Essential oils of Etlingera plants are rich in antimicrobial compounds

Plants in the genus Etlingera belong to the ginger (Zingiberaceae) family and are native to the Indo-Pacific region. They have long been used as traditional medicines by indigenous communities and are also known for their culinary applications. Studies suggest that Etlingera plants are rich in biologically active volatile components that contribute to their medicinal properties. Despite increasing scientific interest, data … Continue reading Essential oils of Etlingera plants are rich in antimicrobial compounds

Study shows turmeric essential oil can kill larval tapeworms

Turmeric is a popular superfood and medicinal herb with many beneficial properties and uses. As a spice, it adds flavor to foods and gives them a rich, yellow color. As a dietary supplement and natural remedy, turmeric helps treat a variety of conditions, such as respiratory infections, digestive disorders, arthritis, allergies, and many more. But turmeric, … Continue reading Study shows turmeric essential oil can kill larval tapeworms

Active compound of “Dragon’s Blood” resin found to suppress yeast infections

Candida albicans is a yeast that’s part of the human body’s natural microflora. It can be found in the gastrointestinal tract, the mouth and the vagina. Under normal conditions, C. albicans doesn’t cause any problems or health issues; however, if the environment it lives in changes in a way that’s conducive to fungal growth, C. albicans can start multiplying uncontrollably and cause … Continue reading Active compound of “Dragon’s Blood” resin found to suppress yeast infections

Feeling Stressed? Try These Essential Oils for Anxiety

Source: Feeling Stressed? Try These Essential Oils for Anxiety by Dr. Edward Group "Stop and smell the roses" is one of the most famous sayings of all time, yet did you know that there’s medicine in those words? Delightful floral aromas bring joy, peace, happy memories — and even good health. Whether rose, lavender, or ylang-ylang, … Continue reading Feeling Stressed? Try These Essential Oils for Anxiety

Peppermint Oil: The Best Natural Benefits & Uses

Source: Peppermint Oil: The Best Natural Benefits & Uses by Dr. Edward Group Soothing, cool, and refreshing, peppermint oil smells great and offers many health benefits. Peppermint can ease congestion, support oral health, repel pests, soothe headaches, and even relieve stress. Peppermint oil is a must in your essential oil collection — especially if you like to create … Continue reading Peppermint Oil: The Best Natural Benefits & Uses

Black Cumin Seed Oil: Top Benefits, Uses, & Side Effects

Source: Black Cumin Seed Oil: Top Benefits, Uses, & Side Effects by Dr. Edward Group Gaining popularity these days as a weight loss aid and natural healing agent, black cumin seed oil comes with a centuries-old wellness pedigree. Black cumin seeds were popular among the Egyptian pharaohs and were even found in King Tutankhamun's tomb. Black … Continue reading Black Cumin Seed Oil: Top Benefits, Uses, & Side Effects

Neem Oil & Leaves: 7 Impressive Health Benefits & Uses

Source: Neem Oil & Leaves: 7 Impressive Health Benefits & Uses by Dr. Edward Group In Indian mythology, neem has a divine origin. When the elixir of immortality was being carried to heaven by divine beings, drops fell on the neem tree, which led to its miraculous healing properties. Found throughout the Indian subcontinent, Ayurvedic medicine … Continue reading Neem Oil & Leaves: 7 Impressive Health Benefits & Uses

Eucalyptus Oil: Top Benefits & Uses With DIY Recipes

  Source: Eucalyptus Oil: Top Benefits & Uses With DIY Recipes by Dr. Edward Group When you want a natural, effective relief for seasonal coughs and colds, eucalyptus oil is your essential oil of choice. This fragrant evergreen tree is a household favorite not only for its odor-eliminating leaves but also thanks to its healing properties. … Continue reading Eucalyptus Oil: Top Benefits & Uses With DIY Recipes

Tea Tree Oil: Benefits, Uses, & Side Effects

Source: Tea Tree Oil: Benefits, Uses, & Side Effects by Dr. Edward Group From antiseptic mouthwash to natural deodorant, tea tree oil is an essential oil with a multitude of uses and benefits. It tends to be pale yellow or colorless, with an aroma that is similar to eucalyptus or camphor and boasts antibacterial, antiprotozoal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antifungal … Continue reading Tea Tree Oil: Benefits, Uses, & Side Effects

Extracts: Vegetable Glycerin is a Better Solvent than Alcohol

Source: Extracts: Vegetable Glycerin is a Better Solvent than Alcohol by Dr. Edward Group   Plants and herbs hold a tremendous amount of energy and beneficial compounds within their cells. But how do you access that? Ingesting raw plant materials is one way of tapping in, but it’s not practical to eat 3 pounds of spinach or 2 … Continue reading Extracts: Vegetable Glycerin is a Better Solvent than Alcohol