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Yarrow essential oil
Powerful essential oil to treat skin problems such as irritations, pimples, eczema, psoriasis or wrinkles, useful against cramps and stress.
Yarrow or common yarrow, scientific name Achillea millefolium, is a medicinal plant belonging to the family of Asteraceae. Its name comes from Achilles that, according to the myth, used this plant on advice of the centaur Chiron to heal the war wounds. From this plant an essential oil is obtained with important and well appreciated anti inflammatory and soothing properties, useful to treat different problems of the skin, and characterized also by an antispasmodic effect, able to give relief in c...
Blue Chamomile essential oil
Anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antiseptic and calming action, able to bring serenity, useful to treat skin problems such as acne, wounds and irritations, can help in case of nocturnal enuresis in children, abdominal cramps, muscle and rheumatic pain, headache.
Chamomile, also known as German chamomile, scientific name Matricaria chamomilla, belongs to the Asteraceae family that includes also arnica and marigold. From the small flowers of chamomile, through steam distillation, one of the most powerful essential oils is obtained, the so called blue chamomile essential oil. This essential oil is characterized by anti-inflammatory properties, thanks to the presence of a particular active substance, the chamazulene (Safayhi et al, Plant Med 1994), it has a...
For internal use it protects the heart, counteracts inflammations, reduces symptoms of menopause and premenstrual syndrome, improves bone health, for external use results useful as an anti-aging skin.
Borage, scientific name Borago officinalis, is a spontaneous plant characterized by hairy leaves and small flowers of a beautiful blue-violet color. In a previous post we saw how this plant was used for cooking, today we will see in detail the properties of the oil obtained by pressing borage seeds, both for internal and external use. The seeds are in fact rich in gamma-linolenic acid with a powerful antioxidant action, able to counteract the aging processes and inflammations and helpful in case...
Angelica essential oil
Antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory action, useful in case of rheumatism and muscle pain, menstrual cramps, sea and car sickness, purifying action, useful in case of depression, low self-confidence, when you feel blue.
Angelica, scientific name Angelica archangelica, is a plant belonging to the family of Apiaceae. From its roots an essential oil with antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties is obtained, useful for the health of the nervous system, for digestion and in case of muscle and joint pain. Avoid this essential oil if you suffer from epilepsy or seizures, in addition to this it is photosensitizing, for this reason don’t use it before sun or sunlamps exposure. Don’t use during pregnancy or breastf...
Vitamins and mineral salts, digestive and purifying properties, protection for the liver, laxative, fat burning food, ideal in case of overweight, remedy in case of dysmenorrhea and menstrual pain.
Rhubarb, genus Rheum, is a perennial plant of the Polygonaceae family. Already used as a remedy in China in 2700 BC, we now know that rhubarb has purifying properties, a protective action on the liver, a digestive effect thanks to its action on the secretion of gastric juices and bile, laxative properties, it provides vitamins, including A, group B, C, E, K, J and mineral salts, such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, manganese, zinc, copper. The stalks are used as a culinary in...
Jasmine essential oil
Relaxing, antispasmodic and painkiller action, useful in case of cramps or muscle stretch, cough, laryngitis, bronchitis, soothing properties for heavy periods, able to harmonize pregnancy and childbirth, velvety effect on the skin, cicatrizing and calming properties on cracked skin, redness or dermatitis, able to calm fear, improve self-confidence, aphrodisiac.
Jasmine essential oil is obtained from Jasminum grandiflorum, a climbing plant belonging to the Oleaceae family. It has a velvety action on the skin of body and face but it has also a calming, relaxing and soothing effect in case of menstrual cramps. In addition to this, jasmine essential oil can be also used as a remedy in case of depression, apathy and low self-confidence. Aphrodisiac. Relaxing action, painkiller – jasmine essential oil is able to stimulate the release, by the hypothalamus, ...
Regulating action of progesterone, helps to relieve symptoms associated with premenstrual syndrome and menopause, acne caused by hormonal imbalances.
Vitex agnus-castus, also called chaste tree or vitex, is a shrub of the Verbenaceae family, its fruits are very similar to black pepper. From chaste tree a homeopathic medicine is obtained, you can find it in chemist’s or herbalist’s shops, the remedy is used to treat problems that affect the female reproductive system but, if used on men, it has anaphrodisiac effects, leading to a decrease in libido, in fact in the Middle Ages the monks used this plant in order to keep their vow of chastity. In...
Calming and sedative action, antispasmodic, able to relax in case of insomnia, irritability, restlessness and anxiety, also related to menopause, colitis and gastritis, relief from painful menstruation and irritable bowel.
Passiflora, also known as the passion flower, so called because it recalls the crown of thorns, is a medicinal plant already known by the Aztecs, it was brought to Europe in the seventeenth century and used for its antispasmodic and sedative properties. This plant calms the central nervous system and helps, as demonstrated by scientific studies, both to treat and to prevent insomnia, irritability, restlessness and anxiety, even during menopause, by relaxing without generating depression, the pla...
Mosquito repellents, digestive, detoxifying, diuretic and anti-cholesterol properties, It helps in case of cramps, remedy to fight against viruses and flu, the essential oil is helpful in case of stress.
Cymbopogon, better known as lemongrass, is a perennial herb often used as a remedy to repel mosquitoes. But with lemongrass you can also prepare infusions helpful in case of sleeplessness and difficult digestion. This plant has detoxifying and diuretic properties and it is also able to keep under control the cholesterol. The latter property has been confirmed by a study reported in the scientific journal Food and Chemical Toxicology by a group of Brazilian researchers in 2011. In addition to thi...
Digestive, carminative and antispasmodic action, helpful in case of difficult digestion, It gives relief in case of abdominal or menstrual cramps, remedy in case of coughs or bronchitis thanks to the balsamic action.
Anise is a plant from the East and it includes three main varieties: the green anise, the most used for cooking or as natural remedy, in this article we’ll refer to this type, star anise and peppery anise. Anise has antispasmodic and stimulating properties for the digestive system: it is in fact a remedy used to relieve disorders related to difficult digestions such as headache or dizziness or to give relief in case of abdominal cramps and painful menstruation. In addition to this, thanks to its...
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