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ADD – (Attention Deficit Disorder) is a syndrome, usually diagnosed in childhood, characterized by a persistent pattern of impulsiveness, a short attention span, and often hyperactivity, and interfering especially with academic, occupational, and social performance.

ADHD – (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is a problem of not being able to focus, being overactive, not being able control behavior, or a combination of these.

Agrimony Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Algodao Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Allergen – a substance that causes an allergic reaction.

Allergies – an immune response or reaction to substances that are usually not harmful.

Allium Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Alzheimer’s disease – a degenerative brain disease of unknown cause that is the most common form of dementia, that usually starts in late middle age or in old age, that results in progressive memory loss, impaired thinking, disorientation, and changes in personality and mood, and that is marked histologically by the degeneration of brain neurons especially in the cerebral cortex and by the presence of neurofibrillary tangles and plaques containing beta-amyloid.

Amaryllis Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Amethyst gem elixir – see ingredients.

Ananuca Amarilla Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Anger – a strong feeling of displeasure and usually of antagonism.

Anxiety – apprehensive uneasiness or nervousness usually over an impending or anticipated ill : a state of being anxious.

Anxiety attack – an episode of mild to severe worry, distress, or fear that may last for hours or days, is typically preceded by a period of gradually increasing levels of fear and worry (such as that associated with a perceived stressor or threat), and that has symptoms (such as increased heart rate and shortness of breath) similar to but often less intense than those associated with a panic attack.

Anti-bacterial – destroying or inhibiting the growth of bacteria.

Antifungal – destroying or inhibiting the growth of fungi.

Antimicrobial – capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of disease-causing microorganisms.

Antiviral – destroying or inhibiting the growth and reproduction of viruses.

Antibiotic resistance – the ability of bacteria and other microorganisms to resist the effects of an antibiotic to which they were once sensitive.

Apathy – lack of feeling or emotion.

Aromatherapy –  the therapeutic use of plant-derived, aromatic essential oils to promote physical and psychological well-being.

Arthritis – inflammation of joints due to infectious, metabolic, or constitutional causes.

Asteraceae Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Asthma – a disorder that causes the airways of the lungs to swell and narrow, leading to wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing.

 

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Backache – a pain in the lower back.

Bacteria – are microscopic living organisms, usually one-celled, that can be found everywhere. They can be dangerous, such as when they cause infection, or beneficial as when found in the stomach or digestive system.

Bamboo Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Bambusa Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Barrel Cactus Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Basil essential oil – see ingredients.

Bach Flower Essences – Dr. Bach discovered 38 flower essences, each directed at a particular characteristic or emotional state.

Beech Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Bergamot essential oil – see ingredients.

Bitter orange essential oil – see ingredients.

Black Mold – is a type of mold commonly found in homes and it can be quite toxic to humans and animals bringing about serious health issues. It is scientifically referred to as Strachybotrys atra or Strachybotrys chartarum and is most often described as a greenish-black, slimy substance. Black mold can grow on paper, wood, and carpet and grows in areas where there is accumulating water or excessive moisture, such as bathrooms and basements.

Blastomycosis – an infectious disease caused by a yeast fungus (Blastomyces dermatitis) that affects especially the lungs and skin.

Blood orange essential oil – see ingredients.

Blues – low spirits.

Botanical remedies – remedies made solely from plants.

Botellita Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Brain fog – a usually temporary state of diminished mental capacity marked by an inability to concentrate or to think or reason clearly.

Brazilwood Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Breathe me – a line of personal use aromatherapy products used to improve physical and psychological health and well-being; made by Nectar Essences.

Breathe pure – a line of home and workplace products used to improve physical and psychological health and well-being; made by Nectar Essences.

Bronchitis – an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi (the larger and medium-sized airways that carry airflow from the trachea into the more distal parts of the lung parenchyma). Bronchitis can be divided into two categories: acute and chronic.

