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Therapeutic uses of Essential oils.

The following list is just a start in your quest for the Uses of Essential oils and has been gathered from many sources and from personal experience. Please read this page before using any item mentioned in these pages

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**Oil to Symptom List**Symptom to Oil List**

The following Lists are courtesy of Jamie and Mark

The following oils may assist in alleviating the complaints featured. This is not a comprehensive list nor is it considered to be a prescription for the named complaint.

Angelica

Herb Seeds Roots
Cough, Cold, Fever, Flatulence Indigestion

Aniseed

Herb Seed Pod
Indigestion, Coughs, Bronchitis, Catarrh

Apricot Kernel Oil

From the kernel
premature skin aging, inflammation, dryness use 100% minerals and vitamins

Avocado Pear Oil

From the fruit
dry skin, eczema Add 10% to base oil vitamins, protein, lecithin, fatty acids

Basil

Herb: Whole Plant
Bronchitis, Fatigue, Colds, Loss of concentration, Migraine, gout, Aches & Pains Depression, Fainting, Mental Fatigue, Migraine, Nausea, Nervous Tension Stimulating

Bay

Tree Leaves
Sprains, Colds Flu, Insomnia, Rheumatism, Antiseptic, Decongestant, Tonic

Benzoin

Tree Trunk
Coughs, Itching, Arthritis, Colds, Sedative

Bergamot

Peel of fruit
Fevers, Acne, Tension, Wounds, Coughs, Stress, Antidepressant Uplifting

Birch

Tree Bark
Gout, Rheumatism, Eczema, Ulcers

Black Pepper

Vine Berries
Colds, Aches, Influence, Flatulence, Rheumatism

Bois de Rose

Tree Wood
Tonic, Coughs, Headaches, antidepressant

Borage

Seed Oil
PMT, MS Menopause, Heart disease, Psoriasis, Eczema, premature aging, regenerates skin 10% dilution gamma acid, vitamins, minerals

Cajeput

Tree Antiseptic, Pain Reliever, Lung Congestion, Neuralgia, Acne

Carrot

Root, Seeds Gout, Ulcers, Flatulence, Eczema, Psoriasis, Diuretic

Carrot Oil

Carrots Premature Aging, itching dryness psoriasis 10% in base oil vitamins, minerals, beta-carotene

Cedarwood

Tree-Wood Bronchitis, Catarrh, Acne, Arthritis, Diuretic Lung Congestion, Eczema, Encourages Sexual Response

Chamomile

Nervous conditions, Insomnia, antibacterial, disinfectant, anti-inflammatory teething, sunburn, psoriasis, eczema, asthma, hay fever, diarrhea, sprains, nausea, fever, depression Contain azulene (Uplifting), Toning

Chamomile Mataricaria

Chamomile Herb, Flowers, Leaves Nerves, Migraine, Acne, Inflammation, Insomnia, Menstrual Problems, Dermatitis Eczema, Psoriasis, Inflammatory Diseases, Burns, Nervous Tension, Neuralgia, Insomnia, Contains Azulene

Chamomile Roman

Athemis Nobilis Herb Flowers Leaves Nerves Migraine, Acne Inflammation Insomnia Menstrual Problems, Dermatitis

Champhor

Tree Wood Coughs, Colds, Fevers, Rheumatism, Arthritis, Stimulating

Cinnamon

Anti-viral Antiseptic, Circulatory, Heart, Digestive, Respiratory Stimulant. Antispasmodic, Aphrodisiac, anti-venom eugenol--antiseptic

Cinnamon

Tree Twigs Leaves Flu, Rheumatism, Warts, Coughs, Colds, Viral infections

Citronella

Grass Insecticide, Deodorant, Tonic, Stimulant

Clary-sage

Herb Flowering Tops Depression, Nerves, Sore Throat, Aches and Pains, Debility, Sedative Uplifting

Clove

antibacterial, antiseptic, analgesic, toothache, digestive problems, muscular disorders, asthma, nausea, sinusitis, sedative, nerve tension, general weakness, Antispasmodic do not use undiluted on skin

Clove

Tree - Flower Buds Nausea, Flatulence, Bronchitis Arthritis Rheumatism Toothache, Diarrhea, Infections Analgesic, Antiseptic

