Share your questions and information with the ZooScape community!
Tonya - May 23, 2006, 20:21
Does caraway oil assist in the relief of vitiligo?
ZooScape Moderator - May 24, 2006, 10:39
I would not recommend Caraway Essential Oil for vitiligo. Caraway Seed has been used for many disorders of the digestive system, including constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, colic, heartburn, indigestion, flatulence, and dyspepsia. Although Caraway does not seem to meet your needs, we do carry products that are recommended for conditions of vitiligo including Ginkgo Biloba, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 and Vitamin C.
A clinical report describes the use of vitamin supplements for vitiligo. Folic acid and/or vitamin B12 and vitamin C levels were abnormally low in most of the 15 people studied. Supplementation with large amounts of folic acid (1-10 mg per day), along with vitamin C (1 gram per day) and intramuscular vitamin B12 injections (1,000 mcg every two weeks), produced marked repigmentation in eight people. These improvements became apparent after three months, but complete repigmentation required one to two years of continuous supplementation. In another study of people with vitiligo, oral supplementation with folic acid (10 mg per day) and vitamin B12 (2,000 mcg per day), combined with sun exposure, resulted in some repigmentation after three to six months in about half of the participants. This combined regimen was more effective than either vitamin supplementation or sun exposure alone.
Vitiligo is a type of skin discoloration characterized by progressively widening areas of depigmented (very white) skin. The depigmentation that occurs with this condition is associated with the local destruction of melanocytes, the cells that produce the pigment that darkens the skin, called melanin. Vitiligo affects 1-4% of the world's population. Symptoms of vitiligo include decreased or absent pigmentation in localized or diffuse areas of the skin. Hair in these areas is typically white, and the skin tends to sunburn more easily.
Anonymous - April 21, 2006, 17:29
i wish to know what benefits does caraway oil has ?
ZooScape Moderator - April 24, 2006, 11:32
Caraway Oil calms the nerves and is used for mental fatigue. It is also known for its expectorant effects on the respiratory system making it useful for coughs, colds, laryngitis, and brochitis. Caraway oil, when applied to the skin, fights itching and promotes tissue regeneration, making it useful for stimulating a healthy complexion. As with all our Bianca Rosa essential oils, caraway oil should never be taken internally. it is meant for topical or aromatherapy uses only.
All pure essential oils should be used with care. Do not apply directly into skin. A 2% dilution of essential oils to a base of carrier oil or lotion is recommended for all skincare and massage preparations.
100% Pure Caraway Essential Oil
Avoid contact with sensitive areas, such as eyes. Citrus oils are photosensitive and should not be applied prior to sun exposure. During pregnancy, use only with advise from a trained aromatherapist. For external use only. Keep all bottles out of reach of children.
USAGE: Add 1-3 drops of Bianca Rosa® essential oil to every 5 mL (1 tsp.) of carrier oil for massage or skin care needs. Add 5-15 drops (depending on strength desired) to bath water. Add a few drops of oil to a water-filled spray bottle to create a refreshing room spray, or add to diffusers to create warm room scent. CAUTIONS: Always do a test patch when applying oils to the skin (particularly citrus oils) to determine if itching, soreness, or redness develop. Store away from heat and light. Keep away from eyes, nose, and mouth. Bianca Rosa® essential oils are for EXTERNAL USE ONLY.
Essential Oils by Bianca Rosa are 100% Pure Natural Essences derived from the highest quality fruits, flowers, leaves, spices, herbs and roots. Our essential oil distillers and growers are located around the world, operating ethically, organically and chemical-free.
Bianca Rosa Essential Oils Are Not Tested On Animals.
End of More Photographs - Caraway Pure Essential Oil
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Products are intended to support general well being and are not intended to treat, diagnose, mitigate, prevent, or cure any condition or disease. If conditions persist, please seek advice from your medical doctor. Information provided at ZooScape.com relies partly on Traditional Uses. The essence of the current American rule on Traditional Uses is, as stated by FTC, "Claims based on historical or traditional use should be substantiated by confirming scientific evidence, or should be presented in such a way that consumers understand that the sole basis for the claim is a history of use of the product for a particular purpose."