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 […]

Plants of the Bible

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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 […]

Essential Oil Profile: Grapefruit

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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 […]

Essential Oil Profile: May Chang

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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 […]

Essential Oil Profile: Lime

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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 […]

Essential Oil Profile: Orange (Bitter)

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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, […]