Terpen-tales: The mystery behind the unique fragrance of the lovely lavender
(Nanjing Agricultural University The Academy of Science) Scientists from China have sequenced and analyzed the genome of lavender to provide insights into what causes its distinct aroma. Their findings shed light into the evolution of this uniquely fragrant plant, which could pave the way for creating improved lavender varieties besides adding to existing knowledge on the evolution, phytochemistry, and ecology of Lamiaceae, the plant family to which lavender belongs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 14, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Study: Chemical compound in certain essential oils promotes wound healing
(Natural News) A study from Indiana University revealed that a chemical compound in essential oils may enhance wound healing, especially when applied topically. According to co-author Sachiko Koyama, essential oils – like those from lavender, rosemary, ylang-ylang and black pepper – contain a chemical compound called beta-caryophyllene. This contributes to improved wound healing, based on a murine... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Hair loss treatment: Lavender oil has a ‘marked’ hair-growing effect says study
RESEARCH into ways to combat hair loss has alighted upon some novel solutions. An animal study suggests lavender oil holds promise. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The effect of sub-concussive impacts during a rugby tackling drill on brain function - McNabb C, Reha T, Georgieva J, Jacques A, Netto K, Lavender AP.
Concussion is known to detrimentally affect brain health. Rugby tackles commonly occur with high collision force between tackler and ball carrier, and low impact head contact is not uncommon. Cognitive deficits following a bout of soccer ball heading has b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
No abuse potential of silexan in healthy recreational drug users: a randomized controlled trial - Seifritz E, Moller HJ, Volz HP, M üller WE, Hopyan T, Wacker A, Schläfke S, Kasper S.
BACKGROUND: Silexan is a lavender essential oil with established anxiolytic and calming efficacy. Here we asked whether there is a potential for abuse in human patients. METHODS: We carried out a phase I abuse liability single-center, double-blind, 5-w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
Anxiety treatment: Lavender oil's calming ability - how it can help with symptoms
ANXIETY treatment: To help cure a condition felt by millions and one which has been on the rise over the past few years, turning to nature could be one of the best remedies. Lavender oil has proven an effective tool for treatment for depression and anxiety. How? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Hysteria 2020 finalists
It’s taken 6 months, many hours on the part of lots of people including all the wonderful entrants, and finally I’m at the stage where I can announce the finalists in the Hysteria 2020 Writing Competition. The under 16’s category hasn’t been finalised yet, so I will update this post later this week when I have the details. As usual the standard was exceptionally high and it was hard to choose between so many good entries and I just want to say a huge thank you to Becky Danks who also judged half the entries as well. Of course, there were many entries which were disqualified for not following the rul...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 1, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Hysteria hysteria 2020 Source Type: news
Mental Health: Adding ornamental plants to your front garden can help you feel happier
Experts led from the Royal Horticultural Society planted blooms including azaleas, clematis and lavender in yards in low-income areas of Salford, Greater Manchester. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
'A journey around the world': Kew Gardens offers visitors an escape
Travel the World at Kew series will showcases plants from 10 countries across six continentsThose unable to satisfy their wanderlust in these uncertain days of lockdown and travel quarantine are invited to immerse themselves in the sights, smells and spirit of faraway places – in a botanical sense at least – here in the UK.From colossal Californian redwoods, those imposing ancient giants of the plant kingdom, to the balmy fragrance of Mediterranean rosemary and lavender, visitors to Kew Gardens in London will be transported to 10 countries across six continents within just a few hours as part of its Travel the ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Caroline Davies Tags: Kew Gardens London Plants UK news Source Type: news
YSN alumnae entrepreneurs launch online mental health practice
Pritma Dhillon-Chattha ’18 D.N.P. and Dr. Pritma Dhillon-Chattha ’18 D.N.P. are founders of Lavender, an online psychiatry and therapy office. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 24, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Repeated long-term sub-concussion impacts induce motor dysfunction in rats: a potential rodent model - Lavender AP, Rawlings S, Warnock A, McGonigle T, Hiles-Murison B, Nesbit M, Lam V, Hackett MJ, Fitzgerald M, Takechi R.
Whilst detrimental effects of repeated sub-concussive impacts on neurophysiological and behavioral function are increasingly reported, the underlying mechanisms are largely unknown. Here, we report that repeated sub-concussion with a light weight drop (25 ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
High blood pressure - the best essential oil to lower your risk of deadly hypertension
HIGH blood pressure symptoms can be difficult to spot, but may include severe headaches, chest pain, and finding blood in your urine. You could lower your chances of deadly hypertension symptoms and signs by smelling lavender oil, it's been claimed. Should you check your blood pressure? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The effect of lavender herbal tea on the anxiety and depression of the elderly: a randomized clinical trial - Bazrafshan MR, Jokar M, Shokrpour N, Delam H.
