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Know your plant medicine: Exploring essential oils - Spring 2017

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Wed, 2/8/2017
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Begins at 12:00 PM

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  • 217-265-5016

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Speaker(s): Dr. Bernadette Montanari, Visiting Scholar, Geography & Geographic InfoSci, UIUC

Do you like using essential oils? What do you know about essential oils? Essential oils (EO) derived from aromatic substances have been used extensively throughout history. Knowledgeable sources reveal that the early utilization of aromatic ingredients goes back to 40 000 years ago. These were used by aboriginal tribes living in extreme changing conditions and difficult living environments.

This presentation will explore some basic information about essential oils. It will explore some brief historical facts, plant environment and the source of essential oils, some therapeutic properties and basic chemical constituents behind these actions. It will further explore the criteria that contribute to a good essential oil when buying a product in a lucrative market.

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Cost: Free and open to the public.

Contact(s): Terri Gitler

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