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Essential Oils from Indian Spices

 

Bakuchi Essential Oil, 5 ml.

Bakuchi is a semi-tropical to tropical plant that is often found in arid places, such as Rajasthan in India. The seeds are kidney-shaped so using the doctrine of signatures, we would expect the seeds to be beneficial for the kidneys and urogenital system as a whole.

The odor is regarded by most as unpleasant, but the power of the seeds is such that older texts referred to the destroyer of leprosy. This disease was devastating in most parts of the world where no cures were actually deemed effective. For example, even with the formidable skills of kahunas, they were not able to treat leprosy. So, we learn from the scholars of the past that there was a cure not only for skin diseases but for leprosy in particular. The seeds can be used to repair teeth and bones suffering from decalcification. The oil is an antioxidant with major detoxifying properties so it can be used for a wide range of conditions including putrefactive conditions of the blood. It is a parasiticide and is also antimicrobial and cytotoxic. The oil should be used in small amounts to avoid discoloration of the skin. Used in moderation, Ayurvedic doctors are able to resolve issues of insufficient or excessive pigmentation of the skin. Bakuchi is also used for boils and inflammatory conditions and to promote hair growth.

Contains: Cold pressed Psoralea Coryifoli seeds.

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Black Pepper Essential Oil, 5 ml.

Ayurveda regards black pepper as tridoshic, but, of course, most people are sensitive to the pitta arousing potential of this spice. Culinary pepper is made by drying the unripe green fruit.

While Black Pepper Essential Oil can be taken in small doses internally, it has benefits for the skin as well. It is an excellent antioxidant so when blended with a carrier oil, it reduces signs of aging. It can be added to massage oils, ointments, and lotions as well as used as a flavoring or digestive aid. It is particularly helpful for people with stagnation such as poor digestion, phlegm, and sluggish circulation.

Black Pepper Essential Oil can be used for joint pain. Try combining it with Boswellia Essential Oil, in a carrier.

Contains: Steam distilled certified organic Piper nigrum berries.

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Boswellia Serrata

Boswellia Essential Oil, certified organic, 5 ml.

Frankincense contains approximately 200 different chemicals and the properties vary enormously according to habitat and climate. It has long been recognized as one of the resins of choice for lifting consciousness towards the divine. Though often used as an incense, it can be taken internally in extremely small amounts, about one drop in a quart or liter of water that is sipped over two to three days. The oil has antiparasitic properties and can be handy when traveling. Boswellia serrata, the Indian frankincense, can be used topically on fungal infections of the skin and inflammatory conditions. It can also be added to a mouthwash or used to make your own mouthwash. Because of its gumminess and thickness, Boswellia Essential Oil should not used in nebulizing diffusers.

Contains: steam distilled certified organic Boswellia serrata oleogum resin.

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Calamus Essential Oil, organic, 5 ml.

Sweet flag is a semi-aquatic plant with an underground root that has a pleasantly sweet aroma but bitter taste. It is considered holy in many cultures and is used as an anointing oil, often in combination with myrrh, frankincense, and sometimes spices or gums. It is believed that it helps to transmute energy and lift the kundalini. Though the herb is taken internally, the oil is recommended only for external use. The oil acts as a fixative when mixed with other oils. It is also fungicidal, bactericidal, and insecticidal. It can be used on crops and to disinfect surfaces as well as to prevent bed bugs and insect bites.

Contains: Steam distilled root of Acorus calamus.

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Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil, organic, steam distilled, 5 ml.

Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil, organic, 5 ml.

Cinnamon is often used as a bactericide or for lowering blood sugar. It is also antifungal and antimicrobial. It is irritating and should not be used on skin; however, it can be used to purify air and reduce risks from airborne pathogens. It can also be used as a flavoring or to relieve abdominal bloating and flatulence. It combines exceptionally well with orange essential oil.

Contains: Steam distilled of certified organic Cinnamomum zeylanicum bark.

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Clove Bud Essential Oil

Clove Bud Essential Oil, organic, 5 ml

Clove bud oil is most commonly used for tooth aches but is very antimicrobial and antifungal. It is an excellent respiratory and cardiovascular aid. There is some research suggesting it normalizes thyroid function. If diluted (1% essential oil), clove oil can be used on the skin for acne, warts, scars, and parasites. It blends well with basil and cinnamon as well as lavender.

Contains: certified organic, steam distilled Syzygium aromaticum buds essential oil.

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Coriander Seed Essential Oil, wildcrafted, 5 ml.

Coriander is believed to be native to Iran (Persia). Seeds have been found in very old archaeological digs, dating back at least 3000 years. There were coriander seeds in the tomb of Tutankhamen.

There is abundant research on the use of coriander seed essential oil for serious liver conditions and cancer, but the traditional uses suroudigestive. For this purpose, it can be taken internally or mixed with a carrier oil and gently massaged into the abdominal area.

Coriander oil is both fungicidal and larvicidal. It is also antimicrobial. Research on coriander essential oil suggest that the oil inhibits gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus, Enterococcus faecalis, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Escherichia coli.

Since oils also have psychospiritual actions, coriander is an oil to consider if one loses oneself to others or placates others at the expense of self and sovereignty. This is a solar plexus action. Just as coriander seed is good for digestion, it is good for standing up for oneself . . . in a warm and loving way.

