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MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information
WESTERN HERBALISM
Medicinal Therapies


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  • Western Herbalism Description
  • History of Western Herbalism
  • Key Principles
  • Evidence & Research
  • Conventional Medical Opinion
  • Consulting A Practitioner
  • Herbal Preparations
  • Dispensing Herbs
  • Self Help
  • Western Herbalism Products




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    WESTERN HERBALISM DESCRIPTION

    Over 80 percent of the world's population relies on herbs for health. Diverse cultures use herbal remedies to treat disease and promote well-being. Many laboratory-produced drugs are derived from plants, but herbal remedies differ from conventional medicine in using parts of the whole plant rather than isolating single active ingredients. In the past 200 years, plant species from North America, Africa, and Australasia have become part of Western herbalism, and today herbs from other cultures are being introduced as herbal medicine experiences a resurgence of popularity.

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    MAIN USES OF WESTERN HERBALISM

  • Most illnesses, including persistent conditions, such as migraines and arthritis.
  • Respiratory, digestive, & circulatory problems.
  • Skin conditions.
  • Mild depression.
  • Insomnia.
  • Cystitis, PMS & menopausal problems.





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    Western Herbalism uses traditional knowledge of herbs to heal, protect, and regulate the body.


    HISTORY OF WESTERN HERBALISM

    Some of the earliest records of medical herbalism can be found in Egyptian papyri dating from 1500 B.C., which refer to many remedies still in use today. Ancient civilizations in China, Persia, India, and the Americas also relied on medicinal herbs. It was the writings of classical physicians, however, that expanded the knowledge of Western herbalism. Texts on herbal medicine, such as De materia Medica (1st century A.D.) by Dioscorides, and army doctor who traveled throughout the Roman Empire, and De Simplicibus (2nd century A.D.) by Galen, were used by Islamic medical practitioners right up to the Middle Ages. this learning filtered back to Europe with the Crusaders, and the texts were translated into Latin again.

    Illustrated manuscripts
    Illustrated manuscripts, such as this Latin work by Dioscorides, were the only source of herbal lore until 15th century developments in printing.


    Herbal folklore was the medicine of the people, part of an oral tradition in Europe, while Greek and Arab herbal lore was the prerogative of monks practicing in monasteries. Only upon the invention of the printing press in the 15th century did this knowledge become available to anyone who could read, and herbalism flourished for the next 200 years. The 16th century scientist Paracelsus advocated the "doctrine of signatures," an ancient theory that a plant's appearance gave clues as to the ailments it treated. The work of Paracelsus influenced John Gerard, whose Herball appeared in 1597, and Nicholas Culpeper, author of The English Physician (1653).

    Paracelsus
    Paracelsus, the "father of chemistry," advised an approach to herbal medicine based on close observation and exact dosage.


    Nicholas Culpeper
    Nicholas Culpeper based his popular 17th century herbal The English Physician, on personal and practical experience.


    With the growth of science in the 18th century, herbal medicine began to decline in Europe, although New World settlers retained their allegiance to herbal lore and also adopted indigenous remedies. Samuel Thomson, a descendant of the Pilgrim fathers, set up herbal schools in the US in the early 19th century. His ideas were taken back to Europe in 1830, and led to a revival of herbalism in the UK.

    Conventional medicine remained dazzled by pharmaceutical breakthroughs until the 1970s, but a World Health Organization report concluded that herbal remedies could fulfill an important role in modern health care. Medical herbalism is now well established in continental Europe and can be studies at British universities. In the US, laws restricting the sale of herbal remedies were relaxed in 1994.





    KEY PRINCIPLES

    Herbalism is a holistic medical system that seeks to restore the body's self-healing mechanism, or "vital force", and prescribes remedies tailored to the patient, no the symptoms. Rather than treating symptoms in isolation, herbalists look for the cause of the illness, such as a poor diet, an unhealthy lifestyle, or excessive stress, which may have overburdened the body's fine balance. Herbalists attribute disease to disturbances in the body's self-regulating state of harmony ("homeostasis"). Remedies promote healing by supporting the efforts of the body's vital force to restore homeostasis. Much of the herbalist's skill lies in knowing the actions of different plants on specific body systems; for example, a plant may stimulate the circulation or calm the digestive system.

