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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
Milk thistle: Silybum marianum  
http://nccam.nih.gov/health/milkthistle/
Provides basic information about the herb milk thistle, including common names, uses, potential side effects, and resources for more information. (See Details)
Published: 2005
Herbal medicine, healing and cancer: a comprehensive program for prevention and treatment
Presents information claiming that how proper diet, vitamins, and other micronutrients, when combined with herbs, can help create the right conditions for maximum healing.
Published: 1999
Ginkgo: Ginkgo biloba  
http://nccam.nih.gov/health/ginkgo/
Provides basic information about the herb ginkgo such as common names, uses, potential side effects, and resources for more information. (See Details)
Published: 2005
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
Can herbal products be used safely during pregnancy?: Focus on echinacea  
http://www.motherisk.org/updates/sept01.php3
Addresses the risks and benefits of herbal medicine use during pregnancy, particularly echinacea. Recommends that pregnant women discuss the use of herbal therapies with their doctors. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Ginkgo biloba for depression  
http://www.ahcpub.com/hot_topics/?htid=1&httid=1691
Focuses on the claims that ginkgo biloba can be used to treat depression. (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
Menopause without hormone therapy: what are the alternatives?  
http://www.canadian-health-network.ca/servlet/ContentServer?cid=1056728891903&pagename=CHN-RCS%2FCHNResource%2FCHNResourcePageTemplate&c=CHNResource&lang=En
Suggests the information areas women should investigate before using a natural health product (NHP). Lists the herbal medicines typically used to relieve menopausal symptoms. Provides advice on precautions to take if purchasing an NHP. (See Details)
Published: 2003