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Tubiflorae is the order for today! It signifies plants with numerous tubular flowers. I use plants from the Labiatae family of this order. Here the tubular flowers look a bit like lips. This family is very large and includes many aromatic herbs and shrubs like mint, thyme, sage, and rosemary.

In general, members of the Labiatae family are warming, good for helping with the respiratory system and with common muscle aches and pains. I use peppermint EO frequently at home in the winter to help get rid of my chest congestion. Oregano, thyme, marjoram, basil, and rosemary herbs go into many of my sauces when I’m cooking in the fall and I use the EOs in various treatments. This is a very versatile and useful family of plants and I use something from this family everyday either as an EO or in the form of the physical plant itself.

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