I have to admit to being really excited about the results with this experiment. The first lemon stick is now becoming a tree again! Who knew this would work so well! There is growth developing all over it and this is only week 2. A week ago I put the 2nd lemon stick in with the first and as of yesterday there is new growth on that one as well. Not sure what the problem was with these, but they do LOVE the blue light. Yesterday I stuck another stick in there. This was once a beautiful houseplant. I will post as things progress... God bless! (in case you are wondering why I had the "sticks"... Once they had "died" I stuck the pots outside to have available when I needed pots. )
I loved reading about the Blue Glass Therapy so I'm trying it now.
I put some of the blue painters tape over a small window that is in one of our smaller rooms. I haven't really understood yet as to how much light should be coming through. It does look like I have turned on a blue light in that room. The whole room glows with a blue tinted hew.
Also I found this information on the web about Color Therapy and I thought you'd like to read it. I'm not sure if it's the same thing you're talking about, but I found it interesting myself.
If you want to read the whole article this is the site:
The Curative Properties of Colours
RED (BRIGHT RED) - Warm and stimulating. Use in anaemia, or whenever you are feeling cold and pale, with chilled extremities; also useful for ultraviolet and X-ray burns and frostbite; red is a liver stimulant and counter-irritant (to bring internal inflammations to the surface). Nutrients: vitamin B12, acidity.
ORANGE - A respiratory stimulant; useful for weak lungs, asthma, consumption, emphysema; also for overweight and under-active people with an under-active thyroid (energises thyroid, sedates parathyroids). Orange relieves spasms and cramps; increases milk secretion; corrects rickets and soft bones, osteoporosis; stimulates stomach and digestion, and relieves flatulence and distension; also stimulates the bladder, kidneys, liver and pancreas: try with epilepsy. It is valuable for chronic kidney disease and gallstones, arthritis, gout and rheumatism during non-painful periods. Minerals: boron, calcium, copper, selenium, silicon.
YELLOW - The most luminous colour. A strong stimulant and energiser for muscles and nerves: use in all cases of paralysis and muscle disorders, for nerve building, and in nervous exhaustion. Yellow energises the alimentary tract and stimulates digestion, flow of bile, gastric juices, pancreas activity, lymphatic system, heart, eyes and ears. It generally activates all bodily functions except those of the spleen, which is sedated; use for indigestion, constipation, diabetes, and depression, for skin cleansing and to destroy intestinal worms. Minerals: magnesium, molybdenum, sodium.
LEMON (YELLOW-GREEN) - Stimulates brain activity and activates the thymus. It is a mild laxative and expectorant (expels mucus): use in respiratory problems involving phlegm, asthma, coughs. Lemon is useful for dry, scaly skin disorders and bone building. It neutralises overacidity, and is indicated for chronic disorders in general, including cancer (systemic), diabetes and dwarfism. Minerals: gold, iodine, iron, phosphorus, silver, sulphur.
GREEN - Stimulates pituitary gland, encourages muscle and tissue building, and breaks up hardened cell masses and clots. It is anti-congestive, germicidal, disinfectant, purifying: use for heart problems, ulcers, cancer, wound healing, skin improvement, burn pains, glaucoma, headaches, neuralgia. Elements: chlorine, nitrogen.
TURQUOISE (BLUE-GREEN) - Normalising for acute disorders. It is calming, and therefore useful for headaches, for soothing inflammations, sunburn and itching. It improves, rebuilds and tones the skin: use for moist- or weeping-skin disorders. It is also valuable for acute childhood diseases and infections, acute venereal diseases, and hyperactivity. Minerals: chromium, zinc.
BLUE - Cooling, strongly anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, stops bleeding, reduces fever, pain. Use to treat all conditions marked by redness, swelling and heat, and acute phases of arthritis, gout and rheumatism. Blue is relaxing and calming, slows the pulse, can reduce high blood pressure, and is valuable for underweight and overactive people. Use to treat itching, irritation, irritability, insomnia, throbbing headaches, speedy brain; sore throat, loss of voice, burns, bruises; diarrhoea, dysentery, colitis, neuralgia, sciatica, earache, biliousness and jaundice. Also good for treating tumour areas and red or infected skin disorders. Element: oxygen.
