Single Essential Oil Profiles

April 25th, 2006

Caution for using ANY and ALL essential oils: If Pregnant or under a doctor’s care, ALWAYS consult your physician before using Essential Oils.

Angelica (Angelica Archangelica)
Action: Anticoagulant, sedating to the Nervous system, reduces inflammation of intestinal wall. Emotionally it is calming, assisting in the release of pent-up negative feelings.
Indications: Bruises, Colic, coughs, respiratory infections, Indigestion, Menopause, premenstrual Tension, loss of appetite, rheumatic conditions. Companion Oils: Patchouli, Vetiver, Clary Sage, most citrus oils.
Caution: Photosensitizing, avoid if Diabetic.

Anise (Pimpinella anisum)
Action: Antiseptic, antispasmodic, Diuretic, stimulant

Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea)
Action: Antitumoral, anticancerous, antioxidant, combats respiratory infections, antifungal. It may also ease the pain of Arthritis and bursitis.
Caution: Possible skin irritant

Basil (Ocimum basilicum)
Action: Powerful antispasmodic, anti-infectious, antiviral, Anti-Inflammatory, decongestant (veins, arteries of the lungs, prostate), and is antibacterial.
Indications: Migraines, mental fatigue, scanty menstrual periods.
Other uses: Relaxing to both striated and smooth muscles, soothing for insect bites and stimulating to the sense of smell. It may help bronchitis and chest infections.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Wintergreen/Birch, Cypress, Geranium, Lavender, Lemongrass, Marjoram.
Caution: Do not use if epileptic

Bay Laurel (Laurus nobilis)
Action: Antiseptic, antimicrobial, expectorant, mucolytic, anti-infectious, antibacterial (staph, strep, E. coli), and an anticoagulant.
Indications: Nerve damage, Arthritis (Rheumatoid), oral infections
Other Uses: May help with loss of appetite, Asthmatic conditions, chronic bronchitis, Hair Loss (after an infection), lice, scabies, viral infections.
Caution: Use in moderation

Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)
Action: Calming, antiseptic, anti-infectious, Anti-Inflammatory, antibacterial, provides hormonal support.
Indications: Stress, loss of appetite, Indigestion, agitation, Depression, infection, inflammation, intestinal parasites, Rheumatism, Insomnia, vaginal Candida, insect repellent.
Other Uses: May help bronchitis, cold sores, oily complexion, Anxiety, Nervous Tension, coughs, Urinary Tract Infections, respiratory infection, Sore Throat, Thrush, Tonsillitis.
Caution: Photosensitizing

Birch (Betula alleghaniensis) (very similar in chemistry to Wintergreen)
Action: Analgesic, antispasmodic, Anti-Inflammatory, liver stimulant, supports bone function
Indications: Arthritis, Rheumatism, inflammation, muscular pain, tendonitis, Hypertension, Cramps. Birch and Wintergreen contain an active principal similar to cortisone that is beneficial for bone, muscle and Joint Discomfort.
Other uses: May be helpful for Cystitis, Acne, Bladder Infection, Gout, Gallstones, edema, Eczema, skin diseases, ulcers and urinary tract disorders.
Companion Oils: Wintergreen, Basil, Cypress, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Peppermint and Roman Chamomile.
Caution: Do not use if epileptic. Possible skin irritant. Skin test for Allergies.

Black Pepper (Piper Nigrum)
Action: Toothache pain, expectorant, stimulates digestive secretions, reduces pain, dispels Fever.
Other Uses: May increase cellular oxygenation, support the digestive glands, stimulate the endocrine system, increase energy and help Rheumatoid Arthritis. It may also help with loss of appetite, chills, cholera, respiratory infections, Indigestion, Constipation, coughs, diarrhea, dysentery, Influenza, Nausea, neuralgia, poor circulation, poor muscle tone, quinsy, sprains, toothache, vertigo, Viruses and Vomiting.
Companion Oils: Cumin, Fennel, Frankincense, Lavender, Marjoram, Rosemary CT Cineol, Sandalwood, other spice oils.
Caution: Possible skin irritant

Blue Tansy (Tanacetum annuum)
Action: Anti-Inflammatory, reduces pain, relieves itching, is sedating to the nerves, is an Antihistamine, hypotensive (helps with low blood pressure), and has hormone-like effects.

Blue Cypress (Callitris intratropica)
Action: Anti-Inflammatory, antiviral, effective against Herpes simplex, Herpes zoster, cold sores, human papilloma virus. This Essential Oil is also useful as an insect repellent. It also relieves abdominal Cramps and minor Aches and Pains.

Cajeput (Melaleuca leucadendra)
Action: Antimicrobial, mild analgesic, antispasmodic, antineuralgic, antiseptic (pulmonary, urinary, intestinal), insecticidal and can be used as an expectorant.
Indications: Arthritis, Acne, respiratory infections, asthma, bronchitis, urinary complaints, coughs, Cystitis, stiff joints, toothache, hay Fever, bursitis, Headaches, insect bites, intestinal problems, laryngitis, dysentery, Psoriasis, Rheumatism, Sinusitis, oily skin, Sore Throat, and viral infections.
Companion Oils: Wintergreen/Birch, Eucalyptus Radiata, Juniper and Peppermint.

Calamus (Acorus Calamus)
Action: Can be used to help Digestive Problems, Nervous complaints and Headaches. It is also used to increase the appetite.
Other Uses: Calamus can be used to help reduce the desire for tobacco. When rubbed on the feet it may help with foot odor. It also helps with asthma, bronchitis, Colic, memory loss, stroke and Depression.

Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum)
Action: Antispasmodic (neuromuscular), antibacterial, expectorant and anti-infectious.
Indications: Indigestion, loss of appetite, coughs, debility, Halitosis (Bad Breath), mental fatigue, Headaches, Heartburn, Nausea and sciatica. Cardamom may also alleviate menstrual problems and irregularities.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Cistus, Clove, Neroli, Orange, Rose and Ylang Ylang.

Carrot Seed (Daucus carota)
Action: Antiseptic, carminative, Diuretic, hepatic, stimulant, vasodilator, smooth muscle relaxant.
Indications: PMS symptoms, Dry Skin, Wrinkles, Eczema, Psoriasis, tonic to liver and gallbladder, jaundice.

Cassia (Cinnamomum Cassia)
Action: Antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral
Caution: Possible skin irritant

Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica)
Action: Mildly antiseptic and may be effective against Hair Loss, tuberculosis, bronchitis, gonorrhea and Skin Disorders such as Acne and Psoriasis. It can reduce the hardening of artery walls. It is high in sesquiterpenes which can stimulate the limbic region of the brain - the center of our emotions. It may also help stimulate the pineal gland which releases melatonin, an antioxidant hormone associated with deep sleep.
Indications: Bronchitis, anger/hysteria, Hair Loss, arteriosclerosis, Diuretic, tuberculosis, calming, Nervous Tension, urinary infections.
Other Uses: Cedarwood may help with Acne, Anxiety, Arthritis, respiratory congestion, coughs, Cystitis, Dandruff, Psoriasis, Sinusitis, skin diseases and Fluid Retention. It may help open the pineal gland. It also helps to reduce oily skin.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Cypress, Eucalyptus Radiata, Juniper, Rosemary CT Cineol.

Celery Seed (Apium graveolens)
Action: Antioxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, Diuretic, hepatic, carminative, stimulant.
Indications: Used for bladder and kidney complaints, menstrual problems, Digestive Ailments. It has been found to have a liver regenerating effect.

Chamomile, German (Matricaria recutita)
Action: Sedating, calming, Anti-Inflammatory, antispasmodic, decongestant. It supports liver, digestive and gallbladder function, reduces Scarring and relieves Allergies.
Indications: Insomnia, Nervous Tension, Stress, bursitis, tendonitis, inflammation, carpal tunnel syndrome, Headaches, Acne, liver and gallbladder disease, parasites, ulcers.
Other Uses: Cleanser of blood, helps increase Liver Function and secretion, supports the pancreas. Promotes the regeneration of skin and can be used for abscesses, burns, Rashes, cuts, and dermatitis. It is also helpful for teething Pains, Acne, Eczema, chronic Gastritis, infected nails, Cystitis, inflamed joints, Menopausal problems, sores, Skin Disorders, Stress-related complaints, toothaches, ulcers and wounds.
Companion Oils: Wintergreen/Birch, Fir, Geranium, Helichrysum, Hyssop, Lavender, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Tea Tree, Sandalwood, Spearmint, Spruce

Chamomile, Roman (Chamaemelum nobile)
Action: Calming for pre-anesthesia and Tension, antispasmodic, Anti-Inflammatory, antiparasitic, skin regeneration.
Indications: May help calm and relieve Restlessness and Tension. Its anti-infectious properties benefit cuts, scraps and bruises.
Other Uses: Neutralizes Allergies and increases the ability of the skin to regenerate. It is a Cleanser of the blood and also helps the liver discharge poisons. This oil may help with Allergies, bruises, cuts, Depression, Insomnia, Muscle Tension, nerves (calming and promoting nerve health), Restless legs and Skin Conditions such as Acne, dermatitis, Eczema, Rashes and sensitive skin. It can effectively minimize Irritability and nervousness in Hyperactive children.
Companion Oils: Clary Sage, Geranium, Lavender, Rose
Caution: Possible skin irritant

Cinnamon Bark (Cinnamomum verum)
Action: Highly antimicrobial, anti-infectious, antibacterial for a wide spectrum of infections. It is antiviral, antifungal (Candida), a general tonic, increases blood flow when previously restricted and is a light anticoagulant.
Indications: Tropical infection, typhoid and vaginitis.
Other Uses: May be beneficial for circulation, infections, coughs, exhaustion, respiratory infections, digestion, Rheumatism, warts. This oil also fights viral and infectious diseases and may be a sexual stimulant.
Companion Oils: All citrus oils, Frankincense, Cypress, Juniper, Geranium, Lavender, Rosemary CT Cineol, all spice oils.
Caution: Possible skin irritant; mucus membrane irritant

Cistus (Cistus ladanifer - also known as Labdanum)
Action: Anti-infectious, antiviral, antibacterial, powerful antihemorrhaging agent, helps reduce inflammation and is a neurotonic for the sympathetic Nervous system.
Indications: Bronchitis, respiratory infections, coughs, Rhinitis, urinary infections, wounds and Wrinkles.
Other Uses: May strengthen and support the Immune System (due to phenol action).
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Cypress, Juniper, Lavender, Lavandin, Patchouli, Pine, Sandalwood, Vetiver.

Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus)
Action: Antibacterial, antifungal, Anti-Inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, insecticidal, insect repellent, deodorant.
Indications: Headaches, respiratory infections, neuralgia, fatigue and oily skin.
Other Uses: Can be used as an antiseptic to sanitize and deodorize surfaces. It makes an excellent insect repellent when combines with Cedarwood.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Geranium, Lemon, Orange, Pine.
Caution: Possible skin irritant; possible contact sensitization from repeated use

Clary Sage (Salvia Sclarea)
Action: Antidiabetic, helps reduce High Cholesterol, is estrogen-like, supports hormones, anti-infectious, antifungal, antispasmodic, relaxing, antibacterial, and may help with epilepsy, Menopause and PMS.
Indications: Bronchitis, cholesterol, hemorrhoids, hormonal imbalance, PMS, Insomnia, intestinal Cramps, menstrual Cramps, Premenopause, weak digestion.
Other Uses: May be used for menstrual problems, Depression, Headaches, Dandruff, insect bites, Insomnia, Kidney Disorders, Dry Skin, Throat Infections, ulcers, circulatory problems and whooping cough.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Cedarwood, Lemon, Orange, Cypress, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Sandalwood.
Caution: Use caution with infants and children.

Clove (Syzygium aromaticum)
Action: Highly antimicrobial, antiseptic, analgesic, bactericidal, powerful antioxidant. It is hemostatic (blood thinning) and is also Anti-Inflammatory.
Indications: Infectious diseases, intestinal parasites, tuberculosis, respiratory infections, pain, toothache, scabies and infected wounds.
Other Uses: Clove oil can help prevent contagious disease and may treat Arthritis, bronchitis, cholera, Cystitis, dental infection, amoebic dysentery, diarrhea, tuberculosis, Acne, fatigue, thyroid dysfunction, Halitosis, Headaches, Hypertension, insect bites, Nausea, neuritis, dermatitis, Rheumatism, Sinusitis, skin cancer, chronic skin disease, bacterial colitis, sores (speeds healing of mouth and skin sores), Viral Hepatitis, warts and lymphoma.
Companion Oils: Basil, Bergamot, Cinnamon Bark, Clary Sage, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Nutmeg, Orange, Peppermint, Rose, Rosemary CT Cineol, Ylang Ylang.
Caution: Possible skin irritant; possible contact sensitization from repeated use; do not use if on blood thinners

Coriander (Coriandrum sativum)
Action: Anti-Inflammatory, sedative effect.
Other Uses: May help with Arthritis, diarrhea, respiratory infections, Indigestion, digestive spasms, poor circulation, Rheumatism, Gout, general infections, Measles, Headaches, Nausea, muscular Aches and Pains, neuralgia, Skin Conditions (Acne, Psoriasis, dermatitis), and Stress. It may also help during convalescence and after a difficult childbirth. Because of its estrogenic content, Coriander may regulate and help control pain related to menstruation.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Cinnamon, Citronella, Clary Sage, Cypress, Ginger, Jasmine, Neroli, Petitgrain, Pine, Sandalwood, other spice oils.
Caution: Impairs mental function in large doses.

Cumin (Cuminum cyminum)
Action: Antiviral, immune stimulant, helps appetite and digestion and acts as a liver regulator.
Indications: Poor circulation, Indigestion, digestive spasms, Headaches and Migraines.
Other Uses: Calming and a powerful support to the Immune System. It may also help wound healing and Scars.
Companion Oils: Cinnamon, Frankincense, Jasmine, Myrrh, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang
Caution: Photosensitizing

Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)
Action: Improves circulation and supports the nerves and intestines. Anti-infectious, antibacterial, antimicrobial, and strengthens blood capillaries. It also acts as an insect repellent.
Indications: Arthritis, bronchitis, circulation, Cramps, hemorrhoids, Insomnia, intestinal parasites, Menopausal problems, menstrual pain, pancreas insufficiencies, pulmonary infections, Rheumatism, spasms, tuberculosis, throat problems, varicose veins, Fluid Retention. May be helpful for some cancers.
Other uses: May be beneficial for asthma, strengthening blood capillary walls, reducing cellulite, supporting the circulatory system and strengthening connective tissue. It may help with coughs, edema, improving energy, gallbladder ailments, bleeding gums, hemorrhaging, laryngitis, Liver Disorders, muscular Cramps, Nervous Tension, nose bleeds, ovarian cysts. It is outstanding when used in Skin Care, lessening Scar Tissue.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Orange and Sandalwood.

Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)
Action: Antitumoral, anticancerous, antifungal, antioxidant and combats respiratory infections.
Caution: Possible skin irritant

Elemi (Canarium luzonicum)
Action: Antiseptic and antimicrobial
Indications: Sluggish glands, Scarring, upset stomach, amoebic dysentery
Other Uses: Widely regarded today for soothing Sore Muscles, protecting and rejuvenating the skin, reducing Wrinkles and stimulating nerves. Its fragrance is very conducive to Meditation.

Eucalyptus Citriodora (Eucalyptus Citriodora)
Action: Analgesic, antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, deodorant, expectorant, insecticidal agent.
Indications: Asthma, Athlete’s foot and other fungal infections, respiratory infections, cuts, Dandruff, fevers, Herpes, infectious Skin Conditions, laryngitis, scabs, shingles, Sore Throat, sores and wounds.
Caution: Do not take internally

Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus Globulus)
Action: Mucolytic, antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal (Candida), antiviral, antiseptic, expectorant.
Indications: Asthma, Candida, coughs, Diabetes, Herpes, Hypoglycemia, lungs, Measles, Headaches, respiratory infections, Sinusitis, shingles, tuberculosis.
Other Uses: May be used for Aches/pains, Acne, Allergies, Arthritis, bronchitis, burns, respiratory infections, Cystitis, endometriosis, gonorrhea, inflammation of the ear, eye and sinus, and as a decongestant. Also for malaria, Rheumatism, respiratory infections, skin and Throat Infection/sores, ulcers, vaginitis and wounds. Also helpful for increasing energy.
Companion Oils: Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Melissa, Pine, Sandalwood, Thyme.
Caution: Do not take internally

Eucalyptus Polybractea (Eucalyptus Polybractea)
Action: Anti-infectious, antiviral, antibacterial, Anti-Inflammatory, mucolytic, expectorant, insect repellent.
Indications: Acne and Cystitis.

Eucalyptus Radiata (Eucalyptus Radiata)
Action: Anti-infectious, antibacterial, antiviral, Anti-Inflammatory, expectorant.
Indications: Conjunctivitis, vaginitis, Acne, Sinusitis, bronchitis.
Other Uses: This oil, when combines with Bergamot, has been used effectively on Herpes simplex. It may also help with Acne, bronchitis, ear inflammation, endometriosis, nasal and sinus congestion, Sinusitis and vaginitis.

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)
Action: Stimulates estrogen production, facilitates birthing, increases lactation, promotes digestion, reduces Indigestion, supports the heart and respiratory system, expels worms, is stimulating to the circulatory and respiratory systems. It is antiseptic, antispasmodic and analgesic.
Indications: Cystitis, sluggish digestion, Fluid Retention, Gout, intestinal parasites, intestinal spasms, Nausea, Menopause, and pre-Menopause problems.
Other Uses: May be used for Indigestion, stimulating the cardiovascular and respiratory system, for Constipation, digestion, balancing hormones, supporting pancreatic function and PMS. It may break up fluids and toxins and cleanse the tissues.
Companion Oils: Basil, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Rosemary CT Cineol, Sandalwood
Caution: Do not use if epileptic

Fleabane (Conyza canadensis)
Action: Stimulates liver and pancreas, antirheumatic, antispasmodic, hormone-like, cardiovascular dilator. Has been used to treat children with retarded puberty.
This oil is still under study.

