The impact of Valerian root extract on psychological and behavioral symptoms in premenstrual syndrome

Moghadam, Z. Behboodi; Kheirkhah, M.
June 2014
Iranian Journal of Reproductive Medicine;Jun2014 Supplement, Vol. 12, p43
Academic Journal
Introduction: Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a common disorder and although the etiology of the PMS is not clear, to relief from this syndrome different methods are recommended. One of them is use of medicinal herbs. This study was carried out to evaluate the effects of Valerian Root Extract psychological and behavioral symptoms In Premenstrual Syndrome Materials and Methods: This study was a clinical trial, double-blind and participants were randomly allocated to intervention (n=50) and control (n=50) groups. To determine persons suffering from PMS, participants completed daily record scale questionnaire for two consecutive cycles. After identification, each participant received two capsules daily from seven days before menstruation for three cycle and they records the severity of the symptoms by daily record scale questionnaire. Data of before intervention compared with 1, 2 and 3 cycles after intervention. Results: Before intervention there were no significant differences between the mean scores of PMS in the two groups. After intervention, there was a significant difference between psychological and behavioral symptoms in two groups. Conclusion: Results of this study showed, Valerian Root Extract is effective in the psychological and behavioral symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.


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