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Essential oils to the rescue!

Essential oils are extracts pulled from plant material by steaming or pressing the plant. The oils pulled can be used as a complementary therapy to manage symptoms of several conditions, including PD.


Following are some of the essential oils:

Lavender

Lavender is a common essential oil that has been used for its calming scent. It is commonly found as an added fragrance to soap, lotion, and candles.


Sweet Orange

People who have PD can suffer from mood changes and anxiety.4 Sweet orange has a light, citrusy scent that has been shown to improve mood and anxiety symptoms.


Peppermint

Potential side effects of PD medication are nausea and vomiting.

Peppermint is a popular flavor and scent additive that can be used to help manage gastrointestinal problems, such as nausea and vomiting.


Rosemary

Rosemary is a green plant with leaves similar to an evergreen tree. The essential oil from this plant is thought to help with inflammation, pain, and infection.7

Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a household spice that has a familiar smell and taste. It’s used in baking, tea, and as an essential oil.

Cinnamon can potentially be a protective agent against the progression of PD. More research needs to be done, as the study was only done on animals and has not gone through human trials.


There are three ways through which one can absorb essential oils:

  • Aromatherapy: Aromatherapy refers to inhaling the essential oil.

  • Topical absorption: This method is when you place a small amount of essential oil on the skin to be absorbed

  • Internal ingestion: This should be discussed with your healthcare provider and pharmacist to ensure there is no interaction with other medications you are currently taking.

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Advice to keep coronavirus away


One should take measures that are suitable and right for you. E.g.:

  • Be aware of where you are most at risk from catching coronavirus

  • You may want to continue to meet outdoors or in smaller groups to avoid close contact.

  • Practicing good hand hygiene

  • If it’s not already required by your country's guidance, consider wearing a face covering and keeping a social distance.

  • Ask others to wear a face covering and maintain a distance when coming into your home. You may want to keep windows open when guests are round to bring fresh air in.

  • You may want to continue to take regular tests and ask people you are meeting to test before you get together

  • The coronavirus vaccine as advised by your doctor


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