Anticonflict Effects of Plant-Derived Essential Oils

@article{Umezu1999AnticonflictEO,
  title={Anticonflict Effects of Plant-Derived Essential Oils},
  author={Toyoshi Umezu},
  journal={Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior},
  year={1999},
  volume={64},
  pages={35-40}
}
The present study examined the pharmacological actions of four different plant-derived essential oils (rose, ylang-ylang, camomile, orange) in two types of conflict tests using ICR mice. In the Vogel conflict test, in which any drinking behavior of the mice was punished by an electric shock, the benzodiazepine agonist, diazepam (DZ), increased the number of electric shocks the mice received. This number increased after administration of rose oil. In contrast, ylang-ylang, camomile, and orange… CONTINUE READING
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