Orange Essential Oil Improves PTSD Symptoms
Research indicates orange essential oil reduces fear responses in mice when they inhaled the oil 40 minutes before and 40 minutes after having been exposed to the fear stimulus. Mice also displayed a significant decrease in the immune cells linked to the biochemical pathways associated with PTSD. This study shows promise for those suffering from PTSD especially since essential oils do not have side effects as in pharmaceuticals. Orange essential oil could be a wonderful adjunct to cognitive and exposure type therapies in reducing stress and fear responses in PTSD patients.