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Essential Oils Proven Effective for Alopecia areata

Alopecia areata is a scalp condition where one’s own immune system attacks hair folicles, resulting in dramatic, patchy loss of hair. The following abstract is from the Archives of Dermatology, titled: ‘Randomized trial of aromatherapy. Successful treatment of Alopecia areata’, performed by Hay I. C., Jamieson M. and Ormerod A. D. Instructions in essential oil […]

A Fantastic Online Resource for Flower Essences

Though we’d like to say Ananda Apothecary is a fantastic online resource for flower essence information (it IS, but…) some folks have dedicated their lives to the subject. Available online is Vibration Magazine: The Journal of Vibrational and Flower Essences, a comprehensive publication about vibrational medicine. All articles since their inception in June 1998 are […]

Reducing Stress in the Workplace with Aromatherapy

A stressful workplace makes for a difficult time maintaining your health. In fact, many practitioners believe stress is the number one contributor of disease. Aromatherapy has been shown useful in reducing stress, and can be used in the workplace to assist in creating a harmonious environment. Here’s an article from Holistic Health News: http://www.hhnews.com/aroma_workplace.htm

Alternative Therapies Gaining Momentum

According to the Washington-based Institute of Medicine, a non-profit advisory group for health and science issues, 1 in 5 Americans now use some form of ‘alternative’ therapy, up from 1 in 50 in 1990. With almost daily news of dangers of certain prescription drugs, along with increased awareness of Big Pharma having the interests of […]

Linalool, A Common Essential Oil Constituent

Much research has been published on the anti-tumorial effects of essential oils. The research seems to have focused on a few oils with long histories of medicinal use: Frankincense, Myrrh and Lemongrass are examples. Research abstracts are available through Pub Med, at www.pubmed.gov Linalool, Found in Lavender and Other Oils, Decreases Liver Cell Viability Linalool has […]