Tag Archives: Essential Oils

A Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Oil; Ginger Oil

Ginger Essential Oil or Ginger Root Oil is derived from the root of the Zingiber officinale herb, better known as Ginger, which is named after the Greek word “zingiberis” meaning “horn-shaped.” This flowering perennial belongs to the plant family that includes Turmeric and Cardamom and is native to the south of China; however, its growth has spread to other parts of Asia,

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Long Hot Summer Days, Cool Down With Peppermint Rose Water Mist

Lately, the thermometer seems to be creeping up and up. Iced tea is being gulped down like water and summer tunes are in constant rotation. With things heating up, we often find ourselves looking for ways to refresh inside and out. Ideally, we’d like to spend most of our time lounging by the pool with some Hibiscus Iced Tea, but

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Peppermint Oil: Four Surprising Utilities

For several centuries, the oil obtained from the peppermint plant has been a vital element of several medications and there are sufficient reasons for this too. Peppermint oil is not only intense but also highly aromatic. In addition to being an established analgesic, carminative, and expectorant, peppermint oil possesses strong anti-inflammatory properties and, it is widely used to treat gastrointestinal (GI)

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A Powerful Stimulant For Body And Mind: Sage Oil

Native to the southern European and Mediterranean regions, the Sage herb was highly valued in both the ancient Greek and Roman societies, which considered it to be sacred. For centuries, it has been believed that Sage had the ability to grant a longer life, and in China, it was traditionally used as a remedy for addressing infertility and symptoms of

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The Heat: Heat Exhaustion and Heatstroke/Sunstroke

The symptoms of heat exhaustion or heatstroke can start slowly and appear innocent, but this is a potentially dangerous situation, especially among the young and elderly. A person might feel dizzy, faint, nauseous, or drowsy. They might be confused or disoriented, have a headache, fever, rapid heartbeat, or hyperventilation. A temperature over 104 degrees F {40 degrees C} is a

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The Sun {Overexposure to Sun, Sea and Wind}

Despite repeated warnings that skin cancer is caused at least in part by exposure to the sun, people still flock to the beach, where they lie prostrate, soaking in as much sunshine as they can. Hopefully, they are wearing a high factor sunscreen. But lying on the beach more than half naked with nothing much to do does provide the

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Vetiver Essential Oil

Vetiveria zizanioides Also, Known As: Cuscus Khas Khas Vetiver Vetivert Vetiver (botanical name Vetiveria zizanioides) belongs to the grass family, which also includes sorghum, maize, sugarcane as well as lemongrass. This plant has had an irregular history, as it was given no less than 11 names in four dissimilar genera at one time. The generic name ‘Vitiveria’ is derived from the Tamil expression ‘vetiver’

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Double Chamomile Chronic Pain Cream Recipe

Roman Chamomile and German Chamomile have a lot in common, but they’re also very different. In fact . . . they’re not even the same genus or species! Roman Chamomile’s Latin name is Chamaemelum nobile, and German Chamomile’s is Matricaria recutita. They are both beautifully relaxing—they can calm everything from emotions to inflammation. Both are gentle on skin and help soothe skin

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Essential Oils A Natural Substance

For over several thousands of years, humans have been employing essential oils for therapeutic purposes as well as sustaining good health. In effect, the ancient Egyptians extensively used essential oils. Currently, essential oils are used extensively in lotions meant for external use, aromatherapy, comforting baths and in a great assortment of herbal medications. Any attempt to define essential oils accurately as well

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Can You Ingest Essential Oils?

Taking essential oils orally can cause health problems. Learn the safety requirements of ingesting these concentrated plant extracts. I see it frequently in social media images: Just add X drops of Y essential oil to a tall glass of water and drink. I see it on advice columns with lines such as “boost your health” or “prevent cancer.” Unfortunately, taking

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