Does the Fragrance of Essential Oils Alleviate the Fatigue Induced by Exercise? A Biochemical Indicator Test in Rats.

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med.

2017;2017:5027372. doi: 10.1155/2017/5027372. Epub 2017 Oct 31.

Author Information: Li Z1, Wu F1, Shao H2, Zhang Y1, Fan A1, Li F1.

OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of the essential oils of  L., L., L., and L. on physical exhaustion in rats.

RESULTS: While an increased time to exhaustion and SOD activity were apparent in both the EOM and PEO groups, the BLA and MDA were lower in both groups, in comparison with the fatigue group, and the changes in the EOM group were more dramatic. Additionally, the EOM group also showed marked changes of the rise of blood glucose and the decrease of BUN and GSH-PX.

CONCLUSION: The results suggested that the inhalation of an essential oil mixture ( L., L., L., and L. vs plain peppermint)  could powerfully relieve exercise-induced fatigue.