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Chemistry of Aromatherapeutic Oils - E Joy Bowles

Chemistry of Aromatherapeutic Oils


Published: 21st December 2012
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This revised study of the chemistry and pharmacology of aromatherapy oils offers a practical approach to learning the basics of essential oils. Moving step-by-step at the molecular level through 89 scents, this work includes useful diagrams as well as techniques for oil extraction. Discussed are techniques for applying the benefits of aromatherapy to different body systems including muscles and joints, the respiratory system, and the immune system. An ideal handbook for those interested in aromatherapy as a holistic therapy, this work also provides many tips for how even the most simple applications of aromatherapy can improve one's quality of life.

ContentsIntroduction1. A Scientific View of the Universe Matter and energy The Structure of matter Types of atoms found in essential oils Bonding Symbols, formulae and chemical drawings2. Plants and Essential Oils Botanic classification Botanical features Plants, cells and molecules How plants make their own food Essential oils manufacture3.Terpenes Physical characteristics of terpenoid molecules Molecular structure and information Monoterpenes Sesquiterpenes 4. Functional Groups Alcohols Monoterpenols Sesquiterpenols Phenols Aldehydes Ketones Acids and esters Ethers Oxides Lactones Coumarins Summary of hazardous and therapeutic properties of functional groups5. Body Systems and Essential OilsCells DNA transcription and manufa

ISBN: 9781741152173
ISBN-10: 1741152178
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 21st December 2012
Edition Number: 1