Essential Oil Profile: Cinnamon (Bark)

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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%), […]

Essential Oil Profile: Cassia

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by Amelia E. Hoard, RN   Common Name: Cassia Synonyms: Chinese cinnamon, false cinnamon, cassia cinnamon, cassia lignea, C. aromaticum, Laurus cassia Latin Binomial: Cinnamomum cassia Family: Lauraceae Production Method: steam distilled leaves and twigs Countries of Origin: Native to southeastern China Typical Constituents: [E]-Cinnamaldehyde (73.2-89.4%), [Z]-Cinnamaldehyde (0.8%-12.3%), [E]-Cinnamyl acetate, Benzaldehyde (0.4-2.3%),  2-Phenylethyl acetate (0.4-2.3%), a-Terpineol […]

Essential Oil Profile: Calamus

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by Amelia E. Hoard, RN   Common Name: Calamus Synonyms: East Asian Calamus, Jammu calamus, sweet flag, Calamus aromaticus, sweet root, sweet rush, sweet myrtle, myrtle grass, myrtle sedge, cinnamon sedge Latin Binomial: Acorus calamus var. angustatus Family: Araceae Production Method: steam distilled roots Countries of Origin: India, Russia, Nepal, China some varities are found […]

Essential Oil Profile: Bay

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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 […]

Herbal Survival Guide: Winter

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A small collection of recipes, articles, and products to make this winter an easier experience on us all.

 

SARS

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HERBS & ESSENTIAL OILS FOR SARS   By   Cheryl Hoard   As one physician put it in a recent national television interview about Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), now is the time to "live well". This doctor describes living well as eating wholesome foods, exercise and stop smoking. A few weeks before this TV […]