Wednesday, May 4, 2016

How Long Do Herbs Last?


Western Botanicals Colon Cleanse    I had a customer call to order some Western Botanicals Colon Cleanse because she just used the last capsule from the bottle that she bought 15 years ago. She stated that the last capsule worked as well as the first capsule did when she had bought them fifteen years ago! I have had people ask if their capsulized herbs were still good after the expiration date and I always said yes, and that I wouldn’t hesitate to use capsulized herbs that were ten years old. Now we know that they are even good after 15 years and I would say beyond that!

    How can the herbs be good after that long? Oxidation is what makes the herbs lose potency. Since they are encapsulated there is very little oxygen present to allow the herbs to oxidize. Capsulized herbs are a good way to store herbs for times of need. I always have a variety of formulas on hand because you want to have them when you need them! So hold on to those out dated bottles, they are still good!

    Herbal extracts that are in an alcohol base also have a much longer shelf life beyond what the label says. This is true as long as it is in alcohol based and stored under good circumstances such as in a cool basement, or in a home cupboard without huge fluctuations in temperature.

   Herbal extracts in glycerine have a much shorter shelf life. I have used them a year or two after the date, but not much more than that. Ointments have a two year life if refrigerated. They are oils and oils go rancid, so be sure to refrigerate them if it isn’t something that you can use up fairly quickly.

    Bulk herbs will lose potency over time. It is best to know how you are going to use your bulk herbs and what the time frame is. Two years would be an average time to use bulk herbs at their highest potency. If you have them beyond that time I would either capsulize them or make an extract/tincture out of them.

    Herbs are my medicine of choice, besides eating healthy food, which is also medicine. Colon Cleanse is Western Botanicals best selling formula!

Order online at Herbs First, or phone in your order 801-228-1901.

Have a great month!
Kathryn

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Herbal Formulas for Seasonal Allergies

    For people that are unfortunate enough to suffer from seasonal allergies Herbs First has some great herbal formulas to ease the symptoms..

Dr. Christopher's ImmucalmDr. Christopher's Immucalm/Kid-e-Soothe has been a great one for us over the years to calm the itchiness that drives you crazy.  It is great for allergy flare-ups, arthritis, allergic reactions, bug bites and stings, etc. Often our immune systems work against us and Immucalm gets right to work calming and soothing the reaction.
Western Botanicals ImmuSoothe

Western Botanicals ImmuSoothe is Western Botanicals version of the above formula with a few more herbs for good measure. Also helpful for asthma, wheezing or respiratory complaints.

Western Botanicals Seasonal Sinus formulaWestern Botanicals Seasonal Sinus is my favorite formula that covers all the symptoms for me.  Formerly named Sinus Allergy this formula works quickly to relieve the symptoms without the side affects, relieves sinus congestion and draining associated with allergies. It is also an immune booster to fight bacterial and viral infections, because sometimes you think it is allergies when it is a cold.
Dr Christopher's Sinus Plus

Sinus Plus works really well to clear up the Sinus congestion, especially when combined with the Sinus & Lung extract. This very powerful formula consists of Brigham tea, Horseradish, and Cayenne and acts like a catalyst to Sinus Plus Formula capsules.

Western Botanicals Herbal Snuff The herbs in Western Botanicals Herbal Snuff can relieve head pressure and clear your sinuses. Herbal Snuff works quickly and effectively. If you need a fast-acting, deep-cleansing simple solution, Herbal Snuff will give you results! If you are brave enough to try it you will love it!

Dr. Christopher's Bee Power Energy
Dr. Christopher's Bee Power Energy - is a synergic blend of bee pollen and herbs designed to strengthen the body and increase energy and vitality.  Perfect for fighting the fatigue from seasonal allergies.

Western Botanicals Gingseng Plus
Western Botanicals Ginseng Plus is a wonderful adrenal tonic that helps to build, strengthen, tone and increase the ability to handle stress while reducing fatigue. Hayfever is stressful and makes you feel tired. Ginseng Plus will feed the adenals and boost energy helping you get through allergy season.

Dr. Christopher's Stings & BitesDr. Christopher's Stings and Bites is the perfect ointment for the pain, swelling and itching caused by insect stings and bites as well as minor cuts and scrapes. One to keep in your first aid kit, take on hikes and family outings.

    Personally I have noticed that with my change in diet I don’t have nearly the problems with seasonal allergies that I used to have, and I have less symptoms every year. I saw the biggest difference when I got off of sugar, so I would highly recommend looking at a diet change if you are tired of dealing with this problem year after year.
     
Order online at Herbs First, or phone in your order 801-228-1901.

Have a great month!
Kathryn

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Advanced Aromatherapy Diffuser

    It is getting more and more common to see diffusers being sold in many stores and I notice that most diffusers are the humidifier type.  If you want to add a nice aroma to your home or office this is a good way to go. If you want to maintain the medicinal value of your oils, then a nebulizing diffuser is best because it doesn’t use heat or water, which dilutes the therapeutic qualities of the oils.
Advanced Therapy diffuser    We gave our niece Hollie the Advanced Aromatherapy Diffuser to use for her medically fragile daughter Elaina. She can’t use herbs or have the oils on her skin, so our hope was that diffusing oils would make a difference in her health.  Hollie put the diffuser in Elaina’s bedroom and ran it 24/7 all winter long and into spring with the X-Plague oil in the atomizer. This has been the first year that Elaina hasn’t missed school and hasn’t ended up sick for several months. Hollie tells me that a 15 ml. bottle lasts three months run for 5 minutes at a time with 20 minutes off, at the lowest output.

 Advanced Aromatherapy diffuser   During Christmas we had a big family party and several of the families had been sick. We were a bit worried, because we try to stay away from sick people, but it is hard during the holidays when people don’t want to miss out on family get-togethers. We ran the Advanced Aromatherapy Diffuser on for 10 off for 10 minutes with the output in the lower range.  This diffuser is a bit noisy so I don’t turn it up very high. We have a pretty big family room/dining room/kitchen area and it does a really good job of getting the therapeutic oils into the air. None of us got sick from people at the party and we were able to enjoy the holidays.

    Advanced Aromatherapy Diffuser is the one you want because is preserves the therapeutic qualities of the oils and is going to last for many years. We have had ours for three years and use it throughout the winter every year and off and on the rest of the year. It is nice to have a diffuser that will treat everyone at the same time, especially when there is illness around.
     
Order online at Herbs First, or phone in your order 801-228-1901.

Have a great month!
Kathryn

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Goldenseal Combination, my new favorite flu remedy!

    On Easter Sunday we had no indication that we were going to be sick. We went to church, had lunch with family and visited throughout the day. We headed home about 5:00 and I noticed that my husband Don’s voice sounded a bit like he was getting a cold. By the time we got home Don had to have a nap and when got up a while later he was feeling a bit worse. He took a hot bath and took Immu-Defense in hopes of burning it off, but by the time he went to bed he was feeling quite sick.

Goldenseal Combiation     Don missed work the next day, and I was feeling a bit of a sore throat so took the Immu-Defense throughout the day.  I was out running errands after work and even though I had a few more things to do felt like I just needed to go home. I could tell something was trying to get me, so I started taking my home-made Anti-Plague syrup (Super Garlic Immune) every 15 minutes. After four hours of this and no change in how I felt I opened our herb cabinet and my hand went directly to Western Botanicals Goldenseal Combination, which was formerly called Flu & Virus. I took a dose, and went to bed where Don had been all day.

