Effect of the mixed herbal medicines extracts on menopausal symptoms: A randomized clinical trial study
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I. M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Moscow, Russia
Central Clinical Hospital of Civil Aviation, Moscow, Russia
Sanatoriun “Laba”, Labinsk, Russia
Online publication date: 2019-05-16
Publication date: 2019-05-16
Electron J Gen Med 2019;16(3):em137
Menopause cause many symptoms, which may impair quality of life the women. The study aims to determine the effectiveness of mixed herbal medicinal extracts on menopausal symptoms.

A randomized, triple-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial was conducted on 120 peri-menopausal women for 12 weeks. All participants took herbal extracts drops orally daily. They were randomly allocated into four groups: placebo (C), A (250 mg chamomile, 30 mg fennel, 15 mg saffron), B (1000 mg chamomile, 120 mg fennel, 60 mg saffron), and D (500 mg chamomile, 60 mg fennel, 30 mg saffron).They completed a demographic and MRS questionnaire at week 0, 6.12.

108 participants successfully completed the assessment. No significant differences in demographic variables were seen between the four groups. The median MRS score was significantly reduced in group B from 27.5±3 to 7.5±5. In group D, it was significantly reduced from 29±12 to 22±9.25The effect size in this study was 0.92.

Study showed significant improvement in menopausal symptoms especially in group B.

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