Oils and Plants

This website has been put together out of a life long passion for Aromatherapy oils and medicinal plants and herbs. The links above will take you to articles on individual essential oils and their uses, recipes for bath oils and creams, information on herbs, plants, famous aromatherapists and herbalists, medical matters and methods of use. The right hand menu within each section will take you to pages available in that section.

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Featured Oil ~ Eucalyptus

EucalyptusPlant/Part: Tree/Leaves (Source: China, Australia)

Latin Name: Eucalyptus Globulus

Family: Myrtaceae

Extraction: Distillation

AROMA: Clear, sharp cleansing

PROPERTIES: This is a fresh and stimulating oil with a penetrating scent and antiseptic properties. It is widely used as a component of preparations for relieving congestion and muscle aches. Powerful antiseptic, used in baths and massage during the cold season. Blend oil in chest rubs and use in a vaporiser to keep air germ free in sick room. Effective in all types of fever, lowers the temperature, has a cooling and deodorising action upon the body. May reduce painful effects of migraine. Reputedly helpful with dysentery, typhoid, diphtheria and malaria as well as chicken pox. Works well on the genito-urinary system dealing with such problems as cystitis as well as diarrhoea. Seems to dissolve gall stones and has been used :o treat nephritis, gonorrhoea and diabetes. Some relief may be obtained from rheumatism - said to be effective when combined with Lemon and Juniper. May also be helpful with general muscular aches and pains, and neuralgia (nerve pain) as well as pyorrhoea. Said to antidote bites from insects as well as other venomous creatures.

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Featured Plant ~ Pennyroyal

Pennyroyal at oilsncures.comMentha pulegium. Pennyroyal is a species of Mint, a native of most parts of Europe and parts of Asia, is the Pulegium of the Romans, so named by Pliny from its reputed power of driving away fleas - pulex being the Latin for flea, hence the Italian pulce and the French puce. This name given the plant in ancient times has been retained as its modern specific name. It was a custom to wrap the herb in cloth which was placed in a bed to drive away fleas and bugs. It is sometimes known to the country-people as 'Run by the Ground' and 'Lurk in the Ditch,' from its manner of growth.

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