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How To Use Essential Oils

Natural Home Remedies for Constipation September 22 2014

Constipation is a very common (and very embarrassing) medical problem. Frequent difficulty in this function can cause a host of potential health problems, as waste held too long within the body can act as a sort of internal poison, re-circulating toxins throughout the body that should have otherwise been eliminated.   Essential oils can be very effective in treating mild, moderate and even chronic constipation. The idea is to help...

Natural Home Remedies for Depression August 19 2014

Depression is a condition that affects millions of people worldwide each year. Antidepressants artificially increase levels of neurotransmitters such as dopamine, epinephrine and serotonin, which are often low. But the reason they do not work in many cases of depression is because they target only one aspect of this condition. Depression is such a multifaceted issue, so this “fix” is often only temporary. There are a host of additional factors...

Peppermint Oil: Using peppermint oil for brain injuries August 18 2014

Injuries to the brain range from mild concussions to more traumatic head trauma, and all brain injuries come with the potential for long term problems: motor function may be inhibited, vision can be disturbed, speech may be impaired, and memory can be lost. The human brain is the most important, and also the most complex, organ within the body, so all brain injuries should be taken very seriously and treated...

Peppermint Oil: Using peppermint oil for motion sickness July 25 2014

Motion sickness affects many of us, can be particularly annoying and even debilitating in times that should be fun. Dizziness, nausea and subsequent vomiting can be the result of motion sensitivity, and once it starts, can be very hard to stop, even when the motion subsides. The beauty of essential oils is that when applied topically, they are able to penetrate into the skin and therefore, into the bloodstream to...

Peppermint Oil: Using peppermint oil for cold sores June 30 2014

Anyone who has experienced a cold sore can appreciate the desperation for fast and effective relief. A majority of the population is said to carry HSV-1, the oral herpes simplex virus that causes cold sores. Also called fever blisters, cold sores are characterized by clusters of small blisters on the lips and around the mouth, though they can also be found inside the nose and even on the eye. The...

Peppermint Oil: Using peppermint oil for headaches June 11 2014

Peppermint essential oil (Mentha arvensis) helps to cool and relax the muscles in the forehead because the main active components of peppermint oil, menthol and menthon, act as a topical analgesic (numbing agent). Peppermint oil can provide itself as a welcome natural remedy for headaches and there are a variety of ways to experiment with it to provide much needed relief, as well as potential prevention.   How to use...

Peppermint Oil: Using peppermint oil for endurance May 29 2014

Recent studies have suggested that peppermint oil (Mentha arvensis) can have a positive impact on athletic performance and endurance. Peppermint oil, when inhaled and absorbed, passes the blood-brain barrier in the body and this increases the transmission of oxygen and other nutrients to the organs and muscles. This can lead to an increase in respiratory function that translates to greater stamina, longer distances, and increased lung function that allows for...

Peppermint Oil: Using peppermint oil for osteoporosis May 15 2014

Osteoporosis is the acceleration or rapid breakdown of bone mass that causes the bones to thin and become brittle. There are many potential causes and rick factors, with the most common being poor diet, menopausal changes in women, lack of exercise/mobility, and a lack of calcium and vitamin D supplementation.   Peppermint oil (mentha arvensis) has wonderful analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties and when used on a regular basis, can help...

Peppermint Oil: Using peppermint oil for indigestion May 07 2014

Indigestion is a medical condition characterized by chronic or recurrent pain in the upper abdomen, upper abdominal bloating, and a premature sense of feeling full while eating. It occurs when the digestive juices in the stomach are not secreted properly and as a result interferes with digestion and causes discomfort. Additional symptoms include belching, nausea, heartburn, and vomiting.   Indigestion is fairly common and is frequently accepted as a “normal”...

Peppermint Oil: Using peppermint oil for chronic fatigue April 28 2014

Chronic fatigue involves much more than simply being tired. It is a syndrome that is characterized by an extreme full-body fatigue that cannot be remedied with rest. The causes of chronic fatigue are not fully understood, but many speculate underlying viruses, emotional stress, immune system problems and hormonal imbalances, among others. While the causes remain mysterious, the main symptom (fatigue) can be supported through a regimen that includes peppermint oil...

Peppermint Oil: Using peppermint oil for varicose veins April 17 2014

Varicose veins are, for many women, a daunting skin nightmare they hope to avoid. They can be found on the thighs, backs of the calves, and the inside of the leg, and are essentially enlarged veins that can be blue, red, or “invisible” as far as color goes. They often look like cords and appear twisted and bulging, sometimes raised above the surface of the skin. Veins have valves that...

Peppermint Oil: Using peppermint oil for MRSA April 03 2014

MRSA is a monster bacteria created by the medical use of man-made antibiotics and antibacterial agents used mainly in hospitals. MRSA is an acronym for “Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus.” While Staphylococcus aureus is a common and relatively harmless inhabitant in the nasal passages of up to 30% of humans, the MRSA form of staphylococcus is resistant to all antibiotics, is incredibly difficult to treat, and can often be fatal. MRSA...
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