    Herbal "synergy" is a key factor in medical herbalism. According to this theory, parts of whole plants are more effective than the isolated constituents used in drugs that are made synthetically.

    THE THEORY OF SYNERGY

    Herbal remedies are extracted from leaves, flowers, and other parts of a whole plant, which contain a complex mix of active ingredients that produce the plant's medicinal effects. Herbalists believe that this mix creates "synergy," where the therapeutic effect of the ingredients is greater when used together rather than separately. This is the major difference between herbal remedies and pharmaceutical drugs based on isolated plant extracts.

    foxglove
    meadowsweet
    HERBAL SYNERGY

    Pharmaceutical companies often isolate and synthesize the active ingredients of plants.

    An example is digoxin, manufactured for cardiac drugs, and found naturally in Foxglove, which is traditionally used to treat heart disorders. Herbalists, on the other hand, claim that the mix of ingredients in a plant is necessary to make each one safe and enhance its actions.

    Meadowsweet (Spirea), for instance, which is used to treat digestive disorders, contains salicylic acid, the basis of the drug aspirin. However, while aspirin can cause internal bleeding in those with sensitive stomach linings, meadowsweet contains tannin and mucilage, which protect the stomach.



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  • PROCESSING PLANT MATERIAL

    Different parts of the same plant, for example the flowers and seeds, can have quite different actions, and it is essential that the correct medicinal part of the plant is processed. To ensure a high concentration of active constituents, herbs are processed as quickly as possible after harvesting.


    petals
    Petals of plants with large flowers, such as Calendula, are picked from the dried flower heads before being stored.


    seeds
    Seeds are separated by drying bunches of seed heads upside down and then gently shaking them over a paper-lined tray.


    aerial parts
    Aerial parts, such as leaves, flowers, and seeds, are dried in bunches and removed by rubbing over a sheet of paper.


    root parts
    Root parts are chopped into small pieces and left to dry for a few hours in a warmed oven with the door slightly open.


    berries or fruit
    Berries or fruit are placed on absorbent paper and dried in a gently warmed oven with the door ajar for a few hours.


    gel
    Gel is collected from plants such as the Aloe Vera by scraping along the inside of the leaf. It must be used immediately.





    EVIDENCE & RESEARCH

    Evidence to support herbal medicine is growing fast, and can be as strong as that for pharmaceutical drugs. In Europe and Australia, herbal products need to be backed by scientific evidence before they are allowed to make medicinal claims. This provides incentive for research. In the US, it is illegal to state therapeutic uses for herbal products on the label. Clinical research supports the claims made for many herbs, including:

    ECHINACEA: Traditionally used by Native Americans, this herb appears to stimulate the immune system and prevent infections by increasing the flow of white blood cells. It is being investigated as a treatment for HIV and AIDS, and in Germany is an approved treatment for many disorders, including multiple sclerosis.

    GARLIC: The subject of over 1,000 research papers, garlic lowers blood cholesterol and fat levels, and reduces blood pressure. Research since the 1980s, especially in the US, Germany, and Japan, has verified its antibiotic and antiseptic actions and its ability to fight certain cancers.

    GINGER: In 1990 a British study showed ginger to be of benefit in relieving nausea in postoperative patients.

    GINKGO: One of the oldest living plant species, ginkgo is the best-selling herbal medicine in France and Germany. Research carried out in France in 1986 provided evidence of its effectiveness in treating tinnitus, while a study published in The Lancet in 1996 showed that it improved blood circulation.

    ST. JOHN'S WORT: A study published in The Lancet in 1996 showed this herb can treat depression as effectively as synthetic antidepressants, and without side effects.



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  • CONVENTIONAL MEDICAL OPINION

    Many conventional health care providers view herbalism as an out-dated tradition, although they realize that plants are the source of many synthetic drugs. However, conventional practitioners stress that not all herbs are safe (Note: Many pharmaceuticals can be extremely dangerous with numerous undesired side effects!), that their constituents are difficult to standardize, and that herbal medicines should only be taken with expert advice. If the evidence for herbal treatment of diseases were more widely known, conventional practitioners might be more willing to use them, especially now that they are being mass-produced in tablet form and made more widely available.




