Sunday, November 16, 2014


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Yes, essential oils can cross the blood-brain barrier!
Please read this great post written by David Stewart.

To your health!

  Rev. Eugeniya

  Health Essentials LLC.

By David Stewart, Ph.D.,R.A.

It was thought for years that the interstitial tissues of the
brain served as a barrier to keep damaging substances from
reaching the neurons of the brain and the cerebrospinal fluid.
Instead of a barrier, it would be more accurate to consider it
as a sieve or filter through which only molecules of a certain
size or smaller can pass.

Most of the molecules of the substances used in chemotherapy
are too large to pass through the blood-brain filter, which
is why doctors say that chemotherapy doesn't work on brain
cancer. Some of the smaller molecules get through, but not
the whole suite of drugs intended.

Doctors don't know for sure, but it seems that in order to
cross the blood-brain barrier, only molecules less than
800-1000 atomic mass units (amu) in molecular weight can get
through. Lipid solubility seems to be another factor which
facilitates passing through the blood-brain barrier. Water
soluble molecules don't usually penetrate into brain tissue,
even when very small. The molecules of essential oils are all
not only small, but lipid soluble as well.

In fact, when it comes to essential oils, small molecules 
(less than 500 amu) are what they are made of. That is why
they are aromatic. The only way for something to be aromatic
is for the molecules to be so small that they readily leap into
the air so they can enter our noses and be detected as odor and

That is why oils for cooking or massage, such as corn, peanut,
sesame seed, safflower, walnut, almond, canola, olive and other
oils pressed from seeds are not aromatic. Sure, they have a smell,
but you can't smell them across the room in minutes as one can
when you opens a bottle of peppermint, hyssop, or cinnamon oil.
Essential oils of every species cross the blood-brain barrier.

This makes them uniquely able to address disease, not only from
a physical level, but from a more basic and fundamental
level-that of the emotions which are often the root cause of
physical illness.


Because of the tiny molecular structure of the components of an
essential oil, they are extremely concentrated.
One drop contains
approximately 40 million-trillion molecules.
Numerically that is 
a 4 with 19 zeros after it: 40,000,000,000,000,000,000. We have
100 trillion cells in our bodies, and that's a lot. But one drop 
of essential oil contains enough molecules to cover every cell in 
our bodies with 40,000 molecules. Considering that it only takes 
one molecule of the right kind to open a receptor site and 
communicate with the DNA to alter cellular function, you can see 
why even inhaling a small amount of oil vapor can have profound
effects on the body, brain, and emotions
. Sometimes too many oil
molecules overload the receptor sites, and they freeze up without 
responding at all, when a smaller amount would have been just 
right. This is why we say that when using oils, "sometimes less 
is better." Sometimes more is better, too. Knowing the difference
is the art of aromatherapy.

Essential oils are mixtures of dozens, even hundreds, of
constituents, all of which are composed of carbon and hydrogen
and sometimes oxygen. All essential oils are principally
composed of a class of organic compounds built of "isoprene units."
An isoprene unit is a set of five connected carbon atoms with eight
hydrogens attached. Their molecular weight is only 68 amu,
which is very small, indeed. Molecules built of isoprene units are
all classified as "terpenes." Terpenes are what make essential oils
unique in the world of natural substances.


Phenylpropanoids are compounds of carbon-ring molecules
incorporating one isoprene unit. They are also 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%), 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-
molecular 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%), Cypress (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. With improper coding in the
DNA, 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-
molecular 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 the DNA. Sesquiterpenes are
thought to be especially effective in fighting cancer because the
root problem with a cancer cell is that it contains misinformation,
and sesquiterpenes can erase 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
very powerful in addressing many illnesses, injuries, and disease
conditions. That is because this combination offers the following:
First, you clean the receptor sites allowing the proper transfer
of hormones, peptides, neurotransmitters, steroids, and other
intracellular messengers. (The Phenylpropanoids do that.)
Second, you deprogram or erase the wrong information from
cellular memory stored in the DNA. (The Sesquiterpenes take
care of that.)

Third, you reprogram the cells with the correct information so
they can function properly. (The Monoterpenes do this.)
These three classes of chemical components are why essential
oils can sometimes affect a healing that is nearly instant and also
What they simply do is to restore the body back to its 
natural state of balance and health. While a specific oil may have 
one or two of these three classes of compounds as its 
predominant chemistry, all the Biblical oils contain some of all of 
them. This is one secret to their amazing healing abilities.
So 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.

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