Efficacy Studies of Fenugreek Seeds Against Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

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DOI: 10.21522/TIJPH.2013.07.04.Art020

Authors : Sehrish Aftab Abbasi, Kashif Sarfraz Abbasi


Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome also called Stein-Leventhal Syndrome or chronic oligoanoSvulation is a condition related to hormonal imbalance that can cause menstrual disorders like oligomenorrhea or amenorrhea, infertility, hirsutism, obesity, suffering from prompt increase in weight or having trouble in losing weight and other symptoms in type two diabetes, oily skin, and acne. Most of the cases of PCOS are reported in 20s and 30s with complain of difficulty in becoming pregnant. According to the study, frequency of PCOS in the infertility clinics in Pakistan was 17.6%. In this study Fenugreek (Trigonellafoenum-graecum) was investigated to treat PCOD. The plant was also subjected to different physico-chemical and nutraceutical estimations. The present study is single blind randomized controlled trial in 90 premenopausal women diagnosed with PCOS using fenugreek seed powder, over a period of 90 consecutive days. During the course of study, the subjects were counseled about diet and exercise and were regularly monitored for any associated side effects related to the administration of fenugreek seed powder. Vital clinical estimations in the human subjects were carried out at the start of study and by the end of trail i.e. at day 90. Clinical estimations involved evaluation of BMI, FSH, LH, ovarian size, menstrual regularity and FBG. Overall results revealed that the prolong administration of raw fenugreek seeds in women having PCOS was particularly found effective. Intake of fenugreek seeds for three months had positive effect on regularity of menstrual cycle, maturation of eggs, reducing ovarian volume and infertility.

Keywords: Polycystic Ovaries, Fenugreek, Infertility, Ovarian Size, Menstrual irregularities.


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