What is Geraniol?
Geraniol is an acyclic monoterpene alcohol. Pure geraniol is a colorless oily liquid with a sweet aroma resembling roses.
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Health Benefits of
Geraniol Geraniol is a natural antioxidant. It has been suggested to help prevent cancer. Karnesechi S. et Al demonstrated in his study “Geraniol, a component of vegetable essential oils, stops the growth and polyamine biosynthesis in the human body in colon cancer cells”, (pharmacology, July 2001), Geraniol caused a 50% increase in ornithine decarboxylase activity which increases during cancer growth. Geraniola inhibits DNA synthesis.
Burk YD concluded in his study “Inhibition of pancreatic cancer growth by farnesol of dietary isoprenoids and geraniol” (Lipids, February 1997) that geraniol, farnesol and peryl-alcohol inhibit the growth of pancreatic tumors.
Other animal studies have also shown anti-cancer effects of geraniol.
Geraniol Geraniol is mainly used in perfumery and fragrances.