Alchemica Botanica Bo He

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Bo He essential oil is steam distilled and provides the pungent, aromatic and cool properties of mint associated with the lung and liver meridians. It is expansive immediately, stimulating and cooling, and opening nasal passages, brightening eyes and lifting mood. Used in particular to expel wind heat and remove liver Qi stagnation. And like all essential oils it is easy to use, fast acting and cost effective

Common Uses
* To drive out wind-heat, clear eyes, head, and throat. For common cold due to wind and heat with symptoms such as headache, cough, sore throat, and red eyes.
* To enable the flow of liver Qi and relax the emotions.
* For constrained Liver Qi patterns with pressure in chest and flanks, gynecological problems, and unstable emotions.
* To relieve itching
* Blended with Bo He and Chuan Xiong and applied locally for headache.

Dilution: 2-8% (test for sensitivity with higher dilutions)

Major known chemical constituents: menthol (30.70%), menthone (27.08%), limonine cineol

Available in 5ml bottles
Alchemica Botanica was started by Evelyn Robert, L.Ac. It grew out of her deep respect for Chinese medicinal herbs developed over more than 30 years as a TCM practitioner - and chiefly inspired by Daoist Master Dr. Jeffrey Yuen whose teaching on the use of essential oils in TCM has guided practitioners into new dimensions of treatment.

From the beginning Evelyn’s search for reputable extractors in China and testing oils has been a slow but important process. She began visiting large and small extractors, distillers, and perfumers who were enthusiastic and dedicated to producing high quality essential oils from the finest authentic herbs. Her suppliers gradually fell into place – among them a factory/plantation using CO2 extraction in Guangdong Province, a small family-run steam distillery in Jiangxi Province, and a large distillery in southern China focusing on the Chrysanthemum scent.

In the end Evelyn’s persistence paid off. Alchemica Botanica TCM Essential Oils became the first line of essential oils dedicated purely to traditional Chinese herbs and substances, intended for therapeutic use in acupuncture and Chinese medicine in general. It fills a void in currently available essential oils by providing practitioners and their patients with authentic Chinese medicinal herb essences that are easy to use, fast acting and cost effective.
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