April 3, 2018

Peppermint (Mentha piperita) Research

Latin Name: Mentha piperita Family Name: Lamiaceae There is a significant amount of research on peppermint (Mentha piperita).  It has shown to be beneficial as a digestive aid, respiratory aid, and to relief inflammation and muscle spasm and tension.  It’s menthol constituent has shown analgesic activity.  It has also shown antimicrobial, […]
April 11, 2018

Feverfew Headache Relief Tea Recipe

Try this easy feverfew headache relief tea to help with a headache.  Feverfew has shown in a few human research studies to reduce headaches.  Research is listed below. Feverfew Headache Relief Tea Ingredients ​1 teaspoon of chopped fresh feverfew leaves (organically grown) 10 ounces of hot water Feverfew Headache Relief […]
April 30, 2018

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) Research

Latin Name: Zingiber officinale Family: Zingeberaceae Ginger has been used throughout Asia for thousands of years to treat digestive ailments.  Ginger is also a rubefacient herb, helping to increase blood flow.  It is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties.  Rhizomes (underground stems) are used in cooking, to make tea, and as herbal […]
May 4, 2018

Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) Research

Latin Name: Tanacetum parthenium Family: Asteraceae Feverfew is a daisy like flower, useful in reducing migraine headaches by easing smooth muscle spasms and the constriction of blood vessels in the brain.  The parthenolide constituent has shown in research to reduce muscle spasms and constrict blood vessels in the brain to […]
May 7, 2018

Chamomile Roman (Chamaemelum nobile) Research

Latin Name: Chamaemelum nobile or Anthemis nobilis Family: Asteraceae Roman chamomile has been used for indigestion, respiratory congestion, and mental fatigue.  It has also been used topically as an antiseptic, and to help reduce inflammation. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with […]
May 9, 2018

Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) Research

Latin Name:  Coriandrum sativum Family: Apiaceae The leaves and seeds of C. sativum are both used frequently in cooking.  The leaves are commonly called cilantro, and the seeds are commonly called coriander.  Both have been used as a remedy for a variety of digestive complaints.  Studies have shown it may also […]
May 15, 2018

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) Research

Latin Name: Lavandula angustifolia Family: Lamiaceae Lavender has been well researched for its calming action and ability to reduce insomnia.  It can also be applied topically to help with pain, inflammation, and itching, and has antimicrobial and insect repelling action. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of […]
May 22, 2018

Peppermint to Relieve a Headache

Can peppermint help relieve a headache? By: Kathy Sadowksi, MS in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, LMT, RYT Headaches can be caused by many factors, like mental stress, hormones, illness, and exposure to toxins. Aromatherapy assists the body gently and holistically to help relieve a headache.  Peppermint has shown in the studies […]
July 18, 2018

Rose (Rosa damascena) Research

Latin Name: Rosa damascena Family: Rosaceae A few dozen research articles were found on R. damascena.  Multiple human studies found the aroma to help reduce both anxiety, pain, and possibly migraine headache pain.  Additional studies attributed the intake of extracts with reduced menstrual pain.  A mouthwash with the extract may […]
October 31, 2018


Parthenolide is a sesquiterpene lactone found in feverfew.  It is not water soluble. Plants Containing Parthenolide   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 research articles does not necessarily […]