INDIGO (BLUE-VIOLET) - Sedative, pain relieving, arrests discharges and bleeding, astringent. Use for piles and varicose veins. Indigo improves the immune system during infections: use to irradiate swollen lymph glands; in whooping cough with fever and other acute lung disorders; for convulsions and nervous irritation. It stimulates the parathyroids and sedates the thyroid; use locally for goitre.
VIOLET - Relaxing and soothing. It also stimulates the spleen and builds white blood cells. Violet sedates heart and muscle activity, and calms hyperactive people. It is useful for overactive kidneys and bladder; bed-wetting; nerve disorders and overactive mental disorders; epilepsy; insomnia. It also suppresses appetite.
PURPLE (BLUE AND RED) - Dilates blood vessels and reduces blood pressure: slows the pulse as with palpitations (irradiate heart area). Purple lowers body temperature, and is excellent for high fevers; it stimulates the activity of veins; is a good sleep inducer for insomnia; decreases pain; is antimalarial; sedates the kidneys.
MAGENTA (RED AND VIOLET) - Energising; improves and normalises the emotions. Magenta energises the adrenal glands and the heart muscle, normalises the heart and blood pressure and improves the circulation. It is diuretic; useful for kidney stones; complementary to green. Mineral: potassium.
SCARLET (2 PARTS RED AND I PART VIOLET) - arrows the arteries and raises the blood pressure; energises kidneys (diuretic); use as a sexual stimulant or for frigidity, and for suppressed menstruation. Scarlet accelerates the birth process and expels the placenta.
Update: Holy cow!
First of all, the elmer's glue and blue food coloring work and it even washes off, BUT you have to be very careful not to get it on anything else because that's a mess. Plus, it doesn't dry as clear as I thought it would. Very dull.
I think the way to go is with royal blue netting from the fabric store. I just bought 10 yards on sale for 1.04 per yard.I covered the kitchen window glass and the living room window glass and I can't believe the difference in the feel of this space! I doubled the netting as it is a fine mesh and very sheer however, the feel of the place is so different that it may be too much. I will have to wait and see what happens.
I got a very bright, royal blue because the other, lighter blues looked a bit greenish and I wasn't sure about the dark navy. What I got is a beautiful, deep jewel tone of blue. And it's a matte finish. Not shiny.
I can't believe how different the sun feels coming through it. It's soft and warm rather than harsh and white-hot. It's a hot, bright - albeit "white sky" - day here and the sun is very harsh. I usually hate having my shades open on days like this but not today! Cool!
I am amazed every time I look at the pot of vegetables under the BLUE transparent plastic sheet; it has been 3 weeks now since I put the pot of vegetables under it. In this rectangular pot, I grew radishes on one half and Winter Spinach on the other half. The Radishes was not growing very well before I placed them under blue light, the leaves were leggy and most of them were eaten by slugs. The Spinach was just sprouting and really expected them to be completely eaten by snails and slugs.
Well, the vegetables are now growing very well, the Radishes had recovered completely and they are bushy and lefty. With torchlight, I do find at night baby slugs roaming on the new leaves of the Winter Spinach and really expect them to be eaten completely sooner or later. Inspection done today on broad daylight, could hardly find any leaves been eaten. (yes, no holes on the leaves). Interesting!
It is mid winter in Auckland, New Zealand. Also no fertilizer and insecticide had been used. Anyone who grows his own vegetables knows how hard it is too keep vegetables healthy without using fertilizer and insecticide. To achieve result like this in 3 weeks and in these conditions I can only contribute that to the blue light.
Will experiment blue light with more vegetables growing this coming spring. Will keep you updated if I have positive results.
Regarding blue sunlight therapy, I don't know if this is the same thing but I can testify to using a blue light device for acne. They also have expensive treatments in dermatologists offices that use blue light. I think I may lay in the sun in the privacy of my back yard for 15 min a day with a blue veil over my face to see if it has any effect. Also I do plan to try this on some of my plants and maybe on my basement windows to keep bugs out.