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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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Cardamom: Queen of Spices

Cardamom: Queen of Spices

Cardamom: Queen of Spices Walk gently upon the earth Falling in love with Cardamom this Autumn Season! When I smell cardamom I feel transported to a place between heaven and earth where my feet touch the earth gently and my mind feels clear and light. It ignites a...

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Synergism in essential oils and aromatherapy

Synergism in essential oils and aromatherapy

Many herbalists acknowledge that one of the main differences between whole herbs and traditional extracts on the one hand, versus individual vitamins, minerals, isolated phytochemicals, or conventional single - molecule drugs on the other hand, is the principle of...

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Helichrysum: Helichrysum italicum

Helichrysum: Helichrysum italicum

Helichrysum: H. italicum (Roth) G. Don. syn. H. angustifolium subsp. italicum (Roth) Briq. & Cavill.by: Jade Shutes, B.A., Dipl. AT, Cet. HerbalistOther botanical synonyms: Gnaphalium angustifolium Lam., Gnaphalium italicum Roth (basionym), Helichrysum...

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