Oregano Oil–a few years ago, one reader’s cat had mistakenly sipped industrial porcelain cleaner right from the toilet bowl. After rushing the poor feline to the veterinary hospital, she was informed that her beloved companion would likely pass away within the next few days. His kidneys were shutting down, his throat had sustained major damage from the chemicals, and there was nothing they could do. Heartbroken, she took him home, determined to let him pass away in peace.
A family member offered our reader a small bottle of oregano essential oil–she said that applying it to his paws a few times a day, and adding drops to his water, may just help him. Of course, this reader was skeptical–but for the sake of her cat, she followed the instructions to the letter.
We’re happy to say that cat made a full recovery, and is still prowling around today. Our reader credits oregano oil with saving his life!
It’s true–Oregano oil treats a slew of medical maladies. It can heal respiratory diseases and damage, gastrointestinal disorders, UTI’s, headaches, pain relating to arthritis and cramps…it’s amazing. Applying it topically can relieve bug bites (or prevent them altogether), warts, sores, dandruff, acne, athlete’s foot and so much more. If you’ve got it, oregano oil can fix it! Even better–it smells like Italian food, which, hey, we’re not mad about…
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Clove Oil—historically, the people of China have used clove oil for over two thousand years, first as just a cosmetic and perfume, but before long, the medicinal purposes began making themselves obvious. Clove oil is a really unique oil, as it is generally used to treat oral infections, especially canker sores and thrush. It can even reduce or cure gum diseases and kills funguses and bacteria. Clove oil can be diffused and misted into the air to relieve respiratory issues and coughing. Must most impressive of all, it seems, is clove oil’s ability to E. Coli, some Staph strains and other bacterias that can lead to pneumonia and even skin infections! It is definitely worth investing in some high-quality clove oil!
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Eucalyptus Oil—the aboriginal people were the first to utilize the power of eucalyptus oil for most illnesses. Today, the strong scent is normally used to clear chest and sinus congestion in the form of diffusers and even bath bombs! But the benefits don’t end there–not even close. Eucalyptus can be used to treat more serious respiratory problems as well: things like COPD, bronchitis, pneumonia and even tuberculosis. Fascinatingly enough, eucalyptus oil is a proven treatment for asthma–it dilates blood vessels, allowing more oxygen to get to the lungs.
While eucalyptus is great for respiratory ailments, it’s a lot like clove oil in its antibacterial and antiviral properties! In fact, recent studies have shown some amazing results when Staph aureus is exposed to pure eucalyptus oil, it lost viability within fifteen minutes–and we think that’s pretty darn impressive. Eucalyptus–it’s not just for Koalas anymore!
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Sandalwood Oil—this oil is steam distilled from the roots of the sandalwood tree, but only if the trees are between forty and eighty years old! The older the tree, the stronger the aroma, so the eighty-year old variety is normally preferred. The first mention of this unique oil was recorded four thousand years ago, making it the oldest known essential oil in the world–and at that time, sandalwood oil was generally used in religious practices and ceremonies (including Egyptian embalming). With it’s pale yellow to pale gold coloring and exotic scent, sandalwood oil is often found today in colognes and cosmetics.
But it wouldn’t be on this list if it didn’t have any medicinal value! Sandalwood is used mostly in relaxation techniques. When paired with yoga and meditation (through diffusing into the room), it’s said sandalwood helps calm the mind and center the spirit. This can help with depression and stress, lacking of sexual energy, and can even aid in bringing you down from an anxiety or panic attack.
Sandalwood oil is also great for skin care by effectively doing away with (or greatly relieving) acne, rashes, scarring, psoriasis, eczema and much more.
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Rosemary Oil—great on chicken, yes…but rosemary is even better for your body! Rosemary oil is the unsung hero of hypertensive and hypotensives everywhere with an almost miraculous ability to normalize blood pressure! High or low, ingesting rosemary oil can mimic and even (in some cases) replace blood pressure medication!
Beside that, rosemary oil can stimulate hair growth better than even some over-the-counter treatments. And, of course, it’s a completely chemical free and safe alternative to some of the creams, lotions and sprays.
Victims of things like PCOS and other hormone imbalances in the body can find relief and treatment with rosemary oil! With the free radical fighting properties of goji berries (nope, we’re not making that up!), it can help prevent cancer, improve nerve health, detoxify the liver, and enhances the performance of the gallbladder. Rosemary oil should be ingested regularly to get ahold of all these amazing benefits!
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