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April 30, 2006

Healing More Quickly With Herbs

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All about healing

Healing after surgery, injury or childbirth (including Caesarean birth) can be a slow and painful process. Depending on the extent of the injury or operation, this can take days or even months. There may be internal or external wounds and Bruising – or even (in the case of injury) broken bones and damaged organs.

Healing is a process which takes place on many levels – physically and psychologically. Connective tissue, blood vessels and nerve fibers have to restore themselves and regenerate. White blood cells have to remove infection and red blood cells have to bring oxygen rich blood and nutrients to the surrounding area. Rest is important – as is a peaceful and positive mind. Effective pain control helps to make the person comfortable, prevents stress and permits healing rest.

How can Natural Remedies help?

Our bodies have an inbuilt ability to heal themselves which is one of the greatest miracles of nature! Provided that we receive proper care and nurturing, healing will take place by itself.

Natural Remedies can harness the body’s innate healing mechanisms, speeding up the healing process while also providing pain relieving, anti-inflammatory and soothing properties. Best of all, they can do this without the side effects and complications sometimes associated with many prescription drugs.

What is RealHeal Plus?

RealHeal Plus is a unique herbal and homeopathic complex formula containing ingredients chosen for their rapid healing, pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties.

RealHeal Plus is taken internally to promote faster and more comfortable healing. It is effective in speeding up the healing process after surgery, childbirth (including Caesarean birth) or injury, and will also promote Faster Healing of Bruising.

RealHeal Plus tablets may also be effectively used along with our RealHeal Plus Massage Oil – used topically to soothe and promote surface healing.

What are the ingredients of RealHeal Plus?

RealHeal Plus contains the following ingredients in our unique herbal and homeopathic complex formula:

Arnica D6: – is a highly respected ingredient in Homeopathic Medicine and has powerful anti-inflammatory and tissue healing properties. It is used extensively to treat shock, injury and for post-operative care and also helps to control bleeding. It is often prescribed to help with post-childbirth pain, as well as joint and muscle pain and fever. Although this herb is potentially toxic in its raw state and is therefore only used externally, homeopathic manufacturing methods ensure that Arnica is safe to use internally.

Filipendula almaria: – also known as Meadowsweet, is a herb which has been used for centuries by herbalists to treat fever and pain. Modern science reveals that this herb contains salicylates – a natural chemical similar to the pharmaceutical aspirin. Unlike, aspirin, however, Meadowsweet has pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties without side effects such as stomach ulcers and the risk of Reynaud’s Disease, associated with the use of pharmaceutical aspirin.

Magnesium phosphoricum D6: – is a biochemic tissue salt found naturally occurring in the body. It is known as the ‘homeopathic aspirin’ due to its unique pain killing and curative properties and is also an effective muscle relaxant, preventing and treating spasms and cramps and promoting relaxation.

Symphytum officinale: – also called Comfrey, contains allantoin – a chemical which encourages bone, cartilage and muscle cells to grow. This explains why Comfrey is called ‘knitbone’ by traditional healers, helping to heal wounds and injuries of all kinds.

Matricaria recutita C6: – is known for its soothing, anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties.

lactose: – (inactive ingredient)

(RealHeal Plus contains no gluten, artificial flavors, colors or preservatives)

How has RealHeal Plus helped others?

“I used RealHeal Plus after my knee op and found that I was quickly back on my feet again in more ways than one! It helped to reduce the swelling very quickly as well as with the pain and I was really surprised at how quickly I recovered. I can recommend this remedy for anyone who has had to undergo surgery. ” Angela Fourie

“I was involved in a car accident A.D.H.D.broken bones as well as terrible Bruising all over my body. I was recommended your products and used the RealHeal Plus tablets and the RealHeal Plus massage oil every day. Everyone was surprised at my recovery, especially the swelling and Bruising which cleared so quickly I could hardly believe it! Even though the accident was very traumatic for me, I also felt that the remedies helped to calm me and soothe my nerves which were in a very bad way after my terrible experience! Thanks for your help in my time of need!” R.B.

“I used RealHeal Plus after my hip replacement and I can only say thank you for helping me with my recovery. I was very worried about a long and painful recovery time and even my doctor remarked on how quickly the swelling went down and how fast the wounds healed.” Mary F.

How do I use RealHeal Plus?

RealHeal Plus comes in small lactose tablets that are dissolved or chewed in the mouth.

While you may begin using RealHeal Plus directly after accidental injury, it is recommended that the remedy be started the day after surgery or childbirth. Do not use prior to surgery.

Dosage:

Acute: Dissolve 2 tablets under the tongue in a clean mouth every 1/2 hour for up to 10 doses. (This dosage is recommended for the first day after surgery. Thereafter the chronic dose may be taken until healing is established)

Chronic: Dissolve 2 tablets under the tongue in a clean mouth 2 – 3 times daily.

Caution: Safe for all ages. However, safety during pregnancy and breastfeeding has not been established.

Note: For even better results, use with RealHeal Massage Oil.

How long till I see results?

A much faster and easier healing process will be noticed compared to those who do not use the remedy. Many doctors comment on the speed of healing using this remedy.

How long does one bottle last?

One bottle of RealHeal Plus should last approximately 3 – 4 weeks.

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April 29, 2006

Single Essential Oil Profiles

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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

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April 28, 2006

Adrenal Disorders - A Hidden Problem

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What do your Adrenal Glands do?

The Adrenal Glands are two walnut-sized structures situated above each of your two Kidneys. They consist of two separate regions: an inner adrenal medulla surrounded by an outer adrenal cortex.

The function of the Adrenal Glands is performed by a wide variety of hormones released by these structures and is mostly directed at the physiological response to stress. The medulla is responsible for producing epinephrine and norepinephrine (adrenaline), which control the body’s reaction to stress and affect blood pressure, heart rate and sweating.

The adrenal cortex produces hormones such as cortisone and aldosterone which are necessary for fluid and electrolyte (salt) balance in the body as well as regulating the use of dietary protein, fats and carbohydrates and controlling inflammation.

What can go wrong with your Adrenal Glands?

As with all structures of the body, the Adrenal Glands are subject to a range of disorders and diseases.

Major health problems can occur when the Adrenal Glands produce too many or too few hormones. Two disorders caused by impaired functioning of these glands are Addison’s disease and Cushing’s syndrome. Addison’s disease is caused by damage or disease to the Adrenal Glands, resulting in a deficiency of the hormone cortisol. The overproduction of cortisol by the Adrenal Glands leads to Cushing’s syndrome.

Cushing’s syndrome may also result when steroid drugs (such as hydrocortisone, prednisone or dexamethasone) are taken over a prolonged period or at high doses. These steroid hormones are often used to treat inflammatory illnesses such as Asthma, rheumatoid Arthritis and inflammatory bowel diseases.

