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Therapeutic effects of stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) in women with Hyperandrogenism

  title={Therapeutic effects of stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) in women with Hyperandrogenism},
  author={Farzad Najafipour and Alireza Ostad Rahimi and Majid Mobaseri and Naser Agamohamadzadeh and A. Sadeghi Nikoo and Akbar Aliasgharzadeh},
Nowadays, the use of alternative medicine and complementary medicine more attention is to treat a variety of diseases and the use of herbal medicines for the treatment of various disorders of the body is considered by investigators and physicians in most clinical areas. The aim of this study was to evaluate the therapeutic effects of Urtica Dioica in women with Hyperandrogenism. In a randomized controlled clinical trial that performed in Endocrinology and Metabolism clinics of Emam Reza… 
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  • Chemistry, Medicine
    Phytomedicine : international journal of phytotherapy and phytopharmacology
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