Health

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Pregnancy and Childbirth

Using essential oils during pregnancy and to help with childbirth can be very beneficial in a variety of ways, because they operate on both a physiological and a psychological level. Lavender is the most useful oil during pregnancy, not only because it is very safe but also because of its predominantly calming/healing/balancing character. Relaxation and […] Read more

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Rheumatism

The term ‘rheumatism’ is used medically to describe a whole range of disorders which involve pain in the muscles or joints, including the various forms of arthritis and gout. Generally speaking, however, rheumatism refers specifically to muscular pain, whereas arthritis and gout are associated with pain located within the joints themselves. Lavender can help to […] Read more

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Stress

‘Stress’ is not an illness as such but a ‘multi-dimensional syndrome’ which can cause a wide range of physical ailments and psychological problems ranging from high blood-pressure, headaches or digestive complaints to feelings of constant tiredness, depression or nervous anxiety. Stress also weakens the immune system and, in the long term, makes an individual more […] Read more

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Leucorrhoea/Pruritis

Leucorrhoea is an inflammation of the vagina caused by a proliferation of unwanted bacteria or fungi, which can have a variety of causes. Symptoms ofen include a thick white or yellow discharge and severe itching of the vaginal area. Pruritis or itching is an irritating condition which generally accompanies any type of mild vaginal infection. […] Read more

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Splinters, Infected

After removing a splinter, always apply a drop of lavender oil to prevent infection. Splinters can be dangerous if they do become infected – often because a small portion of the splinter remains embedded in the skin. If the splinter is infected, sore and with pus: clean the area gently, apply pure lavender oil, then […] Read more

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Splinters, Infected

After removing a splinter, always apply a drop of lavender oil to prevent infection. Splinters can be dangerous if they do become infected – often because a small portion of the splinter remains embedded in the skin. If the splinter is infected, sore and with pus: clean the area gently, apply pure lavender oil, then […] Read more

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Premenstrual Tension

The symptoms of PMT are various: on a physical level these may include fluid retention, tender breasts, headaches, nausea or a swollen abdomen; while on an emotional level symptoms commonly include depression, sudden mood swings, weepiness or unpredictable behaviour. Considering the overall ‘harmonizing’ or ‘balancing’ effect of lavender on the whole system, it is a […] Read more