NEROLI is distilled from the flowers of the bitter orange tree and has a specificity for mature, dry devitalized skin, and loss of skin elasticity. Among the essential oils, Neroli is considered one of the "gold remedies." Anthroposophical science holds that gold harmonizes and balances polarities and is thought to guide the process of delivering vital constituents into the tissues.
In conventional aromatherapy, Neroli is said to be of potential benefit for: chronic anxiety, restlessness, overactive nervous system, disturbed Heart Shen (the Chinese concept of the heart-centered spirit), disconnection between mind and body, ungrounded, anxiety before public appearances, shock, irritability and tearfulness associated with menopause, low reaction threshold to stress, insomnia due to depression and/or anxiety. On the skin, Neroli oil can help to regenerate skin cells and is a rejuvenating oil useful to prevent scar tissue, promote a smoother skin, fighting stretch marks and broken capillaries.
Constituents: a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, a-terpinene, nerol, neryl acetate, farnesol, geraniol, linalool, nerolidol, linalyl acetate, methyl anthranilate and indole. Precautions: Neroli is non-sensitizing, non-irritant and non-phototoxic.
NETTLE comes from the dried Roman nettle plant. The plant is known for its tiny stinging hairs, and the spice adds an aggressive, biting flavor to foods. It is sacred to the Hindu god of fire, Agni, and the German thunder god, Thor. The tea is used as a blood tonic and detoxifying agent that also lowers blood sugar. The dry herb is a natural antihistamine and decongestant, and people suffering from arthritis rub it directly on inflamed joints for relief from pain.
Nettle increases urine output and increases the removal of uric acid. The diuretic action makes it useful in the treatment of edema, arthritis with swollen joints, and congestive heart disease. The root is indicated in BPH and uterine hemorrhages. Is specific for nervous eczema and will strengthen and support the whole body. Plays an important role in chronic and degenerative condition of the musculoskeletal system such as RA, OA, gout, joint pain and myalgia.
Constituents: Leaf: Acids (carbonic, caffeic, chlorogenic, formic, silicic, citric, fumaric, malic, oxalic, succinic), Amines (Ach, betain, choline, lecithin, histamine, serotonin), lignans, flavonoids (quercetin, kaempferol, and rutin), Nutrients (Vitamins A, B2, B5, C, K+, Ca+, silicon), chlorophylls a and b, dietary fiber & protein, nitrates, sterols, tannins, glucoquinones. Root: Polysaccharides, lectin, lignans, coumarins, triterpenes, sterols, tannins, phenolic acid
NIACIN-NICOTINAMIDE (Vitamin B3) Niacin or nicotinic acid causes flushing of the face. It is used to dilate blood vessels, to decrease blood pressure, reduce cholesterol and to increase circulation to the head, with acne and migraines. It is often used in cases of cold feet and hands. Vitamin B3 helps to maintain normal function on the gastrointestinal tract.
Sources: Brown rice, nuts, sunflower seeds, green leafy vegetables, seafoods, dairy products, mushrooms, chicken, pork, wheat germ.