Decenal is an aldehyde found in citrus oils.
Aldehydes have a powerful aroma used in perfumery. Oxidation (exposure to oxygen) causes potential skin irritation and loss of aroma.
Links to Plants Containing Decenal
The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of each article/study. This compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there are adequate results to demonstrate safe and/or effective human use of any herb listed.
ANTI-CANCER / ANTI-TUMOR
- Citrus oils of sweet orange, grapefruit, and lemon induced apoptosis of human leukemia cancer tumor cells and limonene, decenal, octanal and citral showed strong apoptotic activity. From: Hata, T., Sakaguchi, I., Mori, M., Ikeda, N., Kato, Y., Minamino, M., & Watabe, K. (2002). Induction of apoptosis by Citrus paradisi essential oil in human leukemic (HL-60) cells. In vivo (Athens, Greece), 17(6), 553-559
By: Kathy Sadowski