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Effect of Ginger on Heavy Menstrual Bleeding:

By Heartspring Staff

Phytotherapy Research, October 2014. Heavy menstrual bleeding is highly prevalent among young women. About 1 in every 5 women are affected in America. [1] Researchers studied the effect of ginger Zingiber officinale on heavy menstrual bleeding in high school girls using double blind clinical trials. They evaluated 92 young women, for six consecutive menstrual cycles. Researchers commented,

"The level of menstrual blood loss dramatically declined during the three intervention cycles in ginger-receiving group."

A minimum number of participants reported adverse effects. The researchers concluded how the "significance of appropriate and timely treatment, and the importance of prevention of unwanted consequences, ginger may be considered as an effective therapeutic option for heavy menstrual bleeding."

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1. Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Center for Disease Control and Prevention

2. Effect of Ginger (Zingiber officinale) on Heavy Menstrual Bleeding: A Placebo-Controlled, Randomized Clinical Trial. PMID:25298352


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