Effects of Melissa officinalis L. on Reducing Stress, Alleviating Anxiety Disorders, Depression, and Insomnia, and Increasing Total Antioxidants in Burn Patients

  title={Effects of Melissa officinalis L. on Reducing Stress, Alleviating Anxiety Disorders, Depression, and Insomnia, and Increasing Total Antioxidants in Burn Patients},
  author={Shirin Chehroudi and Mohammad Javad Fatemi and Mohsen Saberi Isfeedvajani and Seyed Hamid Salehi and Hossein Akbari and Roghayeh Samimi},
  journal={Trauma monthly},
Background: Burns are a major cause of stress, and afterwards, many patients suffer from anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Also, the levels of serum antioxidants increase after burns, which causes problems in patients. It has been observed that Melissa officinalis L. can increase serum antioxidant levels and improve mood and sleep quality. Methods: Thirty-six patients who were admitted to Shahid Motahari Burn Hospital were selected. Patients in the control group consumed black tea, and those… 

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