Lavender Essential Oil

  • Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia
  • Alternative Names: Common Lavender, True Lavender
  • Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
  • Primary Constituent: Linalyl acetate
  • Other Main Constituents: Linalool
  • Distillation Method: Steam Distillation
  • Plant Part: Flower

Antibacterial and Antifungal Activity of Essential Oils against Pathogens Responsible for Otitis Externa in Dogs and Cats

Ebani VV, Nardoni S, Bertelloni F, Najar B, Pistelli L, Mancianti F Medicines (Basel), 2017 ABSTRACT: Background: Essential oils (EOs) are recommended by some veterinarians to treat otitis externa in pets, but data about their efficacy in scientific literature are very scant. Methods:Nine commercial EOs, from roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis L.), star anise (Illicium verum), lavender (Lavandula hybrida), litsea… Read more »

Enhancing blood donor skin disinfection using natural oils

Alabdullatif M, Boujezza I, Mekni M, Taha M, Kumaran D, Yi QL, Landoulsi A, Ramirez-Arcos S Transfusion, 2017 BACKGROUND: Effective donor skin disinfection is essential in preventing bacterial contamination of blood components with skin flora bacteria like Staphylococcus epidermidis. Cell aggregates of S. epidermidis (biofilms) are found on the skin and are resistant to the… Read more »

Synergistic interaction of ten essential oils against Haemonchus contortus in vitro

Katiki LM, Barbieri AME, Araujo RC, Veríssimo CJ, Louvandini H, Ferreira JFS Veterinary Parasitology, 2017 ABSTRACT: Anthelmintic resistance in sheep gastrointestinal nematodes is a worldwide problem. Multi-drug resistant haemonchosis is the most serious impediment for small ruminant systems, and there are no new drug candidates currently under development. Molecules from natural sources have demonstrated anthelmintic… Read more »

(-)-Linalool influence on the cerebral blood flow in healthy male volunteers revealed by three-dimensional pseudo-continuous arterial spin labeling

Ota M, Sato N, Sone D, Ogura J, Kunugi H Indian Journal of Psychiatry, 2017 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… Read more »

Composition and Antioxidant, Antienzymatic and Antimicrobial Activities of Volatile Molecules from Spanish Salvia lavandulifolia (Vahl) Essential Oils

Cutillas AB, Carrasco A, Martinez-Gutierrez R, Tomas V, Tudela J Molecules, 2017 ABSTRACT: The current study describes the composition of Salvia lavandulifolia (Vahl) essential oils (SlEOs) obtained from plants cultivated in Murcia (Spain), as determined by gas chromatography. Relative and absolute concentrations, the enantiomeric ratios of chiral compounds and the in vitro antioxidant, antienzymatic and antimicrobial activities… Read more »

Effectiveness of Lavendula stoechas essential oil in treatment of mild to moderate carpal tunnel syndrome: A randomized controlled trial

Eftekharsadat B, Roomizadeh P, Torabi S, Heshmati-Afshar F, Jahanjoo F, Babaei-Ghazani A Journal of Hand Therapy, 2017 STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. INTRODUCTION: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common entrapment neuropathy of the upper extremity. To date, no previous study has evaluated the efficacy of topical Lavendula stoechas (Lavender) oil in CTS patients…. Read more »

Biocidal potential and chemical composition of industrial essential oils from Hyssopus officinalis, Lavandula x intermedia var. super and Santolina chamaecyparissus

de Elguea-Culebras GO, Sánchez-Vioque R, Berruga MI, Herraiz-Peñalver D, González-Coloma A, Andrés MF, Santana-Méridas O Chemistry & Biodiversity, 2017 ABSTRACT: This work presents the biocidal (insecticidal, ixodicidal, nematicidal and phytotoxic) effects and chemical compositions of three essential oils obtained from the industrial steam distillation (IEOs) of hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis L.), lavandin (Lavandula x intermedia or… Read more »

Effects of Inhalation Aromatherapy on Symptoms of Sleep Disturbance in the Elderly with Dementia

Takeda A, Watanuki E, Koyama S Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine: eCAM, 2017 ABSTRACT: This study investigated the effects of inhalation aromatherapy on sleep disturbance in elderly individuals with dementia. In 19 subjects, normal sleep was observed for a 20-day control period, inhalation aromatherapy was then applied for a 20-day intervention period, and the control… Read more »

Essential oil obtained from micropropagated lavender, its effect on HSF cells and application in cosmetic emulsion as a natural protective substance

Andrys D, Adaszyńska-Skwirzyńska M, Kulpa D Natural Product Research, 2017 ABSTRACT: The aim of the study was to determine the influence of the essential oils isolated from the field – grown and micropropagated in vitro narrow – leaved lavender of the ‘Munstead’ cultivar, on human skin cells, and their capability to synthesise procollagen. The amount… Read more »

Effects of Aromatherapy Massage on Pregnant Women’s Stress and Immune Function: A Longitudinal, Prospective, Randomized Controlled Trial

Chen PJ, Chou CC, Yang L, Tsai YL, Chang YC, Liaw JJ Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 2017 ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVES: This study’s aims are to examine the effects of aromatherapy massage on women’s stress and immune function during pregnancy. METHODS: This longitudinal, prospective, randomized controlled trial recruited 52 healthy pregnant women from a prenatal… Read more »