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St. John’s Wort

I have found the topical uses for most plants are quite fragmented and, frankly, lacking a lot of the time. Even the most robust Materia Medica often has a maximum of about three sentences on the topical uses and preparations for a given plant, and the information is so baked into the content it can …

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Herbal Body Oils vs. Essential Oils

Herbal body oils are not essential oils. They are made through a simple extraction process of infusing the whole herb directly into a carrier oil such as olive oil, whereas essential oils are the extraction of only the volatile oils of a plant through the process of distillation.