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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
Echinacea: Echinacea purpurea, Echinacea angustifolia, Echinacea pallida  
http://nccam.nih.gov/health/echinacea/
Provides basic information about the herb echinacea, including common names, uses, potential side effects, and resources for more information. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Flaxseed and flaxseed oil: Linum usitatissimum  
http://nccam.nih.gov/health/flaxseed/index.htm
Provides basic information about flaxseed and flaxseed oil, including common names, uses, potential side effects, and resources for more information. (See Details)
Published: 2006
Hot pantz: do it yourself gynecology herbal remedies
Invites women to be aware and in control of their own bodies and provides herbal remedies for conditions from genital warts to hormone imbalance. Focuses on STDs, unwanted pregnancies and specific gynecological problems.
St. John's wort: Hypericum perforatum  
http://nccam.nih.gov/health/stjohnswort/sjwataglance.htm
Provides basic information about the herb St. John's wort, including common names, uses, potential side effects, and resources for more information. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Asian ginseng: Panax ginseng  
http://nccam.nih.gov/health/asianginseng/
Provides basic information about the herb Asian ginseng, including common names, uses, potential side effects, and resources for more information. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Women's herbs, women's health
Provides information on specific conditions and the use of herbs in treating them.
Published: 1998
Phytoestrogens and bone health  
http://www.niams.nih.gov/bone/hi/bone_phyto.htm
Provides an overview of phytoestrogens and discusses their potential role in osteoporosis prevention and treatment. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Kava: Piper methysticum  
http://nccam.nih.gov/health/kava/index.htm
Provides basic information about the herb kava, including common names, uses, potential side effects, and resources for more information. (See Details)
Published: 2006