Essential Oil Safety - E-Book: A Guide for Health Care Professionals

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Dec 2, 2013 - Medical - 784 pages
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The second edition of this book is virtually a new book. It is the only comprehensive text on the safety of essential oils and the first review of essential oil/drug interactions and provides detailed essential oil constituent data not found in any other text. Much of the existing text has been re-written, and 80% of the text is completely new. There are 400 comprehensive essential oil profiles and almost 4000 references. There are new chapters on the respiratory system, the cardivascular system, the urinary system, the digestive system and the nervous system.

For each essential oil there is a full breakdown of constituents, and a clear categorization of hazards and risks, with recommended maximum doses and concentrations. There are also 206 Constituent Profiles.

There is considerable discussion of carcinogens, the human relevance of some of the animal data, the validity of treating an essential oil as if it was a single chemical, and the arbitary nature of uncertainty factors. There is a critque of current regulations.

 

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I have been searching for a plant product used as insecticidal effect , then this book is appeared and it was great for its very well explanations of basic oils extracted from plants. Its information on LD50 for those ingredients is very near to our study in the field of Acute oral toxicity on thyme.
I appreciate the authors endovour.
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Dr. M. Abdigoudarzi
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Essential oil composition
5
Toxicity
23
Kinetics and dosing
39
The skin
69
The respiratory system
99
The cardiovascular system
111
The urinary system
119
Essential oil profiles
187
Constituent profiles
483
General safety guidelines
649
Clinical Safety AZ
655
Examples of drug substrates for CYP enzymes
661
Conversion tables for essential oils
665
Glossary
667
Abbreviations
671

The digestive system
123
The nervous system
131
The reproductive system
147
Cancer and the immune system
165
Resources
675
References
677
Index
757
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