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Introduction to Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is an alternative healing practice that uses plant extracts. As the name suggests your sense of smell is the key thing addressed. Aromatherapy uses essential oils extracted from a range of aromatic plants. They can be used by inhaling, in massage, in baths and in compresses. There is no …

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Uses of Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha, or Indian ginseng, is a nightshade plant which plays an important role in the Ayurveda medical tradition of India. It may have benefits in treating people suffering from many conditions, including chronic fatigue, impotency, weakness, and mental disorders. Formally known as Withania somnifera, ashwagandha is a shrub native to …

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Health Benefits of Sandalwood Essential Oil

Sandalwood essential oil is extracted through steam distillation of a mature sandalwood tree about forty to eighty years old. There are three common sandalwood trees known to produce sandalwood oil, they include: Australian sandal (Santalum Spicatum) Hawaiian sandal (Santalum Ellipticum) Indian sandal (Santalum Album) Among the three, the Indian is …

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Colds and Spicy Food

Caught another bad cold again? You are coughing, sneezing, experiencing a stuffy nose, experiencing a runny nose, and you are having lots of other symptoms going on with your cold. Having a cold is very uncomfortable. It seems that someone catches a cold every time the season change. The body …

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Bach Mimulus Flower Remedy

British physician Edward Bach, M.D. (1886-1936) introduced a system of healing using wildflower essences. He believed that each flower is associated with an emotional symptom, such as fear, suspicion, or worry. According to Dr. Bach, treatment of these emotional symptoms promotes physical health. Bach flower remedies are prepared by one …

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