Essential oils

The natural essence in ethereal oils

VivaEssence – Essential Oils

Die natürliche Essenz in ätherischen Ölen

Medicine is discovering essential oils as a solution to the constantly growing antibiotic resistance of microorganisms.

 

J Microbiol Biotechnol. 2017 Mar 28;27(3):429-438. doi: 10.4014/jmb.1608.08024.

Antimicrobial Activity of Basil, Oregano, and Thyme Essential Oils.

Sakkas H1, Papadopoulou C1.

 

Abstract

For centuries, plants have been used for a wide variety of purposes, from treating infectious diseases to food preservation and perfume production. Presently, the increasing resistance of microorganisms to currently used antimicrobials in combination with the appearance of emerging diseases requires the urgent development of new, more effective drugs. Plants, due to the large biological and structural diversity of their components, constitute a unique and renewable source for the discovery of new antibacterial, antifungal, and antiparasitic compounds. In the present paper, the history, composition, and antimicrobial activities of the basil, oregano, and thyme essential oils are reviewed.

As a flavoring in food

Our essential oils for diluted use as a flavoring in foods

Application

100% natural essential oils for diluted use as flavour in food (Reg. 1334/2008).

Essential oil with excellent fluidity. Available in 5ml in a glass dropper bottle with dropper insert and child-resistant tamper-evident closure.

Put 1-2 drop a day in the opened bag on the healing wool, then close the bag. Place the bag within easy reach. The natural volatility of the oil will do the rest. Please do not use scented lamps, etc.

 

Scope of delivery

Included is a cotton bag filled with natural, only with water washed sheep’s wool from controlled organic animal husbandry (healing wool).

