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Aromatherapy , essential oil

Nan Zhang, Lei Zhang, Linyin Feng, Lei Yao
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Cananga odorata essential oil, known as ylang-ylang essential oil (YYO), was commonly used in the aromatherapy for relaxation and mood adjusting use. In our previous study, YYO played anxiolytic effects on the mice in several behavioral tests that based on the instinctive responses to novel environments. AIM OF THE STUDY: To investigate the effects and mechanisms of YYO reversing the anxiety induced by 5-HT2C receptor agonist 1-(3-chlorophenyl) piperazine (m-CPP)...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Damiana Scuteri, Laura Rombola, Laura Tridico, Hirokazu Mizoguchi, Chizuko Watanabe, Tsukasa Sakurada, Shinobu Sakurada, Maria TIziana Corasaniti, Giacinto Bagetta, Luigi Antonio Morrone
1.1. BACKGROUND: Alzheimer's Disease (AD) accounts for approximately 50% of all cases of dementia and, in spite of the great effort for the development of disease-modifying drugs, a definitive treatment of cognitive impairment is not available yet. A perfect adherence to the current therapy of cognitive decline is needed for a better control of the disease and this is proven to reduce, though not completely abolish, the associated Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSDs) from occurring...
March 6, 2018: Current Medicinal Chemistry
Lisa M Blackburn, Stephanie Abel, Lori Green, Kristen Johnson, Shannon Panda
Pain is one of the most feared of all symptoms for the cancer patient. Some studies estimate that up to 90% of all cancer patients experience pain. Advances in pharmaceuticals and expert provider knowledge have improved pain management overall for the patient with cancer; however, complementary therapies can synergize medications to provide optimal pain relief while decreasing the side effect profile. Despite this, nurses may have limited access to such resources. Many therapies can be administered directly by the bedside/chairside nurse with minimal training and the nurse can then teach the patient and family how to use the selected complementary therapy after leaving the hospital or clinic...
February 28, 2018: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
Ahmad Nasiri, Mohammad Azim Mahmodi
BACKGROUND: Knee osteoarthritis is considered as one of the most prevalent musculoskeletal disorders which leads to joint degeneration and consequently disability in activities of daily living. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of aromatherapy massage with lavender essence on activities of daily living of patients with knee osteoarthritis. METHODS: This is a single-blinded, randomized clinical trial. A total of 90 patients with osteoarthritis of the knee referring to the outpatient rheumatology clinics affiliated to Birjand University of Medical Sciences were selected via convenience sampling method...
February 2018: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Małgorzata Kucharska, Jadwiga A Szymańska, Wiktor Wesołowski, Elżbieta Bruchajzer, Barbara Frydrych
BACKGROUND: Essential oils are fragrances extracted from plants. They have a smooth consistency and pleasant smell. Essential oils have been applied in aromatherapy, cosmetics, food and pharmaceutical products. The aim of the study was to analyze the composition of selected essential oils used in respiratory diseases. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The qualitative analysis was performed by gas chromatography with mass spectrometry. For the study 6 essential oils available in Polish shops and used in various respiratory diseases were chosen...
December 19, 2017: Medycyna Pracy
Michael Wotman, Joshua Levinger, Lillian Leung, Aron Kallush, Elizabeth Mauer, Ashutosh Kacker
Background: Preoperative anxiety is a common problem in hospitals and other health care centers. This emotional state has been shown to negatively impact patient satisfaction and outcomes. Aromatherapy, the therapeutic use of essential oils extracted from aromatic plants, may offer a simple, low-risk and cost-effective method of managing preoperative anxiety. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of lavender aromatherapy in reducing preoperative anxiety in ambulatory surgery patients undergoing procedures in general otolaryngology...
December 2017: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
Noohi Nasim, Jay Krishna Behera, I Sriram Sandeep, V V RamaRao, Basudeba Kar, Antaryami Mishra, Sanghamitra Nayak, Sujata Mohanty
Pandanus odorifer (Forssk.) Kuntze is an economically important aromatic plant. The essential oil from male flowers is widely used in aromatherapy, cosmetics and as food flavouring agent. Phenylethyl methyl ether (PEME), the major constituent of essential oil, gives the chief characteristic fragrance to the oil. In the present study, 180 samples from 12 different regions were collected and hydrodistilled for essential oil isolation. The oil was then subjected to GC and GC-MS analysis to find out the percentage of the constituents...