    Within a short period of time I could feel the difference in my body from the Goldenseal Combination, so I kept taking it. When Don roused I had him start taking it as well. We both kept taking Goldenseal Combination all night long. I woke up about 10:00 am the next morning and felt so much improved that I was able to work, Don on the other hand still slept half the day since it had settled into his lungs. He added Dr. Christopher's Lung & Bronchial to help clear the lungs.

    I was pretty surprised that the Anti-Plague/Immu-Defense didn’t work for us, because it has been our stand-by for years. Maybe our bodies became a bit too accustomed to the herbs in it and needed something else. I always keep a variety of formulas for illness in the cabinet and rotate them, such as Dr. Christopher's Infection Formula, Immune System Formula, and Western Botanicals Immu-Defense and Immune Boost, etc. This time I’m happy that we had the Goldenseal Combination, and this formula will be one that I will always keep on hand.

    We always find it is best to stay on the formula that is working for a week or two after being sick. This helps us to not relapse and rebuilds the immune system back up.
     
Order online at Herbs First, or phone in your order 801-228-1901.

Have a great month!
Kathryn

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Immu-Defense is Dr. Christopher's Anti Plague formula in capsules

    Immu-Defense is Dr. Christopher’s Anti-Plague formula and as far as I know, Western Botanicals is the only company that makes it in capsule form. This has made it available for all the people that cannot hande the not so pleasant tasting syrup. We always keep a few bottles at home so we have it whenever we are exposed to sick people. Here is an email conversation that I had with the CEO of a company that we own stock in.

Steve: Would you mind if I reschedule our meeting today? I began coming down with flu like symptoms yesterday and I woke up not feeling well. I came to the office and I seem to be getting worse. I can feel a fever coming on and I think I should probably go home to bed since I have a flight in the morning. Can we plan to meet same time next Wednesday?

Kathryn: Next week works. Hey, we have some herbs for that!

Immu-Defense












Steve: Thanks. Where do I get them? I’ve been taking echinacea and emergenC.

Kathryn: We sell it on our Herbs First website, I have a bottle, are you still there? I could run it over to you.

Steve: Yes, I’ll be here for another 20-30 minutes. Thanks!

    I ran the bottle over and he did look really bad. I told him I would hit it hard with three capsules every half hour for a few hours, then every hour or so the rest of the day and six times the following days until well.  When we went for our meeting the following week he forgot that we had a meeting, so we sat in his office and talked to him on the phone.

    My first question was to ask how he was doing. Steve said the Immu-Defense worked so well, he made his flight the next morning and he was able to enjoy watching his daughter’s hockey tournaments over the next few days. He really didn't even think about the fact that he was so sick when he started taking it, and is sold on the effectiveness of Immu-Defense.
     
Order Immu-Defense in capsules or syrup and any of the other great prodcuts we carry online at Herbs First, or phone in your order 801-228-1901.

Have a great month!
Kathryn

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Quick Reference Guide to Garden Essence Oils

    People have been asking for a quick reference guide to Garden Essence Oils. It is now complete on the website with a PDF link to print it out. I like this guide because it is easy to scroll through and look at the uses and properties of each oil. I always end up getting more when I look through the list, and it is always a good thing to have healing therapeutic oils on hand. Here is the list of the single essential oils, we will post the blends in next week's blog. Access the whole list from the above link.
Garden Essence Oils AllspiceAllspice - Relieves colic, flatulence and other digestive disorders. An aromatic stimulant and carminative for the gastro-intestinal tract. Allspice is a natural source of beta-carotene and other important nutrients and acts as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Some more uses circulation, muscles and joints. Tiny amounts in massage oil for chest infections, extreme cold, chills, congested coughs, bronchitis, digestive system, cramps, flatulence, indigestion nausea. Nervous system, depression, neuralgia, stress, tension.

Garden Essence Oils AmyrisAmyris- The woody, balsamic aroma of Amyris is relaxing and calming to the nerves. Commonly found in soaps and other 'Sandalwood' products in place of Sandalwood. Amyris is a healthy, affordable and sustainable substitute for Sandalwood in many aromatherapy applications. Antiseptic, balsamic, sedative.

Garden Essence Oils Angelica RootAngelica Root - For centuries, Angelica Root has been hailed as the ultimate remedy for poisons and all infectious maladies. It was said to protect against contagious diseases and for use as a blood purifier. Held in such high esteem, Angelica Root, was sometimes called “The Root of the Holy Ghost.” As a medicinal plant, Angelica was considered to have “Angelic” healing powers. Angelica has a long-standing, ancient record as a medicinal herb. Used for coughs, colds, fevers, flatulence, indigestion, skin.

Garden Essence Oils Angelica Seed
Angelica Seed - Praised throughout the centuries as a miraculous gift from the angels and a panacea for all ills, a well-known remedy for stomach pain, flatulence, sour stomach, heartburn, menstrual cramps, colic and general indigestion. It also helps treat arthritis and relieves the discomfort of colds. It is an excellent stimulant and overall tonic for good health.

Garden Essence Oils Angelica SeedAnise Seed - Historically used to relieve the pain of indigestion, colic, flatulence and bloating. Since ancient times Anise has been used to loosen phlegm and eases the discomforts of bronchitis, asthma and coughs. Boost your immune system – and try it for bad breath too! Also good as a food flavoring, and for infant catarrh, flatulence, colic, griping pains, painful periods, promote breast milk, dry irritable cough, bronchitis, whooping cough.

Garden Essence ils Balsam, CopaibaBalsam - Used in Europe for chronic cystitis and bronchitis, piles, chronic diarrhea, intestinal problems. Soothing, balancing and uplifting. Balsam blends well with oils from the spice family, oils from the floral family, and essential oils with Oriental bases. 
They also work well with the aphrodisiac oils – Rose, Jasmine, Sandalwood, and Frankincense. 
It can also support the softer qualities of oils such as Ylang Ylang, Vanilla or Jasmine 
.

Garden Essence ils Balsam, CopaibaBasil This sweet spicy scent relaxes the mind and alleviates aches and pains. Great for ear infection, rub a little drop around the ear canal and around the back of ear down the throat. Put a drop on a cotton ball and put in infected ear. Useful in blends for anxiety, insomnia, migraines and fatigue. Used for bronchitis, fatigue, mental fatigue, rhinitis, colds, loss of concentration, migraine, spasms, gout, aches and pains, wasp stings, snake bites, nausea, nervous tension, paralysis, vomiting, whooping cough.

Garden Essence Ois Sweet BayBay - can be used in the treatment of rheumatism, neuralgia, muscular pain, circulation problems, colds, flu, dental infection, and diarrhea and skin infections. Antiseptic, antibiotic, analgesic, anti-neuralgic, aperitif, astringent, emmenagogue, febrifuge, insecticide, sedative and a tonic.

Garden Essence Oils Benzoin AbsoluteBenzoin (Liquid resin) - used as an essential oil as well as a fixative in perfumes. Benzoin absolute can be used for bronchitis, coughs, colds, wounds, acne, eczema, psoriasis, rheumatism, arthritis, scar tissue, circulation, nervous tension, stress, muscle pains, chilblains, rashes and mouth ulcers. Anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, antiseptic, astringent, carminative, cordial, deodorant, diuretic, expectorant, sedative.