The aroma has hints of citrus and does not at all resemble the leaf oil which is incredibly intense and cloying. The main oils found in coriander are linalool and pinene. The levels depend on the freshness of the fruit (seed). Coriander blends well with citrus oils, especially bergamot, and is safe for internal use.

Contains: Steam distilled essential oil of Coriandrum sativum seeds.

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Davana Essential Oil, 5 ml.

Davana oil has a long religious history in India, but it has numerous therapeutic benefits that have been extensively researched. Modern studies suggest that the ritualistic use of davana has a sound scientific basis as a disinfectant that is particularly beneficial where large numbers of people are gathered. The oil causes the coating of viruses to rupture so that infections do not spread. Another use of davana is more psychological and spiritual. Davana is not just relaxing, but it helps people to find composure after trauma and/or shock. It also promotes wound healing and has mild antiparasitic properties. The oil is fragrant, non-toxic but sometimes irritating, and it blends well with citrus oils.

Contains: Steam distilled Artemisia pallens flowers and stems.

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Fennel  Essential Oil, 5 ml. Distilled from Biodynamically Grown Plants

Fennel Essential Oil, organic, 5 ml.

Fennel has a fragrance similar to licorice taste and is very popular in India and parts of Europe. It"s aromatic and relaxing. It is used to detoxify and strengthen the liver, relieve colic and spasms, promote healthy digestion and assimilation of nutrients, and cleanse the mouth after eating. It is antibacterial and antifungal. Some believe it promotes hormonal balance. The oil is made from the seeds and is non-toxic and non-irritating, but it should not be used during pregnancy. Despite its reputation for being estrogenic, it is anticarcinogenic and chemoprotective.

Contains: Steam distilled biodynamically cultivated Foeniculum vulgare seeds.

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Geranium Essential Oil, organic, 5 ml.

Geranium has a very sweet floral aroma, almost like roses. It is a tiny bit astringent and is often used topically for skin regeneration. It has an action on the adrenal cortex and is therefore a little stimulating. This effect promotes improved circulation. It is often used in combination with other oils to reduce cellulite or promote hair growth. It is also used topically for athlete"s foot and other fungal infections, such as candida. Internally, it acts on the liver and pancreas. It blends very well with many other oils, including all the members of the ginger and citrus families.

Contains: Steam distilled aerial parts of certified organic Pelargonium graveolens.

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Ginger Essential Oil, CO2 processed rhizome, 5 ml.

Ginger Essential Oil, CO2, 5 ml

Ginger has very specific aromatherapy uses that are quite different from culinary and other medicinal uses. For instance, ginger is regarded as an aid to recovering memory. It is, of course, stimulating, but it is also grounding. It is anti-inflammatory and has pain relieving properties. Ginger blends well with frankincense and lemon as well as peppermint and even tea tree.

Contains: CO2 processed Zingiber officinale rhizome.

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Lemongrass Essential Oil, organic, 5 ml.

Lemongrass Essential Oil, organic. 5 ml.

Lemongrass is often used for skin toning and to balance the central nervous system, but studies suggest it is one of the better antifungal oils. It can be used for athlete"s foot and makes a good insect repellent. It is also used to relieve symptoms of jet lag. Tiny amounts can be taken internally to stimulate digestion and relieve flatulence. It combines exceptionally well with lemon or tea tree essential oil.

Contains: steam distilled aerial parts of organic Cymbopogen citratus essential oil.

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Ecocert Steam Distilled Nutmeg Essential Oil, 5 ml.

Nutmeg Essential Oil, Ecocert, 5 ml.

Nutmeg has a reputation for being an aphrodisiac but it is also larvacidal and antiparasitic. It is carminative and aids digestion as well as elimination. Because Nostradamus used nutmeg to induce trance, nutmeg has often been used as a mental tonic as well as aid to altered states of consciousness. Nutmeg combines well with other oils from spices, such as cloves and ginger, as well as other mental oils like rosemary.

Contains: steam distilled certified organic Myristica fragrans seeds.

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Tulsi Essential Oil, certified organic, 5 ml.

Holy basil is as the name suggests one of the most sacred and revered plants of India. The essential oil is used mainly to purify the mind, but it is also an excellent mosquito repellent but the useful length of protection is only about two hours. This oil is high in eugenol and can be irritating to the skin. Dilute in a carrier oil and test carefully before applying externally. It can then be used for peripheral neuropathy and relief of mild aches and pains. It is quite effective against skin infections and acne. It is also immune enhancing and antifungal.

Contains: steamed distilled certified organic aerial parts of Ocimum sanctum in violet glass bottle with reducer.

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Turmeric CO2 Extraction, Ecocert, 5 ml.

Turmeric essential oil is an antioxidant with probable antitumoral properties, especially with uterine cancers. It is used externally for wound cleansing and as an insect repellent. Internally, it has an action on digestion and on the gall bladder and may support expulsion of parasites. Though relaxing, it can also increase libido. It combines well with other members of the ginger family as well as citrus oils and ylang ylang. The aroma is very similar to the culinary spice. It is sacred to Durga.

Contains: CO2 processed organic Curcuma longa rhizomes.

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