Hypolipidemic / Cholesterol

March 22, 2018

Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) Research

Latin Name: Commiphora myrrha Family: Burseraceae Myrrh has long been used as a medicinal plant well documented in Chinese medicine, ancient Roman texts, and used in Biblical times.  It is an oleo gum resin RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, […]
March 26, 2018

Vanilla (Vanilla plantifolia) Research

Latin Name: Vanilla plantifolia Family: Apiaceae 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 […]
March 29, 2018
Easy Microwave-In-Your-Mug Flax Muffin Recipe

Easy Microwave-In-Your-Mug Flaxseed Muffin Recipe

This Easy Microwave-In-Your-Mug Flaxseed Muffin Recipe tastes yummy for a quick breakfast treat.  And it’s good for you!  Here are some possible health benefits to eating flax. Flax could help lower cholesterol levels. A few human studies have shown it to help with cholesterol.  In one study, flaxseed lowered cholesterol […]
April 5, 2018

Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum) Research

Latin Name: Silybum marianum Family: Asteraceae 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 are […]
April 6, 2018

Sumac (Rhus coriaria) Research

Latin Name: Rhus coriaria Family: Anacardiaceae Sumac is an plant long used for cardiac health and weight loss.  A few human studies were found on the hypolipidemic, hypoglycemic, and hypotensive actions of sumac.  It is also being studied for its antimicrobial and antioxidant potential. The plant is high in anthocyanin and tannin […]
April 7, 2018
cinnamaldehyde

Hypolipidemic / Cholesterol

Hypolipidemic herbs and essential oils aid in reducing the lipids in the blood and cholesterol levels.  Consult with a Doctor on how herbs that can lower cholesterol may affect certain medications. Cholesterol Lowering Recipes Blog Articles RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on […]
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 17, 2018
anethole

Anethole / Anise Camphor / Trans-Anethole

Anethole is a phenol methyl ether as found in anise, fennel, and camphor.  Anise is over 90% anethole.  Trans-anethole is the more abundant and safer anethole isomer, while cis-anethole is more toxic. The cis-anethole isomer is found in very small amounts in fennel and anise. Phenol methyl ethers are similar […]
April 17, 2018
apiole

Myristicine / Apiol / Apiole

Myristicine, also called apiol, is a phenol methyl ether found in dill, nutmeg, and parsley, and it can be euphoric, neurotoxic, nephrotoxic, and genotoxic in high doses. Phenol methyl ethers are similar to phenols, but even more powerful.  Concerns with overuse include psychotropic, neurotoxic effects, liver toxicity, and possible carcinogenic activity. […]
April 19, 2018
carvacrol

Carvacrol

Carvacrol is a phenol, as in oregano, sage, cumin, savory, marjoram, and thyme. Phenols are potent chemicals with strong therapeutic actions, but safety concerns: overuse can be toxic to the liver or genotoxic.  Phenols can also be a skin and mucous membrane irritant. Links to Plants Containing Carvacrol RESEARCH The listings […]
April 19, 2018

Cuminaldehyde / Cuminal

Cuminaldehyde is an aldehyde found in cumin, caraway, and cinnamon. Aldehydes have a powerful aroma used in perfumery.  Oxidation (exposure to oxygen) causes potential skin irritation and loss of aroma. Links to Plants Containing Cuminaldehyde   RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the […]
April 20, 2018

Linalool / Beta Linalool / Linalyl Alcohol / Linalyl Oxide

Linalool is an alcohol found in bay, bergamot, coriander, ho wood, basil*, thyme*, lavender, clary sage, sage, cinnamon, petitgrain, rose, niaouli*, sage, neroli, geranium, marjoram, palmarosa, jasmine, ylang, ylang, and rosewood.  Ho wood (Cinnamomun camphora) can be over 98% linalool and the sweet type of basil (Ocimum basilicum) can have […]