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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529531/the-protective-effect-of-lavender-essential-oil-and-its-main-component-linalool-against-the-cognitive-deficits-induced-by-d-galactose-and-aluminum-trichloride-in-mice
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Pan Xu, Kezhu Wang, Cong Lu, Liming Dong, Li Gao, Ming Yan, Silafu Aibai, Yanyan Yang, Xinmin Liu
Lavender essential oil (LO) is a traditional medicine used for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease (AD). It was extracted from Lavandula angustifolia Mill. This study was designed to investigate the effects of lavender essential oil (LO) and its active component, linalool (LI), against cognitive impairment induced by D-galactose (D-gal) and AlCl3 in mice and to explore the related mechanisms. Our results revealed that LO (100 mg/kg) or LI (100 mg/kg) significantly protected the cognitive impairments as assessed by the Morris water maze test and step-though test...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511598/silexan-in-anxiety-disorders-clinical-data-and-pharmacological-background
#2
S Kasper, W E Müller, H P Volz, H J Möller, E Koch, A Dienel
OBJECTIVE: Silexan is a lavender oil preparation available in capsules containing 80 mg. Here we review clinical trials investigating its anxiolytic efficacy, safety, and tolerability in humans as well as preclinical investigations supporting this therapeutic use. METHODS: Besides three selected publications reporting preclinical investigations, seven clinical trials are included, of which five had a treatment duration of 6 or 10 weeks. Primary outcome measure was the HAM-A total score reduction, while single items were assessed with regard to effects on concomitant depressive symptoms and on quality of sleep...
May 17, 2017: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504569/comparisons-for-effectiveness-of-aromatherapy-and-acupressure-massage-on-quality-of-life-in-career-women-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#3
Yu-Hsiu Kao, Yi-Ching Huang, Ue-Lin Chung, Wen-Ni Hsu, Yi-Ting Tang, Yi-Hung Liao
OBJECTIVES: This study was aimed to compare the effectiveness of aromatherapy and acupressure massage intervention strategies on the sleep quality and quality of life (QOL) in career women. DESIGN: The randomized controlled trial experimental design was used in the present study. One hundred and thirty-two career women (24-55 years) voluntarily participated in this study and they were randomly assigned to (1) placebo (distilled water), (2) lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia), (3) blended essential oil (1:1:1 ratio of L...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496494/effect-of-inhalation-of-lavender-essential-oil-on-vital-signs-in-open-heart-surgery-icu
#4
Armaiti Salamati, Soheyla Mashouf, Faraz Mojab
This study evaluated the effects of inhalation of Lavender essential oil on vital signs in open heart surgery ICU. The main complaint of patients after open-heart surgery is dysrhythmia, tachycardia, and hypertension due to stress and pain. Due to the side effects of chemical drugs, such as opioids, use of non-invasive methods such as aromatherapy for relieving stress and pain parallel to chemical agents could be an important way to decrease the dose and side effects of analgesics. In a multicenter, single-blind trial, 40 patients who had open-heart surgery were recruited...
2017: Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research: IJPR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485153/antioxidant-potential-of-essential-oil-from-lavandula-angustifolia-in-in-vitro-and-ex-vivo-cultured-liver-cells
#5
K Kozics, A Srancikova, E Sedlackova, E Horvathova, M Melusova, V Melus, Z Krajcovicova, M Sramkova
Lavender is a commonly used herb in traditional medicine in Asia and Europe. It has been reported to be an effective medical plant in treating inflammation, depression and stress, thanks to its sedative and anxiolytic action, thrombotic, and antimicrobial properties. In the present study we investigated the protective effects of essential oil from Lavandula angustifolia (LO) against hydrogen peroxide and tert-butyl hydroperoxide -induced DNA damage. Also the effects of LO on the levels of enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidants (SOD-superoxide dismutase, GPx-glutathione peroxidase, GSH-glutathione) were evaluated in in vitro (human hepatoma cell line HepG2) and in ex vivo (freshly isolated rat hepatocytes) systems...
