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Rose Tea for Relief of Primary Dysmenorrhea [Menstrual Pain] in Adolescents: A Randomized Controlled Trial

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. 50(5):e51-7, 2005.



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