Essential Oils and Anxiolytic Aromatherapy

  title={Essential Oils and Anxiolytic Aromatherapy},
  author={William N. Setzer},
  journal={Natural Product Communications},
  • W. Setzer
  • Published 1 September 2009
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Natural Product Communications
A number of essential oils are currently in use as aromatherapy agents to relieve anxiety, stress, and depression. Popular anxiolytic oils include lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), rose (Rosa damascena), orange (Citrus sinensis), bergamot (Citrus aurantium), lemon (Citrus limon), sandalwood (Santalum album), clary sage (Salvia sclarea), Roman chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), and rose-scented geranium (Pelargonium spp.). This review discusses the chemical constituents and CNS effects of these… 
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