Category: Phytoceutic

What are terpenes?

Terpenes are a large and diverse class of organic compounds, produced by a variety of plants and animals, as explained in this video. The biochemistry of smell Terpenes are lipid structures produced by the...

Cork: science, environment & pharmacological potential

Highlights: The cellular structure and the chemical composition of cork are the basis of its low density, impermeability to liquids, elasticity, resilience, heat and acoustic insulation proprieties and resistance to chemical and microbial attack. Cork...

Tea tree oil: an insight on the Aboriginal bush medicine

The Tea tree plant Melaleuca Alternifolia, the source of tea tree oil, has been in use for centuries by the traditional people of Australia. Often prepared by soaking in water overnight or applying the...