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Herbal Information Sheet: Eleuthero

February 26, 2018

ELEUTHERO (Eleutherococcus senticosus)                                                                                           2/6/18 Excerpted from: Adaptogens in Medical Herbalism By Donald R. Yance   “Eleuthero is the most well-known, well-researched, and well-suited adaptogen in the world. Often referred to as the ‘king’ adaptogen, there are more published scientific studies on Eleuthero than on any other herb. It blends well with other herbs, […]

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Herbal Information Sheet: Lobelia

February 22, 2018

LOBELIA (Lobelia inflata)                                             Excerpted from:  The Book of Herbal Wisdom, Using Plants as Medicines By Matthew Wood   “Herbs are so darn peculiar!  I have long enjoyed the homeopathic model. By placing the […]

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Herbal Information Sheet: Bacopa

February 22, 2018

BACOPA (Bacopa monnieri)                                                                                                             Excerpted from: The Way of Ayurvedic Herbs By Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa and Michael Tierra   “In India, Gotu Kola is often used interchangeably with another similar herb, Bacopa.  Both are called Brahmi.  These two plants are not very well distinguished in the […]

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Fall Favorites and Must Haves!

September 22, 2016

The leaves are changing and it's getting a tad bit chillier! Fall is here! Keep your nose clear, your allergies at bay, and warm tea in your cup! We've crafted a list of some must have herbs and products for this Fall season! 

 

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Essential Oil Profile: Chamomile (Roman)

July 09, 2016

by Amelia E. Hoard, RN   Common Name: Chamomile (Roman) Synonyms: Chamamelum nobile,Garden chamomile Latin Binomial: Anthemis nobili Family: Compositae or Asteraceae Production Method: Steam distilled from the flowering tops. Countries of Origin: Native to western Europe, now cultivated in England, Belgium, France and Hungary. Typical Constituents: Isobutyl angelate (0-37.4%), Butyl angelate (0-34.9%), 3-Methylpentyl angelate […]

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Essential Oil Profile: Cedarwood (Himalayan)

July 07, 2016

by Amelia E. Hoard, RN   Common Name: Cedarwood (Himalayan) Synonyms: Deodar cedarwood Latin Binomial: Cedrus deodara Family: Pinaceae Production Method: steam distallation of wood Countries of Origin: Himalayan mountains from eastern Afganistan to north western India. Typical Constituents: a- Himachalene (20.0-30.0%), a-Cedrene (12.0-16.0%),  b-Himachalene (8.0-13.0%), [E]-a-Atlantone (5.0-7.0%),  Deodarone (4.0-6.0%),  [Z]-a-Atlantone (2.0-3.0%), b-Cedrene (0.5-1.5%), allo-Himachalol (0.5-1.5%), Cedrol […]

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Essential Oil Profile: Cassia

June 28, 2016

by Amelia E. Hoard, RN   Common Name: Cassia Synonyms: Chinese cinnamon, false cinnamon, cassia cinnamon, cassia lignea, C. aromaticum, Laurus cassia Latin Binomial: Cinnamomum cassia Family: Lauraceae Production Method: steam distilled leaves and twigs Countries of Origin: Native to southeastern China Typical Constituents: [E]-Cinnamaldehyde (73.2-89.4%), [Z]-Cinnamaldehyde (0.8%-12.3%), [E]-Cinnamyl acetate, Benzaldehyde (0.4-2.3%),  2-Phenylethyl acetate (0.4-2.3%), a-Terpineol […]

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Essential Oil Profile: Camphor (White Fraction)

June 14, 2016

by Amelia E. Hoard, RN Common Name: Camphor (white) Synonyms: Hon-sho, true camphor, laurel camphor, gum camphor, Japenese camphor, Formosa camphor Latin Binomial: Cinnamomum camphora Family: Lauraceae Production Method: steam distillation Countries of Origin: Native to Japan, Taiwan and China; cultivated in India, Ceylon, Egypt, Madagasgar, southern Europe and America. Typical Constituents: [+]-Limonene (44.2%), r-Cymene […]

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Essential Oil Profile: Calamus

June 14, 2016

by Amelia E. Hoard, RN   Common Name: Calamus Synonyms: East Asian Calamus, Jammu calamus, sweet flag, Calamus aromaticus, sweet root, sweet rush, sweet myrtle, myrtle grass, myrtle sedge, cinnamon sedge Latin Binomial: Acorus calamus var. angustatus Family: Araceae Production Method: steam distilled roots Countries of Origin: India, Russia, Nepal, China some varities are found […]

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Herbal Survival Guide: Winter

December 26, 2015

A small collection of recipes, articles, and products to make this winter an easier experience on us all.

 

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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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Maria’s Fall Product Spotlight

October 08, 2015

A small collection of products that our Production Manager, Maria Roderick and our employees hold as their must have during the changing of the seasons. Focus Liquid Extract Combo Useful for students getting back in the swing of things at school. This formula is supportive for maintaining excellence in school and work environments. The herbs in […]

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