Fruits and Vegetables Often Resemble the Organs They Benefit

Walnut BrainThe doctrine of signatures is an ancient herbalist philosophy attributed to Paracelsus (1491-1541) and later popularized by the German shoemaker Jakob Bohme (1575-1624). It states that all fruits and vegetables share aesthetic properties or “signatures” with the organ they benefit. While allopathic medicine has attempted to write off the doctrine as superstition, studies have repeatedly shown that its core principles are true. The kidney bean, for example, not only resembles a kidney in shape and color, but also helps to maintain kidney functioning when regularly consumed. Let’s take a look at some other examples.

Walnuts – Brain

With its two hemispheres, cranium-like shell, and knotted folds, the common walnut looks like the human brain on many levels – and the brain is exactly what it benefits. Walnuts are the only nut that contains large amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, which help to prevent cognitive decline since mammalian brains are composed of, and require, the exact same acids.

Grapes – Lungs

Bunched grapes closely resemble the branches of alveoli that comprise our lungs, and which allow oxygen to pass from the lungs to the bloodstream. Grapes are proven to reduce the risk of lung cancer, and the chemical proanthocyanidin – present in grape seeds – can minimize the risk of allergy-related asthma.

Tomatoes – Heart

Like the human heart, tomatoes are red and usually contain four chambers when sliced. They are an unbeatable source of lycopene, a plant chemical that helps prevent coronary heart disease and which neutralizes the harmful effects of LDL cholesterol. Furthermore, tomatoes are rich in folate, which aids the production of oxygen-carrying red blood cells – the very cells that the heart pumps around the body.

Carrots – Eyes

A sliced carrot strongly resembles the human eye, even down to the complex pattern of the iris. Is nature telling us something? Carrots are extremely rich in beta-carotene, a plant chemical that minimizes the chances of contacting cataracts and developing age-related macular degeneration (a common eye condition that affects approximately 25 percent of individuals above the age of 65).

Avocados – Womb

The womb-shaped avocado takes approximately nine months to grow from blossom to ripened fruit, and contains an unusually large seed (‘baby’) in its center. Eating avocados helps to stabilize female hormones, remove excess birth weight, and prevent cervical cancer.

Figs – Testicles

If avocados were designed for female health, then the testicle-shaped figs were surely designed for male health. These sweet fruits hang in pairs, are protected by a delicate skin, and when sliced, reveal thousands of stringy white seeds. Figs are known to increase sperm count and sperm mobility, and can help men overcome sterility.

Other Examples

Mushrooms – A sliced mushroom strongly resembles the human ear. Incidentally, they are also one of the few vegetables that contains vitamin D, which helps to prevent tinnitus and hearing loss.

Celery – Celery sticks contain identical amounts of sodium (23 percent) to the bones they resemble. Like calcium – which celery also contains in high amounts – sodium is essential for healthy bones.

Ginger – A piece of ginger looks a lot like the stomach it is renowned for settling.

Sweet potatoes – Sweet potatoes closely resemble the human pancreas, and help to stabilize the blood sugar levels of diabetics.

 

Recommended Articles

Tea Tree Oil

Three Amazing Uses for Tea Tree Oil

Long before the advent of modern medicine, people were using essential oils for medicinal purposes. The oil of the evergreen shrub, tea tree, was particularly venerated by ancient cultures, especially the Australian Aborigines. In fact, evidence shows that the Aborigines have been using the oils of their indigenous Melaleuca alternifolia tree for centuries to treat a wide array of … Read more

Coconut Oil Mask

Three Foods That Nourish and Rejuvenate the Skin

Many health researchers now understand that our skin is a reflection of our internal health. A body that is fed nutritious whole foods, for instance, is more likely to enjoy clear and radiant skin, while a body that is fed processed foods is more likely to suffer from greasy and affliction-prone skin. Therefore, a change in diet should always be the priority among people seeking to … Read more

Turmeric Powder

Four Herbs with Natural Painkilling Properties

Tens of millions of people around the world live with acute or chronic pain, and their desperate attempts to alleviate it has made prescription painkillers a billion dollar industry. Unfortunately, prescription painkillers often contribute to more problems than they cure. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control, painkillers such as oxycodone and methadone are the leading … Read more

Gluten

Four Ways in Which Gluten Is Making Us Fat and Sick

It is estimated that up to 40 percent of the United States population suffers from gluten intolerance, and that number doesn't appear to be shrinking. For this unfortunate minority, consuming foods that contain this notorious protein composite, such as wheat, rye, and barley, can lead to countless health issues ranging from bloating and fatigue to constipation and gastrointestinal … Read more