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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: 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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Amelia Stone Hoard, RN, Consultations by Appointment

July 20, 2016

Consultations with our staff RN, Amelia Stone Hoard, are available to our customers by appointment. Amelia takes a holistic approach to health and well-being, combining her ever-growing knowledge of the healing properties of herbs and aromatherapy with her passion for proper nutrition, exercise, meditation, healing touch and self-awareness. Amelia's knowledge informs all we do here […]

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CLASS: Calming Herbs With Mel Kasting

January 20, 2016

Feb 27th, 2016

Herbs for stress, anxiety, and sleep.

In this 2.5 hour, hands on workshop we will go over basic nervous system physiology, the human stress response, and then dive deep into a discussion of herbs for acute and chronic stress, anxiety, panic attacks, and/or insomnia.

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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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Plants of the Bible

March 04, 2015

by Cheryl Hoard   The story of the plants of Biblical lands is better understood when we appreciate what a significant region this has been since before the earliest written record. This area, known as the Fertile Crescent is the meeting point of the African, Asian, and European continents and has commanded a huge role […]

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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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Essential Oil Profile: Frankincense

January 15, 2015

by Amelia E. Stone, RN   Common Name: Frankincense Latin Binomial: Boswellia frereana Family: Burseraceae Other Common Names: Olibanum Production Method: Steam distilled Countries of Origin: Somalia Typical Constituents: α-Pinene (41-80.0%), Sabinene (0.5-21.0%), α-Thujene (0-19.3%), [+]-Limonene (0-17.0%), Viridiflorol (0-15.2%), ρ-Cymene (0.7-11.7%), b-Pinene (0-6.9%), Verbenone (0-6.5%), b-Myrcene (0-6.0%), α-Phellandrene (0-5.9%), Bornyl acetate(0-5.6%), Carvone (0-4.4%), δ-3-Carene (0-3.4%), […]

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Essential Oil Profile: Sandalwood

January 15, 2015

by Amelia E. Stone, RN   Common Name: Sandalwood Latin Binomial: Santalum spicatum Family: Santalaceae Production Method: Steam or water distilled Countries of Origin: Australia Typical Constituents: α-Santalol (15.3-17.0%), α-Bisabolol (12.4-15.0%), [Z]-Nuciferol (9.0-14.0%),     [E,E]-Farnesol (7.9-8.4%), Dendrolasin (3.3-5.3%), [Z]-b-Santalol (4.6-4.8%), [E]-Nuciferol (2.2-4.8%),    [E]-α-Bergamotol (3.8-4.6%), b-Bisablol (2.9-4.4%), Bulnesol (1.0-3.6%), [E]-b-Santalol (2.9-3.3%),          [Z]-Lanceolol (2.3-3.0%), [E]-Nerolidol (0-2.2%), Guaiol (0.4-2.0%), […]

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Essential Oil Profile: Geranium

January 14, 2015

by Amelia E. Stone, RN   Common Name: Geranium Latin Binomial: Pelargonium odorantissimum/graveolens Family: Geraniaceae Other Common Names: Rose geranium, Sweet scented geranium Production Method: Steam Distillation Countries of Origin: Algeria, Morocco, China, Egypt, and Reunion Typical Constituents: Citronellol (36.5-39.1%), Citronellyl formate (9.2-10.1%), Geraniol (8.7-8.9%), Guaia-6,9-diene (6.5-6.8%), Isomenthone (5.4-5.7%), Linalool (3.6-3.9%), Menthone (1.4-2.4%), Geranyl formate […]

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Native Collection

November 17, 2014

  Our national heritage includes our native plant species. Only a few hundred years ago our land was teeming with handsome plants which supported vast varieties of native insects, birds and other animals. People from all over the world have come to live in this land now, bringing with them plants from their home countries. […]

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Thyme Oil and Anthrax

November 12, 2014

QUESTION: I just received a note from somebody claiming that thyme essential oil is a treatment for anthrax. Can you comment? I hope all are well back in St. Louis. ANSWER: Thank you for your email about Thyme Essential Oil and anthrax. I would never claim something like Thyme Essential Oil is a treatment for […]

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