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PLANTAIN HERBAL OIL
PLANTAIN HERBAL DESCRIPTION
Plantain is also known as Plantago major (and minor), Broadleaf Plantain, Greater Plantain, White Man's Footprint, White Man's Foot, Common Plantain, Patrick's Dock, Ripple Grass, Snakeweed, Waybread, Englishman's Foot.
The common plantain grows throughout the US, but is of Eurasian descent, and is now naturalized throughout the world. Legend has it that Alexander the Great discovered it and brought it with him back to Europe in 327 BCE. It has been referred to as the Whiteman's Foot by Native Americans, as wherever they went, it seemed to spring up. and in some places, it is seen as a noxious, invasive weed. It is, however, a useful little plant. It has been used by many cultures the world over, and the Saxons considered it one of their nine sacred herbs. It was considered an early Christian symbol of the path followed by the devout and many cultures today refer to it as an aphrodisiac.
The leaves are quite edible, and often used raw in salads and cooked as greens. Older leaves have a stronger, sometimes objectionable flavor, and can be tough and stringy, but can be used to make tea. Plantain is very high in vitamins A and C and in calcium.
Plantain has been used as a panacea in some Native American cultures and with some very good reasons. Many of its active constituents show antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, as well as being anti-inflammatory and antitoxic. The leaves, shredded or chewed, are a traditional treatment for insect and animal bites and the antibacterial action helps prevent infection and the anti-inflammatory helps to relieve pain, burning, and itching. There is some investigation ongoing to study its affects on lowering blood sugar.
Plantains are green, weedy plants that grow practically anywhere in the world where there is sufficient water. It is not the same as the banana-like vegetable with the same name. Plantago major is a species of Plantago, family Plantaginaceae. The plant is native to most of Europe and northern and centeral Asia, but has widely naturalized elsewhere in the world with particular prominence in the United States.
Plantago major is an herbaceous perennial plant with a rosette of leaves 15 to 30 cm in diameter. Each leaf is oval-shaped, 5 to 20 cm long and 4 to 9 cm broad, rarely up to 30 cm long and 17 cm broad, with an acute apex and a smooth margin, there are five to nine conspicuous veins. The flowers are small, greenish-brown with purple stamens, produced in a dense spike 5 to 15 cm long on top of a stem 13 to 15 cm tall (rarely to 70 cm tall).
Plantain is wind-pollenated, and propagates primarily by seeds, which are held on the long, narrow spikes which rise well above the foliage. Each plant can produce up to 20,000 seeds, which are very small and oval-shaped, with a bitter taste. The seeds of Plantain are a common contaminant in cereal grain and other crop seeds. As a result, it now has a worldwide distribution as a naturalized species.
Plantago major grows in lawns and fields, along roadsides, and in other areas that have been disturbed by humans. Plantago does particularly well in compacted or disturbed soils. It is believed to be one of the first plants to reach North America after European colonizaton. Reported brought to the Americas by Puritan colonizers, plantain was known among Native American populations by the common name White Man's Foot due to its tendency to spring up and thrive in the disturbed and damaged ecosystems surrounding European settlements. Despite its usefulness, plantain is considered a noxious weed in some regions outside of its native range. The ability of Plantain to survive frequent tramping and colonize compacted soils makes it important for soil rehabilitation. Its roots break up hardpan surfaces, while simultaneously holding together the soil to prevent erosion.
PLANTAIN HERBAL OIL PROFILE
Plantain Herbal Oil is made from organic Plantain leaves (Plantago major) infused in organic Olive oil and with Vitamin E oil as a preservative. A soothing skin lubricant with beneficial properties for the outer skin tissue. This oil makes a great general treatment for damaged skin, and helps speed the recovery process. A popular healing salve can be made by heating 1 part beeswax to 3 parts plantain oil. A wonderful green-garden salve can be created by blending these oils:
- Plantain Herbal Oil
- Calendula Blossom Herbal Oil
- Comfrey Herbal Oil
- Chickweed Herbal Extract or Oil
- Lavender Essential OIl
Please store your oils in a cool dry place or in the refrigerator and use within one year. If stored in the fridge, the oil will solidify. Bring to room temperature to liquefy.
PLANTAIN CONSTITUENTS: Allantion, apigenin, aucubin, baicalein, linoleic acid, oleanolic acid, sorbitol, and tannin, beta carotene, vitamin C, calcium.
PLANTAIN PARTS USED: The whole leaf and some stem is acceptable.
TYPICAL PREPARATIONS: Plantain can beaten raw and fresh in salads, as a tea, in tincture or herbal extract form, as an herbal oil, a healing salve and as an external compress.
