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



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


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.


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.


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.


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.

Do Essential Oils help with pain relief?

Here are some studies that look at Essential Oils and Pain Relief


Anti-Inflammatory Effects of the Essential Oils of Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) in Experimental Rheumatoid Arthritis.


Essential oils and Rheumatoid Arthritis


Essential Oils used in Aromatherapy.  Conclusion: From above reports and study, we can conclude that aromatherapy is natural and noninvasive gift of nature for humans. It’s not only the disease symptoms which are eradicated but the whole body is rejuvenated by the use of aroma. Aromatherapy regulates the physiological, spiritual and psychological upliftment for the new phase of life. This therapy is not only preventive but also can be used in the acute and chronic stages of disease. Pharmaceutical industries are trying for environmental friendly, alternative and natural medicine for disease associated with pathogens and metabolism. There may be a possibility of enhancing the rate of reaction and bioavailability of drugs from the use of these essential oils.


Essential Oil Therapy for Shingles


Effect of aromatherapy massage with lavender essential oil on pain in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee: A randomized controlled clinical trial.  Conclusion: Aromatherapy massage with lavender essential oil was found effective in relieving pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis. However, further studies are needed to confirm findings of this study.


Essential oils are so effective because they by-pass the digestive system and become absorbed directly into the blood stream. With millenniums of successful use, they not only provide enticing, awakening and pleasant aromas, they help fight pain by reducing inflammation, anxiety and stress. Whether you are using essential oils for your health or your home, relieving pain is just one of the amazing powers packed into the little bottle.

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