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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,Special to the Sun; King Features Syndicate | September 9, 2001
Q. I read your column about Vicks VapoRub as a treatment for toenail fungus. I tried it, and it worked beautifully. Within two months, my nail looked normal with an application every other night before going to bed. That was almost a year ago, and it still looks fine. I continue to put the Vicks on once a week, if I remember. My nail was awful for years before I read of this remedy, so I thank you. A. Not everyone gets as good a response as you did, but we are delighted so many of our readers report success using Vicks VapoRub against nail fungus.
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By Kit Waskom Pollard, For The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2014
Although she has a full house — two dogs, one cat and twin 2-year-old daughters — Erin Proctor's Roland Park home smells great, she promises, even in the dead of winter, when the heat is cranked up and fresh air drifting through open windows is a distant memory. For about 15 years, Proctor has been a regular customer of Theresa Cangialosi, an aromatherapist who now owns SoBotanical aromatherapy bar in Federal Hill. Using diffusers and humidifiers, Proctor scents her home with the shop's essential oils, infusing the air with a variety of scents, from citrus to eucalyptus, and lifting her mood at the same time.
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By Joe Graedon, and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon, and Teresa Graedon,Special to the Sun; King Features Syndicate | April 9, 2000
Q. I have an excellent use for Vicks VapoRub: mosquito bites! It not only stops the itch right away, but the bite disappears. A. Thanks for the tip. We can't believe all the different uses people have for Vicks VapoRub. This old-time chest rub contains essential oils such as camphor, menthol, eucalyptus oil, cedarleaf oil, nutmeg oil, petrolatum, thymol and turpentine oil. We don't know which of these might be helpful for mosquito bites. You can read about other uses for Vicks VapoRub at www.peoplespharmacy.
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By Lindsey McPherson | August 28, 2012
Tammy Bowers left nothing to chance when Lexie, her 8-year-old Labradoodle, was scheduled to have several cancerous tumors removed two years ago. Before surgery and again after, the Howard County resident made appointments for Lexie to see Shari Sternberger, a local energy worker. At her Elements of Energy studio in Highland, Sternberger uses a combination of holistic methods to treat animals (and humans) for everything from pain to anxiety to skin conditions. “Shari actually treated her before her surgery and after her surgery,” Bowers says.
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By Joe Graedon, and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon, and Teresa Graedon,Special to the Sun; King Features Syndicate | February 21, 1999
Q. I saw a story on television about a person who fell into a coma after combining kava with Xanax. I am very concerned about this because my niece's doctor recently prescribed Xanax for her nerves. She occasionally takes kava to help her get to sleep. I have asked her to stop taking the kava for now, and she has, but her insomnia is back. How serious is this combination?A. Kava is a root from the South Pacific that has been used for centuries to induce relaxation. This herb has become very popular in this country for relieving anxiety and insomnia.
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By Diane Winston | March 14, 1991
Think bar. Think smell. Think smoke, sweat and beer.Now think again.At Turner's, a modest-looking watering hole in Federal Hill, the air smells sweet. A scent, gently tickling the brain, pricks the edge of memory. Sometimes it's cedar, redolent of winter holidays. Other times it's eucalyptus, Mother's warm compresses on the chest.Customers at the bar keep time to Motown and swill their beer. It's relaxed here and the regulars say it has something to do with the small, cream-colored machine gurgling behind the bar."
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By Elizabeth Large and Elizabeth Large,Sun Staff | March 17, 2002
What if your kitchen counters could smell like the herbs you cook with, and your sheets like fresh-cut grass? What if your household products were so decorative you wouldn't want to put them under the sink? For homemakers who like to pamper themselves with small touches of luxury and are willing to pay for them, manufacturers have come out with high-end lines that look as good as they clean and smell even better. They have names like Citrus Mint Ylang Ylang Dish Soap Liquid and Basil-Verbena Window Wash with Essential Oils.
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By Lindsey McPherson | August 28, 2012
Tammy Bowers left nothing to chance when Lexie, her 8-year-old Labradoodle, was scheduled to have several cancerous tumors removed two years ago. Before surgery and again after, the Howard County resident made appointments for Lexie to see Shari Sternberger, a local energy worker. At her Elements of Energy studio in Highland, Sternberger uses a combination of holistic methods to treat animals (and humans) for everything from pain to anxiety to skin conditions. “Shari actually treated her before her surgery and after her surgery,” Bowers says.
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By Joe Graedon, and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon, and Teresa Graedon,Special to the Sun; King Features Syndicate | May 28, 2000
Q. Thank you for suggesting almond oil for fingernails. This remedy is fantastic. In just a month, my nails have improved 100 percent. They are stronger, longer and don't split in layers like they did in the past. I don't know if it is the oil or the massage of the cuticle as I rub the oil in. Also, I wonder if any oil, not just almond oil, would work, but I'm not about to experiment. A. We are pleased that almond oil helped your nails. Other readers have reported benefit from Hoofmaker and Elon Nail Conditioner, so we suspect that any good moisturizer can be beneficial.
