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Lady's Mantle

  • Scientific Name : Alchemilla vulgaris
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  • Benefits/Characteristics : Has anti-inflammation properties
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Lavender

  • Scientific Name : Lavandula angustifolia, lavandula officinalis
  • History : Lavandula angustifolia- used by British for balneotherapy.
    Lavandula officinalis- used by ancient Greeks for fragrance.
  • Component : Active compounds include tannins which are 13% of weight extract, volatile oils like linalool and linoyl acetate make up 905, hydroxycoumarins like umbelliferone, caffeic acids including rosmaric acid, flavonoids, triterpenoids are active molecules.
  • Benefits/Characteristics : Has antimicrobial and antiphlogistic properties.
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  • Common Applications : General skin care products.

Labrador Tea

  • Scientific Name : Ledum latifolium
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  • Benefits/Characteristics : Has anti-inflammation properties.
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Lemon Balm

  • Scientific Name : Melissa officinalis
  • History : 
  • Component : Active compounds are volatile oils like citronellal, glycosides, caffeic acids like rosmaric acid, triperpene acids like ursolic acid, and flavonoids like cynaroside.
  • Benefits/Characteristics : Has antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant, anti-homonal properties.
  • Reported Precautions : Skin irritation.
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Licorice
  • Scientific Name : Glycyrrhiza glabra, Glycyrrhiza uralensis
  • History : Used in Asian and Ayurveda medicines 
  • Component : Actives: triterpene saponins (glycyrrhizis at 3-15%), flavonoids including licoricidin, isoflavones (glabridin) hyroxycoumarins, including glycycoumarin, cumestans (glycynol), sterols (beta-sitosterol) and volatile oils including eugenol.
  • Benefits/Characteristics : Brightens skin, heals skin. Has anti-estrogenic, antistaphylococcal, antiprotozoal, anti-fungal, anti-yeast, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiplatelet properties . Glabradin is anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and limits tryosinase reducing UVB-induced erythema and pigmentation. Helps alleviate dermatitis.
  • Reported Precautions : Not recommended during pregnancy, lactation.
  • Common Applications : Creams, eye creams, masks.

Linden

  • Scientific Name : Tilia cordata
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  • Benefits/Characteristics : Has antibacterial properties
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Lycium Bark
  • Scientific Name : Lycium chinense
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  • Benefits/Characteristics : Has anti-inflammation properties.
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