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of depression and anxiety is increasing among the elderly around the world. It is believed that lavender can stabilize the people's mood, so this study was designed to evaluate the effect of lavender on anxiety and depression of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
5 Ways to Give Your Brain a Break from All This Stress
Right now we’re in the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Just that sentence is stress-inducing! But even when the world isn’t experiencing a health crisis, we’re still bombarded with media, to-do lists, family, work, and all sorts of expectations. I found myself this past week not making any time to take a mental break. I’m up at 5am with the baby to feed him, pump, check the news, talk to my husband, get some work done, feed the baby, check Facebook, pump while watching TV, reply to a text, send some emails, stress about daycare and the Coronavirus, feed the baby, start dinner, brainstorm idea...
Source: Psych Central - April 4, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Sandy Woznicki Tags: Anxiety Coronavirus Personal Stories Relaxation and Meditation COVID-19 Stress Reduction Source Type: news
Easy and Effective Tips to Get Rid of Morning Anxiety
Apart from the Sunday Scaries, weekday morning anxiety is more commonplace than you think. Despite this notion, there are simple, natural, and drug-free ways to combat your AM anxiety in about five minutes. It might just be a small amount of time, but this payoff could make your morning — and potentially your whole day — a lot better and less stressful. That’s a great return on your time investment! Below is a list of things to do as soon as you wake up and feel panicky. As said above, these only take about five minutes of your time with a big boost in a sense of calm and wellbeing. Try one of these...
Source: Psych Central - March 16, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Emily Waters Tags: Anxiety Habits Self-Help Sleep Habit Change morning anxity sleep hygiene Source Type: news
Gen X Women Get Less Sleep Than Any Other Generation. What ’s Keeping Them Up?
In the middle of the night, I wake up feeling warm. I open the window and pull my hair back into a ponytail and drink some water. Then I glance at my phone, delete a few things, and see some spam. I hit unsubscribe and go back to bed. Then I lie there thinking, What if by opening that spam email I got myself hacked? What if I just sent everyone in my contact list a Burger King ad at two in the morning? Now wide awake, I move on to other concerns: my parents’ health, my stepson’s college tuition, pending deadlines. Hours roll by. I tackle real-life math problems: how many weeks I have before getting my next free...
Source: TIME: Health - January 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ada Calhoun Tags: Uncategorized Gen X healthy sleep insomnia Source Type: news
Lavender Promising for Anxiety but Evidence Base Needs to Grow Lavender Promising for Anxiety but Evidence Base Needs to Grow
Lavender may have a role in treating anxiety, but no firm conclusions can be drawn without higher quality, less biased studies, a large systematic review and meta-analysis suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - November 15, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news
Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about essential oils
Essential oils are the concentrated extracts of potentially beneficial plants, such as lavender and peppermint. Learn more about their uses and the possible risks here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news
Medical News Today: What are the best essential oils for sore muscles?
Essential oils that can help with sore muscles include eucalyptus, lavender, and ginger. Learn more about the best essential oils for sore muscles here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news
The Best Way to Save Nature? More Nature
Avocets, terns and gulls swoop down onto Wallasea Island on England’s eastern coast, searching for food between blades of grass ruffled by the summer sea breeze. Aside from the wind, and the odd chirp or squawk, it’s quiet—the kind of peaceful scene that seems like it’s been going on for centuries. Yet five years ago, these wetlands didn’t exist. The mud the birds have landed on once lay under the streets of central London. In 2015, as part of a railway project, a construction crew scooped more than 3 million metric tons of dirt out from beneath the capital, drove it 50 miles east and piled it...
Source: TIME: Science - September 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: By Ciara Nugent / Wallasea Island, U.K. Tags: Uncategorized Climate 2019 climate change europe Source Type: news
Evaluating home healthcare workers' safety hazard detection ability using virtual simulation - Lavender SA, Polivka BJ, Darragh AR, Sommerich CM, Stredney DL, Wills CE.
