Wheat Germ Oil

Wheat Germ Oil

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Latin Name: triticum spp.

Forms Available: oil

Wheat Germ Oil – triticum spp. – This oil is thick, sticky and antioxidant. It’s also very rich in vitamin E, a natural antioxidant. Based on this, it can be added to other carrier oil sot act as a preservative. Wheat germ oil can be used to nourish dry or cracked skin and soothes skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis; also helps to prevent and reduce scarring and may prevent stretch marks. Mature skin, in particular, will benefit from wheat germ oil. It’s also known to be beneficial for tired muscles, making a good base for after sport massage. Some people use it as a preservative in vegetable oils, soaps and toiletries, and others totally disagree as to its preservative powers. People allergic to wheat flour may have reactions to wheat germ oil.

Aromatherapy & Health Uses: Wheat germ oil can be used to nourish dry or cracked skin and soothes skin problems such as eczema and psoriasis; also helps to prevent and reduce scarring and may prevent stretch marks. Mature skin, in particular, will benefit from wheat germ oil.


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White Clover


White Clover


Latin Name: trifolium repens

Forms Available: flower, leaf, root

White Clover – trifolium repens – The flowers, leaves and root of this plant can be eaten. The flowers make a tea, the leaves are a potherb and the root is simply cooked. Medicinally, an infusion of the plant has been used to treat coughs, colds and fevers. The leaves have been used, in an ointment, for relief of gout.

Aromatherapy & Health Uses: An ointment for gout or an infusion for treating coughs, colds, fevers.


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White Sweet Clover


White Sweet Clover


Latin Name: meliltus alba, melilotus albus
Alternative Name: white melilot, common melilot
Forms Available: leaf, flower, seed

White Sweet Clover – meliltus alba – An edible plant. The seeds are like peas and can be used as seasoning for soup. The fresh shoots can be eaten raw or cooked. The flowers have a vanilla flavor and can be eaten raw or cooked. The dried leaves and flowers should not be eaten but they have been used for medicinal purposes – they contain coumarin, an anticlotting agent.

Aromatherapy & Health Uses: The leaves of this plant have been used, dried, as an anticlotting agent. The flowers, dried, have been used externally to treat ulcers.


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White Vervain


White Vervain


Latin Name: verbena urticifolia

Forms Available: root

White Vervain – verbena urticifolia – Decoctions of the root have been used to relieve flu. Infusions of the root have been used to abate profuse menstruation.

Aromatherapy & Health Uses: Decoctions of the root have been used to relieve flu. Infusions of the root have been used to abate profuse menstruation.


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Wild Bergamot


Wild Bergamot


Latin Name: monarda fistulosa
Alternative Name: beebalm, horsemint
Forms Available: flowers, leaf. tea

Wild Bergamot – monarda fistulosa – this plant is both edible and medicinal. The leaves can be eaten raw or cooked or even dried and brewed in a tea. The flowers themselves are also edible. The leaves and flowers are used iternally, in an infusion, to treat colds, lower fevers, and relieve gastric problems. Externally, they are applied in a poultice to cuts and sores, and as eyewashes. Properties: carminative, diaphoretic, diuretic, pectoral, stimulant.

Aromatherapy & Health Uses: The leaves and flowers are used iternally, in an infusion, to treat colds, lower fevers, and relieve gastric problems. Externally, they are applied in a poultice to cuts and sores, and as eyewashes.


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Wild Garlic


Wild Garlic


Latin Name: allium canadense
Alternative Name: canadian garlic, meadow garlic
Forms Available: root, leaf, flower

Wild Garlic – allium canadense – The entire plant is edible and considered to be a healthy addition to the diet. Garlic helps lower cholesterol levels, and is a tonic to both the digestive and ciruculatory systems. A tincture of garlic has been used to relieve croup and prevent colic and worms in children.

Aromatherapy & Health Uses: Garlic helps lower cholesterol levels, and is a tonic to both the digestive and ciruculatory systems. A tincture of garlic has been used to relieve croup and prevent colic and worms in children.


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Wild Ginger


Wild Ginger


Latin Name: asarum canadense
Alternative Name: indian ginger, snakeroot, canada snakeroot, canadian wild ginger, wildginger
Forms Available: root, leaf

Wild Ginger – asarum canadense – Wild ginger was used by Native American Indians for many things, one of which was as a contraceptive measure. The root is used internally to treat: asthma, coughs, rheumatic problems, and irregular menstruation. It also stimulates circulation, promotes perspiration, and aids digestion. The root has antibiotic properties. The leaves can be applied as a poultice, externally, to wounds and inflammations.

Aromatherapy & Health Uses: Used internally to treat: asthma, coughs, and rheumatic problems. Regulates menstruation. It stimulates circulation, promotes perspiration, and aids digestion.


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Wild Lettuce


Wild Lettuce


Latin Name: lactuca sp., lactuca virosa
Alternative Name: horse thistle, prickly lettuse, compass plant, wild opium
Forms Available: leaves

Wild Lettuce – lactuca sp. – wild lettuce is considered a substitute to opium. It acts as a sedative and pain reliever. It is has calming and sedating properties. It has been used to induce sleep, to calm coughs, relieve headaches and other general aches and pains. It is often recommended to calm excitablity in children. The sap of the wild lettuce has been applied to acne and skin rashes.

Aromatherapy & Health Uses: Calming and sedating. Used to induce sleep, to calm coughs, relieve headaches and other general aches and pains.


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Wild Onion


Wild Onion


Latin Name: allium cernum
Alternative Name: nodding onion, nodding pink onion
Forms Available: bulb, leaf, flower

Wild Onion – allium cernum – The onion bulb, leaf and flower can be eaten raw or cooked. Medicinally, the onion can be used similarly to garlic but it can also be used as a poultice in various problem specific places – on the chest for chest infections and pleurisy pain, on the throat for sore throats, or on a particular area of swelling. Internally, the juice can be used to treat sore throats, colds, croup etc. The juice has also been used to treat kidney stones.

Aromatherapy & Health Uses: Apply as a poultice to treat respiratory ailments, sore throats, and swellings. The juice of the onion has been used to treat kidney stones.


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Wild Quinine


Wild Quinine


Latin Name: parthenium integrifolium
Alternative Name: american feverfew
Forms Available: root, leaf, flower

Wild quinine – parthenium integrifolium – The flowers have been used to treat fevers – in the place of quinine. The root, applied externally as a poultice, to relieve burns. The root has been used as a kidney and bladder tonic, reducing inflammation.

Aromatherapy & Health Uses: The flowers have been used to treat fevers. The root, applied externally as a poultice, to relieve burns. The root has been used as a kidney and bladder tonic, reducing inflammation.


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