All my life I have been told to use over the counter medications or prescription drugs for any ailment I have. While I understand the need for some medications, I refuse to pop a pill for just anything. With all the antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria, viruses and disease, it's time we learn about alternatives. They can be as potent as, or better than "drugs". Most drugs these days are man-made, synthetic versions of the components in essential oils. I would rather use the unaltered, untouched, pure version anyway.