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Progress in Essential Oils

By: Brian M. Lawrence
Posted: April 23, 2007, from the May 2007 issue of P&F magazine.

Madagascan Helichrysum Oil

Oil produced from Helichrysum faradifani Scott-Elliot, an endemic plant of Madagascar, can be found commercially available in limited quantities. The composition of this oil was the subject of analysis by Cavalli et al. (2001). The authors determined that it possessed the following composition:

alpha-pinene (2.2%)

camphene (0.4%)

beta-pinene (0.5%)