The impact of quince paste on menorrhagia


eMediNexus Editorial    02 July 2018

A study published recently in the International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research evaluated the effect of quince paste on uterine bleeding in patients with menorrhagia. Quince (Cydonia oblonga) is a member of the genus Cydonia in the family Rosaceae. Quince tree grows in most regions of Europe, the Mediterranean, North Africa and Asia. Quince contains tannins, polysaccharides, glycosides, carotenoids, pectin, coumarin, flavonoids, malic acid, vitamins B and C and pro vitamin A. This study was a clinical trial of before-after pilot study among 35 patients aged 18-50 years suffering from menorrhagia. Patients were prescribed a tea spoonful of quince paste after each meal for two months. Bleeding score decreased significantly following two months of intervention from 264.2 ± 198.9 to 125.8±155.9. Bleeding days also decreased significantly in comparison with the baseline following the treatment. Quince paste thus seems to reduce the volume and duration of bleeding in patients with menorrhagia and improve quality of life.

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