anti-parasite

March 21, 2018

Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) Research

Latin Name: Hyssopus officinalis Family: Lamiaceae RESEARCH GENERAL WebMD.  (n.d.).  Hyssop.  Retrieved in December, 2016.  Retrieved from www.webmd.com NAHA (n.d.).  Safety.  Retrieved in February, 2018.  Retrieved from:  http://naha.org/explore-aromatherapy/safety ACHS (2017).  Course Material: Herb 502, Hyssop Monograph.  www.achs.edu Petersen, D. (2015). Aromatherapy materia medica.  Essential oil monographs.  American College of Healthcare Sciences.​  www.achs.edu […]
March 22, 2018

Litsea (Litsea cubeba) Research

Latin Name: Litsea cubeba Family: Lauracae RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  Research found is catalogued by therapeutic action.  This categorized compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there […]
March 22, 2018

Niaouli (Melaleuca quinquenervia) Research

Latin Name: Melaleuca quinquenervia Family: Myrtaceae RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  Research found is catalogued by therapeutic action.  This categorized compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there […]
April 4, 2018
anti-parasite

Anti-parasite

Also called anthelmintic, anti-parasitic herbs can help the body eliminate or destroy worms and parasites such as tapeworm.  Significant essential oils studied include oregano and thyme, and herbs include wormwood and hyssop.  Caution is necessary when using herbs as anti-parasitics, related to their low therapeutic margin. Recipes to Help with […]
April 19, 2018
Absorption Enhancement / Transdermal Delivery

1,8-cineole / Cineole / Eucalyptol / Cajeputol

1,8-cineole, also called eucalyptol, is an oxide found in basil, bay, cajeput, cardamom, eucalyptus, niaouli, rosemary, sage, camphor, laurel, mugwort, and spike lavender.  It smells fresh and minty. Oxides contribute to an oil’s aroma, and have strong therapeutic actions, but can be neurotoxic, liver toxic, and a respiratory irritant in […]
April 19, 2018

Citral / Lemonal / Geranial / Neral

Citral is an aldehyde mixture of geranial and neral. With a lemony aroma, it can be found in lemongrass, lemon scented tea tree, lemon, myrtle, verbena, Melissa, lemon basil, and lemon thyme. Geranial is the E isomer of citral, and also called citral a. Neral is the Z isomer of citral and […]
April 20, 2018
anti-fungal

Allicin / Diallyl Thiosulfinate

Allicin is a sulfur compound found in garlic. Links to Plants Containing Allicin   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 […]
April 20, 2018
neuroprotective

d-Limonene / Limonene / Dipentene

D-limonene is a monoterpene found in bergamot, black pepper, cardamom, citrus fruits, caraway, eucalyptus, pine, peppermint and spearmint.  L-Limonene can be found in certain pine species, and has a more terpentine-like aroma. Monoterpenes are odorless, highly volatile, prone to oxidation, and insoluble in water. Links to Plants Containing Limonene RESEARCH The […]
April 25, 2018
carvacrol

Carvacryl Acetate

Carvacryl acetate is a derivative of carvacrol.   Carvacrol is a phenol, as in oregano, sage, cumin, savory, and thyme. Links to Plants Containing Carvacryl Acetate   RESEARCH The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of each […]
May 3, 2018

Basil (Ocimum Basillicum) Research

Latin Name: Ocimum basillicum Family: Lamiaceae Basil has many chemo-varieties.  It is used across the world as both an herb and spice.  Much research has been done on this aromatic herb.  As a folk remedy, basil species, known as Tulsi in India, have been used in Ayurvedic and Siddha medicine for centuries. […]
May 3, 2018
bay

Bay (Laurus Nobilis) Research

Latin Name: Laurus nobilis Family: Lauracae Bay leaf, or laurel, has been used since ancient times as an analgesic, for stomach complaints, and to treat certain skin infections.  Its strong aroma can help as an insect repellent and to improve mental concentration. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of […]
May 4, 2018

Bayberry (Myrica cenifera) Research

Latin Name: Myrica cenifera Family: Myricaceae Bayberry, not to be confused with barberry, is a small aromatic evergreen tree that has been used in folk medicine for the common cold, congestion, and sore throat, fever and to treat wounds. RESEARCH GENERAL ACHS. (2017). Course Material: Herb502: Bayberry Monograph.  Retrieved from www.achs.edu. Natural […]