Rose – Making A Myth Our Fragrant Reality

Mankind has given to the Rose the name ‘Queen of the Flowers’ – and this is certainly not a misnomer… Rose, this wonderful floral being has always – and particularly since the beginning of historical writing – held a particular fascination in the awareness of mankind. It inspired men of so many cultures to create countless stories, myths, legends, fairy tales, ballads etc. Musicians didn’t get tired to praise its beauty in immortal melodies, painters presented their enchantment in works of art and poets captured their enthusiasm in heart-rending poetry. Throughout times Rose symbolized love – but since the Rose…

Black Cumin – One of the Most Successful Natural Remedies of the Past Decade

Black Cumin or with its Latin name Nigella Sativa belongs to the crowfoot plant family (Ranunculaceae). In Arabic the plant is named Habbah-al baraka which means ‘seed of blessing’, often also called “the miracle herb from heaven”. This high reputation explains why Black Cumin has an almost four thousand years old history in the Orient. Berbers and Egyptian priests are said to have used the spice, the carrier oil and even the essential oil as a vitality drug and as a love spell. And the beautiful Egyptian Pharao queen Nofretete used it for the legendary beauty of her skin. Black…

Vetiver – The Golden Root of Mother Earth

This herbal grass with its Latin name Vetiveria zizanoides is a strong, resistant and aromatic plant native to south India, China, Indonesia and Sri Lanka, today also grown in Réunion, the Philippines, the Comoro Islands, Japan, West Africa and Latin America. Vetiver is a perennial plant with a straight stem, a plentiful network of underground roots – and it can reach a height as tall as a man. The aromatic fragrance of the roots have been favoured by people since antiquity. Vetiver was and still is used it to keep away vermin from their domestic animals. And the filaments of…