bergamot

April 18, 2018

Furocoumarins (such as) Bergaptene / Bergaptol / Psoralen

Furocoumarins are a special type of coumarin, and fall within the subgroup of lactones.  Examples include bergaptene, bergaptol, and psoralen.  Furocoumarines can be phototoxic and may also interfere with anticoagulant medications. Bergamot is an essential oil containing bergaptene.  Other essential oils containing bergaptene may include lime, orange, and grapefruit.  Essential […]
April 20, 2018

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 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 20, 2018

Linalyl Acetate

Linalyl acetate is an ester found in bergamot, clary sage, lavender, and petitgrain. Esters are formed from the combination of acids and alcohols. Links to Plants Containing Linalyl acetate Research The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview […]
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 […]
October 28, 2018

Weight Loss

Weight gain can be caused by a variety of factors, including: over-eating, lack of exercise, stress, hormone changes, and more. Recipes to Help with Weight Loss Blog Articles RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description […]
January 3, 2019

Sedative / Calming

Certain herbs and essential oils can have a calming effect, lowering blood pressure, and promoting a sense of relaxation and peace. Calming Recipes Blog Articles RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  […]