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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome  

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is an uncomfortable disorder that occurs in the nerve pathway leading from the hands to the arms.  Swelling can occur and a combination of pins and needles, numbness and pain affecting all of the hand except the little finger caused by a repetitive action such as typing.  
Essential Oils: German Chamomile, Jasmine Absolute, Lavender, Myrrh, Peppermint, Petitgrain, and Rose.

 
Catarrh 

Refers to the inflammation of a mucous membrane which subsequently produces excessive secretion of thick phlegm or mucus by the mucous membrane of the nose, nasal sinuses, naso-pharynx or air passages.  It can also be associated with infection from a cold or flu or by irritants such as pollen or dust.
Essential Oils: Cardamon, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Myrrh, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Tea Tree and Thyme.


Cellulite
 

Cellulite is used to describe the ‘orange peel’ affect many women, and some men, find on their thighs, hips, upper arms or buttocks.  It is thought to be the result of water infiltrating body tissue and inter-dispensing with fat cells.
Essential Oils: Cedarwood, Cypress, Fennel, Lavender, Lemon and Lemongrass.


Cellulitis
 

Cellulitis is a medical condition resulting from an inflammation of the subcutaneous tissue due to a bacterial infection.   It is most common on the lower legs and can feel uncomfortable or painful.
Essential Oils: Cypress, German Chamomile, Lavender, Tea Tree.


Chilblains
 

Are dusky red itchy swellings that develop on the extremities, either the hands or the feet, in cold weather.  They can feel quite painful under pressure of shoes. 
Essential Oils: Black Pepper, German Chamomile, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Mandarin,  Neroli, Petitgrain, Rosemary and Tea Tree.


Colic

Colic is associated with the digestive system and can be aggravated by over-eating over-ripe or under-ripe fruit or fermented cheeses.  It is usually associated with severe abdominal pain, usually of fluctuating severity, with waves of pain seconds or a few minutes apart.
Essential Oils: Roman Chamomile, Clary Sage, Fennel, Ginger, Lavender, Marjoram, Neroli and Peppermint.


Cold Sores
 

Herpes Simplex I is the medical term for cold sores, those painful blisters that appear around the mouth and nose when you have a cold or flu, or simply when your immune system is low from too much work. Some people may also find they get cold sores in either extremely hot or cold weather.  Stress is often an underlying cause as well.
Essential Oils: Eucalyptus, Geranium and Myrrh.


Common Cold
 

A widespread virus disease causing inflammation of the mucous membranes of the nose, throat and bronchial tubes.  Coughing and sneezing can spread the infection and the symptoms vary but include, fever, aches and pains, fatigue, mucus, sore throat and sore eyes.   
E
ssential Oils: Black Pepper, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Lavender, Lemon, Lime, Marjoram, Peppermint, Pine, Tea Tree and Thyme.

 
Constipation
 

A condition in which bowel evacuations occur infrequently, or in which the faeces are hard and small, or where passage of faeces cause difficulty or pain. 
Essential Oils: Black Pepper, Fennel, Ginger, Lemon, Marjoram, Mandarin, Rose and Sage.


Cradle Cap

Cradle Cap is a common condition in young babies in which crusty white or yellow scales form a “cap” on the scalp.  It is due to an over activity of the sebaceous glands under the skin on the scalp.
Essential Oils: Cedarwood, Lavender and Patchouli.

 
Cramps
  

A cramp is a prolonged involuntary action of a muscle or group of muscles. A painful contraction, it is sometimes caused by an imbalance of the salts in the body, but is more often the result of fatigue.
Essential Oils: Clary Sage, Ginger, Lavender, Mandarin, Marjoram, Peppermint, Petitgrain, Pine and Sage.


Croup
 

An acute inflammation and obstruction of the respiratory tract, involving the larynx and the main air passages in young children.  It can be brought on by cold, wet conditions.
Essential Oils: Black Pepper, Eucalyptus, Juniper, Lavender and Marjoram.


Cuts 

Cuts can be minor or major according to the depth and length of the laceration.  Cuts are usually the result of an injury to the skin from a sharp object.  If a cut is quite deep, applying pressure on it to stop the bleeding is recommended and once the bleeding has been controlled, you are then able to disinfect the area. 
Essential Oils: German Chamomile, Lavender, Patchouli, Sage.

 
Cystitis

An inflammation of the urinary bladder, often caused by infection.  It is usually accompanied by the desire to pass urine frequently, with a degree of burning experienced.  
Essential Oils:Bergamot, Cedarwood, German Chamomile, Frankincense, Ginger, Juniper, Lavender, Palmarosa, Sandalwood and Tea Tree. 


Depression
 
 

Depression is a mental state characterised by excessive sadness.  Activity can be agitated and restless or slow and retarded.  Behaviour is governed by pessimistic or despairing beliefs, a lack of sleep and poor concentration can result. 
Essential Oils: Basil, Bergamot, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Neroli, Patchouli, Rose, Rosewood, Sandalwood, Vetiver and Ylang Ylang.


Dermatitis
 

Dermatitis is an inflammatory condition of the skin that can be caused by outside agents.  Many forms of dermatitis are associated with allergic tendencies that are hereditary or may result from various animal, vegetable or chemical substances.  Its appearance can be seen as red, irritated, blistered watery discharge and have fissures.
Essential Oils: Bergamot, Roman Chamomile, Cypress, Geranium, Lavender Myrrh, Patchouli, Rose and Sandalwood.


Diabetes
 

Diabetes is a disorder of the metabolism. It is characterised by excessive thirst and the production of large volumes of urine.   Specific dietary requirements must be followed. 
Essential /Oils:Cypress, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Pine and Ylang Ylang.


Diarrhoea 

Diarrhoea is characterised by frequent bowel evacuation or the passage of abnormally soft or liquid faeces.  It causes the muscle of the intestinal wall to work overtime, pushing food through the stomach faster e.g. bacteria, shock, fear and anxiety can cause this condition. 
Essential Oils: Cypress, Roman Chamomile, Geranium, Ginger, Lavender, Myrrh, Neroli, Orange, Patchouli, Rose and Sandalwood.


Digestion / Indigestion
 

Digestion is the process in which ingested food is broken down in the alimentary canal into a form that can be absorbed and assimilated by the tissues of the body.  Indigestion occurs when the digestive system finds it difficult to break down food and utilise nutrients.  Symptoms can include abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhoea or flatulence.
Essential Oils:Basil, Fennel, Ginger, Juniper, Lavender, Mandarin, Peppermint 


Dandruff

Dandruff is the visible scaling from the surface of the scalp.  It is the shedding of dead skin from the scalp and may also be caused by excessive sebum or a dry scalp. 
Essential Oils: Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Patchouli, Rosemary, Sage, Tea Tree