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Randomized controlled trial for Salvia sclarea or Lavandula angustifolia: differential effects on blood pressure in female patients with urinary incontinence undergoing urodynamic examination.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23360656     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of inhalation of Salvia sclarea (clary sage; clary) or Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) essential oil vapors on autonomic nervous system activity in female patients with urinary incontinence undergoing urodynamic assessment. STUDY DESIGN, LOCATION, AND SUBJECTS: This study was a double-blind, randomized, controlled trial carried out in 34 female patients with urinary incontinence.
OUTCOME MEASURE: The subjects were randomized to inhale lavender, clary, or almond (control) oil at concentrations of 5% (vol/vol) each. Systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, pulse rate, respiratory rate, and salivary cortisol were measured before and after inhalation of these odors for 60 minutes.
RESULTS: The clary oil group experienced a significant decrease in systolic blood pressure compared with the control (p=0.048) and lavender oil (p=0.026) groups, a significant decrease in diastolic blood pressure compared with the lavender oil group (p=0.034) and a significant decrease in respiratory rate compared with the control group (p<0.001). In contrast, the lavender oil group tended to increase systolic and diastolic blood pressure compared with the control group. Compared with the control group, inhalation of lavender oil (p=0.045) and clary oil (p<0.001) resulted in statistically significant reductions in respiratory rate.
CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest that lavender oil inhalation may be inappropriate in lowering stress during urodynamic examinations, despite its antistress effects, while clary oil inhalation may be useful in inducing relaxation in female urinary incontinence patients undergoing urodynamic assessments.
Authors:
Geun Hee Seol; Yun Hee Lee; Purum Kang; Ji Hye You; Mira Park; Sun Seek Min
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2013-01-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1557-7708     ISO Abbreviation:  J Altern Complement Med     Publication Date:  2013 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-07-03     Completed Date:  2013-10-17     Revised Date:  2014-07-01    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508124     Medline TA:  J Altern Complement Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  664-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Aromatherapy*
Autonomic Nervous System / physiopathology
Blood Pressure / physiology*
Double-Blind Method
Drugs, Chinese Herbal / therapeutic use*
Female
Heart Rate / physiology
Humans
Lavandula*
Middle Aged
Oils, Volatile*
Phytotherapy*
Questionnaires
Respiratory Rate / physiology
Stress, Psychological / physiopathology
Urinary Incontinence / physiopathology*
Urodynamics / physiology*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Drugs, Chinese Herbal; 0/Oils, Volatile; 0/Salvia extract
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