Garden Essence Oils BergamotBergamot - Bergamot essential oil can be used in the treatment of depression, stress, tension, fear, hysteria, infection (all types including skin), anorexia, psoriasis, eczema and general convalescence. fevers, boils, thrush, acne, tension, wounds, eczema, psoriasis, scabies, ulcers, coughs, herpes, leucorrhoea, respiratory and urinary tract infections, tonsillitis (acute), T.B., insect repellant, stress; (Anti-depressant)

Garden Essence Oils Birch
Birch Bark- is credited with being an analgesic, antiflammatory, antipryetic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, astringent, depurative, diuretic, rubefacient, tonic. An effective addition to a massage oil for sore muscles, sprains and painful joints because of its anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties. Blends well with: cedarwood, fir balsam, copaiba balsam, sandalwood, spruce, rosewood.

Garden Essence Oils Blue Tansy
Blue Tansy - is best known for its skin care properties and as an anti-inflammatory. It has also been credited by aromatherapists as having antihistamine and antispasmodic qualities. It is believed to induce relaxation, reduce nervous tension and stress, and be beneficial for allergies. It does the latter by being a stimulant for the thymus gland. Used as a “cure all” by gypsies - expel worms, colds, fever, cramping pains, scabies, rheumatism, nervous disorders and to keep flies and vermin away.

Garden Essence Oils CajeputCajeput - Used chiefly as a local application in skin disease and as a stimulating expectorant. Mildly analgesic, antimicrobial, antineuralgic, antispasmodic, antiseptic (pulmonary, urinary, intestinal), anthelminthic, diaphoretic, carminative, expectorant, febrifuge, insecticide, sudorific, tonic. Used for: acne, arthritis, asthma, dysentery, bladder infections, cholera, colds, flu, headaches, psoriasis, rheumatism, sore throats, toothaches, viral Infections, sinusitis.
Garden Essence Oils Calamus
Calamus - is a stimulating nervine antispasmodic, and a general tonic to the mind. As a rejuvenative for the brain and nervous system, it is used to promote cerebral circulation, to stimulate self-expression, and to help manage a wide range of symptoms in the head, including neuralgia, epilepsy, memory loss and shock. It is used in the Philippines for rheumatism and memory problems. Research in China has shown the essential oil in this rhizome to be sedating and neuroprotectant.

Garden Essence Oils CamphorCamphor - It was well known as a remedy against the plague in Persia. The therapeutic properties of Camphor oil include the following: anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, cardiac, carminative, diuretic, febrifuge, insecticide, laxative, rubefacient, stimulant and vulnerary. Camphor oil can be used in the treatment of nervous depression, acne, inflammation, arthritis, muscular aches and pains, sprains, rheumatism, bronchitis, coughs, colds, fever, flu and infectious diseases. It is a well-known preventive of moths and other insects, such as worms in wood.
Garden Essence Oils Caraway
Caraway - The therapeutic properties of Caraway oil include: anti-histaminic, antiseptic, astringent, carminative, digestive, disinfectant, emmenagogue, expectorant, stimulant, stomachic, tonic and vermifuge. Improves digestion, soothes the intestines, flatulence, menstrual discomfort. As an expectorant it helps clear bronchitis, bronchial asthma and coughs. It is also helpful in cases of sore throats and laryngitis.

Garden Essence Oils Cardamom
- Historical uses: Loss of Appetite, Colic, Nausea, Coughs, Mental Fatigue, Headaches, Aches; as a Digestive and Tonic, Halitosis, Pyrosis, Vomiting, Mental fatigue.Respiratory: helps ease coughs, congestion, bronchitis; chills, warms the body; aids all pulmonary infections. Nervous Brain/ Mind: mental fatigue, nervous strain warming, uplifting, refreshing, invigorating. Blends well with: black pepper, eucalyptus, frankincense, geranium, ginger, lime, pine, tea tree, vetiver, ylang ylang.
Garden Essence Oils Carrot SeedCarrot Seed - fantastic for skin care (revitalizing and toning) and considered one of the best Essential Oils for Mature Skin. Carrot seed oil also assists in removing toxin and water build up in the skin giving it a fresher more firmer appearance. Carrot seed oil has a detoxifying effect on the liver and cleans the digestive system and the body as a whole. It is helpful for arthritis, gout, edema, rheumatism and the accumulation of toxins in muscles and joints. Parasites, revitalizing and toning, wrinkles, PMS, anemia, anorexia, colic, indigestion, liver congestion, amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, glandular problems. Carrot seed strengthens the mucus membranes in the nose, throat and lungs, thus has a beneficial effect on problems such as bronchitis and influenza.
Garden Essence Oils CassiaCassia - a tonic, carminative and stimulant. It is used to treat nausea and flatulence. It is also used alone or in combination to treat diarrhea. Chinese and Japanese scientists have found that cassia has sedative effects and lowers high blood pressure and fever in experimental animals. The oil has antiseptic properties, killing various types of bacteria and fungi. Cassia oil is used mainly as a carminative (for relieving colic and griping) or as a stomach tonic. It can also be used for colds, influenza, fevers, arthritis and rheumatism. Improves circulation, reduction of cellulite, mood uplifting, lessens pain, increases mobility in joints, repels insects, disinfectant.
Garden Esssence Oils CatnipCatnip - North American Indians used catnip for its sedative effect on the nervous system as well as for treating colic in infants. Culpepper mentions catnip for hemorrhoids. Catnip has been documented as normalizing blood pressure. It is a mild tranquilizer that helps relieve stress, promotes restfulness, stimulates the appetite, soothes babies and children. It has also been used to induce sweating without bringing on a fever and promotes menstruation. Used to treat anxiety, colds, flu, bronchitis, fever, inflammation, and general aches and pains. A good remedy for diarrhea, even in children, and for inflammatory bowel conditions, infections, and constipation. Has been known to help headaches caused by tension, indigestion and stress-related conditions. A good antiseptic for sore throats and coughs, a decongestant for catarrh and sinusitis, and a relaxant for croup and asthma. It can be applied to hemorrhoids to soothe burning and itching or on eruptive skin infections such as measles and chickenpox. It helps to speed tissue repair, stop bleeding of abrasions and cuts, and aid in the healing of burns, scalds, piles, insect bites and other inflammatory skin conditions.
Garden Essence OIls CedarwoodCedarwood, Atlas - his ancient oil was used extensively by
the Egyptians in daily beauty rituals. Oily or acne skins respond well to its antiseptic actions and as a nervous system sedative it helps eczema and stress related conditions. Antiseptic (urinary, pulmonary), antiputrescent, antiseborrheic, aphrodisiac, astringent, emollient, expectorant, fungicidal, insecticidal, mucolytic, lipolytic, sedative, tonic-lymphatic. stimulates lymph circulation, aids artherosclerosis. regulates nervous system, sedative, nervous tension, fear, anger, disconnectedness, lacking integrity & independence soothes anxiety, meditation.

