by Amelia E. Hoard, RN   Common Name: Catnip Synonyms: catmint Latin Binomial: Nepeta cataria L. Family: Lamiaceae Production Method: steam distilled Countries of Origin: Europe, USA Typical Constituents: Nepetalactone isomers (12.7-84%), Nepetalic acid (1.2-43%), Dihydronepetalactone (0-25.0%), b-Caryophyllene (6.2-24.6%), Caryophyllene oxide (14.3-19.4%), [E]-b-Farnesene (0-2.1%), Humulene oxide (1.0-1.6%), Piperitone (0-1.5%), a-Caryophyllene (0-1.3%), b-Elemene (0-1.2%), 3-Hexenyl ester […]

It's important to stay cool in these warm months. Remembering to stay hydrated is the single most important thing one can do to stay healthy and active when the sun is beating down. What else? Well…


Here's a collection of herbs, products, and articles that our Production Manager, Maria Roderick and our employees hold as their must have summer items.   Making Tea From Freshly Cut Herbs by Maria Roderick Nothing beats a glass of cold tea during a St. Louis Summer, learn how from the best! Catnip Summer Spray Keep […]

The Abuse of Ma Huang (Ephedra sinica) by Jeff Actions and Energetics of Some Common North American Trees by Laurel Redmon Alternatives to Hormone Replacement Therapy by Cheryl Aromatic & Herbal Remedies for Animals by Cheryl Aromatherapy (Essential Oils) and Herbs for SARS by Jeff & Cheryl Catnip as Mosquito Repellent by Jeff Do You […]

Top Ten Things to Know About Aromatherapy 1) Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils and their hydrosols for health and well-being.   2) Essential oils are used in inhalations and skin applications.   3) Essential oils effect the physical body and the mind.   4) Essential oils must be diluted before applying to the […]



QUESTION: Please let me know if there are any oils that can be diffused in a room to keep mosquitoes at bay. ANSWER: Here is a list of essential oils I have read mentioned by various authors to repel insects: Basil, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cajeput, Cedarwood, Cinnamon, Clove, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, […]

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