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March 23, 2018

Happy Hair Hot Oil Treatment Recipe

This Happy Hair Hot Oil Treatment Recipe is so simple to make, with just three ingredients, and adds luxurious shine to your hair.  Do this treatment about once a month, or more often for damaged hair. Happy Hair Hot Oil Treatment Recipe Ingredients 1/2 Tbsp of coconut oil 1/2 Tbsp […]
March 26, 2018
chickweed pesto recipe

Chickweed Pesto Recipe

Try an herbal spin on making pesto with this Chickweed Pesto Recipe.  Chickweed is a common weed growing with runners, and has small white star shaped flowers. Chickweed Pesto Recipe Ingredients 3 cups of fresh chickweed leaves and tops 2 cloves of garlic 1/2 cup of olive oil 1/2 cup of […]
May 25, 2018

Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) Research

Melaleuca alternifolia Family: Myrtaceae Tea Tree oil has long been used as a topical remedy for issues such as athlete’s foot, dandruff, cuts, acne, and insect bites. It may also be helpful against lice, more research is warranted.  Studies have shown it to be active against other insects and microbes […]
June 3, 2018
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Oregano (Origanum vulgare) Research

Latin Name: Origanum vulgare Family: Lamiaceae Oregano has strong antimicrobial activities and has shown action against a variety of bacteria, fungi, and viruses.  It has also shown potential as an insecticidal, repellent, and against parasites.  In vitro studies have shown anti-cancer and antioxidant actions.  The herb may also be helpful […]
June 3, 2018

The History of Aromatherapy

What is the history of aromatherapy? Since the beginning of mankind, plants have been used for medicinal healing.  How did aromatherapy come about? By Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, LMT Ancient Times Extracts of yarrow were found in a Neanderthal burial and the French caves of Lascaux show […]
July 10, 2018

Lemon Balm / Aloe Cold Sore Lip Balm

Mouth cold sores are usually caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1), but could have other causes.  Some studies have demonstrated lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) contains compounds to help fight the virus.  Aloe may also help.  See the research listed below. Lemon Balm / Aloe Cold Sore Lip […]
August 13, 2018

What do these 2 Images Have In Common??

Today, licorice candy is rarely made from the root of the licorice plant, Glycyrrhiza glabra.  One sure has more health benefits! Read more about licorice here:  All About Licorice