A Cons

April 19, 2018

Citronellol

Citronellol is an alcohol found in citronella, eucalyptus, geranium, lemon, and rose. Alcohols are the most therapeutically beneficial type of component in an essential oil, and have a low toxicity for safer use with fragile populations (like the elderly).  Alcohols can be sensitizing when oxidized, so proper storage is important. Links to […]
April 19, 2018

Citronellyl Formate / Tiglate

Citronellyl formate, also called tiglate, is an ester found in geranium and mandarin. Esters are formed from the combination of acids and alcohols. Links to Plants Containing Citronellyl formate   RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief […]
April 19, 2018

Coumarin

Coumarins are a subgroup of lactones and include aesculatine, citropten, dinydra-coumarin, heniarin, khellin, and umbelliforone.  Coumarins can be found in dill, parsley and tarragon. Fourocoumarins can be found in citrus fruits such as grapefruit, lemon, and more. Links to Plants Containing Coumarin RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a […]
April 19, 2018

Cuminaldehyde / Cuminal

Cuminaldehyde is an aldehyde found in cumin, caraway, and cinnamon. Aldehydes have a powerful aroma used in perfumery.  Oxidation (exposure to oxygen) causes potential skin irritation and loss of aroma. Links to Plants Containing Cuminaldehyde   RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the […]
April 19, 2018

Cymene / Paracymene

Cymene is a monoterpene that can be found in frankincense, thyme, ajowan, oregano, basil, camphor, cajuput, and cumin. Monoterpenes are odorless, highly volatile, prone to oxidation, and insoluble in water. Links to Plants Containing Cymene Research The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the […]
April 19, 2018

Cadinol / Alpha Cadinol / T-Cadinol

Cadinol is an alcohol as found in myrrh. Alcohols are the most therapeutically beneficial type of component in an essential oil, and have a low toxicity for safer use with fragile populations (like the elderly).  Alcohols can be sensitizing when oxidized, so proper storage is important. Links to Plants Containing Cadinol   […]
April 19, 2018

Bisabolene

Bisabolene is sesquiterpene and found in german chamomile, ginger, lemon, oregano, and myrrh. Sesquiterpenes are less volatile than monoterpenes, but still prone to oxidation. They have a strong odor. If oxidized (exposed to air) they could cause skin irritation and/or mucous membrane irritation. Links to Plants Containing Bisabolene   RESEARCH […]
April 19, 2018

Alpha linolenic acid

Alpha linolenic acid is an omega 3 fatty acid as found in chia, flax, hemp, walnuts, soy, and kiwi. Links to Plants Containing Alpha Linolenic Acid   RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of […]
April 19, 2018

Aloin / Barbaloin

Aloin is an exudate compound found in aloe. Links to Plants Containing Aloin RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  This compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there are […]
April 19, 2018

Anthraquinones (including emodin)

These are phenolic compounds.  Plants containing anthraquinones include senna, cascara, alder buckthorn, rhubarb, yellow dock, and aloe.  Excessive internal use may interfere with certain drugs, and/or cause potassium depletion and other side effects.  See Aloe Herb Monograph. Links to Plants Containing Anthraquinones   RESEARCH The listings of research below represents […]
April 19, 2018

Decenal

Decenal is an aldehyde found in citrus oils. Aldehydes have a powerful aroma used in perfumery.  Oxidation (exposure to oxygen) causes potential skin irritation and loss of aroma. Links to Plants Containing Decenal   RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, […]
April 19, 2018

Diallyl Disulfide

Diallyl disulfide is a sulfur found in garlic produced during the decomposition of allicin. Links to Plants Containing Diallyl disulfide   RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  This compilation of research […]