May 9, 2017: Neoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482293/temporal-associations-between-affective-instability-and-dysregulated-eating-behavior-in-bulimia-nervosa
#6
Laura A Berner, Ross D Crosby, Li Cao, Scott G Engel, Jason M Lavender, James E Mitchell, Stephen A Wonderlich
Prior research suggests that the construct of emotional instability may be salient to bulimia nervosa (BN), but no study to date has used ecological momentary assessment (EMA) to examine its temporal association with binge eating and purging. In the current study, 133 women with DSM-IV BN used portable digital devices to provide multiple daily negative affect (NA) and positive affect (PA) ratings and record eating disorder behaviors over 2 weeks. Two state-of-the art indices quantified affective instability: probability of acute change (PAC), which represents the likelihood of extreme affective increases, and mean squared successive difference (MSSD), which represents average change over successive recordings...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481623/does-japanese-citrus-fruit-yuzu-citrus-junos-sieb-ex-tanaka-fragrance-have-lavender-like-therapeutic-effects-that-alleviate-premenstrual-emotional-symptoms-a-single-blind-randomized-crossover-study
#7
Tamaki Matsumoto, Tetsuya Kimura, Tatsuya Hayashi
OBJECTIVE: A majority of menstruating women experience some degree of regular recurrences of diverse symptoms-commonly known as premenstrual syndrome (PMS)-during the days before menstruation. Given the multifactorial etiology of PMS, no single treatment is universally recognized as effective, and many women turn to alternative modalities, including aromatherapy. The present study investigated therapeutic effects on premenstrual symptoms using fragrance from yuzu, a Japanese citrus fruit (Citrus junos Sieb...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480095/the-effect-of-lavender-aromatherapy-on-the-pain-severity-of-primary-dysmenorrhea-a-triple-blind-randomized-clinical-trial
#8
R Nikjou, R Kazemzadeh, M Rostamnegad, S Moshfegi, M Karimollahi, H Salehi
BACKGROUND: Primary dysmenorrhea is the most common complaint in adolescents and adult young women that disturbs their daily life performance. AIM: The current study investigated the effect of lavender aromatherapy on pain severity in primary dysmenorrhea. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This triple-blind randomized clinical trial was conducted on 200 students of Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Iran. Subjects were allocated randomly into intervention (lavender) and control (placebo) groups...
July 2016: Annals of Medical and Health Sciences Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470486/men-muscles-and-eating-disorders-an-overview-of-traditional-and-muscularity-oriented-disordered-eating
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REVIEW
Jason M Lavender, Tiffany A Brown, Stuart B Murray
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: There is growing recognition that eating disorder (ED) symptoms, particularly those of a muscularity-oriented nature, are more common in men than previously understood. The purpose of the current review is to describe contemporary directions and implications of research on traditional and muscularity-oriented ED symptoms among males. RECENT FINDINGS: Evidence indicates that ED symptoms occur in a substantial minority of men. Importantly, recent research has focused on muscularity-oriented body image and disordered eating in males, demonstrating the prevalence, correlates, and consequences of maladaptive muscularity-oriented attitudes and behaviors...
June 2017: Current Psychiatry Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449600/comparison-of-phenolic-acids-and-flavonoids-contents-in-various-cultivars-and-parts-of-common-lavender-lavandula-angustifolia-derived-from-poland
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M Adaszyńska-Skwirzyńska, M Dzięcioł
The aim of study was to compare the content of phenolic acids and flavonoids in two cultivars of Lavandula angustifolia: 'Blue River' and 'Ellagance Purple', including flowers and leafy stalks. Total phenolics and total flavonoids contents were determined by UV-Vis spectroscopy. The contents of total phenolics in leafy stalks (3.71-4.06 mg g(-1) d.m.) were higher than in flowers (1.13-1.14 mg g(-1) d.m.). Similarly, higher total contents of flavonoids were determined in leafy stalks (3.41-3.51 mg g(-1) d...
April 27, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436086/male-clinical-norms-and-sex-differences-on-the-eating-disorder-inventory-edi-and-eating-disorder-examination-questionnaire-ede-q
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Kathryn E Smith, Tyler B Mason, Stuart B Murray, Scott Griffiths, Rachel C Leonard, Chad T Wetterneck, Brad E R Smith, Nicholas R Farrell, Bradley C Riemann, Jason M Lavender
OBJECTIVE: Evidence indicates that males account for a significant minority of patients with eating disorders (EDs). However, prior research has been limited by inclusion of small and predominantly non-clinical samples of males. This study aimed to (1) provide male clinical norms for widely used ED measures (Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire [EDE-Q] and Eating Disorder Inventory-3 [EDI-3]) and (2) examine sex differences in overall ED psychopathology. METHOD: Participants were 386 male and 1,487 female patients with an ED diagnosis aged 16 years and older who completed the EDE-Q and EDI-3 upon admission to a residential or partial hospital ED treatment program...
April 24, 2017: International Journal of Eating Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421828/jasmonic-acid-changes-the-composition-of-essential-oil-isolated-from-narrow-leaved-lavender-propagated-in-in-vitro-cultures
#12
D Andrys, M Adaszyńska-Skwirzyńska, D Kulpa
The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of jasmonic acid added to the culture medium on composition of Lavandula angustifolia essential oils. The chemical composition was determined by gas chromatography coupled to mass detector (GC/MS). The experiment was conducted with the use of MS medium supplemented with increasing concentration of JA (0.2, 0.5, 1, 1.5 mg∙dm(-3)). It was found that the analysed essential oils varied in terms of chemical composition depending on the content of JA in the medium...
April 19, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402545/orio-online-resource-for-integrative-omics-a-web-based-platform-for-rapid-integration-of-next-generation-sequencing-data
#13
Christopher A Lavender, Andrew J Shapiro, Adam B Burkholder, Brian D Bennett, Karen Adelman, David C Fargo
Established and emerging next generation sequencing (NGS)-based technologies allow for genome-wide interrogation of diverse biological processes. However, accessibility of NGS data remains a problem, and few user-friendly resources exist for integrative analysis of NGS data from different sources and experimental techniques. Here, we present Online Resource for Integrative Omics (ORIO; https://orio.niehs.nih.gov/), a web-based resource with an intuitive user interface for rapid analysis and integration of NGS data...
