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.
Essential Oil Research
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Every year there are several hundred thousand new cases of oral cancer worldwide. Clinical oncology is still challenged by toxicity and side effects of multimodal therapy strategies in which is associated with poor prognosis for patients. There is an urgent necessity to develop novel therapy strategies.
Coriander essential oil (Coriandrum sativum) has been shown to be toxic to a broad range of harmful bacteria. Its use in foods and in clinical agents could prevent food-borne illnesses and even treat antibiotic-resistant infections, according to the authors of a study published in the Journal of Medical Microbiology.
Our regular readers are used to me banging on and on about the importance of purity when it comes to essential oils, and why analytical testing with GC/MS is the only scientific way to truly establish the provenance of an oil. So it is really nice to feature an aromatherapy article where an experienced aromatherapist […]
Lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia) is often stated in aromatherapy books to be helpful in relieving the pain and symptoms of headaches and migraines. And although aromatherapists know only too well how effective lavender essential oil can be with migraines, there has been little clinical evidence to support this therapeutic claim. Until now, that is.
Nurses working in an accident and emergency department reported that their anxiety levels fell dramatically when they were given aromatherapy massages while listening to music, according to research in the September 2007 issue of the UK-based Journal of Clinical Nursing.