Oils, Volatile

Oils, Volatile
Accession Number

Oils which evaporate readily. The volatile oils occur in aromatic plants, to which they give odor and other characteristics. Most volatile oils consist of a mixture of two or more TERPENES or of a mixture of an eleoptene (the more volatile constituent of a volatile oil) with a stearopten (the more solid constituent). The synonym essential oils refers to the essence of a plant, as its perfume or scent, and not to its indispensability.

DrugDrug Description
PhenylacetaldehydeNot Available
Peppermint oilAn ingredient used in a variety of natural health products and is not an approved medication.
Tea tree oilIndicated for topical use to help protect against infection in minor cuts, scrapes, and burns. No FDA-approved therapeutic indications.
Citronella oilNot Annotated
Niaouli oilAn essential oil used to treat nasal congestion and rhinorrhea.
TurpentineA medication used to treat minor aches and pains of muscles and joints.
Drugs & Drug Targets
PhenylacetaldehydePrimary amine oxidasetarget
Peppermint oilCytochrome P450 1A2enzyme
Peppermint oilCytochrome P450 3A4enzyme
TurpentineMitogen-activated protein kinase 1target