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Herbal Information

The following is some general information on the herbs that we use in our products.

(While the following are attributes of the different herbs in our products, we do not recommend the use of essential oils internally without the advice of a physician. We do not recommend the use of 100% pure essential oils placed directly on the skin and NEVER place in open wounds. Purchaser assumes all liability for the use and/or misuse of these products.)

 

Arnica (Arnica montana)

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Camphor (Cinnamomum camphora)

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Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata)

Properties: Analgesic, Anodyne, Anti-emetic, Antiseptic, Aromatic, Astringent, Carminative, Disinfectant, Expectorant, Germicide, Rubefacient, Stimulant, Stomachic, Tonic, Vermifuge.

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Traditional Uses: Used for nausia, removal of gas in the stomach and intestines, diarrhea, athlete's foot. It is one of the most powerful germicides and it increases circulation and helps tpo promote digestion. Cloves contain an active chemical, its active ingredient, called Eugenol which which is a major pain reliever.

MAJOR and Minor uses:  Abdominal pain, Athlete's foot, Back aches, BAD BREATH, BLOOD CIRCULATION (poor),  Low blood pressure, BRONCHIAL CATARRH, Bronchitis, Candida, COLDS, Colitis, DIARRHEA, Digestion, DIZZINESS, Dysentery, Dyspepsia, EARACHE, Epilepsy, Flu, GAS< HALITOSIS, Hiccups, INDIGESTION, Muscle Aches, NAUSEA, Pain, Palsy, Parasites, Sexual Stimulant, Spasms, TOOTHACHE, Vomiting, Warts

 

Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus)

Properties: Anti-biotic, Anti-inflammatory, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Astringent, Deodorant, Expectorant, Rubefacient, Stimulant, Tonic.

Active Phytochemicals: Alpha-pinene, Beta-pinene, Caffeic acid, Carvone, Chlorogenic acid, Ellagic acid, Eucalyptol, Ferulic acid, Gallic acid, Gentisic acid, Hyperoside, 1,8-cineole, p-cymene, Protocatechuic acid, Quercitin, Rutin.

Traditional Uses: Pyorrhea, Burns and to prevent infections of many kinds. Used medicinally for centuries for respiratory ailments.

MAJOR and Minor Uses: ASTHMA, Boils, BRONCHIAL CONGESTION, BRONCHITIS, Burns, Cancer, CATARRH, COLDS, COUGHS, CROUP, Diphtheria, Fever, Flu, indigestion, LUNGS, MALARIAL DISEASES, Nausea, NEURALGIA, paralysis, Piles, PYORRHEA, PNUEMONIA, SORE THROAT, sties, Typhoid, Ulcers (external), Uterus (prolapsed), Worms.

 

Frankincense (Boswellia carterii)

Properties:  Tonic, Stimulant, Expectorant, Cicatrisive, Pectoral, Antidepressant, Balsamic, Antiseptic, Revitalizer.

Active Phytochemicals: Alpha Pinene, beta Pinene, Olibanol, Octyl acetate.

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Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

Properties:  Analgesic, Antacid, Anti-emetic, Anti-inflammatory, Antispasmodic, Aperitive, Aromatic, Carminative, Diaphoretic (when taken hot), Diuretic, Emmenagogue, Nervine, Rubefacient, Sialagogue, Stomachic, Tonic.

Active Phytochemicals: Alpha Zingiberene, beta Zingiberene, Curcumene, Camphene, Neral, B-bisabolene.

Traditional Uses: Regulation of blood cholesterol, reduction of fevers, common cold (the first stages), relieving menstrual cramps, relieving morning sickness, getting rid of motion, and/or sea, sickness, increase the flow of urine, when taken hot.  The active enzyme Gingerol, inhibits the blood from clotting.

MAJOR and Minor uses: Bowels, BRONCHITIS, Chicken pox, CHILDHOOD DISEASES, CIRCULATION (POOR), COLDS, COLIC, COLITIS, Colon spasms, Constipation, COUGHS, CRAMPS, DIARRHEA, DIGESTIVE DISORDERS, DIZZINESS, FATIGUE, FEVERS, FLU, GAS, Gout, HEADACHE, Hemorrhage, INDIGESTION, Influenza, Kidneys, LEARNING PROBLEMS, Menstrual Cramps, MORNING SICKNESS, MOTION SICKNESS (prevents), Mumps, NAUSEA, PARALYSIS, Pelvic Circulation, Pneumonia, Shock, Sinus Congestion, Sinusitis, SORE THROAT, STOMACH (settles upset stomachs), Tongue paralysis, TOOTHACHE, VOMITING, WHOOPING COUGH.