January 4, 2018: Natural Product Research
Antonella Smeriglio, Susanna Alloisio, Francesco Maria Raimondo, Marcella Denaro, Jianbo Xiao, Laura Cornara, Domenico Trombetta
The use of essential oils (EOs) is known since long time in traditional medicine and aromatherapy for the management of various oxidative stress-related disorders and has been further increased recently for their neuroprotective and anti-aging potentials as well as for reducing anxiety and stress. The purpose of this work was to evaluate, for the first time, the chemical composition of Citrus lumia Risso EO and its antioxidant, anti-cholinesterase, and neuroactive properties by cell-free and cell-based assays...
December 27, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
Wolfgang Steflitsch
Essential oils (EOs), also known as volatile oils, are concentrated natural plant products which contain volatile aroma compounds. Most EOs are derived by steam distillation, a tradition which can be traced back as many as 5000 years. They possess unique properties which result in various possibilities for application, also in modern medical contexts. Areas for medical aromatherapy include respiratory diseases, pain management or stress alleviation, amongst many others. Different modes of application exist: The rich ingredients can be absorbed by the body by anointment, gentle massage, inhalation, or oral intake of capsules...
December 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
Nidal Jaradat, Lina Adwan, Shadi K'aibni, Abdel Naser Zaid, Munqez J Y Shtaya, Naser Shraim, Mohyeddin Assali
Introduction: Interest in essential oils was recently revived with their popularity increasing in medicine, pharmacy, and aromatherapy. This study was performed to identify the chemical compositions of the essential oil of Ruta chalepensis growing wildly in three regions in Palestine and to assess and compare their antimicrobial and antioxidant activities. Methods: Identification of the essential oil was performed by gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (GC-MS)...
2017: BioMed Research International
Ezgi Mutluay Yayla, Leyla Ozdemir
BACKGROUND: Needle insertion into an implantable central venous port catheter may lead to procedural pain and anxiety in cancer patients. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the effects of inhalation aromatherapy on procedural pain and anxiety after needle insertion into an implantable central venous port catheter. METHODS: This study included 123 cancer patients who were scheduled to undergo chemotherapy. Patients were randomly assigned to either the lavender group (n = 41), the eucalyptus group (n = 41), or a control group (n = 41)...
December 2, 2017: Cancer Nursing
Davood Hekmatpou, Yasaman Pourandish, Pouran Varvani Farahani, Ramin Parvizrad
Background and Objective: Pain is an emotional and unpleasant experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage. The literature shows no study on the effect of aromatherapy with the essential oil of orange on unpleasant feelings of patients with fractured limbs. In this regard, this paper aims at studying the effect of aromatherapy with the essential oil of orange on patients with fractured limbs admitted to the emergency ward. Methods: Sixty patients admitted to the emergency ward of Vali-e-Asr Hospital were selected by purposive sampling method and then were divided into two groups of control and experiment by block method...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
Razieh Shirzadegan, Mohammad Gholami, Shirin Hasanvand, Mehdi Birjandi, Afsaneh Beiranvand
OBJECTIVE: The is study examined the effects of geranium aroma on anxiety among patients with AMI. METHODS: This randomized, triple-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial recruited 80 patients with AMI through convenience sampling. The patients were allocated to geranium and placebo groups (n = 40 each) using stratified block randomization. On the second day of admission three drops of geranium essential oil and placebo were poured on absorbing patches attached inside the oxygen masks of the geranium and placebo groups, respectively...
November 2017: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Antonella Leggio, Vanessa Leotta, Emilia Lucia Belsito, Maria Luisa Di Gioia, Emanuela Romio, Ilaria Santoro, Domenico Taverna, Giovanni Sindona, Angelo Liguori
This work compares the composition at different temperatures of gaseous phase of bergamot essential oil at equilibrium with the liquid phase. A new GC-MS methodology to determine quantitatively the volatile aroma compounds was developed. The adopted methodology involved the direct injection of headspace gas into injection port of GC-MS system and of known amounts of the corresponding authentic volatile compounds. The methodology was validated. This study showed that gaseous phase composition is different from that of the liquid phase at equilibrium with it...