PRECAUTIONS & SAFETY INFORMATION: None known.
PLANTAIN USES, HEALTH BENEFITS, & SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE
EDIBILITY - FOOD USES
Broadleaf plantain is a highly nutritious wild edible, that is high in calcium and vitamins A, C, and K. The young, tender leaves can be eaten raw, and the older, stringier leaves can be boiled in stews and eaten. The leaves of plantain are quite edible, and are often cooked as greens or used raw in salads as salad greens when young and tender. The leaves quickly become tough and fibrous as they get older. Older leaves have a stronger flavor and may be considered objectionable. These older, stringy leaves may still be used in herbal teas and can be cooked in stews. The seeds are so small that they are tedious to gather, but they can be ground into a flour substitute or extender.
Plantain leaves are very high in vitamins A and C and is also a rich source of calcium and minerals, with 100 grams of Plantain containing approximately the same amount of Vitamin A as a large carrot.
This Plantain is found all over the world and is used primarily as a medicine. It is one of the most abundant and accessible medicinal herbs. The seeds of Plantain have a mild laxative effect on the system. Plantain has been used by many cultures the world over, and the Saxons considered it one of their nine sacred herbs. It was considered an early Christian symbol and many cultures today refer to it as an aphrodisiac.
Plantago major is one of the widely distributed medicinal crops in the world. It contains many bioactive compounds including allantoin, aucubin, ursolic acid, flavonoids, and asperuloside. Scientific studies have shown that Plantain extract has a wide range of biological effects including wound healing activity, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antioxidant, weak antibiotic, immun modulating and antiulcerogenic activity.
For millennia, a poultice of the Plantain leaves have been applied to wounds, stings, and sores in order to promote and facilitate healing and prevent infection. The active chemical constituents are aucubin (an anti-microbial agent), allantoin (which stimulates cellular growth and tissue regeneration), and a large amount of soothing mucilage (which reduces pain and discomfort), as well as flavonoids, caffeic acid derivatives, and alcohols in the wax on the leaf surface. The root of plantain was traditionally used to treat wounds, as well as to treat fever and respiratory infections.
Plantain has astringent properties, and a tea made from the leaves can be ingested to treat diarrhea or dysentery and soothe raw internal membranes. Due to the high vitamin and mineral content plantain tea simultaneously replenishes the nutrients lost as a result of diarrhea. Adding fresh plantain seeds or flower heads to a tea will act as an effective lubricating and bulking laxative and soothe raw, sore throats. When ingested, the aucubin in Plantain leaves leads to increased uric acid excretion from the kidneys, and may be useful in treating gout.
Medicinally, plantain leaf is approved by the German Commission E for respiratory catarrhs and mild inflammation of the oral and pharyngeal mucosa. It is traditionally used for upper respiratory support, and is topically used for minor cuts, bruises, and stings. Plantain is used to treat chronic bronchitis, coughs, peptic ulcer, and urinary tract and bladder infections. It has also been used to help soothe hemorrhoids. The leaves are used externally to treat wounds, burns, dermatitis, and insect bites.
MAKING YOUR OWN PLANTAIN INFUSED HERBAL OIL
Plantain grows on most lawns, along with the common Dandelion. Many consider it a weed, but I consider it one of the wonderful plants we are blessed with. I have used plantain for years as a remedy for bruising and injuries. Plantain does not have a blossom, only a compact seed head that shoots upwards and turns from green to brown as the seeds mature. Plantain is both edible and medicinal. It is often a first-choice remedy for many skin ailments. All parts of the plant, including the seeds are usable. The leaves act as an excellent astringent to stop bleeding and promote the healing of cuts, skin infections and poison ivy. The root of Plantain can be chewed to ease the pain of toothaches. It is safe and effective for bee stings, bleeding, bruises, insect bites, hemorrhoids, and itchy skin. When used as an appetite suppressant, it may even lower cholesterol.
TO MAKE YOUR INFUSED PLANTAIN OIL
Plantain herb infused oil is a great way to retain the plant's healing properties all year round, especially helpful during those winter months when fresh plantain is not available. Find plantain plants that are away from roadsides and treated lawns. You want plants that have not been polluted or sprayed with weed killers, insecticides or other lawn care contaminants. Look for healthy plants with fresh full green leaves free of contaminants. They grow abundantly all spring and summer until frost. Gather the fresh leaves and clean them in cool water. Place on paper towels and dab with dry towels to absorb moisture. Allow all the moisture to evaporate. You do not want any moisture on the leaves when you prepare them for your infusing. The amount of leaves to be gathered depend on the size of the jar(s) you will be using.