    CONSULTING A PRACTITIONER

    Practitioners have some knowledge of biology, anatomy, physiology, as well as plant pharmacology, but their approach to treating illness is holistic and they will consider all aspects of your life before prescribing a treatment. Your first consultation will usually last an hour, during which the practitioner will take an extensive medical history. She will ask you about your lifestyle - focusing on areas of stress - and about your diet, work, mental and emotional state, and recent life events. Details of any conventional medication you are taking will also be recorded to ensure compatibility with the herbal remedies prescribed.

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    DIAGNOSIS

    A medical herbalist will make the diagnosis on the basis of her examination of the body systems, focusing on digestion, circulation, respiration, and elimination of waste products, to identify weaknesses that may be at the root of the problem. Herbal remedies are prescribed to stimulate the affected body system to fight illness. The practitioner records details about all aspects of the patient's life. Skin and facial expression may provide clues to the health of the whole body.


    The practitioner will carry out some simple tests and/or give you a physical examination, for which you may need to undress.

    STANDARD TESTS

    Practitioners may carry out some of the same diagnostic tests as those used by a conventional medical practitioner.

    pulse
    Pulse is taken to check the rate at which blood pumps from the heart.


    glands
    Glands in the neck are examined for signs of swelling.


    lungs and heart
    Lungs and heart are checked by listening with a stethoscope.


    TREATMENT

    Based on her conclusions, the practitioner will prescribe one or more herbal remedies, which can normally be made up on the spot. Treatment may also include advice on diet and exercise. You will probably be asked to return in a week or two, or earlier if your condition is acute. If appropriate, the herbalist may suggest that you see a conventional medical practitioner.

    Herbal remedies usually take longer to work than conventional medicine, and should generally be taken for a week or two after symptoms disappear.

    QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

    Q: How long does a treatment session last?
    A: The first consultation may last an hour and subsequent sessions 15 to 30 minutes.

    Q: How many sessions will I need?
    A: You may only need one or two sessions for minor ailments, but for a long-term condition, you can expect approximately one month of treatment for every year the condition has lasted.

    Q: Will remedies taste unpleasant?
    A: Although Licorice or Honey is often used to disguise the flavor of herbs, many remedies are fairly unappealing.

    Q: Will there be any after-effects?
    A: Used sensibly and under the supervision of a professional, herbal medicine is usually free of after-effects.

    HERBAL REMEDIES PRECAUTIONS

  • Consult a qualified herbalist before taking a herb if you are taking prescription medication, and do not discontinue a medicine without consulting your health care provider.
  • Consult a qualified herbalist before taking herbal medicine if you are pregnant, or if you have heart disease, hypertension (high blood pressure) or glaucoma.
  • Epilepsy and insulin-dependent diabetes are generally best treated with conventional medications.


  • GENERAL ALTERNATIVE THERAPY PRECAUTIONS

  • Consult your health care provider before embarking on any non-conventional form of treatment if you have any medical condition or symptoms of illness.
  • Do not stop taking any prescribed medication without first consulting with your health care provider.
  • Tell your complementary practitioner about any prescribed medication you are taking, and any other complementary treatments you are receiving.
  • Tell your health care provider about any complementary treatments you are taking. This includes herbal remedies and nutritional supplements as well as treatments.
  • Do not embark on vigorous exercise without first consulting with a health care provider if you have any serious medical condition, such as back pain, high blood pressure, or heart disease, or if you are pregnant.
  • Do not begin a course of complementary therapy without first consulting with your health care provider (or midwife) if you are pregnant, or if you are trying to conceive.
  • Advise your practitioner if you have any sexually transmitted disease.
  • Consult your health care provider before allowing babies or infants to receive complementary treatments, since some treatments, such as enemas and certain herbal remedies, are unsuitable for small children.
  • See your health care provider if symptoms persist or worsen.





  • HERBAL PREPARATIONS - MAKING HERBAL REMEDIES

    The medicinal parts of plants can be made into a wide variety of herbal preparations, the most common of which are shown below. Infusions and decoctions should be consumed within about a day of making, while tinctures can be stored up to two years, and infused oils, creams, and ointments for several months.


    DECOCTIONS

    Tough plant materials, such as bark, roots, and berries, are boiled in water to extract the active ingredients. Herbs may be boiled fresh or dried, and singly or in combination. Decoctions can be taken hot or cold.

