Elderberry

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Botanical  Information Elderberry, or European elder, is a large shrub native to Europe, Africa and parts of Asia. The berries and flowers are used medicinally. Berries must be cooked before they are consumed. Raw berries contain a chemical similar to cyanide. Elderberry is available as a liquid, syrup, tincture, capsules, and lozenges. Features & Benefits…

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Echinacea

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Botanical  Information There are nine known species of Echinacea, all of which are native to North America. The most commonly used, Echinacea purpurea, is believed to be the most potent. Also known as purple coneflower. The aboveground parts of the plant and roots are used fresh or dried to make teas, juice, extracts or external…

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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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Wintergreen

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A dangerous essential oil, but if used properly does have its place in treating acute pain. Wintergreen can be a powerful pain reliever. However, it is too potentially dangerous to use on a routine basis. Properly diluted, especially in a base of St. John’s Wort infused oil, it can ease acute pain of gout or…

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Cold (Common)

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This virus causes minor but very contagious respiratory infections that create inflammation in the mucous linings of the nose and throat. The familiar symptoms of the common cold (nasal congestion, sneezing, coughing, runny nose, watery eyes, and a sore throat) usually develop a day or two after exposure to a cold virus. The infection remains…

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Sore Throat

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The medical term for a sore throat is acute pharyngitis; so called because the inflammation occurs in the pharynx, the tissue at the back of the throat that you can see when you open your mouth wide. A sore throat is not an illness, but a symptom of one, most commonly a bacterial or viral…

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Empowering Your Immune System Organically

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