Frankincense (Boswellia carteri)
Action: Expectorant, antitumoral, immunostimulant, Antidepressant Indications: Asthma, Depression, ulcers
Other Uses: May help with Allergies, bites (insect and snake), bronchitis, cancer, respiratory infections, diphtheria, Headaches, hemorrhaging, Herpes, High Blood Pressure, inflammation, Stress, Tonsillitis., Typhoid, warts. It contains sesquiterpenes, enabling it to go beyond the blood/brain barrier where it is elevating to the mind and helps to overcome Stress and despair. It also increases the activity of leukocytes in defense of the body against infection.
Companion Oils: All oils

Galbanum (Ferula gummosa)
Action: Anti-infectious, stimulant, supporting to the kidneys and menstruating, analgesic, and a light antispasmodic.
Indications: Abscesses, boils, wounds, inflammation
Other Uses: May help with Acne, asthma, bronchitis, chronic coughs, Cramps, cuts, Indigestion, muscular Aches and Pains, Nervous Tension, poor circulation, Rheumatism, Scar Tissue, Stress and Wrinkles.
Companion Oils: All oils

Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
Action: Antispasmodic, antitumoral, adrenal cortex stimulant, Anti-Inflammatory, astringent, hemostatic (stops bleeding), anti-infectious, antibacterial, antifungal, revitalizes skin tissue, dilates bile ducts for liver Detoxification. Balances the sebum, which is the fatty secretion in the sebaceous glands of the skin that keep the skin supple. Helps cleanse oily skin and restores and enlivens pale skin.
Indications: Skin Conditions (dermatitis, Eczema, Psoriasis, vitiligo), Herpes, shingles, bleeding, tumor growths, hormone imbalances. Other Uses: May be used for Acne, burns, circulatory problems (improves blood flow), Depression gingivitis, liver problems, sterility, digestion, Insomnia, menstrual problems, neuralgia (severe pain along the nerve), regenerating tissue and nerves, pancreas imbalances, ringworm, Sore Throats, and wounds. Also recommended for Liver Disorders and hepatitis.
Companion Oils: All oils

Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
Action: Digestive tonic, sexual tonic, reduces pain, expectorant. Indications: Arthritis, Rheumatism, Indigestion, Digestive Disorders, Motion Sickness.
Other Uses: May be used for alcoholism, loss of appetite, Arthritis, chills, respiratory infections, congestion, coughs, Digestive Disorders, infectious diseases, muscular Aches/pains, Nausea, Rheumatism, Sinusitis, Sore Throats and sprains.
Companion Oils: All spice oils, all citrus oils, Eucalyptus Radiata, Frankincense, Geranium, Myrtle, Rosemary CT Cineol, Spearmint.
Caution: Possible contact sensitization from repeated use; Photosensitizing

Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)
Action: Diuretic, Anti-Inflammatory, hepatic, mucolytic, stimulant, tonic Indications: Arthritis, asthma, Candida, Colds, cough, Hypertension
Other Uses: Helps to thin mucus secretions and relieve congested mucus membranes. It promotes urination, cleans the kidneys, reduces inflammation and prevents infection.

Grapefruit (Citrus x paradisi)
Action: Antiseptic, disinfecting, detoxifying, Diuretic. Like many cold-pressed citrus oils, it has unique fat-dissolving characteristics. It is exceptionally cleansing for oily skin. Psychologically, it is an Antidepressant and is emotionally uplifting.
Indications: Acne, cellulite, digestion, Fluid Retention
Other Uses: May help with Depression, drug withdrawal, jet lag, eating disorders, fatigue, Liver Disorders, Migraine Headaches, premenstrual Tension, Stress. It may also have a cleansing effect on the the kidneys, lymphatic system and the vascular system.
Companion Oils: Basil, Bergamot, Cedarwood, German Chamomile, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary CT Cineol, Rosewood, Ylang Ylang
Caution: Photosensitizing

Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum)
Action: Anticoagulant, anesthetic, dissolves hematomas (blood clots), mucolytic, expectorant, antispasmodic, stimulates liver, reduces Scar Tissue and skin discoloration. It also balances blood pressure, chelates chemicals and toxins.
Indications: Hematoma (swelling or blood-filled tumor), bleeding, arteriosclerosis, Hypertension, congestive heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias, thrombosis, embolisms, Liver Disorders, phlebitis, sciatica, sinus infection, Skin Conditions (Eczema, dermatitis, Psoriasis)
Other Uses: May help blood circulation, hearing loss, pain (acute), Respiratory Conditions, Scar Tissue, and varicose veins. It may regenerate tissue, Detoxify and stimulate liver cell function.

Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)
Action: Anticatarrhal, mucolytic, decongestant, expectorant, cleansing, purifying, helps reduce fats in tissue. Hyssop raises low blood pressure, regulates menstrual flow, increases perspiration.
Indications: Anxiety, Arthritis, asthma, bruises, respiratory infections, coughs, cuts, dermatitis, Indigestion, fatigue, Nervous Tension, parasites (it expels worms), Rheumatism, Sore Throats, viral infections, wounds.
Companion Oils: All citrus oils, Clary Sage, Fennel, Geranium, Myrtle, Sage
Caution: Do not use if epileptic.

Jasmine (Jasmine officinale)
Action: Beneficial for the skin, uplifting, Antidepressant, stimulating Indications: Dry, oily, irritated or sensitive skin, Anxiety, Stress, Depression.
Other Uses: May help with Eczema (when caused by emotions), Frigidity, labor Pains, laryngitis, lethargy (abnormal Drowsiness), menstrual pain and problems, Stress. Ideal for Skin Care.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Frankincense, Geranium, Helichrysum, Lemongrass, Mandarin, Melissa, Orange, Palmarosa, Rose, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Spearmint.

Juniper (Juniperus communis and J. osteosperma)
Action: Antiseptic, astringent, digestive stimulant, purifying, detoxifying, increases circulation through the kidneys and promotes excretion of uric acid and toxins.
Indications: Acne, dermatitis, Eczema, Gout, Depression fatigue, liver problems, Sore Muscles, Rheumatism, ulcers, urinary infections, Fluid Retention, wounds.
Other Uses: May work as a detoxifier and a Cleanser, as well as being beneficial to the skin. It may assist with nerve regeneration.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, all citrus oils, Cypress, Geranium, Lavender, Tea Tree, Rosemary CT Cineol

Lavandin (Lavandula x hybrida)
Action: Antibacterial, antifungal, strong antiseptic (related actions to Lavender)
Indications: There is not a long history of the therapeutic use of Lavandin
Other Uses: Lavandin is best used as an antiseptic. Its greater penetrating qualities make it well suited to help with respiratory, circulatory and muscular conditions.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Cinnamon, Citronella, Clove, Cypress, Clary Sage, Geranium, Lime, Patchouli, Pine, Rosemary CT Cineol, Thyme
Caution: Do not use for burns

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
Action: Antiseptic, analgesic, antitumoral, anticonvulsant, Anti-Inflammatory, sedative. Beneficial for healing burns, cleansing cuts and wounds. Ideal for Skin Care since it prevents the build up of excess sebum, a skin oil that bacteria feed on. Lavender has also been clinically evaluated for its relaxing effects.
Indications: Burns (cell renewal), sunburns (including lips), Dandruff, Hair Loss, Allergies, convulsions, Herpes, Headaches, Indigestion, Insomnia, High Blood Pressure, Menopausal conditions, Nausea, phlebitis, tumors, premenstrual conditions, Scarring (minimizes), Skin Conditions (Acne, dermatitis, Eczema, Psoriasis, Rashes), stretch marks. It may be used to cleans cuts, bruises and skin irritations.
Other Uses: Lavender is a universal oil with many different applications. It may also help Arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, convulsions, Depression, earaches, heart palpitations, High Blood Pressure, hives (urticaria), insect bites, laryngitis, Nervous Tension, respiratory infections, Rheumatism and Throat Infections.
Companion Oils: Most oils, especially citrus oils, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Geranium

Ledum (Ledum groenlandicum)
Action: Anti-Inflammatory, antitumoral, antibacterial, hepatoprotectant, Diuretic, decongestant
Indications: Liver dysfunctions, hepatitis, Cirrhosis, Fatty Liver, obesity, laryngitis, bronchitis, Allergies, Influenza, edema, thyroid regulation.
Other Uses: Can be used for all types of skin problems, for coughs, hoarseness, stomach discomfort, prostate infection, congested prostate, Insomnia, Allergies.
Companion Oils: Frankincense, Goldenrod, Wintergreen/Birch, Lemon, Sage
Caution: If using topically, always dilute

Lemon (Citrus Limon)
Action: Anti-infectious, antibacterial (spores), antiseptic, antiviral, disinfectant. Lemon improves microcirculation, promotes white blood cell formation and improves Immune Function.
Indications: Anemia, asthma, Herpes, warts, shingles, bleeding, malaria, parasites, Rheumatism, Throat Infections, ureter infections, varicose veins.
Other Uses: May be beneficial for Anxiety, blood pressure, Digestive Problems, respiratory infections, Sore Throats. It helps promote leukocyte formation, improves memory, strengthens nails, cleans the skin and promotes a sense of well-being. Research has shown lemon to have Antidepressant effects. It serves as an effective insect repellent and works well in removing gum, wood stain, oil and grease spots.
Companion Oils: German Chamomile, Eucalyptus Radiata, Fennel, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniper, Peppermint, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang
Caution: Very Photosensitizing.

