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How To: Drying Homegrown Herbs

September 28, 2016

While we don't sell fresh herbs, many customers will come in with questions about processing their own herbs that they grew in their garden. Some of the reasons to dry your fresh herbs are: Increased longevity of the herb, protection from mold/yeast, and the satisfaction of knowing where it came from.

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Essential Oil Profile: Cajeput

June 14, 2016

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: […]

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Essential Oil Profile: Black Pepper

June 14, 2016

by Amelia E. Hoard, RN   Common Name: Black Pepper Synonyms: Piper, pepper Latin Binomial: Piper nigrum L. Family: Piperaceae Production Method: steam distilled, an oleoresin is also made by solvent extraction. Countries of Origin: India, Indoesia, Malaysia, China, and Madagasgar Typical Constituents: b-Caryophyllene (9.4-30.9%), [+]-Limonene (16.4-24.4), a-Pinene (1.1-16.2%), d-3-Carene (tr-15.5%), b-Pinene (4.9-14.3%), Sabinene (0.1-13.8%), […]

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Summer Favorites & Must Haves!

June 13, 2016

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…

 

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Upcoming Classes at Cheryl’s Herbs

May 31, 2016

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Four Facts about Lavender you Might not have Known

May 03, 2016

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SARS

December 10, 2015

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 […]

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Plants of the Bible

March 04, 2015

by Cheryl Hoard   The story of the plants of Biblical lands is better understood when we appreciate what a significant region this has been since before the earliest written record. This area, known as the Fertile Crescent is the meeting point of the African, Asian, and European continents and has commanded a huge role […]

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Essential Oil Profile: Grapefruit

February 27, 2015

By Amelia E. Stone, RN   Common Name: Grapefruit Latin Binomial: Citrus paradisi Family: Rutaceae Production Method: Cold Pressed Countries of Origin: USA Typical Constituents: [+]-Limonene (84.8-95.4%), b-Myrcene (1.4-3.6%), α-Pinene (0.2-1.6%), Sabinene (0.4-1.0%), Nootkatone (0.1-0.8%)  NON-VOLATILE COMPOUNDS: Bergapten (0.012-0.19%), Epoxy-bergamottin (0.1126%), Bergamottin (<0.11%) Description of Oil: pale yellow to clear, fresh, sweet, citrus odor Description […]

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Essential Oil Profile: May Chang

February 27, 2015

By Amelia E. Stone, RN   Common Name:  May Chang Latin Binomial:  Litsea cubeba Family:  Lauraceae Other Common Names: Exotic Verbena, Tropical Verbena, Pheasant pepper tree Production Method: Steam Distilled Countries of Origin: China Typical Constituents: Geranial (37.9- 40.6%), Neral (25.5-33.8%), [+]-Limonene (8.4-22.6%), Methyl heptenone (0.5-4.4%), b-Myrcene (0.5-3.0%), Linalool (1.2-1.7%), Geraniol (0.5-1.6%), Sabinene (0.1-1.6%), Linalyl […]

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Essential Oil Profile: Lime

February 24, 2015

By Amelia E. Stone, RN   Common Name: Lime Latin Binomial: Citrus aurantifolia Family: Rutaceae Other Common Names: West Indian lime, Key lime, Mexican lime, sour lime Production Method: Cold Pressed & Steam Distilled Countries of Origin: Persia (cold pressed), Mexico (steam distilled) Typical Constituents: DISTILLED: [+]-Limonene + 1,8-cineole (55.6%), γ-Terpinene (11.8%), α-Terpineol (6.6%), Terpinolene […]

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Essential Oil Profile: Orange (Bitter)

January 22, 2015

by Amelia E. Stone, RN   Common Name: Orange (bitter) Latin Binomial: Citrus aurantinum Family: Rutaceae Other Common Names: Seville orange Production Method: cold pressed, expression Countries of Origin: Brazil Typical Constituents: [+]-Limonene (89.7-94.7%), b-Myrcene (1.6-2.4%), Linalool (0.1-2.0%), NON-VOLATILE COMPOUNDS: Bergapten (0.035-0.073%), Epoxy-bergamottin (0.082%), Psoralen (0.007%) Description of Oil: dark or brownish yellow, fresh, dry, […]

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