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Lin Huang, Lluis Capdevila
OBJECTIVE: This study analyzed the efficacy of aromatherapy in improving work performance and reducing workplace stress. SUBJECTS: The initial sample comprised 42 administrative university workers (Mage = 42.21 years, standard deviation = 7.12; 10 male). INTERVENTION: All sessions were performed in a university computer classroom. The participants were randomly assigned into an aromatherapy group (AG) and a control group (CG), and they were invited to participate in a specific session only once...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
Svatopluk Binder, Adéla Hanáková, Kristína Tománková, Klára Pížová, Robert Bajgar, Barbora Manišová, Kristina Kejlová, Hana Bendová, Dagmar Jírová, Hana Kolářová
AIM: Natural or artificial substances have become an inseparable part of our lives. It is questionable whether adequate testing has been performed in order to ensure these substances do not pose a serious health risk. The principal aim of our research was to clarify the potential risk of adding essential oils to food, beverages and cosmetic products. METHODS: The toxicity of substances frequently employed in cosmetics, aromatherapy and food industry (bergamot oil, Litsea cubeba oil, orange oil, citral) were investigated using cell line NIH3T3 (mouse fibroblasts) with/without UV irradiation...
September 2016: Central European Journal of Public Health
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November 2016: Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS
Patricia Anne O'Malley
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November 2016: Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS
Carmen Mannucci, Michele Navarra, Fabrizio Calapai, Raffaele Squeri, Sebastiano Gangemi, Gioacchino Calapai
Citrus bergamia Risso et Poiteau ("Bergamot") originated from the Mediterranean ecoregion (southern Italy, Calabria). Bergamot essential oil (BEO) is used in perfumes, cosmetics, and for stress reduction. Juice from C. bergamia has been used for hyperlipidemia. We evaluated literature published on C. bergamia clinical applications. Clinical trials on C. bergamia not combined with other substances, published in English, were searched. We selected ten articles, six describing BEO effects on stress, three reporting effects of polyphenolic fraction of C...
October 17, 2016: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
Roopa Gaonkar, S Yallappa, B L Dhananjaya, Gurumurthy Hegde
Citral is a widely used monoterpene aldehyde in aromatherapy, food and pesticide industries. A new validated reverse phase high performance liquid chromatography (RP - HPLC) procedure for the detection and quantification of cis-trans isomers of citral was developed. The RP-HPLC analysis was carried out using Enable C - 18G column (250×4.6mm, 5μ), with acetonitrile and water (70: 30) mobile phase in isocratic mode at 1mL/min flow. A photodiode array (PDA) detector was set at 233nm for the detection of citral...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
Soraya Ghayempour, Majid Montazer
Herbal products have been widely used due to good antimicrobial, fragrance and medical properties. Essential oils and fragrances can be applied on the textile substrates as micro/nanocapsules to prolong lifetime by controlling the release rate. The present review tries to give a general overview on the application of micro/nanoencapsulated essential oils on the textile substrates to achieve aromatherapy textiles. These are divided into four diverse categories as the following: antimicrobial, perfumed, mosquito-repellent and medical textiles...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Microencapsulation
Cécile Labadie, Céline Cerutti, Frédéric Carlin
AIM: Hydrosols are hydrodistillation products used in food and cosmetic industries, perfumery, pharmacy and aromatherapy. The ability of preservatives to control previously reported bacterial proliferation and spoilage was evaluated. All tested preservatives were authorized for food and cosmetic application. METHODS AND RESULTS: Major pathogens of concern for foods and cosmetics were poorly able to grow in rose and orange blossom hydrosols when inoculated and incubated at 30°C...
