Cypress

April 7, 2018

Repellent

Many essential oils and herbs have shown repellent action against a variety of bugs and pests. Repellent Herb and Essential Oil Recipes Blog Articles 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 […]
April 7, 2018

Insecticidal / Pesticidal

Insecticidal and pesticidal substances kill pests.  A variety of essential oils and herbs have shown powerful insecticidal action, with a less toxic effect than harsh chemicals. Larvicidal substances kill insect larvae. Insecticidal Recipes Blog Articles RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the […]
April 9, 2018

Mouth Cold Sores

Mouth cold sores are usually caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1), but could have other causes.  Multiple studies have demonstrated lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) contains compounds to help fight the virus. Recipes to Help with Mouth Cold Sores Blog Articles RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a […]
April 9, 2018

Oral Health

Botanical extracts have shown positive research in aiding oral health.  Oral bacteria and fungal infections have been reduced with the essential oils such as lavender, geranium, tea tree, and peppermint, as well as the constituent: thymol as found in thyme. Oral Health Recipes Blog Articles RESEARCH The listings of research […]
April 9, 2018

Preservative

Herbs and essential oils with preservative qualities can help extend the shelf life of foods, supplements, and beauty products.  They may demonstrate an antioxidant and/or antimicrobial effect. Preservative Recipes Blog Articles Preservative Herbs and Essential Oils RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on […]
April 9, 2018

Anxiety / Mood / Anti-depressive

Anxiety can be caused by many things.  Over time, these stressors can have a negative physical effect on the body.  Herbs and essential oils have demonstrated sedative and anxiolytic activities in many human studies. Recipes to Help with Anxiety Blog Articles Here’s a fun article about the how stimulating the […]
April 9, 2018

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 9, 2018

Urinary System / Diuretic / Liver

The urinary system includes the kidneys, bladder, ureters, and urethra.  The liver, while not a direct part of the urinary system, rids the body of excess nitrogen via urine. Diuretic herbs promote urination, helping to stimulate the kidneys, remove waste, and reduce urinary irritation.  More human studies are necessary.  Juniper berry and […]
April 11, 2018

Forest Diffuser Blend Recipe

This Forest Diffuser Blend may help induce calmness and peace.  Research has shown that being in the forest can help reduce stress.  The Japanese have done research on the calming effects of Shinrin-yoku, or forest-air bathing.  When you can’t get away for a hike in the woods, try this aromatic […]
April 19, 2018

Camphene

Camphene is a monoterpene as found in spruce, fir, pine, cypress, camphor, citronella, neroli, ginger, sage, cistus, rosemary, and valerian. Monoterpenes are odorless, highly volatile, prone to oxidation, and insoluble in water. Links to Plants Containing Camphene   RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles […]
April 19, 2018

Cedrol

Cedrol is a sesquiterpene alcohol found in cypress, cedar, juniper, and oregano.  It’s aroma may have a relaxing effect in humans. Links to Plants Containing Cedrol   RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of […]
April 19, 2018

Chamazulene / Azulene

Chamazulene is a sesquiterpene, derived from azulene, and found in German chamomile, giving it a blue color.  It is also found in wormwood, yarrow, tansy, cypress, and blue violet. Sesquiterpenes are less volatile than monoterpenes, but still prone to oxidation.  They have a strong odor.  If oxidized (exposed to air) they […]