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Using Chamomile As an Ingredient in Skin Care Products

There are two plants known as chamomile. One is the German chamomile (Matricaria recutita), while the other is called the Roman, or English chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile). Generally, Herbalists consider German chamomile to be the stronger acting of the two. About 120 chemical constituents have been identified in chamomile as secondary metabolites, including 28 terpenoids, 36… Read More »

Essential Oil From Curry Leaf As an Ingredient in Insect Repellents

We use insect repellents to get rid of mosquitoes, cockroaches and so on. The widely used ingredient in those repellents is DEET (N, N-Diethyl-meta-Toluamide). It was proven to be very efficient in repelling insects. DEET being a synthetic chemical however, has some shortcomings. First and foremost, it is toxic. It may cause encephalopathy in children.… Read More »