Essential oils are an important constituent of many herbs. A true essence of these plants and herbs, essential oils, give many plants their characteristic scent, such as the thymol in thyme. Collected through distillation process, production of essential oils, require an enormous amount of plant material. The numbers are, in fact, staggering. An example is rosemary, which contains a relatively high percentage of volatile oils. 500 pounds of rosemary plants yield 2 pounds of essential oil, in comparison, rose petals are relatively low in volatile oils. Up to 2,000 pounds of rose petals are required to produce one pound of rose essential oil.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF ESSENTIAL OILS
Juniper Berry Essential Oils for uric acid disorders
Most, if not all, essential oils have antibacterial and antiseptic properties due to their chemical components, notably terpenes, phenols, alcohols, and aldehydes. This makes them an excellent component in external first-aid remedies.
Note the word external. While it’s a fact that essential oils can be used internally with relative safety, do not attempt this unless you are under the care of a trained and trusted aromatherapist.
Many essential oils would be toxic if used internally, so to do so safely requires years of study. Generally, essential oils are diluted in a carrier oil or water, which may then be applied in the form of massage oil, bath oil, salve, soap, cream, wash, or spray.
JUNIPER BERRY ESSENTIAL OIL
Is used for treating rheumatic arthritis, gout, as well as cellulite, acne, dermatitis, blocked pores, psoriasis and weeping eczema. Juniper oil can help calm the nerves, relieves anxiety, nervous tension and mental exhaustion. It is helpful when the prostate gland is enlarged and is used to help with the inability to pass urine, in cases of cystitis and kidney stones. This essential oil is used in aromatherapy to help stimulate and strengthen the nerves and bolster the spirits in challenging situations, while helping to relieve urine retention.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF JUNIPER BERRY ESSENTIAL OIL:
Cardiovascular, Lymphatic: Anti-toxic, lymphatic, and decongestant
Circulation, Muscles, Joints: Cleanses and increases blood flow, a blood purifier
Digestive system: Hangovers relief, anti-parasitic, gas overindulgence, and colic relief
Emotional bolster: Sedative uplifting, calming anxiety, nervousness, tension and mental exhaustion
Genito-urinary system: Beneficial in delayed menstruation, enlarged prostate, diuretic cystitis, gout, kidney stones, PMS, also a good liver tonic
Immune system: Antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-septic
Nervous system: Stimulates and strengthens nerves
Respiratory system: Helps in Colds and Flu
Skin care: Skin healing properties: opens blocked pores, antiseptic and astringent, good for acne, weeping eczema, psoriasis, cellulitis, oily skin, dandruff, hair loss and oily hair
LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OILSlavender oil for muscle strains and sprains
Lavender is a species of mint native to Mediterranean region. Lavender has been used for centuries as a general tonic, sedative, antispasmodic, diuretic, digestive aid, and gas remedy.
Lavender tea and essential oils are prescribed to treat common minor ailments such as insomnia, nervousness, fatigue, headaches, nausea, and gas. Its aroma stimulates mental process and alleviate depression. Clearly, essential oils are powerful substances. Even external use requires dilution in most cases. Lavender essential oil is one of the few that can be applied directly to the skin without prior dilution.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL
Can be used to treat burns
Heals muscle spasms
Can treate ulcers
Can heal insect bites, athlete’s foot, foot blisters
Can cure dandruff
Can be used in Hay Fever
Helpful in sprains
Great to reduce acne
ANISE SEED ESSENTIAL OIL
Anise, like fennel, contains anethole, a phytoestrogen. In western cuisines anise seed are used widely. The essential oils of anise seed also offer many health benefits
HEALTH BENEFITS OF ANISE SEEDS AND ANISE SEED ESSENTIAL OILS
Anise seeds has been used to treat menstrual cramps and pains.
The main use of anise essential oil in European herbal medicine was for its carminative effect, as noted by John Gerard in his book “Great Herbal, an early encyclopedia of herbal medicine”.
The Anise seed essential oil has reportedly been used as an insecticide against head-lice and mites.
CLOVE OIL HEALTH BENEFITS
Clove and clove oil has several health benefits. Germany’s Commission of the body of natural medicine experts that makes herbal recommendations to that country’s counterpart of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), endorses oil of clove as a local anesthetic and antiseptic for toothache. Even a scientific committee reporting to our FDA commented that oil of clove was the only one of 12 ingredients commonly found in toothache preparations that was “safe and effective for temporary use on a tooth with throbbing pain.”
Oil of clove (available commercially) is the premier natural toothache remedy. Rub a cotton swab dipped in oil of clove on the affected area and surrounding tissue, or suck on a whole clove. For teething babies. gently apply a diluted drop from your finger and gradually increase the dose as needed
Clove’s broad antimicrobial powers kill intestinal parasites, fungi and bacteria. No wonder Ayurvedic and Chinese physicians use it treat intestinal worms.
Like cinnamon, clove helps relieve the stiffness and pain of the disease. Drink clove tea twice a day, or take 1 to 2 capsules daily. slowly working up to 10.
1/2 teaspoon of clove (or cinnamon) can triple insulin efficiency, reducing the amount necessary to break sugars down to glucose. This makes cloves helpful in the treatment of Type II diabetes. As with any serious disease, however’, you should consult a medical practitioner before self-medicating.