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Sun 2 Sep 2012
IF you suffer from acne, you have no doubt been tempted to blitz blemishes with chemicals. Or you might have scrubbed at your skin with abrasive...

Sun 2 Sep 2012
Origins and History: Tea tree oil is an essential oil produced by steam distillation of the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, a plant native to...

Wed 21 Dec 2011
It would not be Christmas without a bit of gold, frankincense and myrrh. But it seems there is a danger that supplies of frankincense might have...

Wed 28 Oct 2009
An extract found in the bright yellow curry spice turmeric can kill off cancer cells, scientists have shown. The chemical - curcumin - has long been...

Thu 1 Feb 2007
Using lavender and tea tree oil products can cause young boys to develop breast tissue, a study finds. Gynaecomastia is rare, and there is often no...

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