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus)
Action: Supports digestion, tones and helps regenerate connective tissues and ligaments, dilates blood vessels, strengthens vascular walls, promotes lymph flow, Anti-Inflammatory, sedative.
Indications: Bladder Infection, digestive disturbances, parasites, torn ligaments, edema, Fluid Retention, Kidney Disorders, varicose veins. Other Uses: May help Improve Circulation, digestion and eyesight as well as combat Headaches, infections, Respiratory Problems, Sore Throats and Fluid Retention. It AIDS in tissue regeneration.
Companion Oils: Basil, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus Radiata, Geranium, Lavender, Tea Tree, Rosemary CT Cineol
Caution: Possible skin irritant

Lime (Citrus aurantifolia)
Common Method of Extraction: Cold
Pressed/Expressed Color: Light Yellow Green
Consistency: Thin
Perfumery Note: Top
Strength of Initial Aroma: Medium
Aromatic Description: Fresh, citrusy, sweet.
Possible Uses: Acne, asthma, chilblains, Colds, dull skin, Flu, varicose veins.
Constituents: a-pinene, B-pinene, sabinene, myrcene, limonene, y-terpinene, terpinolene, octanal, nonanal, tetradecanal, pentadecanal, trans-a-bergaptene, caryophyllene, B-bisabolene, geranial, neryl acetate, geranyl acetate, a-terpineo, linalool.
Safety Information: Phototoxic.

Mandarin (Citrus reticulata)
Action: Light antispasmodic, digestive tonic (digestoid), antiseptic, antifungal, stimulates the gallbladder.
Other Uses: May help Acne, Digestive Problems, Fluid Retention, Insomnia, intestinal problems, skin problems (congested and oily skin, Scars, spots), tones the skin, diminishes stretch marks (when combined with either Jasmine, Lavender, Sandalwood and/or Frankincense), calms Nervous Tension and Restlessness. Recommended for children and Pregnant women because it is very gentle.
Companion Oils: Cinnamon, Clove, Lavender, Neroli, Nutmeg, citrus oils, spice oils
Caution: Very Photosensitizing.

Marjoram (Origanum majorana)
Action: Anti-infectious, antibacterial, dilates blood vessels, regulates blood pressure, soothes muscles, promotes intestinal peristalsis, tones the parasympathetic Nervous system, supports respiratory system. Indications: Aches, Arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, Indigestion, Constipation, Cramps, Insomnia, Migraine Headaches, neuralgia, Rheumatism, sprains.
Other Uses: May be relaxing and calming to the muscles that constrict and sometimes contribute to Headaches. It may help Anxiety, Nervous Tension, bruises, burns, sores, cuts, circulatory disorders, respiratory infections, fungal and viral infections, menstrual problems, ringworm, shingles, shock, sores, spasms, sunburn, Fluid Retention.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Cedarwood, German Chamomile, Cypress, Lavender, Nutmeg, Orange, Rosemary CT Cineol, Rosewood, Ylang Ylang

Melissa (Melissa officinalis)
Action: Calming, sedative, hypotensive (lowers blood pressure), fights against cholera, Anti-Inflammatory
Indications: Allergies, Anxiety, asthma, bronchitis, chronic coughs, respiratory infections, cold-sore Blisters, Indigestion, Depression, dysentery, Eczema, fevers, Hypertension, Indigestion, insect bites, Insomnia, menstrual problems, Migraine, Nausea, Nervous Tension, palpitations, Throat Infections, vertigo
Companion Oils: Geranium, Lavender, other floral and citrus oils

Mountain Savory (Sauterne Montana)
Action: Strongly anti-infectious, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antiparasitic, immunostimulant, general tonic and stimulant.
Indications: Acute pain, sluggish Nervous and circulatory systems.
Other Uses: Due to its high phenol content, Mountain Savory is a very strong antiseptic and has been used to hasten the formation of scabs and to help with abscesses, burns and cuts. It is also known to stimulate the adrenal gland. Recent research suggests that the extract may have anti-HIV activity.
Caution: If used topically, always dilute; possible skin irritant.

Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha)
Action: Anti-infectious, antiviral, antiparasitic, hormone-like, Anti-Inflammatory, soothes Skin Conditions, anti-hyperthyroid, supports Immune System.
Indications: Bronchitis, diarrhea, dysentery, Hyperthyroidism, stretch marks, Thrush, ulcers, vaginal Thrush, Viral Hepatitis.
Other Uses: May be used to help asthma, Athlete’s foot, Candida, coughs, Eczema, digestion, fungal infection, gingivitis, gum infections, hemorrhoids, mouth ulcers, ringworm, Sore Throats, wounds and Wrinkles.
Companion Oils: Frankincense, Lavender, Patchouli, Sandalwood, and all spice oils

Myrtle (Myrtus communis)
Action: Expectorant, anti-infectious, liver stimulant, prostate decongestant, light antispasmodic, regulator for thyroid and ovary, tonic for the skin.
Indications: Bronchitis, coughs, Hypothyroidism, Insomnia, sluggish thyroid, prostate congestion, respiratory tract ailments, sinus infection, tuberculosis, ureter infections.
Other Uses: May help anger, asthma, respiratory infections, Cystitis, diarrhea, dysentery, impaired digestion, hemorrhoids, hormonal imbalances. It may support the Immune System, fight infections, Sinusitis, infectious diseases, and pulmonary disorders, aid Skin Conditions (Acne, blemishes, bruises, oily skin, Psoriasis, etc.). Useful on children for chest complaints and coughs.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Tea Tree, Rosewood, Rosemary CT Cineol, Spearmint, Thyme

Naouli (Melaleuca quinquenervia)
Action: Male hormone-like, Anti-Inflammatory, anti-infectious, antibacterial, antiviral, antiparasitic (kills amoeba and parasites in the blood)
Indications: Mucous in respiratory passages, the urinary tract and genital organs; also good for High Blood Pressure.
Other Uses: May help with respiratory Allergies, infections and hemorrhoids.
Caution: Possible contact sensitization with repeated use

Neroli (Citrus aurantium)
Action: Anti-infectious, antibacterial, antiparasitic, digestive tonic, antidepressive, hypotensive (lowers blood pressure).
Indications: Anxiety, Depression, digestive spasms, fear, Headaches, heart arrhythmia, hysteria, Insomnia, Nervous Tension, palpitations, PMS, poor circulation, Scars, shock, Stress-related conditions, stretch marks, tachycardia, thread (spider) veins, Wrinkles.
Other Uses: May support the Digestive System and fight bacteria, infections, parasites, and Viruses. In support of the skin, Neroli works at the cellular level to help shed the old skin cells and stimulate new cell growth. It is particularly beneficial for mature and sensitive skin.
Companion Oils: Cedarwood, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemon, Rose, Sandalwood

Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans)
Action: Antiseptic, antiparasitic, reduces pain, promotes normal menstruation, improves circulation.
Indications: Loss of appetite, chronic debility, digestion (helps with starchy foods and fats), Gallstones, Halitosis, Rheumatism
Other Uses: This oil has adrenal cortex-like activity which helps support the Adrenal Glands for increased energy. It may also help treat Arthritis, bacterial infection, Frigidity, Gout, Impotence, menstrual problems, Nausea, severe nerve pain.
Companion Oils: Cinnamon Bark, Clove, Cypress, Frankincense, Lemon, Tea Tree, Melissa, Orange, Patchouli, Rosemary CT Cineol
Caution: Do not use if epileptic. Dilute when applied topically.

Orange (Citrus aurantium)
Action: Calming, sedative, Anti-Inflammatory, antitumoral, anticoagulant, improves circulation
Indications: Angina (false), cardiac spasm, Insomnia, Menopause, tumor growth.
Companion Oils: Cinnamon Bark, Clove, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Nutmeg, Rosewood
Caution: Photosensitizing.

Oregano (Origanum compactum)
Action: Powerful anti-infectious agent (for respiratory, intestines, genital, nerves, blood and lymphatics) with large-spectrum action against bacteria, mycobacteria, fungi, Viruses, and parasites. It is a general tonic and immune stimulant.
Indications: Asthma, bronchitis (chronic), Mental Disease, pulmonary tuberculosis, Rheumatism (chronic), whooping cough.
Other Uses: May help respiratory infections, digestion problems, viral and bacterial pneumonia, respiratory system problems, balance Metabolism and strengthen the vital centers.
Companion Oils: Basil, Fennel, Geranium, Lemongrass, Myrtle, Pine, Rosemary CT Cineol, Thyme.
Caution: High phenol content can burn the skin - dilute 1 drop Essential Oil to 50 drops vegetable or massage oil for topical application other than the bottom of feet. Use extra caution to avoid contact with all mucus membranes. Skin irritant.

Palmarosa (Cymbopogon margin)
Action: Antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, uterine tonic, cardiotonic
Indications: May be beneficial for Rashes, Candida, the Cardiovascular System, digestive and Nervous systems, fighting infections. It is valuable for all types of skin problems because it stimulates new cell growth, regulates oil production, moisturizes and speeds healing.
Companion Oils: Basil, Fennel, Geranium, Lemongrass, Myrtle, Pine, Rosemary CT Cineol, Thyme

Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)
Action: Soothing to digestion, decongestant, Anti-Inflammatory, anti-infectious, antimicrobial, antiseptic, soothes wrinkled or chapped skin.
Indications: Allergies, dermatitis, Eczema, hemorrhoids, tissue regeneration.
Other Uses: Helps the body eliminate toxic material. It may also curb appetite; it helps with Acne; soothes insect bites, helps with cellulite, congestion, Dandruff, Depression, helps with weight control, relieves itching from hives, helps with Skin Conditions (chapped and loose skin), Fluid Retention and weeping wounds.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Geranium, Ginger, Lavender, Lemongrass, Myrrh, Pine, Rosewood, Sandalwood.

