Traditional Healing with Plants

Virtually everything used today in modern drugs can be traced back to a botanical source.

Hippocrates, the father of modern day medicine, taught that following traditional healing wisdom and the good common sense passed down to us for hundreds and even thousands of years in the use Nature's botanical medicines is the best way to health and healing.

Hippocrates recommended a scented bath and daily massage.

Here are just a few of the wide range of uses and recommended essential oils for each:

  • Beauty and skin care (geranium roseum and gaveolens, ylang ylang III, carrot seed, rose, patchouli, rosemary verbenone, palmarosa, galbanum, helichrysum).

  • Health enhancement (myrrh, frankincense boswellia frereana, spikenard, rosemary verbenone, marjoram, cypress, ledum, juniper berry).

  • Support healthy immune system (eucalyptus globulus, eucalyptus radiata, lemon, rosemary verbenone, oregano, thyme, cinnamon leaf, ravensara, tea tree, clove). 

  • Natural remedies for a variety of health issues, including:
  1. Respiratory issues (eucalyptus globulus and radiata)
  2. Digestive complaints (ginger)
  3. Headache (peppermint, sweet marjoram)
  4. Nausea (peppermint)
  5. Weight loss (grapefruit)
  6. Promote sleep (spikenard, vetiver, clary sage, ylang ylang III, German and Roman chamomile)
  7. Burns (lavender)

Want to know even more oils to use for common health issues?

Check out, Essential Oils Quick Reference Guide for Over 100 Common Ailments By KG Stiles.

Read first blog in this series, Fragrant Differences Why Some People Hate the Scent of Lavender.

Read the next blog in this series, Myth of Plant, Flowers, Herbs and Oils.

    †These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All statements on this website are intended for informational purposes only.

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