Review of the medicinal herbs effective on labor and cesarean section pain in Iran

Baharvan-Ahmadi, B. and Bahmani, M. and Rafieian-Kopaei, M. (2016) Review of the medicinal herbs effective on labor and cesarean section pain in Iran. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 9 (1). pp. 24-27.

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The number of women who give birth to their child via cesarean section is increasing in both developed and developing countries. This study was aimed to review the medicinal herbs effective in relieving labor and cesarean section pain. In this study the terms medicinal herbs, extract, essence, labor, and pain were searched in citation databases including Institute for Scientific Information, PubMed, Scopus, Google Scholar, Scientific Information Database, Magiran, etc. Seven medicinal herbs were found to be used for relieving the pain due to normal labor, cesarean section, and labor-related pains. Mentha piperita, Matricaria recutita, Cuminum cyminum, Hypericum calycinum, Lavandula stoechas L, and Ananas comosus were the plants effective in relieving the pain due to normal delivery or cesarean section. Bioactive and active compounds and herbal antioxidants in these plants are likely to exert anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. This review article indicated that medicinal herbs in various forms such as extract and essence have been demonstrated to effectively relieve the pain of labor and cesarean section in most clinical trials. Overall, further pharmacological and toxicological investigations, however, are needed to detect other properties and potential side effects of these plants.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: cited By 0
Uncontrolled Keywords: Essence, Extract, Labor, Medicinal herbs, Pain
Subjects: WQ Obstetrics
QV pharmacology > QV 752 Pharmacognosy
Divisions: Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Medical Plants Research Center
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2017 09:47
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2017 09:47

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