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INTRODUCTION:Valerian is a perennial plant native to Europe. It has a height of 1.5 metres. Crude extract of valerian root may have sedative and anxiolytic effects. The extract of valerian root is used to cure premenstrual disorders. To study the effects of valerian root on menstrual cycle. And also to analyse the effects of valerian root on menstrual disorders.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: A survey was conducted among 80 womens and 10 questions related to valerian root, menstrual disorders, it’s side effects and ways to prevent it were asked. Different individuals had different knowledge about menstrual disorders.
RESULTS: 47% of the people were aware that the valerian root can be used for reducing anxiety. 50% of the people were also aware of the side effects of the valerian root. 27% of the females were not aware of the menstrual disorders and their side effects. 62.5% of the people were unaware that the valerian root reduces the behavioural symptoms of premenstrual syndromes. 67.2% of the people believed that the valerian root can cure premenstrual syndrome
Premenstrual syndrome is a common disorder. Treatment for premenstrual disorders is recommended by the usage of herbs, valerian root is one among them. The extract of valerian root helps in reducing premenstrual symptoms which include severe fatigue, difficulty in concentration, coordination difficulties and so on. Premenstrual disorder is a common disease of women in the world.