Aromatherapy: Ancient Solutions for Recent Problems

Aromatherapy: Ancient Solutions for Recent Problems

Background: Complementary and alternative medicine is currently evolving as a tool for the prevention and treatment of different health conditions. The present research aims to test the effectiveness of Lavandula angustifolia Mill and Matricaria recutita L. aromatherapy. Reducing levels of tension and anxiety. “Methods: A study was conducted with 36 people divided into two separate groups: “aroma group” and “control group. A mixture of the essential oils of Lavandula angustifolia Mill and Matricaria recutita L was used to treat individuals from the ‘aroma community.’ “control group”control group. Before and after the procedure, the stress and anxiety levels of all individuals involved in the study were assessed. In addition, GC and GC-MS analysed the chemical composition of the essential oils. Results: The “aroma group” reported a substantial decrease in stress and anxiety levels of 12 percent and 30 percent in the aromatherapy assay, while a lower decrease in the “control group” was observed (3.3 percent and 2.6 percent for stress and anxiety levels, respectively). Conclusion: In this study, aromatherapy was effective in reducing stress and anxiety levels, and linalool, the main compound of the mixture of essential oils, can contribute positively to these effects.

Author (s) Details

Dias, Paula
Instituto Politécnico de Bragança(IPB), Campus de Santa Apolónia, 5300-253 Bragança, Portugal.

Dr. Pedro, Luís
Centro de Estudos do Ambiente e do Mar Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade de Lisboa, CBV, DBV, 1749-016 Lisboa, Portugal.

R. Pereira, Olívia
Centro de Investigação de Montanha (CIMO), Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Campus de Santa Apolónia, 5300-253 Bragança, Portugal.

Sousa, Maria João
Centro de Investigação de Montanha (CIMO), Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Campus de Santa Apolónia, 5300-253 Bragança, Portugal.

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