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Oak Gall

  • Scientific Name : Qeurcus infectoria
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  • Benefits/Characteristics : Has antibacterial and anti-inflammation properties.
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Oak

  • Scientific Name : Quercus robar
  • History : 
  • Component : Actives are multiple tannins (12-16% of extract weight). Catechin tannins include monomeric and dimeric catechins, oligomeric proanthocyanidin and leucocyanidins. 
  • Benefits/Characteristics : Has anti-inflammation, antiviral, antihelminthic and antiphlogistic effects. Astringent. Has anti-inflammation properties.
  • Reported Precautions : Not recommended for bath products if open wounds or dermatitis. 
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Oat

  • Scientific Name : Avena Sativa
  • History : 
  • Component : Active compounes include oligosaccharides and polysaccharides beta-glucan, silicic acid, steroid saponins like avencoside, amino acids like avenic acid and flavonoids like vitexin, apigenin and tocotrienols. 
  • Benefits/Characteristics : Oat straw is the main component used for skin care. Has anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflammation properties. Helps alleviate dermatitis.
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Olive

  • Scientific Name : Olea europeaea
  • History : Greek medicine
  • Component : Active compounds include 56-83% oleic acid, 8-12 palmitic acid, 4-20% linoleic acid. Steroids like b-sitosterol and tocopherols are present. Extra virgin olive oil also has polar polyphenols (antioxidant and antiinflammatory function).
  • Benefits/Characteristics : Has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties
    Helps to alleviate burns, wounds, rosacea, psoriasis and nourish skin.
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  • Common Applications : Creams, oils, lotions. 
Onion
  • Scientific Name : Allium cepa
  • History : 
  • Component : Active compounds include allantoin, alliins like alkylcysteine sulphoxides, polysaccharides, accharose, flavonoids, steroid saponins. 
  • Benefits/Characteristics : Helps to reduce signs of scars,
    Protects and prevents infection. Helps alleviate antifungal, antibacterial properties. Rarely produces irritant reactions.
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  • Common Applications : Cream/ointment for scars, alopecia areata treatments. 
Oregon Grape
  • Scientific Name : Mahonia aquifolium
  • History : 
  • Component : Active compounds include isoquinoline alkaloids like berberine and oxyacanthine- both antibacterial, antihelmintic and immunostimulating.
  • Benefits/Characteristics : Helps alleviate psoriasis.
  • Reported Precautions : Can cause pruritis, irritation on skin.
  • Common Applications :  powder, cream, ointment.
Oriental Arborvitae
  • Scientific Name : Thuja orientalis
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  • Benefits/Characteristics : Helps alleviate alopecia.
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