News

Copyright © 2017 Natural Medicines (www.naturalmedicines.com)
September 2016

Fenugreek Extract Reduces Menopausal Symptoms

A new clinical trial shows that taking a standardized fenugreek extract (FenuSMART) 1000 mg daily for 90 days significantly reduces night sweat scores by 57.1%, mood swings by 68.2%, insomnia by 75%, and headaches by 53.9% when compared to placebo in menopausal women. Additionally, by the end of treatment, about 32% of women taking the fenugreek extract reported no hot flashes at the all, while 47.8% had a significant reduction from an average of 3-5 hot flashes daily to 1-2 daily.

References

  1. Shamshad Begum SS, Jayalakshmi HK, Vidyavathi HG, et al. A Novel Extract of Fenugreek Husk (FenuSMART) Alleviates Postmenopausal Symptoms and Helps to Establish the Hormonal Balance: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study. Phytother Res. 2016, doi: 10.1002/ptr.5680.

The information in this brief report is intended for informational purposes only, and is meant to help users better understand health concerns. This information should not be interpreted as specific medical advice. Users should consult with a qualified healthcare provider for specific questions regarding therapies, diagnosis and/or health conditions, prior to making therapeutic decisions. Copyright © 2017 Natural Medicines Inc. Commercial distribution or reproduction prohibited. Natural Medicines is the leading provider of high-quality, evidence-based, clinically-relevant information on natural medicine, dietary supplements, herbs, vitamins, minerals, functional foods, diets, complementary practices, CAM modalities, exercises and medical conditions. Monograph sections include interactions with herbs, drugs, foods and labs, contraindications, depletions, dosing, toxicology, adverse effects, pregnancy and lactation data, synonyms, safety and effectiveness.