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What is Baltic Amber
Baltic amber is an organic substance, a “fossil resin” produced by pine trees which grew in Northern Europe from southern regions of the present day Scandinavia and nearby regions of the bed of the Baltic Sea.
The climate became warmer and trees started to exude big amounts of resin rich in succinic acid.
Scientists say that amber is a fossil pine resin from this region that has achieved a stable state through oxidation.
Baltic Amber is as old as time itself, dating back millions of years. And yet, it is still believed in today and used for its magnificent healing power for treating joint pain, arthritic ailments, and even teething pain for children. Because it originates from a stick tree resin, baltic amber often can contain animal and plant materieal inclusions.
Baltic Amber from the Baltic Sea has been traded for approx 2000 years.
Interesting to note that Nicolaus Copernicus documented that his formulas for medicine included 22 specific ingredients -and one of them was Baltic amber.
Historically, treatments for healing and pain relief were made only from the natural environment such as minerals, plants, berries and animals. The common belief was that the more ingredients in a medicine, the stronger the medicine became and the more powerful the results.
Surviving millions of years in the earth, Baltic Amber has not only stood the test of time but has been credited with serving as primary support to the body’s immune system, breakthrough healing for a variety of illnesses and pain relief for everything from teething to arthritis.
How Baltic Amber Works
As a Natural Anti-inflammatory & Anti-biotic
Baltic Amber is worn for teething, pain and inflammation as a natural anti-biotic. When worn against the skin, body heat helps release the natural oils (succinic acid) from the amber which passes through the skin, absorbing into the bloodstream, and inturn, acting as a natural anti-inflamatory. It is these oils, rich in succinic acid that produce natural relief from pain and discomfort.
Infants, children, teens and adults already recieve the benefits that Baltic Amber has to offer, and now studies have shown that Baltic Amber is therapeutic for your pets!
The therapeutic properties of Baltic amber have been known and used for centuries, & is used in conventional medicine today. Baltic Amber contains between 3% – 8% of succinic Acid.
In the 1930′s and 40′s, European biochemists discovered that succinic acid is an amino acid created naturally in every cell of the body capable of aerobic respiration, participating in the citric acid – or Krebs cycle
As a Natural Tick & Flea Repellent (Baltic Amber adjustable Pet collars – for cats and dogs)Baltic Amber works 2 ways repelling parasites from your pet.
1. Electrostatic repellent – When your pet wears the collar, friction occurs between the Amber and the coat of your animal. This in turn creates an electrostatic charge and barrier which parasites cannot penetrate. Effectively, when parasite come in contact with the “charged fur”, parasites will receive a shock and fall off.
2. Aromatic repellent – Baltic Amber is tree resin, which is made from “Terpenes” or Hydrocarbon secretion, which effervesce with friction. This resinous smell works through the coat of your pet and deters parasites. Parasites do not have noses, they have “Haller Organs” which are located behind their front legs. These sensory organs, detect the resinous smell as a threat.
What is Succinic Acid
What is it that amber possesses that has made it a unique contributor to health since the beginning of recorded time? It has a substance – or ingredient called succinic acid. A powerful anti oxidant that helps fight toxic free radicals and disruptions of the cardiac rhythm, succinic acid has been shown to stimulate neural system recovery and bolster the immune system, and help compensate for energy drain in the body and brain, boosting awareness, concentration and reflexes, and reducing stress.
Baltic amber contains 3-8% of succinic acid, a scientifically examined medical substance used in contemporary medicine.
It strengthens the body, improves immunity, the course of energy-related processes and the balance of acids. Succinic acid was analyzed by the pioneer of modern bacteriology, the Nobel Prize winner,Robert Koch (1886), who confirmed its positive influence and discovered that there is no risk of the accumulation of surplus amounts of succinic acid in the human organism, even after the introduction of considerable amounts into the body.
Succinic Acid increases the strength of the body’s internal protective resources. When the immune system experiences fever and inflammatory infections, Succinic Acid heads to the rescue by increasing the body’s temperature to kill the virus and help the body to heal faster. The consistent use of Succinic Acid (Baltic Amber) can help the body to overcome disease quickly and more importantly, may prevent serious infection from happening.
Recognised by allopathic medicine as a natural analgesic, there is much documentation regarding the power of succinic
Albert The Great, born in 1193 who later became a Dominican monk, called Natural Baltic Amber “Succinium”and stated that it was the most effective medicine of the time followed by other substances such as ocastoreum, mors, camphor, tartarus, and aurum.
People of that time also made amber tinctures from beer, wine and water and declared them effective against everything from stomach aches to rheumatism.
Recent scientific research has also proved that succinic acid has a very positive influence on the human organism. European biochemists discovered that succinic acid is an amino acid created naturally in every cell of the body capable of aerobic respiration, participating in the citric acid – or Krebs cycle.
How can Baltic Amber assist good heath?
The natural properties of Baltic Amber
A Baltic Amber Necklace is the best option if you are specifically using Amber to help with the discomforts of teething or respiratory infections in infants, or headaches and respiratory infections in adults, due to the proximity of the amber to the affected region.
Apart from teething, it is no secret that the most common paediatric diseases are of a viral origin, yet there are not many effective and safe antiviral preparations for young babies apart from paracetamol. Therefore it is important to find measures which can alleviate the pain and discomfort of teething and alleviate the symptoms of some viruses.
Reported to reduce symptoms of:
- General pain
- Inflamed gums
- Upset tummies
- Nappy rash
Additional reported Healing Properties
- Strengthens the Immune system
- Calming properties for your baby (without resorting to drugs)
- Restore energy and promote wellbeing
Anti-inflammatory and therapeutic properties
- Recognised by allopathic medicine as a natural analgesic
- In the Middle Ages Baltic amber beads were even worn for the treatment of jaundice.
Reported to reduce symptoms of:
- Headaches and neck pain
- Sore throat & congestion
- Back pain
- Menstrual pain
- Skin conditions
- Depression and anxiety
- Stomach upsets
- Joint pain
- Stimulates thyroid
Additional reported Healing Properties
- Success in treating disorders of the kidney and bladder
- Calms nerves, boosts concentration and reflexes,
- Compensates for energy drain in the body and brain.
- Analgesic, antispasmodic, expectorant & febrifuge functions
The History of Baltic Amber
There is much documentation regarding the power of succinic acid. Albert The Great, born in 1193 who later became a Dominican monk, called Natural Baltic Amber “Succinium”and stated that it was the most effective medicine of the time followed by other substances such as ocastoreum, mors, camphor, tartarus, and aurum. People of that time also made amber tinctures from beer, wine and water and declared the effective against everything from stomach aches to rheumatism.Amber has been used for its healing properties for thousands of years in Europe and is a traditional European remedy for teethingAs late as before World War II, especially in Germany, Baltic amber beads were put on babies to make the eruption of teeth less painful and make the teeth grow stronger.
Famous Hippocrates (460-377 BC), father of medicine, in his works described medicinal properties and methods of application of
Baltic amber that were later used by scientists until the Middle Ages. In ancient Rome Baltic amber was used as medicine and as protection against different diseases.
Calistratus famous physician of those times, wrote that amber protects from madness, powder of amber mixed with honey cures
throat, ear and eye diseases and taken with water cures stomach illnesses.
Pliny the Younger noted that Roman peasant women wore amber medallions not only as adornments, but also as a remedy for “swollen glands and sore throat and palate.”
Persian scientist Ibn Sina (Avicenna) called amber a remedy for many diseases. There was a belief in eastern countries
that amber smoke strengthens human spirit and gives courage.
In Asian countries “amber syrup”, a mixture of succinic acid and opium,was used as a tranquilizer and antispasmodic.
In the Middle Ages Baltic amber beads were even worn for the treatment of jaundice, It was believed that the magic force of this yellow stone could absorb unhealthy yellowness of the skin and the weakness of the organism.
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