Oral Health

March 20, 2018

Easy Breezy Minty Toothpaste Recipe

It is very easy to make your own homemade minty toothpaste.  You just need three ingredients:  peppermint leaves, baking soda, and coconut oil.  Mix it up, put a small amount on your toothbrush, and your mouth will be minty fresh! Minty Toothpaste Ingredients 1 cup of coconut oil 1/2 cup […]
March 22, 2018

Manuka (Leptospermum scoparium) Research

Latin Name: Leptospermum scoparium Family: Myrtaceae Manuka is in the same plant family as tea tree, but has a differing essential oil profile.  While there are many chemotypes of manuka, it is generally higher in sesquiterpenes than tea tree, and also contains the leptospermone constituent not typically found in tea […]
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, […]
April 4, 2018

Chamomile German (Matricaria recutita) Research

Latin Name: Matricaria recutita or Chamomilla recutita Family: Asteraceae Chamomile has been used to calm the mind and soothe the skin.  People have used it as a folk remedy for wounds, to reduce itching, and to help with inflammation.  The dried herb is also commonly ingested as a tea to help with […]
April 5, 2018

Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla vulgaris) Research

Latin Name: Alchemilla vulgaris Family: Rosaceae 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 […]
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 11, 2018

Easy Cardamom Tea Recipe

Cardamom pods offer a warming, spicy, green flavor in this easy cardamom tea recipe.  Add some ginger, honey, and milk to soften and sweeten the flavor.  It has been used for congestion, nausea, and to relax.  It can also freshen your breathe! Research on some possible health benefits of cardamom […]
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 1, 2018

Ajowan (Trachyspermum ammi) Research

Latin name: Trachyspermum ammi Family: Apiaceae Ajowan, also commonly called Bishop’s weed, is an Indian spice used for digestive issues.  Topically, it has been used to treat psoriasis and hypopigmentation, although it can be phototoxic topically due to its furocoumarin constituents. RESEARCH Safety and Quality High thymol and carvacrol content […]
May 1, 2018

Toothache Clove Oil Recipe

This Toothache Clove oil recipe may help with dental pains.  Cloves have been used as a folk remedy to relieve a toothache.  Its eugenol constituent has both antimicrobial and anesthetic properties, and the German Commission E has approved clove as both a topical antiseptic and as a local anesthetic. Toothache […]
May 2, 2018

Aloe (Aloe barbadensis) Research

Latin Name: Aloe barbadensis Family: Lillaceae The leaves of an aloe plant contain a mucilaginous gel used topically to soothe burns and wounds, and can be taken internally to alleviate various digestive complaints such as constipation and irritable bowels.  Aloe is a laxative related to its aloin constituent.  It may also […]