The benefits of lavender aromatherapy with menopause symptoms are significant.
Compiled by Curtis Swift, Ph.D., Mesa Lavender Farms
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Lavender aroma affects symptoms of menopause; Sleep, Sexual Desire, Vasomotor, Psychological and Physical Symptom among Menopausal and Elderly Women.
Effect of lavender aromatherapy on menopause hot flushing: A crossover randomized clinical trial. Kazemdazeh, et al. 2016. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27388435/
Flushing is generally considered to be the primary symptom of menopause and is typically the most common complaint in menopausal women. Although flushing poses no danger to a woman’s health, it decreases the quality of life. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of lavender aromatherapy on menopause flushing with the study concluding the use of lavender aromatherapy reduced menopause flushing. Lavender aroma was smelled for 20 minutes twice a day.
The Effect of Lavender Aromatherapy on the Symptoms of Menopause. Nikjou, et al., 2017. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29778129/
The researchers evaluated the effect of lavender aromatherapy on menopause symptoms. Smelling lavender for 20 minutes a day during the trial was reported to reduce the undesirable effect of the menopause symptoms on the quality of life of the menopausal women significantly.
Does lavender aromatherapy affect physical and psychological symptoms of menopausal women? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Hanieh Salehi-Pourmehr, et al. 2020. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32379682/
This review evaluated the effectiveness of Lavender aromatherapy on the physical and psychological symptoms in menopausal women. The conclusion was aromatherapy has a positive effect on sexual function, self-esteem, anxiety, and hot flashes.
Effect of Lavender on Sleep, Sexual Desire, Vasomotor, Psychological and Physical Symptom among Menopausal and Elderly Women: A Systematic Review. Roozbeh, et al. 2019. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31497578/
This review was conducted to compare the effect of lavender on the quality of sleep, sexual desire, and vasomotor, psychological and physical symptoms among menopausal and elderly women. The results suggested the effectiveness of the use of lavender either in capsule form or aromatherapy on the improved quality of sleep, depression, anxiety, sexual desire, and psychological and physical symptoms.
Additional information on Lavender and how it effects Menopause can be found at the National Institute Website at www.nih.gov