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 is a plant that many cultures of the world have used and revered. Achillea millefolium was named in honor of the Greek god Achilles; who according to legend, used this herb extensively for wound staunching on the battlefield.

Umbel like clusters

Description of Yarrow

Yarrow carries numerous flower heads in 6-10cm flat-topped umbel like clusters to 50cm high. The untrained eye could initially mistake yarrow’s flowering structure for an umbel, and place yarrow in the carrot family. Each flower is comprised of a yellow-cream disc florets and pink-white ray florets. The leaves of this plant are very beautiful, millefolium which means thousand leaf, dark green and feathery, with numerous very fine slightly jumbled leaflets. Wispy, feathery foliage, which seemingly resembles the wild carrot. Yarrow’s leaves, with their thin and finely divided lobes, gave rise to its other common names; ‘milfoil’ and ‘thousand leaf’.

Benefits of yarrow

Yarrow is commonly used for diarrhea, gas, asthma, colds, runny nose, arthritis, wounds, skin healing, liver disorders, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

The volatile oil constituents, such as cineole, have anti septic qualities, while azulene, responsible for the blue colour of the essential oil, not only reduces inflammation, but stimulates the formulation of tissue for wound healing. The flowers taste bitter, and have a characteristic medicinal odour. Yarrow has creamy white ray-florets, delicately framing the orange-tinted, central disk-florets, but pink strains of yarrow will frequently be seen. Five or six florets are typically found in each individual flower head.

Be careful when taking Yarrow it can be dangerous, ensure you consult your doctor before use.

Flowering stem

Harvest and Growth

Leaves: Spring – when young.

Flowers: From July – September, just when opening

New growth will re-emerge from its creeping and steadily spreading rhizomes in early Spring (march). The root system means we usually find the plant growing as dense mats. The basal leaves are sometimes quite large and sprawling, always on long leafstalk, and initially grow in a rosette. When coming into flower, the stem leaves become shorter, sessile, and alternately spaced.

The flowers start blooming from June, with furrowed, flowering stems, typically reaching heights of 60-70cm. If you look closely from below, you will see numerous flower stalks clustered together high up on the stem, you will also see how they do not all originate from a central point on the stem, as per umbelliferous plants.

Yarrow grows in a range of habitats, throughout Britain and Ireland, except for areas which are permanently waterlogged, or on soils that are strongly acidic. It populates waysides, pastures, grassy places, hedgerows, and waste-ground, in town or country, throughout the land. It is a lover of temperate climates, you can almost always easily find yarrow in Britain, even at altitudes of up to around 1100 metres. While on the coast, look in fields by the dunes and stabilised shingle. It thrives in harsh conditions without losing a fresh look of vitality. This becomes especially noticeable during droughts, when its dark green foliage stands out from brown and withered neighboring plants.

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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 German chamomile (Matricaria recutita). The Roman variety is the true chamomile but German chamomile is used herbally for almost the same things. The steps for growing Roman chamomile and growing German chamomile are also nearly identical.

How does Chamomile look?

Roman chamomile is also known as Russian chamomile, English chamomile or Chamaemelum nobile is a member of the Asteraceae, or daisy family and has small daisy like flowers with yellow solid centers and white petals, that bloom May to September. The leaves are feathery, light green, are everlasting and somewhat shiny. Because of the creeping roots and compact, mat-like growth of this species it is sometimes called lawn chamomile. It releases a pleasant, apple scent when walked upon, this fragrant evergreen is a garden favorite, it is also called the physician herb because of its beneficial effect on other herbs as a companion in the garden. Blossoms grow singly on long stalks attached to the erect, branching, hairy stems.

German chamomile is a sprawling member of the Asteraceae family, as it closely resembles the Roman chamomile. German Chamomile also known as Matricaria recutita, or Chamomilla recutita is a hardy, self-seeding annual herb. It has been cultivated in Germany to maximize its medicinal properties. The hollow, bright gold cone of the blossom is ringed with numerous white petals. The herb has also been called scented mayweed, and Balder’s eyelashes, after Balder, the Norse God of Light. German chamomile looks similar to Roman chamomile with the differences being that German chamomile grows upright to the height of about 1 to 2 feet (30 to 61 cm.) and reseeds annual.