Peppermint (Mentha piperita)
Action: Anticarcinogenic, supports digestion, expels worms, decongestant, anti-infectious, antibacterial, antifungal, mucolytic, stimulant, hypertensive, cardiotonic, stimulates the gallbladder, is a pain-reliever, expectorant, Anti-Inflammatory for the intestinal and urinary tract. It can heighten or restore the sense of taste by stimulating the trigeniminal nerve.
Indications: Asthma, bronchitis, Candida, diarrhea, Digestive Problems, Fever, Nausea, Halitosis, Heartburn, hemorrhoids, Hot Flashes, Indigestion, menstrual irregularity, Headaches, Motion Sickness, tumor growth, respiratory infections, shock, itchy skin, Throat Infections, varicose veins.
Other Uses: May help Arthritis, Depression, Skin Conditions (Eczema, Psoriasis, dermatitis), food poisoning, Headaches, hives, hysteria, inflammation, morning sickness, nerve regeneration, Rheumatism, elevate and open sensory system, ease the pain of toothaches, kills tuberculosis bacillus (according to recent research).
Caution: Possible skin irritant; always dilute when using on children’s or sensitive skin; do not apply neat to fresh wounds or burns; avoid contact with eyes, mucus membranes or sensitive skin areas.

Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium)
Action: Antispasmodic, Anti-Inflammatory, anti-infectious, antibacterial.
Other Uses: May help reestablish nerve equilibrium. It may also help with Acne, fatigue, greasy hair, Insomnia and excessive perspiration.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Cistus, Clary Sage, Clove, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Neroli, Orange, Palmarosa, Rosemary CT Cineol

Pine (Pinus sylvestris)
Action: Hormone-like, antidiabetic, cortisone-like, sexual stimulant, hypertensive (High Blood Pressure), anti-infectious, antifungal, antiseptic. Indications: Asthma, pulmonary infections, bronchitis, Diabetes, severe infections, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sinusitis.
Other Uses: May help dilate the respiratory system, particularly the bronchial tract. It may also help with respiratory infections, coughs, cuts, cysts, fatigue, Gout, lice, Nervous exhaustion, scabies, skin parasites, sores, Stress, urinary infections. Pine oil may also help increase blood pressure and stimulate the Adrenal Glands and the circulatory system. Pine oil is a good ingredient for any first aid kit.
Companion Oils: Cedarwood, Eucalyptus Radiata, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Marjoram, Tea Tree, Rosemary CT Cineol.
Caution: Avoid oils adulterated with turpentine - be sure to get Organic/therapeutic grade oil.

Ravensara (Ravensara aromatica)
Action: Anti-infectious, antiviral, antibacterial, expectorant, antimicrobial, supports the nerves and respiratory system.
Indications: Bronchitis, cholera, Herpes, infectious mononucleosis, Insomnia, muscle fatigue, rhinopharyngitis, shingles, Sinusitis, Viral Hepatitis.
Other Uses: May help asthma, Cystitis, burns, cancer, respiratory infections, cuts, pneumonia, scrapes, viral infections, wounds and it strengthens the respiratory system.

Rose (Rosa damascena)
Action: Anti-Inflammatory, prevents and reduces Scarring, balances and elevates the mind.
Other Uses: May help asthma, chronic bronchitis, Herpes simplex, Impotence, Scarring, sexual debilities, skin diseases, winkles.

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis CT 1,8 cineol)
Action: Antifungal, antibacterial, antiseptic, antiparasitic, general stimulant, enhances mental clarity, supports nerves and endocrine glands balance.
Indications: Rheumatism, Arthritis, Myalgia, hepatitis, liver conditions, menstrual disturbances, Hypertension (weak doses), hypotension (strong doses), Indigestion, bronchitis, respiratory and lung infections, Hair Loss (Alopecia), asthma.
Other Uses: Improves concentration and stimulates the scalp.
Companion Oils: Basil, Eucalyptus Radiata, Lavender, Marjoram, Peppermint, Pine.
Caution: Do not use if epileptic.

Rosemary Verbenon (Rosmarinus officinalis CT Verbenon)
Action: Mucolytic, expectorant, antispasmodic, antibacterial, antiseptic, balances endocrine glands.
Indications: Respiratory infections, bronchitis, Viral Hepatitis, Nervous Tension, cardiac arrhythmia, Cystitis, Arthritis, Rheumatism.
Other Uses: Because of its lower camphor and higher Verbenon content, this chemotype of Rosemary is milder than the cineol chemotype and so is especially well-suited for chest, lung and sinus infections. It is ideal for Skin Care and can be used to combat Hair Loss.
Companion Oils: Basil, Eucalyptus Radiata, Lavender, Marjoram, Peppermint, Pine.
Caution: Do not use if epileptic.

Rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora)
Action: Anti-infectious, antibacterial, antiviral, antiparasitic, antifungal, soothing to the skin. It has been researched for its inhibition rate against gram positive and gram negative bacterial growth.
Indications: Acne, Candida, Depression, Eczema, oral infections, Dry Skin, vaginitis.
Other Uses: May create skin elasticity and is soothing to the skin. It is recognized for its ability to get rid of Candida of the skin and slow the aging process. It may also be beneficial for cuts, Nausea, tissue regeneration and wounds. It helps to create a synergism with all other oils.

Sage (Salvia officinalis)
Action: Expectorant, mucolytic, anti-infectious, fights against cholera, estrogen-like, supports menstruation, prevents and reduces Scarring, regulates circulation, soothes Skin Conditions and is a balancer and detoxifier of the body. Sage contains camphor, which balances estrogen levels, providing support during PMS and Menopause.
Indications: Asthma, chronic bronchitis, sluggish digestion, gingivitis, glandular disorders, menstrual irregularity, Menopause.
Other uses: May help improve estrogen, progesterone and testosterone balance. It activates the Nervous system and adrenal cortex and may help with illness that is related to digestion and liver problems. It may also be beneficial for Acne, Arthritis, bacterial infections, Dandruff, Depression, Eczema, fibrosis, Hair Loss, low blood pressure, mental fatigue, Metabolism, Respiratory Problems, Rheumatism, Skin Conditions, sores, sprains. Sage strengthens the vital centers of the body, balancing the pelvic chakra where negative emotions from denial and abuse are stored.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Lemongrass, Pine, Rosemary CT Cineol
Caution: Sage is an oral toxin due to thujone content - do not take internally. Do not use if epileptic. Do not use if you have High Blood Pressure.

Sandalwood (Santalum album)
Action: High in sesquiterpenes that have been researched for their ability to stimulate the pineal gland and the limbic region of the brain, the center of emotions. The pineal gland is responsible for releasing melatonin, a powerful antioxidant that enhances deep sleep. Sandalwood is similar to Frankincense oil in its support of nerves and circulation.
Indications: Bronchitis (chronic), Herpes, Cystitis, skin tumors.
Other Uses: Helps with Cystitis and Urinary Tract Infections. It may also be beneficial for Acne, Depression, Meditation, pulmonary infections, menstrual problems, Nervous Tension, skin infection. It helps dry or dehydrated skin.
Companion Oils: Cypress, Frankincense, Lemon, Myrrh, Patchouli, Spruce, Ylang Ylang.

Spearmint (Mentha spicata)
Action: Anti-Inflammatory, calming, astringent, antiseptic, mucolytic, stimulates the gallbladder, promotes menstruation.
Indications: Bronchitis, Candida, Cystitis, Hypertension.
Other Uses: May balance and increase Metabolism, may aid glandular, Nervous and respiratory systems. May help with Acne, stimulate a poor appetite, help Bad Breath, promote easier labor in childbirth, help with Depression, digestion, Dry Skin, Eczema, Headaches, intestines (soothes), menstruation (to slow heavy periods), Nausea, sore gums, vaginitis, excess weight.
Companion Oils: Basil, Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary CT Cineol

Spikenard (Nardostachys jatamansi)
Action: Antibacterial, antifungal, Anti-Inflammatory, deodorant, relaxing, skin tonic.
Indications: Known for helping in the treatment of Allergic skin reactions.
Other Uses: May also help with Allergies, Candida, Indigestion, Insomnia, menstrual difficulties, Migraine, Nausea, Rashes, bacterial infections, Stress, tachycardia, Tension and wounds that will not heal. Strengthens the heart and circulatory system.
Companion Oils: Cistus, Lavender, Patchouli, Pine Vetiver

Spruce (Picea mariana)
Action: Antispasmodic, anti-infectious, antiparasitic, antiseptic, Anti-Inflammatory, hormone-like, cortisone-like, general tonic, stimulates thymus.
Indications: Arthritis, Candida, Hyperthyroidism, immune-Depression, Prostatitis, Rheumatism.
Other Uses: May be beneficial for bone pain, glandular imbalances, aching joints, sciatica pain. May help support the Nervous and respiratory systems, can be stimulating to the pineal, thymus and Adrenal Glands.
Companion Oils: Wintergreen/Birch, Eucalyptus Radiata, Frankincense, Helichrysum, Ravensara.

