Baltic amber is considered the very finest and most therapeutic amber in the world. It is renowned for its pain easing, rejuvenating and vitality boosting effects as well as its ability to help protect against illness. It is a well researched adaptogen and has long been referred to as an Elixir of Youth.
Baltic amber was highly prized among the ancient Nordic peoples, as well as by the Celts, the Mediterranean peoples, Arabs, Egyptians and the Chinese. Amber gems were not only valued for their unique beauty but also for their healing and protective qualities. Amber was revered by these ancient peoples as a medicinal substance, and many healing elixirs have been made with it down through the ages.
Amber is used to clear the chakras, to fill the body with vitality, alleviate stress, and is believed to help draw disease out of the body and encourage healing. Baltic amber is a natural analgesic and possesses anti-inflammatory properties, so is often used to ease joint pain. It also acts as a natural antibiotic and has a long history of use in healing wounds.
Succinic acid - Baltic amber has high concentrations of a unique substance known as succinic acid. This powerful antioxidant helps eliminate free radicals and discourages disruptions of the cardiac rhythm. Succinic acid has been shown to stimulate neural system recovery and bolster the immune system, it helps restore strength and energy to the entire body and enhances brain function, thereby improving awareness, concentration, reflexes, and reducing stress. Succinic acid is commercially produced, widely used and approved for use by the United States Food and Drug Administration. Baltic amber is naturally high in this substance, and is one of the most important natural sources of succinic acid in the world.
Baltic amber’s antibiotic and disease fighting properties are legendary. This substance was credited with saving people from the bubonic plague during the Middle Ages. The Prussian Priest Matthaus Praetorius recorded that "During the plague not a single amberman from Gdansk, Klaipeda, Konigsberg or Liepaja died of the disease." The succinic acid in amber has proven to be immune enhancing and an effective aid in fighting both bacterial and viral infection.
Research at the University of Hamburg, Germany, confirms the safe use and positive effects of succinic acid in cellular metabolism. In Russia, Dr. Veniamin Khazanov of the RAS' Institute of Pharmacology says "For aged people, succinic acid has proved to be indispensable. It is capable of restoring the energy balance at the cellular level, which is often upset as the years go by, and helps the patient regain his youthful energy."
It is touted in Russia and other European countries for its youth preserving and cell rejuvenating properties. It is commonly used in anti-aging formulations and to aid recovery of cancer patients after undergoing standard medical therapies.
Traditional Chinese Medicine also has high regard for the medicine properties of amber. They use it for subduing fright, tranquilizing the mind, for the relief of palpitations, to promote blood circulation and protect against heart attack and stroke. Amber is also specifically recommended for lower abdominal pains affecting the testes, prostate or uterus.
How to use Tincture of Amber
Adults - Take1 drop on day 1, 2 drops on day two, three drops on the third day, and so on for 10 days, then drop off one drop each day until the 20th day. Let 10 days go by, then start a new course of amber treatment, if necessary or desired.
For Children - Follow the same procedure, going only to 5 drops and then reduce one drop per day, as above.
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