A randomized blind clinical trial of crossover design found that the level and duration of menstrual pain and the amount of menstrual bleeding were significantly lower in the group that was massaged with cinnamon, clove, rose and lavender essential oils in a base of almond oil (vs. the control, which was just almond oil). These results suggests that aromatherapy is effective in alleviating menstrual pain, its duration and excessive menstrual bleeding.
et al. 2013. The effect of aromatherapy abdominal massage on
alleviating menstrual pain in nursing students: a prospective randomized
cross-over study. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2013:742421.
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