When the Plantain leaves are completely dry, coarsly chop them up and bruise then, allowing the natural internal juices to come to the surface of the leaves, making them a bit mushy. Pack tightly (but do not tamp down) your prepared leaves in clean, dry glass jars (with tight fitting lids, such as canning jars). Cover the leaves completely with Olive oil leaving about 1/2-inch headspace. Cover with a piece of paper towel and a jar ring. Lable the jar with the name of the plant, date made, and date due to be strained. Place the jar out of direct sunlight and keep at room temperature for six weeks.
Every day for the first week, top off the oil so that it completely covers the leaves. For the first 10 days, daily stir the leaves in the oil to release any air bubbles that may form or have been trapped in the oil. As the oil begins to absorb the plant's healing qualities, it will begin to have an odor like pepperoni. This is okay. It is not spoiling. Leave it lidded with paper towels until the odor dissipates, then use a regular solid lid for the jar. After six weeks, strain out the plant material and the Plantain oil is ready for use. You can strain the oil through several layers of cheesecloth. Transfer the oil to brown bottles (preferable) or a glass jar with a tight fitted lid stored away from direct sunlight. Be sure to label you jars so you know what is in them. Include the name of the oil and date made (the date you strained the oil and rebottled it).
This healing oil can be used plain on rashes, scrapes, bug bites and stings, bruising and other skin conditions. It is safe for animals and children. It can also be made into a salve by itself or combined with other healing oils and beeswax to make a healing salve.
PLANTAIN OIL HEALING SALVE
Take one cup of warmed infused oil (plain or mixed with other herbal / essential oils) and one ounce melted beeswax (approximately a little less than 2 tablespoons). Keep the container warm in a pot of hot water while stirring in the beeswax to make it easier. Stir in one teaspoon therapeutic grade lavender essential oil. Immediately pour into clean, dry containers. Allow to cool and harden into salve consistency. Carry a salve tin for emergency purposes and keep one in your medicine cabinet. It is a great skin soother.
Beeswax Helpful Tip: Find a lidded jar that holds about a cup. Melt your beeswax in that jar in a pot of hot water on the stove (never over direct heat as it is flammable). You can then measure out what you need and leave the rest to cool and reharden in the jar. Put a lid on the jar to keep dust out and simply reuse the same jar whenever you need it by reheating it. This is easier than trying to clean hard beeswax out of a measuring cup or pot every time you need to melt some.
PLANTAIN EMERGENCY POULTICE
Plantain can be used as poultice, you can chop a plantain leaf with a knife or other sharp instrument, add a little water and apply it to a wound. For an emergency treatment when camping or at the park you can make a poultice for insect bites and bee stings from the leaves of the plantain plant by chewing a plantain leaf, placing it on the wound, and covering it with a band-aid or strip of cloth to hold it in place. A plantain poultice can also be used for drawing out splinters or thorns.
CHICKWEED HERBAL OIL MAKING INSTRUCTIONS
1. Purchase a carrier oil, also known as a base oil. Many herbalists prefer Olive Oil because of its stability; the last thing you need is a moldy, rancid liquid. On the other hand, Jojoba Oil has its fans too. Both oils provide plenty of nourishment and healing properties for the skin, even without the addition of botanicals.
2. Harvest several handfuls of the chickweed. The stems, leaves and flowers of this low-growing plant all contain plenty of its healing properties. Give the plant a "haircut" by cutting back all but 2 or 3 inches from the plant so that it can self-sow again for future harvests.
3. Wash the chickweed under gently flowing water to remove bugs and dirt, and dry thoroughly.
4. For quickly made oil, use a double boiler. Put as much of the chickweed as will fit into the top pot and pour 16 ounces of the base oil over the chickweed. Cover the pot and heat on a low setting for 6 to 8 hours. Let cool.
5. Alternatively, put the chickweed into two wide-mouth jars, and pour the olive oil over them. Cover, set the jars in the sun and let the mixture steep for several weeks.
6. Remove the Chickweed-Oil mixture from the jars or pot and strain the oil through a fine-mesh sieve or double layer of cheesecloth.
7. Pour the oil into a glass bottle or jar and cover tightly. Store the containers in a dark, cool place.
Note: Commerically made Chickweed oil is difficult to find. None of my usual merchants carry it. However, I did find it from outsources and have provided these courtesy links. This recipe can be used to make other herbal infused oils, such as calendula flower and comfrey leaf herbal oils.
USING BEESWAX AS AN EMULSIFIER
Pure, unrefined beeswax has a golden color and the sweet smell of honey. It is used to thicken natural lotions, salves, lip balms and creams. It also acts as an emulsifier to help bind oils and water together.
