This is the end of the "Using Essential Oils Safely" series. S1, Ep 3...
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Certain essential oils have a rich culinary history and can be used as dietary supplements that support a variety of health conditions. When you sprinkle cinnamon on a custard cake, drink peppermint tea or add fresh basil leaves to your pasta, you are consuming some volatile aromatic compounds.
In their concentrated form, they can be used as dietary supplements for more targeted and powerful health benefits. Internal use is a very safe and effective application method due to the sophisticated physiological processes of our bodies. *
When ingested, essential oils enter directly into the bloodstream through the gastrointestinal tract, where they are carried throughout the rest of the body.
Essential oils are liposoluble therefore are easily transported to all organs of the body, including the brain.
Like everything we eat and drink, essential oils are metabolized by the liver and other organs and are excreted. *
The composition of essential oils is highly complex. Each oil has a unique set of biochemical properties that react with cells and organs in different ways. Although these mechanisms of action are not fully understood, positive end results have been demonstrated. However, the body is only equipped to handle appropriate doses of essential oils. The proper dosage to follow, according to the labeling recommendations and other professional guidelines and should be strictly followed to avoid toxicity. *
Effective Methods of Internal Application:
-Use essential oils in recipes, for cooking or baking, to replace fresh or dried herbs and spices. *
-Remember that essential oils are much more potent than dry or fresh herbs and spices, so start with a very small amount. *
-For more powerful oils, it may be best to administer them with a toothpick
(dip the tip of a clean stick into the oil and add to the food) instead of drops. *
-Add essential oils to water, milkshakes, milk, tea or other beverages. *
-Take essential oils internally in a veggie capsules or add a small amount to apple puree or yogurt. *
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The publication of this information is not a medical practice and this information does not replace the advice of your physician or other health care provider. Before taking any form of treatment, the reader should seek the advice of their physician or other healthcare provider.
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