Geraniol – Terpene Profile
The isomer of nerol, geraniol is found in many essential oils, including rose and palmarosa. Prized by fragrance makers for its concentrated rose scent, the terpene alcohol is also a frequent component in aromatic candles, cosmetics and hygiene products. As a flavoring, geraniol is often used to reproduce the sweet, deep summer fruit tastes of plum and watermelon. The list of the medicinal properties of geraniol is extensive, with studies demonstrating the terpene’s efficacy as an anthelmintic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer compound.
Plant derived antioxidants – Geraniol and camphene protect rat alveolar macrophages against t-BHP induced oxidative stress.
Antifungal action and antiaflatoxigenic properties of some essential oil constituents.