    1. Herbs in a saucepan.
    1. Herbs are place in a saucepan, covered with cold water, and brought to a boil. They are then simmered until the liquid has reduced by about one third. Do not use unlined aluminum cookware to prepare herbal remedies. Enamel-coated or glass pots are best.


    2. Liquid is strained.
    The liquid is strained into a jug, which can be covered and stored in a cool place.





    INFUSIONS

    Made in a similar way to tea, an infusion is a simple way to prepare the leaves and flowers of the plants. It can be made with one or more herbs and is taken hot or cold, either as a medicine or as a pleasant drink.

    1. Herbs placed in a teapot.
    1. Herbs are placed in a teapot and covered with hot water that has just boiled. The lid of the teapot is replaced and the herbs are left to infuse for about 10 minutes.


    2. Infusion is poured and strained.
    2. The infusion is poured into a cup, using a tea strainer. Honey may be added to taste. The remainder can be strained into a jug, covered, and stored in a cool place.


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    TINCTURES

    A tincture is a herbal extract made by soaking an herb in alcohol and water (100 proof vodka is a good product for making tinctures at home as it contains 50 percent ethyl alcohol and 50 percent water), which helps extract its active ingredients and act as a preservative. Tinctures of more than one herb can be combined and are usually taken with water or in an appropriate herbal tea.

    1. Herbs steeped in alcohol.
    1. Herbs are steeped in alcohol and water for two to six weeks in a tightly sealed bottle, shaken daily, then poured through a muslin-lined wine press (or squeezed through layers of cheesecloth by hand).


    2. Liquid is collected in a jug.
    The liquid is collected in a jug and the leftover herbs discarded. The tincture is then poured into dark bottles and stored for up to two years.


    MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Herbal Tinctures Index



    INFUSED HERBAL OILS

    Herbs are infused in oil to extract their fat-soluble ingredients. Hot infused oils are made by simmering; cold infused oils are simply infused in sunlight. Both can be used for massage, or in creams and ointments.

    1. Hot infused oils
    1. Hot infused oils are made by placing chopped herbs and oil in a glass bowl, which is set in a pan of boiling water and simmered gently for 2 to 3 hours.


    2. Mixture is removed and strained.
    2. The mixture is removed from the heat, cooled, and strained through a wine press. The infused oil is then poured into dark glass bottles, using a funnel, and sealed. The oil can be stored for up to a year.


    MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Herbal Oils Index



    CREAMS

    Water is slowly combined with oil or fat to make cream. Unlike ointments, creams blend with the skin, allowing it to breathe. They deteriorate quickly and are best stored in airtight jars in a refrigerator.

    1. Emulsifying wax is melted.
    1. Emulsifying wax is melted in a glass bowl set in a pan of boiling water. Herbs, glycerine, and water are stirred in and simmered for about three hours


    2. Mixture is strained.
    2. The herb mixture is strained through a wine press or cheesecloth and stirred until it cools and sets.


    3. Cream is placed in jars.
    3. The set cream is placed in dark glass jars with a spatula, and the lids are secured.





    OINTMENTS

    Made by heating oil or fat with herbs, ointments form a protective layer over the skin. They are useful in conditions where the skin needs protection from moisture, such as chapped lips.

    1. Ingredients are placed in a glass bowl.
    1. Olive oil and beeswax are placed in a glass bowl set in a pan of boiling water. Chopped herbs are added and the mixture is simmered.


    2. Mixture is strained.
    2. A cheesecloth is secured to the rim of a jug to strain the herb mixture and collect the liquid.


    3. The ointment is poured into dark glass jars.
    3. The molten herbal ointment is quickly poured into dark glass jars and left to cool and set. The lids are then fastened.


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    DISPENSING HERBS

    Most practitioners of herbal medicine have a dispensary where they make up prescription preparations tailored to the needs of individual patients. These may contain a single herb or a combination of herbs. Herbs are commonly dispensed as tinctures, made by steeping herbs in alcohol. Other remedies taken internally include tablets, capsules, infusions, and decoctions. Creams, lotions, oils, and ointments are prescribed for external use.