 

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Candida – a genus of yeasts. Many species are harmless commensals or endosymbionts of hosts including humans. But other species, or harmless species in the wrong location, can cause disease. Candida albicans can cause infections (candidiasis or thrush) in humans and other animals, especially in immunocompromised patients.

Cherry plum Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – (COPD) refers to a group of lung diseases that block airflow and make breathing difficult.

Cidreira Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Cistus essential oil – see ingredients.

Clary sage essential oil – see ingredients.

Clematis Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Clinical Aromatherapy – aromatherapy used by health care professions as an alternative or complement to pharmaceutical drugs to improve one’s physical and /or psychological health.

Clove essential oil – see ingredients.

Cold/Flu – any of several virus diseases marked especially by respiratory or intestinal symptoms

Coriander essential oil – see ingredients.

Cough – a sudden, sharp-sounding expulsion of air from the lungs acting as a protective mechanism to clear the air passages or as a symptom of pulmonary disturbance or a condition marked by repeated or frequent coughing.

Crab apple Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Crystal – quartz that is transparent or nearly so and that is either colorless or only slightly tinged

Crystal Healing – Crystal Healing is an ancient practice of using crystals as a stablizing element. Crystals emit an piezoelectric frequency that interacts with the human energy field bringing emotional, mental and physical balance.

 

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Decongest – to relieve nasal congestion.

Dementia – a usually progressive condition (such as Alzheimer’s disease) marked by the development of multiple cognitive deficits (such as memory impairment, aphasia, and the inability to plan and initiate complex behavior).

Deplete – to lessen markedly in quantity, content, power, or value.

Depression – a disturbance in mood, thought, and body characterized by varying degrees of sadness, disappointment, loneliness, hopelessness, self-doubt,  and guilt. Most people tend to feel depressed at one time or another; some people may experience these feelings more frequently or with deeper, more lasting effects.

Diamond gem elixir – see ingredients.

Diffuser – a device used to disperse essential oils into the air.

Digital Blanco Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Discouraged – to deprive of courage or confidence.

 

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Edward Bach – British Homeopath and Physician, Founder of Bach Flower Essences

E-Coli – Escherichia coli O157:H7 is an enterohemorrhagic strain of the bacterium Escherichia coli and a cause of illness through food. Infection may lead to hemorrhagic diarrhea, and to kidney failure. Transmission is via the fecal-oral route, and most illness has been through undercooked, contaminated ground beef or ground pork being eaten.

Elm Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Energy Medicine or Energetic Medicine – Any energetic or informational interaction with a biological system to bring back homeostasis in the organism. Types of energy medicine include: acupuncture, homeopathy, Reiki, Quantum Energetics, Flower Essences.

Essential oils – a liquid that is generally distilled (most frequently by steam or water) from the leaves, stems, flowers, bark, roots, or other elements of a plant.  Each essential oil has a different chemical composition affecting how it smells, how it is absorbed and how the body uses it.

Eucalyptus essential oil – see ingredients.

Exhaustion – the act or process of exhausting; the state of being exhausted.

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Fatigue – weariness or exhaustion from labor, exertion, or stress.

Fear – an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger.

Fibromyalgia – a chronic disorder characterized by widespread pain, tenderness, and stiffness of muscles and associated connective tissue structures that is typically accompanied by fatigue, headache, and sleep disturbances.

Fire opal gem elixir – see ingredients.

Flower Essences – flower essences are used in a form of energy medicine that focuses on the emotional and spiritual imbalances that can develop into physical ailments. Flower essences are produced from the buds of flowers, plants and trees, which are infused in water. The result is a therapeutic component that captures the energy of the transformation that occurs in the plant when it blossoms.

The medicinal peoples of many cultures have used flower essences since ancient times, but only in the past 80 years or so, have they become more widely known.  This is due to Dr. Edward Bach, a British physician who in the 1930s observed how emotional stress often was the root cause of certain physical complaints.

Since then, it has become well established that the mind and body interact – and if the mind is not in a harmonious state, the results can start to manifest physically. Certain flower essences have been found to capitalize on that connection, by helping to alleviate or minimize a predominant emotion that is driving a mind-body imbalance.

