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Jake Anthony

(C) ‘IQ Inc’. 1990. 2009.

Jake Anthony

The driving force behind this series

of publications was born in England,
just one year into World War Two.
People dying not in combat
but from health problems relating
to lifestyle, including his own parents,
was the life-amending catalyst
which launched Jake Anthony’s
lifelong interest in health, fitness and
life extension - and a search for
A wish to become a professional actor and writer was ful-
filled through hard work and dedication against the odds, and Jake
Anthony obtained a degree of ‘celebrity’ over the years. His work
as a character actor can still be seen on TV from time to time.
Jake also became one of the most published writers who
nobody knows about! This was due to his work going mainly
uncredited as an internationally published journalist in advertising
and PR; under pseudonyms as author, with many ‘to-kill-for’ re-
views; and as editor and/or ghost writer for others. Jake had a
couple of small ‘best sellers’ in the East and the West, and is the
man behind a handful of ‘cult’ novels which change hands for
large sums via on-line booksellers.
Another life-amending incident occurred when his extremely
fit and healthy actor and stunt man son, died from an interaction
between prescribed drugs. Like ‘Lord Jim’ - Joseph Conrad’s char-
acter in the book and movie - Jake left his homeland and wan-
dered the Orient for 20 plus years trying to make sense of it all.
This was interrupted by a series of health disasters at the
hands of the allopathic medical system in the West which would
have killed most people. Ironically, they were initiated by prescribed
drugs that were supposed to cure, not kill. This was added to by
the Western system of treating the symptom rather than fully iden-
tifying the cause.
Jake’s series of the potential lifestyle based killers included
cancer, crisis level hypertension, borderline type-2 diabetes, acute
and chronic pancreatitis, and gallstones. As prescribed drugs had
initiated his series of interlinked health disasters - and time after
time exacerbated them - Jake turned his back on the Western
medical system and from then on utilised nutritional, holistic and
alternative therapies known about for thousands of years in the
Orient and the East. His host of ailments regressed or were con-
trolled, and extra decades of life were obtained. Some joint prob-
lems came later, but you would not believe it when you see the
author pumping iron and skipping (jump rope) like an in-shape boxer.
tifying the cause.
The author’s ‘beating the odds’ experience and use of ho-
listic and alternative therapies, almost certainly played a part in his
survival. The ‘How To’ and ‘Why’ are detailed in this series of
books. Jake’s fit and youthful appearance belies the fact that he is
technically a senior citizen, well over the age of retirement.
Knowledge is power. Your choice.

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Essential Herbal Oils

Essential Herbal Oils For Specific Complaints
Essential Herbal Oils - Instant Guide to Therapeutic Effects
Essential Herbal Oils - Safety First
Essential Herbal Oils - Useful Tips
Essential Herbal Oils - Do’s and Dont’s
Medical Terms Utilised in Aromatherapy


Flower Remedies & Healing

The Bach Flower Remedies - An Instant Guide
The Jan de Vries Combination Flower Essences
The Jan de Vries Flower Essences - An Instant Guide
The PhytoBiophysics® Flower Formulas
The PhytoBiophysics Flower Formulas - An Instant Guide
How to Make Flower Essences


What is Homoeopathy?
Homoeopathic Remedies For Specific Complaints - An Instant
How to take Homoeopathic Remedies - Do’s & Don’ts
Homoeopathic Remedies - Sources

Ainsworths Homoeopathic Pharmacy, London. UK

Mark Hessey, London, UK.

Dr. Robert J. Woodward B.Pharm., Ph.D., M.Royal Pharm.
Soc., C. Chem., F.R.S.C. London.

Wendy Haley Dip. Counseling Dip Phyt.
Counsellor & Phytobiophysics Practitioner

(Chinese Medicine/Immunology/Herbal Medicine) Chanchai

Chutsirimongkol M.D., Thailand.

• The knowledge, experience and assistance

provided by all of the above, was invaluable in
the compilation of this publication.


• Thanks are offered to the many scientists,nutritionists,

naturopaths, social scientists, psychologists,
educational psychologists and professionals in a wide range
of disciplines throughout the world, whose work has been
utilised as reference material in the
‘Holistic Health’ series of publications.

Cover Design: Bird and Jake Anthony.

NB. The content of this publication is for information

purposes only. It should not be used as a substitute for
the advice of a physician, naturopath or other certified
health care practitioner. The products and holistic
procedures discussed herein are not intended to
diagnose, cure, prevent or treat any disease.

Naturopathic and Folk Remedies have proven safe and effec-
tive for centuries in the West. In India and the Orient, natural
remedies have been used for up to five thousand years. Gall-
bladder and liver detox cleanses were used by the Ancient
Egyptians, and they still work.
Antibiotics and drugs have many adverse side effects.
As such, nature’s ingredients are regaining their prominence
as a safer and more efficacious alternative to modern day drugs.
It is little known that herbal treatments for the Western
world’s lifestyle based scourges - AIDS, cancer and diabetes -
have been registered for use by doctor’s and scientists in Thai-
land, Vietnam and China. Similarly, herbs long used in tradi-
tional Ayurvedic Medicine in India, and traditional Chinese
Medicine, to treat malaria without adverse side-effects, have
proven more effective than conventional drugs.
Details of some of these simple yet almost revolutionary
treatments are included in this reader-friendly, ultimate guide
to aromatherapy, flower remedies and homoeopathy.
The author’s ‘beating the odds’ experience and use of ho-
listic and alternative therapies, almost certainly played a part in his
survival. The ‘How To’ and ‘Why’ are detailed in this series of
books. Jake’s fit and youthful appearance belies the fact that he is
technically a senior citizen, well over the age of retirement.
Knowledge is power. Your choice.

