Weight Loss

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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, […]

Question:   Again, thank you for the advice and for being YOU!  I don’t want to think about what life would have been like the past 10+ years if I hadn’t had your essential oils and ways of making my life more naturally healthy.     Answer:   Emmenagogue herbs are a significant portion of […]

Fibromyalgia

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QUESTION: One year ago I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Sometimes it hits hard when you least expect it. I have been in situations where I was doing repair work (which is my living) on the floor and the pain would hit so hard I couldn’t stand up. I know other people with this condition, who […]

By Ingrid Petres   Never use wintergreen oil internally!!! If using wintergreen externally properly dilute (1-2 drops per ounce of carrier)! Avoid use on children, pets, pregnant women, or broken skin   Common name:  Wintergreen Latin Binomial: Gaultheria procumbens Family: Ericaceae Other common names: Teaberry, Checkerberry, Mountain Tea Part used: leaves Production method: Wintergreen essential oil […]

by   Marie Temmen   Common Name: May Chang Latin Binomial: Litsea cubeba Family: Lauraceae Other Common Names: Exotic verbena, tropical verbena (not related to lemon verbena). Part Used: Litsea cubeba is obtained from the small pepper shaped fruits which resemble peppers. Production Method: Oil is obtained by steam distillation. Countries of Origin: China is […]

by Jeffrey S. Hoard   Common Name: Carrot  Latin Binomial:Daucus carota Family: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) Other Common Names: Queen Anne’s Lace, Wild Carrot, Bird’s Nest Part Used: Seed Production Method:The oil is steam distilled from the dried seed. Seeds may or may not be crushed before distillation. Countries of Origin: France, Egypt, Hungary, India, The Netherlands, […]