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Lavender oil has potent antifungal effect

by Andrea Butje on June 4, 2012

I found this article on Kashmir Lavender‘s Facebook page, and wanted to share it! Photographer: Valter Jacinto “Lavender oil could be used to combat the increasing incidence of antifungal-resistant infections, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology. The essential oil shows a potent antifungal effect against strains of fungi responsible for […]

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A Great Gentle Lemongrass Chemotype

by Andrea on October 8, 2010

I love Lemongrass, Cymbopogon citratus. The thing is, it can be skin irritating. I use it carefully, being sure to dilute it well. One great quality of Lemongrass is that it’s anti-fungal, due to the high levels of citral (neral and geranial). Sometimes I choose to use Geranium, Pelargonium graveolens, instead–its geraniol content is anti-fungal, […]

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