Swamp Paperbark (Melaleuca ericfolia)
This oil is still under study. It is somewhat gentler than Tea Tree and has been found beneficial for bronchitis, asthma, respiratory infection, cynitis, sinus infection.

Tangerine (Citrus nobilis)
Action: Promotes happiness, helps with Anxiety, nervousness.
Other Uses: May help dissolve cellulite, Improve Circulation and help Digestive System disorders, dizziness, Anxiety, Insomnia, Irritability, liver problems, parasites, stretch marks (smoothes when blended with Lavender), and Fluid Retention.
Companion Oils: Basil, Bergamot, German Chamomile, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Orange.

Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)
Action: Analgesic, antitumoral, believed to help stop bleeding, immune stimulant.
Indications: Respiratory infections, stomach conditions, Arthritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, aneurysm, bruises, diarrhea, freckles, Gout.
Companion Oils: Wintergreen/Birch, Clary Sage, Elemi, Hyssop, Myrtle, Pine, Valerian, Vetiver.

Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus)
Action: A neuromuscular antispasmodic, Anti-Inflammatory, anti-infectious, antifermentation, reduces Allergies.
Indications: Colitis, hiccups, intestinal spasms, parasites, rheumatic pain, sciatica.
Other Uses: May be beneficial for abdominal discomfort and spasms, Arthritis, digestive complaints, genital and Urinary Tract Infection, Nausea, premenstrual discomfort, wounds. It may also balance the autonomic Nervous system.
Companion Oils: German Chamomile, Clary Sage, Balsam Fir, Juniper, Lavender, Pine, Rosewood, Orange, Tangerine.
Caution: Do not use if epileptic.

Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)
Action: Anti-infectious, antibacterial (large spectrum action of gram positive and gram negative bacteria), antifungal, antiviral, antiparasitic, antiseptic, Anti-Inflammatory, immunostimulant, cardiotonic, decongestant of the veins, reduces phlebitis, neurotonic, analgesic, protects against radiation.
Indications: Athlete’s foot, fungal infections, bronchitis, respiratory infections, Gum Disease, Rash, Sore Throat, sunburn, Tonsillitis, vaginal Thrush
Other Uses: May help Acne, burns, Candida, cold sores, inflammation, viral infections, ingrown nails, warts and wounds (promotes healing).
Companion Oils: All citrus oils, Cypress, Eucalyptus Radiata, Lavender, Rosemary CT Cineol, Thyme
Caution: Possible contact sensitization from repeated use

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris CT thymol)
Action: Highly antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, uterine tonic, cardiotonic.
Indications: Asthma, bronchitis, colitis, Cystitis, dermatitis, anthrax, fatigue (general), pleurisy, Psoriasis, sciatica, tuberculosis, vaginal Candida.
Other Uses: A general tonic for nerves and stomach. It may also help with bacterial infections, respiratory infections, circulation, Depression, digestion, Headaches, Insomnia, Rheumatism, urinary infections, Viruses along the spine.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, citrus oils, Cedarwood, Juniper, Tea Tree, Oregano, Rosemary CT Cineol.

Thyme Linalol (Thymus vulgaris CT linalol)
Action: Highly antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, uterine tonic, cardiotonic (just as Thyme CT Thymol - but is gentler)
Indications: Asthma, bronchitis, colitis, Cystitis, dermatitis, anthrax, fatigue (general), pleurisy, Psoriasis, sciatica, tuberculosis, vaginal Candida.
Other Uses: A general tonic for nerves and stomach. It may also help with bacterial infections, respiratory infections, circulation, Depression, digestion, Headaches, Insomnia, Rheumatism, urinary infections, Viruses along the spine.
Companion Oils: Bergamot, citrus oils, Cedarwood, Juniper, Tea Tree, Oregano, Rosemary CT Cineol.

Tsuga (Tsuga canadensis)
Action: Analgesic, antirheumatic, astringent, blood Cleanser, stimulant.
Indications: Treats coughs, Respiratory Conditions, kidney ailments, Skin Conditions, urinary infections, venereal diseases.
Caution: Possible contact sensitization from repeated use

Valerian (Valerian officinalis)
Action: Sedative and tranquilizing to the central Nervous system. Its warming properties can help with hypothermia.
Indications: Because of its effect on the Nervous system, it may help with Insomnia, Nervous Indigestion, Migraine, Restlessness and Tension.
Companion Oils: Cedarwood, Lavender, Mandarin, Patchouli, Petigrain, Pine, Rosemary CT Cineol.
Caution: Possible contact sensitization from repeated use

Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides)
Action: Antiseptic, antispasmodic, calming, grounding, a rubefacient (locally warming), sedative (to the Nervous system), stimulant (circulatory, production of red corpuscles).
Indications: Used traditionally for Arthritic symptoms.
Other Uses: May help Acne, Anxiety, Arthritis, cuts, Depression (including postpartum), Insomnia, Rheumatism, Stress, Skin Care (oily, aging, irritated).
Companion Oils: Clary Sage, Jasmine, Lavender, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang.

Vitex (Vitex negundo)
Indications: Extensively researched in Europe for its effects on Parkinson’s Disease and other neurological disorders.

Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata)
Action: Antifungal, antibacterial, antiparasitic, hair follicle stimulator, insect repellent.
Indications: Used traditional by Native Americans to help them enter a higher spiritual realm. Used to stimulate the scalp and as an antimicrobial and antiseptic agent. It is an ingredient of cold-remedy salves used to clear the nose and chest.

White Fir (Albies concolor)
Action: Antitumoral, anticancerous, antifungal, antioxidant, and combats respiratory infections.
Caution: Possible skin irritant

Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) (very similar in chemistry to Birch)
Action: Antispasmodic, Anti-Inflammatory, liver stimulant. Indications: Arthritis, Rheumatism, inflammation, muscular pain, tendonitis, Hypertension, Cramps.
Other Uses: May be beneficial for Cystitis, Acne, Bladder Infection, Gout, Gallstones, edema, Eczema, osteoporosis, skin diseases, ulcers, urinary tract disorders. It contains an active principle similar to cortisone and is beneficial for bone, muscle and Joint Discomfort.
Companion Oils: Basil, Birch, Cypress, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Lemongrass, Marjoram, Peppermint, Roman Chamomile.
Caution: Do not use if epileptic. Possible skin irritant. Skin test for Allergies.

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
Action: Anti-Inflammatory, reduces Indigestion, reduces or prevents Scarring, promotes healing of wounds.
Indications: Acne, lack of appetite, bladder or kidney weakness, cellulite, respiratory infections, poor digestion, menstrual problems, Eczema, gallbladder inflammation, Gastritis, Gout, poor Hair Growth, Headaches, hemorrhoids, Hypertension, liver and Menopause problems, neuritis, neuralgia, pelvic and urinary infections, Prostatitis, Rheumatism, sprains, sunburn, thrombosis, ulcers, vaginitis, varicose veins, wounds.
Other Uses: Yarrow is a powerful decongestant of the prostate and helps to balance hormones.

Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata)
Action: Antispasmodic, balances blood pressure, regulates heartbeat. It is used in hair preparations to promote thick, shiny, lustrous hair (it is also reported to help control Split Ends).
Indications: Heart arrhythmias, cardiac problems, High Blood Pressure, Anxiety, Impotence, arterial Hypertension, Depression, mental fatigue, Hair Loss, labored Breathing, Insomnia, palpitations, insect bites, tachycardia.
Other Uses: May help balance male-female energies so one can move closer to being in spiritual Attunement and allowing greater Focus of thoughts, filtering out the ever-present negative frequencies. It may help lower blood pressure, calm rapid Breathing, balance equilibrium, ease frustration, balance heart function, help Impotence and intestinal problems, shock and skin problems.
Caution: Possible contact sensitization from repeated use

Diarrhea Massage Oil

April 25th, 2006

5 d. Lavender oil 5 d. Patchouli oil 5 d. Cypress oil: in 20 ml of Carrier Oil.

Massage onto abdomen in a clockwise motion.

Energy Medicine and Sound Healing

April 25th, 2006

The Energy Medicine paradigm is based on understanding the dynamics of life energy in relation to health and well-being. The fundamental principle of Energy Medicine is that an underlying energy field generates physical, emotional, and mental behaviors or symptoms. If we change the energy field, the physical, emotional, and mental behaviors will also change.

To understand what an energy field is we must first clarify the concept of wholes. The branch of modern science dedicated to understanding wholes is called General Systems. Within the general systems paradigm there are wholes and greater wholes that contain those wholes. For example, a school can be a whole school which is contained within the whole of a community which is contained within the whole of a county which is contained within the whole of a state, and so on.

Cymatics is a general systems study of sound developed by the late Dr. Hans Jenny, M.D. of Basel Switzerland. Dr. Jenny performed his Cymatic experiments by putting substances such as sand, fluid, and powder on a metal plate. The plate was then attached to an oscillator, a device that produces vibrations. (They are also called vibrators. A massage vibrator is a simple oscillator.)

