Aromatherapy for Managing Pain in Primary Dysmenorrhea: A Systematic Review of Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trials

Lee MS, Lee HW, Khalil M, Lim HS, Lim HJ Journal of Clinical Medicine, 2018 ABSTRACT: Aromatherapy, the therapeutic use of essential oils, is often used to reduce pain in primary dysmenorrhea. Eleven databases, including four English (PubMed, AMED, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library) and seven Korean medical databases, were searched from inception through August… Read more »

Investigation of the effect of aromatherapy with Citrus aurantium blossom essential oil on premenstrual syndrome in university students: A clinical trial study

Heydari N, Abootalebi M, Jamalimoghadam N, Kasraeian M, Emamghoreishi M, Akbarzadeh M Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 2018 ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: The aim was to investigate the effect of aromatherapy using Citrus aurantium blossom essential oil on premenstrual syndrome in university students. METHODS: In this double-blind clinical trial controlled on 62 students from March 2016 to… Read more »

Anti-stress effects of simplified aroma hand massage

Komori T, Kageyama M, Tamura Y, Tateishi Y, Iwasa T Mental Illness, 2018 ABSTRACT: In order to be able to use the aroma hand massage as a skill that can be done by a nurse who does not have a special aromatherapy technique, we examine antistress effects of simplified aroma hand massage for healthy subjects…. Read more »

The Use of Aromatherapy to Reduce Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea in Children With Cancer: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial

Evans A, Malvar J, Garretson C, Pedroja kolovos E, Baron nelson M Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 2018 ABSTRACT: INTRODUCTION: Chemotherapy-induced nausea can be distressing and difficult to manage in children with cancer. The purpose of this study was to investigate the utility of ginger aromatherapy in relieving chemotherapy-induced nausea in children with cancer. METHOD:… Read more »

Antinociceptive effect of inhalation of the essential oil of bergamot in mice

Scuteri D, Crudo M, Rombolà L, Watanabe C, Mizoguchi H, Sakurada S, Sakurada T, Greco R, Corasaniti MT, Morrone LA, Bagetta G Fitoterapia, 2018 ABSTRACT: Bergamot essential oil (BEO) has proven wide evidence of pharmacological antinociceptive effectiveness both in nociceptive and in neuropathic pain models. The antinociceptive properties of BEO for inhalation have not been… Read more »

Evaluation of aromatherapy with essential oils of Rosa damascena for the management of premenstrual syndrome

Heydari N, Abootalebi M, Jamalimoghadam N, Kasraeian M, Emamghoreishi M, Akbarzaded M International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, 2018 ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy of aromatherapy with essential oils of Rosa damascena for the management of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). METHODS: The present triple-blind randomized clinical trial was conducted between March 5, 2016, and February… Read more »

Antinociceptive effect of inhalation of the essential oil of bergamot in mice

Scuteri D, Crudo M, Rombolà L, Watanabe C, Mizoguchi H, Sakurada S, Sakurada T, Greco R, Corasaniti MT, Morrone LA, Bagetta G Fitoterapia, 2018 ABSTRACT: Bergamot essential oil (BEO) has proven wide evidence of pharmacological antinociceptive effectiveness both in nociceptive and in neuropathic pain models. The antinociceptive properties of BEO for inhalation have not been… Read more »

Evaluation of aromatherapy with essential oils of Rosa damascena for the management of premenstrual syndrome

Heydari N, Abootalebi M, Jamalimoghadam N, Kasraeian M, Emamghoreishi M, Akbarzaded M International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, 2018 ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: To investigate the efficacy of aromatherapy with essential oils of Rosa damascena for the management of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). METHODS: The present triple-blind randomized clinical trial was conducted between March 5, 2016, and February… Read more »

Comparing the effects of relaxation technique and inhalation aromatherapy on fatigue in patients undergoing hemodialysis

Hassanzadeh M, Kiani F, Bouya S, Zarei M Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 2018 ABSTRACT: This study aimed to compare the effects of relaxation techniques on fatigue in hemodialysis patients. This clinical trial study was conducted on 105 hemodialysis patients. The subjects were categorized into three groups as: relaxation, aromatherapy and control. In the relaxation… Read more »

The in vitro antimicrobial evaluation of commercially essential oils and their combinations against acne

Orchard A, van Vuuren SF, Viljoen A, Kamatou G International Journal of Cosmetic Science, 2018 ABSTRACT: OBJECTIVE: The study investigated the efficacy of commercial essential oil combinations against the two pathogens responsible for acne with the aim to identify synergy and favourable oils to possibly use in a blend. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Antimicrobial activity was… Read more »