BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WEHT) – Researchers at Indiana University said they’ve discovered a chemical compound in essential oils that improves the healing process in mice when topically applied to a skin wound.

Scientists said the finding could lead to improved treatments for skin injuries in humans.

The chemical compound, beta-carophyllene, is found in lavender, rosemary, ylang ylang, and various herbs and spices.

Click here to read the published research.

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(This story was originally published on Dec. 17, 2019)