Among the many varieties of pale roses cultivated, the Damascus rose is most likely the result of a hybridization between the Rose de Provins (Rosa gallica) and oriental rosehips or Rosa centifolia. It was brought to Europe by the Crusaders and its essence has a reputation as a universal remedy.
"A hybrid plant between grapefruit and sweet orange, this shrub provides fruit with yellow or pink rinds. This astringent and slightly sweet edible fruit is made up of a dozen quarters. It grows in a cluster, hence its English name ""grapefruit""."
Thriving in the drained soils of subtropical higher ground, eucalyptus radiata has a grey-blue trunk, deciduous bark, round juvenile leaves and lanceolate adult leaves. Australian aborigines use the fresh leaves to dress their wounds.
2453Eucalyptus radiata ssp radiata
This climbing subshrub, 15 cm tall, carries white to light pink flowers found near the leaf base. The persistent, finely dentate leaves are found at the end of stiff stems. Canadian wintergreen thrives on acidic, sandy woods and swampland and bears scarlet berries from October to March.
"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."
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.
Niaouli provides an essential oil remarkable for its efficacy and tolerance, and formerly known as gomenol. Like true lavender, it is considered a panacea because of its wide range of indications. The multiple results obtained through its use allows it to be classified among the top 10 essential oils used by the informed consumer.
Native to the Molucca islands, this 20-m tall tree thrives on drained tropical maritime soils. It has tough, persistent leaves found opposite each other. Its pinkish white flowers are grouped in small, compact ramified cymes.
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.
"Growing in the wild in the Mediterranean bassin, rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis, is a small bush beloning to the Lamiacees (Labies). It has a lot of phytopharmaceutical qualities, but it is also a condiment and a honey producing plant (the rosemary honey is very reputed) and is often used in perfumes. Litterally, in Latin, its name means 'dew of the sea' because it spontaneously grows on the seaside, but accroding to a gospel tradition ""Romarin"" would mean ""Rose of Mary"" (the English rosemary)."
Found in many areas around the world (Spain, Chile, India, China, etc.) and widely used for its curative properties, this beautiful tree from the large aromatic myrtacaea family has antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial and expectorant properties
A hybrid of Mentha aquatica and Mentha spicata, peppermint is an 80-cm perennial plant. It has quadrangular stems and oval, sharp dentate leaves opposite each other. It likes cool, clay and limy soils. Distillation takes place in June, just before the plants bloom.
420Mentha x piperita