• bacterial infection
• acne rosacea
• viral infection
• cold sores
• fungal infection
• athlete's foot tinea pedis dermatophyte
• dandruff (seborrheic dermatitis)
• productive cough (oral or steam inhalation use)
Musculoskeletal (topical application)
• Volatile Oils (Terpin-4-Ol, Cineol )
• Infusion (herb): 1 tsp/cup tid
• Essential Oil (1-5% diluted in fixed oil): topically for acne, fungal infections
• Steam inhalation: 5-10 ggt in hot water and inhaled
Caution: Essential oils are irritating and should be diluted before applying topically.
Side effects: May cause GI upset (internal use). May cause allergic contact dermatitis (external use).
High doses: Essential oils may be toxic and irritating with oral use. May cause drowsiness, neurological complaints, coma, death.
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