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Neroli Essential Oil:
Commercially there are several variations
of Neroli oils available:
Neroli Bigarade (Neroli oil made from the Bitter Orange tree) regarded as
the best this oil predominantly comes from
Oil of Portugal (from the Sweet Orange tree) is also well known and highly
Good quality oils are also made from Lemon and Mandarin trees (see also Lemon
and Mandarin Essential Oil).
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Essential Oil Properties and Uses:
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Essential Oil Constituents:
Nerol: A terpene alcohol.
Terpene Alcohol: Valued for their fragrance,
gentle reaction on the skin and membranes and healing properties Terpene
Alcohols have earned the name of "Friendly Molecules". Alcohols are amongst the
strongest antimicrobial compounds in essential oils but lack the irritant
properties of other antimicrobial constituents like phenols.
Geraniol: A terpene alcohol. Fragrant and regarded as highly
valued oil in aromatherapy and the perfume industry. Terpene alcohols are
antimicrobial but are a lot gentler on the skin than the phenols.
Linanool: Linalool one of the terpene alcohols is widely
distributed in the plant kingdom. Linalool has strong effects on the nervous
system and is therefore widely used by aroma therapists and herbologists as a
sedative, spasmolytic and local anaesthetic. It is also used against many skin
complaints, mostly in the form of tea tree oil.
Terpineol: No current data available
Nerolidol: No current data available
Neryl Acetate: No current data available
Indole Alkaloids: This large group of alkaloids has been the
source of many of the most potent hallucinogenic drugs and other pharmaceutical
drugs. This group of alkaloids contain many poisons including strychnine.
a rule Indole Alkaloids act on the nervous system, ranging from a strong
sedative and tranquilising effect to total paralysis. In many Indole Alkaloids
the paralysis can be long lasting and is extreme enough to cause death. A very
small variation in dosage of Indole Alkaloids has a very high probability of
causing instant death. Many fatalities have been linked to accidental ingestion
of herbs containing indole alkaloids and in most cases the amount of herb
ingested was very small.
Limonene: Limonene has been studied for the anti-tumour effect
noticed in mice. Herbalists often prescribe herbs with this constituent as an
antioxidant and cancer or tumour inhibitor although there is evidence that these
properties are volatile and may be lost as a result of processing of the herb.
Limonene also has antiviral properties.
Camphene: No current data available
Linalyl Acetate: An Ester (see below) Linalyl Acetate is the
primary constituent, along with Linalool in Lavender oil, although small amounts
are found in other plants.
Esters: Mainly found in small amounts in flowers, Esters are
responsible for the characteristic fragrances of the flowers and volatile oils.
are mostly sedative and antispasmodic and generally non-irritant and mild,
although some, like Methyl Salicylate, found in wintergreen, are more irritant.
Jasmone: A Menthol Ester
Menthol Esters: Found in mostly in flowers in very small
quantities but their distinctive scent plays a large role in the unique aroma of
many essential oils. Some menthol Esters like Menthofuran do not have a pleasant
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