The use of essential oils to treat snoring

Phytother Res. 2004 Sep;18(9):696-9. doi: 10.1002/ptr.1360.

Abstract

Snoring is a very common social inconvenience. This double-blind study suggests a significant reduction in snoring reported by bed partners in a group of snoring volunteers using either an essential oil spray or gargle formulation. Possible modes of action of the essential oils are discussed.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Inhalation
  • Double-Blind Method
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mouthwashes
  • Pain Measurement
  • Phytotherapy*
  • Plant Oils / administration & dosage
  • Plant Oils / therapeutic use*
  • Plants, Medicinal*
  • Snoring / pathology
  • Snoring / prevention & control*
  • Treatment Outcome

Substances

  • Mouthwashes
  • Plant Oils