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Role of Plant derivatives for the Prevention and management of Uro-genital related problems during Post menopausal stage

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Post menopausal stage is often more vulnerable for the occurrence of diseases especially Uro-genital related problems. The Average menopausal age is 45-54 Years in India. The incidence of premature menopause is also on the rise. Due to the age, inevitable insecurity and anxiety, hormonal deprivation, they are more prone for psychological and organic disease & complications like Urinary incontinence, Osteoporosis, cardiovascular diseases, weight gain, Loss of elasticity of skin, poor muscle tone, loss of vision, Alzheimer diseases etc. Siddha plants plays an vital role in the prevention and management of Female Uro-genital care. Plants with emmenagogue actions such as amanaku(Ricinus communis), Ellu (Sesamum indicum), Thannervittan Kizhangu(Asparagus racemosus), Venthayam(Trigonella foenum graecum), Athimathuram(Glycyrrhiza glabra, Karunjeeragam (Nigella sativa), Manjitti (Rubia cordifolia) etc were initially selected, reviewed and identified for the occurrence of the key major compound phytoestrogen in the management of Post menopausal symptoms. To conclude, the review of the above said Siddha herbs are showing more therapeutic role in the management of Post menopausal complications.
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