Essential oils have been in use for centuries for a number of reasons, including their health purposes, medicinal properties and often delightful scents. They can be used to aid in housework, provide aromatherapy, protect your immune system and care for your body. The oils are made using every part of the plants, from the flowers […]

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Scientifically named Azadirachta indica, neem is a tree of a mahogany family that is native the tropical areas of India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh. India has taken advantage of the medicinal properties of neem for over thousands of years. In fact, “nimba,” the Sanskrit word for neem, translates to mean “good health.” This evergreen tree […]

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Frankincense oil is often overlooked as a powerful tool full of many health benefits. It is a natural antiseptic, disinfectant, astringent, carminative, diuretic, expectorant, sedative, and tonic. While it has been a popular ingredient in many cosmetic items, it is gradually gaining more respect as potent medicinal herb as well. Scientific studies and evidence are […]

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Essential oils are effective in treating many ailments, and now evidence seems to be proving that certain oil can actually stop the spread of cancer. Since about one in three people will be diagnosed with some form of cancer in their lifetimes, it is important to know which essential oils are effective for stopping which […]

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Aromatherapy is gaining in popularity as a cheap, effective way to promote relaxation and simply improve the ambiance of a room. Because it is so effective in promoting relaxation and reducing stress, many pregnant women are drawn to the idea of aromatherapy. However, many essential oils out there are not safe for use during pregnancy. […]

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Sage has been used for culinary and medicinal purposes in various cultures for thousands of years. From gypsies to the American colonists, sage has been used not only to spice up a dish, but also to treat various ailments, from colds and fevers to internal bleeding. Health Benefits of Sage Read on to learn about […]

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Parsley is often overlooked as just a garnish. However, this little plant on your plate can pack a pretty powerful nutrition punch. Parsley has long been used in traditional medicine to treat a variety of ailments. Read on to learn about just some of the health benefits of parsley. Parsley Helps Manage Diabetes Parsley has […]

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Flies. Everyone hates them and they seem to move with lightning speed when flying into the house or car. If you have a serious problem with flies, either in the house or the yard, it can be seriously irritating. You can hang those store-bought fly traps, but they never seem to work very well and […]

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Wintergreen essential oil is well respected for its medicinal benefits, especially by those that suffer from arthritis and/or gout. However, it is useful for so many other applications, which makes it one of those go-to essential oils that everyone should have. Benefits of  Wintergreen Essential Oil Read on to learn about the various uses for […]

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Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can result in damage to various parts of the body, including your skin and internal organs. Inflammation and pain in the joints and muscles are common symptoms of lupus. Rashes, digestive issues, and weight loss are other less common symptoms. Lupus is often characterized by flares and remissions, […]

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Geranium is a flowering plant with over 300 species and is found throughout temperate regions and mountains in the tropics, particularly in the Mediterranean region. It has long leaves and five purple, white, or blue flowers petals. This plant has been popular in gardens for over two hundred years for its fragrance and variety in […]

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Chest congestion is caused by a buildup of fluids, both inside and around your lungs. It can lead to uncomfortable symptoms, such as a tightness in the chest that can make breathing into a chore. Other symptoms include bloody phlegm, shortness of breath, coughing, runny nose, crackling noise when breathing, body aches and fever, among […]

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If you suffer from respiratory problems, you are likely familiar with congestion, runny nose and infections that may take up roots in your nose, ears and throat. Asthma, for example, can be a constant problem, causing congestion and trouble breathing. You can treat asthma by drawing an aromatherapy bath with chamomile, hyssop, lavender, or tea […]

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There are a lot of different herbs that grow naturally and have many medicinal uses. The following list isn’t exhaustive, and doesn’t provide all of the herbs in the world. Herbs and Their Uses A Aconite is praised as an effective herbal treatment for ailments such as immune deficiency, heart palpitations, anxiety, insomnia, fevers, labor […]

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