Essential oils for the treatment of fungal diseases

Essential oils are known for their use in aromatherapy and massage therapy. When inhaled or applied topically, these natural products exert beneficial effects on mental health. Essential oils can also be used as remedies for common health problems, such as headache, constipation, sinus infections and skin infections. In fact, various essential oils are well-known for their antimicrobial properties. In … Continue reading Essential oils for the treatment of fungal diseases

Summer savory essential oil can be used to extend the shelf life of food products

Summer savory (Satureja hortensis) is a highly aromatic herb that, like many in the mint (Lamiaceae) family, is used as a culinary ingredient. A cousin of winter savory, summer savory is described as having a hot, peppery flavor with notes of marjoram, mint and thyme. This spicy herb is an excellent seasoning. It can be used … Continue reading Summer savory essential oil can be used to extend the shelf life of food products

Activity of Melaleuca, Cymbopogon, Cinnamomum and Thymus essential oils against pathogenic fungi

In this review, researchers at SNDT Women’s University in India discussed the potential of various essential oils as antifungal agents against known pathogens. The article was published in the Journal of Essential Oil Research. Mortality due to fungal infections, especially among immunocompromised individuals, has risen in recent years.Scientists are worried about the possibility of having no effective antifungal … Continue reading Activity of Melaleuca, Cymbopogon, Cinnamomum and Thymus essential oils against pathogenic fungi

Relieve sore muscles naturally with these 12 essential oils

Muscle soreness can happen for a range of reasons, from strenuous exercise to difficult menstruation. It can make the slightest motion painful and difficult, and it can stick around for longer periods if left untreated. One holistic approach to muscle soreness that has been around for millennia is the use of essential oils. Natural healers and aromatherapists had … Continue reading Relieve sore muscles naturally with these 12 essential oils

5 Ways to use tea tree oil for common skin conditions

Tea tree oil, or melaleuca oil as it is sometimes called, is an essential oil obtained from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, a small tree endemic to Australia. Aboriginal Australians have used tea tree oil for centuries. These native people crush tea tree leaves to extract the oil, then inhale it to treat coughs and colds. It could … Continue reading 5 Ways to use tea tree oil for common skin conditions

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

Anti-mosquito diets: 3 Foods to eat to keep mosquitoes at bay

Mosquitoes are difficult to get rid of. You can use insect repellents, but commercially available ones are filled with chemicals that are harmful for your overall well-being. You can also try using essential oils which, when diffused into your room, can deter mosquitoes. Another way to keep mosquitoes far away from you is to eat certain foods. Here … Continue reading Anti-mosquito diets: 3 Foods to eat to keep mosquitoes at bay

3 Essential oils with powerful antibacterial and antiviral properties

Essential oils are loaded with potent bioactive compounds that combat inflammation and infection, according to a recent review published in the Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research. Researchers Tanu Bansal and Kaur Harpeet from the Lovely Professional University in India examined the medicinal uses of essential oils for the prevention and treatment of various ailments including chronic pain, diabetes, epilepsy … Continue reading 3 Essential oils with powerful antibacterial and antiviral properties