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Zdravetz (Geranium Macrorrhizum) Oil

Zdravetz 300x300Zdravetz Oil is one of nature's most unique oils. Zdravetz is a small, perennial plant which grows on rocky soil at high and medium altitudes and is an integral part of many Bulgarian traditions. The word 'zdravetz' means 'health' in Bulgarian. The plant is used extensively as a popular medicinal herb for centuries; it uplifts the spirits and stimulates the body.

Among its multiple uses:
*In Skincare: stimulating, toning, hydrating, protecting.
*In Perfumery: base note, sweet-woody, spicy. Blends well with: Rose, Lavender, Roman Chamomile. Used as fixative.
*Therapeutic: strong aphrodisiac/hypertension, hypotension, anti-infectious, antispasmodic, diaphoretic, antidepressant, sedative and stimulant.

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Cinnamon - other amazing properties discovered

CinamonResearchers from UC Santa Barbara have found that Cinnamon can prevent the development of Alzheimer's disease. This aromatic spice is a well known to the culinary lovers worldwide, for its medicinal properties. Cinnamon can play a significant role in the fight against this terrible disease that affects a large part of the older generation.
Both compounds contained in cinnamon, epycatechin and tsinamaldegid, are able to stop the irreversible processes in the body, which cause changes in the brain. Scientists have a long way to go to understand how exactly cinnamon stops the development of the disease. As it is not good to overuse this spice in your desire to protect your brain, experts have warned.
Research also shows that in this delicious spice has a beneficial effect not only on one’s memory and thinking, but also on one’s blood sugar levels, which is important for people suffering from diabetes.

Aromatherapy use: This spicy essential oil has great value in aromatherapy too. It has powerful anti-rheumatic properties, is useful in the digestive system, while fighting colds and flu as well. Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) essential oil is a strong antiseptic and has a cleansing effect. It has anti-fungal, anti-viral, bactericidal, warming, stimulating, energising and uplifting properties.

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Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi)

GrapefruitThe refreshing grapefruit is rich in nutrients and plant substances that have the ability to contribute to the improvement of human health, such as vitamin A, beta-carotene, lycopene. The plant is a subtropical citrus tree belonging to the Rutaceae family. It is an evergreen tree that originates from the forests of the Caribbean island of Barbados. Its fruits are actually a natural hybrid of pomelo and orange. Each fruit varies in diameter from 7 to 10 cm and weighs up to 150 g. The flash of the fruit is segmented, very juicy, sour, and vary in colour depending on the varieties, which include white, pink and red pulps of varying sweetness. While some varieties are seedless, in others there may be up to 50 white, oval, pointed seeds.
Grapefruits are normally eaten fresh.
Grapefruit has a high vitamin C content and is therefore valuable to the immune system. It helps protect against colds and flu, has a very positive effect on obesity and also has diuretic properties, helping to remove excess water from the body and is therefore also great for treating cellulite.
Aromatherapy: Grapefruit essential oil is refreshing tonic and has an uplifting effect, thus helps combat depression (especially S.A.D.), lethargy and general fatigue.
Grapefruit blends well with other members of the citrus family, rosemary, cypress, geranium, cardamom and generally most spice oils; also with bergamot, lavender, palma rosa and frankincense.
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EUCALYPTUS (EUCALYPTUS GLOBULES)
Oil of Eucalyptus against symptoms of flu and colds

dreamstime xs 24066791The health benefits of organic eucalyptus oil is related to its antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antibacterial, stimulating, and other properties.

Eucalyptus is useful for bronchitis and flu-like infections. The oil is effective in relieving a number of respiratory problems including cold, cough, runny nose, sore throat, bronchitis and sinusitis. Eucalyptus oil has antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory action, which makes it a suitable ingredient for many medicines for treating respiratory problems.

A study published in the journal Laryngoscope, demonstrates the benefits of eucalyptus in the treatment of bacterial sinusitis. People suffering from the condition showed faster improvement when taking medicines containing eucalyptus oil.
Gargles of eucalyptus oil mixed with warm water is effective in soothing a sore throat.

