BIONATURE

BIONATURE, ISSN No. : 0970-9835 (Print), 0974-4282 (Online), Vol.: 38, Issue.: 2

Original Research Article

EFFECT OF Lavandola angustifolia AROMATHERAPY VERSUS MIDAZOLAM ON VITAL SIGNS IN CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS

 

MARYAM HARATI1, HOSSEIN JALALI1*, LEILA NOURI1, AHMAD RANJBAR2 AND ESMAIL BABAKHANZADEH SAJIRANI3

1Department of Food Science and Technology, Islamic Azad University, Damghan Branch, Damghan, Iran.

2Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Shahroud, Iran.

3Semnan (Shahrood) Agricultural and Natural Resources Research and Education Center, Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), Tehran, Iran.

Abstracts

Lavandola angustifolia is a plant from labiateae family that might be used against free radicals and also as tranquilizer with anti-stress and anti-anxiety. Since there are few randomized clinical trials in this era especially for admitted patients in intensive care unit (ICU); this study was performed to compare the systolic and diastolic blood pressure, pulse rate, and respiratory rate in two groups of patients in ICU who received Lavandola angustifolia preparation versus midazolam as a conventional sedative drug. In this randomized clinical trial, 64 patients were randomly assigned (with simple random manner) to receive either aromatherapy with Lavandola angustifolia drop 2% developed by Bonyan Mehr Ejaz Kaivr Shargh Iran Company in Shahroud, Iran (n=33) or midazolam (n=31). The Lavandola angustifolia drop was respired by a patch inside the oxygen mask 20 minutes daily. Also, the midazolam was injected intravenously with a dose of 0.05 mg/kg. The vital signs were assessed before intervention and then every 10 minutes up to one hour. The pulse rate and respiratory rates were significantly lower in Aromatherapy group and the systolic and diastolic blood pressures were significantly higher in this group in comparison with midazolam group (P=0.0001). Totally, according to the obtained results, it may be concluded that vital signs had more stability in aromatherapy with Lavandola angustifolia in comparison with midazolam.

Keywords :

Lavandola angustifolia; aromatherapy; midazolam; respiratory rate.