Essential Oil Safety

Essential Oil Safety

A Guide for Health Care Professionals-

2nd Edition - October 23, 2013
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  • Contributor: Ed Major
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780443062414
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702054341

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Description

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.  

Key Features

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

Table of Contents

  • 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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 800
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Churchill Livingstone 2013
  • Published: October 23, 2013
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780443062414
  • eBook ISBN: 9780702054341

About the Authors

Robert Tisserand

Affiliations and Expertise

Past Principal, The Tisserand Institute, Hove, UK

Rodney Young