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Your Doctor Your Dealer - Redux


I just stumbled across this for those of you interested:

Licorice and white peony....

Heres a similar one, (note the herb in question is a combination of
white peony and licorice)

sorry about the layout, my cut-and-paste program ech..
Nippon Sanka Fujinka Gakkai Zasshi 1988

Effect of a traditional herbal medicine
(shakuyaku-kanzo-to) on testosterone secretion in
patients with polycystic ovary syndrome detected

Takahashi K, Yoshino K, Shirai T, Nishigaki A,
Araki Y, Kitao M

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Shimane
Medical University.

In 20 infertile Japanese with polycystic ovary
Shakuyaku-Kanzo-To was used to lower plasma
testosterone levels and
hence to induce pregnancy. The polycystic ovary
was classified into two
types; general cystic and peripheral cystic
patterns. Plasma testosterone
was decreased in 18/20 (90%) and 5/20 (25%)
became pregnant. The
plasma testosterone concentration in the case of
the general cystic pattern
was significantly higher than that of peripheral
cystic pattern, and the
pregnancy rate in those with the general cystic
pattern was lower. The
efficacy of Shakuyaku-Kanzo-To therefore seems to
vary according to
the type of polycystic ovary syndrome treated.

MeSH Terms:
Drug Evaluation
Drugs, Chinese Herbal/therapeutic use*
Gonadotropins, Pituitary/blood
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome/drug therapy*
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome/diagnosis
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome/blood

Gonadotropins, Pituitary
Drugs, Chinese Herbal

PMID: 3292675, UI: 88274182