Additionally, long-term treatment with these medications can inhibit normal pituitary function (which usually controls the adrenals) and cause secondary Adrenal Insufficiency. Adrenal Insufficiency or Adrenal Fatigue is a common problem characterized by a deficiency of the hormones produced by the Adrenal Glands.

High stress levels, which are often accompanied by an unhealthy lifestyle, can weaken the Adrenal Glands. When stress continues over a long time, the Adrenal Glands’ response to this stress can deplete the body’s hormonal and energy reserves, and the glands may either shrink in size or hypertrophy (enlarge). The overproduction of adrenal hormones caused by prolonged stress can weaken the Immune System, disrupt the metabolism, cause weakness, fatigue and a feeling of being run down. It can also interfere with normal sleep and cause a light and unrelaxing sleep state which can make one feel worn out even after a full night’s sleep.

Adrenal Insufficiency is sometimes linked to chronic fatigue and thyroid problems as well.

What are the symptoms of Adrenal Disease?

Adrenal Disease may often go unnoticed until far advanced. When symptoms do appear they are often vague and may include:

  • Fatigue
  • Loss of energy
  • Decreased Immune System with recurrent illness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Muscle weakness
  • Dizziness on standing up
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Decreased tolerance to cold
  • Hair Loss in women
  • Increased pigmentation of skin

How is Adrenal Disease diagnosed?

Adrenal Disease is most commonly diagnosed based on laboratory tests which measure the levels of adrenal hormones (Specifically cortisol) in the blood.

How is Adrenal Disease usually treated?

The specific type of treatment usually prescribed for Adrenal Disease will be based on the underlying cause. Treatment generally takes the form of synthetic hormones which increase the low levels in the body or hormone inhibiting drugs- depending on the disease. Treatment is usually lifelong unless the cause of the disease is removed, such as a tumor which is surgically removed or treated with radiation or chemotherapy.

Can Natural Remedies help?

As adrenal damage and Adrenal Fatigue are so often caused by a stressful and unhealthy lifestyle, it is logical that this situation can be best treated and improved with a holistic and natural approach. One’s overall health, as well as the well-being and optimum functioning of the Adrenal Glands, should be addressed.

Certain herbal ingredients are well-known for their tonic effect on the Adrenal Glands and improving ability to cope with stress. Relaxation methods and reducing stress in ones daily life, as well as eating a healthy, balanced diet and exercising regularly can all be of great benefit to Adrenal Disease.

What is AdrenoBoost?

AdrenoBoost is a 100% Herbal Remedy containing Herbs known for their ability to improve the functioning of the Adrenal Glands and protect it from the damaging effects of stress and modern lifestyle.

Use AdrenoBoost:

  • To improve functioning of the Adrenal Glands.
  • To help treat Adrenal Disease and protect the healthy Adrenal Glands from the damaging effects of stress and the modern lifestyle.
  • As a restorative remedy for increasing Stamina and performance in people who are run-down by stress.
  • To improve Circulation, boost vitality and as an overall systemic invigorator
  • To regulate blood pressure, blood sugar and boost the Immune System especially after illness.

What are the ingredients of AdrenoBoost?

AdrenoBoost contains the following ingredients in our unique 100% herbal formula:

Borago officinalis (Borage) has been used since ancient times and was well-respected by Celtic warriors who used it to lift their spirits and promote courage before battle. This herb acts as a restorative remedy for the adrenal cortex. Borage is excellent at reviving the functioning of the Adrenal Glands when they have been suppressed by drugs such as steroids. Borage acts as a tonic for adrenals affected by stress. It is also a soothing and anti-inflammatory herb excellent for people recovering from illness or those suffering from fever.

Eleutherococcus senticosis (Siberian Ginseng) is an overall system tonic and improves Immune Functioning, performance and Stamina. In the 1950’s it was used extensively by Soviet athletes to enhance athletic performance. This herb can combat stress and is a tonic stimulant for the adrenal hormones. In oriental medicine, Ginseng is highly respected and prized as a herb which promotes yang energy, improving Circulation, boosting vitality and acting as an overall systemic invigorator. The active ingredients in Siberian ginseng, eleutherosides, increase mental performance, physical Stamina and resistance to disease.

Astragalus membranaceous (Huang Qi) is an herb which has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for many centuries as a revitalizing tonic. It is a very useful protector of adrenal cortical function and regulates blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Recent research confirms the positive effect of Astragalus on Immune Functioning and its ability to help the body fight against disease. There is also mounting evidence for this herb’s effectiveness in support of cancer patients undergoing radiation and chemotherapy therapies.

(AdrenoBoost contains no animal products, gluten, artificial flavors, colors or preservatives)

How has AdrenoBoost helped others?

“I have been using your AdrenoBoost for a few months now and although I was skeptical that it would help, I was desperate! I have worked in a highly-pressurized, corporate environment for more than a decade and, being a woman, always felt the extra pressure to prove myself as well! All this stress started to catch up with me in a big way and I began to see my health deteriorate dramatically. My hair was falling out, I lost too much weight and I was always tired no matter how early I got to bed. After a few weeks of using AdrenoBoost and trying to eat more healthily I started to notice a difference: less hair in the shower, I stopped getting every cold that was going around the office and, for the first time in years, I woke up feeling refreshed in the morning. I had forgotten what that felt like! Thank you for an amazing product- it has helped me to regain control.” Debra, USA

“After feeling run-down and generally not myself for almost a year, my doctor suggested I might have Adrenal Fatigue. Having always been one to avoid prescription drugs, I started researching natural products to help my condition. I came across your site and ordered the AdrenoBoost- am I glad I did! I haven’t had such energy and Stamina since my 20’s!” James F, 52 years old.

“I am going to stock up on your AdrenoBoost remedy- I don’t quite know how I survived without it.” Ian, USA

“Five years ago I was diagnosed with Addison’s disease and it was almost a relief to find out that there was something very real wrong with my body. I was put on corticosteroid drugs which helped, but every time I had something stressful happen in my life or I got the flu I felt like I was back to square one and the doctor had to increase my dose. I didn’t want to be so dependant on these drugs and started to look into alternative treatment. I found your product on the internet and showed the information to my doctor- he was cynical but said I could try it as long as it was under his monitoring. After a few months on AdrenoBoost we had to drastically reduce my steroid medications and I felt better than I had in a long time. My doctor was impressed and so am I! Thank you so much for providing a safe and effective alternative, I am going to tell everyone I know about your Natural Remedies.” K.D.

How do I use AdrenoBoost?

AdrenoBoost comes in convenient tincture form and is diluted in water or juice.

Dosage:

Adults: Dilute 15 drops in about 1/4 cup water or juice three times daily.

Children over 6: One drop per age year in 1/4 cup of water or juice three times daily.

Caution: Do not use within 4 hours of bedtime. Safety during pregnancy and breastfeeding has not been established.

How long till I see results?

With regular use, results should be noticed within 3 – 6 weeks, although some people may respond sooner.

How long does one bottle last?

