Olfactory stimulation with scent of lavender oil affects autonomic nerves, lipolysis and appetite in rats.

@article{Shen2005OlfactorySW,
  title={Olfactory stimulation with scent of lavender oil affects autonomic nerves, lipolysis and appetite in rats.},
  author={Jiao Shen and Akira Niijima and Mamoru Tanida and Yuko Horii and Keiko Maeda and Katsuya Nagai},
  journal={Neuroscience letters},
  year={2005},
  volume={383 1-2},
  pages={188-93}
}
In a previous study, we presented evidence that scent of grapefruit oil excites sympathetic nerves innervating white and brown adipose tissues and the adrenal gland, inhibits the vagal nerve innervating the stomach, increases lipolysis and heat production (energy consumption), and reduces appetite and body weight. Here, we examined the effects of olfactory stimulation with scent of lavender oil (SLVO) in rats and observed that in contrast to grapefruit oil, it inhibits the sympathetic nerves… CONTINUE READING
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