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Aromatherapy: Effectiveness of Essential Oil Inhalation

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Researchers verify aromatherapy effects on stress and sleep quality in intensive care uints (ICU) patients, finding:

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Investigation of key physiological enzymes involved in diabetes (α-glucosidase), skin aging (collagenase and elastase), and neurodegenerative disorders (acetylcholinesterase). Essential oils extracted from these medicinal plants can inhibit key enzymes and may be potential candidates for cosmetic and pharmaceutical applications.

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  1. The Effects of Aromatherapy on Intensive Care Unit Patients' Stress and Sleep Quality
  2. Effect of aromatherapy massage with lavender essential oil on pain in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee
  3. Selected essential oils inhibit key physiological enzymes and possess intracellular and extracellular antimelanogenic properties in vitro.



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