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Using Essential Oils on Acupuncture Points for Anxiety, Depression & Repressed Emotions

What does Acupuncture have to do with essential oils? Let me explain. Acupuncture points are points along meridians, where acupuncturists insert pain free needles to  treat various health conditions. Essential oils, due to their volatile molecules are quickly absorbed through skin and enter blood stream. When they are applied to the acupoints, they travel through… Continue reading Using Essential Oils on Acupuncture Points for Anxiety, Depression & Repressed Emotions

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Marjoram (Sweet) Origanum majorana

Sweet marjoram ( Origanum majorana ), a popular culinary herb, produces essential oil high in Monoterpenols. Marjoram has a woody and floral aroma and is one of my favorite oils for its calming, comforting and antispasmodic properties. A CNS sedative, it relieves anxiety, stress and insomnia.   Blended with Lavender ( Lavandula angustifolia ) and Peppermint (… Continue reading Marjoram (Sweet) Origanum majorana

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Nettle Shot

Nettle Urtica dioica is nutritive full of vitamins C and K, B vitamins, as well as minerals like calcium, magnesium and iron, to name a few. It also has amino acids and antioxidants, which may help fight free radicals, according to Dr. Mercola. Called a "spring tonic", it also detoxifies the body of toxins. Nettles are… Continue reading Nettle Shot

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Are Your Essential Oils Authentic?

According to Dr. Robert Pappas and Aromatic Plant Research Center, 80% of the essential oils on the market are adulterated. Is the number exaggerated? I think not, based on my 14 years of experiences purchasing oils from various companies. So it is very likely that the essential oils you are using are not as pure… Continue reading Are Your Essential Oils Authentic?

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Eastern redbud

Eastern redbud (Cercis Canadensis) is a deciduous tree with showy lavender flowers at the beginning of the Spring and right after the bloom, the heart shaped leaves appear. The fruit/pod is a legume, that can be sautéed as a side dish. The pea-shaped flowers are edible and taste slightly tangy due to its high vitamin C… Continue reading Eastern redbud

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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