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Benzoin – An Ancient Fragrance

Papyrus records from ancient Egypt indicate that benzoin resin was mixed with other aromatic resins like pine, juniper, cypress, galbanum, and labdanum to create an aromatic powder that Egyptian dancers applied to their heads. Benzoin is used as a fragrance by...

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Cassia Overview

Cassia differs from cinnamon in strength and quality. The bark and quills are darker, coarser, and woodier, and the bark is reddish brown. Cassia is sweet and spicy like cinnamon but more pungent. Its buds are like cloves but with a slight aroma. Nowadays, true...

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Cinnamon Overview

Featured photo: Bernard Thiry Cinnamon is one of the more famous spices from Biblical and pre-Biblical times. It originates from a number of species, including Cinnamomum zeylanicum syn in the Family Lauraceae. Cinnamomum brumannii, Cinnamomum cassia, and Cinnamomum...

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Palmarosa Grass

Cymbopogon martinii looks similar to lemongrass. It is a tall grass (1.8 to 2.4 meters) found in wild areas of southern Asian, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, and Latin America. It is widely cultivated for its essential oil. The oil was imported from India to...

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Lemon Grass – History And Business

Cymbopogon citratus is a frost-sensitive perennial with rhizomes and tapering grass-like leaves that grow up 45–60 centimeters long and 10–20 mm wide. It is native to India, Sri Lanka, and the islands of southeastern Asia. Today, India is the major producer of...

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Medicinal Uses Of Acorus Calamus

Acorus calamus has been popular among healing traditions around the globe, including Ayurveda, Unani, and Native American medicine. The rhizome and sometimes the leaves were used in medicines. For example, travelers routinely carried calamus-based healing oils to...

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Bdellium Gum (guggul)

Feature photo - Vinayaraj Commiphora wightii and C. africana are believed to be the ingredients of a composite gum called bdellium (a.k.a Bdellium Gum). Theophrastus was the first to mention bdellium, which he learned about during the campaigns of Alexander the Great...

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Agarwood – Trade and Medicine

Featured photo: Hafizmuar Today, the Middle East is the largest consumer of agarwood products. The oil is a principal ingredient in 400 fragrances. Oudh wood chips are used in rosary beads and necklaces, incense, powders, and green tea. Incense is used to perfume...

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Agarwood – Botany And History

Botanically, the tropical evergreen species of agarwood belongs to the genus Aquilaria and family Thymelaceae. Agarwood perfume can be extracted from eight species belonging to this genus. The four principal species are Aquilaria sinensis, Aquilaria malaccensis,...

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Cumin – Medicinal Properties

The primary medicinal properties of cumin are in the seeds, which are carminative, antispasmodic, antibacterial, astringent, antimicrobial, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic. Cumin is an emmenagogue and galactogogue. It is used to relieve mild digestive...

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Sudhir AhluwaliaThursday, January 18th, 2018 at 8:04pm
Styrax plant (biblical stacte) has therapeutic and pharmacological properties as a disinfectant and expectorant.
#herbal medicine. #Biblical herb
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Sudhir Ahluwalia
Sudhir AhluwaliaThursday, January 18th, 2018 at 8:04pm
Styrax plant (biblical stacte) has therapeutic and pharmacological properties as a disinfectant and expectorant.
#herbal medicine. #Biblical herb
https://goo.gl/iJ1Ub6
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Sudhir Ahluwalia
Sudhir AhluwaliaThursday, January 18th, 2018 at 8:38am
Benzoin oil is blended in cream and is useful in cuts, wounds, and acne. It is helpful in treating psoriasis and has carminative properties.
#herbal medicine
https://goo.gl/VrWPCq
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Sudhir Ahluwalia
Sudhir AhluwaliaThursday, January 18th, 2018 at 8:38am
Benzoin oil is blended in cream and is useful in cuts, wounds, and acne. It is helpful in treating psoriasis and has carminative properties.
#herbal medicine
https://goo.gl/VrWPCq
   View on Google
Sudhir Ahluwalia
Sudhir AhluwaliaThursday, January 18th, 2018 at 8:38am
Benzoin oil is blended in cream and is useful in cuts, wounds, and acne. It is helpful in treating psoriasis and has carminative properties.
#herbal medicine
https://goo.gl/VrWPCq
   View on Google

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