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1. an unctuous, combustible substance that is liquid, or easily liquefiable, on warming, and is not miscible with water, but is soluble in ether. Such substances, depending on their origin, are classified as animal, mineral, or vegetable oils. Depending on their behavior on heating, they are classified as volatile or fixed. For specific oils, see under the name, as castor oil.
2. a fat that is liquid at room temperature.
essential oil volatile o.
expressed oil (fatty oil) (fixed oil) one that is not volatile, i.e., does not evaporate on warming; such oils consist of a mixture of fatty acids and their esters, and are classified as solid, semisolid, and liquid, or as drying, semidrying, and nondrying as a function of their tendency to solidify on exposure to air.
volatile oil an oil that evaporates readily; such oils occur in aromatic plants, to which they give odor and other characteristics.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

essential oil

Alternative medicine
An oil distilled or extracted from various plants (e.g., citrus fruits, eucalyptus, flowers, lavender, peppermint, rosemary, tea tree and others), which is used in aromatherapy.
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es·sen·tial oil

(ĕ-sen'shăl oyl)
A plant product, usually somewhat volatile, giving the odors and tastes characteristic of the particular plant; usually, the steam distillates of plants or of oils obtained by pressing the rinds of plants.
See also: volatile oil
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Essential oil

A volatile oil extracted from the leaves, fruit, flowers, roots, or other components of a plant and used in aromatherapy, perfumes, and foods and beverages.
Mentioned in: Aromatherapy
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

es·sen·tial oil

(ĕ-sen'shăl oyl)
A plant product, usually somewhat volatile, giving the odors and tastes characteristic of the particular plant.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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Postharvest control of the date moth Ectomyelois ceratoniae using Eucalyptus essential oil fumigation.
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(v) Group V received daily administration of essential oil from turmeric (50 mg/kg) orally plus Cd (2.5 mg/kg) via i.p.
Phytopia is optimistic that more research on the possible applications of essential oils could lead to essential oils being recognized as a 'resistance modifying agent' for certain afflictions, by improving the overall microbial ecology of the human body, inhibiting the spread of harmful elements, and promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria.
Explaining methods to incorporate essential oils into your practice, "Essential Oils for Mindfulness and Meditation" introduces readers to the "Gem" essential oils, which are a group of oils specifically selected for attaining and maintaining a state of mindfulness, as well as a broad spectrum of therapeutic properties.
Recently, extraction technique i.e., supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) and solid phase microextraction (SPME) coupled with above detectors are used for essential Oil purpose [21], But, time consuming and low sensitivity are main issues.
In another clinical trial, comparing the effectiveness of aromatherapy and acupressure massage therapies on the sleep quality of women, all experimental groups (blended essential oil, lavender oil, and acupressure massage) showed significant improvements in sleep quality.
Essential oils can be used in many ways at home and at the place of work.
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