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My Wandering Cat Brought Home Some Fleas


Author: Margaret C.
Skill: Herbalist
Date: 09-11-2013
Views: 4,106
Word Count: 104
Questions Received: 2
Testimonial ID: 8894-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 1

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My inside cat got outside and did not come back for 2 days. When he did come back home, he brought home a case of fleas.

I got out my essential oils reference book and found out that Eucalyptus oil would control the fleas. Sure enough, after 2 applications of 1 drop each on the back of his neck, he is flea free.

So now each week I put 1 drop of Eucalyptus on him and he has been clean all summer. No more scratching at himself at all.

This will always be my treatment and no need to buy the toxic chemicals at the vets.


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Additional keyword(s) assigned by the editor: animals, cats, deterrent, feline, felines, flee, flees, repellant, repellent, tick, ticks, veterinarian.

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Supporting Scientific Study
insect-deterrent - "Thujaplicin, a minor component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki], showed rather strong antifungal activity against seven kinds of plant-pathogenic fungi.... Thujaplicin and hinokitiol (the major component of Aomori Hiba [Hinoki]) also showed clear antibacterial activity against Legionella pneumophila SG 1 and L. pneumophila SG 3 [Legionnaires disease, pneumonia].... This compound showed strong insecticidal activity against Reticulitermes speratus [termites], and it also had clear acaricidal [ticks, mites] activity against Dermatophagoides farinae [house dust mites].... [T]he strong cytotoxic effect of Thujaplicin on murine P388 lymphocytic leukemia cell line [CLL, chronic lymphocytic leukemia] should be emphasized...."Link

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