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February 2, 2018
cinnamaldehyde

Research on the Cinnamaldehyde Constituent

Pictured: Cinnamon, Whose Key Chemical Constituent is Cinnamaldehyde By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA, LMT, RYT Cinnamaldehyde is powerfully aromatic, and the dominant constituent found in the bark and leaves of cassia as well as the bark of cinnamon.  It is a potent aldehyde; excessive amounts can cause skin […]
March 21, 2018

Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) Research

Latin Name: Hyssopus officinalis Family: Lamiaceae RESEARCH GENERAL WebMD.  (n.d.).  Hyssop.  Retrieved in December, 2016.  Retrieved from www.webmd.com NAHA (n.d.).  Safety.  Retrieved in February, 2018.  Retrieved from:  http://naha.org/explore-aromatherapy/safety ACHS (2017).  Course Material: Herb 502, Hyssop Monograph.  www.achs.edu Petersen, D. (2015). Aromatherapy materia medica.  Essential oil monographs.  American College of Healthcare Sciences.​  www.achs.edu […]
March 22, 2018
aromadendrene

Manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) Research

Latin Name: Leptospermum scoparium Family: Myrtaceae Manuka is in the same plant family as tea tree, but has a differing essential oil profile.  While there are many chemotypes of manuka, it is generally higher in sesquiterpenes than tea tree, and also contains the leptospermone constituent not typically found in tea […]
March 22, 2018
sweet marjoram tea

Sweet Marjoram (Origanum majorana) Research

Latin Name: Origanum majorana Family: Lamiaceae The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  Research found is catalogued by therapeutic action.  This categorized compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there are […]
March 22, 2018

Niaouli (Melaleuca quinquenervia) Research

Latin Name: Melaleuca quinquenervia Family: Myrtaceae RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  Research found is catalogued by therapeutic action.  This categorized compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there […]
April 1, 2018

Hops (Humulus lupulus) Research

Latin Name: Humulus lupulus Family: Cannabinaceae Hops have been used to brew beer for over 1,000 years.  Native Americans believed in the herb to help with insomnia and pain of the teeth, ears, and joints.  Further, the bitter taste of hops has been used to stimulate digestion.  Modern research has […]
April 4, 2018
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Antiviral

Antiviral herbs and essential oils may help reduce viral infections.  Echinacea has proven noteworthy in helping with prevention of common cold viruses.  For most botanicals, more research is needed to determine safe and effective amounts. Antiviral – Recipes Blog Articles Can essential oils offer antiviral activities against the flu?  Read […]
April 5, 2018

Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla vulgaris) Research

Latin Name: Alchemilla vulgaris Family: Rosaceae RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  Research found is catalogued by therapeutic action.  This categorized compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there […]
April 6, 2018

Rhubarb (Rheum palmatum) Research

Latin Name: Rheum palmatum Family: Polygonaceae RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description of each article/study. Research found is catalogued by therapeutic action. This categorized compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there […]
April 6, 2018

St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) Research

Latin Name: Hypericum perforatum Family: Hypericaceae RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description of each article/study. Research found is catalogued by therapeutic action. This categorized compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there […]
April 11, 2018
Elderberry Cold Syrup Recipe

Elderberry Cold & Flu Syrup Recipe

Try this Elderberry Cold & Flu Syrup Recipe when you feel a sickness coming on.  Elderberries have been used as a folkloric remedy to help reduce cold and the flu.  Some modern scientific research (listed below) has backed up this traditional use. By:  Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, […]
April 18, 2018
Benzyl Benzoate

Benzyl Benzoate

Benzyl benzoate is an ester found in benzoin and ylang ylang. It can also be found in jasmine absolute. It is on the World Health Organization list of essential oils and has been used to treat scabies, lice, and as an insecticide. Esters are formed from the combination of acids […]