Lavender Oil may help relieve symptoms of COVID-19, says Mayo researcher
The herb lavender oil may help ease symptoms of coronavirus, a new study shows.
Researchers from Mayo Clinic in the United States said their findings could help treat COVID patients.
The study, published online in the journal PLOS ONE, looked at patients who had symptoms of acute respiratory syndrome (CRS) or COPD, a form of respiratory illness in which the body makes antibodies to fight infections.
The researchers looked at data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), a nationally representative survey of the U.S. population conducted every five years.
It showed that about 11.6 million Americans were in the survey, and more than 9.5 million had symptoms, according to the Mayo Clinic.
In this July 10, 2020, file photo, a patient takes a swab of her face to test for COVID infections, as she waits to receive treatment at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minn.
(Photo: Rob Schumacher/Getty Images) “It is an excellent indicator of the current COVID infection prevalence,” said study researcher Dr. Matthew D. Cappello, a Mayo Clinic researcher who was not involved in the study.
“We can identify people who have been at a higher risk for developing these symptoms, and we can use those patients to identify people that have been infected with COVID and to try to treat them.”
The study looked at the role of lavender and other herbs in COVID symptoms, including symptoms like coughing and wheezing.
Lavender is a popular ingredient in many of the popular products sold by the popular American health care company Johnson & Johnson, including cough and wheeze masks and face masks.
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in June showed that some people with asthma had a higher likelihood of being hospitalized for COID-19 if they were using the products.
Cappsello said the results of the Mayo study are promising.
He added that the new study provides additional evidence that the effectiveness of lavenders is being tested in COIDS patients.
Calkins said the study was an important step in improving the effectiveness and safety of these products, which are often found in hospitals.
The Mayo Clinic also recently approved a new drug that is intended to help control the COVID virus, called the Avidar®.
The drug, which was tested in a placebo-controlled trial at the Mayo Institute of Medicine in Rochester, Minns., is being taken to people with severe COIDS and asthma, such as those in hospitals and in nursing homes.
Colds and coughs could be alleviated by taking Avidor, which has been tested in two clinical trials.
“This is a great news story for people with COPD and respiratory illnesses,” said Dr. Stephen Calkin, a professor of emergency medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine.
He added, “These drug companies have a history of producing highly addictive products. “
Avidar will help patients stay out of the hospital longer, as well as people who need a bit of a break from their coughing and sneezing.”
He added, “These drug companies have a history of producing highly addictive products.
They should be ashamed of their history.”
Dr. Robert Henningsen, an infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, said that while the findings of the study were encouraging, the study is still early and it will be several months before we see results.
“What we are doing is looking at the effects of the herbs, not their effectiveness,” Hennensen said.
He said that in the longer term, he hopes the study will shed more light on the efficacy of the drugs.
“But until then, this is a good starting point for people to look at other herbs that might be able to be used to treat COIDS.”
Capps, of the University at Buffalo, said he is optimistic that the findings will lead to a broader use of lavends as a treatment.
He also said that lavenders are more natural than other ingredients and it’s likely that the herbs will help people who are experiencing respiratory problems and cough.
“If it helps, we will definitely look at using it,” he said.
“I have to say, I am not really a fan of lavendles.”
He said people can also use lavender to ease the symptoms of a cold.
Crippling cough and cough is also common in the U, he said, but he noted that the products are not very effective at treating it.
“People are looking for new and better treatments to treat respiratory conditions,” Capps said.
But he added that it is important to look for the real answer, as the treatments are not always effective.
He suggested using an over-the-counter nasal spray or mouthwash