Analiza lotnych składników wybranych olejków eterycznych o działaniu relaksacyjnym.
Cast your vote
You can rate an item by clicking the amount of stars they wish to award to this item.
When enough users have cast their vote on this item, the average rating will also be shown.
Your vote was cast
Thank you for your feedback
Thank you for your feedback
Szymańska, Jadwiga A
AffiliationNofer Institute of Occupational Medicine
MetadataShow full item record
Other Titles[Analysis of volatile ingredients of selected essential oils listing relaxing action].
AbstractStress is a result of disturbed homeostasis and can contribute to the development of many diseases. One of the methods of combating stress is aromatherapy, which uses essential oils with a calming and relaxing effect. The aim of the work was to perform a qualitative analysis of selected essential oils with a relaxing effect. The research concerned 6 preparations available on the Polish market, which are attributed with anti-stress activity. The qualitative analysis was carried out by gas chromatography with mass spectrometry, which allows the determination of both main and trace substances in the tested oils. The components of individual samples were compared with data from the literature. In the samples tested 9-36 substances were identified. The following substances had the largest share in the composition of the studied samples: limonene (0.5-91%), linalool acetate (16.8-39.2%), citronellal (0.1-28.7%), linalool (0.8-46.5%), valerianol (17.6%), geraniol (16.4%), and citronellol (14%). According to literature data, the main components of the studied essential oils have low acute toxicity. They can be safely used as intended and in the quantities recommended by the manufacturer. However, one should remember the potential synergistic effect (as a result of exposure to the abovementioned substances from various sources, such as: food, cosmetics, cleaning agents, etc.), as well as sensitizing effects of some compounds contained in oils. Despite the different chemical structure of active substances contained in the tested oils, it is suggested that the mechanism of the relaxing effect is identical and is associated with the inhibition of glutamatergic neurotransmission, similar to the action of benzodiazepines. Med Pr. 2019;70(2):229-47.
CitationMed Pr 2019;70(2):229–247
The following license files are associated with this item:
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States
- [Comparison of chemical composition of selected essential oils used in respiratory diseases].
- Authors: Kucharska M, Szymańska JA, Wesołowski W, Bruchajzer E, Frydrych B
- Issue date: 2018 Mar 9
- [Studies regarding chemical composition of lavender volatile oils].
- Authors: Robu S, Aprotosoaie AC, Spac A, Cioancă O, Hăncianu M, Stănescu U
- Issue date: 2011 Apr-Jun
- [Studies on the chemical components and anti-tumour action of the volatile oils from Pelargonium graveoleus].
- Authors: Fang HJ, Su XL, Liu HY, Chen YH, Ni JH
- Issue date: 1989
- [Quality evaluation of essential oils].
- Authors: Mori M, Ikeda N, Kato Y, Minamino M, Watabe K
- Issue date: 2002 Mar
- Gas chromatography combined with mass spectrometry, flame ionization detection and elemental analyzer/isotope ratio mass spectrometry for characterizing and detecting the authenticity of commercial essential oils of Rosa damascena Mill.
- Authors: Pellati F, Orlandini G, van Leeuwen KA, Anesin G, Bertelli D, Paolini M, Benvenuti S, Camin F
- Issue date: 2013 Mar 15