Primary dysmenorrhea occurs in as many as 50% of female adolescents
and is associated with significant decreases in academic performance,
sports participation, and socialization with peers. The use of rose
tea to alleviate menstrual pain has long been used but has not been
studied scientifically. To determine the effectiveness of drinking rose
tea as an intervention for reducing pain and mental/physical distress
in adolescents with menstrual pain, 130 female adolescents were randomly
assigned to an experimental (n = 70) and a control (n = 60) group with
data gathered at 1 month, 3 months, and 6 months. Results showed that
compared with the control group, the rose tea group perceived less menstrual
pain, distress, and anxiety and showed greater feelings of well-being
at 1, 3, and 6 months after the interventions. Findings suggest that
drinking rose tea is a safe, readily available, and simple treatment
for menstrual pain in female adolescents. Tseng YF, Chen CH, Yang YH.
"Rose tea for relief of primary dysmenorrhea in adolescents: a
randomized controlled trial in Taiwan." J Midwifery Womens Health.