History of Chamomile

Chamomile was revered as one of nine sacred herbs by the ancient Saxons. Saxons are members of the Germanic people that inhabited parts of central and northern Germany from Roman times. The Egyptians valued the herb as a cure for malaria and dedicated chamomile to their sun god, Ra. Two species of this sweet-scented plant, Roman chamomile and German chamomile, have been called the true chamomile because of their similar appearance and medicinal uses. Roman Chamomile was used as a strewing herb during the middle ages to scent the floors and passageways in the home and to deter insects. The Spanish call the herb manzanilla, or “little apple.”

Chamomile Tea

Why do people take chamomile?

Chamomile is considered a safe plant and has been used in many cultures for stomach ailments and as a mild sedative. The aromatic flower heads and leaves of both Roman and German chamomile are used medicinally. The herb acts medicinally as a tonic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-allergenic, and sedative. Traditionally, a mild remedy of the herb has been safely used to calm restless children, and to ease colic and teething pain in babies. It is also effective in relieving acid indigestion and abdominal pain, carminative properties relieve intestinal gas, and helps in cases of diarrhea and constipation . The herbal tea can ease symptoms of colds and flu by relieving headache and reducing fever. The herb can soothe burns and scalds, skin rashes , and sores. Chamomile can be used as a gargle for mouth ulcers, as a soothing eye wash for conjunctivitis (pink eye), and as a hair rinse to brighten the hair. The blossoms may also be used as a herbal aromatic treatment, providing a tonic lift with its appealing scent. These uses of chamomile is especially popular among Hispanics living in the southwestern United States, who use the herb at significantly higher levels than the rest of the population.

Benefits of Chamomile on skin

The natural plant polyphenols, chemical compounds, contain antioxidants. Antioxidants are agents which fight free radicals. Free radicals are produced in the natural cell aging and death, which occurs in everyday life. Free radicals are responsible for a number of health conditions. By attacking them, antioxidants in polyphenols can speed up the healing process in scars. They can protect against the damage that causes wrinkles and skin breakouts. This means that chamomile is useful for helping skin irritations, also the cosmetic benefits in balancing natural oils, tightening pores and hydrating.

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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 is usually grown in the dry, mountainous regions of India, Africa and the Middle East. Frankincense essential oil is made from milky white sap that is secreted by the Frankincense tree. When the tree’s sap droplets dry and harden into tear-shapes on the tree, this process takes a few days. The dry droplets are scraped off of the tree to be made into an essential oil. The earliest known source is the country of Oman. They shipped the oil to regions like the Mediterranean, India and china for thousands of years.

Making perfume with Frankincense
Burning Frankincense

In the past they used to burn the incense in sacred places and in religious rituals, there was a powerful aroma and white smoke coming from the Frankincense when its burned. It was used in perfumes, cosmetics and Egyptian mummification methods. It is believed its fragrance will bring good health, cleanse the home and purify clothing.In Ayurvedic medicine, Frankincense is referred to as “dhoop” and is used to soothe wounds, relieve joint discomfort, balance hormones in women and purify the air.

Frankincense essential oil

How the essential oil is extracted.

The tear-shaped droplets are crushed into powder and placed in an oil bath. After it undergoes steam distilation or CO2 extraction, it makes the essential oil.

 HempWorx MyDailyChoice have 7 carefully selected fragrances, which are based on their popularity, functional use and beautiful characteristics. Each one is tested to ensure that they are the highest quality oil. Frankincense is one of the carefully selected fragrance.

Our Mantra Blends comes with six proprietary blends of harmony, steeped with tradition and significance. The essential oil blend using Frankincense are our Breathe, Relax and Restore Blend.

