Aromatherapy

Publication Title: 
Pharmazie in Unserer Zeit
Author(s): 
Buchbauer, G.
Hafner, M.
Publication Title: 
Le Chirurgien-Dentiste De France
Author(s): 
Leger, J.
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Professional Nurse (London, England)
Author(s): 
Armstrong, F.
Publication Title: 
Archives De l'Institut Pasteur De Madagascar

The following aromatherapy study reports the antimicrobial activity of eight Malagasy essential oils by the determination of their respective M.I.C. (Minimal Inhibitory Concentration) on enteropathogenic and spoilage bacteria strains. The aromatic plants used were taken from the Labiatae family (Thymus vulgaris, Ocimum gratissimum), the Myrtaceae family (Eugenia caryophyllata, Melaleuca viridiflora) and the Compositae (Helichrysum lavanduloides, H. bracteiferum, H. gymnocephalum, Psiadia altissima).

Author(s): 
Ramanoelina, A. R.
Terrom, G. P.
Bianchini, J. P.
Coulanges, P.
Publication Title: 
Hamdard Medicus
Author(s): 
El-Gammal, S. Y.
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Nursing Standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain): 1987)
Author(s): 
Clifford, F.
Publication Title: 
Nursing Standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain): 1987)
Author(s): 
Hanse, M.
Publication Title: 
Nursing Standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain): 1987)

Dorothy Crowther describes the evolution of the Wirral Holistic Care Services, a company dedicated to helping people cope with cancer. Based on a recognition that such patients want more than the standard NHS fare, initial evaluations suggest that the company is going some way to meeting the extra needs of this group. Available therapies include aromatherapy, kinesiology, reflexology and meditation, incorporating a model of care which endorses putting the patient first.

Author(s): 
Crowther, D.
Publication Title: 
Nursing Standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain): 1987)

The association of skin disorder with emotion has been recognised for some time. Maureen Marshall explores the use of stress management techniques such as relaxation, aromatherapy and therapeutic massage as a means of helping patients with dermatological conditions to cope with the pressures which may exacerbate their skin problems. Nurses, working in tandem with psychologists, have a key role to play in patients' emotional care, but greater commitment in terms of training and funding are required to prepare properly them for this function.

Author(s): 
Marshall, M.
Publication Title: 
Zeitschrift F�r Naturforschung. C, Journal of Biosciences

The sedative properties of the essential oil of Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia Miller) and of its main constituents--linalool and linalyl acetate--were investigated in mice followed up in a series of experimental procedures. The significant decrease in the motility of female and male laboratory animals under standardized experimental conditions is found to be closely dependent on the exposure time to the drugs. Nevertheless after an injection of caffeine into mice a hyperactivity was observed which was reduced to nearly a normal motility only by inhalation of these fragrance drugs.

Author(s): 
Buchbauer, G.
Jirovetz, L.
J�ger, W.
Dietrich, H.
Plank, C.

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