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January 1, 2018

Clary Sage: Give Thanks Meditation

Give thanks, as it key to truly being happy in life. According to the Oxford Dictionary, the definition of GRATEFUL is: feeling or showing an appreciation of kindness.  Synonyms include being thankful and appreciative [1].  This is Merriam-Webster’s definition: being appreciative of comfort supplied or discomfort alleviated [2]. The holiday […]
January 25, 2018
insomnia

Is Lavender Really Calming?

To answer the question, is lavender really calming… By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA, LMT, RYT There is much scientific research on this topic.  Several human studies across a wide variety of settings with a diverse array of populations have demonstrated the calming effects of inhaling lavender aroma.  Lavender […]
March 8, 2018
california poppy

California Poppy Dreamer

Pictured – California Poppies By: Kathy Sadowski, Master of Science Degree in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, LMT, RYT   A ½ tsp of dried California Poppy for tea Plus I squeeze in a dalop of honey Oh what a delight Bet I’ll sleep great tonight!   Eschscholzia californica is its name […]
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 […]
March 22, 2018

Lemon Verbena (Lippia citrodora) Research

Latin Name: Lippia citrodora 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 22, 2018

Neroli (Citrus aurantium) Research

Latin Name: Citrus aurantium Family: Rutaceae 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 3, 2018

Asteraceae Anxiolytics

When you see daisies, does it make you smile?  Can sniffing a marigold calm you down?  Do you like to drink chamomile tea before bed to help you sleep?  Several plants of the Asteraceae family have shown research demonstrating the ability to improve mood and cognitive health. Their aromas have shown […]
April 5, 2018

Mistletoe (Viscum album) Research

Latin Name: Viscum album Family: Santalaceae There is limited scientific research on the human use of mistletoe.  However, more research is warranted on the topic of mistletoe supplements as a cancer treatment.  Its viscotoxins may have an apoptotic and cytotoxic effect on cancer cells.  Further, it has shown potential as an […]
April 9, 2018
anxiety

Anxiety / Mood / Anti-depressive

Anxiety can be caused by many things.  Over time, these stressors can have a negative physical effect on the body.  Herbs and essential oils have demonstrated sedative and anxiolytic activities in many human studies. Recipes to Help with Anxiety Blog Articles Here’s a fun article about the how stimulating the […]
April 18, 2018
Borneol

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

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

Cedrol

Cedrol is a sesquiterpene alcohol found in cypress, cedar, juniper, and oregano.  It’s aroma may have a relaxing effect in humans. Links to Plants Containing Cedrol   RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of […]