Drugs used to treat autism

Major tranquillizers used to keep autistic kids docile
When I researched the medications doctors have been using to “treat” autism I was shocked. These are dangerous drugs, many of which have terrible side effects which can be permanent. In my view, they are very much a last resort, even for adults… Read

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Ravensara and Ravintsara are not the same

There are a number of potential sources of confusion in the aromatherapy pharmocopeia, but one that really stands out as an ongoing problem is the distinction between ravensara and ravintsara.

At first glance, you would most likely assume that ravintsara is just an alternative spelling for ravensara, or vice versa. It’s obvious from some of the information online about these two oils that this assumption has resulted in the wrong descriptions of uses in certain places, so there’s no need to

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Olives, relieves bites, stings, itching and more

Olives are the fruit of the tree Olea europaea, also sometimes called oliveleaf, and mu xi lian in Chinese. Green and black olives are different stages of ripeness, though some varieties are always picked green.

There are 6 subspecies: Olea europaea subsp. cerasiformis aka O. europaea var. cerasiformis or O. europaea var. maderensis; Olea europaea subsp. cuspidata (African, brown or wild olive) aka O. africana, O. chrysophylla, O. cuspidata, O. europaea subsp. africana, O. ferruginea, O.

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Rosemary health benefits [video]

I just uploaded my latest video, which is about the health benefits of rosemary, to

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Carrier Oils Derived From Nuts – Part 1

Clockwise from 12 o’clock: almond, arachis (peanut/ground nut), cocount, hazelnut.

There are a surprisingly large number of carrier oils which are obtained from nuts, including sweet almond, arachis, coconut (fractionated), hazel nut, kukui, macadamia, pecan and walnut. There may well be others, but these are the ones I know about. The first four are covered here, and the remainder will be dealt with in a later post.

Anyone with a nut allergy should avoid all oils derived from nuts,

Nut-based carrier oils part 1

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