A VERY INTERESTING SCIENTIFIC STUDY ON NEROLI HYDROLAT A very interesting scientific study on the Neroli Hydrolat, or so called Citrus Aurantium Distillated Water.

EFFECTS OF CITRUS AURANTIUM (BITTER ORANGE) ON THE SEVERITY OF FIRST-STAGE LABOR PAIN

Considering that vaginal delivery is a painful process, the present study investigated the effects of Citrus aurantium on the severity of first-stage labor pain in primiparous women. This study was a randomized clinical trial conducted with 126 eligible primiparous patients. The pain severity of patients was measured at the time of enrolling in the study. In the intervention group, (aromatherapy) gauze squares were soaked in 4 ml of C. aurantium hydrolat, and in the control group, gauze squares were soaked in 4 ml of normal saline; each gauze square was attached to the respective patients’ collar.

The intervention was repeated every 30 min. Pain severity was measured after the intervention at 3–4, 5–7, and 8–10 cm cervix dilatations. The two groups were standardized regarding age, profession, education, desire to conceive, and number and severity of uterine contractions.

The bishop’s score was also calculated. Before intervention, pain severity was the same for both groups, but following intervention, pain severity reduced in the intervention group at 3–4 centimeter (P < 0.05), 7–5 centimeter (P < 0.05), and 8–10 centimeter (P < 0.05) dilatations compared with that in the control group.

The findings of the study revealed that aromatherapy using C. aurantium distillated water alleviates labor pain. Aromatherapy using C. aurantium has shown no negative effects on the fetus. In this study, the research units were asked for their views on the degree of satisfaction for aromatherapy using C. aurantium. Responses indicated that 88.1% of participants in the aromatherapy group were satisfied with the method applied and 92.1% stated that they would use this method in future deliveries.

Due to the limited number of studies on the effects of C. aurantium on labor pain and reports of no side effects, further studies on this strategy are strongly recommended to explore the pain-reduction biochemical mechanism of C. aurantium.

This method is recommended because of its ease of use and low cost and because it is a non-aggressive method to reduce labor pain.

You can read the whole study here: http://bit.ly/2JxaAts
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