1. Do Essential Oils have Antimicrobial Properties

    Here are links to some studies I found: OREGANO -- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27568869  Sensitivity of Candida albicans to essential oils: are they an alternative to antifungal agents? https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25952773    Composition, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and antiproliferative activity of Origanum dictamnus (dittany) essential oil. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22413147   Effects of cinnamon leaf, oregano and sweet orange essential oils on fermentation and aerobic stability of barley silage. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20438322    In vitro antimicrobial, antioxidant, and antispasmodic activities and the composition of the essential oil of Origanum

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  2. Chickweed and skin care.

    Here are links to some articles on the benefits of chickweed. Chickweed profile:  http://www.cshs.com/herbsOfMonth/chickweed.html http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/nutrition-research/learning-center/plant-profiler/stellaria-media.html http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/nutrition-research/learning-center/plant-profiler/stellaria-media.html http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/life-science/nutrition-research/learning-center/plant-profiler/stellaria-media.html

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  3. Raspberry Leaf and Women.

    Here are links to some studies I have found: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24330413   Herbal medicine use in pregnancy: results of a multinational study. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23843424  In vitro inhibition of human CYP1A2, CYP2D6, and CYP3A4 by six herbs commonly used in pregnancy. http://www.pregnancy.com.au/resources/topics-of-interest/pregnancy/raspberry-leaf.shtml Raspberry Leaf info from Australia http://www.uofmhealth.org/health-library/hn-2154002   University of Michigan Health System This on is worth exploring:   http://www.herbcyclopedia.com/item/raspberry-leaf-tea-2 http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-309-red%20raspberry.aspx?activeingredientid=309&activeingredientname=red%20raspberry  

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  4. Do Essential Oils have antiviral, antibacterial properties?

    As many of you, my regular customers know, we have come under the scrutiny of the FDA for our wording and claims. Here is a small  list of studies to help all understand why I use the essential oils I do in a formula.

    1. Antibacterial Activity of Essential Oils:
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4054083/ Antimicrobial efficacy of five essential oils against oral pathogens: An in vitro study  Conclusion: Peppermint, tea tree and thyme oil can act as an effective intra-canal antiseptic solution against oral pathogens. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26991289  Antimicrobial activities of six essential oils commonly used as condiments in Brazil against Clostridium perfringens. http://bmccomplementalternmed.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1472-6882-6-39 In vitro antibacterial
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  5. Herbal Vitamin Testimonial

    Anne P. My husband and I started using the herbs over a year ago. I have some spinal problems and have found that the Bone and Joint Tonic has been very helpful to alleviate pain and swelling in my back. The change is not immediate; the herbs have to be used over a few days consistently to create change. Nonetheless, it is so refreshing to know that the change is not from medicine that have suppressed pain, but it's from the herbs working with my body to create health through nutrients that my body has been needing to allow it to heal and change to be healthy. We also use the Calcium Tonic, since we have changed our diet to have more whole fruits and vegetables with less breads, milk, and cheese. I have found we have less calcium in our diet and have been desiring to have more, thus the Calcium Tonic has been very helpful especially if one plans on being pregnant. The Whole Body Tonic my husband uses daily like a vitamin and we both use the Whole Body Tonic if we feel we are starting

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