Wintergreen Oil

Juune 23, 2022

The Gaultheria procumbens wintergreen plant is a member of the Ericaceae plant family. Native to North America, especially cooler parts of the Northeast United States and Canada, wintergreen trees that produce bright red berries can be found growing freely throughout forests.

 The term "wintergreen" once commonly referred to plants that remain green (continue photosynthesis) throughout the winter. The term "evergreen" is now more commonly used for this characteristic. The plant's common name of wintergreen refers to the plant's ability to remain "green in winter", as suggested by the Dutch wintergroen, and German Wintergrün.

What is another name for oil of wintergreen? Also sometimes called eastern teaberry, checkerberry or gaultheria oil, wintergreen has been used for centuries by tribes native to North America for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects and more.

Medicinal Plants for Insomnia Related to Anxiety

June 13, 2022

Sleeping is necessary for life, like eating or breathing, and can be easily affected both by the physical environment and by age. Sleep disorders are common in the population and can generate problems with both sleep quality and overall health. The International Classification of Sleep Disorders-3 classifies these problems into 7 categories: insomnia, sleep-related breathing disorders, central disorders of hypersomnolence, circadian rhythm sleep-wake disorders, sleep-related movement, parasomnias, and other sleep disorders. One of the most common disorders is insomnia, which is defined as “difficulty in falling asleep or maintaining the sleep state during the night” and affects a significant percentage of the general population.

Efficacy of Anise (Pimpinella anisum L.) oil for migraine headache: A pilot randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial

June 9, 2022

Migraine is an episodic severe headache, which is generally associated with nausea or/and sound and light sensitivity. It is one of the frequent complaints encountered by neurologists in daily practice. Since the several treatments that usually have been proposed for the treatment of migraine is still not completely manageable, patients are usually looking for herbal remedies to control migraines.

Rosehip and Liver

June 9, 2022

Rosehip is a very familiar plant for us. This is a storehouse of vitamins and nutrients. But the benefits of rose hips are not very well-known. For example, cleaning the liver with rose hips is an effective and safe way. It is not difficult to carry out this procedure if you study it in details and also its contraindications.

Composition and Beneficial Properties

Rosehip is a shrub with catchy red berries. They look like fruits but only from outside. Real fruit of rose hips are seeds located inside. Usually rose hips berries are used for making a decoction. But leaves, branches, roots are also very useful. They can be dried and used to treat the liver and gallbladder.


June 2, 2022

The correct course of many biochemical processes in the human body depends on the functioning of the thyroid gland. This endocrine gland stores iodine, necessary for the proper functioning of the body, and produces iodine-containing hormones

The thyroid gland regulates various functions of the body, so it should not be left unattended. If there are any deviations in the work of this organ, the treatment of the thyroid gland with folk remedies is recommended. Of course, this does not mean at all that such herbal treatment will lead to a 100% recovery, but the use of hormonal drugs will decrease significantly.

Effect of Aromatherapy Massage on Depression and Anxiety of Elderly Adults

June 2, 2022

Aging is the result of the natural course of time that leads to physiological, possibly psychological, and social changes.  In addition to experiencing physiological changes, elderly adults face significant events such as retirement, the death of friends and family members, separation from social activities, and changes in social and economic relations, which affect their mental health, happiness, and compatibility. Estimates suggest that about 18% of adults over age 65 experience depressive symptoms. Depression in older adults can manifest differently than in younger people. Instead of sadness, older adults may experience a numbness or lack of interest in activities as their main symptoms. Additionally, more elderly adults in care facilities report anxiety than those living in a community (3%-20% compared to 1.4%-17%). Both anxiety and depression can reduce quality of life.

Mushroom Coffee

June 2, 2022

You may have heard about mushroom coffee. I know it sounds a little bit like a really strange combination, but lovers of the somewhat eccentric brew say that the earthy essence of mushrooms is a complementary addition to coffee that actually makes for a smoother overall flavor. Plus, the most straightforward benefit of drinking mushroom coffee is that it reduces the overall amount of caffeine in your morning cup. Since the bulk of the mushroom powders contains no caffeine, so your cup of mushroom coffee may have as much as half the amount of caffeine found in your regular coffee. A cup or two of regular coffee in the morning doesn’t have enough caffeine to be a problem for most of us, but for those who are sensitive to caffeine or who are limiting its intake for some other reasons, this may mean that they can enjoy their morning cup of coffee  without any particular problems.

But the primary reason for adding mushroom powders to your coffee is to get the nutritional benefits of these mushrooms! Mushrooms contain vitamins, minerals, polyphenols, carotenoids, and polysaccharides that can be beneficial to your health.

The use of white lapchatka root for the treatment of the thyroid gland

May 23, 2022

The systematic use of white lapchatka root for the treatment of the thyroid gland is indicated for iodine deficiency states. The plant contains iodide acid, elemental iodine, silicon, magnesium, aluminum, zinc. These substances have a beneficial effect on the functions of thyrocytes - gland cells that produce iodine-containing hormones. In alternative medicine, lapchatka is used for hyperthyroidism, euthyroid condition, goiter and hyperplasia of glandular tissue.

Circulation Blend

May 22, 2022

Our body is a complex network of tubes, and the more freely they flow, the healthier we are. Our lymph and circulation are a major component of the free-flow of fluids throughout our body. Massage designed to enhance circulation, especially of the legs, the abdomen and the back, bring wonderful benefits to the whole body.The purpose of the Circulatory Blend is to eliminate stagnation and toxins from the body by increasing healthy circulation through aromatic massage.

Immortelle Essential Oil-Based Ointment Improves Wound Healing in a Diabetic Rat Model  

May 21, 2022

Wound healing is a natural body reaction formed as a tissue response to injury. Restoration of the structural and functional integrity of injured tissues is a very complex and dynamic process involving various overlapping phases such as hemostasis, inflammation, proliferation, and maturation.  Each phase of healing involves a cascade of cellular and biochemical processes mediated by various growth factors, cytokines and enzymes, which play an inter-dependent and pivotal role in wound healing. Many important factors such as diabetes, hypertension, aging, malnutrition, radiation, and medication use are associated with the compromised capacity of skin to promote self-regeneration and consequent delayed wound healing.  An impairment of the immune system in diabetic patients leads to an increased vulnerability to the contamination of the wound and postpones tissue recovery. On the other hand, poor circulation, as a consequence of hyperglycemia hinder the delivery of defense factors and nutrients to the wound area resulting in a delay or, absence of wound healing.

Advantages of topical formulations in comparison to systemically applied drugs involve deeper penetration into skin, increased bioavailability, and direct action on the site of application. Although various therapeutic regimens involving antibiotics, antiseptics, and anti-inflammatory agents are available for the management of wounds, last decades shed the light on medicinal plants and natural products as a major source of wound healing compounds. A significant increase in the usage of medicinal herbs is the result of greater safety compared to chemical drugs, with more affordable prices.