frankincense

April 19, 2018
Borneol

Cymene / Paracymene

Cymene is a monoterpene that can be found in frankincense, thyme, ajowan, oregano, basil, camphor, cajuput, and cumin. Monoterpenes are odorless, highly volatile, prone to oxidation, and insoluble in water. Links to Plants Containing Cymene Research The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the […]
April 24, 2018
Absorption Enhancement / Transdermal Delivery

Phellandrene / Alpha Phellandrene / Beta Phellandrene

Phellandrene is a monoterpene and can be found in turmeric, frankincense, dill, Melissa, Angelica, and some eucalyptus species. Monoterpenes are odorless, highly volatile, prone to oxidation, and insoluble in water. Links to Plants Containing Phellandrene   Research The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on […]
April 24, 2018
diuretic

Pinene / Alpha Pinene / Delta Pinene / Beta Pinene

Pinene is a monoterpene found in balsam fir, cajuput, cumin, cypress, frankincense, juniper, angelica, nutmeg, pine, rosemary, and coriander. If oxidation occurs, pinenes can cause skin irritation.  Oxidation occurs when essential oils are exposed to oxygen due to poor storage and old age. Monoterpenes are odorless, highly volatile, prone to oxidation, […]
December 3, 2018

Why Did I Stop Using Certain Frankincense Essential Oils?

Stop Using Frankincense?!? How can I say this?  I love frankincense!  It is a sacred tree and its resin produces an amazing essential oil! Threatened Species But, several frankincense species are on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.  That means, its populations are dwindling at a concerning rate.  Thus, […]
May 16, 2019

Threatened / Endangered Essential Oil Species

By:  Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist (ARC), Professional NAHA and AIA Member, LMT This article originally appeared in the NAHA Journal (Autumn, 2017) and it is republished here according to the NAHA Writer Guidelines 2019-20 copyright statement. Introduction The growing popularity of herbal medicine and essential oils has […]
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, […]