April 19, 2018


Camphor is a ketone found in ho leaf, lavindin, camphor, rosemary, sage, spike lavender, mint, laural, thyme, oregano, pennyroyal, basil, and yarrow. Many ketones can be toxic internally and topically.  Some can be convulsent, toxic to the liver, or neurotoxic in high doses.  Do not overuse or use for prolonged periods […]
April 19, 2018

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 […]
May 5, 2018

Camphor (Cinnamomum camphora) Research

Latin Name: Cinnamomum camphora Family: Lauracae Camphor is a potent essential oil with constituents including 1,8-cineole, camphor, and safrole.  It can be found as an ingredient in over the counter products including Vick’s Vapor Rub and Tiger Balm.  It has been used to help with coughs and muscle pains.  White camphor is […]