April 19, 2018


Coumarins are a subgroup of lactones and include aesculatine, citropten, dinydra-coumarin, heniarin, khellin, and umbelliforone.  Coumarins can be found in dill, parsley and tarragon. Fourocoumarins can be found in citrus fruits such as grapefruit, lemon, and more. Links to Plants Containing Coumarin RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a […]
April 20, 2018

Methyl chavicol / Estragole / p-allyanisole / Isoanethole

Methyl chavicol, also called estragole or isoanethole, is a phenol methyl ether found in basil, fennel, ravensera, star anise, anise, and tarragon. Methyl chavicol may be carcinogenic in high doses, and the IFRA has a limit on amounts permitted in products sold.  Certain chemotypes of basil, ravensara, and tarragon can […]
April 20, 2018


Methyeugenol is a phenol as found in estragole type basil, black tea tree, fennel, laurel, nutmeg, snakeroot, and tarragon.  Excessive use may be carcinogenic. 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 […]