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Firozi M, Zahedifard T. Primary dysmenorrhea and herbal medicine. J. Med. Plants 2016; 15 (60) :58-65
1- Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery
2- azad university quchan branch ,
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Introduction: Dysmenorrhea is one of the most common complaints. Due to the importance and prevalence of dysmenorrhea research is necessary in this regard. Aim: This study aimed to determine the status of herbal medicine in the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea. Methods: In this descriptive study, 117 women admitted to health centers in Mashhad were recruitment. Research tools were personal questionnaire form, information of menstrual in three-month sequential, Verbal multidimensional scale. The data collected by SPSS software using Chi-square and Descriptive Statistics were analyzed. Results: The results showed that 21.4 percent of participants used only herbal medicines and 21.4 percent used herbal and chemical medicines. A total of 11 kinds of herbs used by participants in the treatment of dysmenorrhea. Herbal medicines with the highest frequency were: Cumin cyminum, Anethum gravolens, Black cardamom, Shirazi Thymus Vulgaris , peppermint. According to the chi-square test there was a significant difference between severity of Pain menstrual and type of menstrual pain treatment(p= 0/003). According to the chi-square test there was not a Significant differences between age, occupation, education, age of menarche and menstrual pain relief method. Conclusion: The results suggest that about 50 percent of study participants used herbal medicines as a single therapy or supplement chemical medicines. Due to the widespread use of herbal medicines in the study population, safety, effectiveness, suggestion and availability of effective drugs is recommended.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Traditional Pharmacy & Traditional Medicine
Received: 2015/07/21 | Accepted: 2016/01/17 | Published: 2016/10/31

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