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Tavoni S, Shakeri F, Haghani H, Gooshehgir S A. The Effect of Red Clover on Severity of Physical Menopause Symptoms . J Res Dev Nurs Midw. 2013; 10 :75-80
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  Background and Objective: nowadays, many menopausal women seek complementary and alternative drugs to relieve intensity of menopause symptoms. Most researchers are interested in studying medicinal plants containing isoflavones such as Red Clover with estrogen like properties. This study was conducted to determine the effect of red clover on the severity of physical menopause symptoms.

  Material and Methods: This randomized clinical trial was conducted on 72 menopausal women aged 50-59 in 2012. The participants of intervention group daily received two capsules containing 40 mg red clover for two months while the control ones received two capsules containing 40 mg starch in the same way. The data of baseline and the one of after two months were collected by demographic questionnaire and physical dimension of Menopausal Rating Scale and analyzed by SPSS version 14, using Man-Whitney and Student-t test.

  Results: Based on the mean and SD of physical menopause symptoms, the severity of flushing, nocturnal sweating and heart discomfort was reduced significantly compared to control group. Furthermore, all physical menopause symptoms were remarkably diminished (P<0.05).

  Conclusion: in accordance with the results, the capsule of red clover can be helpful in mitigating the severity of physical menopausal symptoms.


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