April 4, 2018


Contracts tissue; mainly the skin, and may also reduce the discharge of blood or mucous.  Astringent herbs help with tissue toning and tightening.  Witch hazel and meadowsweet are examples. Astringent Recipes   Blog Articles   RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the […]
May 10, 2018

Cranesbill (Geranium maculatum) Research

Latin Name: Geranium maculatum Family: Geraniaceae Cranesbill has shown antiviral action against herpes and other viruses.  Studies are promising, but human research is needed. RESEARCH GENERAL Natural Standard (2015).  Spotted Geranium Monograph. ACHS. 2017. Course Material, HERB502: Cranesbill monograph. ANTIVIRAL Geranium sanguineum had an antiviral effect against herpes related to […]
June 18, 2018

Lemon (Citrus limonum) Research

Latin Name: Citrus limonum Family: Rutaceae A few dozen research articles were found on lemon. It is most researched for its antimicrobial actions, including antibacterial and antifungal possibilities. This gives it an antiseptic action good for cleaning surfaces and skin. Antioxidant and radical scavaging actions of the flavonoids of lemon […]
July 19, 2018

Rose Water Astringent Recipe

This Rose Water Astringent is luxurious and simple to make.  The sweet delicately floral scent of roses offers mood boosting aromatherapy plus face toning benefits together in one recipe. Rose Water Astringent Ingredients 2 cups of rose petals – organically grown, with no exposure to pesticides or harsh chemicals – […]