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Aromas of rosemary and lavender essential oils differentially affect cognition and mood in healthy adults.

The following study indicates the use of Lavender and Rosemary essential oils to favorably effect cognitive performance as well as our moods. This study was designed to assess the olfactory impact of the essential oils of lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) and rosemary (Rosmarlnus officinalis) on cognitive performance and mood in healthy volunteers. One hundred and forty-four […]

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review of antioxidants and Alzheimer’s disease.

Included in the following article is interesting evidence that vitamins and herbs with antioxidant effects are not only helpful for our overall health but may be useful in the prevention of Alzheimer’s. BACKGROUND: In this article, we review a diverse body of research and draw conclusions about the usefulness, or lack there-of, of specific antioxidants […]

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Nettle extract (Urtica dioica) affects key receptors and enzymes associated with allergic rhinitis.

Spring is in the air and I am hearing many people complain of seasonal allergies.  Nettle extract can be a key component in your fight against seasonal allergies.   The article below explains how nettles works in the body against the  inflammatory response system. A nettle (Urtica dioica) extract shows in vitro inhibition of several key inflammatory […]

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