LOBELIA (Lobelia inflata)                                             Excerpted from:  The Book of Herbal Wisdom, Using Plants as Medicines By Matthew Wood   “Herbs are so darn peculiar!  I have long enjoyed the homeopathic model. By placing the […]

The leaves are changing and it's getting a tad bit chillier! Fall is here! Keep your nose clear, your allergies at bay, and warm tea in your cup! We've crafted a list of some must have herbs and products for this Fall season! 


by Amelia E. Hoard, RN Common Name: Cinnamon (Bark) Synonyms: Cinnamomum verum J. Presl. Latin Binomial: Cinnamomum zeylanicum Blume Family: Lauracea Production Method: steam or water distillation with cohabitation Countries of Origin: Native to Sri Lanka, India, and Southeast Asia Typical Constituents: [E]-Cinnmaldehyde (63.1-75.7%), Eugenol (2.0-13.3%), [E]-Cinnamyl acetate (0.3-10.6%), Linalool (0.2-7.0%), b-Caryophyllene (1.3-5.8%), r-Cymene (1.7-2.5%), […]

by Amelia E. Hoard, RN   Common Name: Cajeput Synonyms: cajuput, white tea tree, swamp tea tree, punk tree, paperbark tree, M. minor Latin Binomial: Melaleuca cajeputi Family: Myrtaceae Production Method: Steam distilled from the fresh leaves and twigs. Countries of Origin: Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Java, Australia and south east Asia Typical Constituents: […]

by Amelia E. Hoard, RN   Common Name: Birch (Sweet) Essential Oil Synonyms:  B. capinefolia, cherry birch, southern birch, mahogony birch, mountain mahogany Latin Binomial: Betula lenta Family: Betulaceae Production Method: steam distillation of bark Countries of Origin: Canada and USA (mailnly Pennsylvania) Typical Constituents: Methyl salicylate (90.4%), Ethyl salicylate (5.5%),  Linalyl acetate (1.1%) Description […]

by Amelia E. Hoard, RN   Common Name: Bay Synonyms: laurel, bay sweet, true bay, Mediterranean bay, and West Indian bay Latin Binomial: Laurus nobilis Family: Lauraceae Production Method: steam distillation of leaves and branchlets Countries of Origin: Southwest Asia, Mediterranean region, West India Typical Constituents: Eugenol (44.4-56.2%), b-Myrcene (6.4-25.0%), Chavicol (9.3-21.6%), Linalool (1.7-6.0%), [+]-Limonene […]