Herbs and Essential oils to Nourish and Tonify the Lung

As hot and humid summer days gave way to dry, crisp Autumn air, now it is the season to nourish and tonify the lung, especially if you or your child/children have asthma, chronic cough and susceptibility to bronchitis and pneumonia in the cool months ahead. According to TCM, lung needs proper moisture in order to have… Continue reading Herbs and Essential oils to Nourish and Tonify the Lung


Luscious Hibiscus Smoothie with Cooling Lemon Balm and Nutritive Oat Straw

Summer is all about outdoors, the sand, the beach, the farmer's markets, the backyard barbecue and travelling! However, the heat, the humidity and being on the road can be stressful too! The tardy Hibiscus combined with relaxing Lemon Balm and nutritive Oat Straw will bring calm and cool in the hot summer days! Hibiscus According… Continue reading Luscious Hibiscus Smoothie with Cooling Lemon Balm and Nutritive Oat Straw


Mimosa – Albizia julibrissin

Mimosa - Albizia julibrissin The tree originally came from China and is called Tree of Happiness. The aroma is very similar to rose essential oil. A Chinese native, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the flowers are used in western Herbalism to treat depression, stress and a feel-good that causes mild euphoria and giddiness.  Barks… Continue reading Mimosa – Albizia julibrissin


Yeast Infection (Candida) and Essential Oils

My friend's little girl who is 9 years old got yeast infection due to a strong antibiotics that her pediatrician prescribed for an infected elbow wound. She got severe itching down there and red bumps all over her torso and face. And they were itchy too. Prescription painkiller didn't help. She has asthma, taking medication twice a… Continue reading Yeast Infection (Candida) and Essential Oils


Pediatric Experts Find Aromatherapy Effective for Promoting Infant Healing, NAS Recovery

Lavender and Roman Chamomile are calming due to  linalool and linalyl acetate. And this report reinforces its therapeutic  properties in clinical setting. Pediatric Experts Find Aromatherapy Effective for Promoting Infant Healing, NAS Recovery


Astragalus 黄芪

Astragalus 黄芪 is a  Chinese herb that has been used for more than 2000 years for people with weak and damp constitution such as catching colds and flus easily, cold sweats, boils, chronic lung problem, and weak spleen.  It is taken as a tea, soup or stew, sometimes with other herbs to booster immune system and strengthen the body. Astragalus… Continue reading Astragalus 黄芪


A Natural Antibiotic: Thyme Oil


Making Caledula Oil: Adding Quality to Your Life

Herbs and Wildcrafting

This is part two of a series on Calendula’s amazing uses.

Whether you are using Calendula for it’s myriad health benefits, or in your cooking adventures, you are only limited by your imagination or Calendula’s benefits, both 1395432270_calendula-acneof which seem limitless!

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Aromatherapy Ylang – Ylang.


Frankincense: Universal Magical Resin

Sabbats and Sabbaths

frankincenseThe LORD said to Moses: Take sweet spices, stacte, and onycha, and galbanum, sweet spices with pure frankincense (an equal part of each), and make an incense blended as by the perfumer, seasoned with salt, pure and holy; and you shall beat some of it into powder, and put part of it before the covenant in the tent of meeting where I shall meet with you; it shall be for you most holy. [Ex 30:34-36, NRSV]

On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. [Mt 2:11, NRSV]

Many years ago, I had the wonderful opportunity to tour Egypt.  One of the stops in the Valley of the Kings was a perfume factory that manufactures essential oils.  I smelled a number of scents that day…

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