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EFFECTS OF LITSEA CUBEBA (Lour.) PERSOON ESSENTIAL OIL

EFFECTS OF LITSEA CUBEBA (Lour.) PERSOON ESSENTIAL OIL EFFECTS OF LITSEA CUBEBA (Lour.) PERSOON ESSENTIAL OIL AROMATHERAPY ON MOOD STATES AND SALIVARY CORTISOL LEVELS IN HEALTHY VOLUNTEERS (2020)

Aromatherapy is one of the complementary therapies to improve health. The aromatic essential oils have been used in the treatment procedure through inhalation of essential oil vapor, massage, and herbal bathing.

Litsea species are generally used in traditional medicine, and Litsea cubeba (Lour.) Persoon is a potent fumigant plant, used in cosmetics and foods as essence. The chemical composition of the essential oil of different parts of L. cubeba has been found to be varied. L. cubeba essential oil (LEO) is known for the treatment of cognition-associated discomforts.

The current study assessed the impact of inhalation of LEO on mood states and salivary cortisol levels of healthy people.

Fifteen healthy volunteers were involved in the study. The Profile of Mood States (POMS) Questionnaire and ELISA methods were employed to determine the mood states and salivary cortisol level, respectively. (-)-β-pinene, β-citral, cis- and trans-citral, citronellal, limonene, linalool, and 6-methyl-5-hepten-2-one were de- tected in LEO by GC-MS analysis.

The heart rate and blood pressure were not affected significantly during LEO exposure.

The inhalation of LEO significantly improved the total mood disturbance and reduced the confusion among the healthy human subjects.

LEO inhalation reduced the salivary cortisol level at a notable level. The results of the current study warrant further studies on the beneficial effect of LEO aromatherapy in healthy and diseased subjects to uncover the therapeutic nature of the L. cubeba plant.


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