Beeswax is produced by the (female) worker honeybees. The wax is secreted from wax glands on the underside of the bee's abdomen and is molded into six-sided cells which are filled with honey, then capped with more wax. When honey is harvested, the top layer of wax that covers the cells, or the cappings, must be removed from each hexagon-shaped cell. Just to put it into perspective, one pound of wax requires the bees to consume about ten pounds of honey! Beeswax works well in cosmetic products because of the "wax esthers" that exist in both beeswax and human skin and it is these compounds which help to bind and emulsify ointments, lipsticks and lotions. As a natural hydrating ingredient that increases essential moisture in skin, it is commonly found in hand and body creams that help retain natural skin moisture and in the relief of itching from sensitive skin. Beeswax has an irritation potential of zero, and a comedogenicity rating of 0 - 2, which means that when formulated and used correctly in cosmetic formulations, beeswax will not cause a problem or clog the pores, but brings a host of very positive attributes, such as general healing and softening, as an antiseptic, and an emollient to cosmetic products. In foaming cosmetics such as skin and body detergents, beeswax improves skin compatibility and reduces the aggressive properties of surfactants, while in shampoos and hair conditioners it improves the condition and the manageability of the hair. Even after processing, it still remains a biologically active product, retaining some anti-bacterial properties and also contains some vitamin A, which is necessary for normal cell development. In folk medicine beeswax was used as an anticeptic for wound healing and beeswax ear candles were used for ear wax removal. They are believed to be able to heal ear infection and improve hearing by removing the wax inside the ear.
Listed below are some of the many reasons Beeswax is used in cosmetics:
- It is easily incorporated in water and oil emulsions.
- It is an excellent emollient and support for moisturizers.
- It gives skin protective action of a non-occlusive type.
- It gives good "body" (consistency) to emulsions, oil and gels.
- It reinforces the action of detergents.
- It increases the protective action of sunscreens.
- Its elasticity and plasticity improve product efficacy by allowing thinner films.
- It provides greater permanence on skin and lip surfaces.
- It does not provoke allergic reactions.
- It is compatible with many cosmetic ingredients.
Beeswax is very frequently used in the following cosmetic applications:
- Beauty creams.
- Cleansing creams.
- Cold creams and lotions.
- Emollient and barrier creams.
- Lipsticks - protective sticks in general.
- Nail creams.
- Sun protection products.
- Eye and face make up.
- Foundation creams.
- Ear Candles (for removing ear wax).
Beeswax is very frequently used in the following crafts:
- Beeswax modeling.
- Making crayons.
- Encaustic art (melting crayons onto an iron and then "painting" it onto paper).
- Furniture polish.
The melting point for Beeswax is approximately 140 to 150°F. Beeswax should only be melted in an approved electric wax melter, crock pot, microwave oven, or double boiler. Do not melt beeswax in a pan directly on a stove under direct heat. Beeswax is mildly flammable and will start on fire if the wax comes in direct contact with a flame
People with bee allergies should not use beeswax as it could cause interactions and allergic reactions.
SLEEPING BEAUTY CREAM
1 tablespoon grated Beeswax
1 teaspoon Vitamin E Oil
1/4 cup light Sesame Seed Oil or Herbal Infused Oil
1/4 cup Orange Flower Water
Pinch of Borax Powder
Mix together the beeswax, vitamin E oil, and sesame (or herbal infused) oil. Heat gently until the beeswax is melted. Combine the orange flower water and borax powder, and heat until very warm. Pour the warm water into the oil mixture and stir well. Continue to stir, or pour the whole mixture into and electric blender and blend for 1 minute. Pour the cream into a clean container and allow it to cool completely. Store in a cool, dry place.
Apply the cream before you go to bed.
HERBAL SKIN CREAM RECIPE
3/4 ounce Beeswax Shavings
1 cup Vegetable or Herbal Infused Oil
1 cup Water (or Rose Water)
24 drops (1/4 teaspoon) Rose Geranium Essential Oil or 6 drops Rose Essential Oil.
Heat the beeswax and oil in a pot unti lthe beeswax melts. Remove from heat, and add essential oils. In a separate pot, heat the water until it's warm to the touch. Remove the center ring on the lid of your blender or food processor and pour in the warm water. With the blender on high speed, slowly add the oil-beeswax mixture until it begins to solidify (this should happen once three-quarters of it has been added to the water). As this happens, continue adding the oil-beeswax mixture to the water, stirring in the top edges as they turn solid. Keep adding the oil and beeswax to the water until the mixture cannot absorb any more. Turn off the blender, and, using a rubber spatula, pour the cream into wide-mouthed jars while it is warm and can be poured (pimento jars are ideal).
