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I love finding science about the wonders of essential oils. Many scientists are studying essential oils and how they effect our bodies.
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(NaturalNews) A new study published in the journal Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics suggests that the scent of citronella can inhibit the growth of cancer cells, including cancer of the liver. Researchers from the Ruhr University Bochum, say terpenes, a main component of essential oils, can prevent or slow cancer cell growth.
Headed by Professor Dr. Hanns Hatt, a team of scientists analyzed the molecular mechanisms by which cancer cell growth is slowed, using citronellal, the primary chemical compound responsible for giving citrus its distinctive lemon scent. Their experiment identified the olfactory receptor OR1A2 as being crucial for stopping cancer cell replication.
Large amounts of plant matter are needed to extract just a tiny bit of essential oil, explaining the product’s markup on store shelves.
Used for centuries by many cultures around the world, essential oils offer many health benefits and have been used to treat a variety of ailments including asthma, bronchitis, HIV, heart strokes and many others.
Essential oils help protect you from bacteria, viruses and fungi
Aside from improving your health, essential oils can help make your skin more beautiful, as well as assist with relaxation and sleep. There are more than 90 essential oils, all of them having their own unique benefits. You can reap the benefits of essential oils by applying them directly to your skin, through inhalation or by using a diffuser.
This latest experiment involving essential oils zeros in on the power of scent, unlocking the key to our bodies’ sense of smell and how that relates to fighting disease.
Due to their many benefits, essential oils are being widely researched for their antiviral, antibacterial and fungicidal properties. Terpenes, which are produced by a variety of plants, were thought to influence cancer cell growth; however, how that actually worked was not well understood until recently.
The following is a comment from a trusted professional Robert Tisserand about cancer and essential oils:
There’s no evidence at all that frankincense oil would be helpful in colon cancer. There is evidence from in vitro testing that the following oils might be helpful: cinnamon bark, lime, rose, turmeric and caraway. However, there is virtually nothing known about appropriate dosing. A clinical aromatherapist might be able to help you. A very promising treatment is turmeric extract high in curcumin, usually available in capsule form. There is a lot of information online about curcumin, turmeric and cancer.