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Herbal and dietary options for period pain: consumer fact sheet

Explains the causes of pain during menstruation (dysmenorrhoea). Examines whether some herbal medicines or dietary supplements can help in the relief and prevention of period pain.

Published: 2003
Menstruation and menstrual conditions: herbal and dietary options for period pain

Examines the causes of pain during menstruation (dysmenorrhoea). Looks in detail at herbal and dietary options for preventing and relieving period pain. Includes links to other Cochrane reviews.

Published: 2003
Horse chesnut: Aesculus hippocastanum  
http://nccam.nih.gov/health/horsechestnut/index.htm
Provides basic information about horse chestnut, including common names, uses, potential side effects, and resources for more information. (See Details)
Published: 2006
European mistletoa: Viscum Album L.  
http://nccam.nih.gov/health/eurmistletoe/
Provides basic information about the herb European mistletoe, including common names, uses, potential side effects, and resources for more information. (See Details)
Published: 2005
What are your patients taking?: a scientific review of the top selling herbs
Argues importance of evident-based medicine (EBM) over empirical (experience-based) approach in assessing potential safety risks of herbal drugs and supplements.
Published: 2001
Garlic: Allium sativum  
http://nccam.nih.gov/health/garlic/index.htm
Provides basic information about garlic, including uses, potential side effects, and resources for more information. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Saw palmetto: Serenoa repens, Sabal serrulata  
http://nccam.nih.gov/health/palmetto/
Provides basic information about the herb saw palmetto, including common names, uses, potential side effects, and resources for more information. (See Details)
Published: 2006
The expectant mother's guide to prescription and nonprescription drugs, vitamins, home remedies, and herbal products
Offers information regarding prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, supplements, and home remedies for pregnant and nursing women.
Published: 2001
Valerian: Valeriana officinalis  
http://nccam.nih.gov/health/valerian/index.htm
Provides basic information about the herb valerian, including common names, uses, potential side effects, and resources for more information. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Licorice root: Glycyrrhiza glabra  
http://nccam.nih.gov/health/licoriceroot/
Provides basic information about licorice root, including common names, uses, potential side effects, and resources for more information. (See Details)
Published: 2006