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August 6, 2019

THYME ESSENTIAL OIL: USES AND PROPERTIES

Thyme is part of the family Lamiaceae, like Mint, Basil, Lavender and many other species widely known because of their perfume and flavor. This characteristic is due to the presence in the leaves of structures secreting essential oil.   The …

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March 1, 2019

LEMONGRASS: ESSENTIAL OIL TO FIGHT TUMORS

Lemon scent, intense and penetrating green notes make it one of the most used products in the world in perfumery and soaps … but the essential oil of Lemongrass offers much more than this: it is the natural source of …

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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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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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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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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: …

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July 31, 2017

AROMATIC WATER OR FLORAL WATERS: WHAT ARE THEY?

The vapor current distillation is a technique that allows the extraction of essential oils from the plant tissue, through their transport by vapor steam. At the end of this process we always obtain two important products: essential oil and aromatic …

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February 10, 2017

TANGERINE ESSENTIAL OIL: USES AND PROPERTIES

Tangerine represents, together with Cedar and Grapefruit, one of the three citrus fruits from which all the others generated. Its taste, sweet and not too sour, made it popular and Tangerine is the second most requested citrus fruit, after orange. …