threatened species

May 4, 2018

Buchu (Barosma betulina) Research

Latin Name: Barosma betulina Family: Rutaceae GENERAL ACHS (2017).  Course material: HERB502, Buchu Monograph. Since bucha is a potentially threatened species, no therapeutic research is provided.  Here is some information about its threatened status. Buchu growing in South Africa has a global commercial value and provides income to the […]
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 […]
June 15, 2018

Attention All Essential Oil Users – Do Not Apply Essential Oils Undiluted!

Why should you stop using essential oils undiluted? I am about to give you some advice that could be better for your family’s health, save you lots of money, and even be more environmentally-friendly!  If you are an essential oil user who applies essential oil undiluted straight onto your skin […]
June 30, 2018

Cedarwood Atlas

Cedarwood Atlas Monograph Latin Name: Cedrus atlantica Family: Pinaceae Other Common Names Himalayan cedarwood, Moroccan cedarwood, Atlantic cedar, Atlas cedar Fun Fact A Cedarwood Atlas tree sits on the South Lawn of The White House in Washington, D.C. It was planted when President Jimmy Carter demanded a tree house for his […]
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, […]