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Herbal Essences shampoos include a number of chemical ingredients like propylparaben, fragrances, triceteareth and ceteareths, along with colors and alcohols. The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics reports that certain cancer causing ingredients were minimized.


Some effective herbal medicines include garlic, ginger and echinacea, according to the University of New Hampshire. Additional effective herbal medicines include St. John's wort, lavender and chamomile, claims HowStuffWorks.


Some natural herbal antibiotics include goldenseal, Oregon grape, Andrographis paniculata and Manuka honey, according to Dr. Oz. Native Americans used goldenseal to soothe the mucus membrane linings of the digestive, genitourinary and respiratory tracts and to treat bac...


When used in cooking, essence refers to an aromatic extract that is concentrated. Vanilla, truffle and almond are examples of essence that can also come in synthetic forms.


Dental Herb Company mentions an herb toothpaste known as Tooth & Gums Paste, a combination of oil and alcohol-free extracts for eliminating bacteria and keeping teeth and gums clean. Herbal Toothpaste mentions Colgate herbal toothpaste, which is known for its unique tas...


Tea tree oil is an example of a topical herbal remedy for boils, according to Mayo Clinic. As of 2015, there is no strong scientific evidence that tea tree oil is effective for treating boils, and it can cause allergic reactions in some people.


Vanilla essence is a chemically manufactured flavoring, whereas vanilla extract is a natural product derived from vanilla beans. However, both are used in the same way during cooking. Vanilla extract costs more and has a richer, more distinctive flavor. Vanilla essence ...