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Is mint oil an effective remedy for headaches?

tl;dr Peppermint oil combined with ethanol may be useful when applied topically for tension headaches. Details A review (Kligler) found two studies that looked at peppermint oil when combined with ...
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Are essential oils good disinfectants?

There are many essential oils and each can work differently and on different micro-organisms. They could affect the skin and mucous membranes in ways that are valuable or harmful. For example steam-...
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Why omega-3/6 ratio is important?

The book Living a Century or More by William Cortvriendt MD, which has a lot of scientific sources that I don't have the expertise to judge but seem reliable, says in the subchapter "Omega-3 PUFAs and ...
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Adding an essential oil to WHO Handrub Formulation

The WHO formulae are tested formulations against micro-organisms. You don't mention whether you have hydrogen peroxide but that is added to kill microbial spores that have contaminated your anti-...
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Why omega-3/6 ratio is important?

From the NIH: Several sources of information suggest that human beings evolved on a diet with a ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFA) of approximately 1 whereas in Western diets ...
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