Effects of Lavender, Lemon and Eucalyptus Essential Oil on Th2 related Factors of DNCB-induced Atopy dermatitis in NC/Nga Mice Model

라벤더, 레몬, 유칼립투스 혼합 에센셜오일이 아토피 피부염 동물 모델의 Th2 관련인자에 미치는 영향

  • Kim, Hyeon-Ah (Dept. of Beauty Health Care, Daejeon university) ;
  • Yun, Mi-Young (Dept. of Health Welfare, Byuksung college) ;
  • Song, Hyang-Hee (Dept. of Beauty Health Care, Daejeon university) ;
  • Cheong, Kwang-Jo (Dept. of Beauty Health Care, Daejeon university) ;
  • Yoo, Hwa-Seung (Dept. of Oriental Internal Medicine, Oriental Medical School of Daejeon university)
  • 김현아 (대전대학교 뷰티건강관리학과) ;
  • 윤미영 (벽성대학 건강복지학과) ;
  • 송향희 (대전대학교 뷰티건강관리학과) ;
  • 정광조 (대전대학교 뷰티건강관리학과) ;
  • 유화승 (대전대학교 한의학과)
  • Published : 2010.03.31


Purpose : To investigate the effects of the lavender, lemon and eucalyptus oil mixture on the atopy dermatitis skin lesions induced on NC/Nga Mice by dinitrochlorobenzene (DNCB). Material and Method : For this purpose, we fabricated the oil mixture blending three essential oils (lavender, lemon, eucalyptus : ELL) with one carrier oil (jojoba) and apply it on the atopic dermatitis skin lesions of NC/Nga Mice. Atopic dermatitis in NC/Nga Mice was induced by DNCB treatment on the dorsal skin of mice for 8 weeks. The mixture of ratio of each essential oil drop was 1 (eucalyptus) : 2 (lemon) : 2 (lavender) and this mixture was blended with jojoba oil 50ml (0.025%). The ELL-ointment was supplied for 8 weeks. We evaluated the effects of ELL on cell viability of mouse lung fibroblast, clinical skin features and severity, the level of serum Immunoglobulin (Ig) E & Ig G1, Interleukin (IL)-4, IL-13 and Interferon (IFN)-$\gamma$. Results : ELL showed safety on the cell viability of mouse lung fibroblast compared with control group. The cell viability was measured by SRB method. The effects of ELL on clinical skin features and severity in DNCB-induced dermatitis model of NC/Nga mice was significant compared with control group. EEL also showed significant effects on clinical symptom score compared with control group. Serum IgE & IgG1 level and development of atopy dermatitis skin lesions were evaluated. Serum IgE & IgG1 production was significantly down-regulated in EEL group compared with control group. ELL also down-regulated the levels of IL-4 and IL-13, and up-regulated the level of IFN-$\gamma$ compared with control group significantly. Conclusion : ELL was effective on atopy dermatitis by modulating Th2 related factors.



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