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Aromatherapy 4 Anxiety - 4 Useful Essential Oils

Aromatherapy 4 Anxiety - 4 Useful Essential Oils

A study at the Medical University of Vienna finds that the two aromatherapy essential oils they studied, Orange and Lavender, reduce anxiety.

There are two other aromatherapy oils I often recommend for reducing anxiety, one works particularly well with reducing anxiety in children.

In my travels on the web, I came across the following study:

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Lehrner J, Marwinski G, Lehr S, Johren P, Deecke L.

University Clinic of Neurology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria.

The goal of this study was to investigate the impact of the essential oils of orange and lavender on anxiety, mood, alertness and calmness in dental patients. Two hundred patients between the ages of 18 and 77 years (half women, half men) were assigned to one of four independent groups. While waiting for dental procedures patients were either stimulated with ambient odor of orange or ambient odor of lavender. These conditions were compared to a music condition and a control condition (no odor, no music). Anxiety, mood, alertness and calmness were assessed while patients waited for dental treatment. Statistical analyses revealed that compared to control condition both ambient odors of orange and lavender reduced anxiety and improved mood in patients waiting for dental treatment.

These findings support the previous opinion that odors are capable of altering emotional states and may indicate that the use of odors is helpful in reducing anxiety.

PMID: 16095639 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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An interesting choice of essential oils I thought. Lavender and Orange are both good life affirming, straightforward and helpful essentials and in their own way, can certainly reduce anxiety. My hot tip for or rather, against anxiety is Lemon Verbena, but as they are both cheap and widely available, by all means, pack some Lavender and Orange, together or by themselves, to keep you calm when you’re not just at the dentist’s.

NB: For young people and children, a cloth imbued with Litsea Citrata can be just what the doctor ordered to lift the mood and give more confidence.


Aromatherapy 4 Anxiety - 4 useful essential oils to reduce anxiety

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Posted Jul 28, 2014   
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