Essential oils are cosmetics-type of products and not medicines and they should not be considered and used as drugs. The information given under descriptions of e.o. is posted for educational purposes only, it is not complete and the data may be inaccurate. Actions and properties of essential oils have been known and used for years in traditional and folk medicine and it doesn't mean the medical use of the oils has been approved by any government agency. Although the scientific data frequently is in line with the traditional beliefs, occasionally it may not confirm certain essential oil properties. Therefore, information about essential oils should NOT be interpreted as how to treat, cure or prevent any disease or medical condition, nor is it intended to prescribe them in any way. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

The information about essential oils comes from several sources including published books and the Internet. Here are some literature references used to find information about the oils properties:
Battaglia, S. (2007) The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, The International Center of Holistic Aromatherapy, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Haas, M. (2004) Quick Reference Guide for 114 Important Essential Oils, Terra Linda Scent and Image, San Rafael, CA
Schnaubelt, K. (1998) Advanced Aromatherapy, Healing Arts Press, Rochester, VT
Lawless, J. (1992) The Encyclopaedia of Essential Oils, Element Books, Inc. Rockport, MA

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