HYPERTENSION (HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE)

ESSENTIAL OILS

Clary Sage. Relaxes the arteries; may help decrease your risk of heart problems.

Ylang Ylang. Known to improve blood flow and fight inflammation.

Frankincense. Has sedative properties; promotes relaxation.121

Lavender. Helps to reduce stress, which is a cause of high blood pressure.

Research
A 2009 study found that clary sage oil can bring about a significant decrease in systolic blood pressure.

Home Remedy
BP-Lowering Inhalation. Add 1 drop each of frankincense, lavender, clary sage and ylang ylang oils into a bowl containing steaming water. Cover your head with a soft towel and inhale for a minimum of 3 minutes before going to bed.

Background
An ear infection is an inflammation of the inner, middle or outer ear caused by a bacterial or viral infection. Children between the ages of 6 months and 2 years are more susceptible to ear infections because of the size and shape of their ear tubes, and because of their immature immune systems. Symptoms may include earaches and thick, yellow fluid coming from the ears. A middle ear infection is generally related to an allergy or upper respiratory infection and is caused by fluid buildup in the ear. Swimmer’s ear is caused by water getting trapped in the ear canal due to the buildup of wax; this causes bacteria to grow and an infection to occur. Ear infections can either be viral or bacterial, but viral infections are much more common; therefore, treatment with conventional antibiotics typically is ineffective and may include adverse side effects.

Suggested Supplements

» Anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory. Place 2 warm drops in the ear daily.

» Zinc. Boosts immune function, promotes healing. For ages 2 and older, take 10 milligrams twice daily.