January 2017 FEATURED ARTICLES

How ‘Essential’ Are Essential Oils

By: Alyssa Elbogen

To understand essential oils, also known as volatile oils, we must first discuss herbal medicine.

Under the auspices of herbal medicine, the medicinal aspects of various plants (roots, berries, leaves, bark, etc.) are extracted and administered to respective patients. Usually, herbal medicine is administered in teas, tinctures, or capsules. Tinctures, the most well-known way of administering herbal medicine, may be extracts in a medium of alcohol, vinegar, ...(more)..

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