The oscillator is controlled by a frequency generator capable of producing thousands of different vibrations or sounds. By turning a dial on the frequency generator Dr. Jenny could cause the plate to vibrate the sand or fluid on it at different frequencies.

Dr. Jenny found that when he turned the dial of the frequency generator he could instantly change the vibrations moving through the plate. He could then observe the effects of different vibrations on different substances. When Dr. Jenny watched the sand or other substances on the metal plate organize into different patterns he could also hear the sound produced by the oscillator. If he were to lightly touch the plate he could feel the vibration in his fingertips.

Dr. Jenny immediately observed three fundamental principles at work in the vibratory field on the plate. He wrote, “Since the various aspects of these phenomena are due to vibration, we are confronted with a spectrum which reveals a patterned, figurative formation at one pole and kinetic-dynamic processes at the other, the whole being generated and sustained by its essential periodicity.”

What Dr. Jenny is saying is that one can hear the sound as a wave; he calls this the pole of kinetic-dynamic process. One can see the geometric pattern the sound creates in the plate; he calls this the pole of “patterned-figurative formation”. And if Dr. Jenny were to touch the plate and feel the plate vibration he would call this the generating pole of “essential periodicity”.

Sound Waves create invisible fields called energy fields as well as organize forms.

If you were in the lab with Dr. Jenny you would hear the wave as a sound and see the pattern created by the wave. If you put your finger on the plate you could feel it vibrating. If you messed up the pattern with your finger it would go back to the original pattern. If you turned off the frequency generator and messed up the pattern it would stay messed up. If you turned the frequency generator on with the same sound then the pattern would return.

Cymatic sound patterns help us visualize the behaviors of energy fields. When a new tone is introduced, we can see a Cymatic pattern instantly change, which is a metaphor for a new energy field. Now it is important to understand the basic principle of energy medicine: Our life patterns can change on a fundamental level if a new tone is introduced into our life.

Environments are wholes that help us understand the dynamics of an energy field in health care. Imagine you are living in a city environment.

You have lived in that environment so long that you do not even notice the dirt, exhaust fumes, and smog—they are part of the whole.

iving in this environment you suffer from a Runny Nose and Watery Eyes and take many different natural and medical remedies. They help you get through the day and if you stop taking them your symptoms always come back. One day you decide to take a vacation and go to the desert. After the first week of desert living you notice that your lungs are clear and you can breathe through your nose without taking medication. After the second week you notice that you are thinking differently and that your emotional responses to situations have changed.

Energy Medicine practitioners would say that “the field” has changed. There is an invisible tone, much like the sounds in a Cymatics experiment that is creating the new environment. This tone acts much like an “energy field Tuning Fork” that tunes you to the new environment. When this happens your physical, emotional, and mental patterns change to match the Resonance and pattern of the new tone.

Energy Medicine practitioners observe physical, emotional, and mental patterns to arrive at an understanding of the energy field that causes those patterns. The practitioner then works an array of natural modalities to educate and build their client’s strength and their ability to be flexible enough to alter fields.

Music and Tuning Forks are best understood in the Energy Medicine paradigm. The ability to understand, evaluate, and work with energy fields is fundamental to using music and Tuning Forks for healing and well-being. BioSonic Tuning Forks work with specific physical, emotional, and mental symptoms and have a proven biochemical effect on our energy fields. They are an exciting adjunct modality that can be used in all areas of the healing arts.

Your Colicky Baby

April 25th, 2006

What is Colic?

Babies between the ages of 0 - 6 months often develop Colic. This could be due to wind or other Digestive Problems or even the incorrect formula.

Signs of Colic include persistent fretfulness and crying (especially after feeds), and baby may become red in the face and pull up his legs to relieve the pain in his stomach.

Colic may become worse when baby is lying down and symptoms can improve if he is walked around. It may also help to lie him over your lap on his tummy and rub his back. Be sure to wind baby properly after feeds.

How can iBaba help?

iBaba (which means “Baby”) is a specially formulated homeopathic remedy which is gentle and effective and safe for use by even newborn infants.

It will soothe your baby’s stomach, help to relieve wind and reduce fretfulness, helping your baby (and you!) to have a good night’s sleep.

Use iBaba safely and easily to:

  • Relieve the symptoms of infant Colic
  • Help your baby to sleep peacefully

How has iBaba helped others?

I am so happy to have found iBaba, it made life easy again :) - Earie A. Australia

“Please ship ASAP. Thanks! I am a firm believer in this product for teething and Irritability.” - Dawn, GA, U.S.A.

“I wanted to write and tell you how good your product is for baby Colic. I have recommended it to all my friends with babies!” - Brenda Collins.

“My baby cried all the time and we went from one doctor to the other one. They all said it was ‘Colic’ and it would go away after 3 months, but it did not! iBaba has made such a difference, thank you. My baby sleeps peacefully now.” - Yolanda, USA

“We walked up and down with our new baby who had Colic so bad she hardly ever slept for five minutes. From the very first time, the remedy worked and I could hardly believe what a difference it made! From a poor screaming baby to a peaceful one in just a few minutes - WoW!! Bless you all for the work that you do!” - Pru Leary, USA

Children’s remedies

Children have problems too! Many medicines for children contain additives, artificial color and preservatives. Some are addictive and others may cause side effects which end up being worse than the condition that they are supposed to treat. Even some of the more natural, herbal medicines should not be given to children under the age of 12, unless supervised by a health care practitioner! Parents are understandably concerned and may feel confused about what they can and can not give their children. As a Psychologist and as a parent, I have seen a need for safe, effective and healthy Natural Remedies especially formulated for children’s health. Together with Native Remedies, I have spent a lot of time in researching and formulating a range of Natural Remedies especially for young children. All remedies are herbal or homeopathic and carefully chosen for maximum effect and maximum safety, to safely heal and solve your child’s problem - naturally. While Herbal Remedies help to heal and promote health, Homeopathic Remedies work by strengthening the child’s own body to heal itself. The remedies are non-addictive and presented in child-safe doses. No artificial colors or preservatives are used and manufacturing is in accordance with the highest pharmaceutical standards. - Michele Carelse, Clinical Psychologist

Is iBaba safe and easy?

iBaba is easy to administer and is especially designed to be safely and effectively used for even newborn infants.

Unlike many other Colic remedies, iBaba contains no alcohol or artificial ingredients and contains only 100% natural and proven homeopathic ingredients.

Dissolve a small pinch of granules on the baby’s tongue at the very first signs of Colic for quick relief.

iBaba can be repeated after 20 minutes for up to 10 doses if necessary, but one or two doses usually does the trick!

Improvement should be noted within 5 - 10 minutes

What are the ingredients?

iBaba contains the following proven ingredients in homeopathic formulation:

Chamomilla (6C) is a well-known homeopathic remedy for infant Colic and teething.

Mag. Phos (6C) Mag. Phos (6C) is an effective and gentle homeopathic painkiller and is often recommended to safely treat cramping pain. It is suitable for all age groups including small babies.

The Mind-Smell Connection

April 25th, 2006

Why is smell so strongly linked to memory and emotion?

It is not fully understood, but this is no surprise as the complexities of brain activity are still far from being unravelled and understood. The brain holds far more secrets than we have discovered. What is known is that the sense of smell is registered in a part of the brain which was already developed in our earliest ancestors.

The limbic area of the brain was well developed before man had the power of speech or was able to make tools. The limbic area is concerned with all those activities vital to survival in a sometimes hostile world: sleep, hunger, thirst, memory, sexual response and, or course, smell are all affected by the limbic system.

As modern man developed the ‘higher’ senses and the brain became larger to accommodate development of speech, intellect and creativity, the ancient knowledge became blunted or buried deep in the unconscious and the limbic area of the brain lost some of its importance. But that ancient knowledge is still there and needs only to be re-awakened.

Essential Oils have the power to re-awaken and stimulate the limbic system and the aromas can be used to excellent effect by the aromatherapist. They also have the power to balance the two hemisphere of the brain. It is known that the left hemisphere of the brain is concerned with logic and intellect, whilst the right is concerned with intuition.

When both hemispheres are in harmony and balanced, we experience feelings of calm and well-being. As we inhale the balancing Essential Oils, the two hemispheres of the brain come into closer symmetry, whilst the stimulating Essential Oils make us feel mentally alert and the sedating oils promote deeper feeling of Relaxation. The relationship between the brain, the mind and the body is of vital importance in aromatherapy.

When we send pleasing, relaxing messages to the brain during aromatherapy massage, the hypothalamus receives impulses signalling safety and harmony and, in its turn, the body receives the signal that all is well and that the body and mind are in balance.

The effects of Essential Oils and massage on the various activities of the Nervous system form a major part of aromatherapy. We use analgesic oils to relieve pain by damping down the activity of the pain-transmitting nerve endings.

Hot Rock Massage

April 25th, 2006

This is a spa treatment from the Arizona desert.

Select a large, flat smooth stone, the size of your palm Heat stone in a low temperature oven until warm but not hot. Rub some scented massage oil into the stone and use this heated rock to give your partner a soothing massage.

The heat from the stone relaxes and penetrates the muscles. Use up to 15 drops of Essential Oil per 1 oz. of unscented Carrier Oil. Start with less drops, you can always add more.

Try Sweet Almond Oil, Grapeseed or Apricot Kernel Oil.