  • Anis | Anise, Illicum verum, ext., China, Samen | reife Früchte, Dampfdestillation, Trans-Anethole, Estragol, Linalool, Limonen
  • Artemisia | Artemisia, Artemisia vulgaris, ext., Frankreich, Blätter | Zweige, Dampfdestillation, Thujon, Camphor, nicht bei Epilepsie anwenden!
  • Basilikum | Basil, Ocimum basilicum, ext., Vietnam, Diverse Pflanzenteile, Dampfdestillation, Estragol, Linalool, Eugenol, Limonene, Geraniol
  • Cajeput | Cajeput, Melaleuca leucadendron cajaputi, ext., Vietnam, Blätter, Dampfdestillation, Terpineol, Linalool, Limonene, Eucalyptol, nicht bei Epilepsie anwenden!
  • Dill | Dill, Anethum graveolens, ext., Italien, Samen, Dampfdestillation, Carvon, Limonen, Linalool
  • Estragon | Tarragon, Artemisia dracunculus, ext., Deutschland, Blütenteile, Dampfdestillation, Estragol, Ocymen, Terpene
  • Eukalyptus | Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus globulus, ext., Spanien, Diverse Pflanzenteile, Dampfdestillation, Limonene, Pinene, Eucalyptol, nicht bei Epilepsie anwenden!
  • Fenchel | Fennel, Foeniculum vulgaris, ext., Italien, Samen | Stängel, Dampfdestillation, Limonene, Estragol, Anethol, Fechone
  • Geranie | Geranium, Pelargonium graveolens, ext., Ägypten, Diverse Pflanzenteile, Dampfdestillation, Citronellol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool
  • Jasmin | Jasmine, Jasminum officinale, ext., Indien, Blüten, molekulare Destillation, Benzyl Acetat, Benzyl Benzoate, Eugenol, Isoeugenol, Linalool
  • Kampfer | Camphor, Cinnamomum camphora bark, ext., China, Holzschnitzel, Dampfdestillation, Limonene, Linalool, Terpinene, Eucalyptol, nicht bei Epilepsie anwenden!
  • Kardamom | Cardamom, Elettaria cardamomum, ext., Sri Lanka, Samen, Dampfdestillation, Terpinyl Acetat, Citral, Terpinen, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, Eucalyptol, nicht bei Epilepsie!
  • Karottensamen | Carrot seed, Daucus carota sativa, ext., Frankreich, Samen, Dampfdestillation, Carotol, Pinene, Limonene, Decanal, Geraniol, Linalool
  • Koriander | Coriander, Coriandrum sativum, ext., Russland, Samen, Dampfdestillation, Linalool, Geraniol, Terpinen, Limonene, Camphor, nicht bei Epilepsie anwenden!
  • Kreuzkümmel | Cumin, Cuminum cyminum, ext., Ägypten, Samen, Dampfdestillation, Cumin Aldehyd, Terpinene
  • Kümmel | Caraway seeds, Carum carvi, ext., Ungarn, Samen | reife Früchte, Dampfdestillation, Carvon, Limonen
  • Lavendel angust. | Lavender angust., Lavandula angustifolia, ext., Frankreich, Blühende Kräuter, Dampfdestillation, Linalyl Acetat, Linalool, Limonene, Geraniol
  • Lavendel hybrida | Lavender hybrida, Lavandula hybrida abrial, ext., Frankreich, Blühende Kräuter, Dampfdestillation, Linalyl Acetat, Linalool, Limonene, Geraniol
  • Limette, Lime | Citrus aurantifolia, ext., Italien, Fruchtschalen, Dampfdestillation, Limonene, Terpinen, Citral, Linalool
  • Lorbeer | Laurel, Laurus nobilis, ext., Italien, Blätter | Zweige | Blüten, Dampfdestillation, Eugenol, Linalool, Limonene
  • Gewürznelke | Cloves, Syzygium aromaticum, ext., Indonesien, Blätter, Dampfdestillation, Eugenol, Caryophyllene, Geraniol
  • Orange bitter | Orange bitter, Citrus aurantium amara, ext. , Italien, Fruchtschalen, Kaltpressverfahren, Limonene, Decanal, Citral, Linalool, Terpinen
  • Orange rot | Orange red, Citrus aurantium sinensis, ext., Italien, Fruchtschalen, Kaltpressverfahren, Limonene, Myrcene, Citral, Linalool, Terpinen
  • Oregano | Oregano, Origanum vulgaris, ext., Spanien, Blätter | blühende Tops, Dampfdestillation, Linalool, Limonene, Carvacrol, Caryophyllene, Terpinen
  • Pfefferminze | Peppermint, Mentha piperita, ext., Amerika, Blätter | Zweige, Dampfdestillation, Menthol, Menthone, Linalool, Limonene
  • Rosmarin | Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis, ext., Italien, Blätter, Dampfdestillation, Linalool, Limonene, Camphor, Eucalyptol, nicht bei Epilepsie!
  • Thymian | Thyme, Timus vulgaris alba, ext., Spanien, Diverse Pflanzenteile, Dampfdestillation, Linalool, Limonene, Thymol, Cymene
  • Weihrauch | Francincense, Boswelia carteri, ext, Äthiopien, Harzabrisse, Dampfdestillation, Pinene, Cymene, Limonene
  • Zimt Blatt | Cinnamon leaf, Cinnamomum zeylanicum leaf, ext., Sri Lanka, Blätter, Dampfdestillation, Eugenol, Caryophyllene, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Cinnamal, Benzyl Benzoate, Limonene, Linalool
  • Zimt Rinde | Cinnamon Bark, Cinnamomum zeylanicum bark, ext., Sri Lanka, Holzhackschnitzel, Dampfdestillation, Eugenol, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Cinnamal, Benzyl Benzoate, Limonene, Linalool
  • Zistrose weiß | Cistus white, Cistus ladaniferus, ext., Spanien, Blätter | Zweige, Dampfdestillation, Pinene, Viridiflor, Eugenol, Limonene, Linalool
  • Zitronatzitrone | Lemon, Citrus medica vulgaris, ext., Italien, Frucht, Kaltpressverfahren, Limonene, Linalyl Acetat
  • Zitrone | Lemon, Citrus medica limonum, ext., Italien, Frucht, Kaltpressverfahren, Limonene, Beta-Pinen, Terpinen, Citral (Geranial, Neral)
  • Zitronengras wint. | Lemongrass wint., Cymbopogon winterianus, ext., Indonesien, Blätter | Zweige, Dampfdestillation, Citronellal, Citral (Geranial, Neral), Linalool, Limonene
  • Zitronengras flex. | Lemongrass flex., Cymbopogon flexuosus, ext., Guatemala, Blätter, Dampfdestillation, Citral (Geranial, Neral), Linalool, Limonene

For room air fragrancing

Our essential oils for room air fragrancing

Application

100% naturally pure essential oils for room air scenting.

