cornmint

April 6, 2018
Common Cold

Common Cold / Cough & Congestion / Respiratory

The common cold is associated with a nasal congestion, cough, and a sore throat.  There may also be a mild fever.  It can be caused by one of more than 200 different viruses.  It runs its coarse in about one to two weeks. Various herbs can help reduce cough and […]
April 20, 2018
spasmolytic

Isomenthone

Isomenthone is a ketone derived from menthone, as found in geranium, cistus, pennyroyal, cornmint, calamint, and peppermint. Many ketones can be toxic internally and topically. Some can be convulsent, toxic to the liver, or neurotoxic in high doses. Do not overuse or use for prolonged periods of time. Links to […]
April 20, 2018
respiratory health

Furan / Menthofuran

Furans, such as menthofurans, are oxides.  Menthofuran is an oxide found in peppermint, cornmint, and pennyroyal. Oxides contribute to an oil’s aroma, and have strong therapeutic actions, but can be neurotoxic, liver toxic, and a respiratory irritant in excess. Links to Plants Containing Furan   RESEARCH The listings of research […]
April 24, 2018
Absorption Enhancement / Transdermal Delivery

Piperitone

Piperitone is a ketone as found in dill, spearmint, cornmint, calamint, catnip, peppermint, and certain eucalyptus species. Many ketones can be toxic internally and topically.  Some can be convulsant, toxic to the liver, or neurotoxic in high doses.  Do not overuse or use for prolonged periods of time. Links to Plants […]
April 24, 2018

Pulegone

Pulegone is a ketone, as found in pennyroyal, which is toxic.  It is also found in mint species such as catnip, cornmint, and peppermint. Many ketones can be toxic internally and topically.  Some can be convulsent, toxic to the liver, or neurotoxic in high doses.  Do not overuse or use for […]
April 24, 2018

Safrole

Safrole is a phenol methyl ether as found in camphor and sassafras.  It can be genotoxic, carcinogenic, and liver toxic, and is not recommended for use by the IFRA. Phenol methyl ethers are similar to phenols, but even more powerful.  Concerns with overuse include psychotropic, neurotoxic effects, liver toxicity, and possible […]
May 18, 2018
Peppermint Mentha piperita

Peppermint

June 14, 2018

Lavender

July 24, 2018
anethole

Anise

September 10, 2018

Yarrow

November 4, 2018

Cypress