Essential Oil Profile: Clary Sage

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by Marie Temmen   Common name: Clary Sage Latin binomial: Salvia sclarea Plant family: Labiatae History/folklore: Clary sage has an interesting history that reveals itself in the names which were applied to this plant. Medieval authors called the herb “clear eye” and considered it beneficial in healing visual problems. The name “clary” is derived from […]

Turmeric: A superior herb hiding beneath media hype

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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 […]

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Aromatherapy

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by   Laurel Redmon     Aromatherapy is one of the most exciting and burgeoning modes of herbalism today. It strikes me as a truly global discipline, different parts of the world contributing varied uses and methods of application for essential oils.   Arriving at the study of aromatherapy by way of herbalism, I have […]

Strategies for Respiratory Health During Cold and Flu Season

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by Laurel Redmon, M.S., L.Ac. Dipl. Ac.,C.H   Flu shots may afford many a sense of security this time of year.  Those with a mind toward holistic and preventive health, however, can easily see that many more genuine and effective measures can be taken to protect ourselves, families and loved ones.   Frankly, herbal remedies […]

Soothing Stress with Aromatherapy

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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 […]

Natural Remedies for Moderate Depression

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by Cheryl Hoard   From a holistic point of view, many herbal remedies could be used for depression because the physical body, psychological state and spirit are all connected to produce the whole person and all of those parts have also created the disease. Every case of depression is very unique and the successful treatment […]