Plant Oils WWW Resources

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This page is all about plant oils. It provides web resources for over 200 plant-based oils


Oils, oleoresins & extracts from plants are used in a wide variety of ways – in food, as medicine, in cosmetics & toiletry, as ingredients for industrial products, as fuel, and more. We present web resources for the various plant oils and their applications.


By the term “plant oils”, we refer to oils that are derived from one or more parts of a plant, shrub or tree. Hence the oil could be from the root, stem/bark, leaves, flowers, seeds, fruits and whatever else could be a part of the plant!


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Sections in this page:


  1. Plant Oils – References & Guides


  1. News & Updates on Plant Oils


  1. Edible Oils (Separate Section)


  1. Plant Oils in Food & Beverages (Separate Section)


  1. Plant Oils in Cosmetics & Toiletry (Separate Section)


  1. Plant Oils in Flavours & Fragrances (Separate Section)


  1. Plant Oils in Drugs & Pharmaceuticals (Separate Section)


  1. Bio-fuel Related Sites ( see also: The Biodiesel Encyclopedia)


  1. Other Plant Oil Uses (Separate Section)


  1. Plant Oils – Research & Future (Separate Section)


  1. Other Plant Derivatives (Separate Section)


  1. Nutrition Related Sites


  1. Crop & Horticultural Sites


  1. The A-Z of Plant Oils (Separate Section)






Plant Oils – References & Guides






Plant Oils – News & Updates




Nutrition Related Sites


·        Food & Nutrition Info Center, Govt of USA

·        Nutrition Data’s Nutrition Facts

·        British Nutrition Foundation

· – Publication ferom the American Academy of Nutrition Sciences

·        Nutrition Australia

·        Nutrition Journal

·        Fats & Cholesterol – Nutrition Source, Harvard School of Public Health

·        Basic Nutrition Information Sheet – from Vegetarian Society

·        Nutritional Database – from 1 Healthy World New

·        A Primer on Dietary Fat – the Good, the Bad & the Unknown – Oregon State University New

·        Trans Fatty Acids FAQ – from Bunge New




Crop & Horticultural Sites


·        American Horticultural Society

·        American Society for Horticultural Science

·        Botanical Society of America

·        Australian Society for Horticultural Science

·        US Agricultural Research Service

·        American Horticultural Therapy Association

·        Botanical Association of America

·        Asian Vegetable Research & Development Centre

·        Royal Horticultural Society

·        Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

·        Nuts & Seeds Information Sheet

·        Nuts in the Yahoo Directory

·        The Oilseeds Group – US Govt.

·        International Nut Council

·        National Institute of Oilseed Products

·        National Oilseed Processors Association

·        Institute of Shortening & Edible Oils

·        Fruits & Vegetables Facts & Links

·        The Fruit Pages – Education, Health, Diet, Fruits Information

·        Fruitarians in the Yahoo! Directory

·        US Fresh Fruits & Vegetables Association

·        Fruits Et Legumes

·        North American Fruit Explorers

·        Good Fruit Grower Magazine

·        Virtual Orchard

·        Plant Research from the Norwich Research Park

·        Herb & Spice Industry Overview – Government of Manitoba, Canada

·        Industrial Uses of Agricultural Materials 1996 – from Bio Plastic .org (Report for 1997)

·        The Society of Economic Botany

·        American Journal of Botany

·        Agronomy Journal

·        Crop Science

·        Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education

·        Agronomic Links from Around the Globe – India, from Purdue University

·        Wild World of Plants - Links to Plants & Herbs Online Resources



The A-Z of Plant Oils


A > Aconite Oil, Ajwain Oil/Ajwoin Oil, Alfalfa Oil, Allspice Oil, Almond Oil, Aloe Vera Oil, Angelica Oil, Anise Oil, Apricot Oil, Arnica Oil, Artichoke Oil, Avocado Oil


B > Basil Oil, Bayleaf Oil, Benzoin Oil,, Bergamot Oil, Birch Oil, Blackberry Oil, Black Pepper Oil, Blessed Thistle Oil,

