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Muget Des Bois: A Healing Victory

Known by its other name as Lily of the Valley or May Lily, muget des bois is an English plant used commonly as a perfume. Since the discovery of its virtues in aromatherapy, the use of muget des bois for healing has been increasingly widespread.

Ginseng: Root of Immortality

Translated to mean man root in Chinese, the name ginseng premises on the belief that the roots, with their attached limbs, resemble a human being. Due to its perceived kinship with the gods, the Chinese named it the root of immortality.


Remember the last Dumpling Festival? Did your mother or grandmother hang a pair of small bundle of sweet-scented grass in the morning on top of the door? Did they claim that the grass has the power to dispel evil when you use the water boiled with the leave for bathing? Did you remember the distinct, unmistakable lemon-like fragrance that left you feeling very invigorated? That leaf is none other than Citronnelle.Description of CitronnelleLike lemongrass and rosemary, citronnelle also belongs to the grass family, which is rich in essential oil.

Neroli: The Fragrance that Exudes Contentment

One whiff of this unique fragrance will be enough to make anyone feel immensely contented. Particularly effective for insomnia and depression, it lingers in the air, leaving a sweet exquisite scent behind.

Bois De Santal: The Source of Tranquility

The near extinct bois de santal has a sensual and exotic scent that gives an elevating experience for those who use it. The oil extraction process of the sandalwood is lengthy; the tree has to be about 30 years old before the process can take place.

Hinoki: Natural Essences in Abundance

Living in a hectic urban landscape, do you look forward to a return to nature, where the richness of plant essences can soothe your fatigued spirit? With the refreshing fragrance of hinoki, an ancient plant that emanates a rich store of natural energy, you would feel immersed in an oasis of comfort even in the midst of the urban jungle.HistoryHinoki is rich in ancient history.

Herbe Fraiche Essential Oil : A Combination of Forest Essences

Herb Fraiche essential oil is derived from essential oils complex blended from plant substances such as pine, thyme and mint. The refreshing plant fragrance induces a calming effect and relieves fatigue after a long day.

Green Bamboo: Strength in Flexibility

Those who have watched the movie "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" would be familiar with the imagery of bamboo: flexible yet firm, delicate yet strong. These unique qualities make the bamboo fit snugly into ancient Chinese philosophy and endow the health benefits of the bamboo with an air of wisdom and grace.

Fun is a Powerful Alternative Medicine - Just Dont Confuse it with Funny

You're familiar with the phrase, "there's the rub," meaning "there lies the difficulty"? It's usually used to describe a stumbling block in your path or the central dilemma. But while it's associated with Hamlet, did you know that this phrase was not coined by Shakespeare? I'll finish this thought in a moment.

You Don't Have to Live With Stiff Neck Pain

Getting quality sleep has, for many, become an elusive goal in the modern day. We work longer hours, take less time off, and try to overcompensate by micromanaging what little free time is available to in order to enjoy all facets of our lives.

Foam Pillows are Changing the way the World Sleeps

For countless people worldwide, getting a good night's sleep on a regular basis is an elusive, if not almost impossible, goal. The causes for this malady are numerous, and could consist of overwork, stress, pain, a sleep disorder, and the list goes on.

Beating Your Neck, Back and Shoulder Pain

Suffering from neck, back and shoulder pain? If you are, you're in good company. Millions of people wake up every morning and endure every day experiencing pain in their necks, backs and shoulders.

Quit Smoking

Consider this:Already since 1972, over 60 million people in the USA alone have successfully quit smoking!At one stage over 60% of the adult population was addicted to this drug. Today it is 28% and dropping.

Flu Vaccine Hysteria

Last week the media circus surrounding the flu vaccine reached a crescendo.Half of all the flu vaccine supply is not available this year!Why? Because the British company that supplies half of the U.

Whipped Shea Butter & Its Many Uses

Shea butter, also referred to as karite, which means "life" has been used across the African continent for centuries. It hails from Central and Western Africa.

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Baltimore Sun

Alternative Fact of the Week: Stick to the truth about gun violence; it's bad enough without embellishment
Baltimore Sun
As impressive as the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have been in calling attention to the issue of gun violence — and as much as their upcoming protest, “March For Our Lives” in Washington is likely to draw considerable attention to ...

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The Guardian

Mosques launch anti-radicalisation scheme as alternative to Prevent
The Guardian
East London Mosque worshippers gathering to remember victims of the Manchester terror attack in May last year. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images. An anti-radicalisation programme billed as an alternative to the government's much-maligned Prevent ...

Washington Post

Republicans seek alternative to 'Nazi' candidate after he secures ...
Washington Post
Arthur Jones will be on the ballot as the GOP candidate to unseat Daniel Lipinski in Illinois' 3rd Congressional District.
Republicans seek alternative to 'Nazi' candidate, after he secures nominationSFGate

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Leaving Facebook: What are the alternatives?
At this point, there is no real alternative to the site in every respect; no greener pastures to speak of. Many community organisers, minority groups and isolated individuals use the platform as a lifeline. Its thousands of groups and 2.2bn users allow ...

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The Hill

Bring back the alternative fiscal scenario to restore fiscal sanity
The Hill
The CBO's alternative fiscal scenario improves on the baseline budget score by incorporating more realistic and likely assumptions that paint a more complete picture of the long run fiscal situation. It makes the simple assumption, based on past ...

The Independent

We need a nationalised alternative to Facebook – and the BBC could provide the answer
The Independent
This week there have been a series of reports, claims and counterclaims about the strategic communications company Cambridge Analytica. As is often the case with such scandals, there are, at the heart of the story, some fairly narrow questions as to ...

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The State Journal-Register

GOP seeks alternative to Illinois 'Nazi' candidate after he secures nomination
The State Journal-Register
Republicans, looking to mitigate the embarrassment of a neo-Nazi grabbing the party's nomination in an Illinois congressional race, are considering an independent or write-in campaign for an alternative candidate. “Arthur Jones is not a real Republican ...
Denounced by His Party as a Nazi, Arthur Jones Wins Illinois GOP Congressional PrimaryNew York Times
Holocaust denier is officially the GOP nominee in Chicago-area House raceCNN
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The Globe and Mail

What to know if you're considering a mortgage from an alternative lender
The Globe and Mail
Samantha Brookes has been warning Canadians to take a close look at the clauses in their mortgage contracts for years, but her refrain has become a bit more prevalent in recent months. Since the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions ...

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Greentech Media

US Rejects EU Solar Tariff Alternative at the WTO | Greentech Media
Greentech Media
Washington's rejection of the EU request opens the door for retaliatory measures, although both parties agreed to “monitor the impact of the measures on trade flows” and to continue trade discussions.

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Winona Daily News

THROWBACK THURSDAY: In 1974, alternative education was up and running at Riverhaven
Winona Daily News
Mrs. Marvin O'Grady, president of Riverhaven's board of administration and a full-time certified teacher at the school, recalls that the transition from informal discussions to serious consideration of the establishment of an alternative school began ...

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