Pure Essential Oils from the Boreal Forest
Our company, located in Quebec (Canada), specializes in the extraction and purification of bioactive ingredients. We have a large research and development department that allows for rigorous analysis and characterization of our products. Our partnership with GBR (Groupe BoréaRessources) combines a meticulous production of essential oils with our scientific platform, giving the products an unparalleled quality.
We can therefore guarantee that our essential oils are 100% organic, pure, natural and chemotyped.
The Labrador Tea (Rhododendron groenlandicum / formerly Ledum groelandicum) is an evergreen shrub found from Greenland to Canada. It is now scientifically proven that this plant is rich in bioactive molecules.
The Balsam Poplar (Populus balsamifera) is a deciduous tree widespread in the boreal forest, particularly in the north. It takes its name from its highly aromatic resinous buds, which have a balsam-like fragrance.
The Sweet Gale (Myrica gale) is a small shrubby plant found in North America and Europe. First Nations people used its leaves and fruits to season and preserve their food, and to repel insects.
The Jack Pine (Pinus banksiana) is a North American conifer found mainly in the eastern boreal forest. It is the most widespread pine in Canada.
The Black Spruce (Picea mariana) is the most common tree in Canada, found mainly in the eastern boreal forest.
The Balsam Fir (Abies balsamea) is an emblematic tree and one of the best-known conifers in our boreal forests.
The boreal forest covers more than half of the Canadian territory hosts to over one hundred thousand species of plants, animals and other organisms. Essential oils from Synéova are manufactured in the heart of Quebec boreal forest, in Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean. Approximately two million hectares are exploited, offering a great diversity in wild plant species. This proximity to freshly harvested raw material allows superior categorization and higher standards in quality of products.
Scientific approach & biological benefits
There is a current health trend that involves activities in the woods for well-being. In connection with this “forest therapy”, there is a growing interest for the positive impact of some molecules secreted profusely by trees such as terpenes. Those from a large and diverse class of organic compounds produced by a variety of plants, particularly conifers and citrus fruits. Because of their high volatility, they constitute the fragrant principles of plants and they may protect plants from harmful insects and microorganisms. For humans, the scientific community attributes important health benefits to a number of terpenes important health benefits. For example, vitamin A is a well-known compound of the terpene family.
Main biochemical families
Our essential oils are rich in terpenes. They mainly contain monoterpenes and also sesquiterpenes, esters, ketones and terpene alcohols in appreciable quantities. Boreal essential oils are unique. Their profiles reveal a wide distribution of various compounds. This great complexity gives them multiple uses and potentiates positive synergies between constituents.
Starting from the chromatographic data, we make a rigorous analysis of each essential oil based on the active molecules they contain and their chemical families, which have scientifically studied biological activities.
This analytical work allows us to present in this document the properties and therapeutic potential of each of our essential oils.
Biochemicals Families & Benefits
Monoterpenes are recognized for their beneficial effect on the respiratory tract. They are decongestant, expectorant, mucolytic and anti-infectious. Monoterpenes rich essential oils are ideal for winter ailments such as cold, flu and respiratory infections. They are also excellent as air sanitizers to remove germs in the environment. Monoterpenes also have interesting anti-inflammatory, analgesic and digestive actions. Some of them are good antioxidants. As far as general well-being is concerned, they elevate the mood and give energy.
Sesquiterpenes and sesquiterpenols are precious uncommon compounds in essential oils. Sesquiterpenes have very diverse applications. They are known to regenerate the skin, to heal and to have a shooting and analgesic effects. They are also recognized for their anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, antispasmodic properties. Sesquiterpenols, on the other hand, have analgesic and soothing effects. Most of them are anti-inflammatory. Moreover, both families show interesting skin benefits. They also act on the venous and lymphatic circulation.
Esters have excellent antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties. Thus, explaining their ability to reduce muscle and nervous spasms. Furthermore, they have an antalgic effect and reduce swelling. They have a relaxing effect on the mood. Ketones have good mucolytic and antimicrobial effects on the lower
respiratory tract. They also have a regenerating power and healing capacity for the skin and mucous. At low doses, they are stimulant for the brain and the body.