Herbal Information Sheet: Bacopa

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BACOPA (Bacopa monnieri)                                                                                                             Excerpted from: The Way of Ayurvedic Herbs By Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa and Michael Tierra   “In India, Gotu Kola is often used interchangeably with another similar herb, Bacopa.  Both are called Brahmi.  These two plants are not very well distinguished in the […]

Four Facts about Lavender you Might not have Known

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The Other Uses of St. John’s Wort

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by Cheryl Hoard   An ornament of meadows, St. John’s Wort, Hypericum perforatum, is a beautiful, yellow-blooming shrub which doesn’t demand much for its survival. It makes itself available even for those living at an altitude of 10,000 feet where many other plants refuse to live. Often found growing comfortably in woods basking in speckled […]

Essential Oil Profile: Basil

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by Amelia E. Stone, RN   Common Name: Basil (ct. linalool) Latin Binomial: Optimum basilicum L. Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae) Other Common Names: Sweet basil and common basil Production Method: steam-distilled Countries of Origin: tropical Asia and Africa, Egypt Typical Constituents: Linalool (34.4%), Eugenol (33.7%), Linoleic & linolenic acids (9.7%), 1,8-Cineole (3.1%), T-Cadinol (1.9%), Palmitic acid […]

Essential Oil Profile: Geranium

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by Amelia E. Stone, RN   Common Name: Geranium Latin Binomial: Pelargonium odorantissimum/graveolens Family: Geraniaceae Other Common Names: Rose geranium, Sweet scented geranium Production Method: Steam Distillation Countries of Origin: Algeria, Morocco, China, Egypt, and Reunion Typical Constituents: Citronellol (36.5-39.1%), Citronellyl formate (9.2-10.1%), Geraniol (8.7-8.9%), Guaia-6,9-diene (6.5-6.8%), Isomenthone (5.4-5.7%), Linalool (3.6-3.9%), Menthone (1.4-2.4%), Geranyl formate […]

Red Sage Classical Chinese Formulas

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CLASSICAL CHINESE HERBAL FORMULAS Are Now Available at Cheryl's Herbs We are pleased to announce the availability of these custom made tinctures. The need for such products is evident due to shortcomings in quality and concentration of patent formulas from China. Red Sage's exclusive, highly effective Classical Chinese Herbal Formulas are based on thousands of […]