The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Measuring the effects of ylang-ylang oil

    Cananga odorata (common name, ylang-ylang; pronounced ee-lang ee-lang) is among the most celebrated flowering trees in the world. It was made famous by Coco Chanel in 1923 with the introduction of Chanel No.5 perfume,

    Read on to find out why ylang-ylang oil is more than just an expensive scent.

    In 40 people, rubbing ylang-ylang oil on their skin caused a significant decrease in blood pressure and increase in skin temperature compared to those who were not exposed to the oil.

    In addition, the ylang-ylang oil group rated themselves calmer and more relaxed compared to those not exposed to the oil.

    These findings support the claim that ylang-ylang has a relaxing effect, and when used in aromatherapy helps relieve depression and stress.

    11/3/06 19:12 JR

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