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Essential Oil Profile: Basil

January 15, 2015

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 […]

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Essential Oil Profile: Geranium

January 14, 2015

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 […]

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Quick Article Directory

November 17, 2014

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 […]

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Aromatherapy Information

November 15, 2014

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 […]

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Weight Loss

November 12, 2014

QUESTION: I am interested in trying to lose the 35 or so pounds I have gained due to a back injury. I have tried over-the-counter type diet pills but they don’t really do anything for me. There are just to many web sites that are trying to sell the so-called ‘easy way’ to lose weight, […]

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Thyme Oil and Anthrax

November 12, 2014

QUESTION: I just received a note from somebody claiming that thyme essential oil is a treatment for anthrax. Can you comment? I hope all are well back in St. Louis. ANSWER: Thank you for your email about Thyme Essential Oil and anthrax. I would never claim something like Thyme Essential Oil is a treatment for […]

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Thuja and Trigeminal Neuralgia

November 12, 2014

Question: Would you have any information or know of any book that would explain how to use Thuja for trigeminal neuralgia? The PDR for herbal medicines lists Thuja as a treatment for this. I can’t find out much more about it. Any help would be appreciated. Answer: While only slightly familiar with trigeminal neuralgia I […]

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Standardized Oils

November 12, 2014

QUESTION: What is the difference between standardized and regular lemon verbena? ANSWER: We offer standardized essential oils sometimes as alternatives for the more expensive oils like Lemon Verbena and especially Melissa. Standardized means the chemical constituents have been altered in various ways. Sometimes these standardized oils are called “Nature Identical”. Sometimes they are altered with […]

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Raindrop Therapy and the Use of Thyme & Oregano Essential Oils on the Skin

November 12, 2014

Question: In talking with a “Raindrop Technique” practitioner (Young Living Essential Oils), I learned that Thyme and Oregano Essential Oils are used neat (undiluted) on the skin during this technique. He has had only one experience which was reported negative, a person who suffers from candida experienced a “die-off’ reaction. He personally had done this […]

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Oils of the Bible

November 12, 2014

QUESTION: I am searching for a list of essential oils mentioned in the Bible with references.   ANSWER: It is an interesting question you ask. Actually there is no evidence of distillation taking place during biblical times. Many modern authors incorrectly refer to essential oil use during this time of history. When old, translated material […]

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

November 12, 2014

QUESTION: I was recently diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome. The doctors are busy writing me prescriptions that I don’t want to take, however I do wish to care for my health. I am a novice at herbal remedies and need your advice. What can I take for irritation & spasm of the bowel? I would […]

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Fibroid Tumors

November 12, 2014

Question: I have fibrous tumors in my uterus and on my ovaries. Have you researched this area at all? If you have, I was wondering if you could direct me because I understand that short of surgery there is no remedy. I was wondering if you have come across an herbal remedy. Answer: There are […]

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