Hua mean “flower,” and lu means “dew.” The term describes how drops of aromatic water collected during the creation of an exquisite perfume, made by distilling neroli flowers (Citrus aurantium, chih shih) together with chen xiang (agarwood, Aquillaria agalocha). In this one of a kind educational experience, you will learn from David Crow through both audio recordings and written material. He illustrates the vast and profound wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine and how it applies to the use and study of aromatic plants and their essential oils.
Essential oils can be looked at through many lenses. They can be described in terms of chemistry, physiology, microbiology, clinical therapeutics, agriculture, ecophysiology, history, commerce, etc. They can be looked at through the lens of spiritual applications, and shamanism. They can be described according to modern physiology, and according to the language of TCM.
There will be two basic approaches used in this course. The first will be examining the role of aromatic plants and their preparations in TCM; the second is that we will describe the oils, their properties and their therapeutic uses according to TCM principles and terminology. In this way, we will see how traditional doctors utilized the healing powers of aromatic plants, and will thereby gain insights into the modern uses of their essential oils; alternately, we will use the traditional concepts of TCM to explain the more modern development of essential oils being utilized for their own benefits.
Floracopeia was established to help preserve and promote the use of botanical medicines as solutions to the widespread ecological destruction taking place in the world, and the loss of medicinal plants on which traditional medical systems depend. We provide our customers with the highest quality essential oils and other botanical aromatic treasures through the promotion of ecological sustainability, organic agriculture, and agro-forestry projects.
Our products are acclaimed for their therapeutic-grade, high quality at affordable prices. We provide artisanal quality oils produced by small family-based distillers. We buy directly from farmers and distillers, thus supporting the local economies in which the plants are grown. We do not buy oils from the world-brokers. Floracopeia is founded with a strong medical orientation and is involved in a number of global eco-projects based in grass roots health care, spirituality, reforestation projects, and the preservation and restoration of ethno-botanical culture.