Oregano Herb and Oil Adulteration Data Summarized in New Botanical Adulterants Prevention Bulletin

Publication raises the issue of economically motivated substitution of oregano herb with undeclared leaf and herb material from other plants. AUSTIN, Texas (October 28, 2019) — The ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP) announces the publication of a new Botanical Adulterants Prevention Bulletin (BAPB) on oregano herb and oregano essential oil. Oregano (Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum; O. … Continue reading Oregano Herb and Oil Adulteration Data Summarized in New Botanical Adulterants Prevention Bulletin

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Aromatherapy For Your Dog

The essential oils that are used in aromatherapy usually work on many different levels. In reality, essential oils obtained from herbs possess the aptitude to ease several medical conditions as well as traumas, including fatigue, infection, and motion sickness. In addition, they also offer various antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. From the emotional point of … Continue reading Aromatherapy For Your Dog

Herb Guide: Oregano

Origanum vulgare Also, Known As: Common Marjoram Oregano True Oregano Turkish Oregano Wild Marjoram Winter Marjoram The famous European herb called the oregano or the pot marjoram is a very familiar spice, botanical name Origanum vulgare. It is a common herb, and the European oregano is known to be a very hardy and perennial herb … Continue reading Herb Guide: Oregano

Companion Planting with Herbs

Boost your garden this season with the right pairings of plants. Companion planting is a fantastic addition to any garden. By specific plants next to certain fruits, flowers, and vegetables, you can boost their health and increase their production. Of course, knowing what pairings work best is key, especially when it comes to herbs. How … Continue reading Companion Planting with Herbs

Seven Safe, Effective Natural Antibiotics

Certain natural substances have antibacterial properties, but which are safe to use, and when should a person use them?Prescription antibiotics, such as penicillin, have helped people to recover from otherwise fatal diseases and conditions since the 1940s. However, people are also turning to natural antibiotics for treatment. According to the NHS, 1 in 10 people experiences side effects that … Continue reading Seven Safe, Effective Natural Antibiotics

Healthy Lungs: Health Benefits of Chapparel

There’s good news for sufferers of upper respiratory ailments. Chaparral is a flowering plant found in the deserts of southwest North America that may provide relief via its natural, organic compounds. Native Americans have historically appreciated chaparral for lung detox and addressing respiratory problems such as symptoms of bronchitis, cold, and congestion. Chaparral is used … Continue reading Healthy Lungs: Health Benefits of Chapparel

Lung Cleansing Benefits of Oregano

Allergies, asthma, harmful organisms, and even inhalation of various pollutants may cause upper respiratory problems. Symptoms of respiratory problems can include chest congestion, difficulty breathing and irritated nasal or throat passages. If you, or someone you’re close to, has experienced these symptoms, you know they can be very disruptive. As we enter into the time … Continue reading Lung Cleansing Benefits of Oregano

Oregano Oil Benefits to Support Your Health Naturally

Oregano oil is extracted from the oregano plant (Origanum vulgare), a perennial herb from the flowering plant family Lamiaceae. Thanks to its high concentration of antioxidants, carvacrol, and other critical vitamins and nutrients, the health benefits of oregano oil are truly staggering. Oregano oil may support gastrointestinal, respiratory, and skin health. Additionally, its chemical makeup … Continue reading Oregano Oil Benefits to Support Your Health Naturally

Top 10 Health Benefits of Thyme

There are few things a sprig of thyme won’t make immensely better. This versatile herb blends well with a myriad of flavors and is packed full of health-promoting compounds, vitamins, antioxidants, and other nutrients. Thyme belongs to the genus Thymus which is part of the mint family and closely related to oregano—another powerful herb. Native … Continue reading Top 10 Health Benefits of Thyme

Ten Alternative Cold and Flu Remedies to Try

Homeopathic medicine has great potential when used in conjunction with conventional medicine. Here are ten simple remedies you can try to help stop colds and flu symptoms in their tracks. 1. Lemon Even though lemons taste acidic, their juice helps to alkalinize the body. Lemons are loaded with vitamin C, which is known to support … Continue reading Ten Alternative Cold and Flu Remedies to Try