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Utilisation de la phytothérapie sur les petits maux de la grossesse : revue de la littérature

Abstract : Study objectives: To identify substances used when small aches and pains of the pregnancy (nausea and vomiting, heartburn, constipation, acute theumatic fever, the venous circulation disorders, anxiety) and to identify the potential effects of these substances. Material and method: This study consisted in a literary review coming from databases Pubmed, Cochrane library and Web of Science. This study is based on 14 articles selected in English dealing with not only ginger, lemon oil, and peppermint oil using as treatments against nausea and vomiting but also bitter almond oil for striae gravidarum. Results: The ginger has shown its effectiveness through several studies at the rate of a daily dose of 1 gram in capsule against nausea and vomiting. Decrease was observed in nausea when using lemon oil whereas peppermint oil was not effective. If we consider the use of bitter almond oil not associated with massages, the outbreak of striae gravidarum is not significantly stopped. Conclusion of the study: This literature review demonstrates not only the lack of studies when it comes to deal the use of herbal medicine in pregnant women. But also on the lack of supervision of phytotherapy and aromatherapy that are over-the-counter drugs in pharmacies.
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Laurie Caillibooter. Utilisation de la phytothérapie sur les petits maux de la grossesse : revue de la littérature. Gynécologie et obstétrique. 2017. ⟨dumas-01633969⟩



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