Coriander

Herb - Seeds of ripe fruit, leaves Indigestion, influenza Fatigue rheumatism Flatulence Nervousness Analgesic

Corn Oil

Corn Soothing on all skins 100% protein, vitamins, minerals C

umin

Herb - Seeds, Fruit Indigestion, Headache, Liver Problems, Stimulant

Cypress

Leaves & Shoots anti-viral, Astringent, antispasmodic, Coughs, rheumatism, Flu, Wounds, Muscle Nerve Tens Veins

Cypress

Tree - Leaves Twig Menopausal Problems, circulatory Conditions, Rheumatism, Colds, Whooping Cough, Nervous Tension, Hemorrhoids, Wounds, Astringent

Dill

Herb - Seeds Fruit Flatulence, Indigestion, Constipation, Nervousness, Gastric Upsets, Headaches

Eucalyptus

distilled Cooling, protecting, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibiotic, diuretic, analgesic, deodorizing, coughs, cystitis, candida, diabetes, sunburn

Eucalyptus

Tree - Leaves Twigs Sore Throats, Coughs, Bronchitis, Sinusitis, Skin Infections, Ulcers, Sores, Rheumatism Aches & Pains, Antiseptic, Anti-inflammatory

Eucalyptus Lemon

Tree - Leaves Twigs Dandruff, Scabs, Sores, Candida, Asthma, Fever, Fungal infections, Skin Infections Sore Throats

Eucalyptus Peppermint

Tree - Leaves Twigs Ulcers, Sores, Coughs, Colds, Fever, Respiratory Problems, Viral Infections, Headaches, Flu, Rheumatism, Arthritis

Eucalyptus Radiata

Tree - Leaves Twigs Viral Infections, Colds, Coughs, Bronchitis, Whooping Cough, Rheumatism, Muscular Strains. Antiseptic

Evening Primrose Oil

PMT, MS, menopausal problems, heart disease, psoriasis, eczema, prevents premature aging 10% gamma lineolenic acid, vitamins, minerals

Fennel

Herb - Seeds Digestive Problems, Menopausal Problems, Obesity, Constipation, Kidney Stones, Nausea Diuretic

Frankincense

Tree -- Bark Sores, Wounds, Fevers, Coughs, Colds, Stress, Bronchitis, Laryngitis, Nervous Conditions, Tension Plant -- Bark Bronchitis, Respiratory Problems, Swelling Inflammations, Tension, Nervous Conditions

Geranium

chilblains, cosmetic, endometriosis, menopause, diabetes, throat infections, nerve tonic, sedative, uterine & breast cancer, frostbite, infertility, antiseptic, astringent, skin Skin toner, Adrenal Hormones, Relaxing, Uplifting, Moisturizing, Toning

Ginger

Root Stimulating, Rheumatism, Muscular Aches, Pains, Sprains, Broken Bones, Colds, Nausea, Diarrhea, Alcoholism, Digestive Disorders

Grapefruit

Tree - Rind Lethargy, Tonic, Obesity, Kidney & Liver Problems, Migraine, Antidepressant, Aid in Drug Withdrawal Treatment

Grapeseed Oil

all skins 100% base oil vitamins, minerals, protein

Hazelnut Oil

from the kernel slight astringent base oil 100% vitamins, minerals, protein

Hops

Plant - Buds & Flowers Neuralgia, Bruising, Menstrual & Menopausal Problems, Rheumatism, Nerves, Diuretic, Sedative Analgesic

Hyssop

Herb - leaves & Flowering Tops Bruises, Rheumatism, Arthritis, Coughs, Colds, Sore Throats, Viruses, Blood Pressure Circulation, Nervous Tension, Asthma, Tonic

Immortelle

Flower - Flowering Tops Bacterial Infections, Rheumatism, Muscle Aches, Weakness, Lethargy, Depression, Respiration, Colds, Flu, Fever, Fungicide

Inula odorata

anti-viral

Jasmine

Bush - Flowers Nervous Tension, Depression, Menstrual Problems, Laryngitis, Anxiety, Lethargy, Relaxant

Jojoba Oil

from the bean inflammation, psoriases, eczema, acne, hair care, penetrates 10% protein, minerals, waxy collagen like substance

