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What can I do with basil, mint and lavender leaves, to make something for my cold and stuffy nose?

What can I do with basil, mint and lavender leaves, to make something for my cold and stuffy nose?

Lavender is ok: Lavender is a great anti infective, but if you're stuffy try eucalyptus. Boil some water (distilled preferably) and add in 1-2 drops of eucalytus, then place your face near (not directly over the hot water) with a towel over your shoulders...Essentially you're giving yourself a steam...You can use lavender this way as well. ...Read more

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I have had allergic reactions to lavender and I am wondering if lavandin is ok?

I have had allergic reactions to lavender and I am wondering if lavandin is ok?

Probably not: Lavender oil is from the species lavandula augustifolia (english or common lavender). Lavandin oil is from the hybrid species "lavandula hybrida" which is a cross of lavandula augustiflolia (english or common lavender) and lavandula latifolia (spike lavender) so many of the coonsituents of the oils are the same and can cause the same allergic reaction that you developed with lavender oil. ...Read more

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Effects to drinking lavender ?

Effects to drinking lavender ?

Essential Oils: Lavender essential oils should not be ingested. Symptoms of poisoning can include: problems breathing, burning eyes and throa, t abdominal pain with emesis and bloody loose stools as well as blurring of vision. ...Read more

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What is the medical use of lavender oil?

What is the medical use of lavender oil?

Many: Lavender essential oil has been used to induce sleep & to reduce anxious tension. It may reduce musculo-skeletal pain through massage & is used for skin care. It can be added to a vaporizer for respiratory inflammation. It is used for removal of lice & has antiseptic effects. It can improve digestive problems. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of injectioning lavender into the testicles?

What are the dangers of injectioning lavender into the testicles?

Why on earth do it?: No indication ever to inject anything into testicles under any circumstances. No possible benefits & risk of infection, pain & loss of testicle. Any provider suggesting such nonsense should be reported to his/her State Medical Board! ...Read more

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How can I use lavender to fight thrush?

How can I use lavender to fight thrush?

Plant oil: This was used during ww i to disinfect floors in hospitals. It has several purported medical uses, none of which include treating candida (yeast) infections. The obvious questions are what is causing the thrush (need to be checked for hiv), and why are you not seeking standard medical evaluation and treatment? ...Read more

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Is it safe to apply lavender essential oil to the skin?

Is it safe to apply lavender essential oil to the skin?

Yes...: ...As long as you're not allergic to it. But there is no credible evidence that it is going to do anything beneficial either - although you may attract some bees. ...Read more

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Can i apply lavender oil directly to an infected funago?

You can : You can apply but it may not be the best therapy but some believe it works so you can try it. ...Read more