Aroma therapy and Herbal Medicine Part 7 (ST through Z)

Stormy Stewart

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Aroma therapy part 7


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Ingredients

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St John's Wort {Hypericum Perfotatum}: Recent research in Germany has shown this oil to be very useful for helping treat mild to moderate depression. However this oil does have a photo-toxic action, so best used at 50% of total carrier oil volume.
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Sunflower {Helianthus Annus}: Another carrier oil, can be used at 100% of total.
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Sweet Almond {Prunus Amygdalus}: The most widely used carrier oil in Aromatherapy. Suitable for all skin types, and can be used on it's own as a moisturizer.
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Tagetes {Tagetes Minuta}: A useful oil for helping regain a grip on the emotions. It's anti microbial action makes it a useful oil for mosquito bites, also useful for keeping them at bay. Very useful for fungal infections like athletes foot. A very potent oil, do not over use.
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Tangerine {Citrus Reticulata}: As the Tangerine is an earlier harvested Mandarin, See also Mandarin. Helps give color to pale complexions. When blended with
Lavender and Neroli it can smooth out stretch marks. A useful skin cleanser.
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Tarragon {Artemisia Dracunculus}: A wonderful oil for helping with apathy and boredom, thus helping with anorexia. A good kidney tonic that also helps eliminate uric acid. Useful in treating weeping skin conditions.
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Tea Tree {Melaleuca Alternifolia}: The anti-viral, anti-septic, and anti-fungal properties of this
oil make it one of the most useful and popular oils in Aromatherapy. It has been shown to boost the immune system, and is very useful in helping fight disease. Very useful for all skin conditions, and all skin types.
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Thuja {Thuja Occidentalis}: Used by Professional therapists to treat psoriasis and other skin
conditions. But as this oil is toxic it should not be used at home.
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Thyme Red {Thymus Vulgaris}: See Thyme White. There is a myth that White Thyme comes from the white flowering plant and the red from the red flowering plant. In fact it is oxidization of the oil. This oxidisation has an effect upon the potency of the oil, and makes it kinder if used for treating conditions like cystitis.
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Thyme White {Thymus Vulgaris}: An extremely potent oil and one of the best natural antiseptics known. It is known to become toxic from over use. Very useful for most respiratory conditions, and is known to stimulate white blood cells. Further it can reduce the swelling in Arthritic joints. Useful when dealing with loss of period, but as a potent emmenagogue it should not be used while pregnant. Very useful for clearing dandruff too. Should not be used by people with high blood pressure.
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Thyme White - Rectified {Thymus Vulgaris}: See Thyme White. Due to the toxic side effects, this rectified version of Thyme is preferable for home use.
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Thyme Wild {Serpolet} {Thymus Serpyllum}: See Thyme White. This oil is useful for helping with menstruation following a miscarriage.
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Tuberose {Polyanthus Tuberosa}: Used as a perfume. Unknown uses in Aromatherapy.
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Turmeric {Curcuma Longa}: This warming oil can help lift the emotions. Helpful in dealing with rheumatic pain.
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Valerian Root {Valeriana Wallachi}: It's main use is as nerve stimulant and pain killer. Normally used at less than 1% in a blend.
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Vanilla {Vanilla Planifolia}: A wonderful oil for softening and smoothing the skin. Also widely used as an aphrodisiac.
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Vetivert {Vetiveria Zizanoides}: A panacea for stress. A great oil to use just before a job interview or taking an exam. Also useful for deep-rooted psychological problems. It is reputed to help improve the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood, and could help with muscular aches and pains. Also helps with clearing acne.
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Violet Leaf {Viola Oderata}: An excellent oil for the kidneys and bladder, making it useful for treating cystitis. Also eases lower back pain associated with kidney problems. Reputed to help with jaundice and the effects over drinking can have on the liver. Further it can help with low libido. Can alleviate irritability and hot flushes in the menopause. Also a great oil for healing cracked nipples, but the blend would need to be washed off with Witch Hazel if the cracked nipples are the result of nursing baby.
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Vitamin E {Dl-Alpha tocopherol}: As a natural preservative, it is very useful in binding and
preserving blends. Moreover, it does appear to help nourish the skin too.
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Wheatgerm Refined {Triticum Sativum}: Normally used at 10% of total carrier oil. As it has great skin conditioning properties it can be used as a skin-conditioning base. Useful for prematurely ageing skin, as well as conditions like eczema, and psoriasis.
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Wintergreen {Gaultheria Procubens}: A useful skin cleanser that needs to be used at no more than 2% dilution. Very harmful and possibly fatal if taken internally. Avoid if pregnant.
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Witch Hazel {Hamamelis Virginiana}: A simple and wonderful cleanser. Especially useful for cleaning the skin of the face before and after massage on the face.
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Yarrow {Achillea Millefolium}: After Clary Sage, this oil is the most important oil for treating Menstrual and reproductive problems in women. For many conditions it could be first choice but as a very potent oil, it can induce headaches and irritate the skin. However it is a great tonic for the body, and stimulates the bone marrow improving the production of red blood cells. Said to help with varicose veins. Very useful for back pain. It helps clear oily skin, and is a slow but sure healing oil on inflamed wounds, chapped hands, ulcers and cuts. Also a very good scalp and hair conditioner, that seems to stimulate hair growth.
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Ylang Ylang Extra {Cananga Odorata}: Sometimes also described as Superior. A very useful oil for reducing stress as it helps regulate adrenaline flow. Very useful for reducing blood pressure. The feeling of joy and togetherness this oil can inspire has given it a reputation as an aphrodisiac, and it can be used to treat sexual problems. Further it can help a mother bond with her child especially after a caesarean birth.
A very useful oil for the skin helping balance the natural oils in the skin. It is reputed to help keep breasts firm. Also a great scalp tonic, reputed to help produce a luxurious head of hair.
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Ylang Ylang I {Cananga Odorata}: Ylang Ylang has five levels of scent, and each has similar therapeutic values. However the contra indications of these oils, predominately headaches and nausea from over use, are less pronounced in the higher levels. See Ylang Ylang Extra.
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Ylang Ylang complete {Cananga Odorata}: Some say that the combination of the four
distillations of the levels, is best for Aromatherapy.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Non-Edibles
Other Tag: Healthy