Stimulant

April 3, 2018

Peppermint (Mentha piperita) Research

Latin Name: Mentha piperita Family Name: Lamiaceae There is a significant amount of research on peppermint (Mentha piperita).  It has shown to be beneficial as a digestive aid, respiratory aid, and to relief inflammation and muscle spasm and tension.  It’s menthol constituent has shown analgesic activity.  It has also shown antimicrobial, […]
April 9, 2018

Stimulant / Improved Energy

Stimulant herbs raise levels of mental and physical activity.  Examples include coffee, green tea, rosemary, and ginseng.  Stimulant herbs may interfere with some medications for mood and sleep. Fatigue Fatigue is excessive exhaustion and weakness.  It can be caused by illness, allergies, anemia, poor diet, lack of activity, insomnia, and […]
April 11, 2018

Fennel & Rosemary Boost Tea

Feeling groggy?  Try this fennel & rosemary boost tea to stimulate the mind and help boost energy. Fennel & Rosemary Boost Tea Ingredients 1 tsp of fennel seeds, crushed 1 tsp of rosemary, minced Squeeze of lemon Pinch of cayenne 2 cups of hot water Fennel & Rosemary Boost Tea […]
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 3, 2018

Basil (Ocimum Basillicum) Research

Latin Name: Ocimum basillicum Family: Lamiaceae Basil has many chemo-varieties.  It is used across the world as both an herb and spice.  Much research has been done on this aromatic herb.  As a folk remedy, basil species, known as Tulsi in India, have been used in Ayurvedic and Siddha medicine for centuries. […]
May 7, 2018
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Cinnamon (Cinnamom zeylanicum) Research

Latin Name: Cinnamom zeylanicum Family: Lauracae Cinnamon is a common spice, coming from the bark or leaves of the tropical Coppiced tree.  It is one of the most potent antimicrobial essential oils, tested against hundreds of bacteria and fungi.  It has also shown the ability to help lower blood sugar and […]
May 10, 2018

Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) Research

Latin Name: Cupressus sempervirens Family: Cupressaceae Cypress has been used as a folk remedy to help with coughing and congestion.  It may also provide insecticidal and antimicrobial actions. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description of each […]
May 13, 2018

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) Research

Latin Name: Foeniculum vulgare Family: Apiaceae Fennel seeds can be made into a tea to reduce digestive upset and coughing.  The herb also has an estrogenic effect that may help with painful menstruation and menopausal symptoms.  Further, fennel has shown insecticidal, anti-parasite, and repelling potential.  In vitro research has found the […]
May 18, 2018
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Peppermint

May 21, 2018

Rosemary

May 21, 2018

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) Research

Latin Name: Salvia rosmarinus or Rosmarinus officinalis Family: Lamiaceae Rosemary has been a revered herb since ancient times.  It is a strong antiseptic, aids in cardiac health, boosts cognitive function, and more. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a […]
May 24, 2018

Rosemary Pick Me Up

Need a pick me up?  Rosemary is a stimulating herb that also improves mood and cognition. By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, LMT Rosemary is an aromatic “pick me up,” with stimulating, anti-depressive, and anxiolytic activities.  Human studies have shown inhalation may also improve brain function, making it […]