Note: Substances that contain water invite bacterial growth. However, essential oils, beeswax and Vitamin E are natural preservatives and, under most conditions, they will give a cream at least a six-month shelf life. If you keep the cream refrigerated, it should keep three times as long.
OTHER PLANTAIN USES
The sinews (fibers) from the mature plant are very pliable and tough, and can be used in survival situations to make small cords, rope, fishing line, sutures, or braiding.
Some cultivars are planted as ornamentals in gardens, including 'Rubrifolia' with purple leaves, and 'Variegata' with variegated leaves
PLANTAIN DOSAGE INFORMATION
Plantain constituents include allantion, apigenin, aucubin, baicalein, linoleic acid, oleanolic acid, sorbitol, and tannin, beta carotene, vitamin C, calcium Parts used are the whole leaf and some stem is acceptable. Typical preparations include eaten raw and fresh in salads, as a tea, in tincute form and as an external compress or poultice.
Herbal infused oil can be used to make salves and lotions, used as a massage oil for sore muscles and joints.
To take as a tea, the German Commission E recommends using 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon (1 to 3 grams) of the leaf and drinking 3 cups (750 ml) daily.
To treat a cough, take 1/2 teaspoon (2 to 3 ml) of a syrup or tincture 3 times a day, or 1/2 to 1 1/4 teaspoon (2 to 6 grams) of the fresh plant can be juiced and taken in three equal portions taken throughout the day. To use externally, the fresh leaves can be applied directly 3 or 4 times per day to the affected area.
PLANTAIN SAFETY, CAUTIONS & INTERACTIONS
Plantain does not have any known side effects or interactions and is thought to be safe for children. No precautions are known.
There is no information available about internal use by pregnant or nursing women, though using Plantain as a topical appears to be safe.
There have been a few reported cases in Switzerland and the United States of dangerous side effects with adulterated Plantain with digitalis, and even though it is a remote possibility, it is important to purchase herbs from companies that carefully test their products for adulteration or wild harvest your own plants.
PLANTAIN HERBAL OIL PRODUCTS
QUALITY PRODUCTS & SUPPLEMENTS
PLANTAIN HERBAL OIL PRODUCTS
MOUNTAIN ROSE HERBS PRODUCTS
Mountain Rose Herbs: Plantain Herbal Oil, Certified Organic Herbal Oil Products
Plantain Herbal Oil is solar infused in a window on site using certified organic Plantain leaves (Plantago major), organic Olive oil and a pinch of Vitamin E oil. Plantain oil is a soothing skin lubricant with many beneficial properties for the outer skin tissue. This oil makes a great general treatment for damaged skin, and can help to speed the recovery process.
Mountain Rose Herbs: Plantain Leaf (Plantago Major), Certified Organic, Bulk Herbs & Spices
Mountain Rose Herbs: Plantain Leaf Powder (Plantago Major), Certified Organic, Bulk Herbs & Spices
Mountain Rose Herbs: Plantain Extract (Plantago Spp), Certified Organic Single Herbal Extracts & Tinctures
Mountain Rose Herbs: Plantain Garden Seeds (Plantago Major), Organic, 100 Seeds Per Packet
Herbaceous perennial. Press into surface of soil and keep moist. Prefers cool soils for germ. Plants prefer sun or shade with moist soil; feeding water and compost will help the plaint to attain impressive size. Anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory. Particularly useful as a first-aid poultice and for dental infections.
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PLANTAIN HERBAL PRODUCTS
Medicinally, plantain leaf is approved by the German Commission E for respiratory catarrhs and mild inflammation of the oral and pharyngeal mucosa. It is traditionally used for upper respiratory support, and is topically used for minor cuts, bruises, and stings. The leaves of plantain are quite edible, and are often cooked as greens or used raw in salads. Older leaves have a stronger flavor and may be considered objectionable. These older, stringy leaves may still be used in herbal teas, and are particularly suitable for survival situations where the tough fibers may be converted to rope or fishing line. Plantain is very high in vitamins A and C and is also a rich source of calcium.
MOUNTAIN ROSE HERBS PRODUCTS
Mountain Rose Herbs: Plantain Leaf (Plantago Major), Certified Organic, Bulk Organic Herbs & Spices
Mountain Rose Herbs: Plantain Leaf Powder (Plantago Major), Certified Organic, Bulk Organic Herbs & Spices
Mountain Rose Herbs: Plantain Extract (Plantago spp), Wild Harvested, Single Herbal Extracts & Tinctures
Mountain Rose Herbs: Plantain Herbal Oil, Certified Organic
Made from organic Plantain leaves (Plantago Major) infused in organic Olive oil and with Vitamin E oil as a preservative. A soothing skin lubricant with beneficial properties for the outer skin tissue. This oil makes a great general treatment for damaged skin, and helps speed the recovery process. Available in 2 oz. or 4 oz. sizes.
