skin and wound health

May 4, 2018

Bergamot (Citrus aurantium var. bergamia) Research

Latin Name: Citrus aurantium var. bergamia (Risso) Family: Rutaceae Bergamot oil comes from the pressed peel and sometimes fruit of the bitter orange tree.  Its aroma is fresh, herbal, and citrus-like.  The aroma in research has been found to be calming, and the oil has shown to be antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-nociceptive and […]
May 4, 2018

Black Pepper (Piper nigrum) Research

Latin Name: Piper nigrum Family: Piperaceae Black pepper is a very common spice with medicinal properties.  It has been used for its anti-inflammatory, analgesic, stimulatory, antimicrobial, and insecticidal effects. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description of […]
May 4, 2018

Burdock (Arctium lappa) Research

Latin Name: Arctium lappa Family: Asteraceae Burdock has been used as a blood cleanser, fever reducer, for itchy skin, and more.  It is revered in Chinese medicine and has been used in blends for its anti-cancer action.  Preliminary scientific studies have demonstrated anti-inflammatory, anti-infection, anti-diabetic, and hypolipidemic potential; more research […]
May 4, 2018

Calendula / Marigold (Calendula officinalis) Research

Latin Name: Calendula officinalis Family: Asteraceae Calendula flowers have an unique aroma and brilliant orange and yellow coloration.  It has shown in research to be a promising ingredient in skin recipes. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview […]
May 5, 2018

Caraway (Carum carvi) Research

Latin Name: Carum carvi Family: Apiaceae Caraway seeds are commonly chewed for digestive ailments.  They can also help with respiratory congestion, and for menstrual cycle issues. 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 […]
May 5, 2018

Carrot Seed (Daucus carrota) Research

Latin Name: Daucus carrota Family: Apiaceae People have used carrot seed oil as a diuretic, to help with indigestion, for kidney complaints, menstrual pains, as a cardiac relaxant, and as an antispasmodic. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief […]
May 7, 2018

Cistus (Cistus ladaniferus) Research

Latin Name: Cistus ladaniferus Family: Cistaceae The aroma from cistus, also called rock rose, has been used for a calming effect.  This is likely related to the alpha pinene content.  Its constituents may also offer neuro-protective potential related to diseases like Alzheimer’s.  Leaves from the shrub have been traditionally used for […]
May 7, 2018

Clove (Syzgium aromaticum) Research

Latin Name: Syzgium aromaticum Family: Myrtaceae Clove has been used in dentistry as an analgesic and antibacterial.  It also has insecticidal, antioxidant, anti-diabetic, and  anti-inflammatory activities.  Of all essential oils, clove shows one of the highest amounts of antibacterial activity against multiple microbe species. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a […]
May 9, 2018

Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) Research

Latin Name: Symphytum officinale Family: Boraginaceae Comfrey has long been used as a folk remedy for pain, inflammation, and to treat wounds.  In human studies, it has shown to reduce swelling after ankle injury, reduce knee and back pain, and shorten the time of wound healing. RESEARCH The listings of […]
May 9, 2018

Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) Research

Latin Name:  Coriandrum sativum Family: Apiaceae The leaves and seeds of C. sativum are both used frequently in cooking.  The leaves are commonly called cilantro, and the seeds are commonly called coriander.  Both have been used as a remedy for a variety of digestive complaints.  Studies have shown it may also […]
May 11, 2018

Olive Tree (Olea europaea) Research

Latin Name: Olea europaea Family: Oleaceae The olive tree is one of the oldest cultivated plants in history.  The leaves of an olive offer the health benefits of improved blood pressure, blood sugar levels, and boosted immunity. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found […]
May 14, 2018

Flaxseed (Linum usitatissimum) Research

Latin Name: Linum usitatissimum Family: Linaceae Eating flaxseed may help with reducing cholesterol and blood sugar levels.  It has also shown in some research to help with estrogen levels in menopausal women, possibly aiding in the reduction of hot flashes and osteoporosis. RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a […]