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2020 Oct 30

Hum Reprod Update

Plants as source of new therapies for endometriosis: a review of preclinical and clinical studies.


Meresman GF, Götte M, Laschke MW
Hum Reprod Update. 2020 Oct 30.
PMID: 33124671.


Given the disadvantages and limitations of current endometriosis therapy, there is a progressive increase in studies focusing on plant-derived agents as a natural treatment option with the intention of achieving high efficiency, avoiding adverse effects and preserving the chance for successful pregnancy. The heterogeneity of these studies in terms of evaluated agents, applied approaches and outcomes illustrates the need for an up-to-date summary and critical view on this rapidly growing field in endometriosis research.