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Apotheke Index

Herbs

Calendula is a vibrant marigold flower that is known for it’s effectiveness in healing wounds and reducing inflammation. The antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties of calendula are said to help cure minor skin infections and aid in treating cutes, scrapes, bruises, insect bites and minor wounds.

 

Catnip is naturally high in antioxidants and is also known as a gentle but potent sleep aid. It soothes the nervous system and helps to calm restless child to sleep. Catnip is also known to aid digestive disturbances and is excellent in treating colds and flu as it to promotes healing perspiration without raising body temperatures.

 

Chamomile is used in an extraordinary amount of herbal remedies. Known for it’s gentle effectiveness in calming anxiety and easing stress, and is safe for children and babies who are having trouble sleeping. Chamomile is also said to have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, making it the perfect to aid in soothing and healing.

 

Elder flowers are known for their relaxant qualities and can be used to bring on sleep. Elderberry plants are a member of the honeysuckle family, and their flowers are the mildest part of the plant, perfect for use with infants and children.

 

Fennel seeds are known for their antioxidant properties and healing abilities. Fennel is said to aid in respiratory and digestive ailments, and makes the perfect addition to a bath for stuffed up and colicky babes.

 

Hibiscus flowers are naturally high in Vitamin C and are a natural antioxidant. Their vibrant color makes them the perfect addition to our bath teas, creating a beautiful pink bath.

 

Lavender is a delicate flower that contains aromatic oil effective for relaxing. Lavender fragrance is a wonderful sleep aid and when used topically lavender is also regarded for its skin healing abilities.

 

Lemon balm is an aromatic mint that is known for it’s ability to sooth the nervous system. This is the perfect addition to bath teas to help aid in getting a good night’s sleep. Lemon balm is also said to have antibacterial and antiviral properties, and is useful for treating colds and flu.

 

Oatmeal function as a skin protectant, gently protecting from skin irritants and soothing dry, itchy, and irritated skin. Oatmeal baths are perfect for treating rashes and winter dryness, and is oh so gentle for little babes.

 

Rose petals are one of the earliest used flowers for beauty, used by the ancient Greeks and Romans to perfume their baths. The delicate scent of roses evokes the feeling of love and uplifts the spirit. Roses are known for their natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

 

Thyme is known for its use as a cough and cold remedy, acting as both to clear the lungs of congestions and calm coughing spasms. Thyme is also known to aid in sleep, settle stomach, soothe sore throats, and encourage the body to sweat, helping to eliminate toxins and bring down fever.

 

Oils + Waxes

Beeswax is natural wax produced by honeybees, that helps protect skin and is known for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Because it is anti-allergenic, it is perfect for delicate baby skin. Beeswax helps keep skin hydrated and it’s antibacterial properties aid in treatment for diaper rash.

 

Coconut oil is naturally antibacterial and antifungal and is an excellent moisturizer. Coconut oils has also been shown to speed up wound healing and reducing water loss.

 

Shea butter is extracted from the nuts of the Shea tree. Shea butter is known for its excellent skin moisturizing and protectant abilities. It also protects skin from UV sunlight and pollution damages. Its gentle and natural properties make it perfect for the delicate skin of babies.

 

Vitamin E oil is both a nutrient and an antioxidant, and in its purest form can be added to  body products as a natural preservative to extend the life of products.

 

Apricot kernel oil is extracted from the seeds of apricots. It is a very light oil with anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and antioxidant properties.

 

** The information listed on this page is for educational use only, and is not intended as medical advice. Many traditional uses and properties of herbs and oils have not been validated by the FDA. If you have any serious health concerns, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.**

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