Grapefruit (Citrus x paradisi)

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Lavender (Lavendula officinalis)

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Lemon (Citrus x limon)

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Lemon Grass (Cymbopogon citratus)

Properties: Astringent, Calmative, Carminative, Expectorant, Febrifuge.

Active Phytochemicals: Alpha-pinene, Beta-sitosterol, Caryophyllene, Citral, Farnesol, Geraniol, Limonene, Luteolin, Myrcene, 1,8-cineole, Quercetin, Rutin, Saponin, Triacontanol.

Traditional Uses: In oriental medicine and cooking for colds, headaches and rheumatic conditions, blood cleansing fevers and to slow down the flow of mucus.

MAJOR and Minor uses: Anxiety, ASTHMA, Bladder, Boils, Bronchitis, COLDS, COLIC, DIGETSION, FEVERS, FLU, Gas, Headaches, Indigestion, Insect Bites, Kidneys, Liver, Menstruation, Nausea, Nerves, RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS, Spleen, Vomiting.

Lime (Citrus aurantiacum)

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Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha)

Properties: Alterative, Antibiotic, Anti-Catarrh, Antiseptic, Anti-spasmodic, Astringent, Cardiac, Carminative, Disinfectant, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Stimulant, Tonic, Vulnerary.

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Traditional Uses: Traditionally used as a natural antiseptic, cleanses the colon and rids it of putrefaction. As a gargle it gets rid of bad breath and used as a breath freshener.

MAJOR and Minor uses: ANTIBIOTIC, ANTISEPTIC, Arthritis, Asthma, Boils, BREATHE FRESHENER, BRONCHITIS, Canker sores, CATARRH, Cavities, COLDS, COLITIS, COLON (cleans), Coughs, CUTS, DIGESTION, Diphtheria, EMPHYSEMA, Gangrene, Gargle, Gums, Halitosis, Healing, HEMORRHOIDS, HERPES, HYPOGLYCEMIA, Indigestion, INFECTIONS< LUNG DISEASE, Menstruation, MOUTH SORES, Nervous Conditions, Nipples (sores), Phlegm (reduces), PYORRHEA, Rheumatism, Scarlet fever, Shock, SINUS PROBLEMS, SKIN SORES, SORE THROAT, SORES (poultice), STOMACH (cleans), Thyroid, TONSILLITIS, TOOTHACHE, Tuberculosis, ULCERS, VAGINAL DISCHARGE, WOUNDS, Yeast Infections.

Pine (Pinus sylvestris)

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Peppermint (Mentha x piperita)

Properties: Alliterative (mild), Analgesic, Anti-bacterial, Anti-bacterial, and Anti-Microbial, Anti-nauseate, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Anti-viral, Aromatic, Astringent, Calmative, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Febrifuge, Nervine, Rubefacient, Sedative, Stimulant (gastric), Stomachic, Tonic.

Active Phytochemicals: Acetic acid, Alpha- carotene, Alpha-pinene, Azulene, Beta-carotene, Beta-ionine, Betaine, Caffeic acid, Carvacrol, Carvone, Chlorogenic acid, Coumarin, Eugenol, Hesperetin, Limonene, Linalool, Luteolin, Menthol, 1,8-cineole, p-coumaric acid, Pectin, Rosmarinic acid, Rutin, Tannin, Thymol, Vanillin.

Traditional uses: Used as an energizer by energizing the bloodstream. Used as a digestive aid. Increasing the functions of respiration by increasing oxygen supplies to the blood.

MAJOR and Minor uses: APPETITE, Boils, BRONCHITIS, CHILLS, Cholera, COLDS, COLIC, COLITIS, Constipation, Convulsions, COUGHS, Cramps (stomach), Depression, Diarrhea, DIGESTION (AIDS), Diverticulitis, Dizziness, DYSENTERY, DYSPEPSIA, FAINTING, FEVERS, FLU, Gallbladder, GAS, HEADACHES, HEART, HEARTBURN, HEART PALPITATIONS, Herpes Simplex, Hysteria, Insomnia, Measles, Menstrual Pain, Migraine Headaches, Morning Sickness, Motion Sickness, Mouth Sores, Mouth Wash, Muscle Spasms, NAUSEA, NERVES, Neuralgia, Nightmares, Sea Sickness, Shingles, SHOCK, Sore Throats, STOMACH PROBLEMS, Tooth Aches, VOMITING.

 

Rosemary (Rosemarinus officinale)

Properties: Analgesic (mild), Anodyne, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-pyretic, Anti-oxidant, Antiseptic, Anti-spasmodic, Aromatic, Astringent, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Nervine, Stimulant, Stomachic, Tonic.

