Ancient African Teachers

  • Material: Indigeous African Essential Oils
  • Brand: Ayla Love
25 CHF

Ancient African Teachers is a collection of Vynbos essential oils that are completely indigenous to Southern Africa and have been locally sourced in the The Garden Route. Their potent fragrances evoke a nostalgia for the motherland that goes beyond time and space and their medicinal qualities are diverse and vast.

The oils are lovingly wild harvested and steam distilled by local artisans at Essentially Knysna and blended with olive oil.

Three different oils are available:

Helichrysem Foetidum:

Meet the Yellow Everlasting. Its leaves aren't just greenery; they're nature's remedy for various ailments, especially festering wounds and influenza. They're also trusted by young girls to ease menstrual pains. Dive into the essential oil, and you'll find a potent mix of Sabinene and Viridifloral. Sabinene is also found in nutmeg, basil, marjoram, cloves, and cardamom. It's not just about adding flavor; it's about its therapeutic potential. From aromatherapy to aiding digestion, Sabinene wears many hats. It's been hailed for its anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and antibacterial powers. So, next time you're seeking a natural remedy or a flavorful twist in your dish, remember the Yellow Everlasting. It's not just a plant; it's a powerhouse of healing and flavor, straight from Mother Nature's garden.

Pelargonium Quercifolium:

The Royal Oak Leaf is an aromatic herb with a resinous scent. It is a natural stimulant. Every part of the plant carries astringent properties. Internally, it's used to tackle rheumatism, hypertension, and heart disease, offering a holistic approach to wellness. Freshly harvested, it brews into invigorating infusions. When bruised, its leaves release a warm, incense-like aroma, adding a touch of tranquility to any space.

Results of scientistific anaylsis reveal a remarkable composition, boasting 19-25% decanoic acid. This component, known for its role in perfumes and fruit flavors, also holds antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Additionally, the oil is rich in Germacrene D and Citronellic acid, the latter celebrated for its effectiveness as an insect repellent.

Pelargonium Tomentosem:

Cape Peppermint Geranium is packed with natural goodness. Containing Menthone and isomenthone, it brings respiratory relief, curbs appetite, boosts athletic performance, and aids digestion. Plus, it's enriched with Limonene, perfect for soothing chest ailments like bronchitis. Dive into its benefits – science-backed and ready to elevate your well-being
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