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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 — 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 — 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)

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A2Z 2020 — essential oils — P — peppermint

In Greek mythology there was a Naiad nymph called Minthe, who was the daughter of Cocytus, the god of the river that flowed through the Underworld realm of Hades.  Minthe was Hades' lover. Hades decided to abduct Persephone and make her his wife. When Persephone was abducted, Minthe was cast aside by Hades. Minthe, jealous,… Continue reading A2Z 2020 — essential oils — P — peppermint

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A2Z 2020 — essential oils — O — orange, sweet

In folklore, oranges exchanged among the unmarried was a subtle way of saying, “Let love blossom.” In Greek mythology, they had ties to fertility and innocence. In Victorian times, orange blossoms were used for garlands, bouquets, and tiaras for brides as symbols of youth, purity, and eternal love.--NUVO Magazine Orange, sweet (citrus sinensis) Plant appearance:… Continue reading A2Z 2020 — essential oils — O — orange, sweet

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A2Z 2020 — essential oils — N — nutmeg

Often associated with Samhain and Yule, nutmeg is also one of the traditional spices used in the Jewish ritual farewell to the feminine aspect of God on Saturday evening, when warm spices are sniffed to remind us that Her presence should permeate the week, like the sweet smell of a spice permeates the air. Nutmeg… Continue reading A2Z 2020 — essential oils — N — nutmeg