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Archive for April, 2009

St. John’s Wort and Oral Contraceptives

Sixteen healthy women who had taken a low dose oral contraceptive (OC) with 20 mcg ethinylestradiol + 0.15 mg desogesterol for at least 3 months participated in this study. A 50% ethanol extract of St. John’s wort 250 mg twice daily standardized to 0.2% hypericin (1 mg/day) and < 0.2%(< 1mg/day) hyperforin was initiated day […]

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Ginger and Menstrual Cramps

One hundred and fifty reproductive aged women with primary dysmenorrheal (menstrual cramps) were divided into three groups, in a double-blind clinical trial. Group one received ginger rhizome powder capsules, 250 mg four times a day for three days starting day one of their menses. The second group received 250 mg mefenamic acid capsules, four times […]

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