"International Journal of Herbal Medicine"

Volume 1, Issue 4


Approach to Dysmenorrhoea in Ancient ages and its Current relevance


Author(s): Hina Rehmana1, Wajeeha Beguma1, Farzana Anjuma1, Humyra Tabasumb2

1. Department of Ilmul Qabalatwa Amraze Niswan (Obstetrics and Gynaecology), National Institute of Unani Medicine, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
2. Department of Moalejat (Medicine), National Institute of Unani Medicine, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Abstract: Dysmenorrhoea, cyclic lower abdominal pain or pelvic pain which may radiate to back and thigh, is one of the most common gynaecologic condition experienced by menstruating women.The occurrence of painful menstruation is noticed by ancient times. Over the centuries, numerous authors have speculated on the particular cause of primary dysmenorrhoea; although false belief is still persists regarding pain and menstruation. The pain is often not completely relieved despite the use of medication in some women. It is necessary to understand the new available as well as traditionally documented therapeutic options for pain relief of dysmenorrhoea. The review will focus on ancient concepts of dysmenorrhoea in different era with available research studies on prescribed treatments in order to understand the alternative holistic approach.

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