Forgetfulness – a state characterized by negligent failure to remember. 

Foxgloves Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Fragrance – a pleasant, sweet smell.

Fragrance oil – fake or synthetically produced scent derived from petroleum.

Full Spectrum Healing – the concept that healing is multi-dimensional and addresses the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies, allowing self-transformation and physical well-being in a new paradigm of healing.

 

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GC-MS testing – (gas chromatography–mass spectrometry) is a method that combines the features of gas-liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry to identify different substances within a test sample. GC-MS has been widely heralded as a “gold standard” for substance identification because it is used to perform a specific test that positively identifies the actual presence of a particular substance in a given sample.

Germ – a microorganism, esp. one that causes disease.

Gem Elixir – aka crystal essences or crystal waters. Gem elixirs are the vibrational energies of a crystal put into water, used for healing.

Gemfleur – an vibrational aromatherapy line made for self-healers, including organic essential oils, gem elixirs and flower essences; made by Nectar Essences

Giant Rhubarb Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Globe amaranth Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Gloxinia Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Gold gem elixir – see ingredients.

Gorse Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Gram-negative bacteria – relating to a group of bacteria that do not change color when subjected to the laboratory staining method known as Gram’s method or Gram’s stain. Gram-negative bacteria have relatively thin cell walls and are generally resistant to the effects of antibiotics or the actions of the body’s immune cells. Gram-negative bacteria include E. coli and the bacteria that cause gonorrhea, typhoid fever, rickettsial fever, cholera, syphilis, plague, and Lyme disease.

Gram-positive bacteria – relating to a group of bacteria that turn a violet color when subjected to a laboratory staining method known as Gram’s method. Gram-positive bacteria have relatively thick cell walls and are generally sensitive to the destructive effects of antibiotics or the actions of the body’s immune cells.

Grapefruit essential oil – see ingredients.

Grevíllea Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Grief – deep and poignant distress caused by or as if by bereavement.

 

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Hardship – something that causes or entails suffering or privation.

Headachepain in the head.

Healing – more than just the removal of symptoms, healing implies disrupting the core cause of dis-ease. and a return to wholeness of mind, body and spirit.

Health – the state of physical and emotional well-being, free from disease.

Herpes simplex virus1 and 2 (HSV-1 and HSV-2), also known as Human herpes virus 1 and 2 (HHV-1 and -2), are two members of the herpesvirus family, Herpesviridae, that infect humans.[1] Both HSV-1 (which produces most cold sores) and HSV-2 (which produces most genital herpes) are ubiquitous and contagi. They can be spread when an infected person is producing and shedding the virus.

Histoplasmosis – a respiratory disease with symptoms like those of influenza that is caused by a fungus (Histoplasma capsulatum) and is marked by benign involvement of lymph nodes of the trachea and bronchi or by severe progressive generalized involvement of the lymph nodes and tissues (as of the liver or spleen) rich in macrophages.

HIV – either of two retroviruses that infect and destroy helper T cells of the immune system causing the marked reduction in their numbers that is diagnostic of AIDS.

Holly Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Honeysuckle Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Hormones – are messengers that our body’s cells, tissues, and organs use as a means to communicate with each other.

Hormone imbalance – when the chemical messengers which regulate our body’s systems are no longer functioning properly.

Hornbeam Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a virus that causes respiratory tract infections. It is a major cause of lower respiratory tract infections and hospital visits during infancy and childhood.

Hypervigilance – extreme or excessive vigilance. The state of being highly or abnormally alert to potential danger or threat.

 

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Impatiens Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Immune system – a collection of organs, cells and tissues that work together to protect your body from disease caused mostly by pathogens (bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi).

Immunity – the ability of an organism to resist disease.

Inflammation – a local response to cellular injury that is marked by capillary dilatation, leukocytic infiltration, redness, heat, and pain and that serves as a mechanism initiating the elimination of noxious agents and of damaged tissue.

