Aromatherapy is a complementary therapy to promote psychological and physical well-being as well as reducing the symptoms of a range of conditions. It is based on the use of concentrated essential plant oils. Essential oils are the pure essences which are found in herbs, flowers, grasses, roots, seeds, bark, berries and fruits. These are extracted […]
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Oral and injectable forms of antifungal medications can cause life-threatening side effects. Scientists from the University of Coimbra in Portugal have found that Lavender essential oil could be used to combat common fungal infections without the risk of side effects. The study published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology found that the essential oil lavender […]
There are many reasons that people have turned to herbal and homeopathic remedies over the years. Whether it is because they cannot afford medical insurance, or they’ve grown to distrust traditional Western medicine through the years, or simply that they wish to use the healthiest and most natural ways to care for themselves, the masses […]
A garden without perfume is like a garden without soul. Read our 12 essential tips for creating a space that’s as beautiful as it is fragrant. Here’s how to create a scented garden;- 1. H is for herbs Herbs are the stars of the scented garden. Essentials include rosemary (sow from a pot grown plant […]
Although the term ‘aromatherapy’ is a relatively new one (it was coined this in the 20th century), this practice has been around since ancient times. Essential oils, also referred to as volatile oils, are distilled from various parts of a plant and represent the ‘heart’ of the plant.
As in recent years the usage of the herbal materials has been increased, it seems necessary to study the antibacterial effects of them. The herb basil (Ocimum basilicum), which is easily cultured worldwide, may be a potentially good candidate to be used as a plant with antibacterial activity.