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Thursday, June 22, 2006

The many uses and benefits of Lemongrass E.Oil.

Lemongrass essential oil also known as Cymbopogon Citratus, a fast growing, tall, aromatic perennial grass. Native to Asia however the major oil producers are Guatemala and India. The oil is extracted by steam distillation from the fresh and partially dried leaves or grass. Locals then used the grass as cattle feed. Lemongrass essential oil has been used for acne, athlete's foot, insect repllent, tissue toner, aids in muscular pain and poor circulation. Often used for stress related conditions and headaches.

Lemongrass is used in Thai and Vietnamese cuisine, try chopping lemongrass and combining it with garlic, sugar, chopped shallots, thai chili and fish sauce all in a zip lock bag along with sliced tofu or meat of your choice. Marinate for an hour then grill ( first removing the lemongrass). What a great taste!

Medieval Apothecary uses Lemongrass Essential oil in it's Lemongrass Mandarin & Rosemary Lemongrass soaps, lotions and bath brews.

Medieval Apothecary soaps...

Our large, long lasting 4.5 - 5 ounce handmade soaps are all vegetable base, biodegradable and cruelty free. Our soaps contain no lard, perfumes, detergents nor artificial colorants. The colors are derived from natural spices, clays and botanicals. We use ONLY essential oil to scent our soaps and make them in small batches to ensure mildness and freshness. Relax with our luxurious bath brews, lightly scented with essential oils which let the aroma therapy qualities relax, soothe and invigorate your senses. Our bath products are simply wrapped. Our soaps and bath brews don't need fancy packaging as they are naturally beautiful. We offer a wonderfully hydrating line of handmade, natural body lotions. We formulated these to aid the rough, sensitive, cracked hands of New England, so we know they work as well as they feel and smell. Experience our fresh, naturally invigorating soaps, lotions and bath brews today!

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Saturday, May 27, 2006

Ginseng.. a few facts

Ginseng root is probably the most famous of the Chinese herbal remedies, and has been acclaimed as a revitalizing cure-all for more than 5,000 years. We have found a few other uses for this root ans wanted to share them.

Fact: The Ginseng plant takes more than 6 years to mature and can grow up to 28 inches tall.
Native: Korea and China
Parts used: The root is used for healing purposes of both the white and red ginseng plant.
Tea: Pour 1 cup boiling water over 1 tsp. of grated ginseng. Steep 10 minutes then strain. This tea helps to sharpen concentration.
Bath: Add grated ginseng root to your evening bath. Immersing yourself in this water will ensure a restful sleep.
Tonic: Take 20-30 drops of ginseng tonic (sold in health food stores) daily. It may prevent heart disease and can also help raise low blood pressure.


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