Aroma therapy & Herbal Medicine ( A & B)

Stormy Stewart


A quick list of often used herbs. The Picture is Angelica


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  1. Agarwood {Aquilaria Agollacha}: The main properties of this oil are as an anti parasite oil. It is traditionally used to treat malaria. Also it is extensively used in Japan and the Far East as an aphrodisiac. In Aromatherapy it is reputed to be the most effective aphrodisiac Essential oil.
  2. Agrimonia eupatoria - one of the original Bach Flower Remedies
    Purpose: Agrimony flower essence aids in the stabilization of one's sensitivities. It
    helps alleviate mental worry and torture. It is recommended as a treatment for those who wear a false mask of cheerfulness, repressing feelings of emotional pain and anguish. These individuals have often been conditioned in early life not to show their true emotions. Positive Qualities: •optimism •cheerfulness •gives one perspective into own problems •emotional honesty •inner peace •self acceptance
  3. Ajowan {Trachyspermum Ammi}: This oil is frequently used for circulatory problems. It also has good muscle relaxing properties. However over use can cause skin irritation in some people.
  4. Alcohol: In Aromatherapy Alcohol is used to clean equipment, but it can also be used as a
    base for making natural Perfumes. Do not Ingest.
  5. Aloe & Seaweed Gel: A cooling and skin conditioning base, can be used on its own, but
    with the addition of 3% Parsley Seed {Petroselinum Sativum} makes a wonderful eye gel, that can help remove the shadows from tired eyes.
  6. Aloe Vera Gel: Professional Aromatherapist's use this cool, skin conditioning base {with
    Essential oils added} for treating clients who are undergoing radiation treatment to
    counter the dermal damage done. It can also be used with the addition of Lavender &
    Roman Chamomile as an after sun lotion.
  7. Ambrette Seed {Hibiscus Abelmoschus}: Frequently used for muscle aches and pains due
    to sport or activity fatigue. Helps poor circulation too. Also used as an anti-depressant.
  8. Amyris {Amyris Balsamifera}: The traditional use of Amyris is as a muscle relaxant, emollient, soothing agent and a stimulant. It can be used to treat neck muscle stress when mixed with Ylang-Ylang or Marjoram.
  9. Angelica Root {Angelica Archangelica}: A useful oil, but it should be avoided by pregnant nwomen, and diabetics. That said, professional Aromatherapists use Angelica during childbirth to help expel the placenta. A good tonic oil that can aid convalesces. It can also be used to help with draining the lymphatic system, and helps with period pains. As an appetite stimulant it has been used to treat Anorexia Nervosa. Over use can induce insomnia
  10. Angelica Root {Angelica Glaucha}: This variation and chemo-type is reputed, from traditional uses on the Indian sub continent, to be effective anti-venom in treating snakebites.
  11. Angelica Root {Archangelica Officinalis}: As with many Essential oils, where the source
    plant is grown will effect the quality of the oil produced, also while Angelica Archangelica Is the modern internationally recognized name for the official source plant, Archangelica Officinalis, is the old name. Thus this is the same as Angelica {Angelica Archangelica}
  12. Angelica Seed {Angelica Archangelica}: While Angelica root is a good body tonic the oil
    from the seeds works well as a skin tonic, and may help with various skin conditions.
  13. Anise Star {Illicum Verum}: This is used as an energizing and toning oil, and has traditionally been used in China as a deodorant. It can be used to good effect for Asthma. It can also help with hangovers. However it has a slight dermal toxicity so should be used diluted and infrequently.
  14. Apricot Kernel {Prunus Armeniaca}: As with all the carrier oils used in Aromatherapy, the oil should be chosen to match the skin type. Apricot Kernel is especially suited to dry & normal skin types.
  15. Arnica {Arnica Montana}: Used as an analgesic as well as a perfume ingredient.
  16. Avocado (Refined) {Persea Americana}: Normally used as an addition to other carrier oils at a rate of 10%-25%. As it has a re-hydrating effect it is good for dry skin and conditions like eczema. However it does appear to exacerbate Psoriasis in some people.
  17. Basil Linalool {Ocimum Basilicum}: forget the Prozac, Basil can be good for the relief of depression. But over use will cause depression. Avoid if pregnant. Good for respiration conditions, such as Asthma and Bronchitis. As it has an effect upon Adrenal Cortex it can be effective with allergies.
  18. Basil Sweet {Ocimum Basilicum}: Sweet Basil is great for aiding concentration and sharpening the senses.
  19. Bay {Pimenta Racemosa}: One of the traditional uses of Bay is as an aphrodisiac, as it's a
    stimulating & energizing oil, this could be true. Bay is great for easing the muscles after sporting activity and its a good hair tonic too.
  20. Bay Laurel {Laurus Nobilis}: A good tonic for the Liver and Kidneys. Avoid if pregnant.
  21. Benzoin {Styrax Benzoin}: Can be used as a joint rub to relieve the pain and discomfort of Arthritis. Is also reputed to help with problem such as premature ejaculation. It's a good oil for dry cracked skin and chilblains.
  22. Bergamot {Citrus Bergamia}: Without Bergamot oil there would be no Earl Grey tea. But in Aromatherapy this oil has many uses. It has good effects upon people with breathing problems. Also this oil is useful for helping with digestive problems as well as dispelling internal parasites. Bergamot is very useful for most skin conditions, especially when mixed with Eucalyptus, especially acne and oily skin conditions. Caution, as this oil is phototoxic. It is perfectly safe if used on areas of the skin that are covered by clothing before going out into the sun.
  23. Bergamot FCF (Bergaptene Free) {Citrus Bergamia}: As it is the Bergaptene that has the phototoxic effect in this oil, this Bergaptene Free variant is also offered. It should be noted that most professional Aromatherapist's don't use this variant as it is seen as less effective.
  24. Birch Sweet {Betula Lenta}: The birch oils are generally good for helping the body remove toxins and purifying the blood. A good kidney tonic too.
  25. Birch White {Betula Alba}: This oil is reputed to help with the removal of kidney stones too. See Sweet Birch.
  26. Black pepper {Piper Nigrum}: Flatulence and Rheumatism are two conditions that this oil can be used to relieve. As it gives localized increase in blood flow, it is a good oil for helping tone muscles, as well as relives the aches and strains from exercise. Over use can cause a skin rash on sensitive skins.
  27. Borage {Borago Officinalis}: Borage seed carrier oil is a good skin conditioning oil. In
    Aromatherapy it is normally blended with other carrier oils and only used at 5% to
    10% of the total volume of carrier.

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