I am a website creator working on a site about therapeutic properties of chemical compounds found in essential oils and I need a recommendation for a book or a resource about information on this.
The quoted info below I found on Wikipedia, it is helpful but the information on different plants is not consistent. With some plants there isn´t even mention of therapeutic properties of the chemical compounds, that´s why I need a book, dictionary or online reliable resource.
"Medical use and pharmacology
Chemical compounds present within chamomile have demonstrated the ability to bind GABA receptors, modulate monoamine neurotransmission, and have displayed neuroendocrine effects. Major chemical compounds present within chamomile include apigenin and alpha-bisabolol. There is Level B evidence to support the claim that chamomile possesses anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) properties and chamomile may have clinical applications in the treatment of stress and insomnia.
Other classes of chemical compounds found within the chamomile plant include: sesquiterpenes, terpenoids, flavonoids, coumarins such as herniarin and umbelliferone, phenylpropanoids such as chlorogenic acid and caffeic acid, flavones such as apigenin and luteolin, flavanols such as quercetin and rutin, and polyacetylenes. Alpha-bisabolol has been shown to have antiseptic properties, anti-inflammatory properties, and has also been demonstrated to reduce pepsin secretion without altering secretion of stomach acid. Umbelliferone has been shown to be fungistatic.Apigenin has demonstrated strong chemopreventive effects. Coumarin compounds present in chamomile such as herniarin and umbelliferone may have blood thinning properties and there is some evidence that chamomile may interact with other medications causing drug-drug interactions.
Chamomile has been used for inflammation associated with hemorrhoids when applied topically. Chemical components of chamomile extract have demonstrated anti-inflammatory, antihyperglycemic, antigenotoxic, and anticancer properties when examined in vitro and in animal studies."
Also information related to therapeutic properties on these would be helpful:
Lactones and coumarins:
I rather have the information aimed to the lay person if possible, but that a more scientific mind would find admisible. like a middle ground.
Thank you so much in advance, sorry for making you read so much. I tried to be as succinct as possible.