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Therapeutic Properties – Benefits / Symptoms / Aliments

Natural Medicine


Therapeutic Property Benefits / Symptoms / Aliments
Analgesic pain relief and for modest pain, such as that of headache, muscle strain, bruising, or arthritis.
Anti-allergenic non-irritating
Anti-anxiety reduces anxiety, nervousness and stress
Anti-arthritic soothes joints, aids arthritis
Anti-asthmatic reduces asthma symptoms
Anti-bacterial destroys or inhibits the growth of destructive bacteria
Anti-convulsant helps relieve seizures
Anti-depressant helps alleviate minor depression and apathy…lifts one’s mood
Anti-emetic alleviates nausea or vomiting
Anti-fungal inhibits fungus
Anti-histamine relieves hay fever
Anti-infectious prevents the spread of infection
Anti-inflammatory alleviates and reduces inflammation
Anti-microbial inhibits the growth of bacteria or fungi
Anti-oxidant protective to cellular damage
Anti-parasitic destructive to parasites
Anti-rheumatic relieves aches and pains associated with rheumatism
Anti-septic destroys micro-organisms on living tissue
Anti-spasmodic relieves spasms and cramps
Anti-tussive relieves coughing
Anti-viral prevents or destroys the growth of viruses
Aphrodisiac increases sexual desire
Astringent shrinks tissue and reduces fluid loss
Calming relaxing
Carminative relieves intestinal gas and bloating
Cephalic relating to the head, clearing the mind
Cicatrisant wound healing
Circulatory stimulant increases blood flow
CNS depressant slows down brain activity
CNS sedative (Central Nervous System) calming
CNS tonic (Central Nervous System) balancing
Cooling reducing heat
Decongestant reduces nasal mucous production and swelling
Deodorant reduces odour
Depurative cleanses and purifies the blood and intestinal organs
Digestive stimulant increases the ability to digest food
Digestive Tonic balances the digestive system
Disinfectant destroys micro-organisms on objects
Diuretic assists with kidney/bladder and urine production
Emmenagogic regulates and promotes menstruation
Energizing bringing forth more energy
Estrogenic similar to acting like estrogen
Expectorant helps bring up mucus from the chest and lungs, removing excess mucous
Febrifuge reduces fever
Hormone Balancer harmonizes the hormones
Hypotensive lowers blood pressure
Immune support strengthens the body’s defences to infection
Immuno-stimulant increases the functioning of the immune system
Insect repellent keeps bugs away
Liver supporter strengthens the liver
Lymph decongest TBA
Lymphatic support helps the body detoxify
Mucolytic dissolves or breaks down mucus
Nervine strengthens the nervous system
Rubefacient causing redness to the skin
Sedative soothing or reducing activity
Stimulant increasing activity
Stomachic stimulates digestion
Strengthening fortifying or building up
Tonifying nourishing and replenishing
Uterine Tonic Strengthens and restores vitality to the uterus
Vein tonic enhancing blood circulation through the veins
Vermifuge destroys parasites
Warming increases sensation of heat
Wound healing wounds, cuts, skin abrasions,


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Which Essential Oil and Why?

Which Essential Oil?  What Type and why?

 As Facebook displayed “Happy Earth Day” today the picture is quite apt for me. The watering can and a plant growing, leaves flying around AND they look like Eucalyptus Leaves. BUT which Eucalyptus? My inquiring mind set to work.

With over 700 species of eucalyptus, as well as chemical types, common names and different parts of the plant being marketed, it is no wonder that people are so confused!  And, on top of it, most companies are labeling the oil all under the same genus of Eucalyptus.
Now that is not only confusing, but misleading!

Most choose Aroma for smell, whereas Aromatherapy, choose products for well-being therapy.
The THERAPEUTIC BENEFITS of all essential oils are to do just that, benefit ailments.
Therapeutic Grade is only American marketing hype as is organic and pure.
This applies to ANY Essential Oil regardless of brand. Fragrance oils are not rated.

‘Pure What’ , ‘Rated What’, we must ask, as everything we smell has an impact on our health and well-being.

Think of the ABOVE, before you think about the price


Think of BELOW to understand the basics for your Health & Well-Being.

What is in a candle, what is in incense , what is in a spray, what is in essential oils – chemicals. Good or Bad, your health is your choice. Connect with the earth today, HUG A TREE or a PLANT because they are natures medicine.
1) What is the Botanical Name? Important-Eucalyptus Which one?
2) What is the Country of Origin   – Climate and soil
3) What is the Chemical Type  – Therapeutic properties i.e. Immuno-stimulant
4) What is the Chemical Profile – The actual chemical percentages
The time of day and how the oil is processed can also change chemical profile.
5) As previously explained in the 5 Pillars of health, this IS number 5.  It is up to us, the consumer, to know our own health profile and our own medications and/or supplements lists first. Then look at the precautions for each oil.

Suggestions of ingesting should only be made by a Qualified Professional who also understands YOUR specific Number 5.

“Happy Earth Day” my friends, don’t forget, HUG a TREE on any day!