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Rosemary – Essential Oil

RosemaryRosemary – Essential Oil
Rosmarinus officinalis

Rosemary is an aromatic, evergreen shrub whose leaves are frequently used to flavor foods such as stuffing and roast lamb, pork, chicken, and turkey. Along with its culinary applications, Rosemary has many health benefits. Rosemary supports healthy digestion and helps soothe sore muscles and joints. Long revered by healers, Rosemary was considered sacred by the ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Hebrew cultures. Rosemary’s herbaceous and energizing scent is frequently used in aromatherapy to combat nervous tension and fatigue.

Rosemary oil and rosemary teas are widely used for hair care in shampoos and lotions. Regular use of rosemary oil helps to stimulate follicles, making hair grow longer and stronger. It is also believed that rosemary oil slows down premature hair loss and graying of the hair. Rosemary essential oil is also beneficial for dry and flaky scalps.

Reishi Ganoderma Mushroom

Reishi GanodermaReishi, or Ling zhi is the extract of the Ganoderma lucium mushroom.

This mushroom has been used in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicines for thousands of years, who place it in the highest class of tonic medicines, those who benefit the vital life energy.

Often recommended for conditions such as:

  •  anxiety
  • high blood pressure
  • bronchitis and asthma
  • insomnia

It is particularly renowned for its use in hepatitis and other diseases of the liver and for promoting longevity. Reishi is used to prevent “fatty-liver” and cirrhosis.

The Western focus on reishi is on the mushroom’s immuno-enhancing and anti-tumor activities, the exact mechanism is still unknown, but it is thought that the mycopolysaccharides contained in the cell walls may hold the key to the mushrooms medicinal properties

Purchase: Reishi Mushroom tablets

Rhus Tox

I thought interesting to find a product from poison ivy is used to treat poison ivy

Notes Found on Rhus Toxicodendron: is often the remedy in Backache, Body aches during flu, Lumbago, Rheumatism, Sprains. Whether the pain is from an old injury or not, consider Rhus tox. Lifting heavy loads that cause bruised and sprained pains. Overlifting, with the sudden “crick” in the back, with pain worse with raising arms above the head.

Rhus Tox is from Poison Ivy. Rhus Tox is a remedy for skin ailments such as, shingles hives, fever blisters, chicken pox, poison ivy , and rashes with poison ivy appearance.
Keynote is: red spots, very itchy, with burning and swollen vesicles.

Purchase: Rhus Tox

Rooibos

Has many uses including:
• Is use to delay the aging process
• Stomach disorders, Cancers, Sleep problems
• Skin, Immune System
• High in minerals
• Good for the nerves and allergies
• Helps control appetite
See Product: Rooibos