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Apothecary Moves and Expands in Clintonville

Boline Apothecary, an herbal remedy and body care store, has a new location in the Clintonville neighborhood of Columbus. Owner and founder Lily Shahar Kunning saw an opportunity to move closer to peers Momentum 98, Wholly Craft, The Winemaker Shop, Colonial Candy and Global Gallery. “The new location puts us in the heart of “walkable” Clintonville and the local farmers’ ... Read More »

Practitioner Spotlight: The Reiki Center

Providing a Range of Therapies for Integrative Treatment by Susan Post Powerful work with a gentle touch. That is what is behind the Reiki sessions and other integrative therapies offered at The Reiki Center. Facility Director and Reiki Master Linda Haley has been helping clients heal for over 15 years. “I got into it the way most people probably do,” ... Read More »

Cell Phones and Router Microwaves Stress Plants

Evidence of the effects of wireless technologies on human health continues to be controversial, with agreement on results remaining illusive. Now a new study published in the Journal of Plant Physiology found that human-generated microwave pollution can potentially be stressful to plants. Researchers from Romania’s Estonian University of Life Sciences tested three common garden plants—parsley, celery and dill weed. They ... Read More »

Essential Oils for Summer

Healing Fragrances for Bites, Allergies and Sunburn by Kathleen Barnes A breath of sweet lavender oil can quickly reduce stress. A whiff of lemon oil can energize us. “Essential oils are not magic or folklore. There is solid science behind them,” says Elizabeth Jones, founder of the College of Botanical Healing Arts, in Santa Cruz, California. Here’s what happens after ... Read More »

Essential Oils Effective in Fighting Candida, MRSA

Essential oils show promise in preventing infections from the fungi Candida albicans and the bacteria methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), according to several recent studies. Romania’s Polytechnic University of Bucharest researchers found that topical application of the essential oils from Salvia officinalis (sage) and Anethum graveolens (dill) provided significant inhibition against the C. albicans fungi when compared with a standard antiseptic ... Read More »

Five Simple Steps to Improved Health

by Kelli Parrish, RN According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the United States has the most expensive medical system in the world. Most Americans take at least one medication, and the number of prescriptions only increases with age. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the average 65-year-old takes 14 different medications. Some healthcare providers prescribe medications that ... Read More »

Business Spotlight: Honest Concoctions

Creating Natural Products for the Modern Man by Susan Post People often forget that skin is the largest organ of our bodies. What we put “on” our bodies can have as much an effect on our health as what we put “in” it does. Reading the labels on everyday bath products from shampoo to deodorant, however, might leave us scratching ... Read More »

Farmers’ Market Fixture Settles in Storefront

In the past year, Lily Shahar Kunning has carved out a presence in several farmers’ markets under the Boline Apothecary name. On April 1 she opened a bricks-and-mortar facility in the Beechwold neighborhood of Columbus, near like-minded environmentally conscious store City Folk’s Farm Shop. Boline Apothecary offers herbal remedies, essential oils, local raw honey, flower essences and homeopathic medicine. Household ... Read More »

Make Your Own

All-Natural Cleaning Products by Lane Vail Americans use 35 million pounds of toxic household cleaning products annually. According to the Children’s Health Environmental Coalition, in Los Angeles, traces of cleaning chemicals can be found throughout the human body within seconds of exposure, posing risks like asthma, allergies, cancer, reproductive toxicity, hormone disruption, neurotoxicity and death. Equally sobering is the decades ... Read More »

Orange Oil Calms Kids in Dental Chairs

For centuries, aromatherapy using orange oil has been heralded in traditional herbalism for its ability to alleviate anxiety. Research published in the journal Advanced Biomedical Research now finds that aromatherapy using the same ingredient can significantly reduce a child’s anxiety at the dentist’s office. The study, conducted at the Iran’s Isfahan University of Medical Sciences and published in the peer-reviewed ... Read More »

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