Juniper

Tree/Bush - Berries Tonic for nervous system, digestive stimulant, Diuretic, Acne, Coughs, Ulcers, Fatigue, Rheumatism, Sores, Urinary Infections

Lavender

Burns, prevents scarring, antibiotic, antidepressant, sedative, immunoactive, Wounds, relaxing, Moisturizing, Antiseptic, Toning, Eczema, Tension, Insomnia, Asthma, Rheumatism, Arthritis, Bacterial Conditions, Headaches, Dermatitis, Fainting

Lemon Grass

Grass - Whole Plant Antiseptic, Infections, Headaches, Sore Throats, Respiration, Fevers, Tonic, Insect Repellent

Lemon Oil

Tree Rind of Fruit water purifier, antiseptic, antibacterial oil, verrucas, insect bites, tension headaches, lymphatic tonic, digestive stimulant, disperse cellulite, slimming, anti wrinkle Diuretic, Stimulating, Anxiety, Astringent, Antiseptic, BP Vitamin C, Carotene (A) Bioflavonoids

Lime

Tree - Rind Fevers, Rheumatism, Sore Throats, Headaches, Anorexia, Alcoholism, Depression, Anxiety Astringent, Tonic

Mace

Tree - Peel of Fruit Indigestion, Weakness, Bacterial Infections, Gout, Rheumatism, Arthritis, Circulation

Mandarin

Tree - Rind Insomnia, Nervousness, Liver Problems, Digestion, Anxiety, Tonic, Tranquilizer

Marjoram

Herb - Flowering Tops Relaxing, Sprains, Bruises, Colds, Rheumatism, Intestinal, Cramps, Menstrual Problems Anxiety, Asthma, Bronchitis, Insomnia, Circulation, Muscular Disorders

Melissa

Herb - Leaves Relaxing, Nervousness, Bacterial & Fungal Infections, Diarrhea, Eczema, Sedative Cardiac Tonic

Myrrh

Tree - Bark/Resin Antiseptic, Astringent, Tonic, Healing Agent, Dermatitis Coughs, Mouth and skin ulcers, Bacterial & Fungal Infections

Neroli

Blossoms-Bitter Orange Tree Antidepressant, Aphrodisiac, Antiseptic, Digestive Aid, Sedative, Bacterial Infections, Bronchitis, Diarrhea, Fungicide, Insomnia, Relaxing, Moisturizing

Niaouli

Leaves and stems Melaeleuca Tree Antiseptic, Soothing Agents, Pain Reliever, Decongestant Gomenol
Bush - Leaves, Twigs Anti-viral, Wounds, Infections, Bacterial Disease, Sore Throats, Burns, Respiration, Acne

Nutmeg

Tree - Seed Nausea, Vomiting, Muscle Aches, Rheumatism, Arthritis, Nervousness, Insomnia, Cardio Stimulant

Olive Oil

rheumatic conditions, hair care, soothes 10% protein, minerals, vitamins

Orange

Tree - Rind of Fruit Depression, Anxiety, Constipation, Nervous Conditions, Muscular Spasm, Tonic, Sedative Antiseptic

Oregano

Herb - Leaves & Flowering Tops Anti-viral, Bronchitis, Rheumatism, Respiration, Muscle Pain, Digestion

Palma Rosa

Grass Skin infections, Anorexia, Tonic

Parsley

Herb -- Seeds Nervous Conditions, Kidney Problems, Menstrual and Menopausal Problems, Sedative, Diuretic

Patchouli

Plant Antidepressant, Sedative, Aphrodisiac Anxiety, Acne, Eczema, Herpes, Ulcers (Skin) "Tired Skin"

Patchouli

Plant - Leaves Skin Inflammations, Fungal infections, Acne, Eczema, Dandruff, Antiseptic, Diuretic Insecticide

Peanut Oil

100% base oil protein, vitamins, minerals

Peppermint

Herb - Whole Plant Inflammation, Nausea, Indigestion, Fevers, Flatulence, Headaches Migraine, Liver Problems Arthritis, Stimulant

Peppermint

digestive, respiration, circulation, anti-inflammatiory, antiseptic, gas, flu, migraine, Fatigue, Migraine, Asthma, Bronchitis, Stimulating

