Homeopathic Remedies

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Homeopathy Homeopathic remedies are a system of medicine based on three simple principles: Like cures Like: For example, if the symptoms of your cold are similar to poisoning by mercury, then mercury would be your homeopathic remedy. Minimal Dose: The remedy is taken in an extremely dilute form; normally one part of the remedy to…

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Turmeric (Curcumin)

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Botanical  Information A relative of ginger and native to Southern Asia, turmeric has been used for over 4,000 years in culinary and medicinal preparations. The roots, or rhizomes and bulbs, are the parts used for medicinal purposes. It is available in capsules or a tincture. It is used in both traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic…

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Peppermint

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Botanical  Information Peppermint, a cross between two types of mint (water mint and spearmint), is used as both a flavoring agent and a medicine. The leaves and stems contain the volatile oil menthol. It is available as a tea, prepared from dried leaves, a tincture, enteric-coated capsules and topical preparations. Features & Benefits A number…

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Maca

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Botanical  Information Maca is a root plant native to Peru. It is also known as “Peruvian ginseng” despite the fact that is not a member of the ginseng family. It is typically taken as a pill or liquid or as powdered maca root. Features & Benefits Studies found maca to have positive effects on sexual…

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Green Tea

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Botanical  Information All types of tea (green, black, white, and oolong) are produced from the Camellia sinensis plant using different methods. Fresh leaves from this plant are steamed to produce green tea. Green tea is thought to have the highest concentration of powerful antioxidants called polyphenols. Features & Benefits Several population-based clinical studies have shown…

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Ginseng

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Botanical  Information The name “ginseng” is used to refer to both American (Panax quinquefolia) and Asian or Korean ginseng (Panax ginseng), which belong to the genus Panax and have a somewhat similar chemical makeup. Siberian ginseng or Eleuthero, on the other hand, is an entirely different plant with different effects. While distantly related to ginseng,…

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Ginkgo Biloba

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Botanical  Information Ginkgo biloba is one of the oldest living tree species. Ginkgo seeds have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years. While Chinese medicine has used both the ginkgo leaf and seed, modern research has focused on the standardized Ginkgo biloba extract, which is prepared from the dried green leaves. This…

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YlangYlang

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YlangYlang* YlangYlang is reminiscent of Jasmine in aroma; the “flower of flowers” is sweet and exotically floral. It is known in Asia as an antidepressant and generally stabilizes mood swings. It is well documented as an aphrodisiac. YlangYlang mixed with Jasmine or Rose is used to treat sexual difficulties, especially those stemming from lack of…

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Tangerine

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Tangerine is an effective alternative to orange oil; when used in a blend, it’s a bit lighter and much sweeter than orange. Emotionally, tangerine is cheering and strengthening. Use it in a room spray or the aroma lamp with a touch of basil to improve mood. WARNING: As with all the citrus oils, beware of…

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Rosemary

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Fresh and stimulating, rosemary is known for its ability to wake up the body and spirit. In a massage oil it can stimulate circulation, and is often used in blends for cellulite and edema. It is also a useful component in blends to ease muscular and joint pain. In cosmetics and soaps, it is believed…

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