Bio product helps with muscle and joint pain. Massage with eucalyptus oil on the skin surface helps to relieve pain.
Essential oil of eucalyptus has pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties. It is often recommended for rheumatism, lumbago, sprained ligaments and tendons, stiff muscles, aches, fibrosis. Oil massage is best to be done in a circular motion on the affected areas.
Eucalyptus oil has a refreshing effect and is useful for mental exhaustion. Its use is stimulating and relieves the fatigue and mental sluggishness; hence effective in combating stress and mental disorders.
Other benefits of eucalyptus oil include:
Eucalyptus oil is used typically to treat skin infections.
Antiseptic properties and pleasant fragrance of eucalyptus oil makes it the perfect refresher different rooms; helps kill bacteria and germs in the air.
The oil is used in soaps, detergents and household cleaners. It is also the main flavoursome ingredient in toothpastes and mouthwash for teeth.

ORANGE OIL (CITRUS SINENSIS)

Chinese symbol of happiness

orangeoilOne of the most nutritious foods for humans since ancient times are the Oranges. They have many applications in medicine. Oranges are the Chinese symbol of happiness, therefore during the Moon’s New Year Chinese donated these fruits as an expression of good wishes for the new year. According the Persians, the Orange tree is the tree worthy of heaven.
The orange provides an excellent source of vitamin C and flavonoids. One Orange supplies nearly 100% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C. The white substance under the bark contains the highest amount of valuable bioflavonoid and other anti-cancer components. In addition, these fruits are a good source of vitamins A, B, amino acids, beta-carotene, pectin, potassium, folic acid, calcium, iodine, phosphorus, sodium, zinc, manganese, chloride, and iron.

There are many benefits from the consumption of Oranges. Those are the fruits that are essential for adults and children, especially during the winter months.
To start with orange filter blood and then purged. Iron and vitamin B6 in oranges helps produce hemoglobin. And the vitamin C content in fruits stimulates white blood cells to fight infection and helps to build a good immune system. Orange juice energizes the body and is useful for people with anaemia .The hesperidins and flavonoids in Oranges help regulate high blood pressure. A magnesium therein helps in maintaining the blood pressure. Fruit regulate the operation of the muscles and veins.
Studies show that the abundance of polyphenols in fruits protect against viral infections. Orange juice relieves fever and temperature down, which is a result of fever. Oranges help expectoration of secretions in the pharynx and larynx. Can be considered as an anti-cough and to relieve flu syndromes. Fruit regulate airway. Oranges to be effective in the prevention and treatment of certain diseases such as asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis, rheumatic fever and the like.
The fruits are diuretic, cleanse the kidneys and bladder. Can act as a laxative and the fiber due to purify them in the stomach and intestines. Useful are the cases of vomiting.
The high vitamin C content in them acts as a good antioxidant that protects cells from damage by free radicals.
Oranges assist in healing of wounds and skin disorders. Their consumption protects the skin from free radicals and slows aging
Oranges strengthen nerves, heart. The intake of flavonoids and vitamin C is known to reduced by half the risk of cardiovascular disease. Oranges are calming and relaxing for the brain.
Oranges are beneficial in arthritis, gout, and hardening of the arteries. This is the fruit that helps to maintain healthy teeth and gums. A fruit strengthen bones and nails, keep your hair and teeth and reduces bad cholesterol in the body.
Dried orange peel can be ground in a coffee grinder and be added to pastries, cakes as a substitute for vanilla. Orange peel is are helpful for the stomach, taste good and have natural flavour and colour.
If orange juice to add a little honey, it gets a very healthy drink, equivalent in quality to breast milk.

