According to many aromatherapy books, the antidepressant and calming effects of certain essential oils can help to treat or even prevent high blood pressure, known medically as hypertension. The theory has always been that using essential oils to reduce stress and invoke a state of relaxation, also lowers blood pressure in the process.
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.
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.
Nothing beats soaking in a nice warm bath at the end of a hectic, stressful day. And nothing beats the legendary power of lavender essential oil when you want to soothe, unwind and restore your mind and body. It is these properties, plus the appeal of its refreshing aroma that makes it the most popular […]
A study at United Hospital, St Paul, Minnesota, USA, has shown that the systematic use of lavandin essential oil (Lavandula x intermedia) can reduce preoperative anxiety in surgical patients.
A collaborative team of West Australian and Sri Lankan scientists have been awarded a Sri Lanka National Research Council Grant to help continue their international study to protect and repopulate the highly threatened sandalwood tree Santalum album. Dhanushka says determining the quality of sandalwood is simple as standards have established for many years, but one […]
Fear, worry and stress — byproducts of a life-threatening illness — can manifest themselves physiologically as anxiety, difficulty breathing and nausea. While traditional health care practices are used to treat the illness, complementary therapies including reflexology, massage, healing touch, bedside harp and aromatherapy can bring patients and their caregivers a sense of peace.