September 12, 2016: Journal of Applied Microbiology
Anthony Taghogho Eduviere, Solomon Umukoro, Olusegun A Adeoluwa, Itivere Adrian Omogbiya, Oritoke Modupe Aluko
This present study was carried out to investigate the likely mechanisms by which methyl jasmonate (MJ), 'an agent widely used in aromatherapy for neurological disorders, attenuates lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced memory deficits in mice. Mice were given intraperitoneal administration of LPS (250 µg/kg) alone or in combination with MJ (10-40 mg/kg), donepezil, DP (1 mg/kg), or vehicle for 7 successive days. Thereafter, memory was assessed using object recognition test (ORT). Acetylcholinesterase and myeloperoxidase activities were estimated in brain tissue homogenates...
September 2, 2016: Neurochemical Research
Alehe Seyyed-Rasooli, Feridoon Salehi, Asghar Mohammadpoorasl, Sakineh Goljaryan, Zahra Seyyedi, Brian Thomson
BACKGROUND: Anxiety and pain are recognized as major problems of burn patients; because pharmaceutical treatments for controlling anxiety and pain symptoms lead to complications and an increase in health costs, nonpharmacological nursing interventions were considered for this group of patients. This led to the present study aimed at comparing the effect of aromatherapy massage with inhalation aromatherapy for anxiety and pain in burn patients. METHODS: This single-blind clinical trial was carried out on 90 patients with burns <20%...
August 26, 2016: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
SeyedAbedin Hosseini, Alemeh Heydari, MohammadAli Vakili, Shahram Moghadam, SadeghAli Tazyky
BACKGROUND: Surgery, as a treatment, is a stressful experience. The anxiety is more severe in open-heart surgery patients due to its risk and complications. The present study aimed to determine the effect of lavender essence on the levels of anxiety and blood cortisol in candidates for open-heart surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a single-blind clinical trial, a random allocation study with a control group conducted on 90 candidates for open-heart surgery in two groups of study and control...
July 2016: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
Lola Franco, Thomas J J Blanck, Kimberly Dugan, Richard Kline, Geetha Shanmugam, Angela Galotti, Annelise von Bergen Granell, Michael Wajda
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine whether lavender fleur oil (LFO) aromatherapy would reduce anxiety when administered to women before undergoing breast surgery. DESIGN: This was a single-site, randomized study comparing the effect of LFO to unscented oil (UO). SETTING: The study was conducted in the preoperative holding area of the ambulatory surgery department of NYU Langone Medical Center. PATIENTS: Ninety three women, 18 years and older, scheduled for breast surgery...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Seema Meena, Sarma R Kumar, D K Venkata Rao, Varun Dwivedi, H B Shilpashree, Shubhra Rastogi, Ajit K Shasany, Dinesh A Nagegowda
Aromatic grasses of the genus Cymbopogon (Poaceae family) represent unique group of plants that produce diverse composition of monoterpene rich essential oils, which have great value in flavor, fragrance, cosmetic, and aromatherapy industries. Despite the commercial importance of these natural aromatic oils, their biosynthesis at the molecular level remains unexplored. As the first step toward understanding the essential oil biosynthesis, we performed de novo transcriptome assembly and analysis of C. flexuosus (lemongrass) by employing Illumina sequencing...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
Murat Uysal, Hatice Yılmaz Doğru, Emrah Sapmaz, Ufuk Tas, Bülent Çakmak, Asker Zeki Ozsoy, Fatih Sahin, Safiye Ayan, Mehmet Esen
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the effects of rose essential oil on primary dysmenorrhea. METHODS: One hundred patients were randomly divided into two groups; Group D received diclofenac sodium (75 mg/im) and Group A administered diclofenac sodium with aromatherapy (2% rose essential oil). The visual analog scale (VAS) scores in all subjects at baseline, 10th min, and 30th min were recorded. RESULTS: When the two groups were compared before and after the treatment, there were significant decreases in VAS values at the 10 min and 30 min compared to baseline values in both groups (p < 0...
