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January 13, 2023

Hypertension is one of the most dangerous diseases. However, medicine for hypertension may cause adverse effects. Thus, alternative treatments may be beneficial to patients.

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils for therapy.The odorant molecule of an essential oil binds the receptor and sends a signal to the brain, which is the center controlling body function. Aromatherapy has advantages for both physical and mental health, such as pain relief, insomnia and anxiety reduction, immune function enhancement, and hypertension improvement.  Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) and ylang ylang (Cananga odorata) are fragrant plants. The major components of lavender oil are linalool and linalyl acetate, while linalool is the major component of ylang ylang oil. These substances affect the central nervous system, resulting in relaxation and stress reduction  and have a positive association with hypertension therapy.