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Essential Oil Profile: Cypress Blue

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Blue Cypress(Callitris intratropica) Latin Name: Callitris intratropica Family: Cupressaceae Plant Part: Twigs or Wood Method: distillation Note/Element: Note:Top/Middle Element: Wood, Metal Functional Groups: Terpene, alcohol, lactone and ketone. Type: Relaxing ayurvedic dosha (Balances): Pitta Scent: Sweet, woody, slightly floral, slightly smoky, fruity, notes of lemon and cedar. For Skin Type: Sensitive  Cautions: Not during pregnancy. Physical Uses: Inflammation, warts, burns, rashes, cuts, paper cuts, sore muscles and joints, insect bites, psoriasis, skin moisturizer. Mental/Emotional Uses: Soothing, centering, balancing and grounding, stress, anger, developing intuition, releases pessimism, helps us to feel empowered, Other Uses: Insect repellent, men's aftershave, meditation, dream pillows. Unusual in that this blue oil comes from...

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Therapeutic Benefits of Coriander

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 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...

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Essential Oil Profile: Coriander

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Latin Name: Coriandrum sativum Family: Apiaceae Plant Part: Seed/Fruit Method of Extraction: Distillation Note/Element: Note: Top Element: Earth Functional Groups: Aldehyde (relieves stress & promotes relaxation), Alcohol (high resistance to oxidation), Ketone (stimulates cell regeneration, liquefies mucous), Ether( useful as solvents for fats, oils, waxes, and perfumes).  Type: Stimulating, Cooling Ayurvedic Dosha: Pitta, Kapha Scent: Spicy, fresh, penetrating, sweet, woody. For Skin Type: None Cautions: Not during pregnancy. Not on sensitive skin. Physical Uses: Indigestion, nausea, appetite stimulant. Muscle and joint pain. Aides circulation. Colds and flu. Mental/Emotional Uses: Nervous tension, stress, exhaustion, mental clarity, confidence, apathy Other Uses: Aphrodisiac....

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Why Clove Oil?

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Clove essential oil is steam distilled from the dried flower bud of the evergreen tree. The clove tree originates from  India and Indonesia. The first documentation came from the Chinese in 207 B. C. Today it's grown in Madagascar, Brazil, West Indies, Sri Lanka and India(tropical environments),Kenya and Malaysia . The health benefits from this spice are numerous. Clove oils is antimicrobial, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, antiseptic, antiviral, aphrodisiac and stimulating properties. Clove contains many minerals like calcium, iron, potassium, vitamin A and C and fiber. Clove contains eugenol a powerful compound that destroys harmful organisms. Health Benefits of Clove: Infections: It's...

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The Power of Clary Sage

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Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea) History: The Romans called it sclarea, from claurus, or “clear,” because they used it as an eyewash. The practice of German merchants of adding clary and elder flowers to Rhine wine to make it imitate a good Muscatel was so common that Germans still call the herb Muskateller Salbei and the English know it as Muscatel Sage. Clary sometimes replaced hops in beer to produce an enhanced state of intoxication and exhilaration, although this reportedly was often followed by a severe headache. It was considered a 12th century aphrodisiac.-Susun Weed In Jamaica, it was used among...

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