Trans (alpha) and Cis (beta) Asarone are ketones as found in calamus, wild ginger, and carrot seed. Many ketones can be toxic internally and topically. Some can be convulsant, toxic to the liver, or neurotoxic in high doses. Do not overuse or use for prolonged periods of time.
Links to Plants Containing Trans-Asarone
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.
- Trans-asarone from carrot seed extract demonstrated insecticidal capability. From: Momin, R. A., & Nair, M. G. (2002). Pest-managing efficacy of trans-asarone isolated from Daucus carota L. seeds. Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 50(16), 4475-4478.
By: Kathy Sadowski