Garden Essence OIls Cedarwood
Historically used to calm nervous tension and states of anxiety. Cedarwood, Virginiana is an expectorant and useful in treating hemorrhoids, detering moths and other insects, and will act as a mild astringent. It is a very powerful antiseptic, fungicidal and anti-seborrheic helps with dandruff, hair loss and oily hair. Cedarwood also useful for bronchitis, congestion, catarrh, cystitis, acne, Nnervous tension, dandruff, psoriasis, congestion, gonorrhoea, pyelitis, urinary tract disorders, respiratory affections, arthritis; as a diuretic.
Garden Essence Oils Celery Seed
Celery Seed - Cooling, purifying, cellulite, promotes calm, relaxed state and restful sleep. Antioxidative, anti rheumatic, antiseptic (urinary), antispasmodic, aperitif, depurative, digestive diuretic, carminative, cholagogue, hepatic, nervine, sedative (nervous), stimulant (uterine), stomachic, tonic (digestive). Blends well with: Lavender, pine, tea tree, oak moss, and other spice oils.

Garden Essence Oils Chamomile, roman
Chamomile - This essential oil is useful in the treatment of aches and pains in muscles and joints. Treatment of symptoms of PMS. Chamomile is also beneficial especially when the symptoms are related to stress. Chamomile, Roman blends well with: Geranium, Lavender, Rose, Neroli, Marjoram, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Rosewood, Clary Sage, Ylang Ylang.

Garden Essence Oils Chaste TreeChaste Tree Leaf - Natural L-dopa (Parkinson’s) and Vitex, have been used for the relief of paralysis, pains in the limbs, weakness, and breast pain, in addition to the menstrual regulation and treatment of hemorrhage. Prolonged use of Chaste Tree significantly reduces a range of PMS symptoms, from irritability and headaches to cramping and breast pain. Other trials have shown genuine effectiveness for women suffering from infertility and irregular periods. Chaste Tree works well in reducing the symptoms such as hot flashes associated with peri-or postmenopause. Some studies have shown the berries to be antiandrogenic and can therefore be used to help treat acne in men and women.

Garden Essence Oils Cinnamon Bark
Cinnamon Bark- boosts the activity of the brain It helps to remove nervous tension and memory loss. Cinnamon can also help to remove blood impurities. This also makes it a great treatment for pimples. it is also an anti-inflammatory substance, so it helps in removing stiffness of the muscles and joints. It is effective on treating external as well as internal infections. It helps in destroying germs in the gall bladder and the bacteria present in staph infections. 

Garden Essence Oils Citronella
Citronella - antiseptic, antibacterial, antidepressant, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, deodorant, diaphoretic, febrifuge, fungicidal, insect repellent, (mosquitos), stomachic, tonic,(uterine, neurotonic, cardiotonic) stimulant, vermifuge. Uplifting and refreshing its aroma has traditionally been used to repel insects, but it is also good at scaring away cold, flu and fatigue.

Garden Essence Oils Clary Sage
Clary Sage - Profoundly relaxing and balancing. Banishes mood swings and lifts depressive states. Supports all female reproductive disorders. Reproductive: uterine tonic, estrogen-like, stimulates hormones (stimulates development of sex hormones), regulates menstrual cycle, eases painful periods, labor pain, PMS, post-natal depression, reduces menopausal hot flashes, impotence, frigidity, genital infections; strengthens kidneys, increases mucus secretion in all uro-genital organs, increases peristalsis in smooth muscles of reproductive organs & bladder. 

Garden Essence Oils CloveClove - Cloves are one of the few things that will kill parasite eggs. Uses include: Antiseptic, antifungal, anti-viral, powerful bactericidal-large spectrum(most germs, e.coli), antiparasitic, anthelmintic, antimetic, antihistamine, antioxidant, aphrodisiac, expectorant, cicatrizant, spasmolytic, splenetic, stimulant (general, digestive, sexual), tonic (nervous, hypertensive) Skin: acne, cuts and skin parasites, scabies, fungal infections, athlete’s foot; aids bruises, warts, zonal (herpes, shingles), prickly heat, mosquito-repellant Use highly diluted on skin; avoid use on sensitive or damaged skin Respiratory: asthma, tuberculosis, aids pulmonary afflictions, bronchitis, sinusitis Muscular/Skeletal: arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatism, sprains.
Garden Essence Oils CorianderCoriander - This oil helps to removes toxins and stimulates circulation. Eases muscular stiffness. Relieves arthritis and inflammatory conditions. Estrogen like effects, helping to regulate menstruation. May be useful during menopause. Skin: stretch marks, scars. Muscular/Skeletal: arthritis, gout, muscle aches & pains, rheumatism, stiffness. Cardio-vascular/ Lymphatic: accumulation of fluids or toxins, increases circulation Immune: colds, influenza, infectious diseases, measles. Genito-Urinary/ Reproductive: impotence, frigidity, infertility, estrogen stimulant for irregular periods, post partum care (depression). Nervous Brain/ Mind: debility, migraine, neuralgia, nervous exhaustion, insomnia; gentle mental stimulant, bad memory, dizziness, shock, fear.

Garden Essence Oils Black Cumin
Cumin, Black - Cumin essential oil is also useful as a warming oil that helps relieve muscular pains and osteoarthritis. For the digestive system it is a stimulant that helps with colic, dyspepsia, flatulence, bloating and indigestion. For the nervous system, Cumin essential oil is a tonic with beneficial effect on headaches, migraine pain and nervous exhaustion. Used extensively with Auto-immune problems. Mohammad said that it would cure everything except death. 

Garden Essence Oils CypressCypress - This oil works well for cellulite, varicose veins as well as water retention. An ideal oil for many menstrual difficulties. Aids nervous tension and stress related conditions. Skin: acne, oily skin and hair, mature skin, excessive perspiration, simple water retention, varicose veins, cellulite, wound healing, stimulates skin circulation. Respiratory: asthma, throat infection, whooping cough, laryngitis, bronchitis, pulmonary tuberculosis. Muscular/Skeletal: muscle aches and pains, rheumatism, cramps, arthritis, edema; simple water retention. Genito-Urinary/ Reproductive: induces menstruation, eases painful periods, reduces menopausal hot flashes, cramps, regulates menstrual cycle, decongests prostate with mastic, diuretic-increases urine flow, eases simple water retention. 

Garden Essence Oils Dill Seed
Dill Seed - Aromatherapists credit Dill Seed with being an effective stimulating, revitalizing, restoring, purifying, balancing, and cleansing agent. Increases lactation, helps crying babies fall asleep, repels insects, indigestion, stimulate urination, sweeten bad breath, fever, ulcers.

Garden Essence Oils ElemiElemi - Bronchitis, catarrhal conditions unproductive coughs, nervous exhaustion and stress-related conditions, aged skin, infected cuts and wounds, inflammations, wrinkles, rejuvenating, fortifying.

Garden Essence Oils Eucalyptus citriodora
Eucalyptus citriodora - Powerful antiseptic, analgesic, antiviral, antirheumatic, powerful antispasmodic anti-inflammatory, bactericidal, deodorant, expectorant, fungicidal, insect repellant, purifying. Highly antifungal and anti-infectious with an awakening lemony scent which is surprisingly soothing to the body and mind.

Garden Essence Oils Eucalyptus GlobulusEucalyptus globulus -Well know as a cold and flu prevention and treatment, it’s a must for every aromatherapy kit. Regenerative effect on bronchial tissue and lungs. Helps to clear sinuses. Eucalyptus essential oil is fantastic on skin ailments (Burns, blisters, wounds, insect bites, lice, and skin infections), as well as to combat the effects of colds and the flu. There is also a history of Eucalyptus essential oil being applied to sore muscles and joints.

