Adakah Kacip Fatimah Berguna Untuk POSTMENOPAUSAL OSTEOPOROSIS?

Sejak Women’s Health Initiative menyatakan yang hormone replacement therapy (HRT)  meningkatkan risiko serangan jantung, strok, pembekuan darah dan kanser payudara, mencari sumber altternatif telah digiatkan.

Biji rami, kacang soya, semanggi merah, dan hop adalah beberapa fitoestrogen yang paling dikaji.  Tetapi sejak beberapa tahun yang lalu herba dipanggil Labisia pumila telah dikaji dengan lebih agresif untuk sifat phytoestrogenic dan peranannya dalam pencegahan dan rawatan osteoporosis.

Labisia pumila, biasanya dikenali sebagai Kacip Fatimah, telah digunakan selama berabad-abad di negara-negara Asia Tenggara (terutamanya di Malaysia) untuk menggalakkan fungsi seksual yang sihat, melegakan kesakitan semasa haid, mendorong/memudahkan bersalin dan mempercepat pulih daripada bersalin.

Berikut adalah beberapa hasil kajian baru-baru ini dan kesimpulan oleh penyelidik mengenai peranan Labisia pumila dalam pencegahan dan rawatan osteoporosis.

  • Supplementing rats for 8 weeks “was able to prevent the changes in bone biochemical markers [reduced CTX, a bone resorption marker] but failed to prevent the bone calcium loss induced by ovariectomy.”    Shuid et al., 2011. The effects of Labisia pumila var. alata on bone markers and bone calcium in a rat model of post-menopausal osteoporosis. J Ethnopharmacol133(2):538-542.
  • “…has the potential as an alternative to ERT for prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis.”  Fathilah et al., 2012. Labisia pumila protects the bone of estrogen-deficient rat model: a histomorphometric study. J Ethnopharmacol 142(1):294-299.
  • “…has the potential to be used as an alternative treatment for postmenopausal osteoporosis. All in all, it is the anti-inflammatory, phytoestrogenic, and antioxidatve properties of LP [Labisia pumila] that make it an effective natural medicine in treatment and prevention of osteoporosis.” Nadia et al., 2012. The anti-inflammatory, phytoestrogenic, and antioxidative role of Labisia pumila in prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis. Advances in Pharmacological Sciences doi:10.1155/2012/706905.
  • “…has beneficial effect to reduce the triglyceride (TG) values. Thus, it may be a useful phytosupplement for maintaining cardiovascular health in menopausal women. However, there was no effect on the hormonal profiles.” Kadir et al., The effect of Labisia pumila var. alata on postmenopausal women: a pilot study. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicinedoi:10.1155/2012/216525.
  • “…has the potential to prevent osteoporotic fractures in the postmenopausal or estrogen-deficient state. I may be taken as supplements by postmenopausal women who are afraid of the side effects of estrogen. [Labisia pumila] seemed to be safer than Premarin as it exhibited no reproductive toxicity in animal at forty-five times higher than the dose used in the present study.”  Fathilah et al., 2012. Labisia pumila prevents complications of osteoporosis by increasing bone strength in a rat model of postmenopausal osteoporosis. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine doi:10.1155/2012/948080.

Walaupun ramai orang menganggap ubat-ubatan semula jadi seperti Labisia pumila selamat sebenarnya namun tiada sebarang kajian keselamatan untuk jangka panjang dengan herba ini.

Hakikat bahawa Labisa pumila telah digunakan selama berabad-abad untuk merawat penyakit tanpa kesan buruk didokumenkan, penggunaannya dalam merawat POSTMENOPAUSAL OSTEOPOROSIS adalah cerah.

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