Petitgrain

Tree - Leaves, Twigs Anxiety, Insomnia, Depression, Antiseptic, Tonic, Aids Convalescence

Pimento

Tree - Berries, Twigs Flatulence, Indigestion, Cramps, Intestinal Problems, Colds, Rheumatism, Muscular Strains, Depression, Tonic, Tranquilizer

Pine

Needles, Bark, Berries Antiseptic, Diuretic, Stimulant adrenal glands, Bladder, Kidney, Chest infections, Infections, Fatigue, Rheumatism, Gout, Flu, Bronchitis, Muscle Pain, Diuretic, Respiration Sore Throats, Colds, Circulation, Muscle pain Turpentine

Ravensara

Bush - Leaves Viral Infections, Liver Infections, Lung Infections, Respiratory Problems, Antiseptic

Red thyme

anti-viral

Rose

Flower Depression, aphrodisiac, Female organ regulator, astringent, Sedative, Heart tonic, Stomach Liver, Uterus, Nausea, Headache, Insomnia, Skin Care, Relaxing, Toning Moisturizing, Antiseptic

Rose Bulger (Bulgarian)

Bush - Flowers Petals Anxiety, Depression, Circulatory Problems, Menopausal Problems, Antiseptic, Tonic

Rose Maroc (Morocco)

Bush - Flowers, Petals Menstrual Disorders, Depression, Stress, Tension, Circulatory Conditions, Tonic, Sedative

Rosemary

Herb - Physical & Mental stimulant, muscular conditions, antiseptic, sprains, arthritis rheumatism, depression, fatigue, memory loss, migraine, flue, diabetes, hair care, Antiseptic Stimulating, Toning

Sage

Herb - Plant Tonic, Antiseptic, Diuretic, Blood Pressure, Female Reproductive System, Sores Fatigue, Nervousness, Asthma, Bronchitis, Low Blood Pressure, Bacterial Infections, Rheumatism, Arthritis, Sprains, Fibrosis, Astringent

Sandalwood

Tree Antiseptic, Tonic, Aphrodisiac, Fatigue, Impotence, Relaxing, Uplifting, Acne, Cystitis, Moisturizing, Menstrual Problems, Skin Infections, Fungal & Bacterial Infections, Sedative

Sesame Oil

psoriasis, eczema, rheumatism, arthritis 10 % dilution vitamins, minerals, proteins, lecithin, amino acids

Soya Bean Oil

100 % base oil protein, minerals, vitamins

Spearmint

Herb - Leaves, Flowering Tops Flatulence, Indigestion, Intestinal Cramps, Fevers, Nausea, Colic, Hemorrhoids

Sunflower, Oil

base oil 100 % vitamins, minerals

Sweet Almond oil

From the kernel itching, soreness, dryness, inflammation use 100% Glucosides, minerals, vitamins, protein

Tagetes

Plant - Flowers Fungal Infections, Skin Infections, Cuts, Sprains, Strains, Wounds, Circulation Antiseptic

Tangerine

Uplifting

Tea Tree

Tree - Leaves, Twigs anti-viral, anti-fungal, antibacterial, Antiseptic, Colds, Influenza, Cold Sores, Warts Verrucas, Inflammation, Acne, Burns, Candida, Shock, Hysteria

Thyme Red (Vulgaris)

Herb - Leaves, Flowering Tops Bacterial Infections, Urinary Infections, Rheumatism, Lethargy, Sores, Wounds, Stimulant Tonic, Raises Immunity

Thyme Red (Vulgaris)

Thyme linalol anti-viral, eliminates toxic wastes, whooping cough, warts, neuralgia, fatigue, acne, Hair & skin care, cooking, antiseptic powders, Fatigue, Skin Inflammation, Antiseptic Only diluted, overuse causes thyroid problems

Valerian

Plant - Roots Sedative, Calming, Nervous Conditions, Trembling, Neuralgia, Insomnia, Palpitations Sedative, Tranquilizer

Vetiver

Roots of Grass Calming, Anxiety, Nervous Tension, Insomnia, Rheumatism, Muscle Relaxant, Antiseptic, Tonic

