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Beliefs about Medicinal Uses of Amber

Roots in Ancient Civilizations

Amber has a long history since the ancient times. Most older and previously discovered amber deposits were in Europe and you will still see today ho widely amber is used and cherished in Europe. In the earliest time that amber has been traded, it has held a mysitic quality. Over the "amber routes" and circulated through Europe to the entire known old world. The Phoenicians used amber as a prime article of trade with the ancient Baltic peoples. Baltic amber was bartered for merchandise from the south of Europe and there were many roads over Europe and to the Far East. The Olmec people in Central America were also excavating amber around 3000 BC.

Long Life Expectancy

Baltic amber has the most healing power in a stone in the world. It is popular for its pain relieving qualities, easing pain, boosting vitality and to protect against various illnesses. It has been researched to provide protection against old age and has been referred to as the "Elixir of Youth".

Protection against Disease and Death

It has been believed amber possessed great medical benefits. Hippocrates (460-377 BC), known as the father of all medicine, described the medicinal assets and procedures to apply amber that were later followed in use by physicians during the Middle Ages. To wear amber beads during the Middle Ages was thought to cure jaundice. The Romans believe that amber was a protectant for various diseases. They believed amber could shield a person from madness, that amber ground to powder and placed in honey would ease a sore throat, help an upset stomach and cure eye and ear troubles.

Protection against Old Age

Baltic amber has the most healing power in a stone in the world. It is popular for its pain relieving qualities, easing pain, boosting vitality and to protect against various illnesses. It has been researched to provide protection against old age and has been referred to as the "Elixir of Youth".

Good Luck Charm

The existence of ancient talismans shows that the people thought amber held power. Amber has also been believed to bring good health and luck to a person in a home if it is placed in the foundation. The belief of the power of amber is still around today. A lot of stones are associated with luck. In Poland, when a young woman marries she wears an amber bridal necklace, which she then passes to her daughters. This is to guard their daughters from evil spirits.

Healing Powers

History has documented medicinal uses of amber. A lot of ancient text includes amazing mentions of the positives of amber treatment. Amber has a unique charm and air of mystery surrounding it. Found in old ancient texts is proof that amber has been used to treat a variety of illnesses.

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