Aloe Vera

How Aloe Vera plant looks like. Aloe Vera is a very versatile ingredient, that contains many health benefits. It is a cactus-like plant that grows and thrives in hot, dry climates. It can be taken either topically and/or orally. It is native to North Africa, Southern Europe and the Canary Islands. Aloe Vera is typically … Continue reading Aloe Vera

Yarrow

What is Yarrow? The scientific name of yarrow is Achillea millefolium. Yarrow is grown in downy perennial of pastures, roadsides and waste places, from June until November. It belongs to the family Asteraceae. Yarrow was also known as herbal militaris for its use in stopping the flow of blood from injuries. Yarrow is in myth and legend; it … Continue reading Yarrow

Chamomile

What is Chamomile? Chamomile has been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years to calm anxiety and settle stomachs. It is best known as an ingredient in herbal tea. The name, chamomile, is derived from the Greek, khamai, meaning "on the ground," and melon, meaning "apple."There are two types of chamomile, Roman chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile) and … Continue reading Chamomile

Frankincense (Beswellia Carterii or Boswellia sacra tree)

The name Frankincense is derived from the term "franc encens" which is French for "high quality incense." "franc" means "pure" and "encens" comes from "to burn." It was considered a "pure incense" and known to be the most desirable of the incenses. The aroma is woody, earthy and spicy. Boswellia sacra tree Tear-shaped droplets Frankincense … Continue reading Frankincense (Beswellia Carterii or Boswellia sacra tree)

Eucalyptus Essential Oil and Its Benefits

Eucalyptus is a fast-growing evergreen tree native to Australia. Chinese, Indian Ayurvedic, Greek and other European styles of medicine have incorporated it into the treatment of a range of conditions for thousands of years. There are 400 different species of eucalyptus. Eucalyptus globulous is also known as Blue Gum, it is also the main source … Continue reading Eucalyptus Essential Oil and Its Benefits