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Lauraceae

Ravensare

A large tree from Madagascar, where the seeds are a popular spice, ravensare is a personal favorite of ours for any infection. Family: Lauraceae Extraction: Distilled from leaves and sometimes from fruit and bark. The scent is similar to eucalyptus...

Tea tree

Tea Tree

This large Australian tree, sometimes also spelled “ti,” is related to eucalyptus. There are many species and subspecies; all have an interesting bark that curls off the trunk, giving them the name “paperbark.” Studies show...

Cypress

The landscapes of southern France and Greece are graced with this statuesque evergreen. It has long been associated with death, and even today Egyptians use cypress for coffins, while French and Americans plant it in graveyards. Smoke from the...

Matricaria recutita

Chamomile (German)

German chamomile oil contains green-blue chamazulene (azul means blue), a potent anti-inflammatory constituent produced during distillation. In 1664, when chamomile was first distilled in glass, the distillers were surprised to see the blue color...

Herbal treatments at a store

Guidelines for Using Essential Oils and Herbs

Because essential oils are concentrated, highly potent substances, a working knowledge of how to use them safely is vital to the success of your efforts. The potential hazards of an essential oil depend on the compounds in the oil, the dosage and...

Aromatherapy oils and flowers

Therapeutic Uses of Aromatherapy

In this chapter we explain how essential oils heal the body. We have divided the chapter into sections dealing with the major systems in the body-circulatory, digestive, respiratory, nervous, glandular, urinary, reproduction, dermal and...

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