Essential oil with excellent fluidity. Available in 5ml in a glass dropper bottle with dropper insert and child-resistant tamper-evident closure.

Put 1-2 drop a day in the opened bag on the healing wool, then close the bag. Place the bag within easy reach. The natural volatility of the oil will do the rest.

Please do not use scented lamps, etc.

 

Scope of delivery

Included is a cotton bag filled with natural, only with water washed sheep’s wool from controlled organic animal husbandry (healing wool).

  • Aleppo Kiefer, Aleppo Pine, Pinus halepensis, ext., Italien, INCI PINUS HALEPENSIS NEEDLE OIL (myrcene 15.2%-32.0% α-pinene 12.2%-24.5% ) , Zweige | Blätter, Dampfdestillation
  • Kamille, Chamomile, Ormenis multicaulis, ext., Marokko, INCI ORMENIS MULTICAULIS FLOWER OIL (10-40% limonene; 10-30% alpha-pinene) , Blüten, Dampfdestillation
  • Teebaum Lemon, Tea tree Lemon, Leptospermum petersonii, ext., Australien, INCI LEPTOSPERMUM PETERSONII OIL (20-45% citral; 10-20% citronellal) , Blätter, Dampfdestillation
  • Thuja, Thuja, Thuya occidentalis, ext., Kanada, INCI THUJA OCCIDENTALIS LEAF OIL (45-65% thujone 5-23% fenchone), Bätter, Dampfdestillation
  • Wacholder, Juniper, Juniperus oxycedrus, ext., Spanien, “INCI JUNIPERUS OXYCEDRUS WOOD OIL (5-40% alpha-cedrene; 5-20% delta-cadinene) “, Holz | Zweige, Dampfdestillation
  • Weisstanne, White fir, Fir, Abies alba, ext., Österreich, INCI ABIES ALBA NEEDLE OIL (15-30% limonene; 15-25% camphene) , Nadeln | Zweige, Dampfdestillation
  • Zeder, Cedar, Cedrus atlantica, ext., Marokko, INCI CEDRUS ATLANTICA WOOD OIL (43-60% beta-himachalene; 15-22% alpha-himachalene) , Holzschnitzel, Dampfdestillation

In literature

The essence of nature – essential oils in medical literature

The most direct path to the brain is via the olfactory nerve and dendrites in the nasal mucosa.

Special attention should be paid to the sense of smell. 1% of our genes is responsible for smelling. 350 different olfactory receptors are known.

Vanilla reminds us of breast milk and immediately increases oxytocin release. Subjects estimate faces on photos by 15% friendlier under the influence of not consciously perceivable vanilla smell in the room.

Smells thus directly change the chemical ratios in our brain. In 2013, a study confirmed the effect of inhaling essential oils on the brain via the olfactory nerve:

 

The most direct route to the brain is via the olfactory nerve and dendrites in the nasal mucosa.

Special attention should be paid to the sense of smell. 1% of our genes are responsible for smelling. 350 different olfactory receptors are known.

Vanilla reminds us of mother’s milk and immediately increases oxytocin secretion. Test subjects rated faces on photos 15% friendlier under the influence of unaware vanilla smell in the room.

Odours therefore directly change the chemical conditions in our brain. In 2013, a study confirmed the effect of inhaling essential oils via the olfactory nerve on the brain:

 

Curr Drug Targets. 2013 Jul;14(8):872-9.

Aromatherapy and the central nerve system (CNS): therapeutic mechanism and its associated genes.

Lv XN, Liu ZJ, Zhang HJ, Tzeng CM.

Most notably, inhalation of essential oils can communicate signals to the olfactory system and stimulate the brain to exert neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin and dopamine) thereby further regulating mood. However, little research has been done on the molecular mechanisms underlying these effects, thus their mechanism of action remains ambiguous.

In the current study, the effectiveness of aromatherapy for alleviating psychiatric disorders was examined using data collected from previously published studies and our unpublished data.

Apossible signaling pathway from olfactory system to the central nerve systemand the associated key molecular elements of aromatherapy are also proposed.

 

Here, a possible signaling pathway via the olfactory system directly to the central nervous system is discussed. A change in psychiatric symptoms via inhalation of essential oils is observed, even though the mechanism of origin of these symptoms is still largely unknown.