One bottle of AdrenoBoost should last 3 – 4 weeks.

What else can help?

1. Employ stress-coping and relaxation techniques and try to reduce the amount of stress in your daily life
2. Eat a healthy, balanced diet with a focus on fresh, whole foods and don’t skip meals.
3. Exercise regularly.

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April 27, 2006

An Essential Oil List

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Basil (P, SS)
Eases mental fatigue, stimulates poor memory and enhances alterness…. beneficial as a digestive aid…. relieves headache pain

Bergamot (SS, S)
Great for nervous/depressed emotions…. Antiseptic for skin conditions… regulates appetite…assists convalescence

Cedar, Himalayan (P, SS)
A very calming oil…eases bronchitis and respiratory ailments…combats cellulite

Chamomile, Roman
Aids skin conditions… eases Migraines…relieves Insomnia..soothing..anti-inflammatory use as a compress for ear-aches

Clary Sage (P)
Avoid if epileptic avoid alcohol, it may exaggerate the effects Produces vivid dreams …eases Migraines balances female hormones….eases menstrual discomfort /PMS/ Menopause… retards excessive perspiration

Eucalyptus (P)
Stimulating…anti-viral.. eases respiratory ailments…soothes Sore Muscles and sunburn pain… anti-bacterial properties inhibit spread of infection when used in a Diffuser

Frankincense
Meditative.. tightens and tones skin… anti-aging.. stimulates cell regeneration… sooths and calms nerves… treats Urinary Tract Infection.. anti-bacterial

Geranium, Rose
Regenerates and rejujinates skin cells and tissue.. anti-cellulite….eases stress.. balances hormone problems during Menopause..relieves PMS

Ginger (SS)
Relief from Arthritis pain, sprians, muscle aches and pains… keeps sport muscles supple… eases Motion Sickness, hangovers, jet lag… sexual tonic

Grapefruit (S)
Reduces cellulite & Water Retention … helps obesity…. relieves Hot Flashes and PMSAntidepressant

Jasmine Absolute (P)
Aphrodisiac.. long-lasting scent.. elevates spirits.. decreases Depression/nervous Tension.. strengthens male reproductive system … aids impotency… physically/ emotionally relaxing

Lavender
treats Insomnia… anti-bacterial for skin rashes and burns.. eases pain of insect bites and stings… relieves Headaches and Migraines.. calming .. mild enough for children

Lemon (S)
refreshing stimulant.. astringent and anti-septic.. tonic to the lymphatic and digestive systems… conditions skin and nails… anti-aging agent

Lemongrass (SS)
energizes… great for exhaustion.. beneficial in treating digestion and stomach gas.. good for stimulating, deoderizing foot baths .. insect repellant

Neroli
anti-Anxiety.. Antidepressant… gentle sedative for Insomnia… eases palpitaions …Hypnotic/ euphoric.. smooths skin, stretch marks and Scar tissue.. anti wrinkle… anti-spasmotic

Orange (SS, S)
mild sedative for Anxiety and Depression… plumps up aging and dry skin.. calming to overcome sadness…

Patchouli
sensual rejuvinator.. prevents wrinles and chapped skin .. anti-aging..curbs
appetite ..anti-bacterial

Peppermint (P, SS)
do not use before bedtime very awakening and stimulating… treats nasea and Indigestion … eases Travel Sickness

Rose Absolute
heart warming Aphrodisiac… relieves sexual debilities.. frigidity/impotency.. treats anorexia.. elevating to the mind.. confidence improving.. creates a sense of peaceful well-being

Rosemary
increases sensitivity…increases creativity.. lifts exhaustion… awakens your heart

Sandalwood
Aphrodisiac… aids awareness and meditation… peaceful and inspiring

Tea Tree (SS)
strengthens the Immune System… powerful anti-viral.. anti-bacterial.. anti-fungal

Vetiver
good for stress and nervous Tension… calming and balancing… treats dry, mature, irritated skin… aids in Rheumatism.. Circulation tonic

Ylang Ylang (SS)
most euphoric Aphrodisiac..sexual energy .. relaxes body, mind and spirit…
aniti-depressant… relieves palpitations and Anxiety

Key to symbols:

  • P – avoid during pregnancy
  • S – may iritate sun-exposed skin
  • SS - may irritate sensitive skin

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April 25, 2006

Oil To Symptom List

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The following oils may assist in alleviating the complaints featured. This is not a comprehensive list nor is it considered to be a prescription for the named complaint.

Angelica — Herb Seeds Roots—Cough, Cold, Fever, Flatulence, Indigestion.

Aniseed—Herb Seed Pod—Indigestion, Coughs, Bronchitis, Catarrh.

ApricotKernel- Oil —From the Kernel premature skin aging, inflammation, dryness use 100% Minerals and Vitamins.

Avocado Pear Oil —From the fruit dry skin, Eczema Add 10% to Base Oil Vitamins, protein, lecithin, Fatty Acids.

Basil Herb:- Whole Plant—Bronchitis, Fatigue, Colds, Loss of Concentration, Migraine, gout, Aches & Pains, Depression, Fainting, Mental Fatigue, Migraine, Nausea, Nervous Tension, Stimulating.

Bay —Tree, Leaves—Sprains, Colds Flu, Insomnia, Rheumatism, Antiseptic, Decongestant, Tonic.

Benzoin- Tree, Trunk —Coughs, Itching, Arthritis, Colds, Sedative.

Bergamot—Peel of fruit—Fevers, Acne, Tension, Wounds, Coughs, Stress, Anti-Depressant, Uplifting.

Birch—Tree, Bark—Gout, Rheumatism, Eczema, Ulcers.

Black Pepper- Vine, Berries—Colds, Aches, Influence, Flatulence, Rheumatism.

Bois de Rose—Tree, Wood—Tonic, Coughs, Headaches, Antidepressant.

Borage—Seed, Oil—PMT, MS, Menopause, Heart Disease, Psoriasis, Eczema, premature aging, regenerates skin, 10% dilution gamma acid, Vitamins, Minerals.

Cajeput -Tree—Antiseptic, Pain Reliever, Lung Congestion, Neuralgia, Acne.

Carrot —Root—Seeds—Gout, Ulcers, Flatulence, Eczema, Psoriasis, Diuretic.

Carrot Oil—Carrots—Premature Aging, itching dryness, Psoriasis, 10% in Base Oil Vitamins, Minerals, beta-carotene.

Cedarwood —Tree, Wood—Bronchitis, Catarrh, Acne, Arthritis, Diuretic Lung Congestion, Eczema, Encourages Sexual Response.

Chamomile—Nervous conditions, Insomnia, Antibacterial, disinfectant, anti-inflammatory, teething, sunburn, Psoriasis, Eczema, Asthma, hay fever, diarrhea, sprains, nausea, fever, Depression, Contain azulene, (Uplifting), Toning.

