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The Many Scientific Studies Done On Essential Oils


Author: Pamela D.
Skill: Nutritionist
Date: 12-07-2012
Views: 6,909
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Testimonial ID: 8033-OR
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Scientific Studies: 6

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As I was researching for my book "Nature's Pharmacy: Evidence-Based Alternatives to Drugs", I was surprised at the number of studies that have been done on essential oils. These studies verify what many of us have always known; that is, essential oils really do work and they are safe to use for any number of reasons.

Although WE may know this, others still want proof, which is why I wrote the book on the use of alternatives, especially essential oils. Studies have been done on almost all of the known essential oils from Anise to Ylang Ylang. They have an impact on health and wellness, have promoting benefits and have therapeutic applications for daily symptoms.

The biological properties of the essential oils depend on their constituents. For example Oregano oil is the first line of defense when it comes to colds and influenza, but did you know that it has been studied and found effective in liver regeneration after a partial removal?

Did you know that homemade remedies can be made for pennies for skin care, household cleaning and beauty care out of essential oils.
Essential oils can benefit so many more conditions than we ever thought possible before and the many studies that I examined was extra proof to me why I use them first.


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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: colds — "In confirming the presence of peripheral airways dysfunction in nonsmokers with uncomplicated common colds, our data imply that the changes can be modified favorably by short-term aromatics inhalation."Link
2.Associated topics: colds — "Cineole has mucolytic, bronchodilating and anti-inflammatory properties and reduces the exacerbation rate in patients suffering from COPD, as well as ameliorates symptoms in patients suffering from asthma and rhinosinusitis.... The effects of Cineole in the treatment of acute bronchitis were clearly measurable and could be proven after a treatment period of merely 4 days. This study corroborates the fact that Cineole actively and significantly reduces cough frequency after four days."Link
3.Associated topics: influenza,colds — "Taken together, we found an essential oil blend [Orange, Clove, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary] notably attenuates influenza virus PR8 infection in vitro via inhibition of viral protein synthesis at the post-transcription level. The lack of toxicity and potent specific inhibition ability make the essential oil a possible antiviral drug for influenza virus proliferation control and treatment."Link
4.Associated topics: liver — "DHEA [a component of PD 80/20], an androstene hormone [precursor to estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and other hormones], has been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial biological effects mainly attributed to immune system modulation.... thus leading to beneficial effects in diverse human diseases including resistance to infection, neuroprotection, wound healing, diabetes, hepatic injury, cardiovascular disease, and cancer."Link
5.Associated topics: liver — "D-limonene is a major constituent in citrus essential oil.... Recently, d-limonene has been reported to alleviate fatty liver induced by a high-fat diet. Our data suggest that the intake of d-limonene may benefit patients with dyslipidemia and hyperglycemia and is a potential dietary supplement for preventing and ameliorating metabolic disorders."Link
6.Associated topics: liver — "Myrtle oil (MO) exerts hypoglycemic as well as mild hypotriglyceridemic activity in diabetic animals. The reduction in blood glucose level may be due to the reversible inhibition of alpha-glucosidases present in the brush-border of the small intestinal mucosa, higher rate of glycolysis as envisaged by the higher activity of glucokinase, as one of the key enzymes of glycolysis, and enhanced rate of glycogenesis as evidenced by the higher amount of liver glycogen present after MO administration."Link

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