Essential Oils

Herbal medicine - Dr. Axe

Herbal Medicine Benefits & the Top Medicinal Herbs More People Are Using

Did you know that about 25 percent of the drugs prescribed worldwide are derived from plants? Of the 252 drugs in the World Health Organization’s essential medicine list, 11 percent are exclusively of plant origin. In fact, about 200 years ago the first pharmacological compound, morphine, was produced from opium extracted from the seed pods of the poppy flower. Since then, … Read More

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Emu Oil Benefits Skin & Treats Skin Conditions Naturally

We’ve heard about the powerful therapeutic properties of fish oil before, but did you know that oils derived from birds can also be beneficial? Emu oil is made up of essential fatty acids, like omega-3s, and it naturally reduces inflammation and treats skin conditions, among many other incredible benefits. In fact, a 2012 study conducted in Australia found that emu … Read More


What Is Aromatherapy? 9 Ways It Benefits Health

Alternative treatments, such as aromatherapy, are now offered in therapeutic practices, including massage centers, yoga studios and spas, even hospice settings and chiropractic offices. So what is aromatherapy, exactly? Aromatherapy essential oils are made using dozens of different medicinal plants, flowers, herbs, roots and trees grown all over the world — which have proven, powerful effects on improving physical, emotional … Read More


7 Natural Sleep Aids that Really Work

Our sleep is precious time that allows our bodies to heal and rejuvenate, and without enough sleep, our health suffers. That means we must find ways to get proper rest. Unfortunately, many people either can’t sleep or don’t get enough sleep, which is where natural sleep aids come in. The amount of sleep needed each night varies, but for adults, … Read More

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Bed Bug Bites: Symptoms, Facts & Natural Treatments

Over 99 percent of all professional pest control companies report treating homes or buildings infested with bed bugs within the past year, which makes bed bug bites extremely common annoyances. (1) And they’re aren’t going away anytime soon, it appears. Bed bugs are found in every state in the U.S., just about every country, and in new and old homes … Read More


Top 5 Home Remedies for Mosquito Bites

No one likes mosquito bites, but they come with the territory as summer embarks, especially near areas that contain stagnant water and swamp-like conditions. The simple yet constant itch is annoying enough, but there have been concerns, and for good reason, about much more serious conditions that can occur from mosquito bites. If only there were ways to avoid these pests, and avoid … Read More


6 Benefits of Fennel Essential Oil (4 of Which Help Your Gut!)

You’re probably familiar with the black licorice flavor of fennel, and while not everyone likes licorice, you can still get all the fennel benefits by using fennel essential oil. Fennel essential oil is best known as a powerful ingredient for good digestive health. Like its root plant, it has a licorice-like flavor and an aroma that’s developed from crushing the seeds … Read More

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8 ‘You Won’t Believe It’ Natural Painkillers

With Prince’s unfortunate death linked to painkilling drugs and the recent news that even acetaminophen, the main ingredient in Tylenol, affects us in ways we’re only now starting to fully understand (it makes people less empathetic), it’s more important than ever to turn to safer, scientifically proven natural painkillers when we feel discomfort. Luckily, there are plenty of natural painkillers … Read More

Marjoram essential oil - Dr. Axe

Improve Digestion & Heart Health with Marjoram

If you’re not familiar with marjoram, you likely know its close cousin — oregano. What is marjoram? It’s a perennial herb originating from the Mediterranean region and a highly concentrated source of health-promoting bioactive compounds. Oregano is a common marjoram substitute and vice versa because of their likeness, but marjoram has a finer texture and a milder flavor profile. What we call oregano … Read More