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Which Aroma In Iranian Traditional Medicine Is Effective On Sleep Disorders?

Armaghan Sadat Keyhanmehr, Mina Movahhed, Shamim Sahranavard, Mostafa Hamdieh, Shahla Afsharpaiman, Latif Gachkar, Hossein Nikfarjad

Sleep disorder is considered as a common problem throughout the world. Aromatherapy is a kind of treatment performed by using essential oils of plants for improving disease. There is much evidence in the literature, including Iranian traditional medicine, which confirms its positive effects on improving sleep disorder. Related keywords searched some Iranian traditional medicine texts and some new valid databases. In Iranian traditional medicine, aromatherapy is one of the methods of treatment for improving sleep disorders and its done by the temperamental approach. Aroma temperament, brain mal-temperament and specific performance of aroma are three factors for selection of the plants. Fourteen aromatic plants are introduced that can be effective by hypnotic in insomnia and reducing sleep in oversleeping. Aromatherapy is an effective method to improve sleep disorders, and it can be used through various plants in the more specified way with fewer side effects using temperamental approach. [GMJ.2017;6(1):3-11]

Aromatherapy; Sleep Disorders; Plant; Temperament; Traditional Medicine

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