Effect of Chamomile capsule on premenstrual syndrome symptoms relief

Najafi Mollabashi, Elham and Ziaie, Tahereh and Bostani Khalesi, Zahra and Kazemnejad Leili, Ehsan and Bekhradi, Reza (2018) Effect of Chamomile capsule on premenstrual syndrome symptoms relief. The Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility, 21 (7). pp. 72-80.

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Abstract

Introduction: A significant percentage of women in reproductive age experience some menstrual- related mood and physical disorders called Premenstrual syndrome (PMS). The symptoms of this syndrome can affect the various aspects of person’s life. This study was performed with aim to evaluate the effect of Chamomile capsule on premenstrual syndrome symptoms relief in students. Methods: This double blind randomized clinical trial study was conducted on 118 students residing in dormitories of Guilan University of Medical Sciences in 2017 who suffered from moderate to severe premenstrual syndrome. Chamomile group received 250 mg of Chamomile powder and the subjects in placebo group received placebo 3 times a day from 7 days before menstruation until menstrual bleeding started for one cycle. Data collection tool was Premenstrual Symptoms Screening Tool (PSST). Data was analyzed by SPSS software (version 23), and independent t and paired t-test. P<0.05 was considered significant. Results: before treatment, two groups of Chamomile and placebo was not significantly different in the overall severity of premenstrual syndrome symptoms (p> 0.05). After treatment, mean score of physical, psychological and overall severity of premenstrual syndrome symptoms significantly decreased in both groups (p <0.05). However, Chamomile was more effective than placebo in relieving severity of physical, psychological and total symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (p <0. 05). Conclusion: Using of Chamomile plant effectively reduces the severity of psychological, physical and total symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility
Depositing User: ijogi ijogi
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2018 09:00
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2018 09:00
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/10564

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