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The Healing Properties of Linen Clothing.

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Linen clothing to help heal you?

Linen is yet another one of our favorite ethical fabrics alternatives. Linen is a textile made from the fibers of the flax plant. But you may be wondering to yourself, what exactly makes it so wonderful? Well, Linen is commonly referred to as, "The healing fabric," or the "preferred fabric" for a healthy lifestyle and there are a few reasons to why that is. 

Linen clothing is scientifically proven to assist in all types of healing. In the past, the restorative properties of linen were acknowledged by its preferred use as the material that bandages were made from. Linen naturally flights against different types of bacteria and fungi, and Flax is found to be a very effective barrier to some diseases. Hospital sheets used to use linen fabric because it was widely known to be the best for healing and protection against infections.

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In 2003 a Jewish doctor, Heidi Yellen, did a study on the frequencies of fabrics, in which she showed that a healthy human body has a signature frequency of 100, and wearing a material that measures less than 100 units of energy would compromise our wellbeing. Each fabric gives of a frequency that can be measured in mHz (megaHertZ).  Organic cotton has a tested value of 110 mHz, polyester around 10 mHz.  A diseased person generally measures 15 mHz. Wool and Linen both have a signature of 5000 mHz! That amazing naturally created feature of the fabrics will also give energy to your body as you wear it.  It is important however to not wear linen and wool together, however, as the frequencies in both of the linen and wool fibres run in opposite current directions. If you wear them together, the two frequencies will cancel each other out and bring you to a 0.

In an email dated 2/10/12, Dr. Yellen explained the process of this study:
"Frequency was determined by a technician [named] Ivanne Farr who used a digital instrument designed by a retired Texas A&M professor called the Ag-Environ machine. We had a public demonstration with an audience at internationally known artist Bob Summers home.

"Bob Graham, the inventor, told us that his machine was created to analyze the signature frequencies of agricultural commodities to aid the farmer in determining the right time of harvest growth.  The gentleman identified signature frequencies that identified illness also and had turned to helping people get well.  Bob Graham stated that it was a 'signature frequency of that plant's species identity.'  The mHz is different, we were suggested that it would be the same as Rose essential oil.  

"There could be better devices, so we have been looking around for more options.  There's a device that a brilliant American agriculture scientist developed that does measure the frequency of Linen.  We have not yet acquired one, but hope to soon!

"Dr. Philip Callahan, a noted physician and researcher, was able to prove the existence of this energy using plant leaves attached to an oscilloscope. About six months ago, he visited me in California and showed me a new development. He had discovered that flax cloth, as suggested in the Books of Moses [the Torah or Pentatuch], acts as an antenna for the energy. He found that when the pure flax cloth was put over a wound or local pain, it greatly accelerated the healing process. He was also using the flax seed cloth as a sophisticated antenna for his oscilloscope.  This is the instrument that he uses to determine the energy of flax."

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Did you know that linen is stronger than cotton? It's actually one of the few fabrics that is stronger when it's wet, rather than when it's dry. Since the fibers in the material don't stretch, it is far more resistant to any sort of damage or breakdown in the wear. Linen clothing does last longer, as well as all the other amazing properties it has.


Salts and West Clothing has recently added some beautiful linen clothing items to our online store. We are passionate about what wearing linen can do for you this summer. Please take a look at the first of our linen additions today.

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The Healing Properties of Linen


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  • Anonymous on

    Love wearing Linen. Will check out your store


    i love this article because it shows that all things are alive

  • Robert Doolittle on

    Does the linen have to be a certain thread count. Like the higher the thread count the higher the frequency?

  • Ross W. on

    What if one sleeps with linen sheets and blankets at night and then wears wool clothing during the day? Would that matter? Because finding linen clothing seems a bit harder

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