November 2, 2017: Chemistry Central Journal
Tahereh Bahrami, Nahid Rejeh, Majideh Heravi-Karimooi, Mojtaba Vaismoradi, Seyed Davood Tadrisi, Christina Sieloff
PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate the effect of aromatherapy massage on anxiety, depression, and physiologic parameters in older patients with acute coronary syndrome. METHODS: This randomized controlled trial was conducted on 90 older women with acute coronary syndrome. The participants were randomly assigned into the intervention and control groups (n = 45). The intervention group received reflexology with lavender essential oil, but the control group only received routine care...
October 25, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Practice
Kyoko Asazawa, Yoshihiro Kato, Atsuko Yamaguchi, Asako Inoue
BACKGROUND: Early in the postpartum period, mothers are often nervous and tired from the delivery, breast-feeding and caring for a new-born. The aim of this study was to evaluate the process and outcome of using aromatherapy treatments to increase relaxation and decrease fatigue for mothers during the first to the seventh day of the postpartum period. METHODS: This non-randomized controlled study with a quasi-experimental one-group pretest-posttest design was used to evaluate scores in relaxation and fatigue before and after the intervention...
October 2017: International Journal of Community Based Nursing and Midwifery
Jenny Tillotson
As humans, we are born with no knowledge of odour. Our sense of smell is linked directly to the limbic system, the emotional part of our brain responsible for memory and behaviour, and therefore, our individual sense of smell is based purely on life's deep experiences and impressions. The roots of "Aromatherapy" can be traced back more than 3,500 years, to a time when essential oils were first recorded in human history for their therapeutic and medicinal properties. However, in the 21st century, it remains one of the most controversial complementary therapies applied in medicine because of its pseudoscience connotations and limited available data on health benefits, despite the importance of smell on human health...
September 2017: Psychiatria Danubina
Hideaki Hozumi, Sho Hasegawa, Takazumi Tsunenari, Noriko Sanpei, Yuko Arashina, Kieko Takahashi, Ayako Konnno, Emi Chida, Souichi Tomimatsu
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Colonoscopy can be painful and uncomfortable. Aromatherapy is often used for the relief of anxiety or discomfort. Recently, it has been reported that olfactory stimulation induces various physiological effects. We investigated the effects of aromatherapy on anxiety and abdominal discomfort during colonoscopy. METHODS: The investigation was carried out using a randomized controlled study. Aromatherapy was performed by vapor diffusion, and each patient was given one of the following treatments: no inhalation (control group), essential-oil-less vapor (vehicle group), lavender oil (lavender group), grapefruit oil (grapefruit group), or Osmanthus fragrans oil (Osmanthus fragrans group)...
October 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
Wen-Wan Chao, Chia-Chi Su, Hsin-Yi Peng, Su-Tze Chou
BACKGROUND: Essential oils are odorous, volatile products of plant secondary metabolism, which are found in many leaves and stems. They show important biological activities, which account for the development of aromatherapy used in complementary and alternative medicine. The essential oil extracted from Melaleuca quinquenervia (Cav.) S.T. Blake (paperbark) (MQ-EO) has various functional properties. PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to investigate the chemical composition of MQ-EO by using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and evaluate its tyrosinase inhibitory activity...
October 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
Miho Ota, Noriko Sato, Daichi Sone, Jun Ogura, Hiroshi Kunugi
BACKGROUND: Although aromatherapy is widely used, the pharmacology of the essential oils remains undiscovered. AIM: The present study assessed the effect of (-)-linalool, the main contained material of lavender, on the brain function. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Healthy male volunteers calculated the regional cerebral blood flow (CBF) before and after inhalation of (-)-linalool, and CBF changes were evaluated. RESULTS: There were significant CBF reductions in the right superior temporal gyrus to insula, anterior cingulate cortex after inhalation...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
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