November & December 2017
The majority of essential oil-based literature published in, or prior to 2013 include a profile on Atlas cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica G. Manetti) essential oil. The conservation status of Atlas cedar (C. atlantica) is never noted in these profiles, because there was no conservation status for this species until 1998, when it was then categorized as a species of Least Concern…
Rosewood (Aniba rosaeodora Ducke) is listed as an ENDANGERED species. It has significantly and primarily declined because of the unsustainable harvest of its sapwood and heartwood for the essential oil. Rosewood essential oil is the most commercially important oil sourced from the Amazon…
East Indian sandalwood (Santalum album) is one of the essential oil-bearing plant species listed as threatened on the IUCN Red List, and in the 2005 Global Forest Resource Assessment. Consequently, the numbers of mature adults left in the wild, range from 250 – 10,000 and the numbers are decreasing throughout Timor Leste, China, India, Indonesia, and the Philippines…
Would you believe that there is a connection between the world of aromatherapy and chemical ecology? To communicate, species across the five kingdoms (Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Protista and Monera) use some of the same air-borne chemicals that make up essential oils, which are used in aromatherapy…
The Airmid Institute has launched! We are dedicated to the global education, research, and sustainable management of aromatic medicinal plants…
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