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Ultimate Guide to Herbal Oils by Dr. Mercola

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Herbs not only add taste and texture to food, but are also abundant sources of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and unique medicinal properties. Certain herbs and spices can even help you maintain a healthy body weight, as they promote weight loss.

“Herbs” and “spices” are often used interchangeably; however there are differences between them. Herbs are obtained from the leaves of herbaceous or non-woody plants, and are used in larger amounts than spices. Spices, on the other hand, are obtained from roots, flowers, fruits, seeds or bark, and are usually used in smaller amounts than herbs because of their higher potency and stronger flavor.

Herbs come in various forms, including dried leaves and teas. But this site focuses on herbal oils, which you can make at home or purchase at health food stores. These oils have their own sets of uses and benefits, from food preparation to skin therapy and other practical uses. Herbal oils can be taken or used in different ways, such as for cooking and topical application. They can also be essential or infused.

Essential oils require a large quantity of plant material and need to be diluted before use because they are concentrated. Infused oils, on the other hand, use only a small amount of plant material and are used full-strength. Essential oils can be used in different ways, including aromatherapy, skin massage, adding them to bathwater, using them in a compress or burning them in a diffuser.

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