Monday, June 23, 2008

Rosemary and Lavender Reduce Cortisol Levels & More

I just found an article abstract about the calming effects of smelling rosemary or lavender essential oils. It states that simply smelling dilutions of rosemary or lavender essential oils will decrease the stress hormone cortisol. In addition, it will increase free radical scavenging activity in saliva. All this occurs within 5 minutes!

Essential oils continue to be researched for a variety of health benefits. It's so refreshing to find prestigious journals, like Psychiatry Research publishing articles like the one cited here.

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