Garden Essence Oils Eucalyptus radiata
Eucalyptus radiata - Long term or chronic respiratory ailments are alleviated with the radiata variety. Its an easier aroma to inhale directly. Aid asthma, muscle aches and nervous exhaustion. Appears anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anticatarrh, expectorant. This chemotype better suited for long term use of chronic respiratory conditions and best suited for viral or bacterial infections. Safer to inhale directly as has less cough reflex than eucalyptus globulus.

Garden Essence Oils FennelFennel- Sweet licorice scent detoxifies the body while strengthening the liver. Used for balancing hormones and its anti-aging properties in skin remedies. Skin: astringent for dull, dry, watery, oily and mature skin types; aids corns Respiratory: asthma, asthmatic bronchitis, whooping cough, pulmonary congestion, difficulty in breathing- disorders of nervous origin. Muscular/Skeletal: rheumatism, acts as slight muscle analgesic, paralysis, lumbago. Immune: flu preventative. Digestive: gum disease, anorexia, dyspepsia, spasmodic colitis, colic, constipation, hiccups, nausea, detoxification from alcohol, nicotine. Endocrine: endocrine stimulant. Nervous Brain/ Mind: nerve tonic, eases nervous tension. Emotional/Energetic: Increases inner strength and courage.

Garden Essence Oils Fir Needle
 Fir Needle - Fir needle is reported to help with arthritis, bronchitis, colds, coughs, flu, muscle aches, rheumatism, sinusitis. Airborne germs and bacteria, Fever.


Garden Essence Oils FrankincenseFrankincense - Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antidepressant, cicatrizant, cytophylactic, immunostimulant, sedative, emmenagogue, tonic-digestive. Skin: acne, dry/mature aged skin, pimples, scars, smooths out wrinkles, tonic to all skin, balances oily skin. Respiratory: deepens breathing, regulates mucus secretion, pleurisy, bronchitis, laryngitis, best inhaled for respiratory system. Digestive: soothes stomach, eases digestion, chronic diarrhea, belching. Cardiovascular/Lymphatic: varicose ulcer Immune: immune stimulant; certain cancers, colds, flu. Genito-Urinary/ Reproductive: cystitis, nephritis, general genital infections, dysmenorrhea, leucorrhea, uterine tonic. Nervous Brain/ Mind: anxiety, nervous tension, depression, nightmares, fear of future, produces calm mental states. 

Garden Essence Oils Galbanum
Galbanum - Anti-arthritic & Anti-Rheumatic – helps toxins to move out of the body relieving symptoms. Anti-spasmodic – relieves muscle cramps and relaxes the muscles and nerves. Cicatrisant - diminishes scars and the after marks left by acne, stretch marks, scarring, speeds the growth of new cells and tissue that replaces the damaged tissues of scars. Blood Detoxifier. Insecticide, bugs hate the smell of Galbanum. Anti-Parasitic, add it to shampoo to help get rid of lice. Very effective in keeping away parasites on both humans and pets, such as louse, fleas, lice, bed-bugs, mosquitoes, and others. Vulnerary: The essential oil of Galbanum is good for healing wounds. It does so by promoting the crowding of leucocytes and platelets in the wounded places, as well as by forming a protective covering against any sort of infection. It inhibits any kind of microbial (fungal or bacterial) growth in the wounded area and makes it heal faster. Beneficial in healing sores and ulcers, both internal and external including abscesses and boils. Always dilute with a carrier oil.

Garden Essence OIls GeraniumGeranium - Aromatherapy use: Dysentery, hemorrhaging, ulcers, healing for wounds and fractures, cellulite, calming to nervous system in small amounts and stimulating in large amounts, mood uplifting, stimulates adrenals, repels insects, and soothes insect bites, lice, ticks. Depression, burns, diarrhea, breast engorgement in nursing mothers, jaundice, kidney stones, ringworm, shingles, sterility, menstrual problems, diarrhea, diabetes, sores, neuralgia, bleeding, circulatory conditions, eczema, sore throats, nervous tension, kidney stones. It seems to be an adrenal cortex stimulant.

Garden Essence OIls Ginger rootGinger Root - Ginger is warming, stimulating and grounding. It aids memory and is an aphrodisiac. Helps with pain relief and detoxification. Muscular aches and pains, flu, sprains, broken bones, fever, alcoholism, colic, motion sickness, disorders, cramps and more.

Garden Essence Oils GrapefruitGrapefruit, Pink - Euphoric and cleansing, great for refreshing your environment. In skin and body care it benefits oily or congested skin, improves elasticity and has diuretic properties. Has been used as a: tonic, kidney & liver problems, migraine, depression, tonic in drug withdrawal, reducing water retention & cellulite. Digestive: internally: stimulates gall bladder, digestive aid, liver tonic, useful in anorexia/bulimia, regulates body weight if used regularly.

Garden Essence Oils HelichrysumHelichrysum - This oil has been found by European researchers to generate tissue, reduce tissue pain, helps to improve skin conditions, circulatory function, prevents phlebitis, helps regulate cholesterol, stimulates liver cell function, reduces scarring and discoloration. It is anticoagulant, anticatarrhal, mucolytic, expectorant and, antispasmodic. It has also been known to help in improving certain types of hearing loss. Miraculous healer for wounds, bruises and old scars particularly keloids. Detoxes liver and spleen congestion especially from nicotine overload. Anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiphlogistic, antispasmodic, antitussive, febrifuge, antiseptic, anti-hematoma, anticoagulant, cholagogue, fungicidal, hepatic, diuretic, emollient, mucolytic, nervine, splenic, cytophylactic, expectorant. 

Garden Essence Oils HyssopHyssop- is known to help ease sore throats caused by sinus issues. Some authorities believe it can relieve bronchial spasms and thus might be helpful for asthma attacks. Bruises, cuts, dermatitis, eczema, inflammation, wounds, blood pressure, rheumatism, catarrh, cough, sore throat, tonsillitis, whooping cough, colic, indigestion, amenorrhoea, leucorrhoea, colds, flu, anxiety, fatigue, nervous tension, stress.

Garden Essence Oils Juniper Berries
Juniper Berries - Cleansing on many levels oily skin, blocked pores and congested liver and kidney problems, aids detoxification from over indulgence food, alcohol, stimulates digestion, acne, hair loss, oily skin, blocked pores, wounds, skin tonic; cellulite, rheumatism, arthritis, sciatica, hemorrhoids, aids lymphatic circulation- drainage of toxin accumulation Immune: colds, flu and infection and more. 

Garden Essence OIls LavenderLavender - The Universal Oil, used for burns, inflammation, cuts, wounds, eczema, fainting, headaches, hysteria, migraine, nervous tension, infections, bacterial, PMS, ulcers, acne, abcess, carbuncles, colic, convulsions, depression, dermatitis, diarrhea, diphtheria, boils, asthma, psoriasis, earache, epilepsy, fistula (anal), gonorrhoea, halitosis, insomnia, depression, migraine, nausea, leucorrhoea, laryngitis, snake bite & insect bites.

Garden Essence Oils LemonLemon - historically recognized as a cleanser. It is recognized as being antiseptic, and as having refreshing and cooling properties. Sore throat, nervous conditions, blood pressure, digestive problems, gallstones, debility, fever, anxiety, cellulite.

Garden Essence Oils Lemongrass
Lemongrass - Anyone with Morning Fatigue Syndrome will appreciate the effects of lemongrass. It is also used to detox lymph and cellulite and cleanse oily skin and hair. Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, vasodilator, sedative, tonic, uplifts and refreshes, great for dispelling anger and frustration, immune stimulant, digestive tonic, stimulates liver, stress related disorders, calming. 

