Fenugreek May Help Improve Libido and Reduce Irritability in Women
Fenugreek is a clover-like herb native to the Mediterranean region, southern Europe, and western Asia. A new study has found that an organic fenugreek extract may help reduce irritability and improve libido in women.
Participants in the study included 48 women between the ages of 20 and 48 who had regular menstrual cycles. They were given 500 mg of organic fenugreek extract or a placebo daily for 42 days. The Menopause Rating Scale questionnaire was administered at baseline and at the end of the study to evaluate sexual function and irritability. Blood samples were taken to measure hormonal balance.
Participants in the fenugreek group who had higher dysfunctional sexual scores at baseline saw a 41.6% reduction in sexual problems and a 40% reduction in irritability scores. In addition, participants in the fenugreek group saw enhancements in estradiol, free testosterone, and total testosterone levels.The study was conducted by researchers from Aman Hospital and Research Center. It was published online ahead of print on July 13, 2021, in the journal Clinical Phytoscience