The essence of a plant acts as a natural defense mechanism; it protects the plant from bacteria, fungi, pests, heat and cold. In fact, the essence of a plant actively participates in the plant's development. There are no two plants that smell exactly alike and the properties of each are unique, which is why the essential oils derived from these plants offer so many benefits.
Lemon pie, served to a spouse, will help strengthen fidelidy, and a slice of fresh lemon placed beneath a visitor's chair ensures that your friendship will last...
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Parts Used: rind of fruit
Source: expression of the outer part of the fresh peel of the fruit of the small evergreen tree native to Asia and eastern India. Most of the oil is produced in the Mediterranean region, especially Spain and Portugal. Some sources are extracted from the rind of the fruit grown in Brazil.
Neroli is mood uplifting; it boosts confidence, and helps to face emotional fear...
Parts Used: blossom
Source: steam distillation of the freshly picked fragrant white blossoms of the bitter orange; a small evergreen specimen native to the Far East. A solvent extraction is also available and is known as Orange Flower Absolute. Orange flower water is also produced as a by-product of the distillation process. Most of the oil is produced in Italy, Morocco and Egypt.
In Europe, the seeds are used for menstrual problems and to abort a fetus...
Parts Used: seed and husk
Source: steam (or water) distillation from 1. the dried worm-eaten nutmeg seed (the worms eat away all the starch and fat content) 2. the dried orange-brown aril or husk - mace 3. an oleoresin is also produced in small quantities by solvent extraction from the mace.
The oil from the rind is added to wood-care products to protect against insect damage...
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Parts Used: oil from peel of fruit
Source: expression of the fresh ripe peel of the fruit of the small evergreen tree native to the Far East. Inferior grade steam distilled oil, obtained from the fruit pulp, is also available. Most of the oil is produced in Italy, Tunisia, Morocco and France.