April 20, 2018


Elemicine is a phenol methyl ether as found in elemi, mace, carrot, and nutmeg. Phenol methyl ethers are similar to phenols, but even more powerful.  Concerns with overuse include psychotropic, neurotoxic effects, liver toxicity, and possible carcinogenic activity. Links to Plants Containing Elemicin RESEARCH The listings of research below represents […]
May 13, 2018

Elemi (Canarium luzonicum) Research

Latin Name: Canarium luzonicum Family: Burseraceae Research is not provided for Canarium luzonicum because it is on the IUCN Redlist as “Vulnerable.” Avoid use: Elemi is listed as “Vulnerable” on the IUCN Redlist of Threatened Species and is also listed as “Vulnerable” by the WCMC (1998).  From:  World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1998. Canarium luzonicum. The […]
August 20, 2019

Threatened & Endangered Herbs & Essential Oil Plants

With the growing popularity of herbal remedies and essential oil use, multiple wonderful botanicals have been overharvested.  In addition, habitat destruction has lead to many plants becoming vulnerable to extinction. One way to minimize the chance of extinction is to reduce the demand on plants whose populations are dwindling.  Personally, […]