In nature each plant's tissues are imbued with natural qualities. They may be taste, smell or certain effect on the body. Usually all three in combination. Over thousands of years people have observed these qualities and studied them. Now there is some good evidence based studies being done. This page is all about information on therapeutic finding on herbs, flowers, and other aromatherapy subjects. Of course there is going to be a lot of crosovers with Shiatsu, Chinese medicine and massage but that's a good thing and why I love using them.
Oregano oil has strong antioxidant properties.
This study has found that particularly the leaves have the strong antioxidant properties. Study (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5260481/)
Oregano oil has strong antiviral properties.
Research on antiviral properties of Oregano herb shows is active on animals and human viruses in respiratory system such as the flu. Study (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3768712/) also study (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24779581) and study (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jam.12453/abstract)
Systemic Review of essential oil inhalation on sleep.
A very interesting study discussing the effectiveness of essential oils. Reference: study
Frankincense oil in treatment of basal cell carcinoma study.
This study focusses on treatment of a type of skin cancer via Frankincense essential oil. Reference: study
Lavender essential oil and the Nervous System study.
Where do I start? This oil is so good on anxiety, parasitic infections, burns and insect bites but I really am at a loss for space as it also has beneficial effects on Alzheimer's disease and so so many others. Reference: Study (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3612440/)
Wound healing potential of lavender oil by acceleration of granulation and wound contraction through induction of TGF-² in a rat model study.
This study concentrated on the mechanisms that Lavender oil effected in a would be situation. The results look impressive to say the least. Reference: Study (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4880962/)
Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil: a Review of Antimicrobial and Other Medicinal Properties
Molecule or Ti Tree antimicrobial properties are legendary. Australian indigenous peoples aka Bundjalung Aborigines of northern New South Wales used crushed leaves of tea trees and inhaled them to treat coughs and colds or they were sprinkled on wounds, leaves were also soaked to make an infusion to treat sore throats or skin ailments. This study aimed to investigate these antiseptic properties against the deriguer antiseptic phenol and was fount to be 11x more effective! Reference: Study (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1360273/)