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General Herbal Knowledge

When to use whole parts verses essential oils

Posted by Angie Pascale on

When to Use Whole Parts Verses Essential Oils By Coco Pile There are a variety of ways to use plants for health promotion and body care. You have the option of using the plant’s whole parts, such as the leaves, roots, flowers, and berries; or you can use plant extractions such as essential oils and absolutes. When considering making herbal remedies or products for ingestion, such as tinctures, teas, or honey infusions, it is safest to use whole plant parts. In lavender’s case, you would most likely use the flowers. This practice is more beneficial because the infusion will be...

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