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After seeing news articles say there was NO EVIDENCE that essential oils work for Ebola and hearing that the FDA has not approved any oils for any sort of disease, I decided to see what was out there and expose the essential oil industry. Instead, I found a mountain of peer reviewed studies for all kinds of serious diseases saying how well they work, even on Ebola! So, I decided to set up this blog to post a few studies a week to expose the real frauds and show the world what NO EVIDENCE looks like.
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Constipation in Elderly and Rosemary, Lemon and Peppermint

 2005 Feb;35(1):56-64.

[Effect of aromatherapy massage for the relief of constipation in the elderly].

[Article in Korean]



The purpose of this study was to verify the effect of aromatherapy massage on constipation in the elderly.


This study for 10 day, employed a randomized control group pretest-posttest design. The experimental group received abdominal massage using essential oils with Rosemary, Lemon, and Peppermint, and the control group received a placebo massage. To evaluate the effect of aromatherapy, the degree of constipation was measured using the CAS(constipation assessment scale) and the number of bowel movements per week. Data was analyzed by repeated measures of ANOVA using the SPSS program.


The score of CAS of the experimental group was significantly lower than that of the control group. In addition the average number of bowel movements in the experimental group was higher than that of the control group. The effect of aromatherapy lasted 2 weeks after treatment, while the placebo effect lasted 7-10 days after treatment.


The finding of this study showed that aromatherapy helps relieve constipation in the elderly.
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Link to full article here.
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