Essential oils as medicines

This is the editorial comment in Medicinal & Aromatic Plants, Vol. 1 issue 1 2012. The editor is Paul Schnitzler,  Department of Infectious Diseases, University of Heidelberg Medical School, Germany. “Plants produce primary and secondary metabolites, which have been exploited by humans for many different beneficial purposes. Many secondary plant metabolites, e.g. terpenes, terpenoids, alkaloidsContinue reading “Essential oils as medicines”

TIME FOR HEALING and we’re a lot stronger than we think

Healing takes time, yes but we don’t allow for time. We try to cut time with the help of different interventions such as medication, operation, pain-killers…Anything to speed up the process, preferably without pain. We believe ourselves to be weak and fragile, susceptible to any disease or accident. If this were the case we, asContinue reading “TIME FOR HEALING and we’re a lot stronger than we think”

ARTEMISIA HERBA ALBA, white wormwood

There are many different species of Artemisia (200-400), the most commonly known are Mugwort, Sagebrush, Wormwood, Tarragon. Most artemisia-species are high in ketones, which are neurotoxic and should not be used in aromatherapy at all, so make sure that you have the right one; Always check the latin name. Artemisias belong to the family Asteraceae,Continue reading “ARTEMISIA HERBA ALBA, white wormwood”

There is a Right Place for everybody

I am Swedish, my papers say so and my parents are Swedish. I was born in Japan and lived there until I was seven years old when we moved to Sweden. I felt Japanese and considered Japan my home. My “mother” was my Japanese nanny whom I loved dearly , she was my “safe place”.Continue reading “There is a Right Place for everybody”