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1- Department of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Quchan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Quchan, Iran. , mid_mdm@ yahoo.com
2- Department of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Quchan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Quchan, Iran.
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Objective: Women’s health has a broad meaning and its dimensions include physical, mental, social, cultural and spiritual health and is influenced by socio-political, economic and biological factors. Due to the fact that today traditional medicine, complementary medicine, nutrition therapy, and the use of functional foods have a special place in maintaining health and preventing and treating diseases in humans and given that women’s health plays an important role in family and community health, this study aims to investigate the influence of honey on women’s reproductive health.
Methods: This research is a narrative review of studies conducted on the effects of honey on women’s reproductive health published in English or Persian articles from 2005 to 2020. A search was conducted on EMBASE, PubMed, Medline, SID, MedLib, Scopus, Web of Science, and Google Scholar databases. Based on the inclusion criteria, initial search yielded 76 articles. After removing duplicates, 25 were remained. Of these, 13 articles were finally selected for review after applying inclusion/exclusion criteria.
Results: Studies showed that honey was effective in improvement of cesarean section wound and episiotomy, and in reduction of primary dysmenorrhea pain, amount/duration of menstrual bleeding and the gap between two menstrual periods, nausea, vomiting, headache, menstruation pain, and labor progress. It was also reported that honey was effective in treating candida, a vaginal infection.
Conclusion: Honey can be used as a complimentary medicine alone or along with medication therapy for the prevention and treatment of many diseases of women.
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Type of Study: Review Paper | Subject: Traditional medicine

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