Lavender Benefits

Lavender surely was on his mind as Hippocrates, Father of Modern Medicine, taught that a daily aromatic bath and a scented massage would promote good health.

In 1928 Rene Gattefosse, a French research scientist discovered the remarkable healing properties of lavender oil by immediately applying it to a burn he received in a laboratory accident. He later coined the term “aromatherapy”.
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Therapeutic-Grade Chamomile Oil

 Therapeutic-Grade Chamomile Oil
Chamomile Oil is steam distilled from the chamomile flowers.

Application: Diffuse, add to food or water as a dietary supplement, or apply topically on location. Among the gentlest oils used in aromatherapy, the chamomile essential oil is suitable for use on children.

Fragrant Influence: Dispels anger, stabilizes emotions, and helps release emotions linked to the past. It may also be used to […]

23 Ways To Use Chamomile

Chamomile is edible. Flowers are used in salads, as cake decoration, or to make tea.
Chamomile is a medicinal plant (anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, nervine).
Steam distilled chamomile is anti-allergenic (asthma, hay fever).
Chamomile flowers are made into salves for use on hemorrhoids and wounds.

Chamomile flower tea is used as a sedative (insomnia, nervous conditions).
Chamomile tea is anti-inflammatory (rheumatism, arthritis).
Chamomile is also antispasmodic (intestinal and […]

German Chamomile

German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) belongs to the botanical family: Asteraceae or Compositae (daisy). It is known under different names such as: Camomile, Chamomile, Wild Chamomile, Sweet Chamomile, German Chamomile, Hungarian Chamomile, etc.

German chamomile has been highly esteemed for over 3,000 years and has been used for many types of skin conditions and stress-related complaints.

Wild Chamomile is an annual herb. Originally […]

Chamomile Tea: New Evidence Supports Health Benefits

Chamomile Tea: New Evidence Supports Health Benefits
For centuries, people who’ve felt sick or stressed have tried drinking chamomile tea as a medicinal cure-all. Now, researchers in England have found new evidence that the popular herbal tea may actually help relieve a wide range of health ailments, including colds and menstrual cramps. Their study is scheduled to appear in the Jan. […]

Harvest and Buy German Chamomile Seeds

Chamomile Harvest
I planted lots of chamomile around our vegetable garden this spring, on the assumption that it would make a good companion plant. It does seem to be doing well at attracting bees and other beneficial insects. We think the chamomile is a very pretty addition to the garden.

Harvesting Chamomile Flowers:
The main reason why we planted chamomile is so that […]

Ode to Chamomile

When it starts to get cold outside, I always begin to drink more tea. I don’t normally notice when it starts to happen. A few weeks ago at work, much to my delight, I discovered that we have a selection of herbal teas and one just happens to be a personal favorite blend of Chamomile and Hibiscus with slight hints […]

Drying Chamomile

Usually, people pick just the flowers. And that is a waste of good herb: the stems of chamomile (Matricaria recutita) are perfectly useful, if weaker than the yellow flower.

It’s easiest to just pull up a bunch of whole plants, roots and all – they’re annuals which lean on one another, and their taproots are really pretty small.

Pic: Drying chamomile. Discard […]

Uses of Chamomile

Chamomile Tincture
Chamomile tincture – ideally made with brandy – combined in equal parts with rescue remedy has proven an excellent topical/internal for my teething little boy. Eases the pain and the irritability. I’ve also made (for us big folk) Chamomile ale … mmmm. And Chamomile is divine infused in hot apple cider… and if you smoke, you can cut your […]

The Health Benefits of Chamomile Tea

Tea drinkers love Chamomile Tea. In fact, many tea lovers prefer this type of tea over many others. It is very popular and at least once in your life, it is likely that you have had Chamomile Tea at some point. However, while many people simply love the tastes, they are completely unaware of the many benefits that can be had […]

Chamomile Benefits

Chamomile is for those who complain without suffering.

Most books and articles only mention the flowers of chamomile (Matricaria recutita), and most health food stores only stock the flowers. That’s strange, as the greens of chamomile are perfectly good medicine, if a bit less potent. And it’s much easier to pick and dry the plants, rather than the flowers.

Chamomile tea is […]

The Healing Oils of The Bible

The healing oils, or essential oils as they are known today, are the aromatic, volatile, distilled liquids of certain plants known and esteemed for their therapeutic qualities. They are referenced in both biblical and ancient secular history, and are generally regarded as being man’s first known medicine.
The therapeutic bio-chemicals within essential oils are among the most potent healing substances known […]

Essential Oil Research Reports

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How To Disease Proof Your Home – The Ultimate Home Health Care Defense Against Infectious Disease
Timeline of Human Flu […]

Essential Oil Applications

Diffusing Essential Oils:
Diffusing essential oils in your home or office is a perfect way to help you relieve tension, dispel odors, and create an atmosphere of peace and harmony. When diffusing, essential oils have been reported to improve the immune system, and create a feeling of balance and wellbeing. Diffuse an Oil

Direct Inhalation:
Direct inhalation of essential oils is easy and brings […]

The Danger Of Essential Oils

Health Danger: Adulterated Oils
Beware of a health danger the industry does not want you to know! It’s called: Adulterated Oils!

Lavender Deception
Today much of the lavender oil sold in America is a hybrid called lavandin, grown and distilled in China, Russia, France, and Tasmania. It is brought into France, cut with synthetic linalyl acetate to improve the fragrance; propylene glycol, DEP, […]