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According to the book “The Healing Herbs,” the use of therapeutic herbs for skin care is thought to date back to ancient Chinese physicians, who recognized the astringent and antibiotic properties of certain herbs nearly 5,000 years ago. Ayurvedic medicine practitioners have also used herbs to cleanse toxins from the body and promote youthful-looking, healthy skin for nearly 3,000 years. In addition, Native Americans used…
The rose has the distinction of being considered one of the most beautiful flowers in the world and to many, it alone holds this title. With innumerable poems, stories, paintings, legends, and myths associated with it; varied colors, incomparable fragrance, shapes, and sizes, the rose captivates us all. Part of the Rosaceae family, the essential oil of the rose is extracted from the petals by…
The term “Pampering” is no longer reserved just for women! Throughout this issue, within the articles and press releases presented to you, our reader, the evidence of such a fact is prevalent. According to the article, Understanding Male Skin, Dr. Claudia Aguirre points out that the “American consumers spent $4.8 billion on male grooming products in 2009, a figure that has doubled over the past…
Chocolate is derived from the cacao bean which is found in trees that can reach between 15 to 26 feet in height. Tracing back as early as 400 - 600 B.C., chocolate has a long standing history not only as a decadent food, indulged by many, but also as an ingredient used for medicinal purposes. In modern times, it is now known that the cacao…
According to the Oxford American Dictionary, stress is defined as a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances. As per this definition, it is easy to see why having stress in one's life could be debilitating. Therefore, individually we should each try to maintain a lifestyle that accommodates a stress-free environment and as professionals we should strive…