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Spicy CO2 extracts for clinical applications – part 1.

“Almost all of us have jars of spices sitting in our kitchen cupboard. They may be whole or ground peppercorns, cinnamon, clove buds or nutmeg. Or perhaps chilli peppers or allspice. Maybe you have worked with conventional essential oils or any of them."


"Since the development of CO2 extraction, which I have written about before, spices have been a major part of CO2 extract production, having the food and flavouring industry as the most important customer. As you can imagine, these CO2 extracts contribute significantly to the stability and taste of food and beverages, even wine and liqueurs. Apart from the ones mentioned above, you can think of turmeric, ginger, cardamom and cumin. CO2 extracts are also increasingly used in perfumery, cosmeceuticals and herbal medicine.”


Aromatika Magazine's Autumn cover features a wonderfully spicy and colourful article from Madeleine Kerkhof who is a former registered nurse. Today Madeleine is an expert and world renowned educator in Clinical Aromatherapy, AquaCare and other complementary therapies, founder and global director of Kicozo, Knowledge Institute for Integrative & Complementary (Nursing) Care. Her passion is to help integrate complementary therapies in mainstream health care. She is a frequently asked speaker at conferences for professionals in health care. She is highly specialised in the care for the frailest patients, in elderly and dementia care, in oncology, pain management, and in palliative and end of life care. Madeleine is the author of CO2 Extracts in Aromatherapy (2018), and other books for integrative and complementary healthcare professionals.


In our AUTUMN issue, you can read the full exciting article from Madeleine as she shares her extensive knowledge about CO2 extracts, explains their rich composition and why they are beyond their content of essential oils.


If you find this article informative and useful, you might be interested to read other fantastic articles from Madeleine Kerkhof in our previous issues:


> CO2 extracts – pure plant power for children's skincare in Aromatika 2020. 7.4. Winter

> Herpes simplex infection during a cancer journey, two cases in Aromatika 2022. 9.1. Spring


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