Nervous System

This system includes the brain, spinal cord, sensory receptors and peripheral nerves. Disorders include strokes, dementia, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, ADHD, epilepsy, anxiety disorders, mood disorders and stress.

Aloysia citriodora Palau (lemon verbena) for insomnia patients: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial of efficacy and safety

Afrasiabian F, Mirabzadeh Ardakani M, Rahmani K, Azadi NA, Alemohammad ZB, Bidaki R, Karimi M, Emtiazy M, Hashempur MH Phytotherapy Research, 2018 ABSTRACT: Aloysia citriodora (A. citriodora) has a long history of traditional use for sedation and treatment of insomnia in different societies. This study was carried out to assess the efficacy of A. citriodora… Read more »

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 »

Anti-depressive-like effect of 2-phenylethanol inhalation in mice

Ueno H, Shimada A, Suemitsu S, Murakami S, Kitamura N, Wani K, Matsumoto Y, Okamoto M, Ishihara T Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, 2018 ABSTRACT: Rose oil has traditionally been used to treat psychiatric disorders, but the scientific basis of this treatment remains poorly understood. The main odor component of rose oil is 2-phenylethanol (2-PE), but the… Read more »

Safranal protects against beta-amyloid peptide-induced cell toxicity in PC12 cells via MAPK and PI3 K pathways

Rafieipour F, Hadipour E, Emami SA, Asili J, Tayarani-najaran Z Metabolic Brain Disease, 2018 ABSTRACT: Alzheimer’s disease is a type of cerebrovascular problem with progressive mental disabilities for the patient. This study aimed to investigate the protective effect of safranal on toxicity and oxidative damage induced by beta-amyloid (Aβ) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) in PC12… Read more »

Effect of Essential Oils from Ginger (Zingiber officinale) and Turmeric (Curcuma longa) Rhizomes on Some Inflammatory Biomarkers in Cadmium Induced Neurotoxicity in Rats

Akinyemi AJ, Adeniyi PA Journal of Toxicology, 2018 ABSTRACT: Studies have revealed that anti-inflammatory agents could provide beneficial effect in lowering the incidence/progression of neurological diseases. Hence, this study sought to investigate the effect of essential oils from Nigeria ginger and turmeric rhizomes on some cytokines in cadmium induced neurotoxicity. The result revealed that essential… Read more »

Agarwood Essential Oil Ameliorates Restrain Stress-Induced Anxiety and Depression by Inhibiting HPA Axis Hyperactivity

Wang S, Wang C, Yu Z, Wu C, Peng D, Liu X, Liu Y, Yang Y, Guo P, Wei J International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2018 ABSTRACT: In our previous investigation, we found that agarwood essential oil (AEO) has a sedative-hypnotic effect. Sedative-hypnotic drugs usually have an anxiolytic effect, where concomitant anxiety and depression are a common… 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 »

Inhalation of Japanese cedar (Cryptomeria japonica) wood odor causes psychological relaxation after monotonous work among female participants

Matsubara E, Ohira T Biomedical Research, 2018 ABSTRACT: Essential oils have potential to mitigate stress symptoms and treat symptoms related to mental health. Few studies have investigated the effects of wood-derived aromatics on endocrinological and psychological responses in an actual space. In this study, we evaluated the effects of essential oil derived from Japanese cedar… Read more »

Possible involvement of the peripheral Mu-opioid system in antinociception induced by bergamot essential oil to allodynia after peripheral nerve injury

Komatsu T, Katsuyama S, Uezono Y, Sakurada C, Tsuzuki M, Hamamura K, Bagetta G, Sakurada S, Sakurada T Neuroscience Letters, 2018 ABSTRACT: The essential oil of bergamot (BEO) is one of the most common essential oils and is most familiar to the general public. The aims of this study were to investigate the effect of… Read more »