Chamomile Mataricaria —Chamomile Herb, Flowers, Leaves—Nerves, Migraine, Acne, Inflammation, Insomnia, Menstrual Problems, Dermatitis Eczema, Psoriasis, Inflammatory Diseases, Burns, Nervous Tension, Neuralgia, Insomnia, Contains Azulene.

Chamomile Roman —Athemis Nobilis Herb Flowers Leaves—Nerves, Migraine, Acne, Inflammation, Insomnia, Menstrual Problems, Dermatitis.

Champhor—Tree, Wood —Coughs, Colds, Fevers, Rheumatism, Arthritis, Stimulating .

Cinnamon—Anti-viral, Antiseptic, Circulatory, Heart, Digestive, Respiratory Stimulant. Antispasmodic, Aphrodisiac, anti-venom eugenol—Antiseptic.

Cinnamon—Tree, Twigs Leaves Flu, Rheumatism, Warts, Coughs, Colds, Viral infections

Citronella—Grass, Insecticide, Deodorant, Tonic, Stimulant.

Clary-Sage—Herb, Flowering Tops—Depression, Nerves, Sore Throat, Aches and Pains, Debility, Sedative Uplifting.

CloveAntibacterial, Antiseptic, analgesic, toothache, digestive problems, muscular disorders, Asthma, nausea, sinusitis, sedative, nerve Tension, general weakness, Antispasmodic do not use undiluted on skin.

Clove Tree – Flower, Buds—Nausea, Flatulence, Bronchitis, Arthritis, Rheumatism, Toothache, Diarrhea, Infections, Analgesic, Antiseptic.

Coriander Herb – Seeds of ripe fruit, leaves —Indigestion, influenza, Fatigue, Rheumatism, Flatulence, Nervousness, Analgesic.

Corn Oil—Corn—Soothing on all skins 100% protein, Vitamins, Minerals.

Cumin Herb – Seeds, Fruit —Indigestion, Headache, Liver Problems, Stimulant.

Cypress—Leaves & Shoots—anti-viral, Astringent, antispasmodic, Coughs, Rheumatism, Flu, Wounds, Muscle, Nerve, Tens Veins.

Cypress—Tree, Leaves Twig—Menopausal Problems, Circulatory Conditions, Rheumatism, Colds, Whooping Cough, Nervous Tension, Hemorrhoids, Wounds, Astringent.

Dill Herb – Seeds, Fruit —Flatulence, Indigestion, Constipation, Nervousness, Gastric Upsets, Headaches.

Eucalyptus—distilled Cooling, protecting, anti-inflammatory, Antiseptic, antibiotic, diuretic, analgesic, deodorizing, coughs, Cystitis, Candida, Diabetes, sunburn.

Eucalyptus—Tree,Leaves, Twigs—Sore Throats, Coughs, Bronchitis, Sinusitis, Skin Infections, Ulcers, Sores, Rheumatism, Aches & Pains, Antiseptic, Anti-inflammatory .

Eucalyptus Lemon—Tree, Leaves, Twigs—Dandruff, Scabs, Sores, Candida, Asthma, Fever, Fungal infections, Skin Infections, Sore Throats.

Eucalyptus Peppermint —Tree,Leaves, Twigs—Ulcers, Sores, Coughs, Colds, Fever, Respiratory Problems, Viral Infections, Headaches, Flu, Rheumatism, Arthritis.

Eucalyptus Radiata —Tree, Leaves,Twigs—Viral Infections, Colds, Coughs, Bronchitis, Whooping Cough, Rheumatism, Muscular Strains. Antiseptic.

Evening Primrose Oil—PMT, MS, Menopausal problems, Heart Disease, Psoriasis, Eczema, prevents premature aging 10% gamma lineolenic acid, Vitamins, Minerals.

Fennel Herb – Seeds—Digestive Problems, Menopausal Problems, Obesity, Constipation, Kidney Stones, Nausea, Diuretic.

Frankincense—Tree, Bark —Sores, Wounds, Fevers, Coughs, Colds, Stress, Bronchitis, Laryngitis, Nervous Conditions.

Geranium —-chilblains, cosmetic, Endometriosis, Menopause, Diabetes, Throat Infections, Nerve Tonic, sedative, uterine & breast cancer, frostbite, Infertility, Antiseptic, astringent, skin Skin toner, Adrenal, Hormones, Relaxing, Uplifting, Moisturizing, Toning.

Ginger—Root—Stimulating, Rheumatism, Muscular Aches, Pains, Sprains, Broken Bones, Colds, Nausea, Diarrhea, Alcoholism, Digestive Disorders.

Grapefruit—Tree — Rind Lethargy, Tonic, Obesity, Kidney & Liver Problems, Migraine, Antidepressant, Aid in Drug Withdrawal Treatment .

Grapeseed Oil—all skins 100% Base Oil Vitamins, Minerals, protein.

Hazelnut Oil—from the Kernel—slight astringent Base Oil 100% Vitamins, Minerals, protein.

Hops Plant — Buds & Flowers —Neuralgia, Bruising, Menstrual & Menopausal Problems, Rheumatism, Nerves, Diuretic, Sedative Analgesic.

Hyssop Herb – leaves & Flowering Tops—Bruises, Rheumatism, Arthritis, Coughs, Colds, Sore Throats, Viruses, Blood Pressure Circulation, Nervous Tension, Asthma, Tonic.

Immortelle Flower – Flowering Tops—Bacterial Infections, Rheumatism, Muscle Aches, Weakness, Lethargy, Depression, Respiration, Colds, Flu, Fever, Fungicide.

Inula odorata —anti-viral.

Jasmine —Bush, Flowers—Nervous Tension, Depression, Menstrual Problems, Laryngitis, Anxiety, Lethargy, Relaxant.

Jojoba Oil—from the bean—inflammation, psoriases, Eczema, Acne, hair care, penetrates 10% protein, Minerals, waxy collagen like substance.

Juniper Tree/Bush – Berries—Tonic for nervous system, digestive stimulant, Diuretic, Acne, Coughs, Ulcers, Fatigue, Rheumatism, Sores, Urinary Infections.

Lavender—Burns, prevents scarring, antibiotic, Antidepressant, sedative, immunoactive, Wounds, relaxing, Moisturizing, Antiseptic, Toning, Eczema, Tension, Insomnia, Asthma, Rheumatism, Arthritis, Bacterial Conditions, Headaches, Dermatitis, Fainting.

Lemon Grass—Grass, Whole Plant, Antiseptic, Infections, Headaches, Sore Throats, Respiration, Fevers, Tonic, Insect Repellent .

Lemon Oil —Tree,Rind of Fruit—water purifier, Antiseptic, Antibacterial oil, verrucas, insect bites, Tension Headaches, lymphatic tonic, digestive stimulant, disperse cellulite, slimming, anti wrinkle, Diuretic, Stimulating, Anxiety, Astringent, Antiseptic, BP Vitamin C, Carotene (A) Bioflavonoids.

