Effect of Stachys lavandulifolia on fatigue, nausea and vomiting associated with primary dysmenorrheal
Because of importance and outbreak of dysmenorrhea and It's effect on life of 50% of population in the world(women), this study was done. Objective: To evaluate the therapeutic effects of Stachys lvandulifolia on fatigue, nausea, and vomiting associated with primary dysmenorrhea. Methods: This was a randomized clinical trial performed on 50 women aged 18-25 years and 50-60 kg whight suffering from primary dysmenorrhea. Fatigue, nausea, and vomiting were evaluated by visual analogue scale (VAS).
... alogue scale (VAS). Initially, the study population was requested to consume the Stachys lvandulifolia flowers at a dose of 10 gr of brewed powder three time a day and for a total of 5 days (2 days before pain to 3 days after pain), based on a common traditional administration. Later, the members of both groups were followed up for three cycles. Fatigue, nausea, and vomiting as well as the side-effects were evaluated following consumption of brewed powder of Stachys lvandulifolia flowers. Statistical analysis was performed using t-test and chi-square test. Findings: Following consumption of Stachys lvandulifolia the level of fatigue considerably reduced among test group and the difference was significant (p=0/000), statistically. Likewise, a significant difference in severity of nausea between the test and control groups was shown (p=0/006). No statistically significant difference regarding the severity of vomiting was established between two groups. Conclusion: According to our data, it could be concluded that the use of Stachys lvandulifolia, based on a traditional administration, causes favorable therapeutic effects by reducing the degree of fatigue and nausea in primary dysmenorrhea with no obvious side-effect yet with no effect on vomiting.