Asaresinatannols: An ingredient of the oleogum-resin of
Ferulic Acid: A Phenylpropanoid
Phenylpropanoids: A phenol.
Phenylpropanoids are therapeutically beneficial
and generally not toxic.
Most Phenylpropanoids are analgesic,
anti-inflammatory and hypotensive
Phenol: Phenol is extracted from coal tar.
Phenol has an anesthetic and disinfectant effect on the skin but is very toxic
and must not be ingested. even in very small quantities phenol may cause nausea,
vomiting, paralysis, convulsions and respiratory failure.
Fatalities from skin absorption has been reported as well
as circulatory collapse. This product should not be used under any
A sesquiterpenoid coumarin.
Coumarins: Coumarins are lactones of hydroxycinnamic
acids. Coumarins are lactones. There are many variations of coumarins: Furanocoumarins found in Angelica have a
spasmolitic effect but must be used with caution as they have a strong
phototoxic effect as has many of the Furanocoumarins (Warfarin a blood thinning
drug but also virulent rat poison, is a coumarin derivative). In general
coumarins have antifungal, hypotensive, anticoagulant and antimicrobial properties.
Many of the Coumarins are phototoxic and skin sensitising.
Lactones: A lactone is an Ester that's
functional group has become part of a ring structure with carbon atoms.
Lactones are widely present in the plant kingdom and many are expectorants and
Glucose: A simple sugar found in many foods
(particularly fruit), also produced by digestive hydrolysis from starches and
Normal glucose levels in the blood is within 20% of 90
mg/dl. Blood glucose levels is an important diagnostic aid in determining
diabetes and other diseases.
Glucose is stored as glycogen (polymerized in the liver)
in muscles where it can be hydrolyzed as needed to provide energy.
Glucose is absorbed into the blood from the intestines
with the use of carrier proteins.
Galactose: A simple sugar found in lactose,
nerve cell membranes sugar beets and gums (dextrorotatory) and in Flaxseed
mucilage (levorotatory form)
Sulfur compounds: Linear molecules, very reactive,
containing sulfur substituents. Most sulfur compounds are antimicrobal and
antifungal. Some sulfur compounds assist in breaking down platelet congestion in
the blood to prevent clotting, inhibits inflammation (specifically of the
prostate gland) and there are also claims that it inhibits tumours.
Pinene: Commonly found in Oil of Turpentine extracted from Pinus
specie trees, pinene (alpha-pinene and beta-pinene) is also widely distributed
in other plants. It is used for Rheumatism as a liniment but is best known by
Aromatherapists and a tonic of the mucus membranes of the respiratory system.
Pinene is also important for its pleasant fragrance and is believed to have
diuretic properties by many.