antimicrobial

February 2, 2018
cinnamaldehyde

Research on the Cinnamaldehyde Constituent

Pictured: Cinnamon, Whose Key Chemical Constituent is Cinnamaldehyde By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA, LMT, RYT Cinnamaldehyde is powerfully aromatic, and the dominant constituent found in the bark and leaves of cassia as well as the bark of cinnamon.  It is a potent aldehyde; excessive amounts can cause skin […]
April 3, 2018
antimicrobial

Antimicrobial

Herbs and essential oils are known for their antimicrobial potential, and have been studied for their abilities to inhibits or kill microbes including bacteria, fungi, viruses, and yeast.  It is important to understand therapeutic margin for each botanical, the amount at which a substance is both safe and effective to […]
April 11, 2018
Easy Clove Tea Recipe

Easy Clove Tea Recipe

Clove – Eugenia caryophyllus – is a common spice known to be warming and aromatic.  This Easy Clove Tea Recipe is useful for its anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and warming potential.  Avoid with pregnancy, breastfeeding, young children, or for those with liver disease or those taking anti-coagulants.  Avoid with young children.  Healthy […]
April 19, 2018
camphor

Camphor

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
Absorption Enhancement / Transdermal Delivery

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 7, 2018
cinnamaldehyde

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 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 13, 2018

Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) Research

Latin Name: Eucalyptus globulus Family: Myrtaceae Eucalyptus is a popular essential oil, tested for its antimicrobial properties, and often used as an insect repellent and to open breathing. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description of […]
May 23, 2018

Peppermint as an Antimicrobial

Peppermint has shown antimicrobial activity against a wide variety of bacteria, viruses, and fungi.   By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, LMT In hundreds of scientific studies, peppermint has shown effective activity against a variety of pathogenic microbes.  Peppermint is a great essential oil to use in household […]
June 3, 2018

Oregano

June 18, 2018
Digestive Aid

Lemon

November 11, 2018

Easy Cinnamon Tea Recipe for a Blistery Cold Day

A hot cup of cinnamon tea can be just what you need to warm up on a blistery cold day!  Cinnamon has a flavor that is spicy, hot, and sweet.  Try this easy cinnamon tea recipe to get you heated up.  Plus, this tea may have some healthful benefits as […]