August 2016: Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Lindaiane Bezerra Rodrigues, Anita Oliveira Brito Pereira Bezerra Martins, Francisco Rafael Alves Santana Cesário, Fyama Ferreira E Castro, Thaís Rodrigues de Albuquerque, Maria Neyze Martins Fernandes, Bruno Anderson Fernandes da Silva, Lucindo José Quintans Júnior, José Galberto Martins da Costa, Henrique Douglas Melo Coutinho, Roseli Barbosa, Irwin Rose Alencar de Menezes
The genus Ocimum are used in cooking, however, their essential oils are utilized in traditional medicine as aromatherapy. The present study was carried out to investigate the chemical composition and systemic anti-inflammatory activity of the Ocimum basilicum essential oil (EOOB) and its major component estragole, as well as its possible mechanisms of action. The Ocimum basilicum essential oil was obtained by hydrodistillation and analyzed by GC-MS. The anti-inflammatory action was verified using acute and chronic in vivo tests as paw edema, peritonitis, and vascular permeability and granulomatous inflammation model...
September 25, 2016: Chemico-biological Interactions
Nasra Naeim Ayuob
Depression has become a common public health problem that is showing increasing prevalence. Slow onset of action, low response rates and drug resistance are potential limitations of the current antidepressant drugs. Alternative therapy using natural substances, specifically aromatherapy, is currently tried to treat depression. This work aimed to assess the efficacy of musk in relieving the behavioral, biochemical and hippocampal histopathological changes induced by exposure to chronic mild stress in mice and explore the possible mechanism behind this antidepressant-like effect...
July 21, 2016: Anatomical Science International
Rafat Kazemzadeh, Roya Nikjou, Masoumeh Rostamnegad, Hosein Norouzi
BACKGROUND: Flushing is generally considered to be the primary symptom of menopause and is typically the most common complaint in menopausal women. Although flushing poses no danger to a woman's health, it decreases the quality of life. Thus, the purpose of this study was to determine the effect of lavender aromatherapy on menopause flushing. METHODS: This double-blinded crossover clinical trial included 100 menopausal women 45-55 years of age who were referred to various health centers in Ardabil, Iran in 2013-2014...
September 2016: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
Irina Chamine, Barry S Oken
OBJECTIVE: Aromas may improve physiologic and cognitive function after stress, but associated mechanisms remain unknown. This study evaluated the effects of lavender aroma, which is commonly used for stress reduction, on physiologic and cognitive functions. The contribution of pharmacologic, hedonic, and expectancy-related mechanisms of the aromatherapy effects was evaluated. METHODS: Ninety-two healthy adults (mean age, 58.0 years; 79.3% women) were randomly assigned to three aroma groups (lavender, perceptible placebo [coconut], and nonperceptible placebo [water] and to two prime subgroups (primed, with a suggestion of inhaling a powerful stress-reducing aroma, or no prime)...
September 2016: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
Motohide Hori, Hiroko Kubo, Junko Shibato, Tomomi Saito, Tetsuo Ogawa, Minoru Wakamori, Yoshinori Masuo, Seiji Shioda, Randeep Rakwal
Lavender oil (LO) is a commonly used essential oil in aromatherapy as non-traditional medicine. With an aim to demonstrate LO effects on the body, we have recently established an animal model investigating the influence of orally administered LO in rat tissues, genome-wide. In this brief, we investigate the effect of LO ingestion in the blood of rat. Rats were administered LO at usual therapeutic dose (5 mg/kg) in humans, and following collection of the venous blood from the heart and extraction of total RNA, the differentially expressed genes were screened using a 4 × 44-K whole-genome rat chip (Agilent microarray platform; Agilent Technologies, Palo Alto, CA, USA) in conjunction with a two-color dye-swap approach...
June 2016: Genomics Data
Ya-Ping Yang, Chi-Jane Wang, Jing-Jy Wang
The current study examined the effects of aromatherapy massage on alleviating agitation and depressive mood in individuals with dementia. A randomized controlled trial and repeated measures design was conducted. A total of 59 participants were randomly assigned to intervention or control groups. The intervention group received aromatherapy massage once per week for 8 weeks. Results indicated no significant changes over time in overall agitation for either group, but agitation decreased from Week 1 to Week 5 for the intervention group...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Gerontological Nursing
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