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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 13, Issue 2 (2024)

A comprehensive review of essential oils for depression management 

Author(s):

Vidya Murugesh, Diksha Shetty, Akanksha Kurmi, Shraddha Tirlotkar, Sahil Shetty and Sohani Solanke

Abstract:

Essential oils, derived from aromatic plants, have been used for thousands of years across cultures for their therapeutic, cosmetic, and spiritual benefits. Aromatherapy, harnessing the power of these oils, has gained recognition in modern medicine as a complementary therapy for various conditions, including depression, anxiety, and sleep disorders. These oils contain a diverse range of chemical constituents and interact with the body and mind through complex mechanisms, including neurotransmitters and neurotrophic factors. Notable essential oils like lavender, jasmine, sandalwood, Roman chamomile, frankincense, and peppermint have been extensively studied for their positive effects on mental health, offering relaxation, stress reduction, and mood enhancement. However, it is crucial to use essential oils cautiously due to potential sensitization and allergies. While essential oils offer a holistic approach to improving mental well-being, consulting a qualified healthcare professional or aromatherapist is advisable, particularly in cases involving pre-existing medical conditions or medication interactions.

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How to cite this article:
Vidya Murugesh, Diksha Shetty, Akanksha Kurmi, Shraddha Tirlotkar, Sahil Shetty and Sohani Solanke. A comprehensive review of essential oils for depression management . J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2024;13(2):60-70. DOI: 10.22271/phyto.2024.v13.i2a.14871

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