Garlic & Ginger
Can assist with the following:
- Elimination of toxins
- Boosts digestion
- Eases discomfort of the stomach and bowel
- Enhances appetite
- Clears the respiratory tract
- Soothes aches
- Reduces inflammation
1-2 Capsules per day or as recommended by your health care practitioner
Ginger slows down blood clotting in some cases, and should not be taken with other medications (Anticoagulant / Antiplatelet drugs) that also slow down clotting, as it will increase the chances of bruising and bleeding. Garlic unpleasant breath or body odour, heartburn, burning in your mouth or throat, nausea, vomiting, gas or diarrhoea
We would suggest the following:
- Lavender Essential Oil
Massage/Application – Buy a base oil: coconut, sweet almond, grape seed for example. If you have 20ml of base oil, add half the amount of Essential Oil drops. That gives you 10 drops. In this case, you will add 10 drops of Lavender. Apply the mixture over the necessary parts of the body, any areas of pain, tension, discomfort, as required. Especially effective after a bath.
Bath – Your skin is the most absorbent part of the body. The heat of the bath assists in the absorption. There are 2 ways to do this:
- Diffusing 5 drops (maximum) of Essential Oil into a teaspoon of milk. Or a cup, if you would like more of a Cleopatra style bath. Use 5 drops of Lavender. Add Epsom salts.
- Or simply add 5ml of your massage blend.
Close all windows. Soak for 15-20 minutes minimum. Avoid splashing in the eyes.
** A patch test is required – 1 drop of aromatherapy oil to 4 drops of base oil. Apply a coin size amount to a patch of skin on the inner arm **
If sensitivity occurs, apply more base oil to soothe the area. Possibly avoid use for a further 10 days. If you wish to continue, dilute to ¼ of the original amount and test on a small area of skin. If there is no further reaction, continue with that dosage.
** Oils are for external use only and must be blended with a carrier oil. Always avoid the eyes, ears and nose **
** Lavender is the safest of all oils, if on a rare occasion you react, apply more base oil to the skin to soothe it and dilute the massage blend with more base oil **