hyssop

March 21, 2018

Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) Research

Latin Name: Hyssopus officinalis Family: Lamiaceae RESEARCH GENERAL WebMD.  (n.d.).  Hyssop.  Retrieved in December, 2016.  Retrieved from www.webmd.com NAHA (n.d.).  Safety.  Retrieved in February, 2018.  Retrieved from:  http://naha.org/explore-aromatherapy/safety ACHS (2017).  Course Material: Herb 502, Hyssop Monograph.  www.achs.edu Petersen, D. (2015). Aromatherapy materia medica.  Essential oil monographs.  American College of Healthcare Sciences.​  www.achs.edu […]
April 3, 2018
anti-fungal

Anti-fungal

Certain herbs are known for their anti-fungal actions.  Most research studies have been in vitro; more human studies are necessary. Recipes to Help with Fungal Infections Blog Articles RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description […]
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
anti-parasite

Anti-parasite

Also called anthelmintic, anti-parasitic herbs can help the body eliminate or destroy worms and parasites such as tapeworm.  Significant essential oils studied include oregano and thyme, and herbs include wormwood and hyssop.  Caution is necessary when using herbs as anti-parasitics, related to their low therapeutic margin. Recipes to Help with […]
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 6, 2018
Common Cold

Common Cold / Cough & Congestion / Respiratory

The common cold is associated with a nasal congestion, cough, and a sore throat.  There may also be a mild fever.  It can be caused by one of more than 200 different viruses.  It runs its coarse in about one to two weeks. Various herbs can help reduce cough and […]
April 20, 2018

Camphone / Pinacamphone / Isopinacamphone

Pinacamphone / camphone is a ketone as found in hyssop and tansy, and is potentially neurotoxic. Many ketones can be toxic internally and topically.  Some can be convulsant, toxic to the liver, or neurotoxic in high doses.  Do not overuse or use for prolonged periods of time. Sage, cedar, thuja, and hyssop […]
April 24, 2018

Terpinene / Alpha Terpinene / Gamma Terpinene

Terpinene is a monoterpene found in juniper, marjoram, ajowan, cardamom, cumin, tea tree, cannabis, hyssop, wild carrot seed, and savory. Monoterpenes are odorless, highly volatile, prone to oxidation, and insoluble in water. Links to Plants Containing Terpinene RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found […]
April 24, 2018

Thujone / Alpha Thujone / Beta Thujone

Alpha-thujone is a ketone found in cedarleaf and sage.  Beta-thujone is a ketone found in mugwort, sage, hyssop, and tansy. Many ketones can be toxic internally and topically.  Some can be convulsant, toxic to the liver, or neurotoxic in high doses.  Do not overuse or use for prolonged periods of time. […]
April 25, 2018

Rosmarinic Acid

Rosmarinic acid is a caffeic acid ester found in many aromatic plants such as rosemary, oregano, basil, sage, hyssop, and more. Links to Plants Containing Rosmarinic acid RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of […]