Archive for December, 2010

Wormwood Tea Benefits

health benefits of wormwood teaWormwood (Artemisia absinthium) is a perennial herb known for its bitter flavor and being a great natural material for vermouth. Some people associate it mostly with Absinthe,  liquors, tinctures or other alcoholic products, but there are numerous therapeutic effects of wormwood and health benefits of wormwood tea, which have been used since the epoch of Ancient Egypt and Ancient Roman Empire. Wormwood herb is mentioned in the Bible several times: in particular, wormwood was among the blessed herbs growing in the Garden of Eden. (more…)

Jasmine Essential Oil

health benefits of jasmine essential oilJasmine Essential Oil is an oil with absolutely amazing floral fragrance produced by steam distillation from the blossoms of common Jasmine (Jasminum Officinale) or Jasminum Grandiflora (Royal Jasmine). It originates from the Far East, namely India and China, where for many centuries it has been one of the most valuable oils used in aromatherapy and for some ceremonial purposes. In our time, jasmine is being cultivated in Spain, France, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco and other countries of the world, and jasmine oil along with rose oil is considered to be among the most expensive and exotic oils used in today’s perfumery. (more…)