Abstract Title:

Effects ofExtract on Chronic Rhinosinusitis: A Randomized Double Blind Study.

Abstract Source:

Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2021 Dec ;73(4):455-460. Epub 2021 Jan 2. PMID: 34722227

Abstract Author(s):

Shadman Nemati, Mohammadreza Masroorchehr, Homayoon Elahi, Mohammad Kamalinejad, Seyedeh Matin Ebrahimi, Maryam Akbari

Article Affiliation:

Shadman Nemati


Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) causes long-term discomfort for patients, and due to the frequent relapses and dissatisfaction with current treatments, CRS patients pay more attention to herbal-traditional remedies nowadays.seed has a special place in Traditional Persian medicine because of its therapeutic and clinical applications. Therefore, we decided to evaluate the effect ofseed extract on clinical symptoms of CRS patients. In a double-blind controlled clinical trial on CRS patients referred to otolaryngology clinics of Firoozgar and Amiralmomenin hospitals, all the patients used nasal drops of the(drug) or sesame oil extract (placebo), and standard SNOT-22 questionnaire completed on days 0 and 28th of study. Data collected and statistical analysis performed by SPSS software. Level of significance was considered as < 0.05. Out of 53 subjects (33 male and 20 female), 27 were assigned in the drug group and 26 in the placebo group. The mean SNOT-22 score on the 28th day was 19.08 ± 13.21 in the drug group, and in the placebo group, the mean was 37.15 ± 21.47 ( = 0.001).extract was particularly effective in improving the feeling of pain, pressure or fullness, numbness and congestion in the nose, and reduction of bad breath. The results of our study indicated that theseed nasal drop significantly improved the symptoms of CRS-especially, four major and one minor symptoms- and improved the quality of life of the patients.

Study Type : Human Study

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