Mountain Rose Herbs: Plantain Seeds (Plantago Major), Certified Organic, Medicinal Herb Seeds
Herbaceous perennial. Press into surface of soil and keep moist. Prefers cool soils for germ. Plants prefer sun or shade, a moist soil, are not particular about fertility, but given water and compost will attain very impressive size. Anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory. Particularly useful as a first-aid poultice and for dental infections. 100 seeds per packet.
Mountain Rose Herbs: Baby's Balm Salve With Plantain Leaf, Herbal Salves & Balms
This is a wonderful product to have around the home. A soothing and gentle balm for dry and sensitive skin, and oh-so helpful during the onset of diaper rashes and chapped skin. An all around soothing salve for moments of discomfort and skin irritation, great for adults too! Contains organic Calendula flowers, organic Plantain leaf, Chickweed, St. John's Wort flowers, Myrrh gum, and organic Goldenseal root in a base of organic Olive oil and Beeswax. Choose from 2 sizes.
STARWEST BOTANICALS PRODUCTS
Starwest Botanicals: Plantain Leaf, Cut & Sifted, Organic, 1 lb.
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Starwest Botanicals: Plantain Leaf Powder, Organic, 1 lb.
Starwest Botanicals: Plantain Leaf Powder, Wildcrafted, 1 lb.
HerbsPro: Plantain Ointment, Stings & Bites, Dr. Christophers Formulas, 2 oz. (39694)
HerbsPro: Plantain & Goldenseal Salve, Gaia Herbs, 2 oz. (90814)
HerbsPro: Plantain Extract (Plantago Lanceolata), Eclectic Institute Inc, 1 fl. oz. (2536)
HerbsPro: Plantain Leaves Extract, Natures Answer, 1 fl. oz. (17293)
HerbsPro: Plantain Extract, Herb Pharm, 1 fl. oz. (31324)
HerbsPro: Plantain Extract (Plantago Lanceolata), Eclectic Institute Inc, 2 fl. oz. (32079)
HerbsPro: Plantain Extract, Herb Pharm, 4 fl. oz. (32326)
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AROMATHERAPY: ESSENTIAL OILS DESCRIPTIONS & USES
Allspice Leaf Oil Angelica Oil Anise Oil Baobab Oil Basil Oil Bay Laurel Oil Bay Oil Benzoin Oil Bergamot Oil Black Pepper Oil Chamomile (German) Oil Cajuput Oil Calamus Oil Camphor (White) Oil Caraway Oil Cardamom Oil Carrot Seed Oil Catnip Oil Cedarwood Oil Chamomile Oil Cinnamon Oil Citronella Oil Clary-Sage Oil Clove Oil Coriander Oil Cypress Oil Dill Oil Eucalyptus Oil Fennel Oil Fir Needle Oil Frankincense Oil Geranium Oil German Chamomile Oil Ginger Oil Grapefruit Oil Helichrysum Oil Hyssop Oil Iris-Root Oil Jasmine Oil Juniper Oil Labdanum Oil Lavender Oil Lemon-Balm Oil Lemongrass Oil Lemon Oil Lime Oil Longleaf-Pine Oil Mandarin Oil Marjoram Oil Mimosa Oil Myrrh Oil Myrtle Oil Neroli Oil Niaouli Oil Nutmeg Oil Orange Oil Oregano Oil Palmarosa Oil Patchouli Oil Peppermint Oil Peru-Balsam Oil Petitgrain Oil Pine-Long LeafOil Pine-Needle Oil Pine-Swiss Oil Rosemary Oil Rose Oil Rosewood Oil Sage Oil Sandalwood Oil Savory Oil Spearmint Oil Spikenard Oil Swiss-Pine Oil Tangerine Oil Tea-Tree Oil Thyme Oil Vanilla Oil Verbena Oil Vetiver Oil Violet Oil White-Camphor Oil Yarrow Oil Ylang-Ylang Oil Aromatherapy
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AROMATHERAPY: HERBAL & CARRIER OILS DESCRIPTIONS & USES
Almond, Sweet Oil Apricot Kernel Oil Argan Oil Arnica Oil Avocado Oil Baobab Oil Black Cumin Oil Black Currant Oil Black Seed Oil Borage Seed Oil Calendula Oil Camelina Oil Castor Oil Coconut Oil Comfrey Oil Evening Primrose Oil Flaxseed Oil Grapeseed Oil Hazelnut Oil Hemp Seed Oil Jojoba Oil Kukui Nut Oil Macadamia Nut Oil Meadowfoam Seed Oil Mullein Oil Neem Oil Olive Oil Palm Oil Plantain Oil Plum Kernel Oil Poke Root Oil Pomegranate Seed Oil Pumpkin Seed Oil Rosehip Seed Oil Safflower Oil Sea Buckthorn Oil Sesame Seed Oil Shea Nut Oil Soybean Oil St. Johns Wort Oil Sunflower Oil Tamanu Oil Vitamin E Oil Wheat Germ Oil
