Lavender Aromatherapy May Reduce Falls in Elderly
Report: Lavender Aromatherapy May Reduce Falls in Elderly
A recent study conducted in three nursing homes in Japan concludes that lavender may help prevent falls in the elderly. In the yearlong study, residents were given patches to wear on a daily basis, with a control group receiving patches infused with lavender oil and a placebo group receiving identical unscented patches. Residents who received the continuous lavender scent reported a significant decrease in falls.*
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