Why safety is important by Robert Tisserand

Why safety is important by Robert Tisserand One of the most poisonous plants, Atropa belladonna Although essential oils are natural substances, “natural” and “safe” have never been synonymous. Nature is replete with poisonous plants (deadly nightshade, wolf’s bane, foxglove, suicide tree, etc.) not to mention spiders, snakes, scorpions etc. Natural bitter almond oil even contains cyanide, though it has been illegal to sell this since 1890, unless the cyanide is first removed. Before that, buying a 1 oz bottle at a drug store was an easy route to suicide. This is an extreme example, but there are many potential safety issues with essential oils. These include drug interactions, fetotoxicity, liver toxicity and neurotoxicity, but the most common and tangible safety issue is adverse skin reactions. And the most vulnerable group is children under 6 years of age. A brief history Safety has been a passion of mine for more than 30 years. When I first got involved in aromatherapy in the late 1960s there was virtually no awareness of safety issues, but for good reason – very little research had been carried out at that point. This changed in the early 1970s, when the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) was founded, and started publishing safety monographs on both essential oils and individual constituents. I felt a responsibility to disseminate safety information, and in 1985 I self-published a small book: The Essential Oil Safety Data Manual. It was mostly based on the IFRA monographs. In 1995, I co-authored Essential Oil Safety, a much more in-depth work that went far beyond the IFRA monographs. In 2014 the vastly expanded second edition of this...
Best Oils for Bruises

Best Oils for Bruises

Best Oils for Bruises   Though you can apply essential oils neat, we recommend that you dilute them with your carrier oil of choice. Read on for oils to use for bruises! Lavender Lavender is a miracle oil when it comes to skin care. It helps to rejuvenate blood vessels under the skin, as well as helping increase skin elasticity, which makes it great for reducing bruises! This oil is great for bruises that are swelling. Cypress Cypress is a fresh-scented oil that has been used by Greeks for centuries for skin problems. It’s great for speeding up the healing of bruises. Geranium A great skin aid in almost any circumstance, geranium is great for particularly nasty bruises. It’s a good moisturizer as well! Helichrysum Excellent for fresh bruises and bumps, since it helps to reduce swelling and speed up healing. You can even apply helichysum if the bruise hasn’t shown up yet! Myrrh When you have a bruise that is inflamed, painful, and very swollen, we recommend myrrh. This oil helps to heal broken capillaries, reduce swelling, and help relieve some of the pain. Eucalyptus A refreshing oil, eucalyptus helps reduce swelling, heal broken capillaries, and promote healing. It is a great oil for those with dry or aging skin as well....

General Hemophilia Information (c) 2011 Written By Rivka Sari

Written By: Rivka Sari (c) 2011 General Hemophilia Information Hemophilia is a rare disease that prevents the blood from clotting normally. A person with hemophilia lacks the necessary clotting factors to stop bleeding, so he often needs some sort of intermittent treatment to avoid serious blood loss in the event of a cut or injury. Approximately 20,000 Americans suffer from hemophilia. The disease can be mild, moderate or severe, depending on the how impaired a person’s clotting factors are. The idea that a hemophiliac can bleed to death from a minor cut is a fallacy. A person with hemophilia may bleed a bit longer from a minor external injury or cut, but most of these problems can be easily remedied using typical first aid practices. The biggest concern for hemophiliacs is internal bleeding because it can occur without obvious signs and can cause very serious, life-threatening situations. Bleeding into the joints, muscles and other soft tissues is of major concern. Possible Causes of Hemophilia There are two major types of hemophilia, classified depending on which particular clotting protein is missing: Hemophilia A is caused by a lack of factor VIII. It accounts for approximately 80% of all hemophilia cases. It is passed to male children from a mother who carries the disease. Hemophilia B, also caused Christmas disease, is caused by a deficiency of factor IX. It is also passed to male children by a mother who is a carrier. It is also possible to experience clotting problems due to a factor XI deficiency. This condition can be carried by both males and females and can be inherited by...

