Corrections to the first printing of the book

Healing Civilizations: The Search for Therapeutic Essential Oils and Nutrients

  1. Page 10, right column, line 10: Koichi Shiozawa was listed twice.
  2. Page 41, left column, line 15: The symbol “=” should instead have the text: “Temple of Queen Nefertiti”.
  3. Page 149, right column line 18: The optical rotation symbol should be [α] not [a] .
  4. Page 198, in the GC chromatogram, peak 5 is not numbered.
  5. Page 210, GC chromatogram for lavender needs to be changed. The current one represents an atypical GC for lavender organic from Wisconsin. The GC below is for a Lavender Bulgarian type:


                                 Lavender Oil, Bulgarian
Constituents Area %
alpha-Pinene 0.20
Camphene 0.18
3-Octanone 0.61
1-Octene-3-ol 0.20
Butyl Butyrate 0.12
Myrcene 0.70
Hexyl Acetate 0.34
p-Cymene 0.12
Eucalyptol/Limonene 2.40
Cis-beta-Ocimene 5.00
Trans-beta Ocimene 2.42
Gamma-Terpinene 0.13
Linalool Oxide 0.25
Terpinolene 0.15
Linalool 29.71
Camphor 0.78
Borneol 0.72
Terpinene-4-ol 2.88
Cis-3-hexenyl Butyrate 0.30
Alpha-Terpineol 1.11
Cuminic Aldehyde 0.20
Carvone 0.25
Linalyl Acetate 37.77
Lavandulyl Acetate 2.81
Neryl Acetate 0.31
Geranyl Acetate 0.56
Beta Caryophyllene 3.43
Trans-alpha-Bergamotene 0.14
Trans-Beta-Farnesene 2.13
Germacrene-D 0.31
Gamma-Cadinene 0.13
Caryophyllene Oxide 0.17
Total 96.53

Note: All ingredients below 0.10% were eliminated for simplicity.


A general note to my readers on GC information:

Obviously, there are many types, variations, species and oils from different geographical origins. In a book of this scope, I will not be able to list the many variations of these oils. Rather, GC data that represents only one type of oil is presented. Readers are encouraged to check with their suppliers and or consult the many monographs on GC in the literature (Brian Lawrence, ESO2000, Leffingwell, BACIS, Essoildb, etc.)


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