Molecular Role of EGFR-MAPK Pathway in Patchouli Alcohol-Induced Apoptosis and Cell Cycle Arrest on A549 Cells In Vitro and In Vivo

Lu X, Yang L, Lu C, Xu Z, Qiu H, Wu J, Wang J, Tong J, Zhu Y, Shen J BioMed Research International, 2016 ABSTRACT: Nowadays, chemotherapy is still the main effective treatment for cancer. Herb prescriptions containing Pogostemon cablin Benth (also known as “Guang-Huo-Xiang”) have been widely used in Chinese medicine today. In our… Read more »

What is an essential oil constituent?

Each essential oil is made up of one or more chemical compounds, which are called constituents. For example, the main constituents of lemon essential oil are the chemical compounds limonene and beta-pinene. Understanding the functions of individual chemical constituents can help you better understand the function of the entire oil. ◄ Back to FAQs

Is there a certification for the Education Modules?

As of now, the modules are just for educational purposes and we do not have a certificate for completing them. However, we are in the works of developing this so keep an eye out for it in the future! ◄ Back to FAQs

Can oils be substituted? If so, how do I know which essential oil can be used?

The chemistry of an essential oil determines its biological activity within the body, and in turn, its therapeutic properties. One of the great benefits of essential oils is that they share many similarities in chemistry. For this reason, it is effective to substitute essential oils with similarities in chemistry. For more information about the chemistry… Read more »

Is there a place I can find a comprehensive list of the constituents that make up an essential oil?

The composition of an essential oil can be determined through various testing processes including Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), Chirality testing, etc. AromaticScience science does not provide specific test results for any essential oils due to the high level of expertise needed to interpret this data and fluctuations in essential oil… Read more »