Garden Essence Oils LimeLime - Cheering and restorative, lime refreshes a tired mind. Congestion due to colds and spasms or inflammation are eased. Antiseptic and astringent it makes a great deodorant. Headaches, sore throats. Antiseptic, anti-viral, antirheumatic, antiscorbutic, anticoagulant, aperitif, bactericidal, febrifuge, tonic-restorative, cough, cold, congestion, anti-coagulant, aids cardiovascular disease, viral infections, colds, sore throat, flu. 

Garden Essence Oils Mandarin
Mandarin - A favorite oil of children, it calms excitations, muscle spasms and cramps. A Refreshing toner, softening and regenerating the skin, aiding stretch marks and scarring. Antiseptic, antispasmodic, cytophylactic, sedative, stomachic, tonic-general, It is often used as a digestive aid, for use against indigestion, hiccups, anxiety, and to assist the liver functions of the elderly. Acne, congested and oily skin, scars, spots, stretch marks, toner, insomnia, nervous tension, restlessness, digestive problems. Insomnia, liver problems, nervousness, digestive weaknesses, anxiety.

Garden Essence Oils Marjoram
Marjoram, Sweet - Calms muscular stiffness, strains and sprains. Comforts emotions of grief and loneliness. Regulates menstrual cycle. ticks, aids in healing wounds, clears bruises, asthma, eases respiratory distress and infections, bronchitis, rhinitis, sinusitis, spasmodic and dry cough, arthritis, muscular aches and pains, rheumatism, lumbago, sprains, strains, neuromuscular contractions, mouth ulcers, colic, constipation, dyspepsia, flatulence, diarrhea, digestive problems, acidic stomach, ulcers, aids hypertension, increases vasodilation, lowers blood pressure, eases palpitations, colds, flu.

Garden Essence Oils MelissaMelissa - Melissa is excellent for restoring a calm and relaxed feeling. It relieves occasional nervous tension and has been found helpful for the relief of occasional sleeplessness. Melissa is often used as a digestive aid and helps with occasional heartburn, gas, bloating, and feelings of fullness. True Melissa is highly effective and greatly valued. The herb was associated particularly with nervous disorders, the heart, and emotions. Melissa was used for anxiety, melancholy, and to strengthen and revive the vital spirit.

Garden Essence Oils Myrrh
Myrrh - Especially if he has weeping eczema or skin inflammations. Used in mouth rinses for gum disease and gingivitis. Enhances visualization and strengthens spirituality. Wounds, mouth ulcers, amenorrhoea, cough, gingivitis, pyorrhoea, thrush, T.B., mouth & skin ulcers, hemorrhoids, candida dermatitis, bacterial infections, diarrhea, fungal infections, removes steroid residues from system. Athletes foot, ringworm.

Garden Essence Oils Myrtle FlowerMyrtle Flower - It is suitable for use on young children, especially for “chesty” infections of the respiratory tract, whereas many of the other oils that one would normally use for this type of problem are a bit too strong for young children. Myrtle is also slightly sedative, which makes it ideal for use at night, whereas other similar oils like eucalyptus are stimulating and are therefore not as good to use at night. This oil is also sometimes used for skin conditions, like acne, oily skin, etc, and for this it is also very gentle, and it has astringent and anti-allergy properties. It is also used for treating head lice in children. 

Garden Essence OIls Myrtle
Myrtle - characterized as being antiseptic, an astringent, bactericidal, and as an expectorant. Aromatherapy applications include usage to combat sore throats and coughs. Blends well with: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Clove, Hyssop, Eucalyptus, Ginger, Lavender (All), Peppermint, Rosemary, Spearmint, Thyme, and Tea Tree.

Garden Essence Oils NeroliNeroli - Orange Blossom (citrus aurantium varamara). Benefits dry mature and aging skin and balances emotions. Uses: anti-depressant, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, anti-bacterial, anti-hypertension, bactericidal, cicatrizant, antiseptic, deodorant, fungicidal, emollient, cytophylactic, hypnotic, tonic: digestive-carminative, hepato-pancreatic. Skin: acne, regenerating, thread veins, stretch marks, scars; dry, devitalized, oily, and mature skins, improves elasticity. 

Garden Essence Oils NiaouliNiaouli - Bacterial Disease, Cuts and Wounds, Infections. Skin: acne, boils, cuts, burns, infections, insect bites, oily skin, firms tissue, aids wrinkles; psoriasis, fungal infections, collection of pus, gangrenous wounds, scalp crusts. Respiratory: asthma, respiratory allergies, bronchitis, whooping cough, rhinitis, laryngitis, sinusitis, spasmodic and dry cough, tuberculosis, pneumonia, pulmonary gangrene. Muscular/skeletal: rheumatoid arthritis, muscular aches and pains. Digestive: gastritis, sluggish liver, food poisoning (neutralizes botulism toxins), dysentery, flatulence, diarrhea, viral hepatitis and more. 

Garden Essence Oils NutmegNutmeg - Respiratory: colds, coughs, aids intercostal muscle pain, bronchitis. Muscular/skeletal: arthritis, muscular aches and pains, gout, rheumatism, eases sprains and strains, fatigue and congestion after sports. Digestive: carminative, digestive stimulant, encourages the appetite, decreases bad breath, aids intestinal infections, parasites, diarrhea. Cardiovascular/Lymphatic: poor circulation, stimulates heart. Immune: bacterial infections, fevers. Genito-Urinary/ Reproductive: frigidity, impotence, imitates estrogen, eases labor pains, increases contractions and facilitates birthing; uterine tonic. Nervous Brain/ Mind: fainting, neuralgia, nervous fatigue. 

Garden Essence Oils Orange, bloodOrange, blood- It is very similar to sweet orange in its uses, although considered the most antidepressant of the citrus oils. Antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, carminative, cordial, deodorant, digestive, stimulant (nervous), tonic (cardiac, circulatory). Blends well with: Lavender, lemon, clary sage, myrrh and spicy oils such as nutmeg, cinnamon and clove.

Garden Essence Oils OrangeOrange - Aromatherapy Uses: antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, bactericidal, fungicidal, hypotensive, nervous sedative, lymphatic, stimulant, tonic-digestive. Skin: dull & oily skin, puffiness, wrinkles, softens thick, fissured and cracked skin; strengthens epidermis, increases circulation and melanocyte development, cell hydration, calms skin gland function, supports regeneration. Respiratory: bronchitis, chills. Muscular/Skeletal: palpitations. Cardio-vascular/ Lymphatic: environmental disinfection. Immune: colds, flu. Digestive: constipation, intestinal spasm, raises blood sugar, eases simple water retention, increases fluid circulation, aids digestive processes including gall bladder. Nervous Brain/ Mind: nervous tension, stress problems, harmonizes physical and mental, encourages energy. 

Garden Essence Oils OreganoOregano - Boosts immune system to fight infection, cold and flu. Revives the senses, eases pain and stimulates the appetite. Skin: infected cuts, wounds, parasites. Respiratory: asthma, colds, bronchitis, catarrh, whooping cough. Muscular/skeletal: rheumatic, muscular aches and pains. Digestive: soothes nervous stomach disorders, stimulates liver and spleen, calms intestinal spasm, flatulence, stimulates appetite. Immune: cold, flu, infection. Genito-Urinary/ Reproductive: period pains, diuretic. Nervous Brain/ Mind: very stimulating, nerve tonic, revives the senses, migraines, relieves imaginary diseases, gives feeling of well being. 

