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Phenols, Phenylpropanoids, Monoterpenes, Sesquiterpenes
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Phenols, Phenylpropanoids, Monoterpenes, Sesquiterpenes

Phenols, Phenylpropanoids, Monoterpenes, Sesquiterpenes


Phenols and Phenylpropanoids are compounds of carbon-ring molecules incorporating on isoprene unit. They are sometimes called hemiterpenes. There are dozens of varieties of phenylpropanoids. They are found in Clove (90%), Cassia (80%), Basil (75%), Cinnamon (73%), Oregano (60%), Anise (50%), and Peppermint (25%).

While they can create conditions where unfriendly viruses and bacteria cannot live, the most important function performed by phenylpropanoids is that they clean the receptor sites on the cells. Without clean receptor sites cells cannot communicate, and the body malfunctions, resulting in sickness.


Monoterpenes are compounds of two isoprene units, which is ten carbon atoms and sixteen hydrogen atoms per molecule--molecule weight 136 amu. There are an estimated 2,000 varieties of monoterpenes.

Monoterpenes are found in most essential oils: Galbanum (80%), Angelica (73%), Hyssop (70%), Rose of Sharon (54%), Peppermint (45%), Juniper (42%), Frankincense (40%), Spruce (38%), Pine (30%), Cyress (28%), and Myrtle (25%).

While offering a variety of healing properties, the most important ability of the monoterpenes is that they can reprogram miswritten information in the cellular memory (DNA). With improper coding in cellular memory, cells malfunction and diseases result, including lethal ones, such as cancer.


Sesquiterpenes are compounds of three isoprene units, which is fifteen carbons and twenty-four hydrogens per molecule--molecule weight 204 amu. There are more than 10,000 kinds of sesquiterpenes.

Sesquiterpenes are the principal constituents of Cedarwood (98%), Vetiver (97%), Spikenard (93%), Sandalwood (Aloes)90%, Black Pepper (74%), Patchouli (71%), Myrrh (62%), and Ginger (59%). They are also found in Galbanum, Onycha, and Frankincense (8%).

Sesquiterpene molecules deliver oxygen molecules to cells, like hemoglobin does in the blood. Sesquiterpenes can also erase or deprogram miswritten codes in celluar memory. Sesquiterpenes are thought to be especially effective in fighting cancer. The root problem with a cancer cell is that it contains misinformation, and sesquiterpenes can delete that garbled information. At the same time the oxygen carried by sesquiterpene molecules creates an environment where cancer cells can't reproduce. Hence, sesquiterpenes deliver cancer cells a double punch--one that disables their coded misbehavior and a second that stops their growth.

The American Medical Association (AMA) has said that if they could find an agent that would pass the blood-brain barrier, they would be able to find cures for ailments such as Lou Gehrig's disease, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, and Parkinson's disease. Such agents already exist and have been available since Biblical times. The agents, of course, are essential oils--particularly those containing the brain oxygenating molecules of sesquiterpenes.


The big triple punch combination of "PMS" (Phenylpropanoids, Monoterpenes, and Sesquiterpenes) found in essential oils is probably one of the major aspects responsible for the therapeutic power familiar to essential oil users. Many oils containing PMS have been found to be useful in addressing many illnesses, injuries, and disease conditions. One hypothesis is that this combination offers the following actions:

1. Cleanse Receptor Sites: Phenols and phenylpropanoids can act to clean receptor sites on the surfaces of cells. This allows the proper transfer of hormones, peptides, neurotransmitters, steroids, and other intracellular messengers.

2. Deprogram Bad Information: Sesquiterpenes seem to work at the subcellular level by affecting membrane fluidity and facilitating oxygen transfer. Sesquiterpenes may also affect transport of material inside the cell. This allows for access to DNA and RNA which may offer a scientific basis for "deprograming or erasing the incorrect information from cellular memory" often referred to in holistic healing circles.

3. Reprogram Correct Information: Monoterpenes, working at both subcellular and intracellular levels, protect against free radical damage and work within cells to produce properly programed strands of RNA and DNA. This helps insure proper cell-to-cell communication and maintain healthy bodily functions. Many refer to this as "reprogramming the cells".

These three classes of chemical components may be why essential oils sometimes affect a healing that is nearly instant and also permanent. What they simply do is to restore the body back to its natural state of balance and health at the most basic and fundamental levels within the cells.

There you have it in a nutshell: The way the blood-brain barrier works and the biochemistry of one of the ways essential oils can help achieve a healing.



I have found this information to be of great benefit in my studies and use of essential oils and recommend the book it comes from to anyone interested in learning and exploring the world of therapeutic-grade essential oils. This information addresses the compounds found in THERAPEUTIC-GRADE ESSENTIAL OILS. ESSENTIAL OILS THAT ARE ALIVE WITH FREQUENCY. IT IS NOT REFERRING TO AROMA OR PERFUME-GRADE ESSENTIAL OILS OR OILS THAT HAVE BEEN ADULTRATED IN GROWING OR PROCESSING.

Knowledge is power...

[The book, "Healing Oils of the Bible", by David Stewart, Ph.D.]

Care Publications:

The information in this book is intended for education purposes only. It is not provided in order to diagnose, prescribe, or treat any disease, illness, or injured condition of the body. The author, publisher, and printer accept no responsibility for such use. Anyone suffering from any disease, illness, or injury should consult with a physician or other appropritate licensed health car professional.


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