Gynecologic Indications for Herbal Remedies

  title={Gynecologic Indications for Herbal Remedies},
  author={V. Schulz and R. H{\"a}nsel and V. Tyler},
Herbal remedies cover a small but very important range of indications in the treatment of gynecologic diseases and functional disorders. They are used principally in the treatment of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), dysmenorrhea, and menopausal complaints in cases where stronger-acting drugs are not indicated or are declined by the patient. Two medicinal plants stand out in the frequency with which they are prescribed for gynecologic complaints: chasteberries (used chiefly for PMS) and black cohosh… Expand
Review on treatment of premenstrual syndrome: from conventional to alternative approach
It is addressed that drosperinone with ethinylestradiol has shown great improvement in symptoms of PMS in various RCTs and use of micronutrients and herbs were found effective in treatment for symptoms ofPMS. Expand
Black Cohosh and Chasteberry : Herbs Valued by Women for Centuries
  • 2000
A woman’s quality of life is often associated with a healthy hormonal balance throughout her reproductive and menopausal years. Disruptions in hormone balance can lead to menstrual disorders such asExpand
Reine-des-prés (sommité fleurie de) Filipendula ulmariae (L.) Maxim
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Herbal Medicines, Phytoestrogens and Toxicity: Risk: Benefit Considerations 1
  • D. Sheehan
  • Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine. Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
  • 1998
Among human exposures, infant soy formula exposure appears to provide the highest of all phytoestrogen doses, and this occurs during development, often the most sensitive life-stage for induction of toxicity. Expand
A double-blind clinical trial on a herbal remedy for premenstrual syndrome: a case study
It is concluded that Vitex showed little difference in treatment effect to that of the placebo in the majority of symptoms associated with PMS, and there were suggestions from both the subjects' spontaneous responses and the findings with the fluid retention group, that further investigations would be justified. Expand
Mastodynon® bei weiblicher Sterilität
In women with sterility due to secondary amenorrhoea and luteal insufficiency, a treatment with Mastodynon can be recommended over a period of 3 to 6 months. Expand
Treatment of premenstrual tension syndrome with Vitex agnus castus controlled, double-blind study versus pyridoxine.
In comparison with pyridoxine, VAC caused a considerably more marked alleviation of typical PMTS complaints, such as breast tenderness, edema, inner tension, headache, constipation, and depression. Expand
Current perspectives on the benefits of HRT in menopausal women.
HRT is well documented to reduce vasomotor symptoms in women suffering from estrogen deficiency, and can have beneficial effects on the skin and the prevention of skin aging, and HRT hasbeneficial effects on urogenitary function including reductions in urinary incontinence and vaginal atrophy. Expand
Estrogen and Progestin Bioactivity of Foods, Herbs, and Spices
  • D. Zava, C. Dollbaum, M. Blen
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine. Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine
  • 1998
It is demonstrated that many of the commonly consumed foods, herbs, and spices contain phytoestrogens and phytoprogestins that act as agonists and antagonists in Vivo. Expand
Effects of extracts from Cimicifuga racemosa on gonadotropin release in menopausal women and ovariectomized rats.
It is concluded that the LH suppressive effect of C.r. extracts observed in menopausal women and ovx rats is caused by at least three different synergistically acting compounds. Expand
Antihormonal effects of plant extracts. Pharmacodynamic effects of lithospermum officinale on the thyroid gland of rats; comparison with the effects of iodide.
The antithyrotropic activity of freeze-dried-extracts from Lithospermum officinale was investigated and it was found that the effect of Lith. Expand
Dopaminergic Compounds in Vitex Agnus Castus
Ethanolic extracts of the fruits of Vitex agnus castus (AC) are widely used to effectively treat premenstrual symptoms and prolactin episodes are higher in amplitude and longer in time in latent hyperprolactinemic women in comparison to normal controls. Expand
Estrogen replacement therapy: indications, contraindications, and agent selection.
  • M. Notelovitz
  • Medicine
  • American journal of obstetrics and gynecology
  • 1989
Three groups of indications exist for postmenopausal estrogen use: relief of symptoms related to estrogen deficiency, osteoporosis prophylaxis and treatment, and cardioprotection. EstrogenExpand