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Lemon (Citrus Limon)

Lemon plant

Lemons and lemon essential oils have been used in ayurvedic medicine to treat a wide spectrum of health conditions for at least 1,000 years. It is a flowering plant that belongs to the Rutaceae family. The oil is extracted from the peel of fresh lemons using a “cold pressing” process that pricks and rotates the peel as oil is released. Always use a carrier oil when using this essential oil, oils like: almond oil, coconut oil or jojoba oil.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Lemon essential oil can make your skin sensitive to sunlight. When you use the oil on your skin try to stay out of sunlight for at least 8 hours and wear sunscreen when going outside. Always use glass bottles or containers with citrus oils because the oil breaks down plastic bottles.

Lemon essential oil has many benefits such as:

  1. May calm nerves – There are promising indicators that diffusing lemon essential oil has an effect on decreasing stressful feelings. Inhaling this aromatic oil has been shown to stimulate serotonin and dopamine production, which contributes to decreasing worry levels. Lemon oil is also known as a stress reliever and fight feelings of sadness.
  2. Can ease morning sickness symptoms- Nausea and vomiting are two of the most common symptoms experienced in early pregnancy. There may be reason to believe that lemon essential oil can relieve (or at least decrease) the severity of these symptoms.
  3. Can act as a discomfort reliever- Lemon essential oil is used in aromatherapy as a natural discomfort reliever. The anti-stress and antidepressant effects of the oil may have to do with how it helps our bodies handle our without panicking.
  4. May help you breathe easier and soothe a sore throat- If you have a cold or a sore throat, the oil is a good home remedy to try. You can try using a diffuser with lemon oil to release its sweet, tangy scent in your room while you try to rest. The calming properties of lemon oil can help relax both your mind and the muscles in your throat.
  5. Help purify the body- Lemon oil has a purifying and cleansing effect on the body. It helps to defend the body against harmful pathogens and promotes detoxification through the blood and liver. Lemon oil also stimulates lymphatic drainage, that helps the body to cleanse itself of wastes and toxins.

HempWorx MyDailyChoice have 7 carefully selected fragrances, which are based on their popularity, functional use and beautiful characteristics. Each one is tested to ensure that they are the highest quality oil. Lemon is one of the carefully selected fragrance.

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Tea Tree Oil and its Benefits

What is Tea Tree Oil?

Melaleuca Alternifolia Plant

It comes from the leaves of Melaleuca Alternifolia, a small tree native to Queensland and New South Wales, Australia. Tea Tree Oil is also known as melaleuca oil. It has also been used as a traditional medicine by Aborigines for centuries. These native Australians crush tea tree leaves to extract the oil, which is then inhaled to treat coughs and colds or applied directly to the skin for healing. You could also get the essential oils by steaming the leaves.

Tea Tree Flower
Tea Tree Leaves

Description of the tree– It is an upright evergreen shrub with small, aromatic (when crushed), needle-like leaves and showy flowers in late spring and summer. Borne along the stems, the blooms may be single or double, in shades of red, pink or white depending on the varieties. The plant can grow from 6 ft to 10 feet tall

There are many benefits of tea tree oil. Benefits such as:

