Chemistry of Aromatherapeutic Oils
Allen & Unwin, 1 ott 2003 - 256 pagine
The Chemistry of Aromatherapeutic Oils offers a practical approach to understanding the chemical functional groups and pharmacological actions of essential oils.
Incorporating up to date research findings, The Chemistry of Aromatherapeutic Oils takes you, step by step, through the fundamental chemistry of aromatherapy and explains the powerful effects of essential oils on the body at a molecular level.
* Useful chemical diagrams and easy to follow explanations
* Essential oil extraction methods and techniques for quality control
* Reference charts of the effects of essential oils on pharmacological targets and the major compounds of 89 essential oils
This book helps to make sense of the chemistry of aromatherapy for those who need to understand the science and efficacy of this healing art. Ideal for students and practitioners of holistic therapies, this book will also appeal to nurses, doctors, pharmacists and other allied health practitioners.
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Types of atoms found in essential oils
How plants make essential oil molecules
A brief overview of the essential oil industry
Molecular structure and information
Cyclic ethers or oxides
Pharmacokinetic pathway of essential oils
Interactions of essential oils with pharmaceutical drugs
Cell membrane ion channel effects
homers and naming
The pharmacology of essential oils
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Pagina 113 - A drug is any substance or product that is used or intended to be used to modify or explore physiological systems or pathological states for the benefit of the recipient.
Pagina 210 - NYCHAS G-JE (2001), A Study of the minimum inhibitory concentration and mode of action of oregano essential oil.
Pagina 66 - OH group is attached to a carbon atom which is itself attached to one other ; in the secondary alcohol the OH group is attached to a carbon atom which is itself attached to two others ; and in the tertiary alcohol the OH group is attached to a carbon atom which is itself attached to three other carbon atoms.
Pagina 214 - The influence of isolation conditions on the composition of essential oils containing linalool and linalyl acetate', in A.
Pagina 208 - MT Hagberg, AE Lof, EM Wigaeus-Hjelm and ZP Wang (1990), 'Uptake, distribution and elimination of alphapinene in man after exposure by inhalation' Scandinavian Journal of Work Environment and Health, 16(5), pp.
Pagina 113 - Study of the drugs can be simplistically classified into pharmacokinetics ("what the body does to the drug") and pharmacodynamics ("what the drug does to the body").
Pagina 211 - Buchu (Agathosma betulina and A. crenulata, Rutaceae) essential oils: their pharmacological action on guinea-pig ileum and antimicrobial activity on microorganisms.