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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 ethanol for the treatment of tension headache. They rated the evidence a "B" for "inconsistent or limited-quality patient-oriented evidence" In my own ...


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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-distilled eucalyptus oil is used as a primary cleaning/disinfecting agent added to soaped mop and countertop cleaning solutions, however there are hundreds of ...


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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 inflammation" that ...COX can in fact stimulate or inhibit inflammation. When omega-3 PUFAs come into contact with COX, they will inhibit inflammation. ...


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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-septic solutions. The issue then is whether adding something else improves or reduces the efficacy of the formulation. Although some essential oils have been ...


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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 the ratio is 15/1-16.7/1 This is not undisputed though. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omega-3_fatty_acid#Interconversion explains the importance. It's hard to ...


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