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Therapeutic Benefits of Coriander

 Coriander (Coriandrum Sativum) When I think about coriander the seed of the cilantro plant comes to mind.  Some of the research I read use the two words interchangeably. The Encyclopedia Britannica refers to it as Spanish cilantro. Native to the  Mediterranean and Middle East. Uses go back to Ancient Egypt and China.  "Records of the use of coriander date to 5000 bce (Before Common Era). The seeds are yellowish brown and have a mild, fragrant aroma and aromatic taste similar to a combination of lemon peel and sage. The seeds contain from 0.1 to 1 percent essential oil; its principal component is coriandrol." (Encyclopedia Britannica) A clinical study from Germany's University of Hamburg Medical Center was made and confirmed that an ointment...

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Essential Oil Profile: Citronella

Latin Name: Cymbopogon winterianus Family: Poaceae (Gramineae) Plant Part: Leaves (some include stems) Method: Distillation Note/Element: Note: Top Element: Wood Functional Groups: Alcohol, Ester, Aldehyde Type: Stimulating Ayurvedic Dosha (Balance): Pitta, Kapha Scent: Lemony, slightly fruity For Skin Type: Oily Cautions: Not during pregnancy;skin sensitizing; do not take orally. Physical Uses: Colds, flu, cooling, perspiration, sore muscles and joints, toothaches, digestive issues, rheumatism, fatigue anti bacterial, oily skin and fungal. Mental/Emotional Uses: Mental fatigue, emotionally uplifting, calmness. Other Uses: Insect repellent for flying insects, especially mosquitoes. apply a drop to a bandana to ward off insects or add 15 drops to 1 ounce witch hazel spray. Blends Well With: Grasses, citrus, lavender, roots and wood. Possible Substitutions: Lemongrass or eucalyptus...

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Essential Oil Profile: Cistus (Labdanum , Rock Rose)

Essential Oils Profile: Cistus (Labedamum , Rock Rose Latin Name: Cistus ladaniferus Family: Cistaceae Plant Part: Leaves Method:Distillation Typical Country: Portugal, Spain Note/Element: Note:Middle/Base. Elements: Metal Functional Groups: Terpene, alcohol, ester, phenol, aldehyde, keytone Type: Relaxing Ayurvedic Dosha( Balances): Vata, Pitta Scent: Sweet,herbaceous, floral overtones, warm, amber For Skin Type: Dry, mature, sensitive Cautions: Do Not Use During Pregnancy Physical Uses: Cuts, slows bleeding in cuts, paper cuts, scars, mature skin, colds, flu,       cough Mental/Emotional Uses: Nervousness, insomnia, trauma, anxiety, PMS/PMT, adictions, aromatherapy 's "rescue remedy",soothing, calming, meditative Other Uses: Combine with Rosa rubiginosa for mature skin, fine lines, scars or wrinkles, Excellent for perfumes Blends Well With: Citrus, flowers, resins, woods, geranium, rose, rose geranium Possible Substitutions: Myrrh(for skin...

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Essential Oil Profile:Chamomile Roman

Chamomile Roman Latin Name: Anthemis nobilis Family: Asteraceae (Compositae) Method: Distillation Plant Part: Flower/Buds Note/Element: Note: Middle Element: Wood Functional Groups: Alcohol, Ester Type: Relaxing Ayurvedic Dosha (Balances): Vata, Pitta Scent: Apple-like, herbaceous, hay-like, fruity, sweet, crisp For Skin Type: Dry Cautions: Not during pregnancy. Not for those with ragweed/aster/chrysanthemum allergy: contact dermatitis or severe breathing problems could occur. DO NOT use if a chamomile allergy is suspected. Physical Uses: Digestion, colic, menstrual cramps, inflammation, sunburn, burn, rashes, insomnia, bee sting, insect bite, sore muscles & joints, headache, sores, sprains, stress, hair, arthritis. Mental/Emotional Uses: Calming, PMS, anger, stress, anxiety, fear, tantrums, tension Other Uses: Children -great for healing the skin Blends Well With: Flower, peel, Wood,lavender Possible Substitutions: Chamomile...

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Essential Oil Profile:Chamomile blue

Chamomile Blue Chamomilla matricaria Latin Name: Chamomilla matricaria (Matricaria recutita) Family: Asteraceae(Compostitae) Method: Distillation Plant Part: Blossoms Note/Element: Note: Middle  Element: Wood. Functional Groups: Sesquiterpene (high in Chamazulene), Oxide, Alcohol, Coumarin Type: Relaxing Ayurveda Dosha: Vata, Pitta Scent: Floral, Herbaceous, Sweet For Skin types: Sensitive,Dry Cautions: Not during pregnancy. Not for those with Ragweed allergy: contact dermatitis or severe breathing problems could occur. DO NOT use if a chamomile allergy is suspected. Physical Uses: Rash, acne, skin inflammation, and joint pain. Menstrual or stomach cramps, indigestion, insomnia, Soothes labor pains. PMS/PMT,fades scars and spots. Mental Emotional Uses: Depression, anxiety, stress, anger. Soothes cranky children. Other Uses: Can add a blue color. Blends Well With: Benzoin, bergamot, citrus oils, clary sage,...

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