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15 Health Benefits Of Aromatherapy

What is Aromatherapy? Aromatherapy is a form of alternative medicine that uses volatile extracts from plants, commonly called essential oils, that could be inhaled by people with a wide variety of health conditions. These essential oils could also be massaged on various parts of the body. It is often used as an adjunct therapy to …

18 Health Benefits Of Cedarwood Essential Oil

Cedarwood essential oil is extracted via the steam distillation of wood chips of the cedarwood tree. Cedarwood is often found in cold climes and high altitude regions. The major constituents of cedarwood essential oil include; beta cedrene, thujopsene, alpha cedrene, cedrol which gives cedarwood oil its numerous medicinal properties. Below are various health benefits of …

23 Health Benefits Of Stinging Nettle

Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) is also known as common nettle and is widely available in North America, Asia, Europe, and Africa. Stinging nettle leaves and roots are the two parts of the plant that is most often taken as tablet, tea, tincture, pile, or capsule. Some species of stinging nettle contain histamine, acetylcholine, and formic …

14 Health Benefits Of Mullein

Great mullein (Verbascum thapsus) is a biennial herb that typically grows to a height of 2 meters. During the first year, the plant produces rosette consisting of pubescent leaves, but in the second year, it develops stem with blossoms and few branches. The leaves are about 15-30 centimeters long and 5-10 centimeters wide. They are …

11 Health Benefits Of Pluots (Plumcots)

A pluot, also known as plumcot is a hybrid of PLUm and apricOT. Engineered by Floyd Zaiger, these fruits were first sold in 1989. Resembling a plum, they have a sweet flavor, with a fuzzy skin like that of an apricot. Like most other fruits, pluots which are rich in minerals and vitamins. They also …

21 Health Benefits Of Chamomile Essential Oil

Chamomile oil is derived from the flowers of the chamomile herb. There are two popular varieties of chamomile flower; Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis) and German chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla). Roman chamomile oil has more potent soothing and calming properties while German chamomile oil has more effective anti-inflammatory properties due to its constituent compound called azulene. In …