Inhalation – the act of breathing in air or vapors.

Insomnia – chronic inability to fall asleep or remain asleep for an adequate length of time.

Irritability – the quality or state of being irritable: such as quick excitability to annoyance, impatience, or anger or abnormal or excessive excitability of an organ or part of the body.

 

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Jasmine essential oil – see ingredients.

Jasmine Madagascar Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Jet lag – a temporary disruption of bodily rhythms giving a general feeling of fatigue and disorientation.  This is often experienced by travellers who cross several time zones in a relatively few hours.

 

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Kahili Flower Flower Essence – see ingredients.

King’s lily Flower Essence – see ingredients.

 

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Lapis Lazuli gem elixir – see ingredients.

Lavender essential oil – see ingredients.

Lemon essential oil – see ingredients.

Lemon balm Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Lemongrass essential oil – see ingredients.

Lirio Real Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Listless – characterized by lack of interest, energy, or spirit.

Loss – the harm or privation resulting from loss or separation.

 

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Magnolia Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Malaise – an indefinite feeling of debility or lack of health often indicative of or accompanying the onset of an illness.

Mangifera Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Mango Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Massage – the rubbing or kneading of parts of the body especially to aid circulation, or to relax the muscles.

Medical Aromatherapy – aromatherapy used by health care professions as an alternative or complement to pharmaceutical drugs.

Memory loss – loss of memory due usually to brain injury, shock, fatigue, repression, or illness.

Menopause – the natural cessation of menstruation that usually occurs between the ages of 45 and 55. Also, the period during which such cessation occurs (called also climacteric).

Mexican cotton Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Milenrama Blanca Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Mimosinha Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Mimulus Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Mitre Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Mold – a superficial often woolly growth produced especially on damp or decaying organic matter or on living organisms by a fungus (as of the order Mucorales).

Moonstone, rainbow gem elixir – see ingredients.

MRSA – Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus- a bacterium responsible for several difficult to treat infections in humans.  It is especially troublesome in hospitals, prisons and nursing homes, where patients with open wounds, invasive devices, and weakened immune systems are at greater risk of infection then the general public.

Mustard Flower Essence – see ingredients.

 

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Nalca Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Natural disaster – a sudden and terrible event in nature (such as a hurricane, tornado, or flood) that usually results in serious damage and many deaths.

Nausea – a stomach distress with distaste for food and an urge to vomit.

Nightmare – a frightening dream that usually awakens the sleeper.

 

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Oak Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Ocotillo Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Olive Flower Essence – see ingredients.

On guard – defensively watchful.

Orange essential oil – see ingredients.

Oregano essential oil – see ingredients.

Organic – natural chemical compounds found in nature, void of any synthetic substances.

Orosne Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Over-eating – to eat to excess.

Overwhelm – to trouble mentally or emotionally.

 

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Pain – a localized or generalized unpleasant bodily sensation or complex of sensations that causes mild to severe physical discomfort and emotional distress and typically results from bodily disorder (such as injury or disease).

Palmarosa essential oil – see ingredients.

Palo santo essential oil – see ingredients.

Panic – a sudden overpowering fright.

Parabens – a class of chemicals widely used as preservatives by the cosmetic, pharmaceutical and food industries.

Parkinson’s disease –  a chronic progressive neurological disease chiefly of later life that is linked to decreased dopamine production in the substantia nigra and is marked especially by tremor of resting muscles, rigidity, slowness of movement, impaired balance, and a shuffling gait.

Patchouli essential oil – see ingredients.

Pathogen – a bacterium, virus, or other microorganism that can cause disease.

Pau Brasil Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Pepper Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Peppermint essential oil – see ingredients.

Perpetua Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Petitgrain sur fleurs essential oil – see ingredients.

Piezoelectricity – Piezoelectricity is the electric charge that accumulates in certain solid materials (such as crystals, certain ceramics, and biological matter such as bone, DNA and various proteins)[1] in response to applied mechanical stress.