Violet

Leaves Plant - Leaves Inflammations, Kidney Problems, Obesity, Skin Infections, Fibrosis, Rheumatism Analgesic and Liver Decongestant

Wheat germ Oil

eczema, psoriasis, premature aging, 10% dilution protein, minerals, vitamins

Wintergreen

Herb - Stimulating

Yarrow

Herb - Leaves, Flowering Tops Inflammations, Cramps, Constipation, Circulation, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Menstrual Problems Astringent

Ylang-Ylang

Tree-Flowers Sedative, Antiseptic, Aphrodisiac, High Blood Pressure, Intestinal Infections, Impotence Uplifting, Moisturizing, Anxiety, Depression, Sedative, Tonic

**Oil to Symptom List**Symptom to Oil List**

Physical. Mental, Spiritual and Emotional

ABCESSES

Lavender, Tea Tree

ABDOMINAL CRAMPS

Lavender, Clary Sage

ACCUMULATION OF TOXINS

Birch, Carrot Seed, Juniper

ACNE

Bergamot, Chamomile, Geranium, Lavender, Palmarosa , Patchouli, Sandalwood, Tea Tree

AGEING SKIN

Frankincense

ALLERGIES

Chamomile, Lavender , Melissa, Patchouli

AMENORRHOEA (Missing or scanty periods)

Basil, Clary Sage, Marjoram, Myrrh

ARTHRITIS

Benzoin, Birch, Black Pepper, Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Juniper

ASTHMA

Clary Sage , Cypress, Frankincense, Lavender , Marjoram

ATHLETES FOOT

Tea Tree, Myrrh

BOILS

Bergamot, Chamomile, Lavender

BRONCHIAL INFECTIONS

(Including Colds, Flu & Bronchitis) Basil, Benzoin, Cajeput, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Frankincense , Ginger, Immortelle, Lavender, Marjoram, Myrtle , Peppermint, Pine Needle, Sandalwood, Tea Tree , Thyme

BRUISES

Fennel, Lavender , Parsley Seed

BURNS

Lavender

CATARRH

Eucalyptus, Lavender , Pine Needle, Thyme

CELLULITIS

Birch, Fennel, Geranium,Grapefruit

CHILBLAINS

Black Pepper, Lemon, Marjoram

CHILDRENS TUMMY UPSETS

Mandarin

COLD SORES

Bergamot , Eucalyptus, Tea Tree

COLIC

Black Pepper, Chamomile, Marjoram , Peppermint

CONGESTED SKIN

Geranium, Grapefruit

CONSTIPATION

Black Pepper

COUGHS

Benzoin, Cedarwood, Eucalyptus , Ginger, Immortelle, Marjoram, Myrtle , Pine Needle, Tea Tree , Thyme

CRACKED & CHAPPED SKIN

Benzoin, Myrrh, Patchouli

CUTS

Benzoin, Chamomile , Lemon

CYSTITIS

Bergamot, Lavender, Sandalwood

DANDRUFF

Lavender , Patchouli

DERMATITIS

Birch, Chamomile , Immortelle, Lavender, Palmarosa

DIARRHOEA

Griping pains:-Cardamon Seed, Peppermint

DRY SKIN

Geranium (esp. with oily patches), Sandalwood

DYSMENORRHOEA (Painful periods/menstrual cramps)

Basil, Chamomile, Clary Sage , Cypress, Lavender, Marjoram

DYSPEPSIA

Basil, Lavender, Marjoram

ECZEMA

Bergamot , Birch, Chamomile , Immortelle, Lavender , Melissa, Patchouli

FLATULENCE

Cardamon Seed, Lime

GOUT

Benzoin, Carrot Seed, Juniper , Lemon, Rosemary

GREASY SKIN

Lemon, Sandalwood, Tea Tree

HAEMORRHOIDS (Piles)

Cypress , Parsley Seed

HAIR CARE

Birch, Rosemary

HEARTBURN

Cardamon Seed

HERPES

Tea Tree

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

(Hypertension) Lavender, Marjoram, Ylang Ylang

INDIGESTION

Cardamon Seed, Chamomile, Orange

INFLAMED JOINTS

Chamomile

INFLAMMATION

Benzoin, Chamomile, Lavender

INSECT BITES & STINGS

Basil, Chamomile, Lavender, Tea Tree

LARYNGITIS AND SORE THROATS

Benzoin, Ginger, Lavender , Thyme

LEUCORRHOEA (White vaginal discharge)