Lime—Tree,Rind—Fevers, Rheumatism, Sore Throats, Headaches, Anorexia, Alcoholism, Depression, Anxiety Astringent, Tonic.

Mace Tree – Peel of Fruit—Indigestion, Weakness, Bacterial Infections, Gout, Rheumatism, Arthritis, Circulation.

Mandarin—Tree, Rind—Insomnia, Nervousness, Liver Problems, Digestion, Anxiety, Tonic, Tranquilizer.

Marjoram Herb — Flowering Tops—Relaxing, Sprains, Bruises, Colds, Rheumatism, Intestinal, Cramps, Menstrual Problems Anxiety, Asthma, Bronchitis, Insomnia, Circulation, Muscular Disorders.

Melissa —Herb,Leaves —Relaxing, Nervousness, Bacterial & Fungal Infections, Diarrhea, Eczema, Sedative, Cardiac Tonic.

Myrrh—Tree, Bark/Resin—Antiseptic, Astringent, Tonic, Healing Agent, Dermatitis Coughs, Mouth and skin ulcers, Bacterial & Fungal Infections.

Neroli—Blossoms—Bitter Orange Tree—Antidepressant, Aphrodisiac,Antiseptic, Digestive Aid, Sedative, Bacterial Infections, Bronchitis, Diarrhea, Fungicide, Insomnia, Relaxing, Moisturizing.

Niaouli —Leaves and stems- Melaeleuca Tree Antiseptic, Soothing Agents,Pain Reliever, Decongestant

Gomenol Bush – Leaves, Twigs, Anti-viral, Wounds, Infections, Bacterial Disease, Sore Throats, Burns, Respiration, Acne.

Nutmeg—Tree,Seed—- Nausea, Vomiting, Muscle Aches, Rheumatism, Arthritis, Nervousness, Insomnia, Cardio Stimulant.

Olive Oil—rheumatic conditions, hair care, soothes 10% protein, Minerals, Vitamins.

Orange Tree – Rind of Fruit —Depression, Anxiety, Constipation, NervousConditions, Muscular Spasm, Tonic, Sedative Antiseptic.

Oregano—Herb,Leaves & Flowering Tops—Anti-viral, Bronchitis,Rheumatism, Respiration, Muscle Pain, Digestion.

Palma Rosa—Grass—Skin infections, Anorexia, Tonic.

Parsley —Herb, seeds —Nervous Conditions, Kidney Problems, Menstrual and Menopausal Problems, Sedative, Diuretic.

Patchouli —Plant—Antidepressant, Sedative, Aphrodisiac Anxiety, Acne, Eczema, Herpes, Ulcers (Skin) “Tired Skin” .

Patchouli—Plant,Leaves—Skin Inflammations, Fungal infections, Acne,Eczema, Dandruff, Antiseptic, Diuretic Insecticide.

Peanut Oil 100% Base Oil protein, Vitamins, Minerals.

Peppermint —Herb, Whole Plant —Inflammation, Nausea, Indigestion, Fevers, Flatulence, Headaches Migraine, Liver Problems, Arthritis, Stimulant.

Peppermint—digestive, respiration, Circulation, anti-inflammatiory,Antiseptic, gas, flu, Migraine, Fatigue, Migraine, Asthma, Bronchitis,Stimulating.

Petitgrain—Tree,Leaves, Twigs —Anxiety, Insomnia, Depression, Antiseptic, Tonic, Aids Convalescence.

Pimento—Tree,Berries, Twigs—Flatulence, Indigestion, Cramps, Intestinal Problems, Colds, Rheumatism, Muscular Strains, Depression, Tonic, Tranquilizer.

Pine—Needles, Bark, Berries—Antiseptic, Diuretic, Stimulant Adrenal Glands, Bladder, Kidney, Chest infections, Infections, Fatigue, Rheumatism, Gout, Flu, Bronchitis, Muscle Pain, Diuretic, Respiration Sore Throats,Colds, Circulation, Muscle pain, Turpentine.

Ravensara—Bush, Leaves—Viral Infections, Liver Infections, Lung Infections, Respiratory Problems, Antiseptic.

Red Thyme—anti-viral.

Rose—Flower—Depression, Aphrodisiac, Female organ regulator, astringent,Sedative, Heart tonic, Stomach Liver, Uterus, Nausea, Headache, Insomnia, Skin Care, Relaxing, Toning Moisturizing, Antiseptic.

Rose Bulger (Bulgarian) Bush – Flowers Petals, Anxiety, Depression, Circulatory Problems, Menopausal Problems, Antiseptic, Tonic.

Rose Maroc (Morocco) – Bush, Flowers, Petals—Menstrual Disorders, Depression, Stress, Tension, Circulatory Conditions, Tonic, Sedative.

Rosemary—Herb — Physical & Mental stimulant, muscular conditions, Antiseptic, sprains, Arthritis Rheumatism, Depression, fatigue, Memory Loss, Migraine, flu, Diabetes, hair care, Antiseptic, Stimulating, Toning.

Sage—Herb,Plant —Tonic, Antiseptic, Diuretic, Blood Pressure, Female Reproductive System, Sores, Fatigue, Nervousness, Asthma, Bronchitis, Low Blood Pressure, Bacterial Infections, Rheumatism, Arthritis, Sprains, Fibrosis, Astringent.

Sandalwood—Tree—Antiseptic, Tonic, Aphrodisiac, Fatigue, Impotence, Relaxing, Uplifting, Acne, Cystitis, Moisturizing, Menstrual Problems, Skin Infections, Fungal & Bacterial Infections, Sedative.

Sesame Oil —Psoriasis, Eczema, Rheumatism, Arthritis 10 % dilution Vitamins, Minerals, Proteins, lecithin, Amino Acids.

Soya Bean Oil—100 % Base Oil protein, Minerals, Vitamins.

Spearmint—Herb,Leaves, Flowering Tops—Flatulence, Indigestion, Intestinal Cramps, Fevers, Nausea, Colic, Hemorrhoids.

Sunflower Oil —Base Oil 100 % Vitamins, Minerals.

Sweet Almond oil —From the Kernel—itching, soreness, dryness, inflammation use 100% Glucosides, Minerals, Vitamins, protein.

Tagetes —Plant,Flowers—Fungal Infections, Skin Infections, Cuts, Sprains, Strains, Wounds, Circulation Antiseptic.

Tangerine —Uplifting.

Tea Tree—Tree, Leaves, Twigs—anti-viral, anti-fungal, Antibacterial, Antiseptic, Colds, Influenza, Cold Sores, Warts, Verrucas, Inflammation, Acne, Burns, Candida, Shock, Hysteria.

Thyme Red (Vulgaris)—Herb, Leaves, Flowering Tops—Bacterial Infections,Urinary Infections, Rheumatism, Lethargy, Sores, Wounds, Stimulant Tonic, Raises Immunity.

