This analysis included 316 total participants and evaluated the moderator variables of age and underlying source of anxiety. Overall, bergamot essential oil inhalation was found to have a powerful effect on anxiety scores.
Elderberry supplementation was found to have an incredibly large effect on the reduction of flu symptoms. It also had a large effect on the reduction of symptoms from the common cold, though this effect was not as large as the effect on flu symptoms.
A total of 775 participants in this analysis received ginger for chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting and 502 participants were in control groups, reflecting a total of 1,277 participants across 10 studies.
One feature of this study not found in previous work is the natural setting and self-administration of the aromatherapy inhalation. This increases generalizability for women with fatigue.
This study provides evidence that children with autism spectrum disorders have different sensory requirements that children and adults who do not have the potential for increased hypersensitivity to sensory experiences. Aromatic solutions which are effective in a general pediatric population are not generalizable to a population with an ASD.
The purpose of this meta-analysis is to determine whether or not probiotics actually reduce the total number of minutes that an infant cries, as compared to a control group, and to look for factors that would explain the mystery of why these studies are producing conflicting results.