The safety and tolerance of phytotherapies in menopausal medicine – a review of the literature

@article{Czuczwar2017TheSA,
  title={The safety and tolerance of phytotherapies in menopausal medicine – a review of the literature},
  author={P. Czuczwar and T. Paszkowski and M. Lisiecki and S. Wożniak and A. Stepniak},
  journal={Przegla̜d Menopauzalny = Menopause Review},
  year={2017},
  volume={16},
  pages={8 - 11}
}
Phytoestrogens are polyphenol, non-steroidal substances of plant origin, resembling 17β-estradiol in structure. These substances can act as either agonists or antagonists of oestrogen receptors α and β. Phytoestrogens are widely used to alleviate menopausal symptoms, such as hot flushes and night sweats. Most of the currently available products of plant origin registered to soften climacteric symptoms consist of extracts obtained from soy, red clover, or black cohosh. Non-hormonal phytotherapy… Expand
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