Archive for March, 2010

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

ylang ylang essential oilYlang Ylang essential oil is produced from a plant named Cananga odorata of the annonaceae family. This clear yellowish organic oil is quite popular nowadays and is widely used in aromatherapy and skin care products. It is produced by steam distillation and is famous for its delicate sweet floral or slightly fruity aroma. The name for this essential oil takes origins from the Malay word alang ilang that refers to fluttering flowers. Ylang Ylang oil is primarily used as a beauty product, but it also has lots of other various applications. It is available in the most of beauty and organic product shops around the globe. (more…)

Sage Herbal Tea

Sage herbal teaSage herbal tea is one of the oldest known therapeutic teas, which is made from the leaves of sage (Salvia Officinalis). It has a very strong herbal taste and everyone who likes green and other herbal teas will enjoy it. Sage tea can be prepared in a following way: put 1 tablespoon of fresh or dried sage leaves into a tea pot, add 6-8 ounces of boiling water and let it steep for 5 minutes. It is recommended to add a little of lemon juice or honey to sweeten the tea. (more…)

Coltsfoot Flower Essence

ColtsfootColtsfoot (Tussilago farfara) is a valuable medicinal herb and an excellent herbal remedy for those who suffers from frequent colds and other respiratory ailments. This is one of the best known natural remedies for whooping cough, which can be used as a tea, herbal essence or extract, pills, supplements and so on. Coltsfoot flower essence can provide our body with such useful elements and nutrients as potassium, zinc, manganese, calcium, copper, iron, as well as vitamins C, B, A and P, tannin, flavonoids and others.  (more…)

Bergamot Essential Oil

Bergamot Essential OilBergamot Essential Oil is obtained from the Bergamot tree (Citrus bergamia), which is a relative of orange and lemon trees. The technologies used for receiving this essential oil include steam distillation or cold pressing. Bergamot oil has light green or yellowing color, lemony fresh aroma and medium intensity fragrance. Bergamot oil production and trade originates from Italy. The fame of this miraculous herbal remedy spread around the world and reached China, where it became very common to use bergamot oil  for its numerous healing properties and health benefits.  (more…)

Peppermint Herbal Tea

Peppermint herbal teaPeppermint herbal tea is made from the leaves of usual black or white tea and the leaves of peppermint plant (Mentha piperita). This plant is one of the principal medicinal herbs known for its antiseptic, stimulant and cooling properties.  It has been used since the times of Ancient Egypt, where the plant was cultivated for culinary and medicinal purposes. Peppermint herbal tea can be used by almost everyone because this beverage is caffeine-free. Many mint tea lovers enjoy blending the leaves of peppermint and spearmint, making the tea double strong. That is why such tea is called Doublemint tea. (more…)