March 29, 2023

Rose (Rosa damascena) as an ornamental plant is commonly known as “Gole Mohammadi” in Iran. Iranian people have been called this plant, the flower of Prophet “Mohammad”. 

Rosa damascena is traditionally used for treatment of abdominal and chest pains, strengthening the heart, menstrual bleeding, digestive problems and constipation. This plant has an important position in Iranian traditional medicine. It is economically a valuable plant with therapeutic applications in modern medicine. The antimicrobial, antioxidant, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic and anti-depressant properties of Rosa damascena have been confirmed. Citronellol and geraniol as the main components of Rosa damascena essential oil are responsible for pharmacological activities.

Rosa damascena as the king of flowers has been the symbol of love, purity, faith and beauty since the ancient times. It was originated from Iran and essential oil extracting from its flowers has been started since 7th century A.D. It was brought to Europe and has been cultivated in European countries. Nowadays, Bulgaria and Turkey are the main producers of Rosa damascena essential oil in the world and the Bulgarian Rosa damascena oil is the known best ones. The Iranian people called it, Gol-E-Mohammadi (the flower of Prophet “Mohammad”) Rosa damascena flowers should handpick daily at early morning and are used immediately after harvesting for industrial purposes.  

What is Rose Essential Oil ?

Rose essential oil typically comes from the damask rose (Rosa damascena) plant and it takes around 10,000 rose petals to make one pound of oil, which is why it’s one of the more expensive essential oils.

Rose essential oil or liquid gold is expensive yellow pale essential oil that is steam distilled from the flower petals. The oil distilled from damask roses is sometimes sold as Bulgarian rose oil or Bulgarian rose otto. Bulgaria, Turkey and Morocco are the main producers of rose essential oil in the world.The essential oil yield from Bulgarian rose varied from 0.032–0.049% (w/w). Rose essential oil has a very rich floral scent that is both sweet and slightly spicy at the same time.

March 23, 2023

2 pinch  - Cardamom

1 tsp  -  Honey

1c  –  Milk

1 pinch – Nutmeg

¾ tsp – Poppy seed.


1. Ground the poppy seeds in a coffee grinder or mash with a mortar and pestle.

2. Add to a small saucepan with 8-12 ounces of milk. Boil for twenty minutes and serve.

3. Add honey, ground cardamom and nutmeg, and serve.

Soothing Sleep Aid

Poppies really can be associated with sleep; indeed, the Latin botanical name of the flower, Papaver somniferum, translates as “sleep-bringing poppy.”

Poppy seeds are a natural sedative and can help to promote sleep. They are also an excellent source of magnesium, which is a mineral that is essential for good sleep. Magnesium helps to relax the muscles and nervous system, and it also plays a role in regulating the sleep-wake cycle.

March 22, 2023

One of the main mistakes that we make is to consider that we have high level of stomach acid when we have acid burning sensation. You go to the doctor thinking that you have acid reflux, and doctor prescribes medication to neutralize your stomach acidity. Then you might notice that many new symptoms appeared  (such as feeling tired, losing hair, developing allergies, etc).But acid burning sensation can be caused by a delayed production of stomach acid as well as by excess production. When stomach acid production is delayed, the stomach contents may be already in the duodenum by the time the acid is produced. Then the stomach burns because there is no food to buffer it.

Today we are going to discuss How to Test Your Stomach Acid Levels At Home.

March 16, 2023

Frankincense has so many uses and is one of my favorite essential oils. It has a rich tradition of use that dates back centuries.Frankincense essential oil (FEO) is produced from trees of the genus Boswellia that are native to the Arabian Peninsula, northeast Africa, and India. The Boswellia genus contains about 20 different species. Popular types include B. carteriiB. sacraB. serrata, or B. neglecta which occur in different locations and show different compositions of oils. Most of the Frankincense essential oils are obtained by steam distillation of an oleo gum resin of Boswellia species.

March 13, 2023

Fermentation of carbohydrates presents in a food by oral bacteria results in a decrease in the pH of plaque and demineralization of enamel and finally formation of dental caries. Streptococcus mutans (S.mutans) is considered to be the principal bacterium causing tooth decay in humans. Glucosyltransferases (GTFs) from Streptococcus mutans bacteria play critical roles in the development of virulent dental plaque (ferment carbohydrates that decrease pH of plaque leading to tooth enamel demineralization), which provides an ideal site for colonization by microorganisms and is involved in the development of dental cavities.


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