Herbal Medicine for Hot Flushes Induced by Endocrine Therapy in Women with Breast Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. [Free Full-text]

Herbal Medicine for Hot Flushes Induced by Endocrine Therapy in Women with Breast Cancer: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2016;2016:1327251 Authors: Li Y, Zhu X, Bensussan A, Li P, Moylan E, Delaney G, McPherson L Abstract Objective. This systematic review was conducted to evaluate the clinical effectiveness and safety of…

Long-Term Supplementation of Green Tea Extract Does Not Modify Adiposity or Bone Mineral Density in a Randomized Trial of Overweight and Obese Postmenopausal Women.

Long-Term Supplementation of Green Tea Extract Does Not Modify Adiposity or Bone Mineral Density in a Randomized Trial of Overweight and Obese Postmenopausal Women. J Nutr. 2016 Feb;146(2):256-64 Authors: Dostal AM, Arikawa A, Espejo L, Kurzer MS Abstract BACKGROUND: Green tea extract (GTE) consumption has been linked to favorable changes in adiposity and bone mineral…

Effects of sea buckthorn oil intake on vaginal atrophy in postmenopausal women: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. [Free Full-text]

Effects of sea buckthorn oil intake on vaginal atrophy in postmenopausal women: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Maturitas. 2014 Nov;79(3):316-21 Authors: Larmo PS, Yang B, Hyssälä J, Kallio HP, Erkkola R Abstract BACKGROUND: Vaginal atrophy, the thinning and drying of vaginal mucosa, is associated with menopause. The standard estrogen treatment is not suitable for all…

A Critical Approach to Evaluating Clinical Efficacy, Adverse Events and Drug Interactions of Herbal Remedies.

A Critical Approach to Evaluating Clinical Efficacy, Adverse Events and Drug Interactions of Herbal Remedies. Phytother Res. 2016 Feb 17; Authors: Izzo AA, Hoon-Kim S, Radhakrishnan R, Williamson EM Abstract Systematic reviews and meta-analyses represent the uppermost ladders in the hierarchy of evidence. Systematic reviews/meta-analyses suggest preliminary or satisfactory clinical evidence for agnus castus (Vitex…

Preclinical studies and clinical evaluation of compounds from the genus Epimedium for osteoporosis and bone health.

Preclinical studies and clinical evaluation of compounds from the genus Epimedium for osteoporosis and bone health. Pharmacol Ther. 2016 Jan 25; Authors: Indran IR, Liang RL, Min TE, Yong EL Abstract The morbidity and mortality associated with fractures due to osteoporosis or “porous bone” contributes significantly to global healthcare costs and will increase exponentially with…

Medicinal plants in the treatment of women’s disorders: Analytical strategies to assure quality, safety and efficacy.

Medicinal plants in the treatment of women’s disorders: Analytical strategies to assure quality, safety and efficacy. J Pharm Biomed Anal. 2015 Mar 28; Authors: Masullo M, Montoro P, Mari A, Pizza C, Piacente S Abstract During last decades an increasing number of herbal products specifically targeting women’s disorders has appeared in the worldwide marketplace. This…

Hormones, herbal preparations and nutriceuticals for a better life after the menopause: part II.

Hormones, herbal preparations and nutriceuticals for a better life after the menopause: part II. Climacteric. 2015 Feb 10:1-8. Authors: Comhaire FH1, Depypere HT. Abstract Long-term estrogen replacement therapy with estrogen has benefits for many postmenopausal women. However, some women prefer non-steroidal substitution with herbal preparations. The effectivity against vasomotor symptoms has been evidenced for the…