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Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata)

What is Ylang Ylang? Ylang Ylang is native to the Philippines and Indonesia and is valued for perfume purposes. The essential oil derived from the flowers is used in aromatherapy.  The essential oil of the flower is obtained through steam distillation of the flowers and separated into different grades (extra, 1, 2, or 3) according …

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Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)

What is Wintergreen? It is a traditional native North American remedy. Native Americans brewed a tea from the leaves of Wintergreen to alleviate rheumatic symptoms, headache, fever, sore throat and various aches and pains. French explorers used wintergreen leaves in hot infusions, thus leading to the term ‘Thé du Canada’, the tea of Canada.  During the American …

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