jasmine

April 3, 2018
acne

Acne

Acne results from blocked skin follicles, encouraging bacteria, and resulting in infection and pimples.  During puberty, hormonal changes result in increased sebum production that can cause the blocked pores.  Here are a few basic suggestions: Keep the face clean, but don’t over-wash. Don’t touch the face with unclean hands and spread […]
April 3, 2018
anti-fungal

Anti-fungal

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

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
antiviral

Antiviral

Antiviral herbs and essential oils may help reduce viral infections.  Echinacea has proven noteworthy in helping with prevention of common cold viruses.  For most botanicals, more research is needed to determine safe and effective amounts. Antiviral – Recipes Blog Articles Can essential oils offer antiviral activities against the flu?  Read […]
April 4, 2018

Aphrodisiac

Aphrodisiac substances may promote passion and sexual arousal. Here is a link to an interesting review of aphrodisiac herbs written by Cathy Wong, ND:  Devil’s Claw and Other Natural Aphrodisiacs Aphrodisiac Recipes Blog Articles RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with […]
April 7, 2018

Digestive Aid / Nausea / Constipation

Digestive aids can be gastro-protective, anti-inflammatory, and/or improve elimination.  Key herbs include peppermint, ginger, and fennel, slippery elm, aloe, and licorice. For indigestion, sniff peppermint oil, chew fennel seeds, or drink ginger tea. For constipation, eat more fiber, stay hydrated, and exercise. For diarrhea, keep hydrated and try probiotics. For […]
April 9, 2018
mouth cold sore

Mouth Cold Sores

Mouth cold sores are usually caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1), but could have other causes.  Multiple studies have demonstrated lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) contains compounds to help fight the virus. Recipes to Help with Mouth Cold Sores Blog Articles RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a […]
April 9, 2018
skin & wound health

Skin and Wound Health

Many herbs can help with various skin ailments from dry skin, itchy areas, burns, wrinkles, growths, and cuts. Skin conditions can include eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and more.  For acute situations, consult a Doctor. Wounds When a cut occurs, apply firm pressure with a clean cloth for 15 minutes and elevate […]
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 18, 2018
benzyl acetate

Benzyl Acetate

Benzyl acetate is an ester as found in jasmine and ylang ylang. It has a sweet aroma useful in perfumery. It also attracts orchid bees. Esters are formed from the combination of acids and alcohols. Links to Plants Containing Benzyl Acetate   RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a […]
April 18, 2018
Benzyl Benzoate

Benzyl Benzoate

Benzyl benzoate is an ester found in benzoin and ylang ylang. It can also be found in jasmine absolute. It is on the World Health Organization list of essential oils and has been used to treat scabies, lice, and as an insecticide. Esters are formed from the combination of acids […]
April 20, 2018
Benzyl Benzoate

Jasmone and Cis-Jasmone

Jasmone is a ketone as found in jasmine. Many ketones can be toxic internally and topically.  Some can be convulsant, toxic to the liver, or neurotoxic in high doses.  Do not overuse or use for prolonged periods of time. Links to Plants Containing Jasmone   Research The listings of research below […]