:: Volume 7, Issue 1 (spring 2005) ::
J Shahrekord Univ Med Sci 2005, 7(1): 39-45 Back to browse issues page
Effect of Vitagnus and Passi-pay on hot flash of menopausal women
Afsaneh Kazemian * , Khadijeh Bromand , Alireza Ghanadi , Kobra Nooryan
, Email:Kazemian@skums.ac.ir.
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Background and aim: Menopause is a period of life in women that accompanied with changes and symptoms. The most widely recognized symptom is hot flash that affects work, social activities, sleep and quality of life. The common treatment of this symptom is hormone therapy that has some adverse effects and sometimes contraindication. In this study, the effects of two herbs (Vitex agnus castus and Passionflower) on hot flash were assessed. Methods: This clinical trial was performed on 81 women aged 45-55 years, with hot flash that referred for treatment. The patients were randomly divided into 3 groups: 1) taking Vitagnus 2) taking Passi-pay, 3) control group taking placebo. The women were interviewed and a questionnaire considering demographic and hot flash characteristics (using Kupperman index) was filled for each one. Results: Our results showed that severity of hot flash was significantly (P<0.05) different between placebo and Vitagnus groups. Also there was a significant (P<0.05) difference between placebo and Passi-pay groups. Conclusion: Vitagnus and Passi-pay ameliorate the hot flash and could be used by women with this symptom.
Keywords: Hot flash, PassionFlower, Menopause, Vitax agnus castus.
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Type of Study: Research |
Received: 2011/06/2

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