osteoporosis / bone density

April 7, 2018


Some herbs have shown potential in improving bone density / reducing symptoms of osteoporosis.  Herbs high in isoflavones such as soy, red clover, and flaxseed show promise, but more human studies are necessary. Recipes to Help with Osteoporosis   Blog Articles   Research The listings of research below represent a […]
April 15, 2018

Red Clover Menopausal Tea Recipe and Benefits

Red Clover Menopausal Tea may help balance estrogen hormones to help with hot flashes, bone loss, high blood pressure, and other symptoms associated with menopause.  Further, red clover and peppermint are two herbs that can grow extremely easily in a simple herbal garden, and combine to make a great cup […]
April 18, 2018

Borneol, Delta Borneol, and Isoborneol

Borneol is an alcohol that easily oxidizes into the ketone: camphor.  It is found in Coridothymus capitatus (thyme), Artemisia herba alba (artemisia), Origanum vulgare (oregano), Ocimum canum (basil), lavender, lavandin, rosemary, sage, and feverfew. Alcohols are the most therapeutically beneficial type of component in an essential oil, and have a low toxicity for […]
April 18, 2018

Bornyl Acetate

Bornyl acetate is an ester.  Bornyl acetate can be found in spruce, pine, valerian, fir, rosemary, tansy, and sage. Esters are formed from the combination of acids and alcohols. Links to Plants Containing Bornyl Acetate RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the […]
April 19, 2018


Camphor is a ketone found in ho leaf, lavindin, camphor, rosemary, sage, spike lavender, mint, laural, thyme, oregano, pennyroyal, basil, and yarrow. Many ketones can be toxic internally and topically.  Some can be convulsent, toxic to the liver, or neurotoxic in high doses.  Do not overuse or use for prolonged periods […]
April 19, 2018

1,8-cineole / Cineole / Eucalyptol / Cajeputol

1,8-cineole, also called eucalyptol, is an oxide found in basil, bay, cajeput, cardamom, eucalyptus, niaouli, rosemary, sage, camphor, laurel, mugwort, and spike lavender.  It smells fresh and minty. Oxides contribute to an oil’s aroma, and have strong therapeutic actions, but can be neurotoxic, liver toxic, and a respiratory irritant in […]
May 2, 2018

Anise (Pimpinella anisum) Research

Latin Name: Pimpinella anisum  Family: Apiaceae Anise seeds have commonly been used as a digestive aid, to help with coughing, reduce menopausal symptoms, and to repel insects.  The key anethole constituent comprises over 75% of the essential oil, with a possible estrogenic effect. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent […]
May 29, 2018

Pine (Pinus sylvestris) Research

Latin Name: Pinus sylvestris Family: Pinaceae Pine extracts have been used for centuries to treat a wide variety of respiratory complaints including viral infections, cough, congestion, hoarseness, and fever.  It has also been used topically to reduce inflammation, wounds, and pain. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation […]
July 7, 2018

Sage (Salvia officinalis) Research

Latin Name: Salvia officinalis Family: Lamiaceae 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 […]