Ron Guba: 

Topic: Potent Extracts for the Practice of Aromatic Medicine

Supercritical and liquid carbon dioxide extraction creates very pure aromatic extracts which are more true to the original plant than steam distilled essential oils.

A variety of carbon dioxide extracts are excellent for therapeutic use in both ingested and topical preparations and can be superior to the steam distilled essential oil.

In this presentation we will consider:

  • Supercritical fluid extraction – development and principles of operation.
  • Carbon dioxide extracts as compared to distilled essential oils and solvent extracted absolutes – differences in composition and therapeutic activity.
  • Carbon dioxide extracts with unique therapeutic benefits, such as Commiphora mukmul, German Chamomile, Ginger, Schisandra, Rosemary, Hypericum and more.
  • Safety in use – food & flavour use as compared to therapeutic dosages.

We will enjoy sampling of a wide selection of carbon dioxide extracts.