It’s holiday time, which means long journeys, foreign food, and loads of stress! Fortunately, essential oils can help to make your holiday the relaxing and enjoyable time it’s meant to be . . .
Since time immemorial ginger has been valued as a spice and medicine, and today it is still traded as a valued commodity around the world, either fresh, dried, ground, crystallised, candied, or preserved. As if all of that is not enough, the plant also provides one of the most effective and therapeutic tools available to […]
Clove bud essential oil is derived from the small reddish-brown, unripe flower buds of the tropical evergreen tree known botanically as Syzygium aromaticum, and in older texts Eugenia caryophyllata. Like all spices, clove has a long and rich history of use in both culinary and medicinal applications, having been put to use first by the […]
If you are looking for alternative ways to improve your health and have already started to change your lifestyle, you might like to consider including more spices in your diet too. Most spices offer tremendous health benefits, and to enjoy them you’re not limited to eating them in red-hot spicy curries either! Spices come from […]
As happened here in the United Kingdom some 20 years ago, aromatherapy is finally gaining recognition in certain areas of mainstream medicine in the United States, according to a recent article on USnews.com. Groups as diverse as the American Cancer Society and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are now offering aromatherapy alongisde traditional health […]
Postoperative nausea (PON) is a common complication of anesthesia and surgery. Antiemetic medication for higher-risk patients may reduce but does not reliably prevent PON. We examined aromatherapy as a treatment for patients experiencing PON after ambulatory surgery. Our primary hypothesis was that in comparison with inhaling a placebo, PON will be reduced significantly by aromatherapy […]