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Aromatherapy Improves Work Performance Through Balancing the Autonomic Nervous System. - PubMed 

Aromatherapy Improves Work Performance Through Balancing the Autonomic Nervous System. - PubMed  | Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Research | Scoop.it
J Altern Complement Med. 2016 Oct 20. [Epub ahead of print]
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"Aromatherapy (inhaling petitgrain essential oil) can improve performance in the workplace. These results could be explained by an autonomic balance on the sympathetic/parasympathetic system through a combined action of the petitgrain main components (linalyl acetate, linalool, and myrcene). The final effect could be an improvement of the mental and emotional condition by a combination of reducing the stress level and increasing the arousal level of the participants in terms of attentiveness and alertness."
 
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The effectiveness of nurse-delivered aromatherapy in an acute care setting. - PubMed - NCBI

The effectiveness of nurse-delivered aromatherapy in an acute care setting. - PubMed - NCBI | Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Research | Scoop.it
Complement Ther Med. 2016 Apr;25:164-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2016.03.006. Epub 2016 Mar 7.
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Essential oils generally resulted in significant clinical improvements based on their intended use, although each oil also showed ancillary benefits for other symptoms.
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Essential oils of Cupressus funebris, Juniperus communis, and J. chinensis (Cupressaceae) as repellents against ticks and mosquitoes

Essential oils of Cupressus funebris, Juniperus communis, and J. chinensis (Cupressaceae) as repellents against ticks and mosquitoes | Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Research | Scoop.it

Juniper repels ticks and mosquitoes almost as well as DEET.

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The Effect of 1,8-Cineole Inhalation on Preoperative Anxiety: A Randomized Clinical Trial

The Effect of 1,8-Cineole Inhalation on Preoperative Anxiety: A Randomized Clinical Trial | Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Research | Scoop.it

The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of inhalation of eucalyptus oil and its constituents on anxiety in patients before selective nerve root block (SNRB). 1,8-Cineole, a major constituent of eucalyptus, was effective in decreasing anxiety before SNRB. The present findings suggest that inhalation of 1,8-cineole may be used to relieve anxiety before, during, and after various operations, in addition to SNRB.

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Citrus bergamia essential oil: from basic research to clinical application

Citrus bergamia essential oil: from basic research to clinical application | Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Research | Scoop.it

Citrus bergamia Risso et Poiteau, also known as “Bergamot,” is a plant belonging to the Rutaceae family. This paper is an in-depth look at research supporting bergamot's essential oil’s variety of potential health benefits

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Aromatherapy as treatment for postoperative nausea: a randomized trial.

The hypothesis that aromatherapy would be effective as a treatment for post-operative nausea was supported. On the basis of our results, future research further evaluating aromatherapy is warranted. Aromatherapy is promising as an inexpensive, noninvasive treatment for post-operative nausea that can be administered and controlled by patients as needed.

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Essential Oils and Future Antibiotics: New Weapons against Emerging Superbugs?

"A growing number of scientific investigators have begun the process of elucidating the specific mechanism(s) of action of essential oils and components. Emerging evidence has shown that many essential oils have both non-specific and specific mechanisms of action which varies based on the relative abundance and chemical composition of the components."

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Treatment of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections in Primary Care: A Randomized Study Using Aromatic Herbs

Treatment of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections in Primary Care: A Randomized Study Using Aromatic Herbs | Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Research | Scoop.it

A spray containing aromatic essential oils of five plants (Eucalyptus citriodora, Eucalyptus globulus, Mentha piperita, Origanum syriacum, and Rosmarinus officinalis) as applied 5 times a day for 3 days and compared with a placebo spray... In conclusion, spray application of five aromatic plants reported in this study brings about significant and immediate improvement in symptoms of upper respiratory ailment.

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Treatment of acne with tea tree oil (melaleuca) products: A review of efficacy, tolerability and potential modes of action - International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents

Treatment of acne with tea tree oil (melaleuca) products: A review of efficacy, tolerability and potential modes of action - International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents | Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Research | Scoop.it

Tea tree oil products reduce lesion numbers in patients with mild-to-moderate acne .The tolerability of tea tree oil products is similar to other topical treatments. Efficacy may be attributed to antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activities.

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Influence of Some Citrus Essential Oils on Cell Viability, Glutathione-S-Transferase and Lipid Peroxidation in Ehrlich ascites Carcinoma Cells

Generally, it was found that incubation of tumor cells with different concentrations of essential oils reduced the viability of these cells. The activity of glutathione-S- transferase (GST), glutathione content (GSH), andlipid peroxidation (LPO) were studied in EACC tumor cells treated by essential oils. The essential oils treatments increased the activities of GST, increased the cellular GSH level and inhibited lipid peroxidation. These findings support the hypothesis that citrus essential oils may possess significant antitumor and antioxidant effects on EACC cell lines.

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The In Vitro Antimicrobial Activity of Lavandula angustifolia Essential Oil in Combination with Other Aroma-Therapeutic Oils

The In Vitro Antimicrobial Activity of Lavandula angustifolia Essential Oil in Combination with Other Aroma-Therapeutic Oils | Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Research | Scoop.it

The antimicrobial activity of Lavandula angustifolia essential oil was assessed in combination with 45 other oils to establish possible interactive properties.

When lavender oil was assayed in 1:1 ratios with other oils, synergistic (26.7%), additive (48.9%), non-interactive (23.7%), and antagonistic (0.7%) interactions were observed. When investigating different ratios of the two oils in combination, the most favourable interactions were when L. angustifolia was combined with Cinnamomum zeylanicum or with Citrus sinensis, against C. albicans and S. aureus, respectively. In 1:1 ratios, 75.6% of the essential oils investigated showed either synergistic or additive results, lending in vitro credibility to the use of essential oil blends in aroma-therapeutic practices.

