April 3, 2018

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


There are many types of bacteria, and not all bacteria are bad.  Some good bacteria in the body help aid in digestion and fight infection.  Pathogenic bacteria can cause disease.  Wikipedia does an excellent job of categorizing and listing the most common types of bacteria:  Pathogenic Bacteria List. Antibacterial herbs […]
April 3, 2018


Certain herbs are known for their anti-fungal actions.  Most research studies have been in vitro; more human studies are necessary. Recipes to Help with Fungal Infections Blog Articles RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description […]
April 3, 2018


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 7, 2018

Hypoglycemic / Antidiabetic

Hypoglycemic herbs have the potential to lower blood sugar levels and improve other symptoms associated with diabetes.  Discuss with your Doctor how the use of herbs to lower blood sugar levels can affect certain medical conditions and medications. Hypoglycemic Herb Recipes Blog Articles RESEARCH The listings of research below represent […]
April 9, 2018

Oral Health

Botanical extracts have shown positive research in aiding oral health.  Oral bacteria and fungal infections have been reduced with the essential oils such as lavender, geranium, tea tree, and peppermint, as well as the constituent: thymol as found in thyme. Oral Health Recipes Blog Articles RESEARCH The listings of research […]
April 10, 2018

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 Ginger Tea Recipe & Some Research

Ginger – Zingeber officinale – Tastes spicy, tangy, earthy, and slightly sweet.  Try this Easy Ginger Tea Recipe to help aid in digestion, reduces inflammation, help circulation, and for its warming effect. By:  Kathy Sadowsk, MS in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, LMT, RYT   Easy Ginger Tea Recipe Ingredients 1 Tbsp […]
April 11, 2018

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

Caryophyllene / Carlophyllene / Beta Carlophyllene

Caryophyllene is a sesquiterpene found in basil, black pepper, clove, geranium, hops, lavender, star anise, sweet thyme, tobacco, cannabis, coriander, litsea, ginger, camphor, spearmint, pine, orange, sage, ginseng, catnip, and ylang ylang.  Alpha-Caryophyllene is found in hops, hemp, geranium, and rosemary.  Beta-Caryophyllene is found in black pepper, catnip, ylang-ylang, hemp, […]