"This grass of Indian origin has long, narrow leaves and linear inflorescences. With its very pleasant fragrance, this essential oil is ideal for all fungal, scarring and eczematous skin ailments. Definitely one of the 10 major essential oils."
870Cymbopogon martinii var. motia
Native to North Africa, this aromatic plant thrives on thin soil on a sunny mountainous slope. Its dark green, spicy-tasting leaves are oval and pointed, and its flowers are found in compact, scented pinkish purple inflorescences.
Of this lauracea, G. Capus said : â€There is no prescription without cinnamon in Chinese medicineâ€. Indeed, its multiple antiseptic, anti-infectious and very broad-spectrum powerful action destroys 98% of pathogenic bacteria, grampositive cocci and gram-negative bacilli. It is also a powerful tonic of the sympathetic nervous system and a general and sexual stimulant and aphrodisiac.
In the light, sandy soil of Western Europe, this perennial has feathery leaves, and flower heads made up of white, sparse, tube-shaped flowers with yellow centres inserted on a conical receptacle and yellowish ribbed achenes.
"This perennial bush, can reach 30 cm in height. It has small spearlike leaves curled up at the edges. The stem is ligneous and the branches ascendant. The flowers are coloured rosy-white and grouped in a dense inflorescence. The vulgar thyme ct thymol is one of the 6 thyme chemotypes identified by Passet, Granger and Vernet and al. They are present in Southern France (especially in the Provence) o a limy soil."
"This is a small corky bush, which can reach 40 cm in height. It has small curved leafs, deep green coloured on the edge, which are hairy and twined. The chemical polymorphism of the vulgar thyme has been initiated by Granger and al. in 1963. Between 1971 and 1986, Granger and Vernet and al. identified 6 chemotypes of thyme. It concerns the geraniol, the a-teripeol, the thuyanol, the linalol, the carvacrol and the thymol."
Thymus is a genus of the Lamiaceae family which includes more than 300 species. They are plants, rich in essential oils, creeping or in cushion bearing small pale pink or white flowers. Thyme linalool can form homogeneous populations at small sites. In all these cases, the habitat is located at medium altitude, between 500 and 1000 meters and characterized by less intense sunshine, lower temperature and higher air humidity than in the plain. However, this thyme can grow under very different ecological conditions.
Greenland Ledon provides a rare, precious and fabulous essential oil. Efficiency is matched only by its hefty price tag. In the most serious situations, it will always remain a saving remedy as its profile is both simple and complex, far exceeding any reasoned biochemical interpretation. The therapist who has the experience knows all its value. An essential oil with great potential for the future. This plant, little used because little known and rare, offers very effective therapeutic properties.
Ceylon cinnamon (bark) has a molecular profile very close to that of China. : their pharmacological actions are excessively similar, which is why both appear, even today, in the European pharmacopoeia when they were already referenced in the first Chinese pharmacopoeia 2,500 years before our era!
6121Cinnamomum zeylanicum / verum
Winter savory provides an essential oil which has been widely studied at French universities for its anti-infectious properties. It is an indispensable tool in the fight against pathogens, although its regular use is limited because of its dermocaustic effect on sensitive skin, or when used undiluted. This perennial plant, with short, very leafy stems, can be found on limy low mountains and hillsides.
The Hô wood is related to the Cinnamomum family, like Ravintsara for example. The full botanical name is also Cinnamomum camphora CT linalool which could lead to think that it is Ravintsara but it is of a very different chemotype. Ho Wood essential oil is obtained by distilling the bark of a Chinese tree, also called Shiu wood or Chinese laurel. Twin of the Rose wood; Ho Wood essential oil has excellent efficacy and good skin tolerance.
The Scots pine provides an essential oil long familiar to our grandparents, who in earlier days already enjoyed its healing action on the bronchi through the inhalation of this essential oil in Nordic climats. It thrives in the mountains and sandy or gravelly soils. Scots pine has purplish-grey bark, acicular, robust leaves, yellow male and red female flowers, and a green ovoid cone that turns brown when mature.