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Vetiver Essential Oil:
Vetiver essential oil is distilled from
the root of a grass (Andropogon Muricatus) found in India, Tahiti and Java.
Vetiver is widely used in the perfume industry as a fixative in perfumes.
Essential Oil Properties and Uses:
Essential Oil Constituents:
Benzoic Acid: An aromatic acid (product of the shikimic acid
Vetiverol: An alcohol unique to Vetiver
Furfurol: an Aldehyde used as a solvent, insecticide and
fungicide. often used to flavour food, it has a distinctive odor. Furfural is an
irritant to mucus membranes and in any significant dosage acts on the central
nervous system. if ingested it has many negative effects including nervous and
coordination disturbance and malfunctioning, headaches and vision impairment.
Aldehydes: Aldehydes are a class of highly reactive chemical
compounds that are intermediate between acids and alcohols, containing less
hydrogen than alcohols and less oxygen than acids.
Aldehydes are mostly irritants and can cause skin
irritation in even when diluted. Monoterpene Aldehydes are geranial,
citronellal, citral (which is responsible for the sharp distinctive citric
smell) while Cyclic Aldehydes are also known as aromatic Aldehydes have far more
cloying and sweet smells like Cinnamic Aldehyde and Benzaldehyde, which are
Cyclic Aldehydes, widely used in the perfume industry.
If ingested aldehydes are very irritant to the gastrointestinal tract, causing
nausea and diarrhoea.
For further detail see specific aldehydes:
Vetivone: a Ketone
Ketones: Monoterpenoid Ketones are stable molecules formed by
oxidation of alcohols. Monocyclic Ketones like Pulegone and Thujone are toxic
and should be avoided in any significant volumes in any treatment. Ketones are
expectorant and a respiratory tonic.
Vetivene: A Sesquiterpene
Sesquiterpenes: When sesquiterpenes occur in essential oils it
is mostly in combination with monoterpenes. Sesquiterpenes have a higher melting
point than monoterpenes.
Sesquiterpenes are anaesthetic, antifungal,
antiseptic and antibacterial.
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