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Essential Oils to the Rescue

Here are some essential oils and their benefits:

These are just some essential oils that are commonly used. Plants and herbs/spices are good sources of essential oils which have physical, mental, and emotional healing properties.  Their benefits go well beyond their good smell or taste. For edible oils select sources emulsified in extra virgin olive oil. (Note: see a list of the edible oils at the end of this article).
Lavender oil is considered the supreme skin oil as it has multiple uses.  It is used in body massage to help relax the muscles.  It also cleanses, deodorizes, tones, balances, replenishes dry skin.  It is used for insomnia, stress, bug bites, burns. Note: this is the ideal oil for balancing and regenerating weak and tired adrenal glands.
Basil oil can be used in energizing and uplifting one’s mood.  They can be used as perk-up oils to combat sleepiness. Basil is an excellent anti-inflammatory – rich in the same things as oregano oil , beta caryophyllene. (anti-inflammatory and nerve activating)
Oregano oil is a flu fighter because of its anti-bacterial properties is an effective anti-infection oil, and also used for eczema and parasites fights infection, lice, viruses; great for sinus, congestion, brachial issues, and allergies. Wild oregano oil is your go to for hay fever.
Coriander/ cilantro oil is good for muscular pain, cartilage damage, digestive problems, and for softening blackheads.

Eucalyptus oil is used for inhalation or chest rub for cough, asthma, colds, circulation problems.
Frankincense is for autoimmune disorders, brain function and skin diseases. Inhaled, it helps reverse hypertension.
Geranium oil is good for bruises, jet lag, agitation – also an excellent tick repellant.
Ginger is good for digestive issues, low libido, vertigo. (Ideal for upset stomach and hyperacidity)
Wild rosemary oil supports adrenal balance and improved memory, is good for respiratory issues, alcoholism, and for healthy hair.
Rose, aside from being a relaxant, is also an aphrodisiac, and is used to treat poison ivy rashes and scars.
Spearmint supports digestive and emotional health, is anti-spasmodic and a stimulant
Cedar wood is used to improve skin issues such as acne, psoriasis, and helps alleviate congestion,
Lemongrass is for healing UTI, mental fatigue, flea bites, and is anti-cancer.
Dill is for lowering cholesterol and treating constipation, colic, gas.
Fennel is for blood clots, digestive issues, lactation, spastic colon, swallowing difficulties.

The following is a list of edible oils listed above:

Lemongrass, dill, fennel, spearmint, rosemary, ginger, oregano, coriander/ cilantro, basil.

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5 thoughts on “Essential Oils to the Rescue”

  1. I love it when Dr. Ingram comes to Pittsburgh. He is so interesting to listen to! He has practical solutions and is very knowledgeable about them.

  2. Margaret Cunningham

    I would like to know how to get rid of H. Pylori I have gastritis and lost a lot of weight recently I also suffer from depression and anxiety I am 66 years old. I had cancer of the lining of my womb just over 7 years ago and had a radical hystrocemety followed by vaginal radiation and since that have had numerous U.T.I. I have taken huge amounts of antibiotics and now am resistant to antibiotics and I also had the triple therapy twice to get rid of the H. Pylori which failed. I also blame the damage to my gut for my mental health. Can you PLEASE help

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