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“For example, after 45 minutes expire, 15-minute systolic blood pressure had reduced by a mean of 2.10mmHg and heart rate by 2.21 per minute.”

After more than an hour of exposure, however, VOC levels were significantly associated with an increased 15-minute mean blood pressure and heart rate.

The authors of the study, thus noted: “Prolonged exposure for longer than one hour to essential oils may be harmful to cardiovascular health in young, healthy subjects.”

Doctor Kai-Jen Chuang, from Taipei Medical University in Taiwan, and investigation in the study added: “Our results suggest that exposure to essential oil for one hour would be effective in reducing heart rate and blood pressure.

Source: Daily Express

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