This post explores the top terpenes in rosemary essential oil. What might be the mechanism of these terpenes promoting hair growth?
Category Archives: PPAR
Lavender and the Levo 2
I purchased a Levo 2 from Levo Oils to see what I could extract from lavender flowers with the end goal of making a lavender infused coffee creamer. These are the specifications of the product purchased at Natural grocers. Whole organic lavender flowers packed 21-166, SAP 755919, PLU2835 Packaged by Vitamin Cottage IH08:05. I usedContinue reading “Lavender and the Levo 2”
Sabinene was shown to be an jactive ingredient in Chrysanthemum boreale Makino essential oil. This post proposes that rather than a simple scavenger of reactive oxygen species sabinene is acting on PPAR alpha.
Frenchol is a primary terpene of basil and closely related to borneol. This is a journey that took some strange twists. Two groups of scientists were looking for neurological disease treatments. The paradoxical thing is that neither of the frenchol/fenchone targets are expressed in the brain in large amounts. They are both expressed in theContinue reading “Frenchol”
This post examines some biochemistry of phytol and why it might cause pulmonary injury when vaped.
This post explores a Korean study of lipid lowering properties of camphene. Other references and images are brought in to explain the study to non experts.
The lavender terpene linalool has been shown to be an activator of lipid metabolism controlling transcription factor PPAR alpha.
Geraniol and citronellol
This post attempts to explain in lay terms how two major constituents in rose oil reduce Cox2 expression in a cell culture model.