Scientific Evidence For Homeopathic Medicine

April 25th, 2006

Dana Ullman, M.P.H. (Excerpted from Consumer’s Guide to Homeopathy, Tarcher/Putnam)

Most people with a little experience in Homeopathy have no doubt that these medicines work, though inevitably they will have some family members, friends, neighbors, and physicians who will be skeptical about it.

One way to deal with these people’s skepticism is to become familiar with research on the efficacy of homeopathic medicines.

There is actually considerably more laboratory and clinical research on Homeopathic Medicine than most people realize. That said, it must also be recognized that more research is certainly needed, not simply to answer the questions of skeptics but to help homeopaths optimize their use of these powerful natural medicines.

Some skeptics insist that research on Homeopathy is mandatory since the exceptionally small doses used do not make sense and there is no known mechanism for action for these drugs. While it is true that homeopaths presently do not know precisely how the homeopathic microdoses work, there are some compelling theories about their mechanism of action (see the discussion in Chapter 1, “The Wisdom and Wonder of Small Doses”).

More important, there is compelling evidence that they do work, as this chapter will show. And although homeopaths may not understand how their medicines work, keep in mind that leading contemporary pharmacologists readily acknowledge that there are many commonly prescribed drugs today, including aspirin and certain antibiotics, whose mechanism of action remains unknown, but this gap in knowledge has yet to stop physicians from prescribing them.

Many conventional physicians express doubt about the efficacy of Homeopathy, asserting that they will “believe it when they see it.” It may be more appropriate for them to acknowledge that they will “see it when they will believe it.” This is not meant as a criticism of conventional physicians as much as of conventional medical thinking. The biomedical paradigm has narrowed the view of, the thinking about, and the practice of medicine to the treatment of specific disease entities with supposedly symptom-specific drugs and procedures. An integral aspect of this approach to medicine is the assumption that the larger the dose of a drug, the stronger will be its effects. While this seems to make sense on the surface, knowledgeable physicians and pharmacologists know that it isn’t true.

There is a recognized principle in pharmacology called the “biphasic response of drugs.”1 Rather than a drug simply having increased effects as its dose becomes larger, research has consisently shown that exceedingly small doses of a substance will have the opposite effects of large doses.

The two phases of a drug’s action (thus the name “biphasic”) are dose-dependent. For instance, it is widely recognized that normal medical doses of atropine block the parasympathetic nerves, causing mucous membranes to dry up, while exceedingly small doses of atropine cause increased secretions to mucous membranes.

This pharmacological principle was concurrently discovered in the 1870s by two separate researchers, Hugo Schulz, a conventional scientist, and Rudolf Arndt, a psychiatrist and homeopath. Initially called the Arndt-Schulz law, this principle is still widely recognized, as witnessed by the fact that it is commonly listed in medical dictionaries under the definition of “law.”

More specifically, these reseachers discovered that weak stimuli accelerate physiological activity, medium stimuli inhibit physiological activity, and strong stimuli halt physiological activity. For example, very weak concentations of iodine, bromine, mercuric chloride, and arsenious acid will stimulate yeast growth, medium doses of these substances will inhibit yeast growth, and large doses will kill the yeast.

In the 1920s, conventional scientists who tested and verified this biphasic response termed the phenomenon “hormesis,” and dozens of studies were published in a wide variety of fields to confirm this biological principle.2

In the past two decades there has again been a resurgence of interest in this pharmacological law, and now hundreds of studies in numerous areas of scientific investigation have verified it.3 Because these studies have been performed by conventional scientists who are typically unfamiliar with Homeopathic Medicine, they have not tested or even considered testing the ultra-high dilutions commonly used in Homeopathy. However, their research has consistently shown very significant effects from such small microdoses that even the researchers express confusion and surprise.

Reference to this research on the Arndt-Schulz law and hormesis is important for validating homeopathic research because it demonstrates the evidence for the important biphasic responses and microdose effects that lie at the heart of Homeopathy. This research is readily available to physicians and scientists yet is often ignored or not understood.

The amount of research on homeopathic medicines is growing, and it is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore these studies, because they are now appearing in many of the most respected medical and scientific journals in the world. This chapter is not meant to be exhaustive (that would require a book or two of its own). It will include many of the best studies, most of which have been published in conventional medical and scientific journals.

Some of the studies are discussed because of the impressive results they showed, and others are included for their implications for better understanding Homeopathy and the Healing Process. The review of research is not simply to provide evidence of the efficacy of Homeopathic Medicine but also to enlighten readers on how to evaluate homeopathic research, whether positive or negative results are obtained.

To best understand the remaining part of this chapter, some definitions are helpful:

  • Double-blind trials - refer to experiments in which neither the experimenter nor the subjects know whether a specific treatment was prescribe or a placebo (a fake medicine that looks and tastes like real homeopathic medicines).
  • Randomized trials - are those in which subjects of an experiment are randomly placed either in treatment groups or in placebo groups. The researchers attempt to place people with similar characteristics in equal numbers in treatment and placebo groups.
  • Crossover studies - refer to experiments in which half of the subjects of a study are given a placebo during one phase of a study and then given the active treatment during the second phase, while the other half begin with the active treatment and then receive the placebo during the second phase. Crossover studies sometimes do not test a placebo and instead compare one type of treatment with another type of treatment.

Modern research is designed to evaluate the results of a therapy as compared to a placebo and/or another therapy. This type of study is valuable because many patients respond very well to placebos, and this “treatment” is so safe and inexpensive it is generally assumed that “real treatments” should have considerably better results than placebo medicine. One should note that placebo effects can be significant, and clinically, these effects can be very positive (some people think of them as a type of self-healing).

Double-blinding an experiment is important to research because experimenters tend to treat people who are getting the real treatment differently or better than those given a placebo, thus throwing off the results of the experiment. Research is randomized so that those people treated with the real medicine and those treated with the placebo are as similar as possible, making a comparison between real treatment and placebo treatment more accurate. Crossover studies allow researchers to compare the separate effects of a placebo and a treatment on all subjects in an experiment.

Statistics obviously are an important part of research. A treatment is thought to be considered better than a placebo if the results, according to statistical analysis, have no more than a 5% possibility of happening at random (the notation of this statistical probability is: P=.05). A study with a small number of patients (for example, 30 or less) must show a large difference between treatment and nontreatment groups for it to become statistically significant. A study with a large number of patients (for example, several hundred) needs to have only a small but consistent difference to obtain a similar statistical significance. This information is provided so that readers will know that all the studies described in this chapter are statistically significant, except when otherwise noted. Clinical Research

People are often confused by research, not only because it can be overly technical but because some studies show that a therapy works and other studies shows that it doesn’t. To solve this problem, a recent development in research is used, called a “meta-analysis,” which is a systematic review of a body of research that evaluates the overall results of experiments.

In 1991, three professors of medicine from the Netherlands, none of them homeopaths, performed a meta-analysis of 25 years of clinical studies using homeopathic medicines and published their results in the British Medical Journal.4 This meta-analysis covered 107 controlled trials, of which 81 showed that homeopathic medicines were effective, 24 showed they were ineffective, and 2 were inconclusive.

The professors concluded, “The amount of positive results came as a surprise to us.” Specifically, they found that:

  • 13 of 19 trials showed successful treatment of respiratory infections
  • 6 of 7 trials showed positive results in treating other infections
  • 5 of 7 trials showed improvement in diseases of the Digestive System
  • 5 of 5 showed successful treatment of hay Fever
  • 5 of 7 showed faster recovery after abdominal Surgery
  • 4 of 6 promoted healing in treating rheumatological disease
  • 18 of 20 showed benefit in addressing pain or Trauma
  • 8 of 10 showed positive results in relieving mental or psychological problems
  • 13 of 15 showed benefit from miscellaneous diagnoses

Despite the high percentage of studies that provided evidence of success with Homeopathic Medicine, most of these studies were flawed in some way or another. Still, the researchers found 22 high-caliber studies, 15 of which showed that homeopathic medicines were effective.

Of further interest, they found that 11 of the best 15 studies showed efficacy of these natural medicines, suggesting that the better designed and performed the studies were, the higher the likelihood that the medicines were found to be effective. Although people unfamiliar with research may be surprised to learn that most of the studies on Homeopathy were flawed in one significant way or another,5 research in conventional medicine during the past 25 years has had a similar percentage of flawed studies.

With this knowledge, the researchers of the meta-analysis on Homeopathy concluded, “The evidence presented in this review would probably be sufficient for establishing Homeopathy as a regular treatment for certain indications.”

There are different types of homeopathic clinical research, some of which provide individualization of remedies; which is the hallmark of the homeopathic methodology; some of which give a commonly prescribed remedy to all people with a similar ailment, and some of which give a combination of homeopathic medicines to people with a similar condition. While one can perform good research using any of these methods, there are certain issues that researchers have to be aware of and sensitive to in order to obtain the best objective results.

For instance, if a study does not individualize a Homeopathic Medicine to people suffering from a specific ailment and the results of the study show that there was no difference between those given this remedy and those given a placebo, the study does not disprove Homeopathy; it simply proves that this one remedy is not effective in treating every person suffering from that ailment, each of whom may have a unique pattern of symptoms that requires an individual prescription.

In describing specifics of the following studies using homeopathic medicines, differentiation has been made between studies that allowed for individualization of medicines and those that did not.

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