AROMATHERAPY OILS & PRODUCTS MOUNTAIN ROSE AROMATHERAPY ESSENTIAL OILS
The essential oils offered by Mountain Rose Herbs are 100% pure steam distilled plant oils with an unsurpassable fragrance, exceptional depth, magnificent keynote, and are free of carriers, diluents and other inputs. Here you will find some of the worlds most magnificent therapeutic grade oils from reputable distillers and suppliers we know, trust, and have a wonderful working relationship with. Mountain Rose Herbs essential oils are processed from freshly harvested material within clean distilleries, thus promising you some of the most magnificent oils available on the market. You are invited to "smell test" their line of oils with what is currently being offered in the market, and experience for yourself the unsurpassable nature of their oils. They are so confident in the quality of their oils that they can provide gas chromatography analysis and specifications on the volatility and integrity for many of the essential oils they stock. As per their commitment to organic agriculture, they offer one of the nations largest selections of certified organic essential oils. Considering the amount of pesticide use from the planting to the harvest, they are very concerned about the low quality and potential health hazards associated with many conventional oils. They perform painstaking research when they decide to stock a particular distillers oil and insist on the location of harvest, methods used to extract the oils, data reports assuring the oils character, and what type of material is used in the distillation process.
All of the essential oils they stock are obtained by steam distillation of fresh plant material with two exceptions:
- Absolutes/Resins: Are extracted with a solvent, usually alcohol and sometimes other hydrocarbons, such as benzene, hexane, etc. While they are not suitable for therapeutic aromatherapy, they do make wonderful perfumes and are alcohol soluble. Those oils which we have found to be extracted with solvents will be noted as "solvent extracted."
- Citrus Oils: All citrus oils offered are distilled strictly through cold pressed methods, and no steam distillation was employed to produce these oils.
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Fennel Fir Needle Frankincense Galangal Galbanum Geranium Ginger Grapefruit Helichrysum Ho Wood Hops Hyssop Jasmine Juniper Berry Lavender Lemon Lemon Balm Lemon Myrtle Lemongrass Lime Peel Litsea Cubeba Lovage Leaf
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Mace Mandarin Manuka Marjoram Melissa Myrrh Myrtle Neroli Niaouli Nutmeg Oakmoss Olibanum Opoponax Orange, Bitter Orange, Sweet Oregano Palmarosa Parsley seed Patchouli Pennyroyal Peppermint Petitgrain Pine, Scotch
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Ravensara Rose Rosemary Rosewood Sage Sandalwood Savory Spearmint Spikenard Spruce St. Johns Wort Tagetes Tangerine Tarragon Tea Tree Thuja Thyme Tuberose Turmeric Valerian Vanilla Vetiver Yarrow Ylang Ylang
AROMA OILS & RESINS
Mountain Rose Herbs, Aroma Oils & Resin Blends
Offered here is an exquisite collection of exotic, alluring and deeply penetrating aroma oils made with pure resins, and essential oils. These 100% natural aroma oils were created for just the right occasion and work wonderfully as a natural perfume where each striking scent lingers on the body for hours. While these aroma oils make wonderful daily perfumes, they are also magnificent healing blends specifically formulated to contain particular keynotes to help encourage passion and relaxation. These 100% synergistic blends are infused in a carrier base of Jojoba, Almond or Grapeseed oil, and are free of alcohol and other chemical dispersing agents.
