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Essential Oil Safety - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 2nd Edition
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource®

Essential Oil Safety - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 2nd Edition

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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, the first review of essential oil/drug interactions, and it 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 cardiovascular 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 arbitrary nature of uncertainty factors. There is a critique of current regulations.

The only comprehensive text on the safety of essential oils

The first review of essential oil/drug interactions

Detailed essential oil constituent data not found in any other text

Essential oil safety guidelines

400 essential oil profiles

Five new chapters

305 new essential oil profiles, including Cedarwood, Clary sage, Lavender, Rose, Sandalwood, Tea tree

79 new constituent profiles

Five new chapters: the respiratory system, the cardiovascular system, the urinary system, the digestive system, the nervous system.

Significantly expanded text

Preface

1. Introduction

 2. Composition

 3. Toxicity

4. Kinetics & dosing

5. The skin

6. The respiratory system

7. The cardiovascular system

8. The urinary system

9. The digestive system

10. The nervous system

11. The reproductive system

12. Cancer & the immune system

13. Essential oil profiles

14. Constituent profiles

15. General safety guidelines

Appendix A: Clinical safety A-Z

Appendix B: Cytochrome P450 drug substrates

Appendix C: Conversion tables for essential oils

Glossary

Abbreviations

Resources

References

Botanical index

General index

Robert Tisserand, Past Principal, The Tisserand Institute, Hove, UK and Rodney Young

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