Bergamot, Lavender, Myrrh

LUMBAGO

Marjoram

MENOPAUSAL PROBLEMS

Cypress, Geranium

MENORRHAGIA (Heavy periods)

Cypress

METRORRHAGIA (Bleeding between periods)

Frankincense

MUSCULAR ACHES AND PAINS

Basil, Black Pepper,Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Grapefruit , Immortelle, Lavender, Marjoram, Rosemary

NAUSEA

Cardamon Seed, Chamomile

NEURALGIA

Chamomile

OBESITY

Birch, Fennel

OEDEMA/WATER RETENTION

Birch, Carrot Seed , Fennel, Grapefruit

PMT/PMS

Geranium , Juniper, Lavender , Melissa

POOR CIRCULATION

Black Pepper, Ginger , Pine Needle, Rosemary

PRURITIS

Bergamot, Myrrh, Tea Tree

PSORIASIS

Bergamot , Birch

PYORRHOEA

Fennel

RASHES

Chamomile

RHEUMATISM

Benzoin, Birch, Chamomile, Eucalyptus , Ginger, Juniper, Lavender, Marjoram, Rosemary

RINGWORM

Myrrh

SCARS

Frankincense , Petitgrain, Lavender

SINUSITIS

Pine Needle

SKIN CARE

Carrot Seed, Cedarwood, Palmarosa, Rosewood

SORES

Eucalyptus, Lavender

SPOTS

Lavender, Tea Tree

SPRAINS & STRAINS

Chamomile, Lavender

STOMACH CRAMPS

Clary Sage, Peppermint

STRETCH MARKS

Mandarin, Lavender

SWEATY FEET

Cypress

TEETHING PAIN

Chamomile

THRUSH

Tea Tree

TOOTHACHE

Cajeput, Chamomile

URETHRITIS

Cedarwood, Tea Tree

VAGINITIS

Tea Tree

VARICOSE VEINS

Cypress

VERRUCCAS, CORNS & WARTS

Lemon, Tea Tree

WEEPY SKIN CONDITIONS

Myrrh

WOUNDS

Chamomile , Lemon, Myrrh, Tea Tree

Physical. Mental, Spiritual and Emotional

MENTAL, SPIRITUAL AND EMOTIONAL

ANGER

Ylang Ylang

ANXIETY

Bergamot , Petitgrain

BOREDOM

Lemongrass

DEPRESSION

Basil, Bergamot , Immortelle, Lavender , Lime, Sandalwood

DULL DAYS

Grapefruit, Lemongrass, Lime , Orange

GRIEF

Melissa

HEADACHE

Chamomile, Lavender

NERVOUS EXHAUSTION & FATIGUE

Basil, Peppermint, Rosemary

INSOMNIA

Chamomile, Lavender, Marjoram

LOSS OF APPETITE

Bergamot

MIGRAINE

Lavender

NERVOUS TENSION & STRESS

Benzoin, Bergamot, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Lavender, Sandalwood, Vetivert

VERTIGO

Lavender, Peppermint

SHOCK

Peppermint , Petitgrain

FEVERS

Eucalyptus , Lemongrass

INSECT REPELLENT

Lemongrass; Citronella, Lavender


Tips and Favourites from you!


From starla_lacy@tcpl.ca

Here is my tip of the week - the seasonal summer cold is going around Calgary-(I have two young daughters who bring everything home from school)-so I placed filter cloth beneath all of our air registers in the house and added oil of elemi (phillipine) as a first defense against germs. Knock on wood, we have all remained healthy and it has added a nice fresh smell as a bonus.

My favorite scent is, without a doubt, neroli. I was fortunate enough to buy three minature orange trees this past winter and they have unexpectedly continued to bloom continually for the last six months. They are only about 30 cm tall but are powerful enough to send their aroma to the front door! If you can find them, I would highly recommend the purchase!


Graham Sorenson
Nature's Gifts
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Llanharan,
Mid Glamorgan,
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Wales, U.K.
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