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

Aromatherapy for pain management in labour

Smith CA, Collins CT, Crowther CA Cochrane database of systematic reviews, 2011 ABSTRACT: Aromatherapy draws on the healing power of plants with the use of essential oils to enhance physical and mental wellbeing. The oils may be massaged into the skin, in a bath or inhaled using a steam infusion or burner. The pain of labour can be intense,… Read more »

The effectiveness of nurse-delivered aromatherapy in an acute care setting

Johnson JR, Rivard RL, Griffin KH, Kolste AK, Joswiak D, Kinney ME, Dusek JA Complementary therapies in medicine, 2016 ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: To examine the use and effectiveness of essential oil therapeutic interventions on pain, nausea, and anxiety, when provided by nurses to patients in acute hospital settings across a large health system. This study expands… Read more »

Linalyl acetate as a major ingredient of lavender essential oil relaxes the rabbit vascular smooth muscle through dephosphorylation of myosin light chain

Koto R, Imamura M, Watanabe C, Obayashi S, Shiraishi M, Sasaki Y, Azuma H Journal of cardiovascular pharmacology, 2006 ABSTRACT: In a preliminary experiment, we found that lavender essential oil relaxes vascular smooth muscle. Thus, the present experiments were designed to investigate the relaxation mechanism of linalyl acetate as the major ingredient of lavender essential… Read more »

Unraveling the rat blood genome-wide transcriptome after oral administration of lavender oil by a two-color dye-swap DNA microarray approach

Hori M, Kubo H, Shibato J, Saito T, Ogawa T, Wakamori M, Masuo Y, Shioda S, Rakwal R Genomics data, 2016 ABSTRACT: 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… Read more »

Essential oils in the management of the donkey louse, Bovicola ocellatus

Ellse L, Sands B, Burden FA, Wall R Equine veterinary journal, 2016 ABSTRACT: REASONS FOR PERFORMING STUDY: Chewing lice are widespread and clinically compromising parasites of livestock and equids. Their management is complicated by growing levels of resistance to commonly applied insecticides. Hence, the development of novel approaches to their control is of major clinical… Read more »

Combined non-adaptive light and smell stimuli lowered blood pressure, reduced heart rate and reduced negative affect

Dong S, Jacob TJ Physiology & behavior, 2016 ABSTRACT: Bright light therapy has been shown to have a positive impact on seasonal affective disorder (SAD), depression and anxiety. Smell has also has been shown to have effects on mood, stress, anxiety and depression. The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of the… Read more »

The Effects of Aroma Foot Massage on Blood Pressure and Anxiety in Japanese Community-Dwelling Men and Women: A Crossover Randomized Controlled Trial

Eguchi E, Funakubo N, Tomooka K, Ohira T, Ogino K, Tanigawa T PloS one, 2016 ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of aroma foot massage on blood pressure, anxiety, and health-related quality of life (QOL) in Japanese community-dwelling men and women using a crossover randomized controlled trial. METHODS: Fifty-seven… Read more »

Plants traditionally used as mosquito repellents and the implication for their use in vector control

Tisgratog R, Sanguanpong U, Grieco JP, Ngoen-Kluan R, Chareonviriyaphap T Acta tropica, 2016 ABSTRACT: Numerous plants with insect repelling properties are native to the tropics where they are produced for a wide range of medicinal purposes. In Thailand, these native plant species have a history of use for personal protection against biting insects. From our… Read more »

Unraveling the Rat Intestine, Spleen and Liver Genome-Wide Transcriptome after the Oral Administration of Lavender Oil by a Two-Color Dye-Swap DNA Microarray Approach

Kubo H, Shibato J, Saito T, Ogawa T, Rakwal R, Shioda S PloS one, 2015 ABSTRACT: The use of lavender oil (LO)–a commonly, used oil in aromatherapy, with well-defined volatile components linalool and linalyl acetate–in non-traditional medicine is increasing globally. To understand and demonstrate the potential positive effects of LO on the body, we have… Read more »

Evaluating the efficacy of lavender aromatherapy on peripheral venous cannulation pain and anxiety: A prospective, randomized study

Karaman T, Karaman S, Dogru S, Tapar H, Sahin A, Suren M, Arici S, Kaya Z Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 2016 ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of lavender aromatherapy on pain, anxiety, and level of satisfaction associated with the peripheral venous cannulation (PVC) in patients undergoing surgery. METHODS: One… Read more »