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Efficacy of Boswellia serrata L. and Cyperus scariosus L. plus pelvic floor muscle training in stress incontinence in women of reproductive age

Padmaja Arkalgud Rangaswamy, Arshiya Sultana a, Khaleequr Rahman, Sumana Nagapattinam

Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice 20 (2014) 230-236


Introduction: To determine the efficacy of combining of Boswellia serrata L. resin and the root of Cyperus scariosus L. plus PFMT in reproductive age women with stress urinary incontinence.
Methods: A prospective, single-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial was conducted. The patients were randomized to receive orally either combination of equal quantity of B. serrata and C. scariosus (2g) (n 1⁄4 30) or placebo (n 1⁄4 30) respectively twice daily for 8 weeks in addition to pelvic floor muscle training in both groups. The outcome was one hour pad test. The results were analyzed using parametric and nonparametric test.

Results: The improvement in the test and control group was 60% and 37% respectively. Between the group comparison was statistically significant (P 1⁄4 0.035). The intra group comparison of one hour pad test was statistically significant in both groups (P < 0.001). No adverse effects were noted.
Conclusion: The test group was more effective than control group in women with SUI.

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