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  • Essential Oils

    Essential Oils

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    Essential oils have been used for thousands of years in various cultures for medicinal and health purposes. Because of their antidepressant, stimulating, detoxifying, antibacterial, antiviral and calming properties, they are recently gaining popularity as a natural, safe and cost-effective therapy for a number of health concerns. There’s no wonder why, considering the high cost of healthcare bills and the side effects of conventional medications, adding such oils to your personal medicine cabinet and lifestyle can make a world of difference. This is especially true because essential oils benefits are vast and essential oils uses range from aromatherapy, household cleaning products, personal beauty care and natural medicine treatments. The particles in essential oils come from distilling or extracting the different parts of plants, including the flowers, leaves, bark, roots, resin and peels. In fact, just one drop of an essential oil can have powerful health benefits. What is an essential oil? Typically created through the process of distillation — which separates the oil and water-based compounds of a plant by steaming — they are highly concentrated oils that have a strong aroma. In fact, sometimes they are called volatile aromatic oils because of their high concentration of the aromatic compounds. They also are simply called aromatherapy oils. How do essential oils work? By concentrating the oils of these plants, you are literally separating the most powerful healing compounds of a plant into a single oil. So, are you ready to harness the power of the world’s most proven therapeutic compounds? Are you ready to learn which pure, organic oils to use in your essential oil diffuser or in other ways? Explore the many benefits and uses, and open your mind to a whole new way of preventing and reversing health conditions that you’ve been battling for years. Read more to find out how to use essential oils and incorporate them into your healthy lifestyle! Benefits of Essential Oils 1. Balance Hormones There are essential oils for hormones that may help to balance your estrogen, progesterone, cortisol, thyroid and testosterone levels. Some oils, such as clary sage, geranium and thyme, help to balance out estrogen and progesterone levels in your body, which can improve conditions like infertility and PCOS, as well as PMS and menopause symptoms. A 2017 published in Neuro Endocrinology Letters indicates that geranium and rose have the ability to influence the salivary concentration of estrogen in women. This may be helpful for women who are experiencing menopausal symptoms that are caused by declining levels of estrogen secretion. Certain oils are also able to lower cortisol levels, which can help to improve your mood and reduce symptoms of depression, and increase testosterone levels, which can improve a man’s libido. 2. Boost Immunity & Fight Infections Many essential oils have anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-fungal properties that help to boost your immune system and fight infections. The chemical substances found in the oils, such as terpenes, esters, phenolics, ethers and ketones, have the potential to fight foreign pathogens that can threaten your health. Some of the best essential oils for your immunity include oregano, myrrh, ginger, lemon, eucalyptus, frankincense, peppermint (or Mentha piperita) and cinnamon. Studies have shown that essential oils effectively destroy several fungal, viral and bacterial pathogens, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Helicobacter pylori and Candida albicans infections. Because antibiotic resistance is becoming such a major threat in modern health care, using these oils as a form of independent or combination therapy can help to fight bacterial infections in a safer and more natural way. Choose oregano oil for powerful immune-boosting properties, as it’s displayed both antiviral and antibacterial properties in lab research. Oregano oil contains carvacrol and thymol, two compounds that have antimicrobial effects and can inhibit the synthesis and growth of several types of bacteria. Frankincense oil’s immune-enhancing abilities may include helping to destroy dangerous bacteria, viruses and even cancers. For example, a lab study found that frankincense oil shows strong immunostimulant activity. (7a, 7b) Frankincense also demonstrates anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor effects when tested in lab studies and on animals — specifically, helping to fight the cells of specific types of cancer. (7c) A 2012 study showed that a chemical compound found in frankincense called AKBA may kill cancer cells that have become resistant to chemotherapy. (7d) 3. Support Digestion Another researched essential oils benefit is their role in aiding and improving digestion. Some oils help to relieve upset stomach, indigestion, diarrhea, stomach spasms and even conditions of the gastrointestinal system, such as
  • Herbs

    Herbs

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    Herbal medicine has been around for centuries. According to Steven Chasens, an herbalist,  “Herbal medicine has been used as kitchen medicine for thousands of years, and while our body’s response to these natural treatments has not changed, we now have more global choices than ever.” That means that we now have more access to healthy herbs than we did before. This is definitely a good thing.

    What Is an Herb?

    Herbs and spices get mixed up a lot. So to set them apart, let’s first define each. Herbs are simply the leaves of a plant. That’s it. Spices come from the roots, bark, or seeds. So basically, any part of a plant that is not a leaf is automatically considered a spice. Some plants have both. Take the cilantro plant, for example. The herb here is called the cilantro (leaves). The spice is called coriander (the seeds of the cilantro plant).
  • Turmeric Root Powder

    Curcuma longa                                                                     Origin: India

    $1.00
  • Paprika Powder

    Paprika Powder

    Paprika Powder
    COMMON NAME
    Standardized: paprika
    Origin: USA
    BOTANICAL NAME
    Capsicum annuum L. var. annuum
    Plant Family: Solanaceae

    $1.00
  • Mustard Seed Yellow Ground

    Brassica alba                                                                         Origin:EE

    $1.30
  • Mustard Seed Yellow

    Brassica alba                                                                         Origin:EE

    $1.30
  • Mustard Seed Brown

    Brassica alba                                                                         Origin:EE

    $1.30
  • Fenugreek Seed

    Trigonella foenum-graecum                                                         Origin: India

    $1.50