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:: Volume 19, Issue 1 ( Winter 2017, 19 (1) 2017) ::
koomesh 2017, 19(1): 10-21 Back to browse issues page
Pain control with lavender essential oil
Neda Hoseini Abforosh, Mohamad Reza Asgari, Ali Asghar Ghods
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Pain is an unpleasant experience that results from physical and psychological responses to injury. Since, the main goal of treatment is to control pain, finding safe, easy, and inexpensive methods for pain control is still a necessity. Aromatherapy has long been used to relieve pain and treatment of various diseases. Lavender is one of the most famous plants in aromatherapy that has importance and particular value in relieving pain and treatment of different diseases and has many applications in clinical practice. The use of Lavender as an alternative method of treatment decreases the need to chemical drugs in some of the physical and psychological problems. A review of literature on the analgesic effects of Lavender showed different effects and results. So, the need to further studies is tangible. Due to the necessity, this review study was done with aim to evaluate pain control with essential oil of Lavender. We reviewed articles indexed in the Medline, Pubmed, Scopus, Google scholar databases, between 2004 and 2015. The search was conducted by using key words: pain, pain control, aromatherapy and Lavender and relevant articles were extracted.  Finally, 36 articles were studied. The results showed that the effects of Lavender in the management of acute and chronic pain, cancer pain and etc. mainly depend on the nature of pain and the method of administration. But in the most cases, Lavender has analgesic effects. Based on these findings, it is recommended further studies to prove it in various clinical situations and to determine the amount of required lavender

Keywords: Pain, Pain management, Aromatherapy, Lavendula
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Type of Study: Review | Subject: General
Received: 2015/10/2 | Accepted: 2016/10/24 | Published: 2017/01/2
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Hoseini Abforosh N, Asgari M R, Ghods A A. Pain control with lavender essential oil. koomesh. 2017; 19 (1) :10-21
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