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Healing Oils


And Their Leaves For Medicine

Dr. Kimberly Goldman

What natural remedy is anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-tumoral, boosts your immune system, helps to balance your hormones, brings healing on a cellular level, and even promotes emotional wellness?

Sound too good to be true?  Not according to God:

Along the bank of the river, on this side and that, will grow all kinds of trees used for food; their leaves will not wither, and their fruit will not fail. They will bear fruit every month, because their water flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for medicine.
~ Ezekiel 47:12 (KJV)


Their Leaves for Medicine?

Along with my chiropractic training, I’ve gained a great respect for the body’s ability to heal naturally.

Our family avoids drugs (pharmakeia) as we pursue and achieve health and healing through a more natural lifestyle.  In time, I was introduced to essential oils as an aid for healing, and my entire family and I are experiencing wonderful results!

But as a believer, with the Bible as my guide, my understanding of “healing oils” goes MUCH deeper than their natural properties.

What exactly is this “medicine” which comes from the leaves?

The biblical book of James clues us in…

Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.
~ James 5:14

So we see here exactly what we are supposed to do when someone is sick. Our Creator gave us detailed instructions in His Word for healing!

Biblically, we most commonly associate oil with anointing. In Psalms 133:2, we read this description of the anointing:

“It is like the precious oil upon the head,
 running down on the beard, the beard of Aaron,
 running down on the edge of his garments.”

The word “precious” in this verse indicates that it was not a plain olive oil, but included essential oils such as cinnamon, cassia, frankincense, myrrh, or one of the other common precious oils of the time.

Scholarly sources report that Biblical ointments were never composed of vegetable oil alone, but always contained essential oils. ¹ Click here to get a book about it!

We find several examples in the Bible of anointing oil being poured on a person’s head; clearly a true Biblical anointing is not simply a swipe of canola oil on the forehead and a laying on of hands (as you may have experienced in a prayer meeting).

Learning this was a huge revelation to me, as I had always thought that “anointing with oil” was merely a symbolic practice!

Now my use of essential oils has taken on more profound meaning, and brought greater results.

1,000 Biblical References

Did you know that there are more than 1,000 references to essential oils, aromatic oil-producing plants, and their applications in the Bible?

The Levite priests had many duties, including the responsibility for certain medical diagnoses and treatments

According to 1 Chronicles 9:30 and Exodus 30:25, they were the apothecaries and perfumers who mixed the various oils and herbs for anointing, incense, and healing.

In Luke 10:1-9 we read that Jesus appointed his followers (all of them, not only the apostles) and sent them to heal the sick by anointing with essential oils.

The Power that made our body heals our body. He is not only our Great Physician, but also a fantastic chemist.

His natural medicines (essential oils from plants) are amazingly complete in all their disease-fighting and life-building abilities.³

To regain and maintain true health as our Creator intends, we must avoid manmade drugs that at best suppress symptoms, and at worst bring destruction and even death.

I’ve discovered that following the Almighty’s design for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing includes the daily use of essential oils, or as Ezekiel called them, “leaves for medicine.”

Dr.-Kim-Goldman-bio-247x3002Dr. Kimberly Goldman is a chiropractic physician, Biblical Health Television expert, co-director of Nourish The Nations, and a homeschool mother of six. Her focus on Biblical Health Television is “Babysteps to Family Health”, where she shares her knowledge and experience regarding the challenges and adventures of day-to-day life with lots of “littles” around.

¹ Healing Oils of the Bible, David Stewart Ph.D. – BUY THE BOOK HERE!

² Ibid

³ This information refers only to pure, therapeutic grade essential oils. I use Young Living essential oils due to their superior quality, and do not recommend any other brand.


Legal Disclaimer: This is not meant prescribe, diagnose, treat, or cure any health issues you may be having. If you are ill, it is your responsibility to consult your physician and conduct your own research. This is not approved by the FDA.



