April 3, 2018
analgesic

Analgesic / Pain

Analgesic substances reduce pain in a variety of ways: as a local anesthetic or anti-nociceptive, and also via the nervous system.  The menthol constituent in peppermint has shown topical anti-nociceptive activity, lavender aromatherapy has shown to calm nerves after surgery to help reduce pain, and comfrey has been used for […]
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 3, 2018

Antioxidant

Antioxidant herbs, fruits, and vegetables have the potential to reduce oxidation, which can cause free radicals to form.  This can then contribute to aging and disease. Eat Your Colors! Antioxidants protect your cells!  They are found in the richly colorful fruits and vegetables that we eat.  Here are some examples: RED […]
April 4, 2018
antiseptic

Antiseptic

Antiseptic ointments are topical disinfectants applied to cleanse microbes from tissue and surface areas to prevent the spread of infections. Antiseptic Recipes   Blog Articles   RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of each […]
April 7, 2018
repellent

Repellent

Many essential oils and herbs have shown repellent action against a variety of bugs and pests. Repellent Herb and Essential Oil Recipes Blog Articles RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  This […]
April 9, 2018

Preservative

Herbs and essential oils with preservative qualities can help extend the shelf life of foods, supplements, and beauty products.  They may demonstrate an antioxidant and/or antimicrobial effect. Preservative Recipes Blog Articles Preservative Herbs and Essential Oils RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on […]
April 9, 2018
dong quai soup recipe

10 Herbs to Good Health Soup Recipe

10 Herbs to Good Health is a great soup to eat when you are not feeling well.  It is highly nourishing, light, and has a flavorful broth. 10 Herbs to Good Health Soup Ingredients 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 clove of garlic, minced 1 Tbsp of grated […]
April 9, 2018

Bay Spice Face Tonic Recipe

This Bay Spice Face Tonic Recipe is spicy, and invigorating. Take a whiff and rub on the face for a morning wake up! The aroma is spicy, fresh, sweet, and earthy. Bay Spice Face Tonic Ingredients 10 bay leaves 10 allspice balls 10 whole cloves 10 slices of ginger OR […]
April 10, 2018
caribbean

Caribbean Breeze Diffuser Blend Recipe

This Caribbean Breeze Diffuser Blend Recipe will float you away into a daydream of blue skies, palm tries, and a gentle ocean mist. Caribbean Breeze Diffuser Blend Recipe Ingredients 20 drops of bay essential oil 20 drops of orange essential oil 10 drops of petitgrain essential oil 10 drops of clove […]
April 11, 2018
Easy Bay Tea Recipe

Easy Bay Tea Recipe

Dried bay leaves are strongly aromatic and impart a spicy flavor in this Easy Bay Tea Recipe.  This tea may be good for improving concentration, calming a cough, or reducing a headache.  Avoid in excess, with small children, and avoid eating the actual bay leaf. Easy Bay Tea Recipe Ingredients […]
April 20, 2018

Eugenol

Eugenol is a phenol, as found in basil, bay, clove, cinnamon leaf, marjoram, nutmeg, pimento, rose, and ylang ylang.  Clove bud (Eugenia caryophyllata) can be over 75% eugenol. It is a strong antimicrobial, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory, but could be toxic to the liver in excess. Safety concerns Clove oil and the […]
April 20, 2018

Linalool / Beta Linalool / Linalyl Alcohol / Linalyl Oxide

Linalool is an alcohol found in bay, bergamot, coriander, ho wood, basil*, thyme*, lavender, clary sage, sage, cinnamon, petitgrain, rose, niaouli*, sage, neroli, geranium, marjoram, palmarosa, jasmine, ylang, ylang, and rosewood.  Ho wood (Cinnamomun camphora) can be over 98% linalool and the sweet type of basil (Ocimum basilicum) can have […]