April 23, 2023

Going swimming in a chlorinated pool? You may want to consider inhaling thyme essential oil. Sodium hypochlorite (used to purify pools) can wreak havoc on the skin, lungs, and eyes. Inhaling thyme essential oil reduced the harmful effects of sodium hypochlorite on the lungs in a preclinical model. Sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) is a chemical compound composed of sodium, oxygen, and chlorine. It is used in the food industry, health care, purification of drinking water, endodontic treatment, disinfection, and bleaching. It was used at 3–5% concentration in household disinfectants (bleach), 0.5–10% in endodontic treatment, and 10–25% in fabric bleaching. Household disinfectants are especially easy to access and widely used. Due to its strong oxidizing properties, sodium hypochlorite can cause significant risks from long-term exposure. Sodium hypochlorite inhalation exposure is common in households and industry due to using as a disinfectant.

April 19, 2023

In biblical times Myrrh was considered just as valuable as gold. Like frankincense, it is the sap from a myrrh tree, dried into a gum resin. It was probably used mostly as a painkiller as well as a treatment for sores, coughs, infections, and worms. The word myrrh means bitter, which was given to the substance because of its bitter taste.

The Bible records myrrh showing up three times in the life and death of Jesus ChristMatthew states that the Three Wise men visited the child Jesus, bringing gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Scholars believe that myrrh was given to Jesus by the wise men because its bitter taste represented the hard times he would have in his life. It may have also foreshadowed his death.

 Mark notes that when Jesus was dying on the cross, he was offered wine mixed with myrrh to dull the pain, but he did not take it. It was a merciful custom of the Jews to give those condemned to crucifixion, with a view to producing stupefaction, a strong aromatic wine. Among the ancients, myrrh was regarded as having great effect as a pain killer. Accordingly, the pious women who followed Jesus were only acting according to immemorial custom, when they followed Him weeping, bearing the cup of wine, mingled with myrrh, and offered it to Him before He was stretched on the cross, and His hands and feet nailed to the wood. He, however, turned away His head. He would not drink of the offered cup; not because He disapproved of the piety and pity of the women who offered it, but because He would not seem in any way to evade the sufferings He had come to endure. Finally, John says  Nicodemus brought a mixture of 75 pounds of myrrh and aloes to anoint Jesus' body, then wrapped it in linen cloths and laid in the tomb.

April 5, 2023

The early period after tooth extraction is a critical period for wound healing. Wound healing after tooth extraction is considered secondary intention healing. It involves several stages as follows: hemostasis, inflammatory phase, proliferative phase, and finally the remodeling phase. 

Wounds usually heal normally unless there is interference by local or systemic factors. In certain circumstances, early wound healing can be enhanced by several interventions such as antibiotics, mouthwashes, or topical medications. Myrrh has been used as a topical medication for promoting wound healing after tooth extraction. It is an aromatic resin exudate obtained from Commiphora molmol and Commiphora myrrh trees, which are species of the Burseraceae family. These species are found in southern Arabia, and from Northeast Africa to Northeast Kenya. Myrrh is chemically composed of about 30–60% of water-soluble gum, 20–40% of alcohol-soluble resin, and 3–8% of volatile oil.

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.


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