The Effect of Aromatherapy on Blood Pressure and Stress Responses by Inhalation and Foot Massage in Patients With Essential Hypertension: Randomized Clinical Trial

Holist Nurs Pract. 2022 Jul-Aug 01;36(4):209-222. doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000526.


A 3-arm, parallel group, randomized clinical trial examines the effect of aromatherapy through inhalation and foot massage on blood pressure and stress response in patients with essential hypertension. Lavender oil reduced blood pressure, heart rate, serum cortisol, and subjective anxiety in hypertensive patients.

PMID:35708557 | DOI:10.1097/HNP.0000000000000526