Dynamo, you're right there is no proof that the thousands of year old village witch methods were effective. Still natural methods are worth trying in light of how many people are addicted to prescriptions from so called medical professionals.
With any oil therapy or herbal medicines, you have to look at the quality of the product. It's just like if you're making a red gravy, it's going to taste far better if you're using fresh picked basil & oregano than if you were to use some dried up flakes in a jar.
Content and quality is my concern in the recent flurry of interest in herbals and essential oils. If a product is low quality or minuscule quantities, it leads people to believe it doesn't work.
I know for a fact that chamomile works. In a tea, in the garden, pick it and stuff it up your pillow case. Lovely. Works on the bitch too, keeps her from hiding in the bathroom during fireworks season...
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