  1. Hand Sanitizer– Studies have shown that it kills several common bacteria and viruses responsible for causing illness, such as E. coli and H. influenzae.
  2. Insect Repellant– One study found that 24 hours after being treated with tea tree oil, cows had 61% fewer flies than cows not treated with tea tree oil. A test-tube study also revealed that the oil had a greater ability to repel mosquitoes than DEET which is the most common active ingredient in regular insect repellents.
  3. Natural deodorant– The oil’s antibacterial effects help to control underarm odor from perspiration. The sweat itself does not smell, it is when secretions from your sweat glands mix with the bacteria on your skin which produces a medium to strong odor. Your underarm area contains a large amount of these glands and is one of the main responsibilities for body odor. The oil’s bacteria-fighting properties let us use it as a natural alternative to regular deodorants and antiperspirants.–
  4. Aids in wound healing– Research has shown that tea tree oil helps reduce inflammation and triggers the activity of white blood cells that are helpful in the healing process. A few drops of tea tree oil can be added when dressing a wound.–
  5. Fight Acne– In one study, applying a 5% tea tree gel to acne lesions was shown to be more than three times as effective at reducing the number of lesions than a placebo. It was almost six times as effective in reducing severity of the acne.You could also make your own acne treatment by mixing one part tea tree oil with nine parts water and applying the mixture to affected areas with a cotton swab once or twice a day. Tea tree oil might work slower than benzoyl peroxide, but it seems to be less irritating to the skin. When applied twice daily for 45 days, tea tree oil reduces several acne symptoms, including acne severity. Those using the tea tree oil also experienced fewer side effects.
  6. Get rid of nail fungus (onychomycosis)- Fungal nail infections are quite common. Although they aren’t dangerous, they can be repulsive. There are medications that treat nail fungus, though some people prefer a natural approach. Tea tree oil has been shown to help get rid of nail fungus when used alone or in combination with other natural remedies. You can use a few drops of tea tree oil alone or mix it with an equal amount of coconut oil and apply it to the affected area, lower concentrations of tea tree oil do not seem to be as effective. Be sure to wash your hands immediately after applying in order to avoid spreading the fungus to other areas.
  7. Soothe skin inflammation– A common form of skin irritation is contact dermatitis, which is when skin comes in contact with an allergen, like: nickel. Exposure to the allergen leads to red, itchy and painful skin. Tea tree oil may help quell inflammation, possibly due to its high concentration of terpinen-4-ol, a compound with anti-inflammatory properties.It may also provide relief from bug bite reactions by reducing the itching, redness and swelling that occurs when your body releases histamine to defend against the insect’s saliva.
  8. Treats Athlete Foot (Tinea Pedis)- It is a contagious fungal infection on the feet that can also spread to the toenails and hands. Symptoms include peeling, cracking, blisters and redness. Anti-fungal medications are considered standard treatments for athlete’s foot. Yet studies suggest that tea tree oil may also be an effective alternative for relieving symptoms.

Never digest Tea Tree Oil! Although Tea Tree Oil is relatively safe it may be toxic if swallowed. Also if it is your first time using the oil test a drop or two on a small patch of skin before use.

Our Mantra Blends comes with six proprietary blends of harmony, steeped with tradition and significance. The essential oil blends using Tea Tree Oil are our Restore and Breathe Blend.

HempWorx MyDailyChoice Mantra Essential Oils help you relax into your natural and soulful happiness. With six enriching scents: Breathe, Energy, Restore, Relax, Focus and Sleep. There’s an essential oil ready to carry you throughout your day.

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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 of eucalyptus oil used globally. The oil is used as an antiseptic, a perfume, an ingredient in cosmetics, a flavoring and in dental preparations.

How the oil is made:

Leaves are distilled to extract the oil, which is colorless liquid with a strong, sweet, woody scent. It contains flavonoids and tannins; flavonoids are plant-based antioxidants and tannins may help to reduce inflammation.

DO NOT TAKE ORALLY! Although eucalyptus oil has many benefits, the undiluted form can be toxic if you take it orally. Just 2-3 milliliters can trigger dizziness, drowsiness and loss of muscle control. Five milliliters or more can lead to nervous system shut down or even coma. Always dilute the oil with a carrier oil before use.

How the Eucalyptus plant look like:

The eucalypti grow rapidly, and many species attain great height. The giant gum tree, or mountain ash (Eucalyptus regnans), of Victoria and Tasmania, is one of the largest species and attains a height of about 90 meters and a circumference of 7.5 meters. Many species continually shed the dead outermost layer of bark in flakes, whereas other species have thick textured bark. The leaves are leathery and often hang vertically; most species are evergreen.

