Effects of Essential Oil on Fear Memory and the Immune Response; A Potential Alternative Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD)
The oil — derived from the skin of an orange — could provide a better option than drugs, which generally have unwanted side effects.
Ms Cassandra Moshfegh, the study’s first author, said:
“Relative to pharmaceuticals, essential oils are much more economical and do not have adverse side effects.People already use many different essential oils for therapeutic purposes.
The orange essential plant oil showed a significant effect on the behavioral response in our study mice.
This is promising, because it shows that passively inhaling this essential oil could potentially assuage PTSD symptoms in humans.”
Sometime they are diffused in to the air, sometimes applied to the skin and they can also be consumed in foods.