Garden Essence Oils PalmarosaPalmarosa - Erase morning fatigue and stimulate circulation with this lemony floral scent. Great for all types of eczema and acne, scars, wrinkles, regulates sebum, hydrates and calms. Respiratory: bronchitis, sore throat, sinusitis, rhino-pharyngitis. Endocrine: normalizes thyroid. Genito-Urinary/ Reproductive: thrush, cystitis, vaginitis, urethritis, cervicitis, uterine tonic- aids labor. Nervous Brain/ Mind: morning fatigue & irritability, nervous tension, stress related disorders.

Garden Essence Oils PatchouliPatchouli - Skin: dermatitis (allergic and inflammatory), acne, athlete’s foot, cracked and dry skin, loose skin, enlarged pores, simple water retention, aids scars, wrinkles, wounds, tissue regenerator, oily hair and scalp, dandruff, eczema(weeping), impetigo, aids snake and insect bites. Respiratory: slows breathing. Cardio-vascular/ Lymphatic: external hemorrhoids, varicosities. Digestive: infectious intestinal colitis. Genito-Urinary/ Reproductive: frigidity, impotence; eases menopausal sweats. Nervous Brain/ Mind: nervous exhaustion, lethargy, stress related problems, sedative at low dose, stimulating at high dose. 

Garden Essence OIls PennyroyalPennyroyal - Pennyroyal is used to aid menstruation, and it can be helpful in aiding labor and delivery; however, it must be used under a physician's supervision to be used properly. It is also used to treat colds, phlegm, respiratory disorders. Purify blood. Pennyroyal water given as antidote to spasmodic, nervous and hysterical affections. Affections of joints, gout. Pennyroyal removes gas and stomach pain from the digestive system. It has a strong minty smell and the oil is useful for externally repelling insects such as mosquitoes, fleas, and flies. Pennyroyal tea is also a good wash for skin eruptions, bruises, rashes, and itching.

Garden Essence Oils Black PepperPepper, black - A dry woody spice that aids all types of digestive ailments. Boosts endurance, increases circulation and tones muscles. Warming to the body, Relaxes tight muscles, improves digestion. Flu, nausea and/or vomiting, quinsy, toothache, vertigo, cholera, catarrh, colic, constipation, diarrhea, dysentery, fevers, flatulence, heartburn. Skin: chilblains, bruises, cuts, wounds, dermatosis. Respiratory: bronchitis, laryngitis, catarrh, warms chills and cold feeling. Muscular/skeletal: arthritis, muscular aches and pains, neuralgia, poor muscle tone, temporary paralysis, stiffness. Digestive: anemia, toothache, tonsillitis, increases saliva, aids reducing diets, colic, constipation, restores colon tone, flatulence, nausea, diarrhea. Immune: colds, flu, infections, viruses, may lower temperature. Genito-Urinary/ Reproductive: frigidity, impotence, stimulates kidney and urinary system, increases urine flow, aids detoxification. 

Garden Essence Oils PeppermintPeppermint - Definitely a first aid kit must! Relieves aches and pains, itchiness, inflammation and soothes migraines. Activates lymph and increases circulation and white blood cell count. Skin: acne, dermatitis, ringworm, scabies, toothache, detox, constricts capillaries, relieves itching (pruritis, eczema, urticaria), softens and degreases skin, removes blackheads, cools skin, retains moisture in skin. Digestive: gingivitis, colic, cramps, indigestion, dyspepsia, flatulence, nausea(travel, morning), diarrhea, ulcers, hepato-pancreatic stimulant, liver cirrhosis, liver fatigue from allopathic treatments,Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Cardiovascular/Lymphatic: palpitations, heart tonic, vasoconstrictive action, aids hypotension, fainting, increases white blood cells, activates lymph flow and drainage. Genito-Urinary/ Reproductive: eases menstrual cramps, aids morning sickness, labor, delivery, aids mastitis, kidney tonic-cystitis. Nervous Brain/ Mind: headache, mental exhaustion, nervous stress, zona(herpes, shingles), vertigo, aids neuralgia & sciatica. Respiratory: asthma, bronchitis, halitosis, rhinitis, laryngitis, sinusitis, spasmodic and dry cough, tuberculosis, pneumonia, cleansing, purifying. Muscular/skeletal: neuralgia, sciatica, arthritis, muscular aches and pains, rheumatism.

Garden Essence Oils PetigrainPetitgrain - Aromatherapists have long used it to calm anger and stress, while it has been used in the skin care industry for acne, oily skin, and as a deodorizing agent. Traditional Uses: anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, cicatrizant, antiseptic, deodorant, digestive stimulant, sedative tonic, nervine, anxiety, insomnia, depression (antiseptic, tonic, aid to convalescence) assists stretch marks and scarring. Also helpful with depression, anxiety and soothes tension and rigidity.

Garden Essence Oils PinePine Needles - Pine purifies the lungs and the skin. It stimulates circulation and prepares muscles for exercise. Skin: Boils, cuts, fleas, sores, eczema, psoriasis, ringworm, scabies, lice, congested skin, purifies skin esp. grey, oxygen poor skin. Respiratory: asthma, eases breathing, catarrh, laryngitis, stimulates and purifies respiratory tract, increasing Co2 discharge; best used as inhalation, increases secretion of mucus membrane of lungs, bronchitis, sore throat, sinusitis. Muscular/Skeletal: joint/muscular aches and pains, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, sciatica, edema-simple water retention, rheumatism. Cardio-vascular/ Lymphatic: circulatory stimulant. Immune: immune stimulant, warms and cools fevers, colds, flu; modulates inflammatory and allergic processes, aids severe infection. Digestive: hepatitis, inflamed gallbladder, stimulates metabolism, intestinal disturbances. Endocrine: supports thyroid, aids diabetes, stimulates adrenal. Genito-Urinary/ Reproductive: urinary infection, inflamed and congested uterus, prostate problems, cystitis. Nervous Brain/ Mind: fatigue, nervous tension, stress related disorders, debility and neuralgia. 

Ravensara Essential OilRavensara- Respiratory and cardiovascular systems are harmonized with this oil. Lymph drainage is facilitated and is also a beneficial oil for joint pain, digestion and water retention. It allows an individual’s desire for change to increase and aids in realizing one’s potential. Ravensara Uses: Strongly anti-infectious, antiseptic, antiviral, antiasthmatic, antibacterial, antispasmodic, antitussive, appears antiallergenic, analgesic, carminative, diuretic, expectorant, immune stimulant, neurotonic, energizing- strong central nervous system stimulant.

Ravintsara Essential OilRavintsara - Reduces pain, headaches, antiviral, effectively used for shingles and herpes zoster. For shingles, add Melissa and Ravintsara to St. John’s Wort oil and apply liberally several times daily. Is decongesting, anti-inflammatory, helps clear sinuses, chronic allergies. Great for reducing pain and headaches. It is an immunostimulant and good for all respiratory concerns. It is a soft, camphoraceous oil, and can be used often. Excellent for colds and flu. 

