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Lobelia inflata

Lobelia inflata

Lobelia is recognized by eclectic doctors as a systemic relaxant.  In the lungs it relaxes the smooth muscles from the bronchi clear to the bronchiole levels.  It increases expectoration, and reduces smooth muscle spasms.  This makes it a great choice to treat asthma,...

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Arnica Montana

Arnica Montana

Arnica will relieve pain and inflammation in muscles and joints.  Therefore it is good for muscles that feel sore from overexertion, when movement causes muscle pain or soreness.  Anytime muscles feel bruised is a good time to use arnica. Tension headaches will...

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Hammamaelis virginiana (Witch Hazel)

Hammamaelis virginiana (Witch Hazel)

Hammamaelis is used to treat wounds, bruises, inflammation and soreness from overexertion. Its actions target blood vessels in particular.Hammamaelis soothes inflammation. It has antioxidants which helps to prevent widespread inflammation by neutralizing free...

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Calendula Officianlis

Calendula Officianlis

Calendula Officianlis (Pot Marigold, Marigold, not the same as the ones grown in most gardens) This herb promotes the healing of wounds. This includes cuts, scrapes, burns, rashes, bruising, ulcers, broken bones, even torn muscles.Calendula is anti-bacterial,...

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Ingredient Related Posts

Argan Oil (Argania spinose)

Argan Oil (Argania spinose)

 Argan oil is produced in Morocco where the women have formed cooperatives that they own and run.  Two different products are made.  One is used for culinary purposes because of its rich nutty flavor and aroma.  This one is lightly toasted and is a darker color.  The...

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Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is produced naturally by the body.  You find it mostly in the joints, eyes and skin.  About 50% of all the hyaluronic acid found in the body is found in the skin. It holds on to moisture in the skin by binding with the water molecules which keeps the...

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Beeswax

Beeswax

Purified and bleached beeswax is used in food, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. It is a common ingredient in chewing gum and is used as a glazing agent to prevent water loss in some fruits.  Soft gelatin capsules and tablet coatings have beeswax in them.  It is used in...

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Pomegranate Seed Oil

Pomegranate Seed Oil

Moisturizing and hydrating. Diminishes wrinkles Pomegranate seed oil actually builds thicker collagen.  This makes improves wrinkles and the elasticity of the skin. Anti-Oxidant Many of the constituents in pomegranate seed oil are powerful antioxidants.  This means it...

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Rose Hip Oil

Rose Hip Oil

Benefits Hydrating Rose hip oil is high in omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids.  Because of that the skin’s natural barrier becomes healthier.  It slows the release of water from the skin. Anti-aging This oil increases collagen production. The protein in our skin is 70%...

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Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is full of anti-oxidants. It is anti-fungal and anti-bacterial so it prevents infection when used topically. It penetrates deep into the skin making it a moisturizer and a hydrator.  Which means it prevents water loss from the skin.  It helps with...

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Olive Oil (Olea europaea)

Olive Oil (Olea europaea)

There is a ton of research about the benefits of olive oil.  It is known to improve cholesterol and lipid profiles.  It lowers blood sugar in diabetes.  It reduces inflammation. Is beneficial for heart disease and coronary artery disease.  It reduces blood pressure. ...

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Lobelia inflata

Lobelia inflata

Lobelia is recognized by eclectic doctors as a systemic relaxant.  In the lungs it relaxes the smooth muscles from the bronchi clear to the bronchiole levels.  It increases expectoration, and reduces smooth muscle spasms.  This makes it a great choice to treat asthma,...

read more
Arnica Montana

Arnica Montana

Arnica will relieve pain and inflammation in muscles and joints.  Therefore it is good for muscles that feel sore from overexertion, when movement causes muscle pain or soreness.  Anytime muscles feel bruised is a good time to use arnica. Tension headaches will...

read more
Castor Oil (Ricinus communis)

Castor Oil (Ricinus communis)

Castor oil is a great moisturizer.  Unlike many lotions and creams on the market used to moisturize the skin, castor oil locks in the water preventing water loss through the skin.  This keeps the skin hydrated.  It is often used to hydrate the hair also. It is often...

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Oil and Extract Related Posts

Argan Oil (Argania spinose)

Argan Oil (Argania spinose)

 Argan oil is produced in Morocco where the women have formed cooperatives that they own and run.  Two different products are made.  One is used for culinary purposes because of its rich nutty flavor and aroma.  This one is lightly toasted and is a darker color.  The...

read more
Pomegranate Seed Oil

Pomegranate Seed Oil

Moisturizing and hydrating. Diminishes wrinkles Pomegranate seed oil actually builds thicker collagen.  This makes improves wrinkles and the elasticity of the skin. Anti-Oxidant Many of the constituents in pomegranate seed oil are powerful antioxidants.  This means it...

read more
Rose Hip Oil

Rose Hip Oil

Benefits Hydrating Rose hip oil is high in omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids.  Because of that the skin’s natural barrier becomes healthier.  It slows the release of water from the skin. Anti-aging This oil increases collagen production. The protein in our skin is 70%...

read more
Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is full of anti-oxidants. It is anti-fungal and anti-bacterial so it prevents infection when used topically. It penetrates deep into the skin making it a moisturizer and a hydrator.  Which means it prevents water loss from the skin.  It helps with...

read more
Olive Oil (Olea europaea)

Olive Oil (Olea europaea)

There is a ton of research about the benefits of olive oil.  It is known to improve cholesterol and lipid profiles.  It lowers blood sugar in diabetes.  It reduces inflammation. Is beneficial for heart disease and coronary artery disease.  It reduces blood pressure. ...

read more
Castor Oil (Ricinus communis)

Castor Oil (Ricinus communis)

Castor oil is a great moisturizer.  Unlike many lotions and creams on the market used to moisturize the skin, castor oil locks in the water preventing water loss through the skin.  This keeps the skin hydrated.  It is often used to hydrate the hair also. It is often...

read more
Carrot Seed Oil

Carrot Seed Oil

Carrot Seed oil is anti-aging.--It has anti-oxidants.  Anti-oxidants bind free radicals that cause damage to the skin.  Part of the anti-aging properties of carrot seed oil is from repairing and preventing free radical damage.  It helps to prevent inflammation. It is...

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Jojoba  (Simmondsia Chinensis)

Jojoba (Simmondsia Chinensis)

Jojoba oil comes from the nut of a shrub that grown in the Sonoran Desert of northern Mexico and southwestern United States.  Half of the weight of the nut is oil.  Although it is not generally used as a vegetable, it was commonly used as food by the people indigenous...

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