Pink peppercorn essential oil – see ingredients.

Piper Flower Essence – see ingredients.

PMS – a varying group of symptoms manifested by some women prior to menstruation that may include emotional instability, irritability, insomnia, fatigue, anxiety, depression, headache, edema, and abdominal pain.

Pneumonia – an acute disease that is marked by inflammation of lung tissue accompanied by infiltration of alveoli and often bronchioles with white blood cells (such as neutrophils) and fibrinous exudate, is characterized by fever, chills, cough, difficulty in breathing, fatigue, chest pain, and reduced lung expansion, and is typically caused by an infectious agent (such as a bacterium, virus, or fungus).

Poor sleep – not able to sleep enough.

Postpartum – occurring in or being the period following childbirth. 

PTSD – post-traumatic stress disorder.

 

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Red Mandarin essential oil – see ingredients.

Rheumatoid arthritis – a usually chronic autoimmune disease that is characterized especially by pain, stiffness, inflammation, swelling, and sometimes destruction of joints.

Rhinitis – inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nose.

Rock rose Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Rock water Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Rosemary essential oil – see ingredients.

Rose quartz gem elixir – see ingredients.

Rosita Amarilla Flower Essence – see ingredients.

 

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SAD – seasonal affective disorder.

Sadness – affected with or expressive of grief or unhappiness.

Sage essential oil – see ingredients.

San Pedro Cactus Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Säo Miguel Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Self-healer – a person who is actively participating in self-care and wellness.

Shock – a sudden or violent mental or emotional disturbance.

Silver fir essential oil – see ingredients.

Sleeplessness – not able to sleep.

Spearmint essential oil – see ingredients.

Star Anise essential oil – see ingredients.

Star of Bethlehem Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Stomachache – pain in or in the region of the stomach.

Stress – a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.

Subtle energy – any energy that is not one of the four forces of nature: weak force, strong force, electromagnetic force and gravitational force. Chi, mana, cosmic energy, spiritual energy, vibrational energy, consciousness, qi and prana are various words that describe subtle energy.

Sunflower oil – high oleic acid oil expressed from the seed of the sunflower (helianthus annuus).

Sustainability – a method of harvesting so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged.

Sweet chestnut Flower Essence – see ingredients.

 

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Tension – inner striving, unrest, or imbalance often with physiological indication of emotion.

Therapeutic benefit – a therapeutic effect that’s a consequence of a medical treatment of any kind, the results of which are judged to be desirable and beneficial.

Thyme essential oil – see ingredients.

TMJ – temporomandibular joint.

Topical application – to apply to the surface of a body part.

Tourmaline, black gem elixir – see ingredients.

Turquoise gem elixir – see ingredients.

 

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USDA organic -100% USDA certified organic products must be made with 100% organic ingredients.

 

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Varus Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Verbena Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Vetiver essential oil – see ingredients.

Vermarine gem elixir – see ingredients.

Vibrational Healing – Dr. Richard Gerber defines vibrational medicine as “an evolving viewpoint of health and illness that takes into account the many forms and frequencies of vibrating energy (like atoms) that contribute to the multi-dimensional human energy system,”. Vibrational medicine is used to describe a variety of living remedies, and is based on the principle of healing using the living energy within something, such as crystals, plants, sunlight and food. Acupuncture, homeopathy, and sound therapy are also forms of vibrational medicine. also see Energy Medicine.

Violeta Amarilla Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Virus – the causative agent of an infectious disease.

 

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Walnut Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Well-being – the state of being healthy and happy.

West Nile Virus – a mosquito-borne zoonotic arbovirus belonging to the genus flavivirus in the Flaviviridae.

Wildcrafted – the practice of collecting medicinally beneficial plants directly from their natural habitat as opposed to cultivating them in a greenhouse or on a farm.

White chestnut Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Wild oat Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Wild rose Flower Essence – see ingredients.

 

Y

 

Yarrow Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Yellow violet Flower Essence – see ingredients.

Ylang ylang essential oil – see ingredients