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The effects of oral administration of (-)-menthol on nasal resistance to airflow and nasal sensation of airflow in subjects suffering from nasal congestion associated with the common cold

Identifier

017696

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

Pelargonium graveolens (L.) L'HER ex AIT. -- Rose Geranium, Scented Geranium

A description of the experience

Plants Containing MENTHOL

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Species

Part

Quantity

Helianthus annuus L. -- Girasol, Sunflower

Flower Essent. Oil

310,000 ppm

Mentha arvensis var. piperascens MALINV. EX L. H. BAILEY -- Cornmint, Field Mint, Japanese Mint

Leaf

25,650 ppm

Zea mays L. -- Corn

Leaf

28,000 ppm

Mentha x piperita subsp. nothosubsp. piperita -- Peppermint

Leaf

6,750 ppm

Mentha pulegium L. -- European Pennyroyal

Plant

3,780 ppm

Mentha aquatica L. -- Water Mint

Leaf

3,570 ppm

Pycnanthemum virginianum (L.) DURAND & JACKSON -- Virginia Mountain Mint

Shoot

3,016 ppm

Pelargonium graveolens (L.) L'HER ex AIT. -- Rose Geranium, Scented Geranium

Plant

1,852 ppm

Micromeria fruticosa -- Tasnanesi

Leaf

0-3,030 ppm

Pycnanthemum incanum (L.) MICHX. -- Hoary Mountain Mint

Shoot

798 ppm

Pycnanthemum pilosum NUTT. -- Pilose Mountain Mint

Flower

700 ppm

 

Leaf

700 ppm

Pycnanthemum tenuifolium SCHRAD. -- Slenderleaf Mountain Mint

Shoot

620 ppm

Satureja parvifolia (PHIL.) EPL. -- Small-Leaf Pampa Savory

Shoot

0-1,010 ppm

Artemisia dracunculus L. -- Tarragon

Shoot

500 ppm

Mentha longifolia (L.) HUDS. -- Biblical Mint

Shoot

300 ppm

Pycnanthemum muticum (MICHX.) PERS. -- Muticous Mountain Mint

Shoot

450 ppm

Mentha spicata L. -- Hortela da Folha Miuda, Spearmint

Leaf

375 ppm

Satureja grandiflora (L.) SCHEELE -- French Savory

Shoot

0-420 ppm

Mentha spicata L. -- Hortela da Folha Miuda, Spearmint

Leaf

200 ppm

Sideritis scardica GRISEB. -- Balkan Sideritis

Shoot

0-370 ppm

Pycnanthemum clinopodioides TORR. & GRAY -- Clinopod Mountain Mint

Shoot

176 ppm

Calamintha nepeta (L.) SAVI -- Calamint

Plant

0-290 ppm

Pycnanthemum beadlei (SMALL) FERNALD -- Beadle's Mountain Mint

Shoot

140 ppm

Minthostachys mollis (KUNTH.) GRISEB -- Muna, Tipo

Shoot

120-215 ppm

Mentha x rotundifolia (L.) HUDSON -- Applemint

Leaf

80 ppm

Micromeria fruticosa subsp. barbata (BOISS. & KY.) P.H. DAVIS -- Tea Hyssop, Zopha, Zuta

Shoot

0-105 ppm

Ocimum basilicum L. -- Basil, Cuban Basil, Sweet Basil

Plant

32 ppm

Pycnanthemum montanum MICHX. -- Montane Mountain Mint

Shoot

32 ppm

Hedeoma pulegioides (L.) PERS. -- American Pennyroyal

Plant

30 ppm

Micromeria thymifolia

Leaf

0-45 ppm

Juniperus communis L. -- Common Juniper, Juniper

Fruit

22 ppm

Hedeoma drummondii BENTH. -- Drummond's Pennyroyal

Plant

10 ppm

Acinos suaveolens (SIBT. & SMITH) G. DON F.

Shoot

0-3 ppm

Mentha aquatica L. -- Water Mint

Shoot

0-3 ppm

 

 

J Pharm Pharmacol. 1990 Sep;42(9):652-4.

The effects of oral administration of (-)-menthol on nasal resistance to airflow and nasal sensation of airflow in subjects suffering from nasal congestion associated with the common cold.

Eccles R1, Jawad MS, Morris S.

  • 1Department of Physiology, University of Wales, Cardiff, UK.

Abstract

The effects of oral administration of a lozenge containing 11 mg (-)-menthol on nasal resistance to airflow (NAR) and nasal sensation of airflow in 62 subjects suffering from nasal congestion associated with naturally acquired common cold infection have been studied. NAR was measured by posterior rhinomanometry and nasal sensation of airflow by means of a visual analogue scale (VAS). The effects of the lozenge were compared with a candy placebo lozenge in a double blind randomized trial. NAR showed a significant increase (P less than 0.05) in both the menthol and placebo groups over the 2 h experiment with no difference between the groups at any time. The VAS scores showed significant changes of subjective improvement in nasal sensation of airflow (P less than 0.001) in the menthol-treated group 10 min after dosing whereas the placebo group showed no change. It is concluded that dosing with 11 mg menthol in subjects with common cold has no effect on NAR as measured by posterior rhinomanometry but causes a marked change in nasal sensation of airflow with a subjective sensation of nasal decongestion.

PMID:  1981905

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PubMed

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