Use Essential Oils? Do They Really Work?
Essential Oils: Healing, Therapeutic and Effective
Years ago, as the owner of a plant nursery in Claremore, Oklahoma, I had the great pleasure of meeting the medicine man for the Cherokee Indian Hospital in Rogers County.
It was so cool walking through the greenhouse with him as he explained the different uses for many of the plants we carried. It was definitely an education in the use of natural remedies for all types of illness.
For example, the perennial called “foxglove” is the plant used to make the well known heart medicine called “digitalis”.
Like the foxglove plant, Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils have been used for therapeutic purposes.
- Clove oil – remember using this for numbing purposes? It was a staple in our household for unexpected toothaches.
- Peppermint – for headache/migraine/congestion relief.
- Bergamot – for relief of depression
- Lavender – depression relief, analgesic and anti-inflammatory (by far one of the most popular oils!)
- Peace & Calming – this is a blend oil containing ylang ylang, blue tansy, orange, patchouli and tangerine. Whether diffused into the air or massaged into the skin, it can ease stress, tensions and generally uplifts your mood.
It’s important that we use organic, therapeutic grade essential oils only, not the chemically synthesized type. The last thing you want to do is absorb, inhale or ingest chemicals, so organic is the best way to go.
I use Essential Oils by Young Living because they’re of the highest quality and undiluted.
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Disclaimer: Statements provided by Leslie Sansone Williams are for informational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please consult your physician before using essential oils.