Effect of dried black seed grape on controlling the severity of premenstrual syndrome symptoms

Behzadi, Khadijeh and Jafarirad, Sima and Mousavi, Parvaneh and Saki, Omol (2016) Effect of dried black seed grape on controlling the severity of premenstrual syndrome symptoms. The Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility, 19 (3). pp. 26-34.

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Introduction: Premenstrual syndrome is a set of changes in mood, physical and behavioral symptoms that occurs before or during menstruation. Due to the multiple beneficial effects mentioned in articles indicating the usefulness of black currant for controlling the points and procedures that are known in the pathogenesis of premenstrual syndrome, and due to unavailability of a study which evaluated the consumption of black currant as a method of alternative medicine, this study was performed with aim to evaluate the effect of dried black grape (Vitis Vinifera) on clinical, psychological, and behavioral symptoms of premenstrual syndrome. Methods: This clinical trial was performed on 201 students residing in the dormitory of Ahvaz Jundi Shapour University of Medical Sciences in 2015. After two periods of screening, the subjects were divided into two groups of intervention and control. The intervention group received daily 90 g dried black seed grape seven days before menstruation for two consecutive menstruation cycles. After one and two months of intervention, the severity of symptoms was compared with the symptoms before intervention. Data were analyzed using SPSS software (version 20), and Independent t-test, Mann-Whitney, Chi-square and covariance analysis. PResults: In the intervention group, means score of behavioral (P˂0.001), physical (P=0.007), and psychological symptoms (P=0.003) and total symptoms (P˂0.001) significantly decreased after the intervention compared with before the intervention. Conclusion: Dried black seed grape with no adverse effect can be effective on reducing 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: 20 Sep 2017 15:11
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2017 15:11
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1856

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