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.

Cananga odorata essential oil reverses the anxiety induced by 1-(3-chlorophenyl) piperazine through regulating the MAPK pathway and serotonin system in mice

Zhang N, Zhang L, Feng L, Yao L Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 2018 ABSTRACT: ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Cananga odorata essential oil, known as ylang-ylang essential oil (YYO), was commonly used in the aromatherapy for relaxation and mood adjusting use. In our previous study, YYO played anxiolytic effects on the mice in several behavioral tests that based on… Read more »

Neuropharmacological Properties of the Essential Oil of Bergamot for the Clinical Management of Pain-Related BPSDs

Scuteri D, Rombola L, Tridico L, Mizoguchi H, Watanabe C, Sakurada T, Sakurada S, Corasaniti MT, Bagetta G, Morrone LA Current Medicinal Chemistry, 2018 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) accounts for approximately 50% of all cases of dementia and, in spite of the great effort for the development of disease-modifying drugs, a definitive treatment of… Read more »

Cymbopogon citratus and Cymbopogon giganteus essential oils have cytotoxic effects on tumor cell cultures. Identification of citral as a new putative anti-proliferative molecule

Bayala B, Bassole IHN, Maqdasy S, Baron S, Simpore J, Lobaccaro JA Biochimie, 2018 ABSTRACT: Cymbopogon species are used as traditional remedies in Burkina Faso for treating several diseases. We aimed to study the effects of their essential oils on cancer cell lines. For that purpose, Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf. and Cymbopogon giganteus Chiov. were… Read more »

Targeting oxidative stress, acetylcholinesterase, proinflammatory cytokine, dopamine and GABA by eucalyptus oil (Eucalyptus globulus) to alleviate ketamine-induced psychosis in rats

Yadav M, Jindal DK, Parle M, Kumar A, Dhingra S Inflammopharmacology, 2018 ABSTRACT: Essential oil of eucalyptus species is among the most common traded essential oils in the world. There is an increasing interest in the application of eucalyptus oil as a natural additive in food and pharmaceutical industry. The present study was undertaken to… Read more »

The Neuroprotective Effects of Cinnamic Aldehyde in an MPTP Mouse Model of Parkinson’s Disease

Bae WY, Choi JS, Jeong JW International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 2018 ABSTRACT: Cinnamic aldehyde (CA), a key flavor compound in cinnamon essential oil, has been identified as an anti-oxidant, anti-angiogenic, and anti-inflammatory material. Recently, the neuroprotective effects of CA have been reported in various neurodegenerative disorders, including Parkinson’s disease (PD). In neurons, autophagy is… Read more »

A novel approach of substitution therapy with inhalation of essential oil for the reduction of inhalant craving: A double-blinded randomized controlled trial

Kalayasiri R, Maneesang W, Maes M Psychiatry Research, 2018 ABSTRACT: Inhalants, which are neurotoxic central nervous system (CNS) suppressants, are frequently abused by young adults. Unlike other CNS depressants, including alcohol and opiates, no treatment is currently approved for inhalant dependence. In this report, a novel approach of substitution treatment for inhalant addiction was explored… Read more »

Anxiolytic Effect of Citrus aurantium L. in Crack Users.

Chaves Neto G, Braga JEF, Alves MF, de Morais Pordeus LC, Dos Santos SG, Scotti MT, Almeida RN, Diniz MFFM Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2017 ABSTRACT: The objective of this study was to investigate the anxiolytic effects of the essential oil (EO) of Citrus aurantium L. in patients experiencing crack withdrawal. This was developed with internal users in… Read more »

Analgesic-Like Activity of Essential Oil Constituents: An Update

de Cássia da Silveira E, Sá R, Lima TC, da Nóbrega FR, de Brito AEM, de Sousa DP International Journal of Molecular Science, 2017 ABSTRACT: The constituents of essential oils are widely found in foods and aromatic plants giving characteristic odor and flavor. However, pharmacological studies evidence its therapeutic potential for the treatment of several… 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 »

Neurotoxic Effects of Linalool and β-Pinene on Tribolium castaneum Herbst.

Pajaro-Castro N, Caballero-Gallardo K, Olivero-Verbel J Molecules, 2017 ABSTRACT: Effective, ethical pest control requires the use of chemicals that are highly specific, safe, and ecofriendly. Linalool and β-pinene occur naturally as major constituents of the essential oils of many plant species distributed throughout the world, and thus meet these requirements. These monoterpenes were tested as repellents against Tribolium… Read more »