Athlete’s Foot

April 3, 2018

Peppermint (Mentha piperita) Research

Latin Name: Mentha piperita Family Name: Lamiaceae There is a significant amount of research on peppermint (Mentha piperita).  It has shown to be beneficial as a digestive aid, respiratory aid, and to relief inflammation and muscle spasm and tension.  It’s menthol constituent has shown analgesic activity.  It has also shown antimicrobial, […]
April 4, 2018
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Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s foot is a fungus that causes itchy, red skin.  Keep the area dry, avoid baths as it can spread the fungus to other areas, use fresh towels and wash them in hot water, and avoid walking barefoot in public restrooms, locker rooms, and pools. Natural Home Remedies Dilute 5 […]
April 12, 2018

Manuka, Tea Tree, & Lemon Foot Salve Recipe

This Manuka, Tea Tree, & Lemon Foot Salve Recipe may help with chapped feet and fungal issues. Manuka, Tea Tree, & Lemon Foot Salve Ingredients 30 drops Manuka essential oil 30 drops Tea Tree essential oil 30 Drops Lemon essential oil 12 Tbsp sweet almond oil 6 Tbsp cocoa butter […]
May 7, 2018
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Cinnamon (Cinnamom zeylanicum) Research

Latin Name: Cinnamom zeylanicum Family: Lauracae Cinnamon is a common spice, coming from the bark or leaves of the tropical Coppiced tree.  It is one of the most potent antimicrobial essential oils, tested against hundreds of bacteria and fungi.  It has also shown the ability to help lower blood sugar and […]
May 7, 2018

Clove (Syzgium aromaticum) Research

Latin Name: Syzgium aromaticum Family: Myrtaceae Clove has been used in dentistry as an analgesic and antibacterial.  It also has insecticidal, antioxidant, anti-diabetic, and  anti-inflammatory activities.  Of all essential oils, clove shows one of the highest amounts of antibacterial activity against multiple microbe species. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a […]
May 9, 2018
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Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) Research

Latin Name:  Coriandrum sativum Family: Apiaceae The leaves and seeds of C. sativum are both used frequently in cooking.  The leaves are commonly called cilantro, and the seeds are commonly called coriander.  Both have been used as a remedy for a variety of digestive complaints.  Studies have shown it may also […]
May 15, 2018

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolium) Research

Latin Name: Lavandula angustifolium Family: Lamiaceae Lavender has been well researched for its calming action and ability to reduce insomnia.  It can also be applied topically to help with pain, inflammation, and itching, and has antimicrobial and insect repelling action. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of […]
May 25, 2018

Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) Research

Melaleuca alternifolia Family: Myrtaceae Tea Tree oil has long been used as a topical remedy for issues such as athlete’s foot, dandruff, cuts, acne, and insect bites. It may also be helpful against lice, more research is warranted.  Studies have shown it to be active against other insects and microbes […]
May 25, 2018

Athlete’s Foot

What herbs can help with athlete’s foot? By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, LMT Athlete’s foot is a fungus that causes itchy, red skin, and smelly feet. To help get rid of the fungus, first, keep the area dry, avoid baths as it can spread the fungus to […]
June 3, 2018
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Oregano (Origanum vulgare) Research

Latin Name: Origanum vulgare Family: Lamiaceae Oregano has strong antimicrobial activities and has shown action against a variety of bacteria, fungi, and viruses.  It has also shown potential as an insecticidal, repellent, and against parasites.  In vitro studies have shown anti-cancer and antioxidant actions.  The herb may also be helpful […]
June 21, 2018

Orange (Citrus sinensis) Research

/Latin Name: Citrus sinensis / Citrus aurantium Family: Apiaceae RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  Research found is catalogued by therapeutic action.  This categorized compilation of research articles does not necessarily […]