Posts ~ GRAINS OF PARADISE TINCTURE...These are 2 bottles of tincture of Grains of Paradise. It smells so good, and tastes peppery and floral. I can use it in drinks or perfumery. The herb, Aframomum melegueta is commonly employed in the cuisines of West and North Africa, where it has been traditionally imported via caravan routes through the Sahara desert, and whence they were distributed to Sicily and the rest of Italy. Mentioned by Pliny as " pepper" but subsequently forgotten in Europe, they were renamed "grains of paradise" and became a popular substitute for black pepper in Europe in the 14th- and 15th-centuries.
The Ménagier de Paris recommends it for improving wine that "smells stale". Through the Middle Ages and into the Early Modern period, the theory of the Four Humours governed theorizing about nourishment on the part of doctors, herbalists and druggists: in this context, John Russell characterized Grains of Paradise, in The Boke of Nurture as hot and moist. .. Take my home course, take my seminar and learn something useful every day.

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Gladys Tan
· June 8, 2017
To me, Jeanne Rose is such a passionate lifelong learner in herbalism, botany, aromatherapy and is such a dedicated teacher willing to share her wealth of knowledge. I am truly blessed to have been he...r student and have so much to learn from her in so many areas. I'm amazed that even at her age, she is still into instagram, Facebook, blogging about plants and essential oils. Her research is so thorough yet unbiased, and it just wows me everytime I read them. There is a Chinese saying: "Live and learn, it is never too old to learn". She truly lives up to that! Thank you Jeanne for being such an inspirational teacher! See More
Sandra Shuff
· June 2, 2017
Jeanne Rose has been one of the best teacher's I've had. She is most knowledgeable and willing to pour her experience and knowledge into willing vessels open to learning. She also sets a high bar an...d expects the best from her students. Her books are the standard resource for Aromatherapy and Herbal studies. I own and use her books on a daily basis. A woman worth knowing on every level. See More
Leenie Hobbie
· February 20, 2014
Thirty-one years ago (Time flies!) I slipped into a little health food store in Alexandria, Virginia and bought my first herbal: Jeanne Rose's Herbs & Things, along with a few herbs from their bulk ga...llon glass jars. I was tired of recurrent UTIs and antibiotics, and I was determined to get off that particular hamster wheel. The rest, as they say, is history. Despite four pregnancies and many years of mothering, I've never had another UTI and Jeanne's teachings have continued to bless all facets of my life. I am thrilled to be studying aromatherapy with her via distance learning and can honestly say she is simply the best. See More
Sheila Jacaman
January 22, 2013
I have been practicing aromatherapy for about 25 years, making natural skin care for 13, I highly recommend these classes. The live classes with Jeanne Rose have enlightened me and brought the essen...tial oils, clays, seaweeds and herbs to life! I am loving and enjoying my development because of these opportunities to share special time with Jeanne Rose! See More
Jennifer Lawrence
November 2, 2012
When my mom and grandmother first started teaching me herbalism at the age of nine, the book "Jeanne Rose's Herbs and Things" was the first one they got me. I still have the original copy they gave me..., very battered, much marked up, the front cover taped back on, and I wouldn't part with it for its weight in gold. See More
Tara Zermeño
· March 17, 2014
When I was working at the herb store...jeanne roses books were the only ones I used to assist customers on their blends for aromatherapy ♡
Jeanne Rose
· November 6, 2015
A great resource regarding essential oils, blends and more.
Jacqueline Montes
· May 16, 2014
Will open your world, your eyes, your nose and mind!
Louise Gaudet
· March 12, 2014
I want to take a class with the BEST and that is Jeanne Rose!
Zhihong Zheng
· June 21, 2016
Excellent supplier with excellent products. Give 5 stars.
Carol Joyce
November 23, 2011
Jeanne Rose - what a talented, wonderful woman!
Maria Camaleno
· January 19, 2014
This is what succussion looks like.