Essential Oil Profile: Vertiver

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by Amelia E. Stone, RN   Common Name: Vetivert Latin Binomial: Veriveria zizanoides Family: Poaceae or Gramineae Other Common Names: Vetiver Production Method: steam-distilled Countries of Origin: Haiti Typical Constituents: Khusimol (zizanol) (3.4-13.7%), Vetiselinenol (isonootkatol) (1.3-7.8%), Cyclocopacamphan-12-ol (epimer A) (1.0—6.7%), α-Cadinol (0-6.5%), α-Vetivone (isonootkatone) (2.5-6.4%), b-Vetivenene (0.2-5.7%), b-Eudesmol (0-5.2%), b-Vetivone (2.0-4.9%), Khusenic acid (0-4.8%),     b-Vetispirene […]

Essential Oil Profile: Peppermint

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by Amelia E. Stone, RN   Common Name: Peppermint Latin Binomial: Mentha  piperita Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae) Production Method: steam-distillation Countries of Origin: USA Typical Constituents: [-]-Menthol (19.0-54.2%), Menthone (8.0-31.6%), [-]-Menthyl acetate (2.1-10.6%), Neomenthol (2.6-10.0%), 1,8-Cineole (2.9-9.7%), [6R]-[+]-Menthofuran (tr-9.4%), Isomenthone (2.0-8.7%), Terpinen-4-ol (0-5.0%), [1R]-[+]-b-Pulegone (0.3-4.7%), [+]-Limonene (0.8-4.5%), Germacrene D (tr-4.4%), b-Caryophyllene (0.1-2.8%), [E]-Sabinene hydrate (0.2-2.4%), b-Pinene […]

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: Elemi

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by Jeffrey S. Hoard   Common Name: Elemi Latin Binomial: Canarium luzonicum Family: Burseracae Other Common- Names: Manila elemi, elemi gum, elemi resin Part Used: Gum resin Production Method: Steam distillation                                               Countries of Origin: Native to the Philippines and the Moluccas. Typical Constituents: Limonen (26.9 – 65%), Elemol (2.8 – 17.3), a-phellandrene (4.3 – 15.1%), Elemiein […]

Herbal Information Sheet: Mullein

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MULLEIN (Verbascum thapsus) 1/3/15   Excerpted from: The Earthwise Herbal, A Complete Guide to Old World Medicinal Plants By Matthew Wood   “The infusion of Mullein Leaf releases a salty mucilage. Thus, it is used as an emollient to bring water into hardened, closed places. It draws water into dried out tissues. This activity causes […]

Native Collection

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  Our national heritage includes our native plant species. Only a few hundred years ago our land was teeming with handsome plants which supported vast varieties of native insects, birds and other animals. People from all over the world have come to live in this land now, bringing with them plants from their home countries. […]