Home healthcare workers (HHWs) are routinely exposed to occupational safety hazards when servicing patients in their homes that put them at risk for injury. These hazards can be broadly classified as "electric, fire and burn," "environmental," or "slip, tr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Lavender oil linked to early breast growth in girls
Lavender oil and tea tree oil contain compounds that mimic or oppose the actions of sex hormones and may be considered endocrine disruptors. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - September 4, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news
Essential oils for good health: How to use them and when to avoid them
(Natural News) Essential oils are some of the most potent natural products that can restore health. When used in combination with beneficial lifestyle choices, these volatile oils help restore the body’s natural ability to balance hormones. Essential oils can also restore calmness to the mind and soothe emotions. Some examples of these are basil, cedarwood, clary sage, geranium, jasmine absolute, lavender, lemon, neroli,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Chocolate Can Throw Off Potency Tests On Marijuana Edibles, Researchers Say
(AP) – How much marijuana is really in that pot brownie? Chocolate can throw off potency tests so labels aren’t always accurate, and now scientists are trying to figure out why. In states where marijuana is legal, pot comes in cookies, mints, gummies, protein bars — even pretzels. These commercial products are labeled with the amount of high-inducing THC. That helps medical marijuana patients get the desired dose and other consumers attune their buzz. But something about chocolate, chemists say, seems to interfere with potency testing. A chocolate labeled as 10 milligrams of THC could have far more and se...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Marijuana Source Type: news
Can essential oils help wounds heal?
Bumps, scrapes and cuts happen every day – it’s a fact of life. For really deep, serious wounds you’ll want to head immediately to your doctor or emergency room first. If you need stitches, they’re best equipped to do that. But in the case of minor wounds, essential oils are a popular way to enhance healing. Essential oils are a popular way to enhance healing for minor wounds, cuts, scrapes and bruises. What are essential oils? These are simply highly concentrated oils extracted from different species of plants, often used as a home remedy because they can help support skin health. ...
Source: Advanced Tissue - August 26, 2019 Category: Dermatology Authors: AdvancedTissue Tags: Wound Care Wound healing Wound care products Wound Infection wound care treatment Source Type: news
A biomechanical evaluation of potential ergonomic solutions for use by firefighter and EMS providers when lifting heavy patients in their homes - Lavender SA, Sommerich CM, Bigelow S, Weston EB, Seagren K, Pay NA, Sillars D, Ramachandran V, Sun C, Xu Y, Marras WS.
This study investigated the biomechanical efficacy of four devices that could be used by two-person teams when lifting patients from the floor, from a recl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news
Lavender oil found in soaps, shampoo, and laundry detergent 'causes young boys and girls to develop
Scientists studied children in Miami who had breast growth before the age of eight. They had been exposed to lavender products for at least a few months. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Room to grow: how allotment life can be the best therapy
When his wife became ill, Barney Norris found that growing his own food helped him through the traumaFor the past year I ’ve kept an allotment. Taking it over in a state of disrepair, some years after the death of the previous tenant, I’ve cleared weeds, dug beds, planted apple trees, improvised panels for the greenhouse out of bits of transparent plastic conservatory roof, mowed grass and failed to fix the leak i n the potting shed. In between all that, I’ve grown vegetables.I ’ve always had an interest in gardening. My mother encouraged me and my brother and sister to keep a flower bed each when w...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 27, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Barney Norris Tags: Allotments Life and style Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Food Gardens Anorexia Source Type: news
Aromatherapy basics: 9 Popular essential oils to use for better health
(Natural News) Essential oils are used in aromatherapy, which is a form of holistic healing. The benefits that aromatherapy offers range from physical to emotional to psychological. Here are nine popular essential oils to use for better health: Lavender essential oil — Derived from the plant Lavandula angustifolia, lavender essential oil is one of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Leading expert claims doctors should dish out LAVENDER OIL as first-line treatment for anxiety
Professor Peter Hans-Volz, from Germany, said millions are hooked to anti-anxiety drugs benzodiazepines. Experts have disagreed, but are trying to cut back on prescriptions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Home Remedies: What are the benefits of aromatherapy?
Research on the effectiveness of aromatherapy -- the therapeutic use of essential oils extracted from plants -- is limited. However, some studies have shown that aromatherapy might have health benefits, including: Relief from anxiety and depression.Improved quality of life, particularly for people with chronic health conditions. Smaller studies suggest that aromatherapy with lavender oil may [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 7, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news
Use lavender essential oil to reduce the frequency and severity of migraines
(Natural News) People suffering from migraines could benefit a lot from lavender, a study published in the Journal of Herbal Medicine suggests. The study, a multi-university effort from Iranian researchers, looked at the effects of lavender essential oil when used in migraine prophylactics. In the three-month study, the researchers enrolled migraine sufferers in a randomized controlled clinical... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Natural pain relief: Capsicum, lavender and peppermint essential oils can help relieve fibromyalgia pain
(Natural News) Essential oils are known to effectively alleviate pain and increase the energy produced by the cells in the tissues. Given these beneficial effects, researchers believe that the oils drawn from capsicum, lavender, and peppermint could be potential therapies for fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is indicated by chronic pain, constant fatigue, and sharp changes in mood. There are only a handful of treatments that can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Exploring purpose-designed audio-visual falls prevention messages on older people's capability and motivation to prevent falls - de Jong LD, Lavender AP, Wortham C, Skelton DA, Haines TP, Hill AM.
