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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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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

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What store can I go to in order to buy essential oils like rosemary oil and lavender?

What store can I go to in order to buy essential oils like rosemary oil and lavender?

Health Food: In areas where I have lived - it has been carried in the health sections of health food stores. You should also be able to purchase it on-line. ...Read more

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How exactly does lavender induce sleep?

How exactly does lavender induce sleep?

See below: The sense of smell, using a perfume such as lavender, has a tranquilizing effect for some people. If you find that this works for you, you are lucky. Use it. ...Read more

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Does lavender oil cause still birth?

Does lavender oil cause still birth?

No.: Do not drive yourself crazy seeking a rational cause - most stillbirths are idiopathic - i.e. Of unknown etiology. ...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?

Probably but...: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or oil that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. Many alternative practices, oils etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work.nor safe. Some could do serious harm. Check https://nccih.nih.gov/ for research ...Read more

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Do eyeshades with lavender and other scents help you sleep?

Do eyeshades with lavender and other scents help you sleep?

No.: The only benefit to eyeshades is darkness. I suppose there could be a psychologic or suggestive benefit but not a hypnotic one. ...Read more

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Please help! will lavender essential oil help with leg pains?

Please help! will lavender essential oil help with leg pains?

Hard to say. : By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or oil that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. Many alternative practices, oils etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. 'course the people who sell them make big $$$. Check https://nccih.nih.gov/ for research ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have an allergic reaction to lavender oil?

How can I tell if I have an allergic reaction to lavender oil?

Stop and try again: If you are sure you had a reaction, stop using it. If not, stop just for 5 days, then apply a little bit to your forearm, cover it with a non-stick dressing for 48 hours. If there is a welt of blister, you have suggestive evidence. Uncertain - see an allergist/immunologist. ...Read more

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Can 2/3 drops of undiluted peppermint oil, and the same amount of undiluted lavender oil, cause any serious systemic effects when applied topically?

Can 2/3 drops of undiluted peppermint oil, and the same amount of undiluted lavender oil, cause any serious systemic effects when applied topically?

Depends.: If you are putting it on an open sore or cracked skin, it may not help and may make things worse. Any break in the skin increases absorption into the system of anything put on the skin. Also, a person can be allergic to either one and that is bad, too and this can have systemic effects. For the proper use of herbal products, make sure there is good, unbiased, ad-free research to justify it. ...Read more