Egyptian hieroglyphs, Chinese scrolls, and Ayurvedic literature record physicians administering aromatic oils to their patients. Today society looks to science to document health choices and the oils do not disappoint. The growing body of evidence of their efficacy for more than just scenting a room underscores the need for production standards, quality control parameters for raw materials and finished products, and well-defined Good Manufacturing Practices. Edited by two renowned experts, the Handbook of Essential Oils covers all aspects of essential oils from chemistry, pharmacology, and biological activity, to production and trade, to uses and regulation.
Bringing together significant research and market profiles, this comprehensive handbook provides a much-needed compilation of information related to the development, use, and marketing of essential oils, including their chemistry and biochemistry. A select group of authoritative experts explores the historical, biological, regulatory, and microbial aspects. This reference also covers sources, production, analysis, storage, and transport of oils as well as aromatherapy, pharmacology, toxicology, and metabolism. It includes discussions of biological activity testing, results of antimicrobial and antioxidant tests, and penetration-enhancing activities useful in drug delivery.
New information on essential oils may lead to an increased understanding of their multidimensional uses and better, more ecologically friendly production methods. Reflecting the immense developments in scientific knowledge available on essential oils, this book brings multidisciplinary coverage of essential oils into one all-inclusive resource.
Introduction, K. Hüsnü Can Bas¸er and G. Buchbauer
History and Sources of Essential Oil Research, K.-H. Kubeczka
Sources of Essential Oils, C. Franz and J. Novak
Production of Essential Oils, E. Schmidt
Chemistry of Essential Oils, C. Sell
Analysis of Essential Oils, B. d’Acampora Zellner, P. Dugo, G. Dugo, and L. Mondello
Safety Evaluation of Essential Oils: A Constituent-Based Approach, T.B. Adams and S.V. Taylor
Metabolism of Terpenoids in Animal Models and Humans, W. Jäger
Biological Activities of Essential Oils, G. Buchbauer
Effects of Essential Oils in the Central Nervous System
Part I: Central Nervous System Effects of Essential Oils in Humans, E. Heuberger
Part II: Psychopharmacology of Essential Oils, D. Sávio Nunes, V. de Moura Linck, A. Lourenço da Silva, M. Figueiró, and E. Elisabetsky
Phytotherapeutic Uses of Essential Oils, B. Harris
In Vitro Antimicrobial Activities of Essential Oils Monographed in the European Pharmacopoeia 6th Edition, A. Pauli and H. Schilcher
Aromatherapy with Essential Oils, M. Lis-Balchin
Biotransformation of Monoterpenoids by Microorganisms, Insects, and Mammals, Y. Noma and Y. Asakawa
Biotransformation of Sesquiterpenoids, Ionones, Damascones, Adamantanes, and Aromatic Compounds by Green Algae, Fungi, and Mammals, Y. Asakawa and Y. Noma
Industrial Uses of Essential Oils, W.S. Brud
Encapsulation and Other Programmed Release Techniques for Essential Oils and Volatile Terpenes, J. Karlsen
Aroma-Vital Cuisine, M.M. Kettenring and L.M. Vucemilovic
Essential Oils Used in Veterinary Medicine, K. Hüsnü Can Ba¸ser and C. Franz
Trade of Essential Oils, H. Bovill
Storage and Transport of Essential Oils, K.-D. Protzen
Recent EU Legislation on Flavors and Fragrances and its Impact on Essential Oils, J.C.R. Demyttenaere
Overall this book contains a wealth of information and constitutes a good reference work on all aspects of EQs.
—Mike Milchard, Royal Society of Chemistry, 2011
This is a monumental reference work … The book contains extremely detailed tables with a wealth of information that would be extremely challenging to access elsewhere.
—Ethan Russo, M.D., Senior Medical Advisor, GW Pharmaceuticals, writing in Herbalgram, the Journal of the American Botanical Council, No. 87, August-September 2010
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