Posted on December 12, 2012
Allspice is a powerful antibacterial with a large spectrum of actions including but not limiting to:
Anti-septic, Anti-Viral, Anti-Fungal, Aphrodisiac, Muscle Relaxant, Tonic to body. Congestion, Sinusitis, Arthritis, Fatigue, Muscle Cramps, Rheumatism, Multiple Sclerosis Support, Circulation Stimulant, Viral Infections, Stomach Ache, Nausea, Impotence, Frigidity, Depression, Exhaustion, Tensions, Herpes, Shingles, Acne, Anesthetic, Analgesic, Antioxidant, & Anti-Infectious.
Study shows that you should avoid use of this during pregnancy.
Scent is a warm Clove like sweet spicy fragrance middle note.
Source: Pimento Berry
There are a number of sources that indicate that Angelica help fight infections and stimulate the immune system and motive the elimination of toxins but did you know it has so many other benefits? Besides promotion a general feeling of balance, here are a few more remedies that are common by using Angelica:
Nervous System Sedative, Carminative, Anxiety and nervous fatigue, It helps regulate the menstrual cycle while relieving menopausal symptoms. It is great to use on dull, irritated, inflamed and congested skin. It is commonly used with people who suffer from Psoriasis, fungal infections and works as a general skin tonic as well as Chronic Coughs, Asthma, Shortness of Breath, smokers cough and restores the sense of smell. Angelica is a great natural remedy for Arthritis and rheumatism and has been known to work as a blood thinner, a circulation stimulant and cleanses toxins as well as aiding in White Blood Cell Formation. Angelica stimulates the Lymphatic System and is especially beneficial to use following an illness. Users of Angelica additionally report restoration of anemic issues and help with anorexia as it stimulates the appetite aids in uric acid and favors pepsin and hydrochloric acid production. Angelica is been used in many households for water retention, encouraging estrogen and aiding in fertility. Exhaustion, migraines, insomnia, and headaches are greatly reduced by using Angelica.
Scent: Sharp. Similar to green stems just broken.
Source: Roots and Rhizomes
Commonly used as a Antispasmodic, sedative, stabilizer and aphrodisiac, Anise also helps with impotency and frigidity.
Anise has a calming effect on the nervous system and minimizes over-excitement. It increases milk secretion, induces menstruation and is helpful during menopause. Use to rid head lice and infectious diseases. Anise is known to help patients with respiratory tonic; breathing issues due to nervousness, muscle spasms and general aches. It is a cardiac stimulant, circulatory tonic, eases palpitations and helps clear colds and the flu. Anise is effective on the nervous stomach, hangovers, indigestion, vertigo and migraines. Anise will invigorate the tired mind and promote sweet dreams.
Scent: Licorice, warm and sweet. Top to middle note.
Avoid use during Pregnancy
Basil is very effective for stimulating hair growth and conditions hair, but if that in itself does not have you falling in love with it, read on for other common uses:
Basil is used for weak nervous conditions, mental fatigue, depression, tension and stress. Basil Oil is energizing oil and is most effective when used in the morning and afternoon hours. Other commons uses for Basil Oil include: Muscular Spasm relief, concentration, Physical and Mental Fatigue, and to overcome emotional negativity. Basil Oil uplifts and aids in memory recall and stimulates blood circulation. Its helps with Headaches, sinus congestion, migraines, nausea, sore muscles herpes and shingles. A natural pain reliever and decongestant of the veins Basil Oil will also help with congested prostate and rheumatoid arthritis. Furthermore, Basil Oil stimulates blood flow, decongests veins and pulmonary arteries, works on hypertension, varicose veins and stimulates pancreatic enzymes & is a great adrenal cortex stimulant. Basil Oil has been known to aid in conception and ease breast engorgement.
Scent: Sweet & Spicy, Warm & Fiery. Top Note
Source: Flowering Tops and Leafs
Avoid use while pregnant
Bergamot is well known for its ability to refresh & relax. Its also helps relieve insomnia and increase the production of white blood cells. Other common uses include: Eczema treatment, herpes, acne, psoriasis, skin infections and cold sores.
A great remedy for blisters, shingles and chicken pox, Bergamot is also effective for relaxing brain waves with its relaxing aroma allowing a very calming, balancing effect. Use bergamot to help control depression, reduce tension and hysteria and decrease Sympathetic Nervous System action. Bergamot is especially helpful with painful digestion, colitis, and loss of appetite. Bergamot works as a tonic on the uterus using it’s Antiseptic and Antibiotic properties. Studies show that Bergamot works as an antispasmodic, anti-fungal, antiviral, antiinflamatory and calmative effect.
It blends well with bay leaf, basil, blood orange, bois de rose, cardamom, cassie, clary sage, clove, coriander, cubeb, cumin, elemi, galbanum, geranium, gingergrass, grapefruit, hay, jasmine, labdanum, lavender, lemon, lime, myrtle, neroli, patchouli, petitgrain, rose, sandalwood, tonka bean, and vanilla.
Scent: Citrus, refreshing spicy floral undertone. Top Note
Source Fruit Peel
Avoid use if pregnant
Avoid use while in the sun
Black pepper is a greatAnalgesic, Anti-microbial, anti-spasmodic, bactericide and carminative. effective as a tonic, it also helps heal bruises, chronic bronchitis, arthritis, muscle aches, pain, poor muscle tone, stiffness, rheumatism, good for before and after sports. It has a nice warming effect.
In addition, Black Pepper also increases circulation, dilates local blood flow, lowers temperatures, mental stimulant, aids in detoxifications, aids alertness, increases stamina.
Scent: Pungent, Spicy, Warm, peppery aroma. Middle Note
Source Unripe Fruit Berry
Calendula Absolute is said to be an anti inflammatory, antispasmodic and helps heal wounds. Effective at treating bedsores, it is a great antiseptic astringent and has been known to be varicose (and broken) veins, and bruises.
Calendula works great for treating rashes and dry chapped skin and is wonderful in salves for diaper rashes. Use to prevent stretch marks. Said to effect dreams and sleep. Calendula has shown in laboratory test to induce granulation, which is an integral part of the healing process for wounds.
Scent: Herbaceous, Pungent, strong base note.
Source: Marigold Flowers
Avoid use during pregnancy