The study aims to know the medicinal plants used by farming
families of communities in four municipalities of the south region of RS for
the relief of menstrual cramps. It is a descriptive study that analyzed
qualitative data. The subjects were 19 farmers from Cangu?u, Arroio do Padre,
Morro Redondo and Pelotas. Data were collected from January and May
the 2009, through semistructured interviews. Eight plants used for relieve menstrual cramps were cited. This research showed
that the popular knowledge of farmers is consistent, in 100%, with the search
made in the scientific literature. It is
evident that the plants Apium sp., Plectranhus sp., Cinnamomum sp., Chenopodium ambrostoides, Origamun sp., Petroselimum crispum have evidence in the scientific literature, showing
that the individuals in this study use the medicinal plants suitable for
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Zdanski de Souza, A. , Costa Mendieta, M. , Hohenberger, G. , Melo Silva, M. , Ceolin, T. and Heck, R. (2013) Menstrual cramps: A new therapeutic alternative care through medicinal plants. Health
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