4.29.2020 Essential Oils: Promise or Poison?
In this webinar, Narda G. Robinson, DO, DVM, MS, FAAMA, introduces viewers to the pros and cons of essential oils. These pharmacologically active plant extracts appear throughout our daily lives. They exist in food, teas, cosmetics, many medicinal and dental products, and in room fresheners, cleaning products, and pesticides. You probably already know the names of several, such as camphor, peppermint, wintergreen, sandalwood, sage, lavender, clove, cinnamon, tea tree, eucalyptus, and bergamot. But, are they safe? Just because they come from plants and have, sometimes, millennia of use doesn’t mean that they should be used on you, your children, your patients (if you are a healthcare provider), or on/in/around non-human animals. Many can be poisonous if absorbed transcutaneously (through the skin) or ingested. Few have been sufficiently tested for quality, effectiveness, and safety. Start your science-based learning through CuraCore VET / CuraCore MED as Dr. Robinson introduces you to what is known and unknown about essential oils.
Disclaimer: The information we provide is not intended to replace medical or veterinary consultation with your healthcare provider, and it is not intended as a recommendation if you or a family member are / is experiencing health problems, pain, or inflammation. While Dr. Robinson IS a licensed physician and veterinarian in the state of Colorado, she is not YOUR or your animal’s, respectively. Before anyone receives medical / veterinary care, one should have a diagnosis by a health provider. So, if you are not a veterinarian, veterinary nurse, or veterinary technician viewing this video for general learning purposes, please do not use this information instead of seeking professional assistance. This is not for self-diagnosis or self-treatment. Any approaches presented in this webinar series can harm as well as help, they are not a cure-all. CuraCore® VET and CuraCore® MED.