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Effects of citrus fragrance on immune function and depressive states.
Neuroimmunomodulation. 1995 May-Jun; 2(3):174-80.N

Abstract

In our previous experiments on animals evidence was found that citrus fragrance can restore the stress-induced immunosuppression, suggesting that citrus fragrance may have an effect on restoring the homeostatic balance. Since a dysregulation of the neuroendocrine and immune function is thought to be associated with psychosomatic or psychiatric disorders an attempt was made to restore their mental health by stimulation of one of the sensory systems. Fragrance (citrus was our choice) which comforts through stimulation of the olfactory system was applied to depressive patients. It was given to 12 depressive subjects and the results indicated that the doses of antidepressants necessary for the treatment of depression could be markedly reduced. The treatment with citrus fragrance normalized neuroendocrine hormone levels and immune function and was rather more effective than antidepressants.

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Department of Psychiatry, Mie University School of Medicine, Japan.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Clinical Trial
Controlled Clinical Trial
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8646568

Citation

Komori, T, et al. "Effects of Citrus Fragrance On Immune Function and Depressive States." Neuroimmunomodulation, vol. 2, no. 3, 1995, pp. 174-80.
Komori T, Fujiwara R, Tanida M, et al. Effects of citrus fragrance on immune function and depressive states. Neuroimmunomodulation. 1995;2(3):174-80.
Komori, T., Fujiwara, R., Tanida, M., Nomura, J., & Yokoyama, M. M. (1995). Effects of citrus fragrance on immune function and depressive states. Neuroimmunomodulation, 2(3), 174-80.
Komori T, et al. Effects of Citrus Fragrance On Immune Function and Depressive States. Neuroimmunomodulation. 1995 May-Jun;2(3):174-80. PubMed PMID: 8646568.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Effects of citrus fragrance on immune function and depressive states. AU - Komori,T, AU - Fujiwara,R, AU - Tanida,M, AU - Nomura,J, AU - Yokoyama,M M, PY - 1995/5/1/pubmed PY - 1995/5/1/medline PY - 1995/5/1/entrez SP - 174 EP - 80 JF - Neuroimmunomodulation JO - Neuroimmunomodulation VL - 2 IS - 3 N2 - In our previous experiments on animals evidence was found that citrus fragrance can restore the stress-induced immunosuppression, suggesting that citrus fragrance may have an effect on restoring the homeostatic balance. Since a dysregulation of the neuroendocrine and immune function is thought to be associated with psychosomatic or psychiatric disorders an attempt was made to restore their mental health by stimulation of one of the sensory systems. Fragrance (citrus was our choice) which comforts through stimulation of the olfactory system was applied to depressive patients. It was given to 12 depressive subjects and the results indicated that the doses of antidepressants necessary for the treatment of depression could be markedly reduced. The treatment with citrus fragrance normalized neuroendocrine hormone levels and immune function and was rather more effective than antidepressants. SN - 1021-7401 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8646568/Effects_of_citrus_fragrance_on_immune_function_and_depressive_states_ L2 - https://www.karger.com?DOI=10.1159/000096889 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -