Raindrop Messenger Archive
Volume 1, Number 1
IN THIS ISSUE:
1. The Blood-Brain Barrier
2. Healing Oils of the Bible New Book and Video Release
1. THE BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER
By David Stewart, Ph.D.,R.A.
It was thought for years that the interstitial tissues of the
brain served as a barrier to keep damaging substances from
reaching the neurons of the brain and the cerebrospinal fluid.
Instead of a barrier, it would be more accurate to consider it
as a sieve or filter through which only molecules of a certain
size or smaller can pass.
Most of the molecules of the substances used in chemotherapy
are too large to pass through the blood-brain filter, which
is why doctors say that chemotherapy doesn't work on brain
cancer. Some of the smaller molecules get through, but not
the whole suite of drugs intended.
Doctors don't know for sure, but it seems that in order to
cross the blood-brain barrier, only molecules less than
800-1000 atomic mass units (amu) in molecular weight can get
through. Lipid solubility seems to be another factor which
facilitates passing through the blood-brain barrier. Water
soluble molecules don't usually penetrate into brain tissue,
even when very small. The molecules of essential oils are all
not only small, but lipid soluble as well.
In fact, when it comes to essential oils, small molecules
(less than 500 amu) are what they are made of. That is why
they are aromatic. The only way for something to be aromatic
is for the molecules to be so small that they readily leap into
the air so they can enter our noses and be detected as odor and
That is why oils for cooking or massage, such as corn, peanut,
sesame seed, safflower, walnut, almond, canola, olive and other
oils pressed from seeds are not aromatic. Sure, they have a smell,
but you can't smell them across the room in minutes as one can
when you opens a bottle of peppermint, hyssop, or cinnamon oil.
Essential oils of every species cross the blood-brain barrier.
This makes them uniquely able to address disease, not only from
a physical level, but from a more basic and fundamental
level-that of the emotions which are often the root cause of
A QUICK COURSE IN CHEMISTRY
Because of the tiny molecular structure of the components of an
essential oil, they are extremely concentrated. One drop contains
approximately 40 million-trillion molecules. Numerically that is
a 4 with 19 zeros after it: 40,000,000,000,000,000,000. We have
100 trillion cells in our bodies, and that's a lot. But one drop
of essential oil contains enough molecules to cover every cell in
our bodies with 40,000 molecules. Considering that it only takes
one molecule of the right kind to open a receptor site and
communicate with the DNA to alter cellular function, you can see
why even inhaling a small amount of oil vapor can have profound
effects on the body, brain, and emotions. Sometimes too many oil
molecules overload the receptor sites, and they freeze up without
responding at all, when a smaller amount would have been just
right. This is why we say that when using oils, "sometimes less
is better." Sometimes more is better, too. Knowing the difference
is the art of aromatherapy.
Essential oils are mixtures of dozens, even hundreds, of
constituents, all of which are composed of carbon and hydrogen
and sometimes oxygen. All essential oils are principally
composed of a class of organic compounds built of "isoprene units."
An isoprene unit is a set of five connected carbon atoms with eight
hydrogens attached. Their molecular weight is only 68 amu,
which is very small, indeed. Molecules built of isoprene units are
all classified as "terpenes." Terpenes are what make essential
unique in the world of natural substances.
Phenylpropanoids are compounds of carbon-ring molecules
incorporating one isoprene unit. They are also called
hemiterpenes. There are dozens of varieties of phenylpropanoids.
They are found in Clove (90%), Cassia (80%), Basil (75%),
Cinnamon (73%), Oregano (60%), Anise (50%), Peppermint
(25%). While they can create conditions where unfriendly viruses
and bacteria cannot live, the most important function performed by
phenylpropanoids is that they clean the receptor sites on the
cells. Without clean receptor sites, cells cannot communicate, and
the body malfunctions, resulting in sickness.
Monoterpenes are compounds of two isoprene units, which is ten
carbon atoms and sixteen hydrogen atoms per molecule-
molecular weight 136 amu. There are an estimated 2,000
varieties of monoterpenes.
