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Plumeria, Plumeria

Clinical Herbalist Reviewed on January 30, 2013 by Paulina Nelega, RH

Nothing speaks of “tropical” quite like the exotic beauty and intoxicating fragrance of Plumeria (Frangipani). What is especially unique about this flower’s exquisite scent is that it is continuously being released by the plant’s metabolism, not made or stored as an essential oil (which most plant fragrance molecules are).

As so eloquently described by one famed aromatherapist, it is as though its fragrance were “the breath of the living plant.” I could happily inhale Plumeria’s sweet breath, anytime!

What is your favorite exotic flower fragrance?

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Paulina Nelega, RH
Paulina Nelega, RH, has been in private practice as a Clinical Herbalist for over 15 years. She has developed and taught courses in herbal medicine, and her articles on health have appeared in numerous publications. She is very passionate about the healing power of nature. Ask Dr. Jan

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