Conference Speaking & Poster Presentations

Vitafoods Europe, Geneva, May 2015. 
Presented by: Paul Clayton, Amanda Rao
No country for old Men, Testofen for symptoms of Ageing Male Syndrome.
International Conferene on Medicinal Plants and Herbal Drugs for Human Welfare, Chennai, India Jan, 2015. 
Presented by: Amanda Rao
Clinical research scenarios for herbal medicine.
North American Menopause Society (NAMS) conference, Washington DC, USA, October 2014.
Presented by: Amanda Rao
Influence of a specialized Trigonella foenum-graecum seed extract (Libifem), on testosterone, estradiol and sexual function – a randomized placebo controlled study. Poster presentation.
ExpoWest, Anaheim USA 2013.
Presented by: Paul Clayton, Amanda Rao
Herbal solutions for increasing sexual function.
21st European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, Prague, 2012.
Presented by: Amanda Rao
Leptospermum scoparium (Manuka) essential oil – Evidence for anti-bacterial activity an a topical treatment of acute herpes labialise outbreaks.

Supplyside West, Las Vegas 2009.
Presented by: Amanda Rao
Male Libido Enhanced by Testofen.

Orkney Science Festival, Scotland 2004.
Presented by: Amanda Rao
Challenges of Research in Complementary Medicines.
Royal College of Physicians, London. November 2003.
Presented by: Amanda Rao
Use of natural preparation (Biogest) in the treatment of symptoms associated with menopause.


Fenugreek Study
Rao A, Steels E, Beccaria G, Inder W, Vitetta L. 2015 Influence of a Specialized Trigonella foenum-graecum Seed Extract (Libifem), on Testosterone, Estradiol and Sexual Function in Healthy Menstruating Women, a Randomised Placebo Controlled Study  Phytotherapy Research 24 APR 2015, DOI: 10.1002/ptr.5355

A phase II randomised double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial investigating the efficacy and safety of ProstateEZE Max: a herbal medicine preparation for the management of symptoms of benign prostatic hypertrophy.  Complement Ther Med. 2013 Jun;21(3):172-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2013.01.007.  Epub 2013 Feb 23. Coulson S, Rao A, Beck SL, Steels E, Gramotnev H, Vitetta L.

Physiological aspects of male libido enhanced by standardized Trigonella foenum-graecum extract and mineral formulation. Phytother Res. 2011 Feb 10. doi: 10.1002/ptr.3360. Steels E, Rao A, Vitetta L.

The effect of a natural transdermal preparation in the treatment of symptoms associated with menopause. Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies 01/2010; 8(4):531-532. DOI:10.1111/j.2042-7166.2003.tb04058.x. AJ Rao, E Steels, TA Seipel

The use of a herbal tablet in the treatment of symptoms of incontinence. Continence Journal of Australia, 2002. Steels E, Seipel T, Rao A

The use of a herbal and essential oil transdermal preparation in the treatment of symptomsof incontinence. Continence Journal of Australia, 2001. Steels E, Seipel T, Rao A.

Quantifying the health risk of spray irrigating treated sewage effluent In: Water Tech 98 Conference. Executive Summary. Australian Water & Wastewater Association, Artarmon. 1998 p.114. Gardner, EA, Chinivasagam, N, Rao A, Vieritz, A, Blackall, P, Rynne, F, Thomas, R, Klieve, A, Blaney, B, Green, P and Barry, G.

Pathogen monitoring of treated sewage effluent for potential irrigation reuse. In: WaterTech 98 Conference, Australian Water & Wastewater Association, Artarmon. p.98. 1997. Gardner, EA, Chinivasagam, Thomas, R, Barry, G, Rao A, Green, P, Klieve, A., Blaney, B., Blackall, P. and Rynne, F.