Monoterpenes are found in most essential oils: Galbanum (80%),
Angelica (73%), Hyssop ((70%), Rose of Sharon (54%),
Peppermint (45%), Juniper (42%), Frankincense (40%), Spruce
(38%), Pine (30%), Cypress (28%), and Myrtle (25%).
While offering a variety of healing properties, the most important
ability of the monoterpenes is that they can reprogram miswritten
information in the cellular memory. With improper coding in the
DNA, cells malfunction and diseases result, including lethal ones
such as cancer.
Sesquiterpenes are compounds of three isoprene units, which is
fifteen carbons and twenty-four hydrogens per molecule-
molecular weight 204 amu. There are more than 10,000 kinds of
sesquiterpenes. Sesquiterpenes are the principal constituents of
Cedarwood (98%), Vetiver (97%), Spikenard (93%), Sandalwood
(Aloes) 90%, Black Pepper (74%), Patchouli (71%), Myrrh (62%),
and Ginger (59%). They are also found in Galbanum, Onycha,
and Frankincense (8%).
Sesquiterpene molecules deliver oxygen molecules to cells, like
hemoglobin does in the blood. Sesquiterpenes can also erase or
deprogram miswritten codes in the DNA. Sesquiterpenes are
thought to be especially effective in fighting cancer because the
root problem with a cancer cell is that it contains misinformation,
and sesquiterpenes can erase that garbled information. At the
same time the oxygen carried by sesquiterpene molecules
creates an environment where cancer cells can't reproduce.
Hence, sesquiterpenes deliver cancer cells a double punch-one
that disables their coded misbehavior and a second that stops
The American Medical Association (AMA) has said that if they
could find an agent that would pass the blood-brain barrier, they
would be able to find cures for ailments such as Lou Gehrig's
disease, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's
disease. Such agents already exist and have been available
since Biblical times. The agents, of course, are essential
oils-particularly those containing the brain oxygenating
molecules of sesquiterpenes.
THE TRIPLE WHAMMY
The big triple punch combination of "PMS" (Phenylpropanoids,
Monoterpenes, and Sesquiterpenes) found in essential oils is
very powerful in addressing many illnesses, injuries, and disease
conditions. That is because this combination offers the following:
First, you clean the receptor sites allowing the proper transfer
of hormones, peptides, neurotransmitters, steroids, and other
intracellular messengers. (The Phenylpropanoids do that.)
Second, you deprogram or erase the wrong information from
cellular memory stored in the DNA. (The Sesquiterpenes take
care of that.)
Third, you reprogram the cells with the correct information so
they can function properly. (The Monoterpenes do this.)
These three classes of chemical components are why essential
oils can sometimes affect a healing that is nearly instant and also
permanent. What they simply do is to restore the body back to its
natural state of balance and health. While a specific oil may have
one or two of these three classes of compounds as its
predominant chemistry, all the Biblical oils contain some of all of
them. This is one secret to their amazing healing abilities.
So there you have it in a nutshell: The way the blood-brain
barrier works and the biochemistry of one of the ways essential
oils can help achieve a healing.
NEW BOOK and VIDEO
2. Healing Oils of the Bible, BOOK AND VIDEO
A ne w two-hour video is out with Dr. Stewart doing his Bible Oils
program before a live audience in California. This program uses
the YLEO Oils of Ancient Scripture Kit andabout six other oils to
present the Biblical basis of healing starting inthe Old Testament
and working toward the New Testament to explainthe teachings
of Jesus to his disciples on healing by prayer, laying on of hands,
and anointing with oils. Based on both scripture and science,
Dr. Stewart explains in this video how essential oils heal through
their biochemistry and other properties. Serves as an excellent
introduction to essential oils. All of the information contained in
the video can also be found in Dr. Stewart's book of the same title.
SATAN WAS AGAINST IT
This video was long and difficult In coming. The first attempted
filming was in Denver, Colorado, in May, where the camera failed to
functionhalf way through. The second attempt was in California
with a different camera and cameraman when it, too,
malfunctioned. The autofocus kept zooming in on the back row
instead of on the speaker up front and the sound reception was
too poor to understand in many places.
