DOCTOR EVA HEUBERGER
Citrus oils in anxiety and depression: clinical effects and mechanisms of action
Eva Heuberger, PhD is an author, lecturer and scientific editor with a background in Pharmaceutical Chemistry. After receiving her PhD from the University of Vienna, Eva completed post-doctoral training at the Smell and Taste Center of the University of Pennsylvania and the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy at Saarland University. She has been conducting academic research for many years and is an expert in olfaction in mood disorders and essential oils for human cognition and well-being.
Eva investigated the effects of inhalation and massage aromatherapy on human attentional functions and physiological and subjective markers of arousal. Later, she became interested in the role of odors and olfactory perception in anxiety and depression.
Eva published more than 30 scientific articles, book chapters and conference papers. She is co-author of the popular science book “Riechen und Fühlen” and co-editor of “Aromatherapie in Wissenschaft und Praxis”, one of the most comprehensive, up-to-date collections on aromatherapy related topics. In November 2023, Eva was elected President of Forum Essenzia e. V., Germany’s largest non-profit association for aromatherapy, aroma care and aroma culture.