Boldo Oil, Borage Oil, Buchu Oil, Buckthorn Oil


C > Cajuput Oil, Calendula Oil, Camphorwood Oil, Canola Oil, Caraway Oil, Cardamom Oil, Capsicum Oleoresin, Carrot Oil, Cassia Oil, Castor Oil, Catmint Oil, Cayenne Pepper Oil, Cedar Oil, Celery Oil, Centella Oil, Chamomile Oil, Chaste Tree Oil, Chickweed Oil, Chives Oil, Cinnamon Oil, Citronella Oil, Citrus Oil, Clary-sage Oil, Clove Oil, Coconut Oil, Comfrey Oil, Coriander Oil, Corn Oil, Copra Oil, Cotton Seed Oil, Cranberry Oil, Cypress Oil, Cubeb Oil, Cumin Oil


D > Dandelion Oil, Davana Oil, Devil's Claw Oil, Dill Oil


E > Echinacea Oil, Elder Flower Oil, Eleuthero Extracts, Ephedra Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, Evening Primrose Oil


F > Fennel Oil, Fenugreek Oleoresin, Flax Oil, Frankincense Oil


G > Gardenia Perfume Oil, Garlic Oil, Geranium Oil, Ginger Oil, Ginkgo Biloba Oil, Ginseng Oil, Gold of Pleasure (False Flax) Oil, Golden Rod Oil, Goldenseal Oil, Gotu Kola Oil, Grapefruit Oil, Green Tea Oil


H > Hawthorn Oil, Hazelnut Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, Heena Perfume Oil, Hibiscus Oil, Hop Oil, Horehound Oil, Horse Chestnut Oil, Horseradish Oil, Horsetail Oil, Hyssop Oil

I > Iceland Moss Oil, Immortelle /Everlasting Oil, Ivy Oil


J > Jasmine Oil, Jatropha Oil, Jojoba Oil, Juniper Oil


K > Kava Kava Oil, Kewra Perfume Oil, Kola Nut Oil, Kukui Nut Oil


L > Lady's Mantle Oil, Lavender Oil, Lavandin Oil, Lemon Oil, Lemongrass Oil, Lemon Verbena Oil, Licorice Root Oil, Lily (White Lily) Oil, Lime Oil, Linden Flowers Oil, Linseed/Flax Seed Oil, Lotus Oil


M > Macadamia Nut Oil, Manuka Oil, Marjoram Oil, Marshmallow Oil, Meadowsweet Oil, Melaleuca Oil, Melissa Oil/Lemon Balm Oil, Menthol Oil, Milk Thistle Oil, Macodonia Nut Oil, Mint Oil, Mullein Oil, Mustard Oil, Myrrh Oil


N > Neem Oil, Neroli Oil, Nettle Oil, Niaouli Oil, Nutmeg Oil


O > Oak Oil, Oat Oil, Olive Oil, Onion Oleoresin, Orange Oil, Oregano Oil


P > Palmarosa Oil, Paprika Oleoresin, Parsley Oil, Passionflower Oil, Patchouli Oil, Palm Oil, Peanut/Groundnut Oil, Peppermint Oil, Petitgrain Oil, Pine Oil, Plantain Oil, Poplar Extract, Primrose Oil, Psyllium seed husk (Blonde) Oil, Pumpkin Seed Oil


R > Radish Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Rosehip Oil, Rosemary Oil, Rosewood Oil


S > Common-sage Oil, Saffron Oil/Zafri Perfume Oil, Saw Palmetto Oil, Sandalwood Oil, Seaweed Oil, Sesame Oil, Spearmint Oil, St. John’s Wort Oil, Stinging Nettle Oil, Soybean Oil, Sunflower Oil


T > Tagetes Oil, Tangerine Oil, Tea Oil, Thyme Oil, Turmeric Oleoresin


V > Valerian Oil, Vetiver Oil


W > Walnut Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Wintergreen Oil, Witch Hazel Oil


Y > Yarrow Oil, Ylang-Ylang Oil