Topical use of Matricaria recutita L (Chamomile) Oil in the Treatment of Monosymptomatic Enuresis in Children: A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial.
J Evid Based Complementary Altern Med. 2017 Jan ;22(1):12-17. Epub 2015 Sep 30. PMID: 26427789
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy of topical use of Matricaria recutita L oil in the treatment of enuresis in children.
METHODS: Eighty patients diagnosed as monosymptomatic nocturnal or daytime enuresis were allocated to receive Matricaria recutita L (chamomile) oil or placebo topically for 6 weeks in a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled trial with a parallel design. Patients were evaluated prior to and following 8 weeks of the intervention in terms of frequency of enuresis and any observed adverse events.
RESULTS: The mean frequency of enuresis at the first, second, and third 2 weeks was lower in the intervention group compared with the placebo group, and the differences were statistically significant (P<.001, P = .03, and P<.001, respectively). There was no report of any adverse event in the study groups.
CONCLUSION: The findings of this study showed that the topical use of (chamomile) oil can decrease the frequency of nocturia in children with monosymptomatic nocturnal or daytime enuresis.