Table 2: Comparison of PMS scores in ginger and placebo groups before and after the intervention.

SymptomsGroupTest results
ControlGinger
Mean ± SDMean ± SDUnpaired test

Total severity of PMS
 Before intervention106.7 ± 44.65110.2 ± 30.77
 One month after intervention105.7 ± 45.7651.18 ± 32.76
 Two months after intervention107.2 ± 50.6849.48 ± 33.12
 Three months after intervention106 ± 48.7447.06 ± 33.41
Mood symptoms
 Before intervention37.42 ± 17.3738.97 ± 14.16
 One month after intervention37.18 ± 16.1316.39 ± 10.54
 Two months after intervention37.61 ± 18.5814.61 ± 8.84
 Three months after intervention38.37 ± 20.3113.45 ± 10.65
Physical symptoms
 Before intervention42.64 ± 23.8345.76 ± 19.76
 One month after intervention43.48 ± 24.2521.85 ± 22.54
 Two months after intervention43.42 ± 24.1321.12 ± 20.31
 Three months after intervention42.06 ± 22.7622.76 ± 19.62
Behavioral symptoms
 Before intervention26.64 ± 16.2025.42 ± 16.05
 One month after intervention25.06 ± 17.8612.94 ± 12.35
 Two months after intervention26.15 ± 19.0813.76 ± 13.79
 Three months after intervention25.61 ± 18.4710.85 ± 13.05