Essential Herbal Oils


Aromatherapy is the ancient art of using aromatic oils found in

plants to benefit the health of mind and body. These natural oils are
called ‘essential’ because they are the very essence or ‘heart’ of
every flower or herb.
Because of its essential oil, every plant has its own charac-
teristic and aroma. Any part of a plant may contain its essential oil
- flowers, leaves, fruit, stems, wood, bark, roots or resin.
Essential oils work upon the body directly through the skin,
or via the olfactory organs - our sense of smell. Each essential oil
has a range of therapeutic benefits which take effect as the oil is
absorbed through the skin into the blood stream, or as its specific
aroma is sensed or inhaled.
Extracting even a tiny amount of precious oil takes a great
deal of work. For instance, it requires 8 million blossoms to pro-
duce one kilo of jasmine oil, and the flowers have to be hand-
picked before the sun becomes hot on the day they open. It is
hardly surprising that some essential oils are expensive. However,
others are very low cost.
The word ‘aromatherapy’ was coined in the 1920s, when
the French chemist Gattefosse accidentally discovered the healing
powers of lavender when he burnt his hand. He applied lavender
oil to the wound and found that his hand healed quickly and without
scarring. Inspired by the discovery, he spent the rest of his life
studying the powers of essential herbal oils.
Aromatherapy is highly regarded as an effective form of
complementary medicine, with recognised physical and emotional
benefits. As a result, more and more people are embracing a holis-
tic approach to healing by treating the ‘whole’ person.
A number of plants and herbs contain antiseptic properties
in their oils; others possess antibacterial properties. In times past -
before the age of Big Pharma - many herbal oils were used to
ward off infection from plague and other epidemics.
In addition to their usage in food and drink - peppermint an
obvious example - essential oils can be used in the bath to stimu-
late or relax; in massage, which is one of the most therapeutic
ways of using an essential oil; in burners as a natural way to disin-
fect or scent the air; as an inhalant to clear the head; as a com-
press to help relieve aches and pains; as hair and scalp condition-
ers; in cosmetic and beauty products; and as natural perfumes.
Essential herbal oils can be particularly helpful in dealing
with stress. Check out the following charts to discover which herbal
oils can potentially help you with your own personal needs.

1 Herbal oils are very powerful. Far more so than the herb from
which they are taken. You can eat the leaf or seed of a herb. With
very few exceptions, you cannot drink or ingest herbal oils. The
advice of a qualified aromatherapist is recommended.

1 If you are pregnant or suffer from epilepsy, diabetes, fractures,

recent scars, have an abnormal temperature, are taking medica-
tion, or have abnormal swellings, massage with herbal oils should
only be undertaken under the supervision of a qualified practitioner.

• The following chapters are not a complete dossier
on herbal oils and there are many others with medicinal
and cosmetic properties. For instance, there are some
3,000 herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine.
There are around 250,000 different herbs worldwide.
The herbs detailed within are the most researched
and/or most easy to obtain and/or most tried and
tested for massage and aromatherapy use.

Essential Herbal Oils
Specific Complaints

Acne: Benzoin, bergamot, cajuput, chamomile, cedarwood, grape-
fruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, neroli, nutmeg, patchouli,
peppermint, rose, sandalwood, tea tree, vetivert.

Anaemia: Black pepper, chamomile, geranium, lemon, thyme.

Anxiety/Stress/Nervous Tension/Panic Attack: Bay, benzoin, ber-

gamot, chamomile, cinnamon, cedarwood, citronella, clary sage,
eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, hops, hyacinth, jas-
mine, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, linden blossom, mandarin, mar-
joram, melissa, narcissus, neroli, nutmeg, orange, ormenis flower,
osmanthus, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, rosewood, sandalwood, tan-
gerine, thyme, valerian, vetivert, ylang ylang. Basil and sage can
be used, but sparingly.

Aphrodisiac: Angelica, basil, black pepper, cardomom, damiana,

celery, cinnamon, clary sage, clove, ginger, jasmine, juniper, laven-
der, neroli, parsley, rose, rosewood, sandalwood, thyme, verbeena,
vetivert, violet, ylang ylang.

Arthritis/Rheumatism/Muscle Pain: Angelica seed, bay, ben-

zoin, birch, black pepper, cajuput, celery, chamomile, cinnamon,
coriander, cypress, eucalyptus, fennel, frankincense, geranium, gin-
ger, hyssop, juniper berry, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, marjoram,
myrrh, niaouli, nutmeg, oregano, patchouli, peppermint, pine, rose,
rosemary, sandalwood, tangerine, tarragon, thyme, vetivert, violet,
yarrow. Sage can be used, but in moderation.