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Essential Oils Protect Crops Against Fungal-Rot

The antifungal activity of plant essential oils was evaluated as a postharvest treatment on fruit crops against rot caused by fungii . . .

Bergamot & Lavender Essential Oil Blend Eases Anxiety

Although blended essential oils are increasingly being used for the improvement of the quality of life and for the relief of various symptoms in patients, the scientific evaluation of the aroma-therapeutic effects of blended essential oils in humans is rather scarce.

Essential Oils Study For Mental Exhaustion And Moderate Burnout

The objective of this pilot study was to determine the effectiveness of a mixture of essential oils on mental exhaustion, or moderate burnout (ME/MB) using a personal inhaler. The essential oils used in the study were; peppermint (Mentha piperita), basil (Ocimum basilicum), and helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum).

Relaxing Effect Of Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

University Study Title; Relaxing effect of ylang ylang oil on humans after transdermal absorption. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of ylang ylang essential oil (Cananga odorata) from the Annonaceae family, on human physiological parameters and self-evaluation after transdermal absorption.

Clary Sage Essential Oil Induces Relaxation – Controlled Trial

Whilst investigating the comparative efficacy of inhaled clary sage essential oil and lavender essential oil for reducing stress on females with urinary incontinence, researchers made a surprising discovery. Whilst far from conclusive, the results of this study are certainly interesting and may encourage further research along similar lines.

Antimicrobial Essential Oils Tested Against MRSA

Hospital-acquired infections and antibiotic-resistant bacteria continue to be major health concerns worldwide. Particularly problematic is methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and its ability to cause severe soft tissue, bone or implant infections. First used by the Australian Aborigines, Tea tree essential oil and Eucalyptus essential oil (and several other oils) have each demonstrated promising efficacy against […]

Effect Of Essential Oils On Central Nervous System

Although plant-derived essential oils have been used to treat various mental disorders, their central nervous system acting effects have not been clarified. The present study compared the effects of 20 kinds of essential oils with the effects of already-known central nervous system acting drugs to examine whether the essential oils exhibited CNS stimulant-like effects, CNS […]

Relaxing Effect Of Rose Essential Oil

Rose essential oil was tested on humans to measure the relaxing effects when used externally on the skin rather than inhalation . . .

Government Urged To Honour Promises To End Animal Testing

BUAV Chief Executive, Michelle Thew, recently presented a letter to Number 10 Downing Street calling on the Government to take urgent action to honour its pledge to reduce the number of animals suffering in laboratories.

‘Quantum smell’ Theory Gains Ground

A controversial theory that the way we smell involves a quantum physics effect has received a boost, following experiments with human subjects. It challenges the notion that our sense of smell depends only on the shapes of molecules we sniff in the air.

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