  1. Thank you for your article Dr. Kim I too would like to stop taking prescription medication and would rather choose the natural lifestyle however, I don’t know where to start. Please help! Joanne

  2. I have Dr. Stewart’s book. I use essential oils for healing and avoid man-made medicines. God’s Way is so much better!

  3. We met in Israel several years ago. Who knew that our paths would reconnect during our embarkment on similar paths to healing, naturally. Shalom rav!

  4. With all due respect, essential oils as we know them today did not exist in Bible times. The best they had were infused oils. While these did contain the volatile properties, or “essence” of the plant, they were not the concentrated essential oils that we have today.

    The author of the book you suggest people purchase is involved with an essential oil company…

    Essential oils are wonderful tools for health and healing, and while they are better than man-made pharmaceuticals, they must be treated with respect and used with caution. Just like you don’t take Tylenol daily to “prevent” a headache, you don’t use essential oils to “prevent” sickness. You use them when you need them. Herbs are a better option for immune-boosting and can be used daily.

  5. My first experience with essential oils was with and elderly friend that had a bedsore the size of a dinner plate. The only remedy the medical profession had for him was to spray it with saline. I dumped a bottle of frankincense, lavender, myrrh, clove and a blend called melrose into a pint mason jar. I topped it off with an organic olive oil and we sprayed it on his bedsore every time he got up out of the chair. It took about 3 months, but it was finally healed.

    They absolutely work! I have been “oiling” ever since.

  6. Wheat germ oil is very helpful for skin abrasions, burns, cuts, and scratches. Not aromatic, but definitely worth a place in the refrigerator.

  7. Where in Luke 10:1-9 does it mention oils? I did not see it. I love oils and use them and would like to show those kind of references but I didn’t see it.

  8. It is important to know that there are two “schools of thought” regarding the use of essential oils- the British and the French. Personally, I am aligned with the French model, so I use oils every day and have realized wonderful benefits. I used to use dry herbs under the care of an herbalist until I was shown how much more effective essential oils are. I’m so happy I switched!

  9. Thank you for turning me on to a great tool for health! I loved you’d article & look forward to reading more!

  10. What oils can I use for diverticulitis & or diverticulosis? I appreciate your help.

  11. Want to learn about this.

  12. Hi may I post this on my blog?
    Great article..http://www.healingthroughout.com/health-posts/

    • Yes – please do!

  13. Not sure how you can say that, as the temple priests prepared a special annointing oil. The recipe is in the bible. Also, Mary poured nard (supposedly Spikenard), which is an essential oil, onto Jesus feet before His death.

  14. Thanks for sharing this. The wise men brought the Christ child Frankincense & Myrrh, they were and are so valued for their healing powers. We use the essential oils desk reference put together from doctors and medical professionals, so we use the oils with confidence, as long as we use Young Living therapeutic pure oils & this reference book. We have had huge success over the last 15 years & can share testimony after testimony about them. We stopped using any prescriptions & switched to these, our youngest son doesn’t have a clue what any over the counter meds or prescriptions are like, thank goodness! They are just as powerful today as they were in Bible times. Amazing, God’s Pharmacy! The past 100 years we have had one toxin after another thrown at us, which is not God’s plan for our health, there really is no mystery about the alarming cancer rate & other diseases today.

  15. Great article…..it is no wonder that the Wise men brought the Christ child Frankincense & Myrrh, they were so valuable for their healing powers and still are today! I could talk for hours on this subject, we have used Young Living Therapeutic Grade Essential oils for over 15 years and ditched anything over-the-counter or prescription. As long as we use these pure oils and our Essential Oils Desk reference put together from Doctors & health professionals, we use them with confidence. My youngest son has no idea about chemical laden products in his body. There is no mystery why we have an alarming rate of cancer & other diseases with the amount of chemicals/toxins that have been thrown at us over the past 100 years. This is not what Gods plan was, he created us perfectly, with the perfect nutrition plan, God’s food & God’s Pharmacy, the enemy has been deceiving us. Genesis 129 Wellness, FB

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