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A2Z 2020 — essential oils — Z — Zanthoxylum acanthopodium

In the Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge Vol. 7(4), October 2008, pp. 581-586, an article titled, “Herbal remedies among the Khasi traditional healers and village folks in Meghalaya” provides first hand information on the herbal remedies practiced by the rural folks of Meghalaya. During the study, out of several known herbal plants 54 plant species… Continue reading A2Z 2020 — essential oils — Z — Zanthoxylum acanthopodium

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A2Z 2020 — essential oils — Y — Ylang Ylang

Historically, ylang ylang has been used in both the East and the West. In the Philippines, where the flowers grow naturally, healers have used this oil in ointments to treat cuts, burns, and insect and snake bites. In the Molucca islands, people used the oil as the main ingredient in Macassar oil, a hair pomade… Continue reading A2Z 2020 — essential oils — Y — Ylang Ylang

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A2Z 2020 — essential oils — X — Xiang Mao (lemon grass)

Xiang Mao is known in Taiwan as the “aromatic grass of rapid enlightenment.” It has been used for centuries as the source of aromatic oil in perfumery, flavorings, and traditional remedies. It was traditionally used to freshen household air, enlighten the mind, and moisturise skin. It was also used in folk remedies for its calming… Continue reading A2Z 2020 — essential oils — X — Xiang Mao (lemon grass)

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A2Z 2020 — extract — W — Witch Hazel

A myth of witchcraft held that a forked branch of Witch-hazel could be used to locate underground water. – from Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center   Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana L.) Plant appearance: small tree or tall shrub, often multi-trunked, 10-15 ft. tall but can reach 35 ft. in height. It has fragrant, yellow flowers with… Continue reading A2Z 2020 — extract — W — Witch Hazel

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A2Z 2020 — essential oils — V — Valerian

This is an herb that was once considered magical, probably because of its hypnotic properties. All varieties of valerian appear to be sedatives. – Valerie Ann Worwood   Valerian (valeriana officinalis) Plant appearance: tall herb 5 feet high, dark leaves, long stems; flower heads comprising many small white flowers with a pink tinge. The roots… Continue reading A2Z 2020 — essential oils — V — Valerian

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A2Z 2020 — essential oils — U — Umbellularia californica (CA Bay Laurel)

California Bay Laurel has long been valued for its many edible, medicinal, insecticidal, and ceremonial uses throughout its range by native cultures including the Cahuilla, Chumash, Pomo, Kashaya Pomo, Miwok, Yujki, Coos, Concow, Maidu, Costanoan, Yukok, Tongva, Tolowa, Ohlone, Karuk, Karok, Mendocino Indians, and Salinan people. – from Tree Girl California Bay Laurel (Umbellularia californica)… Continue reading A2Z 2020 — essential oils — U — Umbellularia californica (CA Bay Laurel)

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A2Z 2020 — essential oils — T — tea tree

"The legendary Princess Eelemani of the Bundjalung people was the Johnny Appleseed of tea tree oil. In the legend of Eelemani we learn of a beautiful princess who has to leave her true lover and travel through the bushland of coastal New South Wales. The journey was long and the forest trail was unknown to… Continue reading A2Z 2020 — essential oils — T — tea tree

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A2Z 2020 — essential oils — S — savory x 2

The genus Satureja is named for the satyrs, ancient Greek mythical demigods of the forest, who where known for their lusty habits and half-man/half goat shape. Legends held that the satyrs wore crowns of Savory, and the herb was once held to be an aphrodisiac [summer savory.] – from chaofbc Savory, summer (satureja hortensis) Plant… Continue reading A2Z 2020 — essential oils — S — savory x 2

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A2Z 2020 — essential oils — R — rosemary

Beginning with the written word as early as the fifth millennium B.C. references to rosemary were found written in cuneiform on stone tablets. – from Ad Lunam Labs   Rosemary (rosmarinus officinalis) Plant appearance: dense bush of thin branches with spike-like green leaves with grayish undersides Parts used: leaves, twigs, flowers It has been used… Continue reading A2Z 2020 — essential oils — R — rosemary

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A2Z 2020 — essential oils — Q — quinquenervia, meleleuca (aka Niaouli)

Melaleuca quinquenervia (broad-leaved paperbark) is the most damaging of 60 exotic species introduced to the Florida Everglades to help drain low-lying swampy areas. Introduced in the early 20th century, it has become a serious invasive species, with damaging effects including the displacement of native species, reduction in wildlife habitat, alteration of hydrology, modification of soil,… Continue reading A2Z 2020 — essential oils — Q — quinquenervia, meleleuca (aka Niaouli)