Thyme Red (Vulgaris)—Thyme linalol anti-viral, eliminates toxic wastes, whooping cough, warts, Neuralgia, fatigue, Acne, Hair & Skin Care, cooking, Antiseptic powders, Fatigue, Skin Inflammation, Antiseptic, Only diluted, overuse causes thyroid problems.

Valerian Plant – Roots —Sedative, Calming, Nervous Conditions, Trembling, Neuralgia, Insomnia, Palpitations, Sedative, Tranquilizer .

Vetiver—Roots of Grass—Calming, Anxiety, Nervous Tension, Insomnia, Rheumatism, Muscle Relaxant, Antiseptic, Tonic.

Violet—Leaves, Plant – Inflammations, Kidney Problems, Obesity, SkinInfections, Fibrosis, Rheumatism, Analgesic and Liver Decongestant.

Wheat germ Oil—Eczema, Psoriasis, premature aging, 10% dilution protein, Minerals, Vitamins.

Wintergreen—Herb – Stimulating.

Yarrow —Herb,Leaves, Flowering Tops—Inflammations, Cramps, Constipation,Circulation, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Menstrual Problems, Astringent.

Ylang-Ylang —Tree,Flowers—Sedative, Antiseptic, Aphrodisiac, High Blood Pressure, Intestinal Infections, Impotence, Uplifting, Moisturizing, Anxiety, Depression, Sedative, Tonic.

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April 24, 2006

Making Flower Essences

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Time Required:4-6 hours

Here’s How:

1. On a sunny day, go to the flower site with water and bowl. 2. Fill bowl about half full. 3. float flowers on the water, covering the surface area. 4. Leave the bowl of flowers in the area amoung the flowers 3-4 hours or more if clouds move in. 5. Take the bowl to a safe and quiet area, or fill bottles in the same location. 6. Carefully remove flowers from the water. 7. Using the coffee filter, filter the water into a clean bottle. 8. Using your colored bottle/s, fill 1/2 with vodka or brandy. 9. Carefully fill the remaining half with the flower essence and cap. 10. Label, and keep in a cool place away from electrical sources.

Tips:

1. It is important to ask permission from the flowers to use their essence. Use intuition or any other methods you may use to communicate with them. Thank them when you are done. Most of our traditional healers asked permission and thanked the earth when taking game or Herbs. 2. Leave more flowers than you take. If there are not enough flowers, move on or wait. Imagine the energies being produced from a field of wildflowers, verses only 5. 3. The mother essence can be recharged by gently shaking the bottle and tapping the bottom against your hand. 4. To dilute into a stock essence, add 5-7 drops of mother essence into a bottle of 50/50 water/alcohol. The vibration will be carried over. Some say it is even more potent (less is more).

What You Need:

  • Clear glass bowl
  • Unbleached coffee filter
  • Purified water
  • Sterilized colored bottle
  • Glass dropper or funnel

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April 20, 2006

Recognizing the Risks and Side Effects of Adderall and the Symptoms of Adderall Withdrawal

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by Tess Thompson

If your child has been diagnosed with ADHD or ADD, you may have explored the option of treating him or her with a prescription stimulant drug like Adderall. Stimulants are commonly prescribed by doctors for children with ADHD because they have been found to be predominantly safe and effective in treating the symptoms of the condition. They do, however, carry a risk of side effects which can vary in intensity with each person.

Stimulants increase brain activity, which in turn can increase a child’s ability to pay attention, and Adderall is a popular child ADHD treatment—about 1 million U.S. children currently take it or its time-released sibling, Adderall XR. Many Adderall users report minor side effects such as loss of appetite, weight loss, Insomnia, dizziness and Headaches. Although less frequently reported, other side effects include irritability, nervousness, feelings of suspicion or paranoia and restlessness.

There are some serious side effects of Adderall that are reported rarely. The most alarming of these are Tourette’s Syndrome, hallucinations, High Blood Pressure, and rapid heart rate. Any side effects, mild or severe, should be immediately reported to your child’s physician.

Adderall is a methamphetamine, and so also carries a risk of addiction. Patients should take the lowest effective dosage, and because each person reacts differently to this medication, it can take some time to figure out what that is. Although Adderall abusers are usually adults, if your child has become disturbingly aggressive or irritable, it could be a sign that he or she is abusing the drug, or has been prescribed an incorrect dosage.

If your child is abusing Adderall, abruptly stopping high dosages of the medication can lead to signs of Adderall withdrawal, which can include extreme fatigue and Depression. In the most severe but rare cases, patients have reported psychosis.

Many find Adderall to be an effective treatment for ADHD and decide it is worth enduring minor side effects, but parents should think hard about the risks involved. This year, Canada pulled Adderall from the market after reports of 20 deaths. They have recently decided to put the drug back on the shelves again because of new research that shows the drug to be safe. However, all stimulants carry a small risk of death, especially among those with heart problems.

There are some natural ingredients that have proven effective in the treatment of ADHD symptoms, and which you may decide to try before prescription medication. Some of the best ingredients are Centella Asiatica (also called Gotu Kola), Green Oats (also called Avena Sativa) and Panax Ginseng. Many herbal and Homeopathic Remedies contain these ingredients and can be a safe alternative to Adderall, should you decide stimulant drugs are not the right choice for your child.

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April 17, 2006

New Bach Flower Body Maps : Treatment by Topical Application

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New Bach Flower Body Maps : Treatment by Topical Application

