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Aromatherapy Information

November 15, 2014

Top Ten Things to Know About Aromatherapy 1) Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils and their hydrosols for health and well-being.   2) Essential oils are used in inhalations and skin applications.   3) Essential oils effect the physical body and the mind.   4) Essential oils must be diluted before applying to the […]

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Weight Loss

November 12, 2014

QUESTION: I am interested in trying to lose the 35 or so pounds I have gained due to a back injury. I have tried over-the-counter type diet pills but they don’t really do anything for me. There are just to many web sites that are trying to sell the so-called ‘easy way’ to lose weight, […]

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Thyme Oil and Anthrax

November 12, 2014

QUESTION: I just received a note from somebody claiming that thyme essential oil is a treatment for anthrax. Can you comment? I hope all are well back in St. Louis. ANSWER: Thank you for your email about Thyme Essential Oil and anthrax. I would never claim something like Thyme Essential Oil is a treatment for […]

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Thuja and Trigeminal Neuralgia

November 12, 2014

Question: Would you have any information or know of any book that would explain how to use Thuja for trigeminal neuralgia? The PDR for herbal medicines lists Thuja as a treatment for this. I can’t find out much more about it. Any help would be appreciated. Answer: While only slightly familiar with trigeminal neuralgia I […]

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Standardized Oils

November 12, 2014

QUESTION: What is the difference between standardized and regular lemon verbena? ANSWER: We offer standardized essential oils sometimes as alternatives for the more expensive oils like Lemon Verbena and especially Melissa. Standardized means the chemical constituents have been altered in various ways. Sometimes these standardized oils are called “Nature Identical”. Sometimes they are altered with […]

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Rhinitis

November 12, 2014

QUESTION: Is there a way to treat rhinitis in a 6-year old with herbs? ANSWER: There are herbal ways to deal with rhinitis and allergies. There are herbs that are specific for respiratory complaints which can be effective and safe for a 6 year old to use. We have found that what seems to help […]

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Raindrop Therapy and the Use of Thyme & Oregano Essential Oils on the Skin

November 12, 2014

Question: In talking with a “Raindrop Technique” practitioner (Young Living Essential Oils), I learned that Thyme and Oregano Essential Oils are used neat (undiluted) on the skin during this technique. He has had only one experience which was reported negative, a person who suffers from candida experienced a “die-off’ reaction. He personally had done this […]

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Parvovirus

November 12, 2014

Question: My dog, Otis, has allergies. He is almost 5 years old. He has had allergies since he was a puppy. He had Parvo (Parvovirus: any of a group of viruses containing DNA in an icosahedral protein shell and causing disease in dogs and cattle; not known to be associated with any human disease) at […]

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Parkinsons

November 12, 2014

QUESTION: I am looking for a natural way to help my mother. Her doctors think she has Parkinson’s Disease but they aren’t sure. She has tremors in both of her hands, and everyday activities are becoming more difficult for her. Can you recommend some natural products that she can try? The drugs that her doctors […]

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Oils of the Bible

November 12, 2014

QUESTION: I am searching for a list of essential oils mentioned in the Bible with references.   ANSWER: It is an interesting question you ask. Actually there is no evidence of distillation taking place during biblical times. Many modern authors incorrectly refer to essential oil use during this time of history. When old, translated material […]

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Mosquitoes

November 12, 2014

QUESTION: Please let me know if there are any oils that can be diffused in a room to keep mosquitoes at bay. ANSWER: Here is a list of essential oils I have read mentioned by various authors to repel insects: Basil, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cajeput, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Clove, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, […]

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Kidney Stones

November 12, 2014

QUESTION: I have a friend with kidney stones and wondering if you could indicate which are the herbs to make tea in order to “break” the stones. ANSWER: I cannot give anyone health advice and I really cannot say what herbs do, because I sell them. I CAN say what I would do if it […]

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