by Amelia E. Hoard, RN   Common Name: Cedarwood (Himalayan) Synonyms: Deodar cedarwood Latin Binomial: Cedrus deodara Family: Pinaceae Production Method: steam distallation of wood Countries of Origin: Himalayan mountains from eastern Afganistan to north western India. Typical Constituents: a- Himachalene (20.0-30.0%), a-Cedrene (12.0-16.0%),  b-Himachalene (8.0-13.0%), [E]-a-Atlantone (5.0-7.0%),  Deodarone (4.0-6.0%),  [Z]-a-Atlantone (2.0-3.0%), b-Cedrene (0.5-1.5%), allo-Himachalol (0.5-1.5%), Cedrol […]

by Amelia E. Hoard, RN   Common Name: Cedarwood (Atlas) Synonyms: Moroccan cedar, Atlantic cedar Latin Binomial: Cedrus atlantica Family: Pinaceae Production Method: steam distilled from wood, stumps, or sawdust Countries of Origin: Native to the Atlas mountains of Algeria, Morocco Typical Constituents: b-Himachalene (30.8-40.4%), a- Himachalene (10.3-16.4%), [E]-a-Atlantone (5.2-13.4%), g-Himachalene (6.7-9.7%), Deodarone (1.2-6.7), [E]-g- […]

by Amelia E. Hoard, RN   Common Name: Cardamon Synonyms: cardamom, cardomon Latin Binomial: Elettaria cardamomum Family: Zingiberaceae Production Method: steam distilled from ripe dried, crushed seed Countries of Origin: A native of tropical Asia, now cultivated in Sri Lanka, India, Guatemala and El Salvador. Typical Constituents: 1,8-Cineole (26.5-44.6%), a-Terpinyl acetate (29.2-39.7%), Linalyl acetate (0.7-7.7%), […]

by Amelia E. Hoard, RN   Common Name: Cassia Synonyms: Chinese cinnamon, false cinnamon, cassia cinnamon, cassia lignea, C. aromaticum, Laurus cassia Latin Binomial: Cinnamomum cassia Family: Lauraceae Production Method: steam distilled leaves and twigs Countries of Origin: Native to southeastern China Typical Constituents: [E]-Cinnamaldehyde (73.2-89.4%), [Z]-Cinnamaldehyde (0.8%-12.3%), [E]-Cinnamyl acetate, Benzaldehyde (0.4-2.3%),  2-Phenylethyl acetate (0.4-2.3%), a-Terpineol […]

by Amelia E. Hoard, RN   Common Name: Caraway Synonyms: Apium carvi, carum Latin Binomial: Carum carvi Family: Apiaceae Production Method: steam distilled from ripe dried, crushed seed Countries of Origin: Native to Europe and Western Asia, now widely cultivated. Typical Constituents: [+]-Carvone (47.3-59.5%), [+]-Limonene (36.9-48.8%),  b-Myrcene (0.2-1.0%) Description of Oil: pale yellow to brownish […]

by Amelia E. Hoard, RN Common Name: Camphor (white) Synonyms: Hon-sho, true camphor, laurel camphor, gum camphor, Japenese camphor, Formosa camphor Latin Binomial: Cinnamomum camphora Family: Lauraceae Production Method: steam distillation Countries of Origin: Native to Japan, Taiwan and China; cultivated in India, Ceylon, Egypt, Madagasgar, southern Europe and America. Typical Constituents: [+]-Limonene (44.2%), r-Cymene […]