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Orange Essential Oil Could Help PTSD

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  • Experts suggest nearly 8 million adults in the U.S. suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a condition which historically has been difficult to treat
  • Based on studies involving mice, scientists at George Washington University have suggested orange essential oil may offer a non-drug option for PTSD sufferers
  • Lab mice inhaling orange essential oil were significantly less likely to exhibit fear-based freezing behavior when exposed to a traumatizing stimulus than mice receiving other treatments

By Dr. Mercola

Just like the name implies, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a trauma- and stress-related disorder. It may develop after exposure to any intense, frightening or stress-filled event or ordeal. PTSD is most often linked to a traumatic accident, act of violence, military-combat experience or disaster. Experts suggest nearly 8 million adults in the U.S. suffer from PTSD, a condition which historically has been difficult to treat.


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