FROM THE DESK OF DR. HILDY™ – Botanicals of Antiquity – BAY LEAVES

FROM THE DESK OF DR. HILDY™                    

by Dr. Hildegarde Staninger, RIET-1    

Series 4:  Botanicals of Antiquity        BAY LEAVES

© August 3, 2012

Bay leaves have been used in culinary dishes from all over the word to give the tasty dish a “little zing” since ancient times. The bay tree belongs to the family of Laurraceane of the genus Laurus nobilis.   It is thought to originate from Asia Minor, but spread all over the Mediterranean and Asia during earlier times. 

Bay Leaf Tree

The bay plant is a conical evergreen tree growing to 30 feet in height.  Yellow or greenish white, star shaped flowers appear during early spring, which subsequently produce dark green-purplish single seeded berry.  The leaves are eliptic and shiny dark green about 3 to 4 inches long, rather thick and leathery.  

The leaves give off a sweet aroma when broken and added to a dish or your flour container to keep it fresh.  When slightly wilted and dried, they are strongly aromatic.  The dried fruit is also used as a flavoring agent in cuisines.

If you want to use it as a lymphatic and central nervous system detoxifying water, cell



regenerator as it nurtures your body back to health I personally recommend the following Dr. Hildy™ recipe.   Add 8 bay leaves to 4 quarts of water (spaghetti pot size to hold the water).    Bring to a boil, and then set to a side, off the burner.  Let steep 15 minutes or longer.   Pour into a pitcher as it cools down and keep in the refrigerator.  Serve as a refreshing drink. After drinking two glasses (approximately 10- to 12 ounces each) you may experience its detoxifying effects as it cleans out the nervous system of the lymph glands and CNS.  You will feel it strip the toxic build up away.  In cases where an individual may have been exposed to aromatic solvents, organophosphates/carbamates and silanes/siloxanes the bay leaf water will clean out the spinal cord and 350 glands within the individuals head.  You may experience a sweating from the crown of your head to the tip of your spine.  Quite refreshing and invigorating as the more you clean this target organ system.

The health benefits of bay leaf are the following: 

  • ·        Bay leaf was highly praised by the Greeks and the Romans, who thought that the herb was symbolic of wisdom, peace and protection.
  • ·        The spice contains many notable plant derived compounds, minerals and vitamins that are essential for optimum health, detox and cellular regeneration.
  • ·        This spice has many volatile active components such as alpha-pinene, beta-pinene, myrcene, limonene, linalool, methyl chavicol, neral, alpha terpineol, Read the rest of this entry

FROM THE DESK OF DR. HILDY™ – Series 4: Healing Botanicals From Antiquity – Baci Mi™ Oxygenated Coconut Oil

FROM THE DESK OF DR. HILDY™          © July 17, 2012

               Series 4: Healing Botanicals From Antiquity

                                BACI MI™ OXYGENATED COCONUT OIL
                                         A Natural Elixir from the Tropics

 by Dr. Hildegarde Staninger™, RIET-1 

The Tree Of Life

The Tree Of Life

The coconut, which is loaded with fiber, vitamins and minerals, is rich with nutrition and is classified as a functional food.  Its luxurious and fragrant oil is highly prized for its healing properties which go far beyond any other dietary oil.  Pacific Islanders consider it to be the cure for all illness. 



The coconut palm is so highly revered as a source of food and medicine by Pacific Islanders that it is called “The Tree of Life.”  This curative oil is full of health benefits.  It’s a natural anti-aging elixir to beauty, skin and hair and boosts the immune system.  It’s also a healing salve for inflammation, wounds or pain anywhere on the body.  It eradicates scars, keloids, psoriasis, acne, cracked and flaking skin.  After bathing, it automatically restores skin’s proper pH.  It controls dandruff and head lice and soothes diaper rash.



Along with reducing inflammation, coconut oil supports tissue healing and repair.  When  applied topically, it helps form a chemical barrier on the skin to ward off infection.  Use it as a moisturizer, night cream, or serum on your face and watch the scars, wrinkles and tiny lines magically disappear as it restores the skin’s texture, elasticity and clarity.

Baci Mi Oxygenated Coconut OIl

Baci Mi Oxygenated Coconut OIl

The inclusion of oxygen and ozone in this wondrous synergistic blend rejuvenates the body and leads to the repair of every cell.  This is important, because as we age our oxygen supply is depleted and often leaves us vulnerable to attack from pathogens.  Coconut oil becomes liquid at 76 degrees.  Still, it continues to be effective either in solid or liquid form.  Refrigerate it if you want to keep it solid in warm weather.

There are at least 25 other things that Coconut Oil has been known to help your body as it is detoxified, rejuvenates and nurtures itself in Read the rest of this entry