April 19, 2018


Cedrol is a sesquiterpene alcohol found in cypress, cedar, juniper, and oregano.  It’s aroma may have a relaxing effect in humans. Links to Plants Containing Cedrol   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

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 19, 2018


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 20, 2018

Linalool / Beta Linalool / Linalyl Alcohol / Linalyl Oxide

Linalool is an alcohol found in bay, bergamot, coriander, ho wood, basil*, thyme*, lavender, clary sage, sage, cinnamon, petitgrain, rose, niaouli*, sage, neroli, geranium, marjoram, palmarosa, jasmine, ylang, ylang, and rosewood.  Ho wood (Cinnamomun camphora) can be over 98% linalool and the sweet type of basil (Ocimum basilicum) can have […]
April 25, 2018

Vanillin / Vanillic Aldehyde

Vanillin is a phenol as found in vanilla. Phenols are potent chemicals with strong therapeutic actions, but safety concerns: overuse can be toxic to the liver or genotoxic.  Phenols can also be a skin and mucous membrane irritant. Links to Plants Containing Vanillin RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a […]
April 25, 2018

Rosmarinic Acid

Rosmarinic acid is a caffeic acid ester found in many aromatic plants such as rosemary, oregano, basil, sage, hyssop, and more. Links to Plants Containing Rosmarinic acid RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of […]
May 1, 2018

Ajowan (Trachyspermum ammi) Research

Latin name: Trachyspermum ammi Family: Apiaceae Ajowan, also commonly called Bishop’s weed, is an Indian spice used for digestive issues.  Topically, it has been used to treat psoriasis and hypopigmentation, although it can be phototoxic topically due to its furocoumarin constituents. RESEARCH Safety and Quality High thymol and carvacrol content […]
May 2, 2018

Angelica (Angelica archangelica) Research

Latin name:  Angelica archangelica Family: Apiaceae Angelica root has been used in history for a variety of digestive, respiratory, and nervous system conditions.  It has also been revered for its antimicrobial actions against the plague, cold, and flu.  The roots are often an ingredient in the distillation of gin. RESEARCH The […]
May 2, 2018

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) Research

Latin Name: Withania somnifera Family: Solanaceae Ashwagandha, also called Indian ginseng, has been used to help reduce anxiety, blood sugar levels, and arthritis. 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 […]
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 4, 2018

Bergamot (Citrus aurantium var. bergamia) Research

Latin Name: Citrus aurantium var. bergamia (Risso) Family: Rutaceae Bergamot oil comes from the pressed peel and sometimes fruit of the bitter orange tree.  Its aroma is fresh, herbal, and citrus-like.  The aroma in research has been found to be calming, and the oil has shown to be antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-nociceptive and […]
May 5, 2018

Catnip (Nepeta cataria) Research

Latin Name: Nepeta cataria Family: Lamiaceae Most cats respond with ridiculous behavior to catnip because of its nepetalactone constituent.  Humans have smoked and inhaled catnip for a relaxing and euphoric affect.  The plant also has an insect repelling benefit. The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on […]