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 Silexan oral lavender essential oil compared to inhaled lavender essential oil aromatherapy for sleep in adults: a systematic review

Greenberg MJ, Slyer JT JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 2018 ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: The objective of the review was to identify the effectiveness of Silexan oral lavender essential oil compared to inhaled lavender essential oil aromatherapy for sleep latency, sleep duration, sleep quality, disturbed sleep and anxiety in adult patients. INTRODUCTION: Insomnia is… Read more »

Lavandula angustifolia Essential Oil and Linalool Counteract Social Aversion Induced by Social Defeat

Caputo L, Reguilon MD, Mińarro J, De feo V, Rodriguez-arias M Molecules, 2018 ABSTRACT: Many vegetable extracts, essential oils, and their main constituents are active on the Central Nervous System (CNS). In fact, they have been used as sedatives, hypnotics, or tranquilizers for their activity in treating CNS disorders. In this research, we studied the… Read more »

Antimicrobial activity of essential oils against multidrug-resistant clinical isolates of the Burkholderia cepacia complex

Vasireddy L, Bingle LEH, Davies MS PLoS ONE, 2018 ABSTRACT: Members of the Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) are an important cause of opportunistic or nosocomial infections that may be hard to treat due to a high incidence of multidrug resistance. We characterised a collection of 51 clinical isolates from this complex, assigning them to 18… Read more »

Essential oil of lavender in anxiety disorders: Ready for prime time?

Malcolm BJ, Tallian K The Mental Health Clinician, 2018 ABSTRACT: Anxiety disorders are some of the most common psychiatric disorders, with potentially debilitating consequences on individual function. Existing pharmacotherapies for anxiety disorders are limited by delay to therapeutic effect, dependence, tolerance, withdrawal, and abuse potential. Therefore, safe and evidence-based complementary or alternative therapies may be… Read more »

Immediate and Lasting Effectsof the dōTERRA AromaTouch Technique®, a Topical Essential Oil Application Procedure, on Autonomic Function and Salivary Biomarkers: A Pilot Trial

Bahr T, Rodriguez D, Allred K Journal of Integrative Medicine & Therapy, 2018 ABSTRACT: Objectives: To explore the immediate and lasting benefits of the essential oils used in the dōTERRA AromaTouch Technique®, an essential oil application method similar to a full-body aromatherapy massage, on stress, immune secretions, inflammatory signaling, and anxiety in healthy volunteers. Design: Pilot trial…. Read more »

Comparing the effects of relaxation technique and inhalation aromatherapy on fatigue in patients undergoing hemodialysis

Hassanzadeh M, Kiani F, Bouya S, Zarei M Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 2018 ABSTRACT: This study aimed to compare the effects of relaxation techniques on fatigue in hemodialysis patients. This clinical trial study was conducted on 105 hemodialysis patients. The subjects were categorized into three groups as: relaxation, aromatherapy and control. In the relaxation… Read more »

Chemical composition analysis and in vitro biological activities of ten essential oils in human skin cells

Han X, Beaumont C, Stevens N Biochimie Open, 2017 ABSTRACT: Research on the biological effects of essential oils on human skin cells is scarce. In the current study, we primarily explored the biological activities of 10 essential oils (nine single and one blend) in a pre-inflamed human dermal fibroblast system that simulated chronic inflammation. We… Read more »

Aromatherapy massage with lavender essential oil and the prevention of disability in ADL in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee: A randomized controlled clinical trial

Nasiri A, Mahmodi MA Complimentary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 2018 ABSTRACT: 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… Read more »

Effect of Inhalation Aromatherapy on Procedural Pain and Anxiety After Needle Insertion Into an Implantable Central Venous Port Catheter: A Quasi-Randomized Controlled Pilot Study

Yayla EM, Ozdemir L Cancer Nursing, 2017 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… Read more »

Medicinally important aromatic plants with radioprotective activity.

Samarth RM, Samarth M, Matsumoto Y Future Science OA, 2017 ABSTRACT: Aromatic plants are often used as natural medicines because of their remedial and inherent pharmacological properties. Looking into natural resources, particularly products of plant origin, has become an exciting area of research in drug discovery and development. Aromatic plants are mainly exploited for essential oil extraction… Read more »