Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621458
Title:
Topical Hyssopus officinalis (hyssop) essential oil for the reduction in terminal respiratory secretions
Authors:
Langley-Brady, Dawn
Abstract:
Purpose: Terminal respiratory secretions (TRS) occur in up to 90 percent of all dying persons and are often distressing to caregivers. Unfortunately, current pharmacological approaches to reduce TRS are often ineffective. The purpose of this project was to review the literature for ascertaining the effectiveness of topically applied Hyssopus officinalis (hyssop) essential oil for TRS reduction in patients at end-of-life. Methods: A literature search was conducted for peer-reviewed journal articles with the keywords: human, essential oil, hyssop and its chemical constituents, death rattle, TRS, and end-of-life, resulting in a combined 245,067 articles. A filtering-down approach was used to narrow articles by respiratory, human, clinical trial and topical. Results: The literature review found insufficient information regarding topically applied Hyssopus officinalis (hyssop) essential oil for reduction of TRS in patients at end-of-life. No studies were found assessing any essential oil efficacy for TRS. Several studies of pharmacological approaches to TRS management were found; however, none demonstrated efficacy. Conclusion: The TRS-reducing efficacy of topical Hyssopus officinalis (hyssop) essential oil has not been previously investigated, but has been demonstrated in home hospice use. This literature review provides a foundation for future research investigating topically applied Hyssopus officinalis (hyssop) essential oil for TRS reduction in patients at end-of-life.
Affiliation:
Department of Physiological & Technological Nursing
Publisher:
The International Clinical Aromatherapy Network
Journal:
International Journal of Clinical Aromatherapy
Issue Date:
2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621458
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Series/Report no.:
10; 2
Appears in Collections:
Department of Physiological & Technological Nursing: Faculty Research and Publications

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dc.contributor.authorLangley-Brady, Dawnen
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-26T16:13:13Z-
dc.date.available2017-05-26T16:13:13Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/621458-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: Terminal respiratory secretions (TRS) occur in up to 90 percent of all dying persons and are often distressing to caregivers. Unfortunately, current pharmacological approaches to reduce TRS are often ineffective. The purpose of this project was to review the literature for ascertaining the effectiveness of topically applied Hyssopus officinalis (hyssop) essential oil for TRS reduction in patients at end-of-life. Methods: A literature search was conducted for peer-reviewed journal articles with the keywords: human, essential oil, hyssop and its chemical constituents, death rattle, TRS, and end-of-life, resulting in a combined 245,067 articles. A filtering-down approach was used to narrow articles by respiratory, human, clinical trial and topical. Results: The literature review found insufficient information regarding topically applied Hyssopus officinalis (hyssop) essential oil for reduction of TRS in patients at end-of-life. No studies were found assessing any essential oil efficacy for TRS. Several studies of pharmacological approaches to TRS management were found; however, none demonstrated efficacy. Conclusion: The TRS-reducing efficacy of topical Hyssopus officinalis (hyssop) essential oil has not been previously investigated, but has been demonstrated in home hospice use. This literature review provides a foundation for future research investigating topically applied Hyssopus officinalis (hyssop) essential oil for TRS reduction in patients at end-of-life.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe International Clinical Aromatherapy Networken
dc.relation.ispartofseries10en
dc.relation.ispartofseries2en
dc.subjectEssential oilsen
dc.subjectComplementary and Alternative Medicineen
dc.subjectHyssopus Planten
dc.subjectTerminal Careen
dc.titleTopical Hyssopus officinalis (hyssop) essential oil for the reduction in terminal respiratory secretionsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Physiological & Technological Nursingen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Clinical Aromatherapyen
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