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Does Pueraria mirifica work?

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A study published in 2010 in Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics reported that Pueraria mirifica was effective in relieving menopausal symptoms. A double-blind randomized controlled trial published in 2008 reported that Pueraria mirifica improved dyslipidemia in postmenopausal women.

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Pueraria mirifica is an herb that may also be called kwao krua. It contains chemicals that appear to have an estrogen-like effect, says Drugs.com. It is often sold in creams or tablets purporting to enlarge breasts or have an anti-aging effect, but there is no scientific evidence supporting these uses. The evidence that is available may support its use for menopause and menopause-related conditions.

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