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

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 »

Positive Patch-Test Reactions to Essential Oils in Consecutive Patients: Results From North America and Central Europe

Warshaw EM, Zug KA, Belsito DV, Fowler JF Jr, DeKoven JG, Sasseville D, Maibach HI, Mathias CGT, DeLeo VA, Taylor JS, Fransway AF, Marks JG Jr, Pratt MD, Zirwas MJ, Geier J, Uter W Dermatitis, 2017 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Synthetic fragrances and natural essential oils (EOs) are used in perfumery and found in various cosmetics. Essential oils are also increasingly used to promote wellness. In previous studies, the sensitization potential of some EOs has been identified; however,… Read more »

Metabolic Products of Linalool and Modulation of GABAA Receptors

Milanos S, Elsharif SA, Janzen D, Buettner A, Villmann C Frontiers in Chemistry, 2017 ABSTRACT: Terpenoids are major subcomponents in aroma substances which harbor sedative physiological potential. We have demonstrated that various monoterpenoids such as the acyclic linalool enhance GABAergic currents in an allosteric manner in vitro upon overexpression of inhibitory α1β2 GABAA receptors in various expression systems. However, in plants or humans, i.e.,… Read more »

Aromatherapy and Essential Oils (PDQ®): Health Professional Version

PDQ Integrative, Alternative, and Complementary Therapies Editorial Board PDQ Cancer Information Summaries, 2017 EXCERPT: This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the use of aromatherapy and essential oils in the treatment of people with cancer. It is intended as a resource to inform and assist clinicians who care for cancer… Read more »

The Effect of Aromatherapy on Insomnia and Other Common Symptoms Among Patients With Acute Leukemia

Blackburn L, Achor S, Allen B, Bauchmire N, Dunnington D, Klisovic RB, Naber SJ, Roblee K, Samczak A, Tomlinson-Pinkham K, Chipps E Oncology Nursing Forum, 2017 ABSTRACT: PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To determine if the use of aromatherapy improves insomnia and other common symptoms in hospitalized patients with newly diagnosed acute leukemia. DESIGN: A randomized, crossover, washout trial. SETTING: An inpatient acute leukemia unit at the Arthur G…. Read more »

The repellent efficacy of eleven essential oils against adult Dermacentor reticulatus ticks

Štefanidesová K, Škultéty Ľ, Sparagano OAE, Špitalská E Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, 2017 ABSTRACT: Dermacentor reticulatus ticks are among the most important arthropod vectors of zoonotic disease agents in Europe. Eleven essential oils, namely basil (Ocimum basilicum), bergamot (Citrus bergamia), clove bud (Syzygium aromaticum), citronella (Cymbopogon winterianus), creeping thyme (Thymus serpyllum), lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), lemon-scented… Read more »