Comparison of the effect of aromatherapy with Jasminum officinale and Salvia officinale on pain severity and labor outcome in nulliparous women. [Free Full-text]

Comparison of the effect of aromatherapy with Jasminum officinale and Salvia officinale on pain severity and labor outcome in nulliparous women. Iran J Nurs Midwifery Res. 2014 Nov;19(6):666-72 Authors: Kaviani M, Maghbool S, Azima S, Tabaei MH Abstract BACKGROUND: Using non-pharmacological pain relief methods for reducing labor pain has always been one of the major…

The use of medicinal herbs in gynecological and pregnancy-related disorders by Jordanian women: a review of folkloric practice vs. evidence-based pharmacology.

The use of medicinal herbs in gynecological and pregnancy-related disorders by Jordanian women: a review of folkloric practice vs. evidence-based pharmacology. Pharm Biol. 2016 Feb 25;:1-18 Authors: Akour A, Kasabri V, Afifi FU, Bulatova N Abstract Context National statistical reports in Jordan indicate a decrease in the total fertility rate along with a parallel increase…

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…

The impact of complementary and alternative medicines on cancer symptoms, treatment side effects, quality of life, and survival in women with breast cancer–a systematic review.

The impact of complementary and alternative medicines on cancer symptoms, treatment side effects, quality of life, and survival in women with breast cancer–a systematic review. Nutr Cancer. 2015;67(3):373-91 Authors: Leggett S, Koczwara B, Miller M Abstract Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer amongst women. Women with breast cancer frequently consult dietitians for…

Effectiveness of Topical Nigella sativa Seed Oil in the Treatment of Cyclic Mastalgia: A Randomized, Triple-Blind, Active, and Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial.

Effectiveness of Topical Nigella sativa Seed Oil in the Treatment of Cyclic Mastalgia: A Randomized, Triple-Blind, Active, and Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial. Planta Med. 2015 Nov 19; Authors: Huseini HF, Kianbakht S, Mirshamsi MH, Zarch AB Abstract Cyclic mastalgia is common in women and has no optimal therapy. Analgesic effects of Nigella sativa have been reported….

Effectiveness of an association of a cranberry dry extract, D-mannose, and the two microorganisms Lactobacillus plantarum LP01 and Lactobacillus paracasei LPC09 in women affected by cystitis: a pilot study.

Effectiveness of an association of a cranberry dry extract, D-mannose, and the two microorganisms Lactobacillus plantarum LP01 and Lactobacillus paracasei LPC09 in women affected by cystitis: a pilot study. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2014 Nov-Dec;48 Suppl 1:S96-101 Authors: Vicariotto F Abstract BACKGROUND: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the most common bacterial infection in women. Most UTIs…

Lavender-thymol as a new topical aromatherapy preparation for episiotomy: A randomised clinical trial.

Lavender-thymol as a new topical aromatherapy preparation for episiotomy: A randomised clinical trial. J Obstet Gynaecol. 2014 Nov 10;:1-4 Authors: Marzouk T, Barakat R, Ragab A, Badria F, Badawy A Abstract The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of topical lavender-thymol in promoting episiotomy healing. This placebo-controlled, single-blinded, randomised clinical trial involved…

Comparative effect of cinnamon and Ibuprofen for treatment of primary dysmenorrhea: a randomized double-blind clinical trial. [ Free Full-text ]

Comparative effect of cinnamon and Ibuprofen for treatment of primary dysmenorrhea: a randomized double-blind clinical trial. J Clin Diagn Res. 2015 Apr;9(4):QC04-7 Authors: Jaafarpour M, Hatefi M, Khani A, Khajavikhan J Abstract BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Primary dysmenorrheal has a negative impact on women’s quality of life. The purpose of this study was to compare the…