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Essential Oil Profile: Angelica Root

November 10, 2014

by Jeffrey S. Hoard Common Name: Angelica Latin Binomial: Angelica archangelica L. Family: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) Other Common Names: Angel’s Herb, Root of the Holy Spirit, Garden Angelica,Archangelica officinalis Part Used: Root (An oil is also distilled from the seed – see below.) Production Method: Steam Distillation Countries of Origin: Angelica archangelica is considered to be […]

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What Is Aromatherapy?

November 10, 2014

The area of Aromatherapy is concerned with the (human) inhalation and bodily application of essential oils. The tools of aromatherapy are essential oils and hydrosols, which are hopefully used to achieve the potential goals of good physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health and balance. Essential oils are obtained by a process called distillation, whereby selected […]

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Turmeric: A superior herb hiding beneath media hype

November 10, 2014

by Laurel Redmon, M.S., L.Ac. Dipl. C.H.     Turmeric rhizome, Curcuma longa, or jiang huang has been enjoying the limelight in recent months.  It was the herb-du-jour, in the wake of the Vioxx scandal, along with a bit of research funding and an urban myth that Indian women never contract breast cancer.  Media scrutiny […]

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Soothing Stress with Aromatherapy

November 10, 2014

by Cheryl Hoard   On this subject I feel compelled to speak from my own perspective. My husband is teasing me at this moment, suggesting I write an article about the stress of writing an article about stress. At times in my life I have taken on quite a lot of responsibilities resulting in huge […]

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Natural Approach to Addiction Recovery

November 10, 2014

By   Cheryl Hoard     There are so many things to which we can become addicted. As is often the case with a natural approach, the same herbs and essential oils can be helpful for the various difficult moments associated with recovery from all kinds of addictions. Addictions to cigarettes, alcohol, caffeine, sugar, unhealthy […]

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Making Tea From Freshly Cut Herbs

November 10, 2014

by Maria Roderick   Making tea from freshly cut herbs from your own yard is an easy and rewarding task. Some of the most commonly used herbs are Peppermint and Spearmint. Both of these herbs are extremely easy to grow and usually provide more than enough leaves for making tea many times throughout the year. […]

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Herbal Support For Diabetes

November 10, 2014

by   Cheryl Hoard     There are quite a few herbs which support proper blood sugar levels as well as soothe other symptoms or related conditions of diabetes.   Lapacho, also known as Pau D’Arco a famous rain forest herb, has reportedly been used successfully for diabetes. While not citing any research studies for […]

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Herbal Spring Tonics

November 10, 2014

by Cheryl Hoard   Spring is a traditional time for all kinds of cleaning. Spring house cleaning is a common occurrence in many cultures as well as the use of spring tonics for the body. These spring tonics are usually blood and liver purifying herbs. The folk concept behind these spring cleaners was to counteract […]

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Herbal and Aromatic Aphrodisiacs

November 10, 2014

By   Ingrid Petres   Our species evolved using scent to help us survive. We recognized what was food through scent. As a flower lures a bee, an animal emits pheromones to lure a mate to propagate our species. These hormonal emissions, the breath of desire, contain all kinds of tiny chemical constituents. They have […]

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Herbs & Essential Oils for SARS

November 10, 2014

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 interview, another MD voiced the opinion that addition to […]

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Aromatic & Herbal Remedies for Animals

November 10, 2014

by Cheryl Hoard Many alternative health disciplines are successfully used to treat animals, especially our beloved pets. Herbalism and Aromatherapy are utilized safely and effectively for animals as well as humans. Plants have been our medicine since the earliest written record. Herbalism encompasses various and broad uses of plants as healing agents. Aromatherapy is the […]

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HAWTHORN/ELEUTHRO BROTH

November 10, 2014

(Eleuthro is also known as Siberian Ginseng) Combine in a large pot, cover and simmer for 1 hour: 1 oz Hawthorn Berry 1 oz Eleuthro Root 16 Garlic cloves, fresh, peeled, roughly chopped just so they’re not whole 16 cups water, vegetable, grain, meat or bone broth Strain and use as a replacement to water […]

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