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Broccoli

Broccoli Latin Name: brassica oleracea italica Forms Available: leaf, flower, extract Broccoli – brassica oleracea italica – a vegetable, rich in nutrients such as calcium, chlorophyll, iron, potassium, and vitamins A, C and K. The vitamin K helps prevent colon and stomach cancer. The calcium content helps prevent the effects of bone loss and osteoporosis. […]

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Posted in Essential Oil Botanicals on Jul 31st, 2009, 9:44 am by   Comments Off on Broccoli   

Broom

Broom Latin Name: genista scoparius syn. cytisus scoparius,sarothamnus scoparious Alternative Name: scotch broom, banal, basam, besom, bisom, bizzon, Breeam, broom tops, brum, genista green broom, irish tops, link, irish broom. Forms Available: flowering twig, seed. Broom – genista scoparius syn. Cytisus scoparius and Sarothamnus scoparious – Also known as Scotch Broom, and Irish broom. A […]

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Posted in Essential Oil Botanicals on Jul 30th, 2009, 2:45 pm by   Comments Off on Broom   

Bugleweed

Bugleweed Latin Name: lycopus virginicus Alternative Name: gypsy weed, water horehound, gypsy wort, horehound, sweet bugle Forms Available: root Bugleweed – lycopus virginicus – this herb is used to treat hyperthyroidism, it decreases the level of thyroid stimulating hormones and slows the pulse. It is also has astringent and sedative properties. Caution: do not use […]

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Posted in Essential Oil Botanicals on Jul 29th, 2009, 7:44 pm by   Comments Off on Bugleweed   

Burdock

Burdock Latin Name: arctium lappa Alternative Name: hurr-burr, thorny burr, cocklebur, lappa, cockle buttons Forms Available: root, extract Burdock – arctium lappa – this herb aids the liver, kidney, and bowels – it is a great detoxifier and cleanser. It is also used as a diuretic. It can be used both internally and externally in […]

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Buttercup

Buttercup Latin Name: ranunculus acris Alternative Name: gold cup, mao chin, meadow buttercup Forms Available: flower, leaf Buttercup – ranunculus acris – The buttercup, crushed in a poultice and applied to the chest is relief for colds. The scent of the flowers and leaves is a headache remedy. Used externally for relief of rheumatism. Aromatherapy […]

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Posted in Essential Oil Botanicals on Jul 28th, 2009, 5:46 am by   Comments Off on Buttercup   

Butterfly Weed

Butterfly Weed Latin Name: asclepias tuberosa Alternative Name: pleurisy root, silkweed, tuber root, colic root, canada root, flux root, milkweed Forms Available: root, flower, leaf Butterfly Weed – asclepias tuberosa – this plant is also known as “pleurisy root”: it is considered to have expectorant qualities that loosen and remove phlegm as well as relieving […]

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Posted in Essential Oil Botanicals on Jul 27th, 2009, 10:45 am by   Comments Off on Butterfly Weed   

Cajeput

Cajeput Purchase Cajeput Oil – Retail – CLICK HERE Purchase Cajeput Oil – Wholesale – CLICK HERE Latin Name: melaleuca leucadendron Forms Available: essential oil, leaf, bud Cajeput – melaleuca leucadendron – steam distilled leaf/bud, Indonesia. Its scent is peculiar, musty, sweet, penetrating, camphor-like. As part of the Melaleucas, it has great value in skin […]

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Posted in Essential Oil Botanicals on Jul 26th, 2009, 3:45 pm by   Comments Off on Cajeput   

Calamus

Calamus Purchase Calamus Oil – Retail – CLICK HERE Purchase Calamus Oil – Wholesale – CLICK HERE Latin Name: acorus calamus Alternative Name: sweet sedge, sweet grass, sweet root, myrtle grass, cinnamon sedge, rat root, gladdon, flagroot, beewort Forms Available: essential oil, CO2 extraction Calamus – acorus calamus – Calamus is mentioned frequently in the […]

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Posted in Essential Oil Botanicals on Jul 25th, 2009, 8:45 pm by   Comments Off on Calamus   

Calendula

Calendula Purchase Calendula Oil – Retail – CLICK HERE Latin Name: calendula officinalis Alternative Name: calendula, holigold, pot marigold, bride of the sun, drunkard, goldes, husbandman’s dial, Marybud, marygold, mary gowles, ruddes, oculis chrisi, ruddles, spousa solis, summer’s Bride Forms Available: CO2 extraction, leaf, powder, flower Calendula is Marigold – calendula officinalis – A Druid sacred […]

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California Poppy

California Poppy Latin Name: eschscholzia californica Alternative Name: gold poppy, poppy Forms Available: flower, leaf, root California Poppy – eschscholzia californica – antispasmodic, sedative and analgesic. Also a diuretic that promotes perspiration. The sap has been used to relieve toothache. Aromatherapy & Health Uses: Used to treat nervous tension, insomnia and anxiety. Also believed to […]

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Posted in Essential Oil Botanicals on Jul 24th, 2009, 6:44 am by   Comments Off on California Poppy   

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