All posts by Kathleen Hembree

Snoring and Essential Oils.

Here are links tostudies I found:

https://healthyfocus.org/proven-essential-oils-for-snoring/     Proven essential oils for snoring.

https://www.snorenation.com/best-essential-oils-snoring/   Best essential oils for snoring.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15478208   The use of essential oils to treat snoring.     Abstract: Snoring is a very common social inconvenience. This double-blind study suggests a significant reduction in snoring reported by bed partners in a group of snoring volunteers using either an essential oil spray or gargle formulation. Possible modes of action of the essential oils are discussed.

 

Raspberry Leaf and Women.

Here are links to some studies I have found:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24330413   Herbal medicine use in pregnancy: results of a multinational study.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23843424  In vitro inhibition of human CYP1A2, CYP2D6, and CYP3A4 by six herbs commonly used in pregnancy.

http://www.pregnancy.com.au/resources/topics-of-interest/pregnancy/raspberry-leaf.shtml   Raspberry Leaf info from Austrailia

http://www.uofmhealth.org/health-library/hn-2154002   University of Michigan Health System

This on is worth exploring:   http://www.herbcyclopedia.com/item/raspberry-leaf-tea-2

http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-309-red%20raspberry.aspx?activeingredientid=309&activeingredientname=red%20raspberry

 

Herbs and their benefits.

I have included here some links to studies I found on various herbs

“Rose Hip”

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17514536   Antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of native Rosa sp. from British Columbia, Canada.

Rose hip inhibits chemotaxis and chemiluminescence of human peripheral blood neutrophils in vitro and reduces certain inflammatory parameters in vivo.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17657440

“Peppermint”

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18355409 Aqueous extracts from peppermint, sage and lemon balm leaves display potent anti-HIV-1 activity by increasing the virion density.

“Thyme”

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23828496   Antioxidant and antihypertensive activity of extract from Thymus serpyllum L. in experimental hypertension.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21452174   Anti-tumorigenic activity of five culinary and medicinal herbs grown under greenhouse conditions and their combination effects.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19809973    Impact of thymol in thyme extracts on their antispasmodic action and ciliary clearance.

 

 

Neem Seed Oil

Here are  links to some studies on the value of Neem.

Healing Skin Issues:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24851844 A plant-derived wound therapeutic for cost-effective treatment of post-surgical scalp wounds with exposed bone.  CONCLUSION: This retrospective, non-controlled analysis supports ONE as a simple-to-use and safe treatment option for scalp wounds with exposed bone. Treatment costs compare favorably to those published for other treatment modalities.

 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23835719   Neem (Azadirachta indica): prehistory to contemporary medicinal uses to humankind.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26195902  Effect of Neem oil and Haridra on non-healing wounds.  CONCLUSION: Topical use of Neem oil and oral use of Haridra powder capsule used in combination were found effective for chronic non-healing wounds.

Insecticide:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16900389  Efficacy of neem seed extract shampoo on head lice of naturally infected humans in Egypt

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21484346  Ovicidal effects of a neem seed extract preparation on eggs of body and head lice.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20461406  The efficacy of neem seed extracts (Tre-san, MiteStop on a broad spectrum of pests and parasites

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27687478 Neem toward the idea insecticide

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27552943 Neem cake as a promising larvicide and adulticide against the rural malaria vector Anopheles culicifacies

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27178630 Ethnobotanical uses of neem (Azadirachta indica A.Juss.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21695566  Observations on effects of a neem seed extract (MiteStop®) on biting lice (mallophages) and bloodsucking insects parasitizing horses.

 

Do Essential Oils help with Lice Infestations?

Here are some studies:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15025863 Inhibition of acetylcholinesterase by Tea Tree oil.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25756296 Essential oils in the management of the donkey louse….Conclusion: These results demonstrate that the inclusion of essential oil suspensions during grooming can be used to manage louse populations successfully.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27905627

INTRODUCTION:  Pediculosis capitis is a public health problem with a high prevalence. The emergence of parasite resistance to conventional pediculicide is of great concern worldwide.

RESULTS: The results showed 100% effectiveness; short time of death, ovicidal action, activity on the adhesion of the egg, and low toxicity.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26462802  The potential application of plant essential oils to control Pediculus humanus capitis (Anoplura: Pediculidae).

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22847279  Activity of tea tree oil…..on head lice

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22177577   Toxicity of essential and non-essential oils against the chewing louse, Bovicola (Werneckiella) ocellatus

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9439284 The potential effectiveness of essential oils as a treatment for headlice, Pediculus humanus capitis.