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8 Essential Oils with Dominant Antiviral Activity

  A study conducted to screen for ‘Antiviral Activities of Isolated Compounds from Essential Oils’ found that the “sesquiterpene hydrocarbon β-caryophyllene is the most active antiviral compound.”  Caryophyllene (or β-Caryophyllene) - is a spicy, peppery terpene found in many different edible plants. Often mentioned as a terpene found in cannabis, beta-caryophyllene (BCP), is one of more than 30,000 terpenes found in nature. BCP is found in many essential oils. It is found most notably in black pepper, basil, oregano, lavender, rosemary, cinnamon, ylang ylang, and clove. Let’s look at current research for each of these essential oils further showing their efficacy in practical application. Black Pepper  (Piper nigrum) A study showed that Black Pepper Essential Oil (BPEO) “affects many important genes and signaling pathways closely related...

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