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December 21, 2017

CITRUS FRUITS AND ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: NEW DISCOVERIES

  Citrus fruits (genus Citrus, family of the Rutaceae) are very juicy fruits, often with a sour taste, which are harvested from October to April. They are usually consumed fresh or squeezed to obtain juices (both for domestic and industrial …

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December 14, 2017

MINT ESSENTIAL OIL: USES AND PROPERTIES

The name “Mint” has a mythological derivation: Mintha was a nymph, daughter of the river god Cocito. She was loved by the god Hades but Persephone was jealous and transformed her in a humble, insignificant plant. But not even Persephone …

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December 11, 2017

AROMATHERAPY: HOW TO CHOOSE AN ESSENTIAL OIL

The choice of essential oil depends very much on the uses we want to make for it.  Aromatherapy can be used in different ways, but the most common and most pleasant to all is the use of room diffusers.    …

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November 30, 2017

HOW TO DISTILL MINT

The mint species is known and cited by numerous ancient authors for its beneficial therapeutic properties; it is so old that it finds its origins in mythology. It was used anciently in Egyptian civilization, as well as in Greeks and …

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November 16, 2017

GREATER BURDOCK, A PLANT FOR FIGHTING TUMORS

  Greater burdock (Arctium lappa L.) is a biennial plant that belongs to the Asteraceae family. Commonly used in Asian cuisine, the root has been widely utilized in folk medicine as a diuretic, as a detoxifier and to heal skin …

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October 2, 2017

AROMATHERAPY: HISTORY

The term Aromatherapy means the use of essential oils for therapeutic purposes to improve health, heal the body and harmonize the spirit.   The sense of smell is the most powerful and instinctive of our senses. Through smell, or perfume, …

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September 20, 2017

ONION AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH: A NEW NATURAL HEALING

  Allium cepa L., commonly known as onion, is the most widely cultivated and used species of the genus Allium, mainly utilized as a flavor enhancer. Today, with the support of scientific research, we are able to demonstrate that the …

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September 1, 2017

POTATO CHIPS WITH ROSEMARY AROMATIC WATER

During the distillation process of an aromatic plant, including domestic distillation, by products are produced besides the essential oil, such as aromatic water (or floral water).  Being able to identify good uses for the best use of a product as …

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August 30, 2017

BASIL ESSENTIAL OIL IN ALCHEMY

After analyzing more generally the essential oils linked to the 4 elements in alchemy, let’s get acquainted with some of them. August is the month of fire, and we had to begin with an essential oil linked to this element: …