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Essential Oil Distillation Equipment
What are the health hazards associated with the use of separation techniques like paper chromatography or distillation etc?
Depends: These techniques are typically performed in a laboratory, where proper laboratory safety is exercised according to the requirements of the law and the host institution. Speak to your primary investigator, or the lab safety manager to be sure you are taught proper lab safety. The various chemicals you use each have an msds form, that tell you the health hazards of that reagent. ...Read more
Looks great: It is difficult to evaluate the quality of herbs and essential oils as there is seldom objective data, but based on the info on their site and the many glowing reviews it seems to be a quality product.They specialize in Frankincense, which has been used foe millennia and has many benefits. See http://draxe.com/what-is-frankincense/ and http://articles.mercola.com/herbal-oils/frankincense-oil.aspx ...Read more
Not vs the risk: Topically it may relieve pain. However the concentration of methyl salicylate in the oil is very high. 1 teaspoon is equal to 21 aspirins. Thus it could easily induce toxic effects. ...Read more
Skin, hair,asthma: For therapeutic purposes moroccon cedarwood should be used only. It is in shampoos and hair lotions for alopecia (hair loss) good for eczema, dermatitis, skin rashes. Good for inhalation for asthma, bronchitis, hay fever. For external use only ( not to be swallowed). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many places to buy: One can find essential oils at any health food store and they're also widely available online. There are many reputable companies that produce essential oils. Here is one guide to them: http://wellnessappliances.com/best-essential-oil-brands/ PureSacra is a company that specializes in Frankincense oil and sells products online. See http://draxe.com/what-is-frankincense/ for info on frankincense. ...Read more
Many different uses: Rosemary essential oils has a variety of medicinal benefits, including stimulating mental activity and concentration, relieving headaches, muscle & joint pains, treating asthma, bronchitis & colds, treating indigestion and abdominal cramps & to stimulate hair growth, strengthen hair & treat dandruff. See www.Organicfacts.Net/organic-oils/natural-essential-oils/health-benefits-of-rosemary-oil.Html. ...Read more
Get you: Cholesterol measured before you start it, then consider starting it. Wait 10 weeks ; recheck cholesterol to see if any effect. ...Read more
I am on Flecainide 100mg per 12 hrs. Is it ok to use an essential oil with grapefruit on my skin?
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