April 11, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398982/effectiveness-of-silexan-oral-lavender-essential-oil-compared-to-inhaled-lavender-essential-oil-aromatherapy-on-sleep-in-adults-a-systematic-review-protocol
#14
Martha J Greenberg, Jason T Slyer
The objective of this review is to identify the effectiveness of Silexan oral lavender essential oil compared to inhaled lavender essential oil aromatherapy on sleep latency, sleep duration, sleep quality, disturbed sleep and anxiety in adult patients.
April 2017: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395396/a-randomized-controlled-trial-provides-evidence-to-support-aromatherapy-to-minimize-anxiety-in-women-undergoing-breast-biopsy
#15
Renee Trambert, Mildred Ortu Kowalski, Betty Wu, Nimisha Mehta, Paul Friedman
BACKGROUND: Aromatherapy has been used to reduce anxiety in a variety of settings, but usefulness associated with breast biopsies has not been documented. AIMS: This study was conducted in women undergoing image-guided breast biopsy. We explored the use of two different aromatherapy scents, compared to placebo, aimed at reducing anxiety with the intent of generating new knowledge. METHODS: This was a randomized, placebo-controlled study of two different types of external aromatherapy tabs (lavender-sandalwood and orange-peppermint) compared with a matched placebo-control delivery system...
April 10, 2017: Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387426/facets-of-impulsivity-and-compulsivity-in-women-with-anorexia-nervosa
#16
Jason M Lavender, Erica L Goodman, Kristen M Culbert, Stephen A Wonderlich, Ross D Crosby, Scott G Engel, James E Mitchell, Daniel Le Grange, Scott J Crow, Carol B Peterson
This study sought to investigate independent associations of impulsivity and compulsivity with eating disorder (ED) symptoms. Women (N = 81) with full or subthreshold Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV anorexia nervosa (AN) completed a semi-structured interview and self-report questionnaires. Multiple regression analyses were conducted using ED symptoms as dependent variables and facets of impulsivity and compulsivity as predictor variables (controlling for body mass index and AN diagnostic subtype)...
April 7, 2017: European Eating Disorders Review: the Journal of the Eating Disorders Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376408/impact-of-the-neural-correlates-of-stress-and-cue-reactivity-on-stress-related-binge-eating-in-the-natural-environment
#17
Sarah Fischer, Lauren Breithaupt, Joseph Wonderlich, Margaret L Westwater, Ross D Crosby, Scott G Engel, James Thompson, Jason Lavender, Stephen Wonderlich
Women with symptoms of bulimia nervosa (BN) exhibit decreased response to visual food cues in several limbic and frontal regions compared to controls. Stress causes decreased blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) response in these regions in non-clinical samples; there is a lack of data on this topic in BN. This study examined the impact of individual differences in neural reactivity to palatable food cues following acute stress on stress-binge trajectories in everyday life. 16 women with BN symptoms viewed palatable food cues prior to and immediately following an acute stress induction in the scanner...
March 25, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369977/biogenic-amine-formation-and-microbiological-quality-of-anchovy-engraulis-encrasicolus-treated-with-lavender-and-lemon-balm-ethanol-extracts
#18
Fatih Özogul, Rana Öztekin, Piotr Kulawik
Biogenic amine formation and bacterial growth of vacuum-packed European anchovy treated with 1% lemon balm (LB) or lavender (LD) ethanol extracts was investigated. The treated samples were stored at 2 ± 1 °C for 11 d and analyzed for biogenic amines, total viable count, fecal coliform count, and lactic acid bacterial count. The analyses were done on 0, 4, 7, 9, and 11 d of storage. Both LB and LD extracts proved effective in reducing most biogenic amines, with histamine reduced by 3-fold compared to control...
May 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367419/lavandula-reduces-heart-injury-via-attenuating-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-and-oxidative-stress-in-a-rat-model-of-infarct-like-myocardial-injury
#19
Jafar Sadeghzadeh, Abedin Vakili, Ahmad Reza Bandegi, Hamid Reza Sameni, Mahdi Zahedi Khorasani, Mohsen Darabian
OBJECTIVE: Lavender is used in herbal medicine for different therapeutic purposes. Nonetheless, potential therapeutic effects of this plant in ischemic heart disease and its possible mechanisms remain to be investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this experimental study, lavender oil at doses of 200, 400 or 800 mg/kg was administered through gastric gavage for 14 days before infarct-like myocardial injury (MI). The carotid artery and left ventricle were cannulated to record arterial blood pressure (BP) and cardiac function...
April 2017: Cell Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351646/multifaceted-link-between-metabolism-and-cancer
#20
REVIEW
Paula Saavedra-García, Lavender Yuen-Nam Fan, Eric W-F Lam
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March 25, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
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