Eastern Medicine

Ingredient Feature: Clary Sage

Benefits of Clary Sage

Learn more about the benefits of clary sage as an essential oil. Clary sage. It sounds like the name of some quirky yet plucky bohemian hippie heroine in a popular young adult novel, right? It should be, if it’s not already. But clary sage is actually an attractive flowering herb that originated in the Mediterranean…

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Ingredient Feature: The History of Frankincense

Frankincense

Frankincense may seem like an odd gift choice for a brand new baby, but according to the New Testament, that’s what one of the wise men chose to bring when welcoming newborn Jesus. What was the purpose or meaning behind this gift of the magi? What uses does frankincense have in our modern world? Learn…

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Get Well: Essential Oils to Relieve Cold Symptoms

Essential oils to relieve cold symptoms

Essential oils are an effective method to help relieve cold symptoms. Using essential oils to relieve cold symptoms has been practiced throughout history as part of plant medicine. Cold and flu season is creeping back around, and there’s nothing quite like a runny nose, stuffy head, and body aches to make you desperate for relief…

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How Aromatherapy Helps Anxiety and Depression

Essential oils can help ease anxiety or depression.

Essential oils help relieve symptoms of anxiety and depression while elevating your mood. Aromatherapy has been used throughout the ages, for everything from religious rituals to fighting the bubonic plague. It’s purported to have many therapeutic properties, including the ability to reduce stress and elevate your mood – making it an ideal tool to have…

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As Old as Thyme: The History of Essential Oils

There's a lot to learn about the history of essential oils

Essential oils have been used throughout history to promote wellness. Plants have been known for their healing properties since the prehistoric era, and have been widely used in everything from magic to medicine. The purported benefits of herbal medicine have withstood the test of time, and many of the same ingredients employed throughout history are…

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Get Sexy: Essential Oils for Sensuality

Essential oils have been used in romance since ancient times.

Add a little aromatherapy to your romantic endeavors to spice up your love life. Essential oils and sensuality have been connected since ancient times. From plant-based aphrodisiacs to perfumed ointments, aromatherapy has been used around the world and throughout the ages to engage the senses, heighten awareness, ease tension, and contribute to an atmosphere of…

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Meditation Matters: Start a Meditation Practice

Meditation has positive effects on your mind and your body.

Meditation changes the actual structure of your brain for the better. Learn how to incorporate this ancient practice into your daily routine. As meditation increases in popularity, its list of verifiable physical and emotional benefits continues to grow. A report from the 2017 National Health Interview Survey revealed that its use by adults in the…

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Eastern Holistic Medicine in the Modern Age

KININ experiences eastern medicine first hand with a trip to Vietnam

Eastern Holistic Medicine in the Modern Age: The Rise of Natural Traditional Healing in Modern Culture Regardless of your stance on the prevailing debate of modern vs. holistic medicine, it can’t be argued that humans are opening themselves up more readily to the healing remedies that holistic medicines and ancient traditions are providing in the…

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KININ – What’s in a name?

Fall in love with your favorite blend

The name “KININ” actually has dual meaning. On one hand, a “KININ” is a gold seal or stamp that Chinese Emperor Guangwu (Later Han Dynasty) presented to a the king of the Nakoku kingdom in the Yayoi Era (400BC – 250AD) as a part of what is referred to as “the great cultural exchange” between…

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