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Vol. 18, No. 5, 2011
Issue release date: October 2011
Section title: Original Article · Originalarbeit
Forsch Komplementmed 2011;18:264–268
(DOI:10.1159/000333430)

Effectiveness of a Herbal Formula in Women with Menopausal Syndrome

Yakoot M.a · Salem A.b · Omar A.-M.c
a Green Clinics, b Alexandria Helmy Polyclinic, c Faculty of Pharmacy, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt

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Abstract of Original Article · Originalarbeit

Published online: October 10, 2011
Issue release date: October 2011

ISSN: 1661-4119 (Print)
eISSN: 1661-4127 (Online)

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Abstract

Background: Lady 4 is a combination of 4 natural components (evening primrose oil, damiana, ginseng, royal jelly) with a known history of traditional use for menopausal symptoms. Objective: To study efficacy and safety of Lady 4 in women suffering from menopausal syndrome. Methods: 120 women with menopausal symptoms were randomised into an experimental group treated with 2 capsules of Lady 4 daily and a control group treated with placebo. The outcome was measured by the Menopause Rating Scale II (MRS-II). Results: There was a statistically significant improvement in the MRS-II score in both groups after 2 and 4 weeks of treatment, but the improvement was significantly better in the Lady 4 group (p < 0.001). 86.7% in the Lady 4 group and 56.7% in the placebo group rated the therapy success as ‘much improved’ or ‘very much improved’. Conclusion: Lady 4 may be beneficial in the treatment of menopausal syndrome and can be used as a safe natural promoter of health and well-being in women during the menopausal transition.

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Abstract of Original Article &#x00B7; Originalarbeit

Published online: October 10, 2011
Issue release date: October 2011

ISSN: 1661-4119 (Print)
eISSN: 1661-4127 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/FOK


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