Document Type: Original Article
Department of midwifery and reproductive health, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Department of Pharmacogenosy, School of Pharmacology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Department of Biostatistics, School of Paramedicine, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Scienc-es, Tehran, Iran
Primary dysmenorrhea is a prevalent problem and its effects decrease the quality of life in many women across the world. Due to the side-effects of synthetic drugs, there is an increasing trend toward herbal medicine. The aim of this study was to research the effect of Teucrium Polium compared to placebo on the pain duration of Dysmenorrhea. This triple-blind, randomized, clinical trial study was performed on 70 single female students between 20 and 30 years old educating in Shahid Beheshti University (Tehran, Iran) from October 2014 to February2014 .They were allocated randomly into two groups: In Teucrium Polium group (n =35) who took 250 mg of Teucrium Polium powder q6h for the first 3 days of menstruation for two cycles. The second group (pelacebo) (n=35) received 250 mg starch powder. The pain duration of Dysmenorrhea was determined by visual analog scale (VAS) and questionnaire related to the pain duration. Based on results, there were no differences between two groups for demographic or descriptive variables. Comprising the pain duration showed that the participants in Teucrium Polium groups had lower significant pain in the 1st and the 2nd months after the treatment (P < 0.001) but in pelacebo group, there was not any significant decrease in the pain duration. No side effects were reported in the Teucrium Polium and pelacebo groups. Results showed that Teucrium Polium can be effective in decreasing the pain duration in primary dysmenorrhea.