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Peppermint (MENTHA PIPERITA)

PeppermintMint is one the most widely used herbs in the world. She is recognised as one of the most aromatic gifts of nature. The plant has been enjoyed for many ages and is at an apogee in human culture today, not only for pharmaceutical purposes but in culinary arts and herbal medicines as well. It is proven that Mint tea is psychologically calming and eases stomach problems; relieving heaviness and stress. One cup of steamed mint leaf tea is perfect for refreshing uplifting and motivating us to feel once again energised for our day.
This wonderful green plant was discovered by the Ancient Romans to undoubtedly stimulate focus and mental clarity. Researchers have found that students in the Roman Empire would wear vines of mint on their head because they believed it would help them with their studies. The green leaves, collected from the forests amongst wildflowers were often used to aromatise assembly and meeting rooms. The Romans believed this to arouse the flow of intellectual conversation and the sharing of ideas.
In folk medicine, Mint is used to heal dizziness, stomach gas and headaches/migraines. A Mint Ice tea works wonders for cooling and comforting on a hot summers day. The plant is also very commonly used in making delicious dishes and refreshing alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
In terms of cultivating Mint, the plant is far from pretentious to look after. It can be grown in practically any space free from weeds. It is recommended that this most aromatic gift from nature be picked just prior to the full bloom season throughout July and August.
The essential oil made from Mint is also bears health benefits.
Peppermint is a cross between water mint and spearmint and is one of the most versatile Essential oils. Used over thousands of years, Peppermint is considered as one of the oldest medical plants. As a refreshing, cooling natural essential oil, it is suitable for use in aromatherapy or as a natural flavouring beneficial for digestion. Because of high menthol content and rich chemical composition, Peppermint is widely used in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, as well as a flavouring agent in the food and beverage, alcohol and tobacco industries. Peppermint essential oil is helpful with migraines, sinus congestion, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, flatulence, bronchitis, pneumonia, fevers, muscular and articular pain; it is also a mental stimulant and an insect repellent.

 

Important Note:

Any reference to a disease or condition name does not indicate a treatment for this disease or condition. Essential oils are without therapeutic indications. The information provided is for educational purposes only.

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Thyme oil (Thymus Vulgaris)

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Thyme is another plant used since antiquity. In Ancient Rome it was used to adorn the winners in sports competitions, while the Ancient Egyptians used it as an ingredient in the embalming of mummies. An Ancient Greek legend tells that thyme grew in the spot where Aphrodite took a bath after making love with Hephaestus. The word “thymos” means courage, strength, thought, in Greek.

More information:

Botanical Name: Thymus Vulgaris.
Common Name: Thyme.
Family Name: Lamiaceae.
Parts used: Fresh or dried leaves and flowers.
Aroma: specific of thyme, with a slight lemon note; fresh, medicinal, herbaceous.
Colour: pale yellow to reddish.
Country of origin: Mediterranean, Southern Italy.
Extraction: Steam distillation.
Chemical type: thymol, carvacrol. Additional components: linalool, linalylacetate, p-cymol, camphene, limonene, cariophylene, cineol, terpinene, cymol, borneol, terpinenol, terpineol, etc.
Properties: antiseptic, antifungal, antispasmodic, astringent, digestive, expectorant, emmenagogue, hypertensive, mucolytic, nervine, stimulant, tonic.
Which systems/conditions benefit from its use?
Skin: thyme oil is used for its hydrating effect and is recommended for acne, oily skin, boils.
Muscular: The warming effect of this oil can help in cases of poor circulation, as well as for arthritis, rheumatism, gout, muscular aches and pains, sprains and sport injuries.
Nervous: Thyme oil helps the memory and concentration and can relieve exhaustion and combat depression. Also helps with headaches and stress. Thime oil is nerve tonic and mental stimulant.
Blends well with: Bergamot, Lavender, Lemon and Pine.
Applications:
Aromatic lamp: tonic, bactericide, insect - 5-6 drops of thyme.
Aroma Pendant: pain relief, low blood pressure, against viral infections – 1-2 drops of thyme.
Gargle: for colds, tonsillitis, cough, 1 cup of hot water 1-2 drops of thyme.
Bath: tonic, aphrodisiac, : 6-8 drops of thyme.
Sauna: for skin cleansing, antiviral - 10 drops of Thyme in 500 ml water
Inhalation: – cold, wrinkle reduction - 3-4 drops of thyme oil in 1 litter of hot water are placed in a bowl and breathe for 10 minutes.
Massage: for fatigue, stimulating blood circulation, fever: 25 ml base oil / almond, avocado, apricot, grape seed / 8 drops of thyme.
Shampoo and hair mask: against hair loss, dandruff - add 10-15 drops of Thyme to 100 ml shampoo or mask.
Foot Bath: to remove perspiration and odours, fungi – 5-6 drops of Thyme to bath water.
Aroma spray: for toning, disinfection, insect repellent – 15-20 drops ofTthyme in 250 ml water, shake the bottle and spray the room.
Precautions
Thyme oil is non-toxic and non-irritating, but may cause sensitivity in some people. Use in low dilution. Thyme is a very potent oil and should not be used during pregnancy and in cases of high blood pressure (hypertension).
But remember...
Thyme is powerful antiseptic useful for stimulating the immune system.

