Today's research shows that when a woman eats 1 avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this? . It takes exactly 9 months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 phytolytic chemical Constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of them).
Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the motility of male sperm and increase the numbers of sperm as well to overcome male sterility.
Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.
Grapefruits, Oranges, and other Citrus fruits look just like the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.
Onions look like body cells. Today’s research shows that onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes.
Bananas, Cucumber, Zucchini and more target the size and Strength of the male sexual organ. It's true!
Peanuts have a profound effect on the testicles and sexual libido. Peanuts were banned as a food for males by the church often during the middle ages. Most people don't realize that arginine, the main component of Viagra, comes from peanuts.*