Davana – gift of the Goddess

Davana oil is another gift from the Artemisia genus. What a wonderful fragrance it radiates ! Its essential oil is known in the world of Aromatherapy for its very special herbal-sweet perfume notes. Botanically known as Artemisia pallens, Davana is a member of the family, of Asteraceae. The herb is indigenous to the southern parts…

Ylang Ylang – a Flower from Heaven

The “flower of flowers” as it is called sometimes has its firm place today in modern aromatherapy and perfumery. According to some sources the name “Ylang-Ylang ” is derived from Tagalog, the main language of the Philippines. It stems either from “ilang” meaning “wilderness” hinting at the natural habitat of the tree or from “ilang-ilan”…

Magic of Alchemy – Nature’s Transformational Skills in Plants

The purpose of alchemy is to release the „deity in matter“ wrote the famous psychologist C.G. Jung, it is “to liberate the quintessential core of matter through repeated processes of purification.” To release the deity in matter does not only mean to access the secrets of transformation in Nature and its innumerable “matter-fields”, but to…

Anise – healing with the sweetness of space

Anise (Pimpinella anisum) is an old healing plant of the Mediterranean, already used by the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans against digestive and bronchial problems. Pythagoras, Heraclite of Ephesus and Plinius mention Anise in their scriptures. Medicine in the Middle Ages puts Anise among the dry and hot plants – meaning those which heal digestive problems…

Understanding the Spiritual Side of Distillation

Understanding the spiritual side of distillation Herbs release their essential oils only through special processes of extraction. We have to use either steam at boiling temperature, or pressure at supercritical levels (CO2 extraction), or solvants as chemical separating agents. … and the lower the pressure in distillation the less temperature you need … Distillation =…

Energizing Actings on Parkinson’s Disease

Thoughts on Parkinson´s Disease Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative pathology characterised by the loss of dopaminergic neurons, mainly in the substantia nigra pars compacta, and the resulting depletion of the neurotransmitter dopamine (DA), which leads to motor performance decrement. Although the exact cause of neuron loss in PD is not known, evidence points to…

Aromatherapy Shining a New Light on Cancer – Part 3: Impressing Anti-Cancer Properties of Medicinal Plant Oils

Impressing Anti-Cancer Properties of Carrier Oils Also a number of vegetal or fat oils have come into focus over the last years in terms of their anti-cancer properties. These vegetal oils play a major role in Aromatherapy for wellness massage, therapeutic massage as well for oral absorption together with essential oils. Since the pioneer discoveries…

Aromatherapy Shining a New Light on Cancer – Part 2: Essential Oils as Light Carriers

Can the Energy of Essential Oils Be Measured? In 1992 the US scientist Bruce Tainio built the first energy frequency monitor in the world. This equipment allows to measure the frequencies of any living substance including the human body as well as essential oils. (Cf. http://justalist.blogspot.de/2008/03/vibrational-frequency-list.html) Robert 0. Becker, M.D., in his famous book „The…