New Bach Flower Body Maps : Treatment by Topical Application

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April 16, 2006

50 Uses of Essential Oils

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1. For good smelling towels, sheets, clothes, etc. place a few drops of your favorite Essential Oil onto a small piece of terry cloth and toss into the clothes dryer while drying. Add 5 drops Essential Oil to 1/4 cup fabric
softener or water and place in the center cup of the washer.
2. Potpourri which has lost its scent can be revived by adding a few drops of Essential Oil.
3. Add a few drops of oil to water in a spray bottle and use as an air freshener.
4. Add a few drops Essential Oil to a pan of water and simmer on stove or in a potpourri pot.
5. To enjoy a scented candle, place a drop or two into the hot melted wax as the candle bums.
6. To dispel household cooking odors, add a few drops of Clove oil to a simmering pan.
7. For tired aching muscles or Arthritis aches, mix 1 part Cinnamon, Sage and Basil oil to 4 parts Sweet Almond or other vegetable oil and use as a massage oil.
8. Ease headache pain by rubbing a drop of Rosemary or Lavender oil onto the back of your neck.
9. To blend your own massage oil, add 3-5 drops of your favorite Essential Oil to 1 oz. Sweet Almond or other skin- nourishing vegetable oil.
10. Add 10 drops of Essential Oil to a box of cornstarch or baking soda, mix very well, let set for a day or two and then sprinkle over the carpets on your home. Let set for an hour or more, then vacuum.
11. To make a natural flea collar, saturate a short piece of cord or softn rope with Pennyroyal or Tea Tree oil, roll up in a handkerchief and tie loosely around the animal’s neck.
12. Shoes can be freshened by either dropping a few drops of Geranium Essential Oil directly into the shoes or by placing a cotton ball dabbed with a few drops of Lemon oil into the shoes. Athlete’s foot? Tea Tree is great!
13. Put a few drops of your favorite Essential Oil on a cotton ball and place it in your vacuum cleaner bag. Lemon and Pine are nice. Rose Geranium helps with pet odors.
14. To fragrance your kitchen cabinets and drawers, place a good scent dabbed on a cotton ball into an inconspicuous comer.
15. Are mice a problem? Place several drops of Peppermint oil on a cotton ball and place at problem locations.
16. The bathroom is easily scented by placing oil-scented cotton balls in inconspicuous places, or sprinkle oils directly onto silk or dried flower arrangements or wreaths.
17. Apply true Lavender oil or Tea Tree oil directly to cuts, scrapes or scratches. 1 or 2 drops will promote healing.
18. Homemade Soaps are pleasant and offer therapeutic effects when scented with Essential Oils. Use Soaps which contain pure Essential Oils.
19. Homemade sachets are more fragrant when Essential Oils are blended with the flowers and Herbs.
20. An Essential Oil dropped onto a radiator scent ring or light bulb will not only fill the room with a wonderful fragrance, but will also set a mood such as calming or uplifting. (Don’t put Essential Oil in the socket.)
21. A few drops of your favorite oil or blend in the rinse water of your hand washables makes for pleasant results.
22. Anise oil has been used by fishermen for years. Use a drop or two on the fingertips before baiting up. Anise covers up the human scent that scares the fish away.
23. Essential Oils or blends make wonderful perfumes. Create your own personal essence! Add 25 drops to 1 oz of perfume alcohol and allow to age for two weeks before using.
24. To dispel mosquitoes and other picnic pests, drop a few drops of Citronella oil on the melted wax of a candle or place a few drops on the Bar-B-Q hot coals.
25. 1 drop of Lemon Essential Oil applied directly to a wart is an effective means of elimination. Apply the Essential Oil daily until the wart is gone.
26. Rosemary promotes alertness and stimulates memory. Inhale occasionally during long car trips and while reading or studying.
27. Selling your home? Fragrance sells! Fill the kitchen area with the aroma of Spices such as Clove, Cinnamon and Vanilla. Simmer a few drops of the Essential Oil of Cinnamon, Nutmeg and other Spices. Geranium oil sprinkled throughout the home creates a warm, cheerful and inviting mood. Add Cinnamon oil to furniture polish and wipe down the wood.
28. Add Essential Oils to paper mache. The result is the creation of a lovely aromatic piece of art.
29. Infuse bookmarks and stationery with Essential Oils. Place drops of oil on paper and put them in a plastic bag. Seal it and leave overnight to infuse the aroma. Send only good news in perfumed letters.
30. Nock pillows, padded and decorative hangers make more memorable gifts simply by putting a couple of drops of Essential Oil on them before giving.
31. Overindulge last night? Essential Oils of Juniper, Cedarwood, Grapefruit, Lavender, Carrot, Fennel, Rosemary and Lemon help soften the effects of a hangover. Make your own blend of these oils and use a total of 6-8 drops in a bath.
32. Essential Oils of Vetivert, Cypress, Cedarwood, Frankincense and Myrrh all make wonderful firewood oil. Drop approximately 2-3 drops of oil or blend of your choice on a dried log and allow time for the oil to soak in
before putting the log on the fire.
33. Flies and moths dislike Lavender oil. Sprinkle it on the outside of your window frames.
34. Place 1 or 2 drops of sleep enhancing oils such as Chamomile, Lavender or Neroli on your pillow before retiring for restful sleep.
35. When moving into a new home, first use a water spray containing your favorite Essential Oils and change the odorous environment to your own. Do this for several days until it begins to feel like your space.
36. Ideal scents for the bedroom are Roman Chamomile, Geranium, Lavender or Lemon.
37. One drop of Lemon Essential Oil on a soft cloth will polish copper with a gentle buffing.
38. When washing out the fridge, freezer or oven, add 1 drop of Lemon, Lime, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Tangerine or Orange Essential Oil to the final rinse water.
39. For bums or scalds, drop Tea Tree oil directly on the effected area.
40. Place 1 drop of Peppermint oil in 1/2 glass of water, sip slowly to aid digestion and relieve upset stomach.
41. Use 1 drop of Chamomile oil on a washcloth wrapped ice cube to relieve teething pain in children.
42. Six to eight drops of Eucalyptus oil in the bath cools the body in summer and protects in winter.
43. Add 1 drop Geranium oil to your facial Moisturizer to bring out a radiant glow in your skin.
44. Place 1 or 2 drops of Rosemary on your hair brush before brushing to promote growth and thickness.
45. When the flu is going around add a few drops of Thyme to your Diffuser or simmer in a pan on the stove.
46. To bring fever down, sponge the body with cool water to which 1 drop each of Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Lavender oils have been added.
47. The blend of Lavender and Grapefruit oil is good for the office. Lavender creates a calm tranquil atmosphere while Grapefruit stimulates the senses and clears up stale air.
48. A blend of Geranium, Lavender and Bergamot alleviates Anxiety and Depression. Use in a room Diffuser or 6-8 drops of this blend in the bath.
49. A wonderful massage blend for babies is 1 drop Roman Chamomile, 1 drop Lavender, 1 drop Geranium diluted in 2 Tablespoons Sweet Almond oil.
50. 1 drop Peppermint oil diluted in 1 teaspoon vegetable oil rubbed on the back of the neck helps to relieve Headaches

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April 15, 2006

Natural Solutions For Kidney Health

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What do your Kidneys do?

The Kidneys are two bean-shaped organs in your abdomen which form a part of the urinary tract. They are responsible for filtering waste products and useful chemicals from your blood and eliminating the waste products into the urine. Without the Kidneys, waste products and Toxins would soon build up in the blood to dangerous levels and damage your body.

Your Kidneys regulate the body’s level of necessary substances like water, sodium and potassium. The correct balance of such substances is vital for your body to function healthily, but excess amounts can be harmful.

As well as removing wastes, the Kidneys are also responsible for releasing vital hormones. Renin is a hormone important in regulating salt levels and blood pressure. Erythropoietin is vital in the process of red blood cell formation in the bone marrow.

The Kidneys also produce the biologically active form of Vitamin D which is used for absorbing calcium and maintaining the health and strength of your bones.

What can go wrong with your Kidneys?

As with all organs of the body, the Kidneys are subject to a range of disorders and diseases. Kidney Damage usually takes place gradually and without symptoms and it may only be after years of Kidney Disease that Kidney Functioning becomes noticeably decreased. Some people are born with only one kidney or donate one of their Kidneys to a family member or friend. These people can live healthy and normal lives as long as their remaining kidney stays healthy. In Kidney Disease one can lose more than 75% of Kidney Functioning before the effects become obvious.