The flower petals cohere to form a cap when the flower expands. The capsule fruit is surrounded by a woody cup-shaped receptacle and contains numerous minute seeds. Possibly the largest fruits from 5 to 6 cm in diameter are from  Silverleaf eucalyptus. The leaf glands of many species, especially black peppermint tree and Tasmanian Blue Gum, contain a volatile aromatic oil known as eucalyptus oil. Tasmanian Blue Gum, northern gray ironbark, and other species yield what is known as Botany Bay kino, an astringent dark reddish resin, obtained in a semifluid state from incisions made in the tree trunk.

Eucalyptus is believed to have a number of medicinal properties, although not all of them have been confirmed by research.

  1. Antimicrobial properties: By the end of the 19th century, eucalyptus oil was used in most hospitals in England to clean urinary catheters. Research is starting to back this practice up.
  2. Colds and respiratory problems: Herbal remedies recommend using fresh leaves in a gargle to relieve a sore throat, sinusitis and bronchitis. Eucalyptus oil vapor acts as a decongestant when inhaled. It is a popular home remedy for colds and bronchitis, a number of cough medications include eucalyptus oil.
  3. Dental care: The antibacterial and antimicrobial potential of eucalyptus has been harnessed for use in some mouthwash and dental preparations. Eucalyptus is active in fighting bacteria that cause tooth decay and periodontitis. An example can be in chewing gum or mouthwash.
  4. Insect and rodent repellent: Eucalyptus is an effective insect repellent and insecticide. Oil of lemon eucalyptus (OLE) is recommended by some as an insect repellant; It is effective at keeping mosquitos away, it is also effective at keeping rats or rodents away. Keep them away with a eucalyptus oil solution, spray it regularly in places where you see them. Many of the chemicals in it, especially 1,8- cineole, deal a powerful punch to pests. The solution is also kinder to the environment than harsh chemicals. EPA’s list of effective, safe insect repellants is a short one, for both chemical and natural methods. A special kind “oil of lemon eucalyptus” has a chemical called PMD that shoos away mosquitos and other bugs.
  5. Stimulating immune system:Researchers found that eucalyptus oil could enhance the immune system’s phagocytic response to pathogens (white blood cells) in a rat model. Phagocytosis is a process where the immune system consumes and destroys foreign particles.
  6. Ease arthritis pain: Eucalyptus is a key ingredient in some topical analgesics. These are pain relievers you can apply directly to your skin, such as sprays and creams. It works by bringing a cold or warm sensation that takes your mind off the pain.
  7. Household grime fighter: The oil is an active ingredient in more than 30 cleansing products approved by the EWG, a non profit environmental research group. In one of the studies, it removed bacteria including E.coli from the steel surfaces.
  8. Loose head lice: Eucalyptus and tea tree oil together as a treatment did two times better than the Pyrethin treatment. It killed 100% of the lice and eggs, in only one single dose while most treatments need several doses. The tests on the skin showed no irritation for adults or children.

Our Mantra Blends comes with six proprietary blends of harmony, steeped with tradition and significance. The essential oil blend using Eucalyptus is our Breathe Blend.

HempWorx MyDailyChoice Mantra Essential Oils help you relax into your natural and soulful happiness. With six enriching scents: Breathe, Energy, Restore, Relax, Focus and Sleep. There’s an essential oil ready to carry you throughout your day.

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Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint is an aromatic herb in the mint family, it is a hybrid mint that is a cross between spearmint and watermint. It can be found naturally in North America and Europe. Records of the use of mint plants for medical purposes go all the way back to the times of ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. It has been used for thousands of years for its pleasant minty taste. The oil extract from the leaves off of the peppermint plant is used for a variety of different purposes. It is usually used in food and beverages and as a fragrance in soap and cosmetics. Peppermint is used as a flavoring in breath mints, candies and other foods, many people also consume peppermint as a refreshing, caffeine-free tea, it is also used for a variety of health conditions and can be taken orally in dietary supplements or topically as skin cream or ointment.

