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Oregano (Origanum compactum)

What is Oregano? It is a species of Origanum, belonging to the mint family.  Oregano is an important culinary and medicinal herb that has been used in medicine and cooking for thousands of years – with a number of potential health benefits. Hippocrates used oregano as an antiseptic, as well as a cure for stomach and …

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Pine tree

Pine (Pinus Sylvestris)

Historically, the pine tree originated in Britain and northern Europe and then spread to other parts of the world. The main producers of the essential oil would be Austria and Russia, Baltic States, France, Hungary, Siberia and Yugoslavia. It is undoubtedly best known for being used as a Christmas tree all over the world. Pine oil …

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pumpkin seed

Pumpkin Seed (Cucurbita pepo)

What is Pumpkin Seed? The pumpkin originated in Middle America and was mainly in Mexico. Documentation shows that pumpkin seed oil was first made during the 18th century in Austria. Today the oil is an important export commodity of Austria and Slovenia. The process used to get the essential oil is by cold-pressing lightly toasted …

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Peppermint (Mentha piperita)

What is Peppermint? Peppermint is a hybrid mint, a cross between watermint and spearmint. The plant is indigenous to Europe and the Middle East but is also now widespread in cultivation in many regions of the world. Peppermint Essential Oils have been used by ancient civilizations for perfume, headaches and soothe upset stomachs. The essential …

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Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)

What is Patchouli? Patchouli is native to Malaysia and India, where it is known as ‘puchaput’. The word is derived from Hindustan word ‘patch’ meaning ‘green’ and ‘ilai’ meaning ‘leaf.’ People have been using Patchouli herb for centuries as natural ayurvedic remedies to different ailments. It was even used as an insecticide and insect repellent …

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