Archives: 2009   October

Star Anise

Star Anise Latin Name: Illicium verum Alternative Name: chinese anise Forms Available: seed Star Anise – illicium verum – All parts of this small, evergreen tree are aromatic; the smooth, gray-white bark, narrow to elliptic shiney green leaves; solitary yellow flowers; and glossy brown seeds. The distinctive seeds and pods are used as a spice […]

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Posted in Essential Oil Botanicals on Oct 31st, 2009, 5:45 am by   Comments Off on Star Anise   

Stevia

Stevia Latin Name: stevia rebaudiana Forms Available: ground Stevia – stevia rebaudiana – An herb used as a replacement for sugar or other non-nutritive sweeteners. The resulting extract from the stevia plant is roughly ten times sweeter than sugar. With Stevia, you must experiment until you get it right, some persons find it way too […]

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Posted in Essential Oil Botanicals on Oct 30th, 2009, 10:44 am by   Comments Off on Stevia   

Strawberry, Wild

Strawberry, Wild Latin Name: fragaria virginiana Alternative Name: scarlet strawberry, virginia strawberry Forms Available: root, leaf, fruit, tea Wild Strawberry – fragaria virginiana – the fruit is very fragrant and tastes delicious, it is eaten raw, cooked or in preserves. The leaves make an herbal tea which has also been used as a tonic for […]

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Posted in Essential Oil Botanicals on Oct 29th, 2009, 3:44 pm by   Comments Off on Strawberry, Wild   

Sumachs

Sumachs Latin Name: rhus sp. rhus copallina, rhus glabra Alternative Name: smooth sumac, upland sumach, dwarf sumac, sumac Forms Available: bark, berry, leaf, root Sumachs – rhus sp. – dwarf sumac: rhus copallina and smooth sumac: rhus glabra. Dwarf sumac: the root has been used to treat dysentery. Externally, a poultice of the root, treats […]

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Posted in Essential Oil Botanicals on Oct 28th, 2009, 8:45 pm by   Comments Off on Sumachs   

Sunflower

Sunflower Latin Name: helianthus annuus Alternative Name: corona solis, marigold of peru, solo indianus, chrysanthemum peruvianum Forms Available: oil, flower, leaf, stalk, root , seed Sunflower – helianthus annuus – This fast-growing annual has a thick, tall, hairy stem, heart-shaped leaves, and large yellow flower heads in late summer. The nutritious seeds are eaten raw, […]

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Posted in Essential Oil Botanicals on Oct 28th, 2009, 1:45 am by   Comments Off on Sunflower   

Swamp Milkweed

Swamp Milkweed Latin Name: asclepias incarnata Alternative Name: swamp silkweed, rose-colored silkweed, white indian hemp, incarnate swallowwort, flesh-colored asclepias. Forms Available: root Swamp Milkweed – asclepias incarnata – It is said that the tea can remove tapeworms from the body. A tea made from the root of the swamp milkweed has been used to treat […]

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Posted in Essential Oil Botanicals on Oct 27th, 2009, 6:44 am by   Comments Off on Swamp Milkweed   

Sweet Cicely

Sweet Cicely Latin Name: osmorhiza claytoni, myrrhis odorata Alternative Name: smoother sweet cicely, cicely, anise fren, cow chervil, british myrrh, shepherd’s needle, sweet bracken, sweet chervil, woolly sweet-cicely, clayton’s sweetroot, hairy sweet-cicely Forms Available: essential oil, root, leaf, seed Sweet Cicely – osmorhiza claytoni, myrrhis odorata – This herb is expectorant, stomachic and carminative. It […]

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Sweet Gum

Sweet Gum Latin Name: liquidambar styraciflua Alternative Name: formosan gum, bilsted, copalm, gum wax Forms Available: resin, bark, fruit, leaf, stem Sweet Gum – liquidambar styraciflua – This plant has been used medicinally in the past. The leaves were used to treat growths, and the resin from the stems to treat boils, toothache and tuberculosis. […]

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Sweet Majoram

Sweet Marjoram Latin Name: origanum marjorana Alternative Name: knotted marjoram, mayorana Forms Available: essential oil, leaf, stem Sweet Majoram – origanum marjorana – a herb akin to oregano. This is a well used culinary herb. The leaves can be eaten both raw and cooked and is used to flavor many main dishes. The seeds are […]

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Posted in Essential Oil Botanicals on Oct 24th, 2009, 9:44 pm by   Comments Off on Sweet Majoram   

Sweet Woodruff

Sweet Woodruff Latin Name: galium odorata, galium odoratum, asperula odorata Alternative Name: woodruff, woodward, waldmeister, master of the woods, sweet grass Forms Available: leaf Sweet Woodruff – galium odorata – The leaf of the sweet woodruff can be eaten raw or cooked. In Germany, in the spring, the leaves are soaked in white wine and […]

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