Rose Essential OilRose - Delight your senses with this royal oil. Healing on every level especially heart related troubles. It lowers blood pressure, relieves depression, sorrow and increases happiness. Anger cannot exist where there is Rose Otto. For all skin types, especially acne, dry sensitive skin, mature, wrinkles, broken capillaries; aids conjunctivitis (rose water only), eczema, zona (herpes, shingles) excellent for babies, aids skin infections, ulcers, inflammations, swellings; radio-dermatitis and radiation burns 

Rosemar Essential OilRosemary - This cineole chemotype is best used for slow elimination, chronic fatigue and candida. Oily skin and dandruff are also treated with this oil. Age old remedy for apathy and gloom, it warms the spirit and boosts confidence, enhances memory and revives freshness, faith and love.

Rosewood Essential OilRosewood - Rosewood is credited with being a bactericidal, anti-fungal, antiviral, anti-parasitic cellular stimulant, immune system stimulant, tissue regenerator, tonic, antidepressant, antimicrobial, and as an aphrodisiac. It is also regarded as a general balancer to the emotions. Soothing, helps skin elasticity, skin irritations such as candida. Anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-parasitic. Blends well with: cedarwood, frankincense, geranium, rosemary, mandarin, ylang ylang.
Sage Essenital Oil
Sage - Common Uses: anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, insecticide, laxative and as a tonic. Sores, bacterial infections, fibrositis, arthritis, rheumatism, bronchitis, catarrh, dandruff, menopause - hot flashes. Blends well with: Bergamot, Lavender, Lemon and Rosemary.

Sandalwood Essential OilSandalwood - has been traditionally been used for enhancing meditation and spiritual practice, and for skin revitalization. Sandalwood oil has a woody, balsamic, creamy aroma; it is a pale yellow, viscous liquid with excellent tenacity (the aroma tends to last a long time) and superior fixative properties. The long history of Sandalwood in the cultural and spiritual life of Asia cannot be overstated. The oil is high in sesquiterpenes, a class of compound which has been studied in Europe for its stimulating of the pineal gland and the limbic region of the brain - the center of our emotions.
Spearmint Essential OilSpearmint - as a local/topical anesthetic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, decongestant, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, stimulant and restorative. It is also believed to be an uplifting oil great for alleviating fatigue and depression. Used for Flatulence, Indigestion, Intestinal Cramps, Fevers, Nausea, Colic, Hemorrhoids, Sciatica & Lumbago, Depression. Common Uses of Spearmint: Aromatherapists claim the therapeutic properties of Spearmint essential oil are: as a local/topical anesthetic, antispasmodic, astringent, carminative, decongestant, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, stimulant and restorative.
Spikenard Essential OilSpikenard - May aid the respiratory, nervous and glandular system. It is antispasmodic, anti-infectious, antiparasitic and anti-inflammatory. Its hormone-like activity may help open and release emotional blocks and bring about a feeling of balance. It has been used to increase metabolism to burn fat. Calming and balancing for body, mind and spirit. Aids in finding inner peace in lifes chaos by regulating heartbeat and balancing Autonomic Nervous System. Regenerates all functions of skin layers, healing incurable skin problems.
Sprice Essential Oil
Spruce - helpful for muscular aches and pains, poor circulation, rheumatism, asthma, bronchitis, coughs, respiratory weakness, colds, flu, infections, anxiety, stress-related conditions. Excellent oil to diffuse during yoga and meditation.

Tagetes Essential Oil
Tagetes - best known for its ability to keep insects away, it is also credited by aromatherapists as helping with parasitic and fungal issues, while also being able to facilitate the flow of mucous and loosening congestion. It has also been used on cuts, sores, and bunions. Aztecs used to lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation and calm nerves. Also used for coughs, colds, and ulcers.

Tangerine Essential OilTangerine - Like most of the citrus family, can be depended upon for refreshing and rejuvenating characteristics. Tangerine's aroma clears the mind and can help to eliminate emotional confusion. Aromatherapists also consider it to be very comforting, soothing and warming. Users may also see Tangerine used in perfumes, soaps, and as an antispasmodic, carminative, digestive, diuretic, sedative, stimulant (digestive and lymphatic), and tonic agent.
Tarragon Essential Oil
Tarragon - Has been used in Europe to reduce anorexia, dyspepsia, flatulence, intestinal spasms, nervous digestion, sluggish digestion and genital urinary tract infection. It may also help reduce premenstrual discomfort and pain with nerves and sciatica. It is neuromuscular, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious, antiviral, antibacterial and prevents fermentation.

Tea Tree OilTea Tree - oil can be used undiluted on skin for a variety of bacterial and fungal conditions. Amazing results in oral care and as an immune stimulant. Excellent choice for acne, athlete's foot, fungal infections, dandruff, herpes, insecticide, sores, arthritis, rheumatism, muscle & joint aches & pains, injuries and sprains. Cardio-vascular/ Lymphatic: may help to lower blood pressure, aids hypertension (MDR), recovery support after heart attack. Immune: colds, fevers, infections as zona (herpes), chicken pox, aids recuperation from long illness.
Thyme Essentil OilThyme - Thyme essential oil has been used effectively as a bactericide, antiseptic, antimicrobial, astringent, antispasmodic, antitoxic, diuretic, antifungal, insecticide, tonic, and as an immune stimulant. Thyme oil can assist with nervous complaints, respiratory problems, poor circulation and problems of the digestive system. Aromatherapy: bacterial Infections, lethargy, urinary infections, rheumatism, sores, viral infections, wounds.

Valerian Essential OilValerian - has been used to combat insomnia, nervousness, restlessness, tension, agitation, headaches as the result of nervous tension, and panic attacks. It has also been used on muscle spasms, palpitations of the heart, cardiovascular spasm and neuralgia. Valerian is also believed to be a suitable replacement for catnip based on similar chemical components. Relaxes nerves, sleep, restlessness, insomnia, migraine, dysmenorrhoea, intestinal colic, rheumatism, pain reliever, cholera, epilepsy, backache, colds, menstrual problems, bruises and sores.

Vetiver Essential Oil
Vetiver - The smell of vetiver helps to calm over-energized kids and help them to connect and relate to people in more patient and agreeable way. Vetiver is very helpful for those ADD adults and teens who also suffer from depression. Vetiver is an incredibly grounding oil on an emotion level. Very helpful with care of oily, dry and sensitive skin.

Wintegreen Essential Oil
Wintergreen - Wintergreen has a history of use as a pain reliever. It is also believed to increase the speed of healing for skin disorders, and when added to lotions, acts as a natural moisturizer. Respiratory conditions, chronic mucous discharge, joint and muscular problems, rheumatoid arthritis, neuralgia, myalgia, sciatica, lumbago.

Yarrow Essenital Oil
Yarrow - Yarrow essential oil is credited with having an energy similar to that of the earth. This may seem extreme to some, but most aromatherapists agree that it is a balancing, uplifting oil with practical applications on gynecological issues, wounds and open sores. Fever, respiratory infections, digestive problems, nervous tension, sores, rashes, wounds, menstrual problems, hemorrhoids, rheumatism, thrombotic conditions with hypertension.

Ylang Ylang Essetial Oil
Ylang Ylang - can assist with problems such as high blood pressure, rapid breathing and heartbeat, nervous conditions, as well as impotence and frigidity. Palpitations, high blood pressure, equilibrium, frustration, frigidity, impotence, intestinal problems, insomnia, nervous tension, shock, skin problems.
     
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Have a great month!
Kathryn