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Black Pepper Essential Oil

Black PepperPiper nigrum

Bergamot Essential Oil

Basil Essential Oil

BasilOcimum basilicum

Valued for its restorative effects, Basil is also commonly used for its calming properties.

  • Promotes mental alertness and lessens anxious feelings
  • Refreshing flavor
  • Acts as a cooling agent for the skin
  • Diffuse to promote a sense of focus while studying or reading
  • May help to ease monthly feminine discomfort.*
  • Take a drop internally to provide soothing support during menstrual cycle.*
  • Diffuse for feeling of relief at the end of your work day

Massage with wintergreen and carrier oil on back of neck for a stress-relieving experience. Add to your favorite Italian dishes for a refreshing taste. Blends with Lime, Bergamot and/or Peppermint for an invigorating aroma

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease

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Benefits of Basil

basil-2Primary Benefits

  • Soothes sore muscles and joints
  • Assists with clear breathing
  • Acts as a cooling agent for the skin
  • Promotes mental alertness and lessens anxiety

Basil has a warm, spicy, yet herbal aroma known to enhance memory function while reducing stress and tension. Basil provides restorative benefits to both the mind and body due to its high linalool content, making it an ideal application for sore muscles and joints and to reduce tension when applied to the temples and back of neck.

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Vitamin B12 & Folic Acid

legumes & greensVitamin B-12 – also called cobalamin, is a water-soluble vitamin with a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system, and for the formation of blood.
Pernicious Anemia, which is an autoimmune disease, lack of intrinsic factor in the stomach to make Vitamin B12.
Increasing intake of Vitamin B12 may help elderly individuals by protecting against brain atrophy or shrinkage associated with Alzheimer’s disease and impaired cognitive function.
Vitamin B12 deficiency can potentially cause severe and irreversible damage, especially to the brain and nervous system. At levels only slightly lower than normal, a range of symptoms such as fatigue, depression, and poor memory may be experienced. Vitamin B12 deficiency can also cause symptoms of mania and psychosis.

Folic Acid – also known as folate – The human body needs folate to synthesize DNA, repair DNA. It is especially important in aiding rapid cell division and growth, such as in infancy and pregnancy. Children and adults both require folic acid to produce healthy red blood cells and prevent anemia.
Common symptoms of folate deficiency include diarrhea, macrocytic anemia with weakness or shortness of breath, nerve damage with weakness and limb numbness (peripheral neuropathy), pregnancy complications, mental confusion, forgetfulness or other cognitive declines, mental depression, sore or swollen tongue, peptic or mouth ulcers, headaches, heart palpitations, irritability, and behavioral disorders. Low levels of folate can also lead to homocysteine accumulation. DNA synthesis and repair are impaired and this could lead to cancer development.

We have a product that supplements Folic Acid and B12 – Cyanafol (methyfol)

Mind, Body, Spirit

Mary

Living Better Longer: The Mind, Body, Spirit Connection

by Mary Howard, RN

Can you control your destiny? Well, maybe or maybe not but there are a few things you can do to help it along. Let’s look at physical drains and how they affect the mind and spirit and emotional drains and how they affect the physical body.

Berries: Very Nutritious and Very Berry Good

Mary

by Mary Howard, RN

Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, and Strawberries are all very healthy. Besides containing Vitamin C they also contain Antioxidants. Antioxidants break down harmful molecules in the body that lead to age related illnesses. Among 40 other fruits and vegetables, blueberries are the highest in these Antioxidant properties.

Berries

bilberryBilberry is any of several species of low-growing shrubs, bearing edible berries. Bilberries are distinct from blueberries but closely related to them. Bilberries are found in very acidic, nutrient-poor soils throughout the temperate and subarctic regions of the world. The fruit is smaller than that of the blueberry but with a fuller taste. Bilberries are darker in colour, and usually appear near black with a slight shade of purple. Bilberries are extremely difficult to grow and are thus seldom cultivated.
Bilberries are recognized as a good source of flavonoids, some of which have antioxidant activity. Often associated with improvement of night vision.

 

Juniper-CedarCedar berry is obtained from the species of evergreen coniferous tree known Juniperus monosperma. It seems to be help with pancreas and improved insulin use.
The cedar boughs can be steeped into a tea that is somewhat cleansing to the system and contains vitamin C. The same tea concentrated can be used for poultices for rheumatic pains. It is also used for foot-baths and hand-baths.

juniperJuniper berries are a diuretic and were also thought to be an appetite stimulant and a remedy for rheumatism and arthritis.
Currently, the juniper berry is being researched as a possible treatment for diet-controlled diabetes, as it releases insulin from the pancreas.
An essential oil extracted from juniper berries is used in aromatherapy and perfumery

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Burdock

burdockIt contains a fair amount of dietary fiber, calcium, potassium, amino acids. It contains a polyphenol oxidase, which causes its darkened surface and muddy harshness by formingtannin-iron complexes.

Burdock is believed to be agalactagogue, a substance that increases lactation, but it is sometimes recommended to be avoided during pregnancy based on animal studies that show components of burdock to cause uterus stimulation

Folk herbalists considered dried burdock to be a diuretic, diaphoretic, and a blood purifying agent.

Burdock is a traditional medicinal herb that is used for many ailments. Burdock root oil extract, also called Bur oil, is currently used in Europe under the belief that it is a useful scalp treatment. Modern studies indicate that burdock root oil extract is rich in phytosterols and essential fatty acids.

From Wikipedia.