    Shelves of tinctures.
    Tinctures are prepared by placing fresh or dried herbs in jars of alcohol and allowing the active constituents to dissolve. The jars are stored in a cool, dark place for about 14 days (2 weeks) to about 6 weeks, depending on the herb and the part of the herb used (roots and bark take longer than leaves and flowers) before extracting the tincture and discarding the herbs.


    Making a preparation.
    Once extracted, tinctures are stored in sterilized, dark glass bottles for up to two years. Here, the practitioner measures out the required dosage of a tincture for a patient. It is possible to make your own tinctures. (See appropriate Herbal Preparation links above).


    HOT FLASHES - A PATIENT'S EXPERIENCE

    Marilyn, 48, first saw a practitioner of herbal medicine when her periods became erratic: "She helped me out then, so when I started having hot flashes and palpitations four years later, I went back. I'd feel myself burning and perspiring at work and was waking up several times a night in a panic. I was also generally tired and depressed. The herbalist gave me a remedy which I took for three weeks, but I was still getting hot flashes, so she adjusted the dosage and since then the flashes have improved. It contains Sage, Motherwort, Licorice, and St. John's Wort, and tastes revolting, but I am glad not to be pumping synthetic hormones into my body."


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    SELF-HELP

    Complex or potent herbal prescriptions should only be prepared by professional herbalists, but there are many over-the-counter herbal products, such as tinctures, oils, ointments, creams, tablets, capsules, and tea, that are useful for the self-treatment of common ailments. Modern mass-production methods and standardization techniques ensure that these preparations have consistent levels of active ingredients. They are available from health food stores, pharmacies, mail-order companies and online resources, such as those merchant links further down on this page. Choose products from reputable suppliers and always follow the instructions on the label.

    For self-treatment to work effectively, a holistic approach to health is important, and diet, lifestyle, and exercise are all important considerations.

    TREATMENT FOR ARTHRITIS

    A painful condition characterized by stiffness and inflammation of the joints, arthritis is attributed to aging, or to poor digestion and inefficient elimination of waste products. Applying a poultice of Cabbage leaves to swelling and painful joints is a traditional remedy for arthritis still used by some practitioners of herbal medicine today. The leaves of the plant are blanched and softened in hot water, then squeezed out to remove excess liquid, and bandaged onto the affected area with gauze or cotton strips. The poultice is reapplied every 2 to 4 hours.

    The practitioner may also prescribe an internal remedy, such as an infusion or tincture. Useful detoxifying herbs include those with a diuretic action, such as Celery Seeds, and bitter herbs, such as Devil's Claw, which stimulate the digestion.

    Tincture for arthritis.
    ARTHRITIS REMEDY #1

    Devil's Claw and Celery Seed tincture is a useful remedy for arthritis. Celery Seeds have a detoxifying action, while Devil's Claw is anti-inflammatory and stimulates the digestive system.


    Arthritis remedy using cabbage poultices.
    ARTHRITIS REMEDY #2

    The Cabbage leaf is anti-inflammatory and helps eliminate waste products from the body. A poultice of blanched or softened cabbage leaves is bandaged with a strip of gauze onto the patient's arthritic joint. The practitioner secures the cabbage poultice to the affected area.


    Essential Oils.
    Essential Oils of Rosemary, Marjoram, and Lavender relieve inflammation and can be used in massage to relieve joint pain. To avoid irritating the skin, essential oils should always be diluted in a carrier oil, such as Sunflower, Olive or Almond (Sweet) oil, before use.



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  • Massaging in diluted oils.
    Massage diluted essential oils into the skin around painful joints.


    HERBAL FIRST AID

    Herbal remedies are claimed to be as effective as their pharmaceutical counterparts for minor injuries and illnesses. The following herbs and remedies are particularly valuable in a first-aid kit, and can be found in some pharmacies, health food stores, and herbal shops. Check the recommended dosage and any cautions on the label before you use an herbal remedy.

    Comfrey.
    Comfrey has a soothing, healing, and astringent action. The ointment or infused oil is used to heal wounds, burns, bruises, sprains, and fractures.


    Lavender.
    Lavender is antiseptic and calming. The tincture is taken for insomnia, and the oil dabbed on insect bites and burns, or rubbed on the temples for headaches.


    Calendula.
    Calendula is antiseptic and healing. The infused oil and ointment soothe inflamed skin conditions, bruises, scalds, cuts, and grazes, while the infusion can be used for digestive disorders and infections.


