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2011-01-18 10:45:53

Researchers find evidence of origins of orange, lime, lemon, grapefruit, other citrus species Citrus species are among the most important fruit trees in the world. Citrus has a long history of cultivation, often thought to be more than 4,000 years. Until now, however, the exact genetic origins of cultivated citrus such as sweet orange (Citrus sinensis), lemon (C. limon), and grapefruit (C. paradisi) have been a mystery. A team of researchers from China has published a study in the Journal of...

2010-03-31 11:39:39

Essential oils could be a cheap and effective alternative to antibiotics and potentially used to combat drug-resistant hospital superbugs, according to research presented at the Society for General Microbiology's spring meeting in Edinburgh this week. Professor Yiannis Samaras and Dr Effimia Eriotou, from the Technological Educational Institute of Ionian Islands, in Greece, who led the research, tested the antimicrobial activity of eight plant essential oils. They found that thyme essential...

2010-02-25 15:47:00

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fragrance Shop has added over 400 new fragrances and other items to its product line in the past eighteen months. The company now boasts the largest selection of pure perfume and fragrances available on the Internet. The Fragrance Shop website now offers over 1400 fragrance oils, essential oils, aromatherapy and bath and body items. All of their fragrance oils are made without fillers or alcohol. The Fragrance Shop website also offers...

2010-02-25 07:58:52

Find out if the climate of the southern U.S. will support growing peppermint, which is used for essential oil, peppermint dry leaves, and the fresh herb market. Peppermint (Mentha x piperita L.) essential oil is a major aromatic agent used extensively in chewing gum, toothpaste, mouth washes, pharmaceuticals, and confectionary and aromatherapy products. Commercial production of peppermint essential oil is concentrated in the northwestern United States, where long days and cooler nights...

2010-01-14 13:40:44

Appearing in the January 2010 issue of JLR For those who do not drink, researchers have found that six essential oils "“from thyme, clove, rose, eucalyptus, fennel and bergamot"”can suppress the inflammatory COX-2 enzyme, in a manner similar to resveratrol, the chemical linked with the health benefits of red wine. They also identified that the chemical carvacrol was primarily responsible for this suppressive activity. These findings, appearing in the January issue of Journal of...

2009-11-23 04:30:00

BOCA RATON, Fla., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Relaxation is in the air and the source of it, PocketAroma® (www.PocketAroma.com), has tapped TransMedia Group to see that publicity wafts along with it. The new, palm-sized aromatherapy dispenser pleasantly helps to vaporize stress by emitting the aroma of lavender and essential oil vapors. "TransMedia Group has been retained by this first-of-its-kind product which helps to make stress reduction as easy as 'Squeeze * Breathe *...

2009-11-17 10:33:00

DALLAS, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Ylang 23 Jewelry, a leading specialty jewelry retailer of high end designer jewelry, featuring Cathy Waterman; Irene Neuwirth; Temple St Clair; Virgins, Saints & Angels; and 45 other well known designers who set today's jewelry trends, announces today the launch of its mobile commerce site. The new mobile site mirrors http://ylang23.com with over 2,500 items in stock and ready to ship the same business day. With the launch of Ylang 23 Mobile, users of...

2009-10-26 15:23:00

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- What began as a part time endeavor by Penny Kay, the owner of The Fragrance Shop, has turned into an international enterprise with the recent launch of a new consumer friendly e-commerce website. "The original Fragrance Shop retail store in Provincetown, Massachusetts operated as just a seasonal business. The success of that summer-time only location quickly led to the opening of year round shops in Miami Beach, New Orleans and Laguna Beach,"...

2009-03-31 14:38:40

British researchers say tea tree oil is an effective antiseptic, but is even better when mixed with silver. Both the tea tree oils and the silver -- in the form of silver nitrate -- each effectively fight pathogens involved in skin infections in laboratory tests. However, both became even more effective in lower concentrations -- when combined. Bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, a common cause of skin infections and abscesses and the yeast Candida albicans -- which causes thrush --...

2009-03-04 17:15:00

NEW YORK, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Named for its green, misshapen fruit, Citrus Greening Disease has destroyed millions of acres of citrus plants around the world and now puts the future of America's citrus at risk. Spread primarily by tiny disease-infected insects called Asian Citrus Psyllids, Citrus Greening Disease first damages citrus crops by yielding hard, deformed and bitter fruit that isn't fit for selling, and eventually kills the trees.   Listen to this report from USDA/APHIS...


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2009-04-28 16:00:11

Bursera graveolens or Palo Santo is a tree indigenous to South America in Argetina, Paraguay, Boliva and coastal areas of Ecuador. Palo Santo means "holy wood" in English and belongs in the same family as frankincense and myrrh. Although it has been used in homeopathic medicine for years, most recently it is the extraction of essential oils that has put this plant in the spotlight. Limonene, a-Terpineol, Menthofuran and Carvone are a few of the oils derived from this plant. Native...

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2009-04-23 10:35:57

The Lemon Myrtle, Backhousia citriodora, also known as Lemon Scented Ironwood, Sweet Verbena Tree, Sweet Verbena Myrtle, or Lemon Scented Verbena, is a flowering plant native to subtropical rainforests of Queensland, Australia. This plant is classified in the family Myrtaceae and genus Backhousia. It can achieve heights as high as 5 yards, but many times it is smaller. The leaves are a glossy evergreen with smooth edges, opposite, lance-shaped, 2-5 inches in length and less than an inch...

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