Hemophilia and Essential Oils Safety

Hemophilia and Essential Oils Safety  in Educational  tagged Aromatherapy / Essential Oils / Essential Oils Safety / Hemophilia by Rivka Sari Essential Oils to avoid: Clove Bud, Cinnamon Leaf, Bay Laurel, Wintergreen, Oregano, Sweet Birch, Lemon, Orange, Bergamot, Tangerine, Mandarin, Grapefruit and any other essential oils from the Citrus family, Clary Sage, Hyssop, Rosemary, Marjoram, Lemongrass, Melissa Essential Oils that might assist in reducing hemorrhages: Rosewood, Labdanum, Myrrh, Cypress, Lavender, Geranium, Rose, Sandalwood, Helichrysum Essential Oils that might assist in contracting blood vessels: Chamomile, Cypress, Rose Essential Oils that might ease stress: Lavender, Melissa (diffusion only), Frankincense, Labdanum, Neroli (diffusion only), Bergamot (diffusion only), Coriander, Cypress, Helichrysum, Chamomile, Geranium, Scots Pine, Ravensara, Rose, Sandalwood, Valerian, Spikenard, Basil, Patcholi Safety Rules: Never apply essential oils to the skin without the advice from qualified professional Keep oils out of the reach of children, the mentally challenged and pets. Keep away from the eyes. If you get essential oils in the eyes, rinse immediately with milk followed by vegetable oil and water. Keep oils away from open flame. Store in a cool, dark place. Always blend essential oils with a carrier oil, cream, water, or other base before using. Never use perfume oils instead of essential oils...

Safety of Ginger

Original article: Healthy Food Place http://www.healthyfoodplace.com/ginger-side-effects-and-who-should-never-use-it/   This herb has been used as a medicine and for cooking for over 5000 years, mainly in Asian countries. Due to ginger’s medicinal properties it’s one the most widely used herbs in the world today. Ginger is perceived as the purest spice of all in ayurvedic culture and tradition. But any strong and potent medicine has its drawbacks too. For ginger, if you take a larger amount of it, it can cause bloating, nausea, stomach problems, heartburn or gas due to its anticoagulant nature, as well as reinforce the effects of warfarin therapy and increase the risk of bleeding. Therefore, herbalists caution not to consume more than 4 grams in a day. Who should better not consume ginger? People with bleeding disorder/hemophilia: since ginger stimulates blood circulation and prevents blood clotting by increasing the blood flow it could increase the risk of bleeding, especially with a combination of medications which slow blood clotting. People with gallstones: ginger stimulates production of bile, so people who suffer from gallstones should never consume it. People with Inflammation issues/ulcers: People who have ulcers, blocked intestines or some inflammation could react badly to bigger amounts of fresh ginger, since it may lead to intestinal obstruction. Pregnant women: Again, due to ginger’s blood circulation enhancement it’s not recommended for pregnant women because it may trigger uterine contractions, as well as interfere with the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins and dietary iron. Not to mention that it’s not advisable to use it in the final weeks of pregnancy. Therefore, it’s best to consult a healthcare professional or a nutritionist before...
Aromatherapy Guidebook By: Rivka Sari Certified Clinical Aroma Therapist and Herbalist

Aromatherapy Guidebook By: Rivka Sari Certified Clinical Aroma Therapist and Herbalist

This guide book was conceived when my own son was diagnosed with Hemophilia A factor viii deficiency moderate at first then was later treated as severe, also knowing myself  having Hemophilia C factor xi deficiency mild-moderate, Rosenthal syndrome. I discovered there was so many benefits to using Aromatherapy and Essential Oils, soon what I also discovered you cannot use just any Aromatherapy or Essential Oils. Persons with a Bleeding Disorder needs to take extra precautions and learn proper use and safety and know which oils and herbs to use. But there is so much conflicting information out there even within the Hemophilia Community because of the misinformation of Multi level Marketing companies recruiting and teaching misguided information. My son was my inspiration. When we would factor up all I had to do was pop the bottle of Lavender Essential oil and the smell would tickle my son’s nostrilas he would just calm down. Sometimes before his in home care nurse who was so amazing and also part of my son independence today. So before she would arrive we would fill the room with beautiful calming sweet aromas. Soon he was giving us the direction how to infuse and before I knew it he was infusing at age 5 1/2- 6 years old. He was feeling empowered no port and he would and still do infuse 3 times a week on his own and never had a port. We used aromatherapy whenever we could and it make infusion time easier and even quicker. Even when we as parents infused him it was so much easier when he was calm and focused. My son had challenges but they were so few far between. With support of HTC, his...
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