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Cat enjoying Chamomile in the garden

Having horses for much of my life, I’m never without both German and Roman Chamomile essential oil and hydrosols. These are my go-to botanicals for aromatic first aid and wound cleaning/healing. I worked with a horse that came from a rescue situation. His hooves had been badly neglected and stunk so bad you could smell them feet away. The new caregivers tried everything and they were having good results with their farrier getting the hooves back into shape; however, the lingering bacterial and fungal mess was still a problem. The horse was also very tender-footed due to the lack of care and sensitive to touch of his body and hooves.

Cucumber (Cucumis sativus)

Cucumber, although treated as a vegetable, is a type of botanical berry or pepo and is comprised mostly of water, about 95%, along with 2 to 3% of the daily value of numerous vitamins and minerals, and a notable amount of Vitamin K at 16% of the daily value.4,5

Bee Landing on Rose by Savannah Rose

Plant–pollinator interactions are determined through floral scents and reward components by floral chemistry. Plants release organic volatile compounds which are secondary metabolites.  These fragrant compounds are then often extracted and used in aromatherapy as essential oils.  The purpose of these compounds serves multiple purposes for the plant, but flowers use them to entice pollinators for reproduction.

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