Color psychology is one of the more fascinating sides of marketing. Reds to motivate. Blues to build trust. Oranges for confidence. The visual light spectrum has the power to play our emotional responses […]
Ginger Root (Zingiber officinale)
By Photograph: Frank C. Müller, Baden-Baden – Self-photographed, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4129876
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is a […]
Why We Can’t Avoid Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
Whether we like it or not, we cannot avoid genetically modified foods. We have been eating them for centuries. From the first selectively bred herbs and g […]
Geranium, Red (Rose) flower & oil (Pelargonium graveolens)
Pelargonium graveolens, Rose Geranium, is an uncommon Pelargonium species native to the Cape Provinces and the Northern Provinces of South Africa, […]
Frankincense Resin & Oil (Boswellia carterii, serrata, & sacra)
Frankincense is an aromatic resin used in incense and perfumes, obtained from trees of the genus Boswellia in the family Burseraceae, p […]
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Forms of Herbal Supplements
The tea is where you steep a small quantity of dried herbs in boiled water for 10 to 30 minutes, then strain and drink.
The infusion is where you […]
Leucoagglutinin, a toxic phytohemagglutinin found in raw Vicia faba (fava bean).
The name “lectin” is derived from the Latin word legere, meaning, among other things, “to select”.
Long before a deeper […]
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Feverfew leaf (Tanacetum parthenium)
Feverfew is a flowering plant in the daisy family Asteraceae. It is a traditional medicinal herb which is […]
Fennel seeds, bulb, stalk, and leaves. Brian Hagiwara/Getty Images
Fennel seed & oil (Foeniculum vulgare)
Common Names: Large fennel, sweet fennel, wild fennel, sweet cumin, finnochio, fänkål (S […]
What’s the Difference?
Our sense of smell is a wonderfully powerful sense. It can impact our mood or recall a long-dormant memory. It can be evocative or soothing, attractive or intriguing. We perceive the s […]
Eucalyptus leaf & oil (Eucalyptus globulus)
Eucalyptus globulus, the Tasmanian bluegum, southern blue-gum or blue gum, is an evergreen tree, one of the most widely cultivated trees native to Australia. They […]
What are Hormones?
Hormones are special chemical messengers in the body that are created in the endocrine glands. These messengers control most major bodily functions, from simple basic needs like hunger to […]
What Are Trans Fats & Why Should We Avoid Them?
Trans fat, or trans-unsaturated fatty acids, trans fatty acids, are a type of unsaturated fat that occur in small amounts in nature, but became widely […]
Magnesium sulfate is an inorganic salt with the formula MgSO4(H2O). It is often encountered as the heptahydrate sulfate mineral epsomite (MgSO4·7H2O), commonly called Epsom salt. The overall global annual […]
Carbon dioxide, also known as CO2, is a compound made of one carbon atom and two oxygen atoms. Beverages are artificially carbonated when carbon dioxide is dissolved into the liquid under high pressure; when […]
Emulsifying wax is a cosmetic emulsifying ingredient. The ingredient name is often followed by the initials NF, indicating that it conforms to the specifications of the National Formulary. Emulsifying wax is […]
A continuation of How to Breathe
Why is proper breathing important?
The breath has two very important main functions: it nourishes the body with oxygen, and it cleanses the body of gaseous and toxic […]
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
Franz Eugen Köhler, Köhler’s Medizinal-Pflanzen
Botanical Name: Taraxacum officinale, Taraxacum mongolicum, Taraxacum palustre, Taraxacum vulgar.
Other Common Names: Bl […]
Coconut oil (Cocos nucifera)
Coconut oil, or copra oil, is an edible oil extracted from the kernel or meat of mature coconuts harvested from the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera). It has various applications. […]
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Constituents – What Do Essential Oils Consist Of? Aromaweb.com
All substances can be broken down into an array of molecules and atoms, and essential oils ar […]
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