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Apple

Apple Latin Name: malus spp Alternative Name: fruit of the gods, fruit of the underworld, silver branch, the silver bough, tree of love Forms Available: fruit, juice, vinegar, cider, wood Apple – malus spp. – A Druid sacred tree. The apple is a symbol of immortality. A branch of the apple which bore buds, flowers […]

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Posted in Essential Oil Botanicals on Aug 31st, 2009, 6:44 am by   Comments Off on Apple   

Apricot Kernel Oil

Apricot Kernel Oil Purchase Apricot Kernel Oil – Retail – CLICK HERE   Latin Name: armeniaca vulgaris, prunis armeniaca Forms Available: oil Apricot – Armeniaca vulgaris, Prunis armeniaca – The oil from apricot kernel is a light but rich oil which is especially good for sensitive skin, as well as for and skin that is inflamed or […]

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Arnica

Arnica Latin Name: arnica montana Alternative Name: fleur’s d’arnique, leopard’s bane, mountain tobacco Forms Available: flower Arnica – arnica montana – Oral administration of arnica is often accompanied by severe side effects!! For external use in injury and for consequences of accidents, e.g., hematoma, dislocations, contusions, edema due to fracture, rheumatic muscle and joint problems. […]

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Posted in Essential Oil Botanicals on Aug 29th, 2009, 4:45 pm by   Comments Off on Arnica   

Arrowhead

Arrowhead Latin Name: saggittaria latifolia, sagittaria variabilis Alternative Name: duck potato Forms Available: leaf, root, tea Arrowhead – sagittaria latifolia – This root can be eaten either raw or cooked. A tea can be made from the roots. A poultice, made from the leaves, has been helpful in stopping lactation and a poultice made from […]

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Arrowroot

Arrowroot Latin Name: maranta arundinaceae Alternative Name: indian arrowroot, maranta indica, maranta ramosissima, maranta starch, araruta , bermuda arrowroot Forms Available: powder Arrowroot – maranta arundinaceae – Produced from the fecula or starch of the rhizome. Arrowroot is the edible starch of several tropical plant roots. The root is peeled and grated into water, and […]

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Asafetida

Asafetida Latin Name: ferula asafoetida Alternative Name: assyfetida, devils dung, food of the gods Forms Available: resin Asafetida – Ferula asafoetida – Also called Stinking Gum. The pungent gum is extracted from the living rootstock by notching the plant at soil level. It was a popular Roman condiment. Research suggests the plant is anticoagulant and […]

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Ash Tree

Ash Tree Latin Name: fraxinus americana, excelsior Alternative Name: nion, common ash, weeping ash Forms Available: wood, bark, leaf Ash Tree – Fraxinus americana or excelsior – A Druid sacred tree. This spring-flowering deciduous tree has smooth gray bark and showy, scented flowers, although the scent is unpleasant to some. The bark of the ash […]

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Asiatic Dayflower

Asiatic Dayflower Latin Name: commelina communis Alternative Name: day flower Forms Available: flowers, leaves Asiatic Dayflower – commelina communis – This plant is antibacterial, astringent, depurative, diuretic, and febrifuge. Used to make a throat gargle that relieves sore throats. The dried plant can be used in treating bleeding, diarrhoea and fevers. Aromatherapy & Health Uses: […]

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Asparagus Fern

Asparagus Fern Latin Name: asparagus officinalis, asparagus racemosus, asparagus cochinchinensis Alternative Name: asparagus Forms Available: root, shoot Asparagus Fern – asparagus officinalis, asparagus racemosus, asparagus cochinchinensis – The roots and shoots of the asparagus are healing and cleansing to the liver, bowels and kidneys. Asparagus causes increased cellular activity in the kidneys, hence increasing urine […]

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Avocado Oil

Avocado Oil Purchase Avocado Oil – Retail – CLICK HERE Latin Name: persea americana, persea gratissima Forms Available: oil Avocado Oil- Persea americana, Persea gratissima – Avocado oil nourishes and restores dry, dehydrated, and mature skin. It is a rich, heavy oil that is best blended with other carrier oils. Skin problems, especially eczema and […]

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Posted in Essential Oil Botanicals on Aug 24th, 2009, 10:44 pm by   Comments Off on Avocado Oil   

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