With the PANDAS or PANS syndrome (rapid onset systemic neurological disease with physical and psychiatric symptoms as a result of immune reactions to streptococci or in the case of PANS also to other germs) we have a possible explanation of these symptoms – and with the essential oils a possibility to positively influence them.

 

The effect of diffusing essential lavender oil through the nose or mouth on different areas of the brain has been well documented by MRI:

 

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013; 2013: 681304.

Published online 2013 Mar 14.

Lavender and the Nervous System

Peir Hossein Koulivand, 1 Maryam Khaleghi Ghadiri, 2 and Ali Gorji

Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), significant activation in major olfactory brain structures, including the primary olfactory cortex, entorhinal cortex, hippocampus and parahippocampal cortex, thalamus, hypothalamus, orbitofrontal cortex, and insular cortex and its extension into the inferior lateral frontal region was reported in nineteen healthy participants after application of 10% lavender diluted in dipropylene glycol [64]. Cortical perfusion increment after sensorial stimulation with lavender was evaluated by single photon emission computed tomography in ten healthy adults. A significant activation was observed in gyrus rectus, orbitofrontal cortex, and superior temporal cortical areas. A slight perfusion increase also existed in middle temporal and parieto-occipital regions [65]. Lavender odor was delivered via the orthonasal (odor perceived through the nose) and retronasal (odor perceived through the mouth) routes and brain response was measured with fMRI in 20 subjects. In addition to the activation at the base of the central sulcus by lavender, retronasal stimulation with odor resulted in a significant peak in the ventral insula compare to orthonasal application. In contrast, orthonasal application yielded a peak in the right caudate nucleus that approached significance in comparison to retronasal way [66].

 

 

Essential oils show neuroprotective properties, increase cognitive abilities and delay aging processes:

 

Front Aging Neurosci. 2017; 9: 168.

Published online 2017 May 30.

Neuroprotective and Anti-Aging Potentials of Essential Oils from Aromatic and Medicinal Plants

Muhammad Ayaz, Abdul Sadiq, Muhammad Junaid, Farhat Ullah, Fazal Subhan, and Jawad Ahmed

In conclusion, EOs were effective on several pathological targets and have improved cognitive performance in animal models and human subjects. Thus, EOs can be developed as multi-potent agents against neurological disorders with better efficacy, safety and cost effectiveness.

 

One of the most comprehensive publications on the antimicrobial effects of essential oils was found here:

 

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2016; 2016: 3012462.

Published online 2016 Dec 20. doi: 10.1155/2016/3012462

PMCID: PMC5206475

Antimicrobial Properties of Plant Essential Oils against Human Pathogens and Their Mode of Action: An Updated Review

Mallappa Kumara Swamy, 1 , 2 , * Mohd Sayeed Akhtar, 3 , * and Uma Rani Sinniah 1 , *

 

 

We assume that the term “antimicrobial” effect in the application of complete aspects of herbs is not to be compared with the “antimicrobial” effect of chemical drugs. With herbs, especially the essence of herbs in the form of essential oils, it is not a pure killing of germs, but an intelligent rearrangement of the composition of microbiomes – an increase in the communication of germs with each other, but also of germs with our immune system. Thus, symbiosis becomes possible again.

Unfortunately, many studies reduce the efficacy of essential oils to individual active components, which indeed show killing effects when they are let loose on individual germs in isolation in the laboratory. Nevertheless, we are very grateful for these studies and like to cite them, as they already give us a good idea of the specific connection of oils to germs.

Many studies coincide with the experiences from the SophiaHealth Institute Kaufbeuren and the results of ART testing.

 

In the following study, the effect of essential oils on biofilm was confirmed:

 

Appl Environ Microbiol. 2012 Jun; 78(11): 4057–4061.

Selected Antimicrobial Essential Oils Eradicate Pseudomonas spp. and Staphylococcus aureus Biofilms

Nicole L. Kavanaugh and Katharina Ribbeck

Afterdetermining that essential oils are effective against biofilms, we tested individual components of the essential oils for antimicrobial efficacy. We assessed the molecules cinnamaldehyde, eugenol, and linalool (from cassia, clove, and lavender oils, respectively)