The two most common causes of Kidney Disease are Diabetes and High Blood Pressure. If you or your family has a history of these diseases, you may be at risk for kidney problems. Some kidney diseases are inherited, for example Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). Infection, direct injury, poisons and drugs (Like prescription or over-the-counter painkillers) can also lead to serious Kidney Damage or dysfunction.

All of the above disorders and diseases can lead to decreased Kidney Function or kidney (renal) failure. This may happen suddenly (Acute Renal Failure) or, more commonly, gradually over years of disease (Chronic Renal Failure).

Kidney Stones are also a very common problem. These are formed by clumps of Crystals which can block the urinary system. Depending on the size of a Kidney Stone, it may be passed out in the urine unnoticed or cause severe pain- some may even require surgery.

What are the symptoms of Kidney Disease?

In the early stages of Kidney Disease, many people experience no symptoms at all. As Kidney Functioning deteriorates one may develop the following problems:

  • A decreased amount of urine
  • Urine that looks foamy or dark
  • Pain in the flanks
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Itchiness
  • Swollen face, hands or feet
  • Muscle cramps

How is Kidney Disease diagnosed?

Although there are a number of tests that may be done to establish Kidney Disease, the urine sample your doctor takes is a common way that kidney problems may be first identified. For example, blood, protein, or white blood cells in the urine may indicate injury, infection, or inflammation of the Kidneys, and glucose in the urine may be an indication of Diabetes.

How is Kidney Disease usually treated?

The treatment of Kidney Disease will depend on the specific condition and may involve a number of prescription drugs including antibiotics and steroids. The control of blood pressure and Diabetes also plays a major role in preventing further damage to diseased Kidneys. In the case of kidney failure, dialysis (filtering of the blood by an artificial kidney machine) is required. In severe and irreversible cases of kidney failure, kidney transplant may be necessary.

Can Natural Remedies help?

If left untreated, Kidney Disease can become irreversible and can be a significant threat to your health. People with Diabetes, High Blood Pressure or a family history of Kidney Disease also need to actively prevent Kidney Disease and keep these organs in optimum condition.

Kidney problems respond well to complementary medicine and a holistic approach (including diet). These will improve Kidney Functioning and ultimately decrease the need for prescription drugs or surgery.

What is Kidney Dr.?

Kidney Dr. is a 100% Herbal Remedy containing Herbs known for their ability to improve the functioning of both healthy and diseased Kidneys and act as a tonic for the entire urinary system.

Caution: Safety during pregnancy and breastfeeding has not been established.

Note: If you have High Blood Pressure or Diabetes, keep it well controlled. Kidney Dr. may be combined with our Insulate Plus for Diabetes or our High-Rite and Aqua-Rite for High Blood Pressure.

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What are the ingredients of Kidney Dr.?

Kidney Dr. contains the following ingredients in our unique 100% herbal formula:

Agathosma betulina: – also called Buchu is a urinary Antiseptic and possesses diuretic properties. Buchu has been used by the natives of the Western Cape of Southern Africa for many centuries. Early Dutch settlers used buchu to make a brandy tincture and Boegoebrandewyn (buchu brandy) is still used today to treat many disorders.

Berberis vulgaris:-also called Barberry, has been used medicinally for thousands of years and has documented use in Ancient Egypt – where it was used by pharaohs to ward off the plague. Berberine alkaloids contained in Barberry have demonstrated Antibacterial and infection-fighting properties, stimulating microphages (white blood cells) to fight off infection and improving Immune Functioning. Barberry is also used extensively for Kidney Disease, Kidney Stones, gallbladder problems and enlarged spleen.

Polygonum multiflorum: also called He-shou-wu or Fo ti, is an important blood tonic in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is often prescribed for kidney and liver problems, to strengthen the blood, invigorate the liver and Kidneys and revitalize the system. Studies also suggest that Fo ti has the ability to stimulate Immune Functioning, lower Cholesterol and increase red blood cell formation.

Schizandra chinensis: also called Wu-wei-zi, is a well known adaptogen which benefits all body systems and overall systemic health and functioning. Wu-wei-zi has a wide variety of therapeutic benefits and is an excellent kidney tonic. Added benefits include increased energy, strengthened Immune Functioning and greater ability to cope with stress. Trigonella foenum-graecum: – also called Fenugreek, has proven benefits for a wide variety of problems including Diabetes, high Cholesterol and atherosclerosis. Traditional Chinese herbalists also prescribe Fenugreek for kidney problems.

(Kidney Dr. contains no animal products, gluten, artificial flavors, colors or preservatives)

How has Kidney Dr. helped others?

“As I have been Diabetic for many years now, I became concerned about the health of my Kidneys. I know that Diabetes can damage the Kidneys and I have also always experienced Urinary Tract Infections, which I know can become very serious if they spread to the Kidneys. On your consultant’s advice I have been using your UTI-Clear and Kidney Dr. remedies. No more UTI’s (which is great) and, even better, I know that my Kidneys will serve me well for many years to come!” June, CA

“I started using your Kidney Dr. remedy when I was diagnosed with High Blood Pressure. As I am also Diabetic and my mother died from Renal Failure, I’m at high risk for Kidney Disease and was very keen to do anything I could to look after my Kidneys. I have been using your Kidney Dr. for a few weeks now and I must say it is wonderful- I already feel healthier and imagine my surprise when my doctor told me my Cholesterol levels were down. (Yes, I also have high Cholesterol!) Many thanks for a great product!” RM, UK

“Several months ago I donated one of my Kidneys to my son. Although I would do it again in the blink of an eye, I felt pretty awful afterwards- apart from the pain of surgery of course. I wanted to help my remaining kidney to start compensating as soon as possible as well as keep it in peak health. I came across your Kidney Dr. and ordered it immediately. I am so pleased I did because it has helped me tremendously. I feel as well as I did with both Kidneys- better in fact.” Don, USA

How do I use Kidney Dr.?

Kidney Dr. comes in convenient tincture form and is diluted in water or juice.

Dosage:

Adults: Dilute 15 drops in about 1/4 cup water or juice three times daily.

Children over 6: One drop per age year in 1/4 cup of water or juice three times daily.

Caution: Safety during pregnancy and breastfeeding has not been established.

How long till I see results?

With regular use, results should be noticed within 3 – 6 weeks, although some people may respond sooner.

How long does one bottle last?

One bottle of Kidney Dr. should last 3 – 4 weeks.

What else can help?

1. Avoid a high protein intake in your diet.
2. Drink at least 8 glasses of purified water daily.
3. If you have High Blood Pressure or Diabetes, keep it well controlled. Kidney Dr. may be combined with our Insulate Plus for Diabetes or our High-Rite and Aqua-Rite for High Blood Pressure.
4. Quit Smoking. Our Crave-RX formula will help with this process!

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