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By Kit Waskom Pollard, For The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2014
Although she has a full house — two dogs, one cat and twin 2-year-old daughters — Erin Proctor's Roland Park home smells great, she promises, even in the dead of winter, when the heat is cranked up and fresh air drifting through open windows is a distant memory. For about 15 years, Proctor has been a regular customer of Theresa Cangialosi, an aromatherapist who now owns SoBotanical aromatherapy bar in Federal Hill. Using diffusers and humidifiers, Proctor scents her home with the shop's essential oils, infusing the air with a variety of scents, from citrus to eucalyptus, and lifting her mood at the same time.
NEWS
By Elizabeth Large and Elizabeth Large,Sun Staff | March 17, 2002
What if your kitchen counters could smell like the herbs you cook with, and your sheets like fresh-cut grass? What if your household products were so decorative you wouldn't want to put them under the sink? For homemakers who like to pamper themselves with small touches of luxury and are willing to pay for them, manufacturers have come out with high-end lines that look as good as they clean and smell even better. They have names like Citrus Mint Ylang Ylang Dish Soap Liquid and Basil-Verbena Window Wash with Essential Oils.
NEWS
By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,Special to the Sun; King Features Syndicate | September 9, 2001
Q. I read your column about Vicks VapoRub as a treatment for toenail fungus. I tried it, and it worked beautifully. Within two months, my nail looked normal with an application every other night before going to bed. That was almost a year ago, and it still looks fine. I continue to put the Vicks on once a week, if I remember. My nail was awful for years before I read of this remedy, so I thank you. A. Not everyone gets as good a response as you did, but we are delighted so many of our readers report success using Vicks VapoRub against nail fungus.
NEWS
By Joe Graedon, and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon, and Teresa Graedon,Special to the Sun; King Features Syndicate | May 28, 2000
Q. Thank you for suggesting almond oil for fingernails. This remedy is fantastic. In just a month, my nails have improved 100 percent. They are stronger, longer and don't split in layers like they did in the past. I don't know if it is the oil or the massage of the cuticle as I rub the oil in. Also, I wonder if any oil, not just almond oil, would work, but I'm not about to experiment. A. We are pleased that almond oil helped your nails. Other readers have reported benefit from Hoofmaker and Elon Nail Conditioner, so we suspect that any good moisturizer can be beneficial.
NEWS
By Joe Graedon, and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon, and Teresa Graedon,Special to the Sun; King Features Syndicate | April 9, 2000
Q. I have an excellent use for Vicks VapoRub: mosquito bites! It not only stops the itch right away, but the bite disappears. A. Thanks for the tip. We can't believe all the different uses people have for Vicks VapoRub. This old-time chest rub contains essential oils such as camphor, menthol, eucalyptus oil, cedarleaf oil, nutmeg oil, petrolatum, thymol and turpentine oil. We don't know which of these might be helpful for mosquito bites. You can read about other uses for Vicks VapoRub at www.peoplespharmacy.
NEWS
By Joe Graedon, and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon, and Teresa Graedon,Special to the Sun; King Features Syndicate | February 21, 1999
Q. I saw a story on television about a person who fell into a coma after combining kava with Xanax. I am very concerned about this because my niece's doctor recently prescribed Xanax for her nerves. She occasionally takes kava to help her get to sleep. I have asked her to stop taking the kava for now, and she has, but her insomnia is back. How serious is this combination?A. Kava is a root from the South Pacific that has been used for centuries to induce relaxation. This herb has become very popular in this country for relieving anxiety and insomnia.
FEATURES
By Diane Winston | March 14, 1991
Think bar. Think smell. Think smoke, sweat and beer.Now think again.At Turner's, a modest-looking watering hole in Federal Hill, the air smells sweet. A scent, gently tickling the brain, pricks the edge of memory. Sometimes it's cedar, redolent of winter holidays. Other times it's eucalyptus, Mother's warm compresses on the chest.Customers at the bar keep time to Motown and swill their beer. It's relaxed here and the regulars say it has something to do with the small, cream-colored machine gurgling behind the bar."
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By Joe Graedon, and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon, and Teresa Graedon,Special to the Sun; King Features Syndicate | April 30, 2000
Q. I have a scalp condition for which I have used Nizoral for years. It also affects my facial skin and eyebrows, causing scaling and itching. I have used a prescription cortisone cream for this, but it is no longer very effective. After reading in your column about the person who used Vicks for bad dandruff, I tried it on my face and had almost immediate results. The scales in the nose creases disappeared overnight. The scaling on my forehead and in my eyebrows is also disappearing, but more slowly.
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By Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon and Joe Graedon and Teresa Graedon,Special to the Sun | May 25, 2003
You have often mentioned unusual uses for Vicks VapoRub. I decided to try it on my cracked heels. For the past three years I have applied every possible cream, but nothing worked until I used Vicks. Amazingly, in a couple of applications, deep and painful cracks healed. The only drawback: The cracks return if I stop. Vicks VapoRub contains many essential oils in a base of petroleum jelly. If plain petrolatum (such as Vaseline) doesn't help your cracked heels, the essential oils might be playing a role.
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