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Anxiolytic effects of lemon balm in clinical studies: A systematic review
Maryam Emami, Mohsen Naseri, Fatemeh Alijaniha, Mohammad Reza Heidari *
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Background and Purpose: Melissa officinalis is widely used to reduce anxiety. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Melissa officinalis on anxiety using existing evidences.
Methods and Materials: Persian and English clinical trials were searched in international and Persian databases in December 2018. Extraction of data was done independently by two reviewers. The quality of the studies was observed using the Jadad scale.
Results: A review of clinical trials performed on 395 participants showed that oral medicinal herbs in different patients have positive anti-anxiety effects.
Conclusion: There is enough supporting evidence for using Melissa officinalis to reduce anxiety.
Keywords: Randomized Controlled Trials, Lemon balm, Melissa officinalis, Anxiety, Jadad Scale
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Type of Study: Review Article | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/05/19 | Accepted: 2019/06/18


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