Effect of Frankincense extract and Lemon balm extract co-supplementation on memory of the elderly

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In elderly, most people experience memory and learning problems. Different approaches have been proposed to improve memory; one of them is the complementary medicine and the use of herbs. This study was designed to assess the effect of Frankincense extract and Lemon balm extract on the memory of elderlies.
This study is a double-blind controlled clinical on 70 elderly patients referred to Kashan clinics in 2015. Signing an informed testimonial, Intervention group received Frankincense and Lemon balm tablet and control group received placebo, for one month. Study data were collected by a demographic questionnaire, Wechsler Memory Scale-Revised. Data analyzed using Chi-squares, independent-samples t-tests, and paired t-test by SPSS v13.
There was no significant difference between the two groups in background information (age, gender, marital status, job and education level) (p>0.05). After the administration of Frankincense and Lemon balm supplements, we observed a significant different between two groups in total memory (227.58±40.22 vs 194.36±27.61,p=0.002) and two subscale memory included: auditory immediate (102.38±20.51vs 85.45±15.71, p= 0.0001) and immediate memory (48.25±12.88 vs 34±6.55, p= 0.002) at the end of study.
Frankincense and Lemon balm tablet supplementation in elderly had beneficial effects on the memory. Therefore, it is recommended to use this herbal combination to improve the memory of the ages.
Complementary Medicine Journal of faculty of Nursing & Midwifery, Volume:7 Issue: 3, 2018
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