The number of falls and fall-associated injury rates among older people continues to rise worldwide. Increased efforts to influence older people's falls prevention behaviour are needed. A two-phase exploratory community-based participatory study was conduc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
Best supplements for anxiety: Lavender oil has same effect as prescription drugs in trials
BEST SUPPLEMENTS: Clinical trials of lavender oil have shown it may be as effective as common prescription drugs in treating patients with anxiety. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
7 Proven uses of lavender essential oil
(Natural News) Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils in the world. Its medicinal use can be traced back to more than 2,500 years ago where it was widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. Researchers have found scientific evidence for many of the ancient uses of lavender essential oil. Some of its proven medicinal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Cities could play a key role in pollinator conservation
Given the pressures that pollinators face in agricultural land, cities could play an important role in conserving pollinators, according to a new study. The research, carried out by scientists at the Universities of Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds and Reading in collaboration with Cardiff University and the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), has revealed that gardens and allotments are good for pollinators, and lavender and borage are important garden plants that pollinators use as food sources. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 14, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, Institutes, Institutes, Cabot; Press Release Source Type: news
Anxious? Inhaling lavender oil can dramatically reduce your stress, study finds
This study provides promising information on the effect of lavender as one... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Study: Lavender essential oil protects the liver and kidneys
(Natural News) Volatile compounds give lavender its pleasant scent and healing properties. They can also protect the kidneys and liver from being harmed by oxidative stress from toxic chemicals. This led Tunisian researchers to test the essential oil of Spanish lavender (Lavandula stoechas) for its hepaprotective and nephroprotective activity against malathion. Malathion is a synthetic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Scientists working to understand the defensive properties of lavender oil, hoping to develop natural pesticides
(Natural News) A team of Canadian researchers at the University of British Columbia Okanagan (UCBO) campus are examining the potential of herbs in producing natural pesticides, specifically lavender oils. According to the experts, lavender is known for its strong aroma and its oil is touted for it healing or soothing properties. The scientists have pooled data from a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The PM edit: Nargis Khan in her own words
Management in Practice is speaking to a series of PMs on the front-line about what being a practice manager means to them. Reporter Valeria Fiore talks toNargis Khan, practice manager Lavender Hill Group Practice in Battersea, London about the challenges practice management poses and the future of the profession. Q. How has being a practice manager changed since you first started out in the profession? Hide related content: Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - November 16, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice management Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news
ASK DR ELLIE CANNON: Athlete's foot? You can give it the boot
DR ELLIE CANNON: Athlete's foot is a common fungal foot infection affecting more than 70 per cent of the population. Lavender and teatree are not known to be effective treatments. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Lavender's Antianxiety Effects Nothing to Sniff At Lavender's Antianxiety Effects Nothing to Sniff At
The scent of lavender has long been touted to have calming, antianxiety effects, but the biological mechanism behind this phenomenon has been something of a mystery -- until now.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news
Minocin Flops in Schizophrenia; Lavender Soothes Anxiety
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the psychiatry world (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 24, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news
Lavender: How it can ease anxiety
THE smell of lavender has been scientifically proven to relax people and could be an effective way to treat anxiety, says research. Numerous studies have confirmed the potent relaxing effects of linalool, a fragrant alcohol found in lavender extracts, but none have looked at how it works. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Medical News Today: Does lavender really help with anxiety?
A study of mice reveals that the scent of linalool, a natural alcohol found in lavender, relieves anxiety through its effect on olfactory nerve cells. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news
Study: Lavender's smell, not absorption in lunges, relaxes mice
Lavender compound linalool must be smelled and not absorbed in the lungs for its calming effects, according to a study of mice. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Lavender really is relaxing: The fragrant flower may be a safer alternative to anti-anxiety drugs
Researchers from Kagoshima University, Japan, found that mice show less signs of anxiety when they smell the fragrant flower, which could be used instead of Xanax and Valium. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Trilobites: Lavender ’ s Soothing Scent Could Be More Than Just Folk Medicine
In mice, researchers found that some components of lavender odor had effects on anxiety similar to taking Valium. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JOANNA KLEIN Tags: Lavender Smells and Odors Anxiety and Stress Mice Research Brain Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience Kashiwadani, Hideki Herbs Source Type: news
The smell of lavender is relaxing, science confirms
(Frontiers) A new review reveals how lavender mellows us out -- and why some day psychiatrists and surgeons might be prescribing patients a whiff of the purple stuff. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news