|Abstract (English)|| |
Many plant species have been used for the massage mainly in the form of essential
oils. The most common oils are obtained from the following plant species: Lavandula
angustifolia, Rosmarinus officinalis, Mentha x piperita, Melaleuca alternifolia, Eucalyptus
globulus, Citrus limon, Citrus aurantium ssp. dulcis, Citrus reticulata, Cinnamomum
zeylanicum, Syzygium aromaticum, Pinus silvestris and Pelargonium x asperum. Applications
of essential oils for therapeutic purporses are numerous (i.e., wellbeing, labour,
infections, dementia and anxiety treatment) but often they have not been scientifically validated.