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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.

Aromatherapy For Colds

When temperatures drop, cold germs come out of the woodwork. Sure, they’re a part of winter we have to endure, but there’s no reason to be a passive receptor. Judicious use of essential oils can heal, and even help prevent, cold symptoms. So put those germs on alert—aromatherapy is on your team.

Six Essential Oils That Suppress Inflammation

For those who do not drink, researchers have found that six essential oils – from thyme, clove, rose, eucalyptus, fennel and bergamot can suppress the inflammatory COX-2 enzyme, in a manner similar to resveratrol, the chemical linked with the health benefits of red wine. They also identified that the chemical carvacrol was primarily responsible for […]

Sense Of Smell Is Boosted By Anxiety

Anxious people have a heightened sense of smell when it comes to sniffing out a threat, according to a new study by Elizabeth Krusemark and Wen Li from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US.

Join A Worldwide Ban Against Animal Testing For Cosmetics

Cruelty Free International, founded by the BUAV, was launched in March 2012 with the support of Ricky Gervais. It is the only global organisation . . .

Essential Oils Effectively Treats Postoperative Nausea

Postoperative nausea (PON) is a common complication of anesthesia and surgery. Antiemetic medication for higher-risk patients may reduce but does not reliably prevent PON. We examined aromatherapy as a treatment for patients experiencing PON after ambulatory surgery. Our primary hypothesis was that in comparison with inhaling a placebo, PON will be reduced significantly by aromatherapy […]

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Rainforest Plant Combats Multi-Resistant Bacteria

PhD Jes Gitz Holler from the University of Copenhagen discovered in a research project a compound that targets a particular resistance mechanism in yellow staphylococci. The development of resistance in these specific bacteria is extremely rapid. Bacterial strains that do not respond to treatment have already been found in the USA and Greece.

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