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Herbs used in obstetrics and gynaecology.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11355224     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This fifth article in the series looks at the long tradition of using herbal treatment for managing complications during pregnancy and with the menstrual cycle. Despite widespread use there has been surprisingly little research into the outcomes or the potential risks of using herbal therapies during pregnancy. Similarly phytoestrogens have become one of the fashionable areas of herbal treatment, although with remarkably little evidence of benefit. Studies have been carried out to assess their effectiveness in cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis but not their effect on irregularities of menstruation. Current herbal treatment in this area comes from traditional use, laboratory work and a lack of adequate clinical trials make it impossible to suggest which remedies may be of benefit.
G Pinn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian family physician     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0300-8495     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust Fam Physician     Publication Date:  2001 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-05-17     Completed Date:  2001-06-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0326701     Medline TA:  Aust Fam Physician     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  351-4, 356     Citation Subset:  IM    
Nambour General Hospital, Queensland.
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MeSH Terms
Menstruation Disturbances / drug therapy
Plants, Medicinal / therapeutic use*
Pregnancy Complications / drug therapy

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