Myroxylon balsamum – Plant Family: Fabaceae/Leguminosae Type of plant: Evergreen tree growing to 140 feet with large leaves; flowers each produce a single seed that’s 3–4 inches (7–10 cm) long. Part used: Oleoresin Method of extraction: Solvent extraction/vacuum distillation Info: ...

Pimpinella anisum – plant family: Apiaceae/Umbelliferae Type of plant: Flowering herb growing 2–3 feet high with white flowers and fern-like leaves Part used: Seeds Method of extraction: Steam distillation Info: Aniseed is also known as anis or anise (not to ...

Angelica archangelica – plant family: Apiaceae / Umbelliferae Type of plant: Tall herb with large flower heads carrying clusters of small, balllike green-white flowers Part used: Seeds Method of extraction: Steam distillation Notes: Not to be confused with angelica root ...

Angelica archangelica – plant family: Apiaceae/Umbelliferae Type of plant: Tall herb with large flower heads carrying clusters of small, balllike, green-white flowers Part used: Roots Method of extraction: Steam distillation Notes: Not to be confused with angelica seed oil The ...

Amyris balsamifera – plant family: rutaceae Type of plant: A small, flowering evergreen tree with glossy green leaves and clusters of small white flowers Part used: Wood Method of extraction: Steam distillation Data: It takes years to produce this oil, ...

As so many essential oils have antimicrobial properties, I am suggesting here the 10 essential oils that would be most useful in protecting us against a range of microbes. All these are readily available and can multitask- having more than ...

Whitlow finger (herpetic whitlow) is a painful finger infection caused by the herpes virus. It’s easy to handle, but it can return. Anywhere on your finger a herpetic whitlow can appear, but it typically affects the top of your finger ...

All essential oils are antiseptic to some degree, and in the lists of essential oils that follow you’ll find those that are known to have an inhibiting effect on bacteria, viruses, or fungi — or all three. With these, we ...

Bacteria and viruses are smart. When they realize that an antibacterial or antiviral is being used to wipe them out, they mutate. It’s evolution at work, in super-quick time. But they’re not only smart, they also work together. Through a ...

The synovium, which is also sometimes called the stratum synoviale or synovial stratum, is connective tissue that lines the inside of the joint capsule. A joint capsule, also called an articular capsule, is a bubble-like structure that surrounds joints such as the shoulder, ...

Sinusitis is an inflammation of the tissue lining the sinuses, or swelling. They fill safe sinuses with air. But germs can develop and cause an infection when they become blocked and filled with fluid. Conditions that can cause sinus blockage ...

Shock is the state of insufficient blood flow to the tissues of the body as a result of problems with the circulatory system. Initial symptoms of shock may include weakness, fast heart rate, fast breathing, sweating, anxiety, and increased thirst. This may be followed by confusion, unconsciousness, or cardiac arrest, as complications ...