analgesic

April 3, 2018
analgesic

Analgesic / Pain

Analgesic substances reduce pain in a variety of ways: as a local anesthetic or anti-nociceptive, and also via the nervous system.  The menthol constituent in peppermint has shown topical anti-nociceptive activity, lavender aromatherapy has shown to calm nerves after surgery to help reduce pain, and comfrey has been used for […]
May 7, 2018

Clove (Syzgium aromaticum) Research

Latin Name: Syzgium aromaticum Family: Myrtaceae Clove has been used in dentistry as an analgesic and antibacterial.  It also has insecticidal, antioxidant, anti-diabetic, and  anti-inflammatory activities.  Of all essential oils, clove shows one of the highest amounts of antibacterial activity against multiple microbe species. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a […]
May 3, 2019

Rose & Pain Reduction

This article originally appeared in the NAHA Journal (Winter, 2018) and it is republished here according to the NAHA Writer Guidelines 2019-20 copyright statement. By: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA (ARC), Professional NAHA & AIA Member, LMT To smell a rose… Are you surprised that the aroma of rose […]