Amber Aroma Oil Amber Resin Aphrodite Aroma Oil Heart Aroma Oil Patchouli/Amber Aroma Oil Sandalwood Aroma Oil Sleep Ease Oil Spirit Aroma Oil
ESSENTIAL OIL DIFFUSERS & BURNERS
Mountain Rose Herbs, Aromatherapy Oils: Essential Oil Diffusers, Nebulizers, & Burners
Practical, effective, and convenient are but a few words that come to mind when using an aromatherapy diffuser. These versatile tools are used in our homes, offices and professional practices as the most widely adopted method for diffusing the healing properties of aromatic essential oils. Historically, the practice of diffusing oils has been an arduous and time consuming procedure; however this has been alleviated by the recent development and distribution of numerous diffusing accessories and tools. With several styles and models to choose from, they are sure to have the perfect diffuser suited for your tastes and preferences. You can choose from the silent yet highly efficient nebulizing diffuser which relies on electrical currents and pressure to emit aroma, or if you desire something with more of an elegant style you may decide to invest in the stunning Geode or carved Soapstone diffuser.
Electric Aromatic Diffuser Geode Aromatic Diffuser Nebulizer Soapstone Diffuser, Floral Soapstone Diffuser, Moroccan Terra Cotta Pendant Diffuser Beeswax Tea Lights Tea Lights
ESSENTIAL OIL KITS & SAMPLERS
Mountain Rose Herbs, Aromatherapy Oils: Essential Oil Kits & Samplers
Through essential kits and samplers you get to experiment with a wide arrangement of aromatherapy applications with all the benefits and none of the risk. Many of the kits offered are samplers, which are composed of popular oils for experimental and educational purposes and may be played with liberally. This way you can safely try many oils you have often heard about, but without the commitment to the high prices often associated with full containers of essential oils. The Chakra oil kit was specifically designed for particular healing and therapy purposes and is best suited for those with a basic to intermediary knowledge in aromatherapy, and the rest were designed for beginners. They hope you enjoy these samplers as much as they had in putting them together!
Chakra Oil Sampler Essential Oil Sampler Favorites Essential Oil Sampler Lovers Essential Oil Sampler Rose Oil Sampler
Mountain Rose Herbs, Aromatherapy Oils: Aroma Sprays
Mountain Rose Herbs uses only the finest botanical ingredients to create these lovingly handcrafted healing blends. Simple and effective, they produce their line of aroma sprays using organic distilled floral water and 100% therapeutic grade essential oils. Splash yourself with some fun by liberally spritzing yourself and your surroundings with these pure, natural, and healing aromatherapy sprays. Each Aroma Spray is packaged in a 2 ounce amber glass bottle with mister top.
They may be used as a therapeutic spray, skin toner, general deodorizer, room spray or as a refreshing body mist. Their aromatherapy sprays are not only convenient and revitalizing, but are a sensational way to pamper yourself and your loved ones. They hope you have as much fun using these delightful sprays as they had in creating them. Enjoy!
Aphrodite Aroma Spray Cucumber Mist Aroma Spray Evening Embrace Aroma Spray Gaia Spice Aroma Spray Green Tara Aroma Spray Moon Moods Aroma Spray
HYDROSOLS (FLOWER WATERS)
Mountain Rose Herbs: Hydrosols & Flower Waters
Hydrosols, also known as floral waters, hydroflorates, flower waters or distillates are produced from steam-distilling plant materials. Hydrosols have similar properties to essential oils but are much less concentrated. Unlike their "essential oil added to water" counterparts, true steam-distilled hydrosols contain all the beneficial components that whole plant materials have to offer.
Hydrosols are usually a by-product of essential oil production, but the highest quality comes from devoted distillers who, with artist-like precision, steam small batches of fresh floral and plant material strictly to produce hydrosol (the hydrosols offered by Mountain Rose Herbs are produced in this fashion). Most of their hydrosols are distilled in copper stills, (a few in stainless steel stills) and processed through certified organic methods in Washington, California and Europe. Hydrosols contain all of the essence of the plant in every drop, just like essential oils but in a milder form; making them suitable for all manner of applications where essential oils would be too strong. In most hydrosols there is less than 5 percent actual oil.
Please note that their aromas are mostly mild and subtle, sometimes bright and fragrant, and most hydrosols have an herby or grassy note indicative of their authentic and therapeutic properties. Wonderful as a facial splash, body perfume, deodorant or air freshener. Cool a hot flash, change your mood or add them to lotions and creams. Each of their 4 ounce hydrosols is packaged in an amber bottle with a black mister. The bulk 8 ounce, 16 oz ounce and 1 gallon waters are packaged in HDPE plastic bottles.
Basil Hydrosol Calendula Hyrosol Catnip Hydrosol Chamomile Hydrosol Cucumber Hydrosol Helichrysum Hydrosol Lavender Hydrosol Lemon Balm Hydrosol Lemon Verbena Hydrosol Lime Hydrosol Peppermint Hydrosol Rose Geranium Hydrosol Rose Hydrosol Rosemary Hydrosol Sandalwood Hydrosol
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