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The effectiveness of essential oils for patients with neck pain: a randomized controlled study.

For the experimental group, the intervention included 3% concentration cream composed of four essential oils: marjoram, black pepper, lavender, and peppermint. For the control group, only an unscented cream was provided. For 4 weeks, all patients applied 2 g cream directly to the affected area daily after showering or bathing. CONCLUSION: The essential oil cream developed in this study can be used to improve neck pain.

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Anti-Oxidative and Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Ginger in Health and Physical Activity: Review of Current Evidence

Anti-Oxidative and Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Ginger in Health and Physical Activity: Review of Current Evidence | Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Research | Scoop.it
Conclusions: The anticancer potential of ginger is well documented and its functional ingredients like gingerols, shogaol, and paradols are the valuable ingredients which can prevent various cancers. This review concludes to favor ginger but some ambiguities necessitate further research before claiming its efficacy.
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Composition and potential anticancer activities of essential oils obtained from myrrh and frankincense

Composition and potential anticancer activities of essential oils obtained from myrrh and frankincense | Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Research | Scoop.it
The present study aimed to investigate the composition and potential anticancer activities of essential oils obtained from two species, myrrh and frankincense, by hydrodistillation. Using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS), 76 and 99 component
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The effectiveness of aromatherapy massage using lavender oil as a treatment for infantile colic. - PubMed - NCBI

The use of aromatherapy massage using lavender oil was found to be effective in reducing the symptoms of colic.

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Antiinflammatory effects of essential oil from the leaves of Cinnamomum cassia and cinnamaldehyde on lipopolysaccharide-stimulated J774A.1 cells

Antiinflammatory effects of essential oil from the leaves of Cinnamomum cassia and cinnamaldehyde on lipopolysaccharide-stimulated J774A.1 cells | Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Research | Scoop.it

These results demonstrated that inhibitory effects of cassia leaf oil from C. cassia mainly came from cinnamaldehyde. This compound not only inhibited inflammatory mediators but also activated antiinflammatory mediators in LPS-activated J774A.1 cells. It may also have an effect on iron regulatory proteins in activated macrophages.

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The effects of aromatherapy on sleep improvement: a systematic literature review and meta-analysis.

"Readily available aromatherapy treatments appear to be effective and promote sleep. Thus, it is essential to develop specific guidelines for the efficient use of aromatherapy."

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Essential oil from lemon peels inhibit key enzymes linked to neurodegenerative conditions and pro-oxidant induced lipid peroxidation. - PubMed - NCBI

"The inhibition of AChE and BChE activities, inhibition of pro-oxidant induced lipid peroxidation and antioxidant activities could be possible mechanisms for the use of the essential oil in the management and prevention of oxidative stress-induced neurodegeneration."

 

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Immunological and Psychological Benefits of Aromatherapy Massage

"...suggests that aromatherapy massage could be beneficial in disease states that require augmentation of CD8+ lymphocytes. While this study identifies the immunological benefits of aromatherapy massage, there is a need to validate the findings prospectively in a larger cohort of patients."

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The effect of tea tree oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) on wound healing using a dressing model.

The results demonstrated decreased healing time in all but one of the participants treated with tea tree oil. The differences between the matched participants were striking. The results of this small investigational study indicate that additional study is warranted.

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Airborne Antituberculosis Activity of Eucalyptus citriodora Essential Oil - Journal of Natural Products (ACS Publications and Am. Soc. of Pharmacognosy)

Airborne Antituberculosis Activity of Eucalyptus citriodora Essential Oil - Journal of Natural Products (ACS Publications and Am. Soc. of Pharmacognosy) | Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Research | Scoop.it

32 airborne anti-TB-active compounds were identified in Eucalyptus. citriodora essential oil.

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Effect of tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) oil as a natural antimicrobial agent in lipophilic formulations - Canadian Journal of Microbiology

Effect of tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) oil as a natural antimicrobial agent in lipophilic formulations - Canadian Journal of Microbiology | Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Research | Scoop.it

Results from this study support that antimicrobial activity of TTO can be attributed to varying levels of its components and that low levels of TTO were effective in reducing microbial growth during the use of the product. This study showed that TTO can act as a suitable preservative system within an oil-based formulation.

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The effectiveness and safety of ginger for pregnancy-induced nausea and vomiting: a systematic review.

The best available evidence suggests that ginger is a safe and effective treatment for PNV. However, there remains uncertainty regarding the maximum safe dosage of ginger, appropriate duration of treatment, consequences of over-dosage, and potential drug-herb interactions; all of which are important areas for future research.

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The Effect of Inhalation of Aromatherapy Blend containing Lavender Essential Oil on Cesarean Postoperative Pain

The Effect of Inhalation of Aromatherapy Blend containing Lavender Essential Oil on Cesarean Postoperative Pain | Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Research | Scoop.it

Patients in the Lavender group had less postoperative pain in four (P = 0.008), eight (P = 0.024) and 12 (P = 0.011) hours after first medication than the placebo group. The decreased heart rate and patients' level of satisfaction with analgesia were significantly higher in the Lavender group (P = 0.001).

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Taylor & Francis Online :: Journal of Essential Oil Research - Volume 26, Issue 6

Taylor & Francis Online :: Journal of Essential Oil Research - Volume 26, Issue 6 | Aromatherapy and Essential Oil Research | Scoop.it
Journal of Essential Oil Research http://t.co/bX1nO84ZYZ
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