Effect of oral saffron on sexual function of postmenopausal women: a clinical trial study

Tabatabaeichehr, Mahbubeh and Nazari, Sakineh and Bagheri, Maryam and Niazi, Ida and Abassi, Zohreh and Soltani, Maryam and Kazemi, Kataneh and Ghorbani, Mahboubeh (2020) Effect of oral saffron on sexual function of postmenopausal women: a clinical trial study. The Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility, 22 (12). pp. 46-53.

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Introduction: Sexual function is a part of human behavior and life that the rate of sexual dysfunction disorder in post-menopausal period is 72. Saffron has sexual stimulation effect due to its ingredients such as Crocin and Safranal. This study was performed with aim to evaluate the effect of oral saffron on sexual function of postmenopausal women. Methods: This double-blind clinical trial was performed on 67 postmenopausal women in Bojnourd in 2016-2017. Eligible postmenopausal women daily received one saffron capsule or placebo for 28 days. Female Sexual Function Index was completed before using capsule and 4 consecutive weeks after the intervention. Data were analyzed by SPSS software (version 16) and paired t-test and independent t-test. P<0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results: The mean sexual function scores in saffron group before and after using saffron were 13.5 ± 8.7 and 18.8 ± 7.6, respectively. The results of paired t-test showed that sexual function was improved (p< 0.001). But, in the control group, no change in sexual function was observed before and after the intervention (p= 0.563). There were no side effects about use of saffron in any of the research subjects Conclusion: Due to the significant improvement in sexual function with the use of saffron capsules, it is recommended to use saffron as an oral supplement in post-menopausal period.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Post-menopausal women,Oral Saffron,Sexual function
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility
Depositing User: ijogi ijogi
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2020 11:34
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2020 11:34
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/19149

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