1,8 Cineole

1,8 Cineole

Today I landed on Spanish Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) and I immediately knew what it was and could also recognize its qualities: herbaceous, cineolic, and slightly sweet. it also struck me how much it reminded me of Eucalyptus radiata.

 

According to Evidence-Based Essential Oil Therapy: The Ultimate Guide to the Therapeutic and Clinical Application of Essential Oils by Dr. Scott A. Johnson, the primary compounds for Spanish Rosemary are:


  • 1,8-Cineole 41.6%–52.4%
  • Camphor 7.9%–18.9%
  • Alpha-Pinene 5.2%–15.8%
  • Camphene 3.0%–11.1%
  • Beta-Pinene 4.8%–7.5%
  • Alpha-Terpineol 0.0%–4.9%
  • Borneol 2.6%–4.8%
  • Caryophyllene 0.1%–4.2%

and Eucalyptus radiata are:

  • 1,8-Cineole 22.4%–74.3%
  • Alpha-Terpineol 0.0%–15.2%
  • Alpha-Pinene 0.2%–11.9%
  • Trans-Pinocarveol 0.0%–4.8%
  • Limonene 0.5%–4.5%

I’ve bolded the ones in common.

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