Myasthenia Gravis

Burdock

USES/BENEFITS

Can assist with the following:

  • Increases urine flow
  • Kills germs
  • Reduces fever
  • “Purifies” the blood
  • Treats colds
  • Treats Cancer, Anorexia and Nervosa
  • Joint pain (Rheumatism and Gout)
  • Bladder infections
  • Skin conditions including Acne and Psoriasis

APPLICATION/DOSAGE:

1-2 Capsules per day or as recommended by your health care practitioner

CONTRAINDICATIONS:

  • Burdock might slow blood clotting
  • May cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the Asteraceae/Compositae family
  • Diabetes: Some evidence suggests that taking Burdock might lower blood sugar levels

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Essential Oils

We would suggest the following:

  • Lavender Essential Oil
  • Eucalyptus Essential Oil
  • Peppermint Essential Oil
  • Rosemary Essential Oil

Massage – Buy a base oil: coconut, sweet almond, grape seed for example. If you have 20ml of base oil, half of the amount is the number of Essential Oil drops to use. That would make it 10 drops. In this case, you will add 3 drops of Lavender, 2 drops of Eucalyptus, 3 drops of Rosemary and 2 drops of Peppermint. Apply the blend over the affected areas of the body, as required.

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:

  1. 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 2 drops of Lavender, 2 drops of Eucalyptus and 1 drop of Rosemary. Add Epsom salts.
  2. Or simply add 5ml of your massage blend.

Close all windows. Soak for 15-20 minutes minimum. Avoid splashing in the eyes.

Compress – Add 1-2 drops essential oil into the water. Gently lay the material onto the surface of the water to attract the film of essential oil. Place the compress on the affected area.

Facial compress- Ring a warm cloth out, place 2 drops of essential oil onto it. Lay it over your forehead.

Inhalation – Place 1 or 2 drops of your chosen oils onto a cloth/tissue. Inhale as necessary. Repeat throughout the day as necessary.

Diffuser – Add 5 drops into a diffuser. (2 of one oil and 1 of each of the other oils)

* 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 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 **

** Rosemary – Avoid during pregnancy, HBP, Heart conditions, use with caution if on prescription medication. Avoid use with children below 5 years of age. A stimulating oil, so no high doses prior to bedtime. **

** Peppermint – Avoid use during pregnancy/lactating, or if on homeopathic remedies. Avoid use in children under 5. Use low doses, it’s a very cooling oil and strong. May irritate the skin. It is a stimulant, so do not add to the bath before bed. Safe all around for inhaling **

** Eucalyptus – Avoid during pregnancy/lactation, epilepsy, on homeopathic remedies. Avoid use for children under 1 and with caution up to the age of 8, smitthi is a safe range for children above 1 **

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