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6th Edition of International Conference on

Traditional Medicine, Ethnomedicine and Natural Therapies

June 20-22, 2024 | Paris, France

Traditional Medicine 2023

Andre Ferraz

Speaker at Traditional Medicine, Ethnomedicine and Natural Therapies 2023 - Andre Ferraz
iQuilibre Center of Educational Research, Brazil
Title : Chemistry composition and therapeutic actions of 7 brazilian essential oils


According to the National Institutes of Health National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, north-americans alone spend more than $30.2 billion annually on complementary health approaches, and according to Grand View Research, it is predicted that the global market of Aromatherapy will grow to $3.7 billion by 2028. The scientific logic of Aromatherapy is that the therapeutic effects of essential oils come from their chemical constituents, so if we know the chromatography of 250 commercially available essential oils, we will be able to find substitutes. Everyone knows the importance of the quality of essential oils for therapeutic effects. What few people know is how to analyze the different compounds in chromatography to find substitutes for classic essential oils. In this lecture, my proposal is to show you the potential of Brazilian essential oils through chromatography analysis, exploring the most common chemical families and substances that are produced by our native plants. Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world, with the greatest biodiversity and a huge potential to contribute more to the world aromatherapy scene. In addition to the famous Copaíba and Pau Rosa oils, there are several other essential oils that can be used. A prime example is Candeia, wood from which an essential oil with more than 80% alpha-bisabolol is extracted, a substance highly valued in the world cosmetic market. Therefore, in this presentation we will focus on 7 essential oils endemic to Brazil and South America, their chemical compounds and their therapeutic potential.


Andre Ferraz have a bachelor degree in Psychology at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil and as is one of the most renowned Brazilian Aromatherapists, with 12500+ students in 26 countries spanning all continents. He's the founder of iQuilibre, an educational platform about Aromatherapy, and co-founder of Plumerya.com, an essential oil brand. He has the biggest Youtube channel about Aromatherapy in the world. André's mother, Vany Ferraz, earned her Ph.D in chromatography analysis in Belgium in early 90's and in the last 30 years became the leading authority in the analysis of essential oils in Brazil.