Effect Of Treatment With Ginger On The Severity Of Premenstrual Syndrome Symptoms
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||Mean + SD. Placebo: before 106.7 ± 44.65, after 106 ± 48.74. Ginger: before 110.2 ± 30.77, after 47.06 ± 33.41.
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In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 70 women with premenstrual syndrome were allocated to take 500 mg of ginger or placebo daily from 7 days prior to menstrual bleeding to 3 days after for 3 cycles.
The mean symptom score on a DSM-IV based questionnaire was improved considerably during the first cycle, and remained improved during the 2 subsequent cycles. In contrast, the placebo group saw no improvement. The improvement in the ginger group was derived from physical, mood, and behavioral symptoms.