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December 4, 2014

HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE ESSENTIAL OILS

  Essential oils, the set of aromatic substances responsible for the scent of plants, are known and have been used since ancient times.  Over the centuries there is an alternation of glory and oblivion, the latter essentially following the progress …

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October 1, 2014

GREEN TEA AND DOWN SYNDROME: NEW HOPES

The power of scientific research opens up to new possibilities …   The epigallocatechin-3-gallate (Egcg, abbreviated), is a molecule contained within the leaves of Green Tea, which could give new hopes to those affected by Down Syndrome but also to …

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September 30, 2014

HEALTHY HAIR WITH AROMATIC PLANTS

Once again the plant world comes to our aid by offering us some medicinal plants as valid remedies against the imperfections of the hair and scalp. Recall that the state of the hair is only the skin’s expression of an …

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September 26, 2014

SEDUM TELEPHIUM: THE LIVELONG FLOWER, POWERFUL NATURAL HEALING

This is the clear example of science as the ancient popular tradition handed down over the centuries. The word of mouth of ancient remedies of which the exact action mechanism was not known, can lead to surprising discoveries in the …

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December 26, 2014

THE GOOD NIGHT PLANTS

When counting sheep is not enough, the solution is given to us by Nature! There are many aromatic plants that are classified as sedatives and soothing and there are many herbal treatments for insomnia or, more simply, to be able …

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September 18, 2014

OLEOLITES: THE POWER OF HERBS IN OIL

Surely known in very ancient times, macerated herbal oils, also called medicinal oils or oil tinctures, are extracts of medicinal and aromatic plants obtained by the solvent action of an appropriate vegetable fat oil.   For the extraction it is …

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September 17, 2014

ESSENTIAL OILS, A RELIEF FOR THE RESPIRATORY TRACT

Everyone at least once in their life has put into practice one of the most famous and practical home remedy for colds, sinus infections or coughs, which is to arm yourself with a pot of boiling water, cover your head …

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September 17, 2014

ENFLEURAGE: ANCIENT TECHNIQUE TO EXTRACT ESSENCES FROM FLOWER PETALS

Enfleurage is one of the most ancient extraction methods, born at the time of Egyptians, used to obtain fragrances from flower petals. Flowers are the most delicate part of the plant and they do not tolerate treatments at high temperatures …

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September 17, 2014

ESSENTIAL OILS FOR THE INTESTINE

Often we mistakenly associate the word “natural” with “harmless“, but it is not always the case! Let’s remember that the most powerful poisons discovered by man come from nature, like for example the hemlock or the curare. The strength of …