Studies show that used topically it may help soothe tension headaches and cracked nipples from breastfeeding, further research needs to be conducted to confirm. The topical application of peppermint oil is generally safe, although it is necessary to dilute with a carrier oil like almond or jojoba oil. Be careful if you have sensitive skin, it may cause a durning sensation while it naturally alleviates discomfort. The peppermint plant contains antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, insecticidal, antispasmodic and germinative properties.

Benefits and uses of Peppermint plant:

  1. Freshens up your breath- There is a reason why peppermint is a common ingredient for toothpaste, mouthwash, mints and chewing gums. Peppermint also has antibacterial properties that helps kill germs that cause dental plaque, which may improve your breath.
  2. Aids in Indigestion- One of the oldest and highly regarded for soothing digestion is peppermint. It is very helpful in digestion as it has a carminative property of expelling gas from the stomach or intestines, as to relieve flatulence or abdominal pain or distension. Massage several drops onto your abdomen , place a drop on your wrists or inhale to soothe motion sickness or general nausea. Drinking mint tea has been the antidote to an upset stomach. Inhaling peppermint oil is also said to help curb the appetite by triggering a sense of fullness.
  1. Colds/Congestion- The menthol provides effective relief from many respiratory problems like: nasal congestion, sinusitis, bronchitis and the common cold or cough. It is commonly used in natural chest rubs to help with congestion. Massage 2-3 drops (with the carrier oil) onto your chest or drop into a humidifier to help clear sinus and lung congestion. If your head is feeling stuffy or you want stop coughing, try a peppermint essential oil steam, which is pouring boiling water into a bowl (metal or glass), add a few drops of essential oil (eucalyptus and rosemary are good combinations with peppermint). Drape a towel over your head and position your face 10-12 inches above the bowl and breathe in the steam.
  2. Headache- You should keep peppermint oil with you at all times, especially if you are prone to headaches. The use of the oil has also been known to effectively lessen tandem symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to noise and sensitivity to light. With a small amount of a centre oil and a drop of peppermint oil, rub on your temple, forehead or over the sinuses, and on the back of the neck to help soothe headaches and pressure; avoid contact with your eyes.
Mantra Nebulizer Diffuser
  1. Stress- Peppermint is able to provide relief from stress, depression and mental exhaustion due to its refreshing nature. It is also effective against feeling anxious and restless. For stress relief, the combination of peppermint, lavender and geranium essential oils added to a warm bath helps relieve stiffness while absorbed through the skin. Try using aromatherapy, by using a candle lamp diffuser with essential oils.
  2. Energy/Alertness- Peppermint oil powerfully affects and improves mental clarity and raises energy levels. If you are trying to cut back on caffeine, this may be a blessing to your mid-afternoon lull. Rub a drop of oil under the nose to help improve concentration and accuracy. Apply to the back of the neck and shoulders repeatedly to keep energy levels up during the day. Inhale before and during a workout to help boost your mood and reduce fatigue.
  3. Sore Muscles- Since peppermint oil has analgesic, anti-inflammatory and spasmodic properties, it not only can relieve pain and inflammation but can also calm the spasms that cause muscle cramps.
  4. IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)- IBS is a chronic gastrointestinal (GI) condition that can involve abdominal pain, diarrhea and constipation. Relaxing the smooth muscles of the GI tract, having an anti-inflammatory effect, affecting the types of bacteria that naturally live in the GI tract, decreasing pain sensation in the GI tract.
  5. Relax Muscles- The menthol in the peppermint cools over worked muscles, which is why peppermint is an ingredient in most of the muscle rubs.

Our Mantra Blends comes with six proprietary blends of harmony, steeped with tradition and significance. The essential oil blend using Peppermint is our Energy Blend.

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Clary Sage Essential Oil And Herb

What is Clary Sage?

A flowering herb that is native to the Mediterranean Basin and parts of Europe such as: Hungary, France and Russia. The essential oil is extracted from the leaves and buds of the plant. Cleary Sage is also known as “clear eye” and “eye bright”, because of its traditional use as a treatment for eye health.

