LEHI, Utah, December 15, 2020 / PRNewswire / – Young life, the world’s leading essential oil supplier, announced today that its Herbarium for Aromatic Plants with Young Essential Oils (YLAH) has been officially registered with the New York Botanical Garden. The YLAH is an invaluable resource for housing and researching botanical specimens, especially aromatic plants.
Herbaria records how different plants adapt and develop over time and geography. Plants adapt and develop for many reasons, including biotic (living) and abiotic (non-living) influences or factors. This plant record is especially important now as human activities continue to have an impact on the environment. A herbarium that tracks traditional data (taxonomy, location, time) and aromatic profiles of each specimen provides a unique set of data for the scientific community.
The YLAH contains 100 specimens spanning 25 different plant families, and 20% of its specimens are from the mint family, including spearmint, catnip, basil, and rosemary, among others. The specimens were collected from all over the world, such as ylang from Madagascar, blue tansy from Moroccoand bitter orange Tunisia.
Officially recognized herbaria are crucial for building a scientific network for botanical research. Although 3,000 herbaria are registered worldwide, only a handful focus on aromatic plants, and the YLAH is the first aromatic herbarium in North America. Official registration at the New York Botanical Garden enabled Young living Herbarium to expand the scientific network for botanical research. All botanical specimens submitted to Young living Herbarium contains basic information for the identification of the sample as well as its aromatic profile, which combines traditional taxonomy research with chemotyping and forms the basis for novel phenotype and genotype research.
“This official registration of the YLAH is important in order to preserve the properties of plants for research and to serve as the definitive source of information for those within the scientific community,” he said Young life Chief Science Officer, Dr. Michael book. “Our herbarium is just another way Young life leads the scientific community in the research and conservation of aromatic plants and essential oils. “
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Young Living Essential Oils, LC, located in Lehi, Utahis the world leader in essential oils, offering the highest quality oil-soaked products on the market. Young life takes its industry leadership seriously and sets the standard with its proprietary Seed to Seal® quality pledge that spans three key pillars: sourcing, science and standards. These guiding principles will help Young life Save the planet and provide pure, authentic products that members can feel safe using and sharing with friends and family. Young living Products, all from company-owned farms, partner farms and Seed to Seal certified suppliers, not only support a healthy lifestyle, but also enable more than 6 million members worldwide to find purpose and wellbeing for a lifetime Align work with their values and passions. For more information, visit YoungLiving.com, follow @youngliving on Instagram or like us on Facebook.
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