The third attempt was on August 22, 2002, in Anaheim, California,
with two professional film makers with two cameras and ten
microphones who set up the morning of the taping and rehearsed
their run before the evening's live filming. That one was good. But
it was 30 minutes too long. So after several months of editing and
cutting, we finally succeeded in getting it down to 120 minutes,
which is the limit on a VCR tape. We are of the opinion that Satan,
himself, had a hand in all of the obstacles encountered. He did
not want this video to ever be released with all of its liberating
truth. But prayer and persistence prevailed and now it is out.
DO A BIBLE OILS PROGRAM IN YOUR COMMUNITY
This is the program described in Chapter 14 of Dr. Stewart's book,
Healing Oils of the Bible (HOB). It is also the program that
hundreds of people have been doing around the country over the
past two years using Dr. Stewart's Bible Oils Notes. So if you are
already doing the program, this video will help you see one way
that Dr. Stewart does it. If you aren't, you can learn to do it for your
own church and community from this video (along with the book).
The video can also be used as a program in and of itself that you
can play for your church, your friends, and as a community
program. You can play the video as you pass around the oils
mentioned so that people in the audience can anoint themselves
HOW TO ORDER
Healing Oils of the Bible Video, $29.95 plus $4 s&h
Healing Oils of the Bible Book, $19.95 plus $4 s&h
If you get both together, s& h is only $6.50
When ordering please be clear whether you want the HOB book,
the HOB video, or both.
Rt. 4, Box 646
Marble Hill, MO 63764
(573) 238-4846 or 4273
Visa, MC, discover, checks okay. Can be ordered by phone,
postal mail, or email. Can also be ordered on CARE Web page:
WHAT SOME PEOPLE SAY ABOUT THE BOOK,
Healing Oils of the Bible
"This is the best book I have ever read in my life. I finished it
three days despite the fact that I have two young boys (ages 2
and 4). I liked it because it establishes a Biblical basis for
aromatherapy and the use of essential oils, subjects that I love. I
just couldn't put it down and I keep going back."
"Dr. David Stewart has delivered far more than I was hoping for
his excellent book, The Healing Oils of the Bible. Reading it
through the first time was one of those delightful experiences
where I just wanted to absorb every detail with accuracy and
remember it well. I marked it all up with a yellow highlighter and
am now eager to go back through it all again.
"Not only does he present a clear Biblical answer to the many
questions I had about the historical and technical aspects of the
so-called "spices" and "ointments" mentioned in the
Bible, but his
clear examination of practical personal applications became a
virtual "revelation." This rare information has been hidden
enough. Now it's time to open the door to these amazing creations
of the Master Chemist.
"Every honest and alert student of Scripture and science will
find here yet another demonstration of the unfathomable riches of
God Who has created all things with purpose and amazing
design. More importantly, with this book we now have divulged for
us God's relevant solution to many of the perplexing disease and
attitude problems of modern culture.
"Through the information Dr. Stewart has researched so brilliantly,
even non-technical people can find life-changing guidance to the
healing provision God has intended. As health issues become more
complex and challenging in our time, every family will welcome the
wisdom provided in this valuable resource."
Author of UNLOCKING THE MYSTERIES OF CREATION,
And Founder of the Creation Resource Foundation
El Dorado, California
"Most enjoyable. Easy to read. Very objective. Presents
modern-day applications of essential oils as well as their use in
scriptural times. A good book for ministers to gain a perspective
on anointing with oils. I was amazed at the comprehensive
research Dr. Stewart has done. Very thorough. So much
wonderful material. I enjoyed the book very much."
Rev. Don Bleyle
Retired United Methodist Pastor
"I just received Healing Oils of the Bible a month ago and am now
on my third time reading it through. I feel like I have discovered a
great treasure chest. I have been a Christian all my ife, since
earliest childhood, and am discovering things about my faith I
never knew before. This book has really opened things up for me.
What an exciting book!"
THE RAINDROP MESSENGER
Official Newsletter of C.A.R.E.
The Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education
Rt. 4, Box 646, Marble Hill, Missouri USA 63764