Abstract Title:

The effect of Cinnamon on primary dysmenorrhea: A randomized, double-blind clinical trial.

Abstract Source:

Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2018 Nov ;33:56-60. Epub 2018 Aug 15. PMID: 30396627

Abstract Author(s):

Maryam Jahangirifar, Mahboubeh Taebi, Mahrokh Dolatian

Article Affiliation:

Maryam Jahangirifar


BACKGROUND: Primary dysmenorrhea is a cyclic cramp in pelvic which interferes with daily activity. This study determined the effect of Cinnamon on relieving dysmenorrhea.

METHODS: This is a randomized, double-blind clinical trial. The intervention group received Cinnamon (capsules contained 1000 mg cinnamon) and the control group received placebo (capsules contained 1000 mg starch) during the first 72 h of menstruation for two cycles continuously. The Visual Analogue Scale was used to determine the severity of pain. The subjects were followed up for two cycles. Descriptive statistics, Independent T test, analysis of variance (ANOVA) with repeated measures were used for continuous quantitative variables. Mann-Whitney and Chi-square tests were used for nominal and ordinal qualitative variables.

RESULTS: The results showed the mean intensity of dysmenorrhea significantly decreased over time in both groups (time: P < 0.001) and this reduction was significantly different over time between two groups (time*group: P = 0.02). There is significantly more reduction in the intervention group. Also the pain reduction in the intervention group was significantly lower than the placebo group after the first treatment (P = 0.001) and the second treatment (P = 0.002) compared to before treatment.

CONCLUSIONS: Cinnamon can reduce the intensity of primary dysmenorrhea. This aromatic spice for relive of primary dysmenorrhea is recommended.

Study Type : Human Study
Additional Links
Additional Keywords : Phytotherapy : CK(3062) : AC(812)

Print Options

Key Research Topics

Sayer Ji
Founder of GreenMedInfo.com

Subscribe to our informative Newsletter & get Nature's Evidence-Based Pharmacy

Our newsletter serves 500,000 with essential news, research & healthy tips, daily.

Download Now

500+ pages of Natural Medicine Alternatives and Information.

This website is for information purposes only. By providing the information contained herein we are not diagnosing, treating, curing, mitigating, or preventing any type of disease or medical condition. Before beginning any type of natural, integrative or conventional treatment regimen, it is advisable to seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.

© Copyright 2008-2023 GreenMedInfo.com, Journal Articles copyright of original owners, MeSH copyright NLM.