Physical and mental symptoms experienced in the premenstrual period premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
is called. This situation has a wide impact area from the health of the person to the social life.
has. One of the ways to overcome this process is to benefit from complementary therapies.
In aromatherapy, which is one of them, Rosa Damascena (Damascus rose) and Citrus Aurantium (bitter
Orange) essential oils have been preferred by women for this period for many years.
Rose essential oil is a hypnotic, anticonvulsant (anti-seizure), antidepressant, antianxiety and
It has analgesic effects and has a strong suppressive power on the central nervous system.
Orange essential oil is anticonvulsant, anxiety and sleep disorder reliever and central
It is used as an inhibitor of nervous system activity.
Both to confirm the effects of these two essential oils in premenstrual syndrome and to compare them with each other.
To compare, a study was conducted with 95 participants in 2017. To the participants, the custom
Aromatherapy sessions were applied for 5 days approximately one week before the bleeding.
Both rose and orange and sweet almond (placebo group) oils were used in aromatherapy.
Participants before aromatherapy to assess their premenstrual discomfort.
and then a questionnaire called the "Premenstrual Symptoms Screening Tool (PSST)"
they filled. This questionnaire includes mood, physical and behavioral symptoms as well as
It also included questions about the effects of the symptoms on the participants' lives. In addition
The "Goldberg GHQ" questionnaire surveyed anxiety, physical symptoms, social dysfunction and
used as a marker of depression. Thus, the consistency of the data was observed. collected
The results of all data show that both rose essential oil and orange essential oil
showed that the psychological symptoms of the pre-syndrome were effective in the overall score. Anger
and rose aromatherapy was more effective on irritability. Orange aromatherapy is out of control.
He was successful in calming the emotions that were coming. This has not been found in any previous study.
It was an undetected finding. The tearful mood of aromatherapy with both essential oils and
increased sensitivity to rejection was effective in curing feelings, but rose
Aromatherapy also had an effect on hopelessness. Rose and orange with this work
The effects of aromatherapy on depression have also been confirmed. Of these two essential oils
only rose was effective in concentration disorder. Comparing between two essential oils
Rosa Damascena scores higher overall psychological symptoms than the flower Citrus Aurantium.
dropped it. Rose aromatherapy provided the most significant reduction in the score of physical symptoms. Both
essential oil also affected the social activities of the participants. Relationships in the rose aromatherapy group,
Orange has a positive effect on social activities and household responsibilities.
aromatherapy had a significant impact on relationships with friends and colleagues. all this
The effect of both essential oils on the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome
he is quite right.
Aromatherapy is a very versatile tool that can be used for the management of the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.
It is a simple but effective solution. It is also risk-free and cost-effective. This alternative treatment
The method also benefits from the natural power of the body while showing its effects. essential oil
the body, which senses pleasant odors while carrying its molecules to the nervous system,
It is not in a passive state during the aromatherapy session. A calm and pleasant atmosphere created by scents
witness his own healing in the environment.
The effect of aromatherapy on mental, physical symptoms, and social functions of females
with premenstrual syndrome: A randomized clinical trial