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The History of Herbal Medicine and Essential Oils

The history of essential oils is intertwined with the history of herbal medicine, which in turn has been an integral part of magical practices. Herbal medicine has been used for more than treating minor ailments and disease; it has been instrumental in providing life-enhancing benefits. In most ancient cultures, people believed plants to be magical, and for thousands of years,

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The Medicinal Properties and Health Benefits of Violets.

Violets have been known throughout history as a healing herb. An example that was proven by research was that Viola odorata contains phenolic glycosides, flavonoids, saponins, alkaloids, mucilage, and tannins among other things. These compounds work in several ways to cure ailments. Violets have been known throughout history as a healing herb. Hippocrates, in the ancient times, classified the violet

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Rosemary Lore

Rosmarinus officinalis Also, Known As: Compass Weed Dew of the Sea Garden Rosemary Incensier Mary’s Mantle Mi-tieh-hsiang Old Man Polar Plant Rosemary Rosemary Plant Rosmarinus officinalis L. (family Lamiaceae), is also known as rosemary. This herb is an evergreen shrub, with lovely aromatic linear leaves. Colored a dark shade of green above and white below, the leaves of the rosemary

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Desert Tortoise Botanical – DesertTortoiseBotanicals.com

DesertTortoiseBotanicals.com Source: Desert Tortoise Botanical – DesertTortoiseBotanicals.com Handcrafted – The Indigenous Peoples of the Sonoran desert taught the making of effective remedies through the combination of specific herbs and emotional intent.  Additionally, waste was never allowed so they made them in small batches.  Today, we honor their teachings by following their traditional methods of making remedies in the same manner, one small

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Vetiver Lore

Vetiveria zizanioides Also, Known As: Cuscus Khas Khas Vetiver Vetivert Vetiver (botanical name Vetiveria zizanioides) belongs to the grass family, which also includes sorghum, maize, sugarcane as well as lemongrass. This plant has had an irregular history, as it was given no less than 11 names in four dissimilar genera at one time. The generic name ‘Vitiveria’ is derived from the Tamil expression ‘vetiver’

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AroMagic Essential Oils – Sage Goddess

Source: AroMagic Essential Oils – Sage Goddess Each carefully crafted AroMagic Essential Oil is infused with the powerful energy of a clear quartz crystal Everything – including you and me and all the things around us – is energy, constantly moving and vibrating on a subatomic level. Your vibrations and mine are different. Gemstones and essential oils and other tools

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Our Five Favorite Essential Oils for a Healthy Sleep

For some people, it takes about ten seconds from their head hitting the pillow before they’re fast asleep and dreaming. But for others, sleep can prove to be an elusive state of being that they can never quite get to, no matter how hard they try. Sure, maybe you can fall asleep (after about an hour of tossing and turning!) but it

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Essential Oils

If you pass through the natural health aisles of your local grocery store, you’re likely to see small glass bottles of curious liquids with poignant aromas that could fill a room. Scents like lavender, eucalyptus, tea tree oil and orange line the shelves next to oil blends with promising labels like Anxiety Release, Detoxification Aide, Energize, Immune Support, Meditative Mood,

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When Cold and Flu Season Arrives

These two recipes are prepared as teas but are not taken in your teacup – they help with the discomfort of flu season in other ways. Winter Inhalation This traditional herbal steam helps open your sinuses, discourages bacterial and viral growth, and reduces pain and inflammation. Remember to stay a comfortable distance from the steaming pot to avoid burning your

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