Volume 10, Issue 1 (vol- 1 2004)                   Intern Med Today 2004, 10(1): 10-13 | Back to browse issues page

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Background and Aim: Since saffron is mostly and widely used in traditional and modern medicine based on scientific research, its combinations and efficacy has interested most of researchers from pharmaceutics companies and medical fields. Research being done to survey the impact of saffron on pregnant women abortion in Gonabad population lab people. Materials and Methods: This descriptive and analytical research was done in the harvest time of saffron (Azar month )the samples were all the pregnant women of the first to 20 week of pregnancy dividing in two case and control group in such a way to be the same from education, age, pregnancy week and job. The case group could take part in saffron harvest as usual and the control group was forbidden to do it. The necessary teaching were given to control group in one session like how to use a mask, premedical examinations were done for both groups by a gynecologist, the data were collected and analyzed by descriptive and analytical statistics. Results: The findings showed that in the group contacting the saffron in any way the abortion rate was 10.5 % and in the group which had not any contact with saffron any abortion was reported. using Kendal-b and considering P=0.035 there is a meaningful relationship between two groups, It means that the abortion rate was more in the group contacting saffron from the group that had no any contact. Conclusion: Considering the research findings and women and mothers who provide the family health, it is recommended not to let the pregnant women to have any contact with saffron in harvesting time to avoid the abortion. These conditions can be taught by mass medias and by health and pregnant centers or the pregnant women can be given and supported financially during the harvesting time of saffron or training can be done through high schools.
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Internal Medicine
Received: 2008/07/24 | Published: 2004/04/15

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