Monthly Archives: March 2020

Sustainable Harvesting of Dragon’s Blood (Croton lechleri) in Peru

by Steven R. King HerbalGram. 2020; American Botanical Council This article describes the sustainable management practices and use of sangre de drago (Croton lechleri, Euphorbiaceae), meaning “dragon’s blood,” a medicinal plant native to tropical forests, which has been used in traditional medicine by many Amazonian indigenous peoples and cultures for centuries. This plant is also used as a phytomedicine in Latin

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Aromatherapy with Damask Rose Essential Oil Improves Sleep Quality of Patients with Cancer

Cancer patients often complain of sleep disorders that affect their quality of life and social functioning. Complementary and alternative medicine treatments such as acupuncture, aromatherapy, herbal medicine, and yoga can improve the quality of life for cancer patients. Clinical studies have reported sedative effects of damask rose (Rosa × Damascena, Rosaceae), particularly improved sleep quality with aromatherapy. These authors conducted a randomized,

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Peppermint Oil: Four Surprising Utilities

Far, far more than these four, the utilities are endless. For several centuries, the oil obtained from the peppermint plant has been a vital element of several medications and there are sufficient reasons for this too. Peppermint oil is not only intense but also highly aromatic. In addition to being an established analgesic, carminative, and expectorant, peppermint oil possesses strong anti-inflammatory

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What Are The Health Benefits of Clary Sage Oil?

Clary sage, also known as Salvia sclarea, is a plant native to the northern Mediterranean Basin. It is widely used for medicinal purposes and as a spice. Many parts of the clary sage plant can be used, including the leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds. In alternative health practices, clary sage essential oil is used in aromatherapy. In this article, we take a look

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