About 50 percent of American adults currently use some type of alternative or complementary therapy to help manage health conditions. And if you’re battling arthritis, you may just be one of them. Aromatherapy, which uses essential plant oils, is one approach gaining in popularity because of its

After age 40, sleep quality and quantity deteriorate noticeably as melatonin production in the brain declines. Supplemental melatonin has been researched to dramatically improve sleep/wake cycles and combat age-related insomnia.

The best treatment for cold or flu is prevention. Because many essential oils have strong antimicrobial properties, they can be diffused to prevent the spread of airborne bacteria and viruses. Antiviral and antibacterial essential oils, blends, and supplements are very effective as preventive aids in avoiding colds as well as in helping the body’s defenses fight colds once an infection has started. Essential oils such as Eucalyptus Radiata and Ravintsara strengthen the respiratory system, open the pulmonary tract, and fight respiratory infection.

The gall bladder stores the bile created by the liver and releases it through the biliary ducts into the duodenum to promote digestion. Bile is extremely important for fat digestion and absorption of vitamins A, D, and E.

When bile contains excessive cholesterol, bilirubin, or bile salts, gallstones can form. Stones made from hardened cholesterol account for the vast majority of gallstones can form while stone made from bilirubin, the brownish pigment in bile, constitute only about 20 percent of gallstones.

When the bile flow is obstructed due to gallstones, serious consequences can ensue, including poor digestion, jaundice, and severe abdominal pain.

Lemon Essential Oil has earned the nickname ”Liquid Sunshine” for its yellow color, refreshing scent, ability to purify, and for the burst of energy that it provides. The health benefits of lemon oil can be attributed to its stimulating, calming, astringent, detoxifying, antiseptic, disinfectant and anti-fungal properties.   Lemon essential oil is one of the more versatile oils, and it can be used for a plethora of purposes!  It is the oil that we purchase every month because we use it all the time! Sometimes people ask us: “What is the difference between using lemon essential oil and just squeezing the juice out of a lemon?” And it’s a good question.

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