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Tulsi, also known as Holy basil or Tulasi (Ocimum tenuiflorum, Ocimum sanctum), grows abundantly in temperate regions of India through the Southeast Asian tropics. Tulsi is India’s most sacred and powerful plant both medicinally and spiritually. Its species name, “sanctum”, refers to this sacredness. In Sanskrit, tulsi means “beyond compare.” Indeed, the leaves smell and […]Read more »
Aromatherapy is the therapeutic effect of an aroma, defined as a scent or odor, on an individual’s physical or psychological conditions. Shirley Price, one of the world’s leading aromatherapists, defines aromatherapy as the controlled use of essential oils in a positive way to maintain good health and revitalize the body, mind, and spirit. Essential oils consist of natural scent molecules and when carefully selected may be used therapeutically.Read more »
As noted in part 1, we eat only the leaf stems of rhubarb, not leaves, flowers, fruit or roots. Disclaimer: Rhubarb leaves are quite poisonous. They contain dangerous concentrations of oxalic acid compounds. In low concentrations, oxalic acid tastes good to people, but the concentration of oxalic acid compounds in rhubarb leaf blades is much […]Read more »
Photo by Dušan Tizić on Unsplash Modern science and medicine have given us so much in the past 50 years, and we should definitely be thankful. Yet, a lot of people don’t know that before all the medications and visiting clinics, people used plants to get better and improve their immune system. Healers prepared potions […]Read more »
A pretty daisy relative with a distinctive spicy smell, feverfew (scientifically Tanacetum parthenium, sunflower family, Asteraceae) was a common folk remedy in Europe for more than 2000 years. Its name, feverfew, is based on the name the Romans used for it, febrifuge, which means fever-reducer. English speakers heard that and wrote feverfew. It is also […]Read more »
His birthday is coming up, and you’re all out of ideas? Or maybe there’s an anniversary ahead, you know he’ll do something special and get something you’ll love, so you want to make sure you evoke the same emotions and inspire the same smile. However, we all hit a creative gift-giving roadblock from time to […]Read more »
Having oily skin can be a nightmare, because everything you use tends to turn your skin into an even greasier mess, plus pimples and other imperfections are more frequent occurrences if you have oily skin. Unfortunately, many people reach for aggressive solutions full of alcohol, hoping that it’ll make their skin less greasy, but that’s […]Read more »
Did you know there are different types of inhalation of essential oils that can be beneficial for different concerns? Are you using the best method for your desired outcome? There are different ways to utilize inhalation depending on your concern. Inhalation is often an under utilized method of use for essential oils but it’s one […]Read more »
Traveling is one of the most enriching experiences in our lives. No travel is simply just that. Wherever you go, you become richer for one more culture and many more friendships. This is why it is important to make every trip an unforgettable memory and experience it to the maximum. Since sometimes we forget to […]Read more »