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I’ve reported before on another ginger study in menstrual cramps. This current study included 105 Iranian women who were at least 18 years old who had moderate-to-severe primary dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramps without an organic cause). Scoring was rated in a 4 grade system: grade 0 = pain free menses; grade 1 = painful menses but […]

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The most recent randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trail in the study of echinacea for the prevention of colds and flu took place in Wales. Individuals were randomized to either echinacea or a placebo for 4 months. An alcohol extract (herbal tincture) of fresh echinacea was used consisting of 95% echinacea purpurea flowers and 5% roots. A […]

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