Active Phytochemicals: Alpha-pinene, Apigenin, Beta-carotene, Beta-sitosterol, Betulinic acid, Borneol, Caffeic acid, Camphor, Carnosol, Carvacrol, Carvone, Caryophyllene, Chlorogenic acid, Diosmin, Genkwanin, Geraniol, Hesperidin, Limonene, Linalool, Luteolin, Oleanolic acid, 1,8-cineole, Phytosterols, Rosmanol, Rosmarinic acid, Salicylates, Squalene, Tannin, Thymol, Ursolic acid.

Traditional Uses: Used for memory and reducing high blood pressure and cleansing the blood by stimulating the action of the capillaries. Used as an antiseptic and to calm and soothe irritated nerves and anxiety.

MAJOR and Minor uses: BLOOD PRESSURE, Bad Breath, Bruises, Circulation, COLDS, Colic, Convulsions, Coughs, Eczema, Edema, Eye Wash, Female Problems, Food Poisoning, Gallbladder, Gas, Gout, Hair Growth and Baldness, HEADACHES, HEART TONIC, Hysteria, Indigestion, Infections, Insomnia, Joint Inflammation, Liver, Memory, Menstruation Problems, MIGRAINES, NERVES, NERVOUS DISORDERS, Prostate, Restlessness, Rheumatism, Scalp, Sores (open), SPASM (MUSCLE), Sprains, Stings, STOMACH DISORDERS, Wounds.

 

Sage (Salvia officinalis)

Properties: Anti-galactagogue (lactation inhibitor), Anti-pyretic, Antiseptic, Anti-spasmodic, Aromatic, Astringent, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Digestive, Parasiticide, Stimulant, Tonic, Vulnerary.

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Sandalwood (Santalum album)

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Sprearmint (Mentha spicata)

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Sweet Orange (Citrus x sinensis)

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Tangerine (Citrus x reticulata)

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Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)

Properties: Anti-bacterial, Antibiotic, anti-fungal, Anti-microbial, Astringent, Antiseptic, Anti-viral, Alliterative, Analgesic, Bactericide, Disinfectant, Parasiticide, Vulnerary.

Active Phytochemicals: Alpha-pinene, Alpha-terpineol, Aromadenrene, Beta-pinene, Camphor, Caryophyllene, Limonene, Linalool, 1,8-cineole, p-cymene, Terpinenes, Terpinolene.

Traditional Uses: Leaves were used to make a tea for sailors out to sea – hence the name – of a strong flavor and not really recommended as large doses can have a somewhat toxic effect. Also used to disinfect wounds and heal skin conditions and rashes.

MAJOR and Minor uses: ACNE, ALLERGIES, ATHLETES FOOT, Cuts, Scrapes, INFECTIONS (BACTERIAL, FUNGAL, VIRAL), HERPES OUTBREAKS, Insect and Spider Bites, PSORIASIS, Scabies, Vaginitis, Warts.

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)

Properties: Antiseptic, Anti-spasmodic, Aromatic, Carminative, Diaphoretic, Disinfectant, Emmenagogue, Expectorant, Germicide, Nervine, Parasiticide, Sedative, Stimulant, Tonic, Vulnerary.

Active Phytochemicals: Alpa-pinene, Apigenin, Beta-carotene, Borneol, Caffeic acid, Camphor, Caprylic acid, Carvacrol, Carvone, Chlorogenic acid, Cinnamic acid, Citral, Eugenol, Ferulic acid, Callic acid, Geraniol, Kaempferol, Lauric acid, Limonene, Linalool, Luteolin, Myristic acid, Naringenin, Oleanolic acid, p-coumaric acid, p-cymene, Phytosterols, Rosmarinic acid, Salicylates, Tannin, Thymol, Ursolic acid, Vanillic acid.

Traditional Uses: The symbol of bravery was also used to clean cuts and abrasions as well as easing asthma attacks and other respiratory problems. Also used as a germicide and in removing excess mucus.

MAJOR and Minor uses: Appetite, ASTHMA, Boils (external), Bowel Problems, BRONCHITIS, Bruises, CATARRH, Cholesterol (lowers), COLDS, COLIC, Cramps, Diarrhea, DIGESTIVE DISORDERS, Dyspepsia, Epilepsy, Fainting, Fever, FLU, GAS, Gastritis, GOUT, Hangover, HEADACHE, Heart Burn, Hysteria, Acid Indigestion, INFECTIONS, LARYNGITIS, Leprosy, LUNG CONGESTION, Mastitis, Migraines, MUCUS, Nerves, Paralysis, Parasites, PHLEGM, RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS, Rheumatism, SCIATICA, SINUSES, SORE THROAT, THROAT PROBLEMS, Tumors, Warts, WHOOPING COUGH, Worms.

Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)

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Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata)

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* Some of the information above can be found in the books Prescription for Nutritional Healing and The Little Herb Encyclopedia.