carrot

April 3, 2018
antimicrobial

Antimicrobial

Herbs and essential oils are known for their antimicrobial potential, and have been studied for their abilities to inhibits or kill microbes including bacteria, fungi, viruses, and yeast.  It is important to understand therapeutic margin for each botanical, the amount at which a substance is both safe and effective to […]
April 3, 2018

Antioxidant

Antioxidant herbs, fruits, and vegetables have the potential to reduce oxidation, which can cause free radicals to form.  This can then contribute to aging and disease. Eat Your Colors! Antioxidants protect your cells!  They are found in the richly colorful fruits and vegetables that we eat.  Here are some examples: RED […]
April 4, 2018
antiviral

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 4, 2018

Aphrodisiac

Aphrodisiac substances may promote passion and sexual arousal. Here is a link to an interesting review of aphrodisiac herbs written by Cathy Wong, ND:  Devil’s Claw and Other Natural Aphrodisiacs Aphrodisiac Recipes Blog Articles RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with […]
April 9, 2018
skin & wound health

Skin and Wound Health

Many herbs can help with various skin ailments from dry skin, itchy areas, burns, wrinkles, growths, and cuts. Skin conditions can include eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and more.  For acute situations, consult a Doctor. Wounds When a cut occurs, apply firm pressure with a clean cloth for 15 minutes and elevate […]
April 20, 2018

Elemicin

Elemicine is a phenol methyl ether as found in elemi, mace, carrot, and nutmeg. Phenol methyl ethers are similar to phenols, but even more powerful.  Concerns with overuse include psychotropic, neurotoxic effects, liver toxicity, and possible carcinogenic activity. Links to Plants Containing Elemicin RESEARCH The listings of research below represents […]
April 20, 2018

Isoeugenol

Isoeugenol is a phenol derived from eugenol and occurs in ylang ylang, carrot, nutmeg, vetiver, and basil. Links to Plants Containing Isoeugenol Research The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  This compilation of […]
April 25, 2018
children's health

Luteolin

Luteolin is a flavonoid found in carrots, peppers, celery, olive oil, peppermint, parsley, thyme, rosemary, lemon and oregano. Links to Plants Containing Luteolin   RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  This compilation […]
April 25, 2018

Carotol

Carotol is a sesquiterpene alcohol that makes up about 40% of carrot seed oil. Links to Plants Containing Carotol RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  This compilation of research articles does not […]
May 4, 2018
calendula wound serum recipe

Beta-Carotene

Beta-Carotene is a terpenoid carotene with an orange pigment and high in vitamin A.  It is found in carrots, sea buckthorn, marigolds, mango, cantaloupe, pumpkin, papaya, sweet potatoes, apricots, and even kale and spinach. Links to Plants Containing Beta-Carotene   RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a compilation of […]
October 3, 2018

3 Orange Herbs to Help Your Skin Glow!

Which orange herbs are great for my skin? There are some amazing plants with brilliant orange colors, related to being high in beta carotene.  Sea buckthorn, marigolds, and carrots all contain this glowing orange pigment, plus other amazing nutrients that are great for the skin.  Below, is an overview of […]
October 15, 2018

Easy Carrot Face Mask Recipe

This carrot face mask recipe is very easy to make with only 3 ingredients.  It will only take a few minutes to whip up and about 15 minutes to set on your skin.  Afterwards, it will leave your skin feeling smooth, clean, and moisturized. Some research on carrots have shown […]