    Garlic.
    Garlic has a strong antibiotic action and is taken often as capsules, for colds, coughs, sinusitis, and digestive orders. Garlic cloves can be rubbed on acne, or used infused in olive oil to relieve earache.


    Echinacea.
    Echinacea is antibiotic and stimulates the immune system. Preparations made from the root are used to treat infections of all kinds, and are excellent for colds, flu, and sore throats.



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  • OTHER USEFUL HERBAL PREPARATIONS INCLUDE:

  • Feverfew capsules to prevent migraines.
  • Slippery Elm tablets for stomach upsets.
  • Myrrh tincture for sore throats.
  • Tea Tree essential oil for cuts, boils, pimples, and insect bites.



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    AROMATHERAPY: ESSENTIAL OILS DESCRIPTIONS & USES


    Allspice Leaf Oil
    Angelica Oil
    Anise Oil
    Baobab Oil
    Basil Oil
    Bay Laurel Oil
    Bay Oil
    Benzoin Oil
    Bergamot Oil
    Black Pepper Oil
    Chamomile (German) Oil
    Cajuput Oil
    Calamus Oil
    Camphor (White) Oil
    Caraway Oil
    Cardamom Oil
    Carrot Seed Oil
    Catnip Oil
    Cedarwood Oil
    Chamomile Oil
    Cinnamon Oil
    Citronella Oil
    Clary-Sage Oil
    Clove Oil
    Coriander Oil
    Cypress Oil
    Dill Oil
    Eucalyptus Oil
    Fennel Oil
    Fir Needle Oil
    Frankincense Oil
    Geranium Oil
    German Chamomile Oil
    Ginger Oil
    Grapefruit Oil
    Helichrysum Oil
    Hyssop Oil
    Iris-Root Oil
    Jasmine Oil
    Juniper Oil
    Labdanum Oil
    Lavender Oil
    Lemon-Balm Oil
    Lemongrass Oil
    Lemon Oil
    Lime Oil
    Longleaf-Pine Oil
    Mandarin Oil
    Marjoram Oil
    Mimosa Oil
    Myrrh Oil
    Myrtle Oil
    Neroli Oil
    Niaouli Oil
    Nutmeg Oil
    Orange Oil
    Oregano Oil
    Palmarosa Oil
    Patchouli Oil
    Peppermint Oil
    Peru-Balsam Oil
    Petitgrain Oil
    Pine-Long Leaf Oil
    Pine-Needle Oil
    Pine-Swiss Oil
    Rosemary Oil
    Rose Oil
    Rosewood Oil
    Sage Oil
    Sandalwood Oil
    Savory Oil
    Spearmint Oil
    Spikenard Oil
    Swiss-Pine Oil
    Tangerine Oil
    Tea-Tree Oil
    Thyme Oil
    Vanilla Oil
    Verbena Oil
    Vetiver Oil
    Violet Oil
    White-Camphor Oil
    Yarrow Oil
    Ylang-Ylang Oil
    Aromatherapy
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    Herbal Cleansers
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    AROMATHERAPY: HERBAL & CARRIER OILS DESCRIPTIONS & USES


    Almond, Sweet Oil
    Apricot Kernel Oil
    Argan Oil
    Arnica Oil
    Avocado Oil
    Baobab Oil
    Black Cumin Oil
    Black Currant Oil
    Black Seed Oil
    Borage Seed Oil
    Calendula Oil
    Camelina Oil
    Castor Oil
    Coconut Oil
    Comfrey Oil
    Evening Primrose Oil
    Flaxseed Oil
    Grapeseed Oil
    Hazelnut Oil
    Hemp Seed Oil
    Jojoba Oil
    Kukui Nut Oil
    Macadamia Nut Oil
    Meadowfoam Seed Oil
    Mullein Oil
    Neem Oil
    Olive Oil
    Palm Oil
    Plantain Oil
    Plum Kernel Oil
    Poke Root Oil
    Pomegranate Seed Oil
    Pumpkin Seed Oil
    Rosehip Seed Oil
    Safflower Oil
    Sea Buckthorn Oil
    Sesame Seed Oil
    Shea Nut Oil
    Soybean Oil
    St. Johns Wort Oil
    Sunflower Oil
    Tamanu Oil
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