Finding Aromatherapy Research

Aromatherapy Research on the Web: You can search the Web for government documents such as:

PubMed. - A library of published research studies. A recent internet search displays 19.5 million websites related to aromatherapy and thousands of research references on essential oils which can be found on the National Institutes of Health’s official website

PubMed is a service of the National Library of Medicine that includes over 15 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. PubMed includes links to full text articles and other related resources. Try a search such as “essential oil” or “massage and aromatherapy.” You will get a list of citations, many of which include abstracts. Try reading an abstract, which is a summary of the study presented in the research paper.

A search of Pub Med, the National Institute of Health’s online research database produces 391 results for the search ‘essential oils cancer’ and 444 results for ‘essential oil tumor’. MANY of the studies show a direct correlation in tumor and cancer cell line eradication with the use of essential oils. A great many have conclusions that indicate the study results warrant further investigation of essential oils for the development of accepted therapies.

~ WebMD:A great site that reports clinical studies in non-technical language. Try searching for articles using the phrases “essential oil” or “aromatherapy.”

~ Internet Health Library’s Aromatherapy Research: Summarizes aromatherapy research on a variety of diseases and health problems, including arteriosclerosis, cancer, dementia, hypertension, infertility, and more.

If you need convincing that there really are published aromatherapy research studies, browse some of the entries in the Aromatherapy Research Database. You’ll find lists of citations by subject and by essential oil. The database is by no means complete or exhaustive, but it gives examples of some published aromatherapy research.

Below I have included several research papers, articles and videos for your convenience.

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In this BBC News Report Dr. Suhail describes recent research being done on Omani Frankincense for cancer.

Frankincense Shows Promise in Fighting Skin Cancer -

Source: Aromatherapy | University of Maryland Medical Center

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