Lemon Balm – Healing with Angel Wings

Balm or Lemon-Balm was introduced to the monastic gardens in Europe by Charlemagne in the early 9th century. The plant had been known for its sedative, anti-depressive as well as carminative effects long before. Due to its fresh lemony fragrance Balm was also called Cedronella. The botanical name Melissa (greek for “honey bee”) indicates the…

Ravintsara: The Medicine Tree

Among all the aromatic treasures offered by Nature, there is a pearl with countless benefits: Ravintsara (Cinnamonum camphora). Known as the “beautiful leaf” in the Malagasy traditional medicine and praised as the “oil that heals”, it serves today to answer a wide demand in treating diverse psycho-physiological problems. Cinnamonum camphora belongs to the Lauraceae family…

Myrrh: An Ancient Sacred Healer

The legendary precious Myrrh oil (Commiphora myrrha), derived from sun-charged tropical resins, is used since Antiquity in sacred rites and for its rejuvenating effects on body and mind. Native from Eastern areas of Africa, the essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the resin from a thorny shrublike tree. It has a spicy-warm, earthy…

Kewra: Smelling into the Heart of a Spirit Opener

India can be considered lucky to possess a great treasure of aromatic plants – many of which have not been known outside the country until quite recently. Among these plants we find Kewra or Kewda. The botanical name Pandanus odoratissimus conveys that the essential oil of it must be extremely fragrant. The remarkable aromatic depth streaming…

Patchouli: The “Green Leaf” Oil with Power

One cannot be indifferent to the fragrance of this one-of-a-kind essential oil. Patchouli is an amazing oil that brings you to the depth of the earth, grounds you – and thereby leads you back to the body. The name “Patchouli” derives from Tamil language (South Indian), “patchai” meaning “green” and “ellai” denoting “leaf”. Yes, this…

Crisis for Evolution: Health, Mind and Essential Oils

The reason for disease lies in the host, not in the germ When somebody speaks about a disease, for example having “caught a cold” or having been contaminated with a virus or a bacteria, we often may ask ourselves: Who and where is the actual originator of this? Is it true that we are only…

Spring Detox with Aromatherapy

Now, that spring has arrived in the northern hemisphere, and fall in the southern hemisphere, it is the ideal time for a detoxification. Practised for centuries by cultures around the world — including Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine systems — detoxification is about resting, cleaning and nourishing the body from the inside out. By removing and…

Oils that heal, oils that kill

It is hard to believe, but eating French fries or any deep fried food at your home or in restaurants may be a hazard for your personal health and the ones around you. Is this just a provocative statement or is there more behind it? Well, Sunflower oil, Corn oil, Soy oil which are probably…

Mean it: to become free

Aromatherapy with its essential oils is becoming increasingly popular today, not only in the realm of personal well-being but also in the scientific communities world wide. There is this marvelous depth in essential oils linking them on one side to ancient folk-medicine and oldest understanding of the subtle aspects of life and of healing, and…

No More Migraines – No More Headaches

If you suffer from migraines or repetitive headache, if you suffer from forgetting things, and that no chemicals and conventional medicine has been helping you, here are 2 miraculous essential oils that you may want to try… Yes, according to Daily Mail: “Migraines are bringing misery to millions of women, with one in three failing…

Did you know that cancer cells know to smell?

…and that essential oils can find their way to them? Scientists at the Ruhr University Bochum (Germany) under the direction of Prof. Hanns Hatt have discovered a while ago that cancer cells dispose of their own receptors for fragrances . This was published in the Journal Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics. This research showed that…