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Natural First Aid Kit Part 2: Essential Oils continued

A few of Nurse Amy’s essential oils
Part two of a series on herbal medicine explores some additional essential oils.
Essential Oils and Natural Remedies
Nature may, one day, be our pharmacy. Not too long ago our healing medicines came from the land around us.
he !nowledge of these herbal remedies had been passed down generation after generation. "t is now time for
us to relearn this precious information.
Essential oils are highly concentrated and should be used sparingly. A reference boo! or two about essential oils
would be a great addition to your medical library. #earn about their properties, and, method and amount of
application. Essential oils are made from whole plant material, not a single ingredient, and therefore, each oil
has many uses.
Essential Oils and heir $ses
"n part %, " re&iewed' la&ender, tea tree, german chamomile, blue tansy, helichysum, peppermint, eucalyptus and
clo&e essential oils.
(ere is a re&iew of more healing essential oils )EO*'
+. Rosemary, Antibacterial, anti,fungal, anti,parasitic ) !ills parasites* , antispasmodic)relaxes muscles*
disinfectant, and enhances mental clarity. $se a few drops with water for a disinfectant mouthwash. "nhalation
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either cold or steam )see part % for instructions* for congested or constricted respiratory problems. -ix e.ual
amount essential oil with a carrier oil ) see part % for carrier oils list* for massage to treat headaches, muscle
pain and soreness.
%/. 0eranium, Antibacterial, antioxidant, antispasmodic, anti,inflammatory ) decreases swelling and redness*,
homeostatic ) stops bleeding* and anti,fungal. $ndiluted essential oil 1,2 drops apply directly to wound, cuts, or
burns and loosely co&er. $ndiluted EO also used for irritated or inflamed s!in conditions such as ec3ema,
ringworm, psoriasis and acne. -ay lower blood sugar.
%%. hyme, (ighly antimicrobial )!ills harmful bacteria*, anti,fungal, anti&iral, expectorant )loosens mucus
congestion* and anti parasitic and insecticide. $se, mixed with carrier oil in a %'2 dilution, on cuts and
lacerations to decrease infection ris! and cure infections and also to treat ringworm and athletes foot. Relaxes
spasms in respiratory tract, ner&es, muscles, intestines and other organs. #oosens congestion with colds and
coughs, may be used li!e expectorant medication.
%1. #emon, Antiseptic, disinfectant and immune stimulant )increases white blood cells* and powerful
antioxidant. "nhaling &apors impro&es memory, concentration and relaxation and may ha&e antidepressant
effects. 4or wound treatment mix a %'% dilution with carrier oil, and apply to in5ury. "ncreases micro circulation
and may impro&e &ision. (ousehold disinfectant.
%6. 7intergreen, Anticoagulant )reduces blood clotting*, antispasmodic, highly anti,inflammatory, analgesic
) pain relie&er*, and reduces blood pressure. "t is the 8hot9 in icy hot cream. -assage, mixed in %'% dilution with
carrier oil, for conditions with intact s!in, such as' muscle aches, arthritis, and ner&e pain. $se a few drops of
EO mixed in Epsom’s salts then added to hot bath water for a relaxing treatment.
%2. (yssop, :trong anti&iral, antiseptic, antibacterial, expectorant, decongestant, anti,inflammatory, sedati&e
)relaxing* and digesti&e ) helps with digesti&e disorders*. $se EO mixed with e.ual amount of carrier oil for
inhalation therapy to help with congestion and coughs. Also use the same dilution for s!in conditions such as'
wounds, bruises and ec3ema.
%;. 4ran!incense, "mmune stimulant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, expectorant, and relaxing. <irect application to
wounds, cuts and scrapes helps regeneration of tissue and decreases infections. =urning EO fumes, cold &apors
or direct applications are disinfectants to surfaces and air. >old or steam inhalant used for lung and nasal
%?. >lary sage, Antioxidant, anticoagulant ) decreases clotting*, anti,fungal, antiseptic, anti,inflammatory,
antispasmodic, anesthetic )numbing* and relaxing. "nhalation or massage is &ery relaxing and calming for
ner&ousness, stress, muscle cramps and aches, insomnia and irritated s!in. -ay be beneficial to treat P-: and
menopausal symptoms. (as a 8cooling9 action for inflammations.
%@. hie&es Essential Oil =lend, >ontains' >lo&e, lemon, cinnamon bar!, eucalyptus and rosemary essential
oils. >innamon bar! is strongly' antibacterial, anti&iral, and anti,fungal. his is a strong and multi,purpose
essential oil. :ome actions include' expectorant, decongestant, antiseptic, anti&iral, antibacterial, anti,fungal,
disinfectant, and anti,inflammatory. here are a great number of uses for thie&es blend EO.
his information is for entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for medical ad&ice and therapies.
Please research all herbal and alternati&e therapies before use. here are trust,worthy resources a&ailable today,
but if a collapse occurs you will only ha&e your own !nowledge and written information to rely on.
his concludes part 1 of Natural 4irst Aid Ait' Essential Oils continued. " will begin a new series on' =ug Out
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=ag -edical Ait with Natural Remedies, which includes herbal teas as well as a complete bug out bag list of
medical supplies.
=e sure to read part one of this series on herbal medicine as well.
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