(DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A DOCTOR AND YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE TREATING ANY CONDITION. THE INFORMATION BELOW SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN AS MEDICAL ADVICE)
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I am currently studying to become a community herbalist and have used herbs to treat minor ailments for 14 years. All information shared in these posts come from study, research and experience.
Before we get into the amazing uses of this flower, let’s go over some basic GUIDELINES as these will apply to any herb you work with:
*Prior to starting an herbal regimen, speak with a licensed *physician.
*Herbal medicines (sometimes called supplements) come in flower, capsules, tinctures and essential oils.
*Essential oils SHOULD NEVER BE INGESTED.
*Essential oils should be mixed with a carrier oil and tested on a small patch of skin to test for allergic reactions.
*Carrier oils: Coconut, almond, grapeseed, apricot, and hemp. (There are others, do your research for a complete list).
*ASK QUESTIONS IF YOU ARE UNSURE.
*The herbal market isn’t licensed by the FDA, (I will keep my opinion out of this) so research, research, research. Know where your herbs come from. There are excellent (and well known) herbal manufacturers online as well as brick and mortar. Read customer reviews, ask for lab results etc. The point is to make sure the products you use are safe for you, your family, and community.
Type of plant: Bergamot, Citrus bergamia, Citrus aurantium
Part Used: Rind of fruit
Therapeutic Uses: acne, herpes sores, insomnia and tension
Blends Well With: lavender, rose, jasmine and vetiver
Precautions: Do not apply to skin prior to sun exposure
2 tablespoon Bentonite Clay
2 drops of Rose Oil
2 drops of Bergamot
2 drops of Tea Tree Oil
Mix all ingredients in a small bowl, apply mixture to face and sit 15 minutes. Wash off with warm water.
Insomnia Diffuser Blend
2 drops of Vetiver Essential Oil
2 drops of Valerian Essential Oil
2 drops of Sweet Orange Essential Oil
4 drops of Bergamot Essential Oil
Place the drops of oil in a diffuser and set for 45 minutes and drift off to sleep.
**A good essential oil starter kit if this is your first time using essential oils.
**If you’re interested in learning more about herbal medicine and health driven herbs, this book is an excellent (and affordable) read and I recommend it to all my readers.
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