The Effects of Cinnamomum porrectum Essential Oil Inhalation on Human Autonomic Nervous System and Emotional States

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นิดา นุ้ยเด็น วินัย สยอวรรณ วรสิทธิ์ ศิริพรพาณิชย์ Tewelde Gebregiorgis Foto ชนิดา พลานุเวช นิจศิริ เรืองรังษี

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Cinnamomum porrectum (Roxb.) Kosterm commonly known as Thep-Ta-Ro and Safrole laurel is found in Asian countries and used in traditional Thai medicine. The aim of this research is to investigate the effects of C. porrectum essential oil inhalation on autonomic nervous system (ANS) and emotional states. This research is an experimental study using A-B design. Twenty-five healthy participants aged between 20 and 35 years old were recruited. The participants filled out a questionnaire on emotional states before and after they inhaled 8% of C. porrectum essential oil via face mask (2 ml/min). ANS parameters were recorded using BIOM7000 Patient Monitor. Data were analyzed using paired simple t-test. Mean changes of the ANS parameters and emotional states of participants were compared before and after the inhalation of C. porrectum oil. The mean systolic and diastolic blood pressure increased significantly from 104.55 (±7.54) to 106.01 (±7.46) mmHg (p-value <0.001) and from 63.55 (±5.10) to 65.24 (±5.11) mmHg (p-value <0.001) respectively. Similarly, the mean heart rate increased significantly from 78.25 (±9.1) to 79.83 (±9.1) mmHg (p-value <0.001) and the mean respiratory rate increased significantly from 17.02 (±1.98) to 18.06 (±2.16) bpm (p-value <0.008). Regarding the emotional states, the mean scores of active feelings increased significantly from 3.48 (±2.48) to 5.97 (±1.87) (p-value <0.001) and the mean scores of fresh feelings increased significantly from 4.15 (±2.53) to 6.63 (±2.06) (p-value <0.001).  It can be concluded that C. porrectum essential oil seems to have stimulating effects on ANS parameters and emotional states.

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นุ้ยเด็นน, สยอวรรณว, ศิริพรพาณิชย์ว, Foto T, พลานุเวชช, เรืองรังษีน. The Effects of Cinnamomum porrectum Essential Oil Inhalation on Human Autonomic Nervous System and Emotional States. Journal of The Royal Thai Army Nurses [Internet]. 21Aug.2019 [cited 13Nov.2019];20(2):83-2. Available from: https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JRTAN/article/view/189404
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