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Essential Oils

Aromatherapy and Grieving

Written by: Marika Fleri Especially dedicated to close friends who lost someone dear throughout the past year and to my Daddy Anthony Balzan who still lives in me and my children. Grief, a single word:  A short word to describe an abyss of emotions. A deep...

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Pelargonium finale

Pelargonium finale

I just received the book “The Encyclopedia of Herbs” by Arthur Tucker and Thomas Debaggio.  Great book with lots of interesting information. According to the authors and in agreement with Millers (see previous entry, here) writings: The true P. graveolens is similar...

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Aromatherapy for Rosacea

Aromatherapy for Rosacea

“Rosaceae is an odd disorder which seems to defy understanding...” (Dr. Ronald Marks, cited by DelRosso 2012) Rosacea (pronounced "roh-ZAY-sha") is a chronic inflammatory disorder primarily affecting the facial skin and is often characterized by flare-ups and...

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Lemongrass: Cymbopogon citratus

Lemongrass: Cymbopogon citratus

Cymbopogon citratus  (DC. ex Nees) Stapf  syn. Andropogon citratus DC. ex Nees Taxonomy West Indian Lemongrass: Cymbopogon citratus  (DC. ex Nees) Stapf  syn. Andropogon citratus DC. ex Nees East Indian Lemongrass: Cymbopogon flexuosus (Nees ex Steud) J.F. Watson...

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Lavender Memory-based Response: A Case Study

Lavender Memory-based Response: A Case Study

Memory-based Response: A case study Intake Overview: D is a 56 y/o female who is married with 2 grown children living at home. She works full time in an office as a staff assistant. This requires much sitting and leaves her little time for exercise. She states her...

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Fennel – Foeniculum vulgare

Fennel – Foeniculum vulgare

The aroma is the deepest manifestation of prana in a herb. Arjun Das - Ayurveda class notes While studying Ayurveda with my teacher, Arjun Das, I was struck by his poetic statements about Fennel. Arjun shared: Fennel is about digestion and transformation. Fennel...

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Lemon Expression by hand!

Lemon Expression by hand!

For those of us who have a fascination with all things aromatic, I was excited to receive a book entitled "The Volatile Oils" by Eduard Gildemeister. I ordered the book which was published in 1922 for the pictures although there is some interesting information too. ...

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