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2009-07-23 14:50:10

Japanese researchers have confirmed what many aroma therapists have long advocated -- the scent of plants like lemon, mango, lavender reduce stress. The study, published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, found certain fragrances alter gene activity and blood chemistry in ways that can reduce stress levels. Akio Nakamura of the Technical Research Center at the T. Hasegawa Co. in Kawasaki, Japan, and colleagues note that people have inhaled the scent of certain plants since...

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2009-07-22 13:10:00

Feeling stressed? Then try savoring the scent of lemon, mango, lavender, or other fragrant plants. Scientists in Japan are reporting the first scientific evidence that inhaling certain fragrances alter gene activity and blood chemistry in ways that can reduce stress levels. Their study appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, a bi-weekly publication.In the new study, Akio Nakamura and colleagues note that people have inhaled the scent of certain plants since ancient times...

2009-07-20 12:36:14

Researchers in Spain say they have detected 15 of the most common fragrance allergens in the bathwater of babies. Scientists from the Department of Analytical Chemistry, Nutrition and Bromatology at the University of Santiago de Compostela have developed a method to detect and quantify the 15 most common substances that can produce allergic reactions which are included in soap, gel, cologne and other personal hygiene products. The researchers used their own technique to concentrate and...

2009-04-17 10:30:02

The number of lawsuits in Hamilton County, Ohio, filed against companies over an allegedly harmful popcorn flavoring has reached 43, one company says. Givaudan Flavors, which is based out of Cincinnati, said it is fully investigating the effects of the chemical diacetyl, a key ingredient in its microwave popcorn butter flavoring, in response to the growing number of lawsuits filed by its workers, The Cincinnati Enquirer said Friday. The company said in a court filing its diacetyl...

2009-03-30 14:28:39

About 5 percent of those with eczema were allergic to the air oxidized form of a popular shampoo and soap fragrance, a researcher in Sweden said. Dermatologist Johanna Brared Christensson said considerably more people than previously believed are allergic to the most common fragrance ingredient -- linalool -- used in shampoos, conditioners and soap. I would suspect that about 2 percent of the complete population of Sweden are allergic to air oxidized linalool. That may not sound like very...

2009-03-16 13:57:00

WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today announced the withdrawal of an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) for occupational exposure to food flavorings containing diacetyl. The withdrawal will facilitate the Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) timely development of a standard to protect workers from bronchiolitis obliterans, a serious and potentially fatal lung disease associated with such an...

2008-12-02 11:32:00

Fruit-flavored, "frozen lozenge" provides breakthrough method to help medicine go down LANGHORNE, Pa., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- "A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down" -- parents know in reality it just isn't that easy. That's why Insight Pharmaceuticals has introduced Sucrets(R) ICE -- unique, frozen single-use packages that offer cooling, soothing relief to both children's and adults' harshest sore throats. Sucrets ICE is the newest member of the Sucrets family of products that...

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2008-09-19 13:10:00

Researchers reported on Thursday that plants stressed by drought or unseasonable temperatures squirt out an aspirin-like chemical that may be a sort of immune response that helps protect the plants, the scientists speculated.The finding raises the possibility that farmers, forest managers and others may eventually be able to start monitoring plants for early signs of a disease, an insect infestation or other types of stress, they said.Currently they often do not know if an ecosystem is...

2008-09-12 03:00:21

By Choi, Hyong Woo Lee, Byung Gil; Kim, Nak Hyun; Park, Yong; Lim, Chae Woo; Song, Hyun Kyu; Hwang, Byung Kook Plants elaborate a vast array of enzymes that synthesize defensive secondary metabolites in response to pathogen attack. Here, we isolated the pathogen-responsive CaMNR1 [menthone: (1)- (3S)-neomenthol reductase] gene, a member of the short-chain dehydrogenase/reductase (SDR) superfamily, from pepper (Capsicum annuum) plants. Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry analysis revealed...

2008-08-25 15:00:00

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/fec3e2/ethyl_acetate_wor) has announced the addition of the "Ethyl Acetate: World Market Outlook And Forecast" report to their offering. The report analyzes worldwide markets for Ethyl acetate, including Europe, Asia, Africa, North America and Latin America. It provides the most complete and current analytical account of the following areas: Ethyl acetate producers, plant-by-plant capacities, supply/demand, future demand...


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2009-04-28 16:00:11

Bursera graveolens or Palo Santo is a tree indigenous to South America in Argetina, Paraguay, Boliva and coastal areas of Ecuador. Palo Santo means "holy wood" in English and belongs in the same family as frankincense and myrrh. Although it has been used in homeopathic medicine for years, most recently it is the extraction of essential oils that has put this plant in the spotlight. Limonene, a-Terpineol, Menthofuran and Carvone are a few of the oils derived from this plant. Native...

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2009-04-23 10:35:57

The Lemon Myrtle, Backhousia citriodora, also known as Lemon Scented Ironwood, Sweet Verbena Tree, Sweet Verbena Myrtle, or Lemon Scented Verbena, is a flowering plant native to subtropical rainforests of Queensland, Australia. This plant is classified in the family Myrtaceae and genus Backhousia. It can achieve heights as high as 5 yards, but many times it is smaller. The leaves are a glossy evergreen with smooth edges, opposite, lance-shaped, 2-5 inches in length and less than an inch...

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