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Class: Planning your Herb Garden

March 24, 2018

Sunday, April 22, 2018 10:30-1:00 PM

Join us for this fun and informative workshop on planning your

herbal garden! We will discuss how to make the best of your space, whether you are planting in the ground or in pots, and

how to select the best plants for you that will benefit your mind, body and spirit! Also enjoy making a couple of products to take

home with you.

 

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Essential Oil Profile: Caraway

June 28, 2016

by Amelia E. Hoard, RN   Common Name: Caraway Synonyms: Apium carvi, carum Latin Binomial: Carum carvi Family: Apiaceae Production Method: steam distilled from ripe dried, crushed seed Countries of Origin: Native to Europe and Western Asia, now widely cultivated. Typical Constituents: [+]-Carvone (47.3-59.5%), [+]-Limonene (36.9-48.8%),  b-Myrcene (0.2-1.0%) Description of Oil: pale yellow to brownish […]

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The Other Uses of St. John’s Wort

March 04, 2015

by Cheryl Hoard   An ornament of meadows, St. John’s Wort, Hypericum perforatum, is a beautiful, yellow-blooming shrub which doesn’t demand much for its survival. It makes itself available even for those living at an altitude of 10,000 feet where many other plants refuse to live. Often found growing comfortably in woods basking in speckled […]

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Aromatherapy Information

November 15, 2014

Top Ten Things to Know About Aromatherapy 1) Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils and their hydrosols for health and well-being.   2) Essential oils are used in inhalations and skin applications.   3) Essential oils effect the physical body and the mind.   4) Essential oils must be diluted before applying to the […]

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Parkinsons

November 12, 2014

QUESTION: I am looking for a natural way to help my mother. Her doctors think she has Parkinson’s Disease but they aren’t sure. She has tremors in both of her hands, and everyday activities are becoming more difficult for her. Can you recommend some natural products that she can try? The drugs that her doctors […]

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Fibromyalgia

November 12, 2014

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 […]

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Top Ten Things to Know About Aromatherapy

November 10, 2014

1) Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils and their hydrosols for health and well-being. 2) Essential oils are used in inhalations and skin applications. 3) Essential oils effect the physical body and the mind. 4) Essential oils must be diluted before applying to the skin and are not generally recommended for internal use. (These […]

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Essential Oil Profile: Clary Sage

November 10, 2014

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 […]

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Essential Oil Profile: Carrot Seed

November 10, 2014

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, […]

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Essential Oil Profile: Aniseed

November 10, 2014

by Jeffrey S. Hoard   Common Name: Anise, Anise Seed, Aniseed Latin Binomial: Pimpinella anisum Family: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae) Other Common Names: Anisum officinalis, Anisum vulgare Part Used: Seeds, dried and crushed. Production Method: Steam distillation. Countries of Origin: Native to the eastern Mediterranean region and Southwest Asia. Poland and Russia are among the largest producers of Aniseed oil from locally […]

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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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Strategies for Supporting the Immune System

November 10, 2014

by Ingrid Petres   We encounter harmful germs and bacteria on a daily basis. It’s important, as the cold and flu season is upon us, to understand how we can boost our immune systems in order to prevent becoming sick.  General lifestyle changes to help maintain a healthy immune system: Wash your hands frequently Buy a […]

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