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Aug 30 08 4:30 PM

Wait, if safrole can be extracted with acetone and after the acetone evaporates can be ingested, can't this be done with all the other oils too? If someone gets a sufficient amount of calamus they might be able to extract with acetone, evap, and have the pure oil right there. Not many doses, but enough for a few doses.

SWIM will be experimenting with sassafras again soon, and will compare it to the PEA experience.

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Sep 2 08 12:47 AM

Yes you can extract nearly all the other oils with acetone and evaporate off the acetone. MEK also works well. But it also extracts fats, fixed oils, and other stuff, not just essential oils. So it won't be as concentrated. In the case of nutmeg, it will contain the saturated fat trimyristin, which isn't good for you.

You can also use CO2 for similar results. But again, you’ll get things like trimyristin, and other junk you usually don’t want.

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Sep 2 08 5:55 AM

Toastus, can you PM me a good source of Calamus americanus if you have one.

I predict that pure gamma-asarone, croweacin, asaricin, and dillapiole will prove to be very potent when activated in vivo. Their amphetamine counterparts are very potent, much more so than myristicin, elemicin, and the others. So their in vivo activated benzylethyldimethylamine versions are probably also very potent.

I also predict that the weakest of these will be methyl eugenol. With the benzylethyldimethylamine metabolite needing an MAO inhibitor to be active. However two of its other amines created in vivo are probably active without an MAO inhibitor.

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Volatile constituents of Melissa officinalis leaves determined by plant age.

The present study investigated changes in the content and chemical composition of the essential oil extracted by hydrodistillation from air-dried Melissa officinalis L. (lemon balm) leaves in the first and second year of plant growth. The lemon balm oil was analysed by GC-MS and GC-FID. The presence of 106 compounds, representing 100% of the oil constituents, was determined in the oil. The predominant components were geranial (45.2% and 45.1%) and neral (32.8% and 33.8%); their proportions in the examined samples of the oil obtained from one- and two-year-old plants were comparable. However, the age of lemon balm plants affected the concentration of other constituents and the proportions of the following compounds were subject to especially high fluctuations: citronellal (8.7% and 0.4%), geraniol (trace amounts and 0.6%), and geranyl acetate (0.5% and 3.0%), as well as, among others, isogeranial, E-caryophyllene, caryophyllene oxide, germacrene D, and carvacrol. The essential oil of two-year-old plants was characterized by a richer chemical composition than the oil from younger plants.

Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25026727
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CHEMICAL CONSTITUENTS LEMON BALMLemon balm is defined chemically into the following categories: by herb and by essential oil

HERB

1. Flavinoids- Quercitrin, rhamncitrin, rhamnazin
Flavinoid sub-category 7- glucocide- Apigenin, kaempferol, quercetin, luteolin
2. Phenolic acids and tannins- Rosmarinic acid(up to 4%), glycoside bound caffeic acid and chlorogenic acids, ferulic acid, hydroxycinnamic acid, protocatechuic acid
3. Triterpenic acids- Ursolic acid, pomolic acid, oleonolic acid
4. Additional components- Methyl carnosoate, 2-(3’4’-dihydroxyphenol)-1,3-benzodioxole-5-aldehyde

VOLATILE/ ESSENTIAL OIL

* usually obtained by water distillation method to a 0.05 - 0.375% grade
1.Monoterpinoid citronellal is 30 - 40%
2.Geranial ( citral a) and Neral (citral b) are 10 - 30%
3.Sesquiterpenes: b -caryophyllene and germacrene D
4.Additional components: Caryophyllene oxide, geranyl acetate, linalool, eugenyl, acetate, beta-ocimene, copaene, and a-cubenene. (1,2,3,4)

Source: http://www.herballegacy.com/Morrison_Chemical.html
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