9,43) An anonymous gynaecological self-help publication lists DC seeds as an emmenagogue
, an implantation inhibitor or abortifacient, and states that this activity may be attributed to oestrogenic activity and/or inhibition of progesterone synthesis.
However, as mentioned above, treatments were historically aimed at reinstating menstruation using, among other means, herbal emmenagogues
commonly known as saffron, is used in folk medicine as an antispasmodic, eupeptic, gingival sedative, anticatarrhal, nerve sedative, carminative, diaphoteric, expectorant, stimulant, stomachic, aphrodisiac and emmenagogue
(Rios et al.
This medicinal plant is used in folk medicine as an emmenagogue
Also it is desirable to determine the toxicity of this drug which is commonly prescribed and administered by the African traditional medical practitioners in the management of malaria, also used as emmenagogue
, emetic, hypotensive, and anti-pyretic agent (Hutchinson and Dalziel, 1955).
frondosa is also claimed (Nadkarni, 1976; Anonymous, 1998) to possess aphrodisiac, expectorant, emmenagogue
, diuretic and astringent properties.
Ranunculaceae used as an anti-inflammatory agent and as an emmenagogue
and galactagogue 16.
Trevis quirquincho emmenagogue
, (12-15) (Lycopodiaceae) Pillijan abortifacient, stimulant and aphrodisiac; treatment of impotence in old men (8, 10, 11) Maytenus Cangorosa Sialagogue, Alkaloids and ilicofolia Mart.
Uterine pessaries were prepared from emmenagogues
(drugs stimulating menstruation) and boiled honey (Loc.
Research in rural northeast Thailand (15,16) suggests that the most common technique used by rural women is the consumption of herbal emmenagogues
known generically as ya satri (women's medicine) or ya khap icuat (medicine to bring the blood down).
I revised the section on emmenagogues
(herbs to bring on suppressed menses) and added that my intention was to support life and not to encourage abortion.