Cleary Sage is a herb in the genus salvia which encompasses all the sages, salvia sclarea is a short-lived herbaceous perennial or bennial. The plant also yields an essential oil called clary oil or muscatel sage, which is used for topical afflictions and in aromatherapy applications. The plant also had a history of use as a medicinal, flavoring agent and aromatic.

How to grow Clary Sage; What to do?

It is a biennial that begins as a rosette in the first year and in the second year it will grow a flower stalk. It is a short-lived plant that usually dies after the second year, in some climates it may persist weakly for one or two more seasons. The plant grows and thrives in full sun and well drained soils. Sage can be grown and planted from seeds, cuttings or layered. The most important step to grow Clary Sage is drainage. Pick or snip the clary leaves any time after the plants are 8 inches or taller. Pick the leaves in the morning for the best flavor. Cut flowering stems once the flowers are three-quarters open. Cut the stems off of the flowers near the base of the plant. The herb is deer resistant, so that it is ideal for the naturalized or meadow garden. The plant can spread by seed but volunteer seeding is usually minimal, it attracts honeybees and other pollinators to the garden. The herb requires a chilling period of at least three months to produce flowers, which is why it is not good in hot climates.

What not to do:

Wet sites can rot the plant or severely affect its growth. Clary sage does not do well in a herb or pottage garden or mixed in a border of perennials.

Description of Clary Sage

The plant can grow up to 4 feet tall and it produces purple-blue flower spikes from late spring until mid summer. The flowers are held in panicles which contain 4-6 blooms.

There are two common cultivators of Clary Sage. One called Turkestanica, it is 3 feet tall with longer flower bracts and a more pronounced blue color. The next one is called Vatican, it is a white flowering clary sage herb with the same cultivation as Clary Sage.

The herb has many uses and benefits such as:

  • The herb can be used as a skin balm.
  • The herb can be inhaled as a part of aromatherapy.
  • Stress reduction- Aromatherapy uses the power of scent to calm the mind and reduce anxiety. Your olfactory system directly affects the part of your brain that regulates emotion, which is why scent can trigger memories and feelings of both negative and positive. It also reduces deep tension.
  • Natural anti-depressant- Clary Sage has been tested on both animal and humans to determine its potential benefits as an anti-depressant.
  • Alleviation of menopause symptoms- Used for hot flashes, night sweats, irritability and palpitations.
  • Reducing menstrual cramps- Apply the oil to the needed area of your abdomen and rub for a soothing massage. The natural chemical compounds are among the most soothing and calming compounds.

Our Mantra Blends comes with six proprietary blends of harmony, steeped with tradition and significance. The essential oil blend using Clary Sage is our Sleep Blend.

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Turmeric and Cucurmin

What is Turmeric?

Turmeric root

It is a spice that gives curry its yellow colour. In recent studies show scientists are starting to backup what indians have known it contains compounds with medicinal properties. These compounds are called curcuminoid, the most important of which is curcumin.

It’s often sold in spice jars. However, if bought fresh, it looks similar to ginger root with a more intense yellow to golden color

What is Curcumin? It is a bright yellow chemical produced by curcuma longa plants. It is the principal cucuminoid of tumeric, a member of the ginger family “Zingiberaceae”.

How tumeric and curcumin are connected.

Curcumin is the main active ingredient in tumeric. The curcumin content of the tumeric is high, it weights around 3%.

Curcumin is poorly absorbed into the blood stream. If you consume black pepper it will stream. The black pepper contains piperine which is a natural substance that enhances the absorption of curcumin by 2,000%. The best curcumin supplements contain piperine, increasing their effectiveness. Cucurmin is also a fat soluble, so it may be a good idea to take it with a fatty meal.

