[Placebo-controlled study of melbrosia in treatment of climacteric symptoms]

Wien Med Wochenschr. 1994;144(7):130-3.
[Article in German]


In a placebo controlled randomized trial we evaluated the efficacy of melbrosia in women who suffered from severe menopausal symptoms. We could show that there was hardly no difference in the change of biochemical parameters, but we found out that the decrease of menopausal symptoms (headache, urinary incontinence, dry vagina, decreasing vitality) was significant in women who did undergo melbrosia medication compared to those who just took placebo. Due to our investigations we reasoned that melbrosia is especially appropriate to women who do not want and who do not need hormone replacement therapy, but who do suffer from menopausal symptoms.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Animals
  • Bees*
  • Bone Density / drug effects
  • Climacteric / blood
  • Climacteric / drug effects*
  • Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
  • Drug Administration Schedule
  • Fatty Acids / therapeutic use*
  • Female
  • Gonadal Steroid Hormones / blood
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Pollen*
  • Prospective Studies


  • Fatty Acids
  • Gonadal Steroid Hormones
  • royal jelly