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Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus)

What is Eucalyptus? Eucalyptus is native to Australia and has spread to other parts of the world including India, Europe and South Africa. Though many countries produce eucalyptus oil in small quantities, the prime source of eucalyptus oil for the world is still Australia. Traditionally, Eucalyptus species have been used for insect repellent, respiratory infections …

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Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis)

What is Evening Primrose? Originally, Evening Primrose was used by Native Americans to make poultices and heal wounds. It was also traditionally eaten and used as a leaf vegetable. Nowadays evening primrose is mainly used for the production of its oil, which has a range of therapeutic properties. Aroma Sweet and nutty Plant Properties Anti-inflammatory, …

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Frankincense (Boswellia sacra)

What is Frankincense? Frankincense has been traded on the Arabian Peninsula and in North Africa for more than 5000 years. The Greek historian Herodotus was familiar with frankincense and knew it was harvested from trees in southern Arabia. Southern Arabia was a major exporter of frankincense in ancient times, with some of it being traded …

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Echinacea (Echinacea angustifolia )

What is Echinacea? Echinacea was commonly used by Native Americans for hundreds of years before the arrival of European explorers, settlers and colonizers. It is endemic to eastern and central North America and thrives in moist to dry prairies and open woodlands. Echinacea’s stimulatory effects on the immune system have made it one of the …

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