Curcumin and tumeric have many health benefits such as:

  1. Curcumin is a natural anti-inflammatory compound- inflammation is important, it helps your body fight foreign invaders and aids in repairing damage. Curcumin is a strong anti-inflammatory, it is so powerful that it matches the effectiveness of some anti-inflammatory drugs but without the side effects.
  2. Tumeric increases the antioxidant capacity of the body- Oxidative damage is one of the mechanisms behind aging and many diseases. Curcumin boosts boosts the activity of your body’s own antioxidant enzymes.
  3. Curcumin boosts DHA in the brain and liver, DHA is docosahexaenoic acid which is an essential fatty acid that is important in development of infants brain and eyes which is present in breast milk and some formulas.
  4. Curcumin lowers risk of heart disease.
  5. Curcumin aids arthritis patients, they respond very well to the supplements.
  6. Studies show that curcumin has incredible benefits against depression.
  7. Curcumin helps delay aging and fight age-related chronic disease.

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For over 4000 years, the herb Turmeric has been used in traditional medicines to support health in multiple ways. Curcumin found in Turmeric is also known to support a healthy immune system as well as healthy energy levels. Combining premium grade broad spectrum CBD and Curcumin creates a synergistic effect that makes HempWorx softgel formulation one of the most sought after in the marketplace!

  • Broad Spectrum CBD
  • Vegetarian Softgels
  • 25mg Per Soft Gel
  • 750mg Per Bottle
  • THC Free
  • Non GMO
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In addition to our HempWorx CBD Curcumin Softgels, we carry a wide variety of other CBD products in our inventory.  Whether you’re looking for CBD oil, gummies, softgels, hemp haircare products, CBD coffee, bath bombs, or CBD skincare,  you’ll find it right here in our online store.

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What is Melatonin?

What is melatonin?

Melatonin is a hormone found naturally in the body that regulates the sleep-wake cycle. It is also called “hormone of sleep” or “hormone of darkness”. It is primarily released by pineal gland which is a pea sized gland found just above the middle of your brain. Your body makes more melatonin at night, the levels start to go up in the evening once the sun sets and it drops in the morning when the sun goes up. Melatonin also plays a role in the body’s antioxidant defenses and helps regulate blood pressure, body temperature and cortisol levels, as well as sexual and immune function.

https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/resources/highschool/chemmatters/past-issues/archive-2014-2015/the-science-of-sleep.html

What does melatonin do? How does it work?

Its main job is to regulate night and day cycles or sleep-wake cycles. Darkness causes the body to produce more melatonin, which signals the body to prepare for sleep. Light decreases melatonin production and signals the body for being awake. It is thought that adding melatonin from supplements might help them sleep. If you take melatonin supplements it is best to take them during the evening. Experts do not recommend the use of melatonin on children and adolescents until further research has been made. Melatonin is transferred into breast milk, breast feeding mothers should keep it in mind, it might cause daytime sleepiness in the child.

Benefits/uses of melatonin

Melatonin is commonly used for insomnia and improving sleep in different conditions.

For example: Jet lag, adjusting sleep-wake cycle for people whose schedule changes, insomnia and anxiety.

Hempworx has two different melatonin products:

“Sleep” spray

CBD + melatonin” softgels.

Hempworx CBD + melatonin soft gels

Aid in regular sleep-wake cycle and supports a restful and peaceful sleep. The softgels are:

  • Vegetarian
  • Broad spectrum CBD
  • 750 mg per bottle
  • 25 mg per soft gel
  • THC free
  • $69.00 per bottle

Hempworx Sleep spray

Sleep spray contains melatonin and valerian root. It aids in a regular sleep-wake cycle and increases calmness. When you take sleep spray there is no groggy feeling when you wake up the next morning or day. It supports a restful and peaceful sleep.

Hempworx have 3 packages for sleep spray:

  1. A 1 pack costs $24.95
  2. A 3 pack costs $69.95
  3. A 8 pack costs $149.95

Directions to use: spray 3 squirts under your tongue and leave it for 30 seconds then swallow. Spraying it under your tongue allows the product to absorb more efficiently and go straight into your blood stream.

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Ask a doctor if you take medications and want to start taking melatonin. Melatonin supplements have not been linked to any serious side effects, even at very high doses. However further research is needed for long-term safety.