sea buckthorn

January 8, 2017

Three Novel Carrier Oils

Babassu Oil Comes from the palm tree Orbignya phalerata Mart of Brazil Important to the Brazilian economy – get Fair Trade, Organic, and cold pressed Local women, called “Babassu Breakers,” collect the nuts that have fallen from the ground and break them open with an axe (Souza et al, 2011). […]
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 8, 2018
female health

Female Health

A variety of herbs have been shown to help with female health issues such as menstrual pains, menopause, and more. Recipes to Help with Female Health 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 9, 2018
skin & wound health

Skin and Wound Health

Many herbs can help with various skin ailments from dry skin, itchy areas, burns, wrinkles, growths, and cuts. Skin conditions can include eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and more.  For acute situations, consult a Doctor. Wounds When a cut occurs, apply firm pressure with a clean cloth for 15 minutes and elevate […]
May 4, 2018
calendula wound serum recipe

Beta-Carotene

Beta-Carotene is a terpenoid carotene with an orange pigment and high in vitamin A.  It is found in carrots, sea buckthorn, marigolds, mango, cantaloupe, pumpkin, papaya, sweet potatoes, apricots, and even kale and spinach. Links to Plants Containing Beta-Carotene   RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a compilation of […]
August 3, 2018

Easy to Make – Orange Glow Face Serum Recipe

This Orange Glow Face Serum combines ingredients that shine and nourish the skin.  Rosehip seed oil is expressed from the plant’s seeds and is rich in fatty acids.  Both rosehip seed and jojoba oil soak into the skin easily without leaving a greasy residue.  Sea buckthorn oil is a brilliant […]
October 2, 2018

Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae) Research

Latin Name: Hippophae ssp. Family: Elaeagnaceae SKIN Topical application of sea buckthorn oil increased cutaneous thickness of human skin.  From:  Yang, B., Bonfigli, A., Pagani, V., Isohanni, T., von-Knorring, A., Jutila, A., & Judin, V. P. (2009). Effects of oral supplementation and topical application of supercritical CO2 extracted sea buckthorn oil […]
October 3, 2018

3 Orange Herbs to Help Your Skin Glow!

Which orange herbs are great for my skin? There are some amazing plants with brilliant orange colors, related to being high in beta carotene.  Sea buckthorn, marigolds, and carrots all contain this glowing orange pigment, plus other amazing nutrients that are great for the skin.  Below, is an overview of […]