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Greek Oregano

Greek Oregano Latin Name: origanum vulgaris hirtum Forms Available: essential oil, leaf Greek Oregano – origanum vulgaris hirtum – a much used herb in Mediterranean cooking. A very antiseptic herb. This herb can be used, internally, to treat colds, fevers, flu, stomach aches, and cramps – it is diaphoretic, calming, sedating and antispasmodic. Oregano is […]

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Posted in Essential Oil Botanicals on Apr 30th, 2009, 1:44 pm by   Comments Off on Greek Oregano   

Greek Valerian

Greek Valerian Latin Name: polemonium reptans, polemonium humile Alternative Name: abcess root Forms Available: root Greek Valerian – polemonium reptans – This herb has been used to treat bronchial infections and irritations. It is diaphoretic, expectorant and astringent. Aromatherapy & Health Uses: Has been used to treat bronchial infiections and irritations. [Purchase Greek Valerian Based […]

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Posted in Essential Oil Botanicals on Apr 29th, 2009, 6:45 pm by   Comments Off on Greek Valerian   

Green Brier

Green Brier Latin Name: smilax rotundifolia Alternative Name: horse brier, sarsaparilla, horsebrier Forms Available: leaf, root Green Brier – smilax rotundifolia – This herb has been used over time to treat rheumatism, stomach problems, burns, boils, and local aches and pains. It is not commonly used today. Aromatherapy & Health Uses: Has been used to […]

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Posted in Essential Oil Botanicals on Apr 28th, 2009, 11:44 pm by   Comments Off on Green Brier   

Green Tea

Green Tea Latin Name: camellia sinensis Forms Available: tea bag Green Tea – camellia sinensis – Green tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world, water being the first, and has been used medicinally for centuries in China and Japan. That is because a number of beneficial health effects in green tea are […]

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Posted in Essential Oil Botanicals on Apr 28th, 2009, 4:44 am by   Comments Off on Green Tea   

Ground Cherry

Ground Cherry Latin Name: physalis heterophylla Alternative Name: clammy ground cherry Forms Available: seed, berry, leaf Ground Cherry – physalis heterophylla – The seed/berry of this plant has been beneficial in treating difficult urination. Also, a tea made from the leaves has been used to treat headaches and poultices have relieved burns and scalds Aromatherapy […]

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Posted in Essential Oil Botanicals on Apr 27th, 2009, 9:44 am by   Comments Off on Ground Cherry   

Ground Ivy

Ground Ivy Latin Name: glechoma, glechoma hederacea Forms Available: leaves Ground Ivy – glechoma – This herb has been used throughout history. It has been used to reduce fevers, clear phlegm, relieve headaches, and heal bruises amongst a miscellany of other benefits. The liquid from the pressed leaves, when smelt, supposedly cures headaches. The leaves, […]

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Posted in Essential Oil Botanicals on Apr 26th, 2009, 2:44 pm by   Comments Off on Ground Ivy   

Ground Nut

Ground Nut Latin Name: apios americana Ground Nut – apios americana – This plant is edible, it is one of the most nourishing foods available in the world. The goundnut is little used for health benefits but these benefits include: relief of excessive bleeding and relief of diarrhoea. [Purchase Ground Nut Based Products] – [Essential […]

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Posted in Essential Oil Botanicals on Apr 25th, 2009, 7:44 pm by   Comments Off on Ground Nut   

Ground Pine

Ground Pine Latin Name: lycopodium clavatum Alternative Name: club moss, foxtail, vegetable sulfur, staghorn, wolf’s claw, selago, lycopod, stag’s horn moss Forms Available: root, leaf,stem, spores Ground Pine – lycopodium clavatum – An evergreen plant with leaves, stem and roots but no flowers or seeds. In the middle ages, this herb was used as a […]

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Posted in Essential Oil Botanicals on Apr 25th, 2009, 12:44 am by   Comments Off on Ground Pine   

Gymnema Sylvestris

Gymnema Sylvestris Latin Name: gymnema sylvestre Forms Available: powder Gymnema Sylvestris – Its known uses are as diuretic, astringent, hypoglycemic, refrigerant, stomachic. There is however currently no good evidence to show that G. sylvestre powder or extract has any effect on the serum or urine glucose concentrations of humans suffering from diabetes mellitus. Gymnema sylvestre […]

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Posted in Essential Oil Botanicals on Apr 24th, 2009, 5:44 am by   Comments Off on Gymnema Sylvestris   

Hawthorn

Hawthorn Latin Name: cratageus spp. Alternative Name: may tree, may blossom, white thorn, bread and cheese tree, gaxels, hagthorn, halves, haw, hazels, huath, ladies meat, may, may bush, mayflower, quick, thorn, tree of chastity. Forms Available: berry, flower Hawthorn – cratageus spp. – Also known as May Tree, May Blossom, or White Thorn. A Druid […]

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Posted in Essential Oil Botanicals on Apr 23rd, 2009, 10:44 am by   Comments Off on Hawthorn   

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