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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2016, Article ID 6295737, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/6295737
Review Article

Efficacy of Oral Ginger (Zingiber officinale) for Dysmenorrhea: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

1Indiana University School of Nursing, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
2Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53715, USA
3School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI 53705, USA

Received 20 February 2016; Accepted 11 April 2016

Academic Editor: Gioacchino Calapai

Copyright © 2016 Chen X. Chen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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