Important Note:

Any reference to a disease or condition name does not indicate a treatment for this disease or condition. Essential oils are without therapeutic indications. The information provided is for educational purposes only.

Rosemary oil - stimulates mental activity!

Rosemary5Rosemary oil stimulates mental activity, helps relieve respiratory problems and reduces the feeling of pain, studies show. It is also useful for stimulating hair growth.
Oil and fresh and dried rosemary leaves are used in many dishes.
Since ancient times, Rosmarinus Officinalis is widely used for different purposes. Romans gave it special meaning and applied it for religious rituals. Later it was also used for wedding ceremonies, in cooking, herbal potions and cosmetics. Another interesting fact is that rosemary extract was used in ancient Egypt as incense.
Rosemary essential oil is highly valued by Philip Aureol Theophrastus von Hohenheim Bombaata, better known as Paracelsus - a German doctor who has a significant contribution to the development of herbal medicine in the 16th century. According to Paracelsus rosemary has properties that help strengthen the entire body, including beneficial in the treatment of sensitive organs such as the liver, brain and heart.

Proven over the centuries, today the oil is contained in various medicinal preparations. A recent European Union formally authorize the use of rosemary extract as a natural antioxidant in organic food.
For this purpose, rosemary must be grown under organic standards. This is also true for ethanol, which is used for the extraction of the extract.
Due to their antioxidant properties of rosemary extract prevents rancidity and spoilage of products such as meat, pasta, sauces, different foods containing fat and others.

In what health problems of rosemary oil helps?
1. Indigestion
The oil is useful for digestive problems and stomach cramps. Rosemary leaves are often added to meat dishes as help to facilitate digestion of meat, especially lamb, beef and pork.
2. It stimulates mental activity
Rosemary oil is excellent "tonic" for the brain and nervous system. It is often used by students during exams as it increases concentration and is effective for remembering details.
Studies show that it is useful for depression and mental fatigue. Inhalation of oil of rosemary stimulates mental activity loads us with energy and improves mood.
3. For pain relief
Essential oils have beneficial properties to relieve headaches, muscle aches, rheumatism and arthritis.
It was found that the use of natural products for specific massaging the painful area, and steam baths with rosemary oil work extremely well with rheumatism and to reduce pain.
4. Hair Care
Oil of rosemary and tea are widely used in products for hair care such as shampoos and lotions. Its regular use helps to stimulate the hair follicles, resulting in hair grow healthy and strong. It is also believed that the use of oil slows down premature hair loss and the greying of hair.
Mixing it with tea tree oil and basil helps scalp problems.

Regular massage of scalp with rosemary essential oil, it nourishes, it is useful for removing dandruff.
Rosemary essential oil also helps with menstrual disorders, menstrual cramps, peptic ulcer disease, kidney stones, heart problems, gallbladder, liver, etc.. There are also studies that examined the use of rosemary in the treatment of various cancers, including cancer of the colon, stomach, breast and lung.

Rosemary blends well with essential oils of thyme, lavender, sage, cedar, basil, lemongrass, geranium, chamomile, mint and cardamom.

Despite the favourable effect of rosemary oil for various health conditions, care must be taken with its use as it may cause allergic reactions such as vomiting and cramps. Therefore it should never be consumed orally. Oil is not recommended to be used by pregnant or lactating women. Excessive dosage of oil can cause miscarriage or can cause fatal harm.

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Important Note:

Any reference to a disease or condition name does not indicate a treatment for this disease or condition. Essential oils are without therapeutic indications. The information provided is for educational purposes only.

 

 

 

 

 

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