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Word of the Week: Emmenagogue

Word of the week


 

Emmenagogue

Please keep in mind that emmenagogue and  abortifacient are not the same (Battaglia, 2004) Only a few should be avoided during pregnancy. Please refer to our Pregnancy & Nursing Safe chart for more information.

Here are SOME essential oils that fit into this category:

  • Basil
  • Clary Sage
  • German  Chamomile
  • Roman Chamomile
  • Ginger
  • Rosemary

As always, any questions you have can be directed to our Certified Aromatherapist at aromatherapist@planttherapy.com. We welcome questions, comments or concerns. Please check out our Facebook page Safe Essential Oil Recipes.

Resources: 

Battaglia, S. (2004). The complete guide to aromatherapy. Brisbane, Qld: The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy.


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Word of the Week: Expectorant

Word of the week



Expectorant

These fall into a few categories

  1. Warming and stimulating. These are perfect for drying & expelling mucus. Oils that may preform this function are Basil, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, pine, eucalyptus, fennel, marjoram, rosemary, and frankincense.
  2. Relaxing. Wonderful for soothing dry coughs. Essential oils that can help are sandalwood, cedar wood, and Roman Chamomile
  3. Suppressant. Relax and suppress the cough, especially useful at night when sleep can be impaired by constant coughing. Oils include Eucalyptus, Clary Sage, Cypress, and Pine


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Word of the Week: Cephalic

Word of the week


Cephalic

 

Essential oils that fall into this category: TO use, add to your diffuser for 30-60 minutes or create a personal inhaler to use when needed.

  • Rosemary
  • Lemon
  • Peppermint
  • Black Pepper
  • Cardamom

Do have other questions? Email our Aromatherapists at Aromatherapist@plantherapy.com, or join our Facebook group: Safe Essential Oil Recipes!


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Word of the Week: Carminative

Word of the week


Carminative

Essential oils that are carminative are:

  • Fennel
  • Black Pepper
  • Cardamom
  • Orange

Do have other questions? Email our Aromatherapists at Aromatherapist@plantherapy.com, or join our Facebook group: Safe Essential Oil Recipes!