• Ary Oktora Sri Rahayu Institut Kesehatan dan Teknologi Al Insyirah
  • Nila Erlina Restyawati


nausea (emesis gravidarum), aromatherapy, lemon


Pregnancy in the first trimester generally experiences some physiological changes that cause complaints such as nausea to vomiting known as Emesis gravidarum. Lemon aromatherapy administration is one of the non-pharmacological ways that can reduce nausea and vomiting. The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of lemon essential aromatherapy in reducing the frequency of nausea and vomiting in pregnant women around the sub-district of Puskesmas Ukui Public Health Center. The design of the study was pre experimental design, using one group pre-test and post-test with 18 respondents. Data were analyzed univariately and bivariately using the T Dependent test. The data normality test used is kormogorov-smirnov and the results obtained are 0.5 (P> 0.05), so the data used are normally distributed. The results showed the majority distribution of nausea and vomiting frequency before administering aromatherapy at level 2 was 83.33%, while the majority distribution of nausea and vomiting after administering aromatherapy at level 1 was 77.78%, with a P-value of 0.000. Based on these results it can be concluded that the administration of lemon essential aromatherapy is effective in reducing nausea and vomiting with a P-value of 0.000 (p <0.005). It is recommended for pregnant women who suffer from nausea, vomiting to use lemon aromatherapy as an alternative to reduce nausea and vomiting


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