Monday, January 12, 2009

Endometriosis and Emmenagogues

As we mentioned in previous articles, endometriosis growing somewhere else other than the endometrium also reacts to hormonal signals of the monthly menstrual cycle by building up tissue, breaking it, and eliminating it through the menstrual period. As we know, herbs play a very important role in some cultures in treating all kinds of diseases. In this article, we will discuss how emmenagogues help to treat endometriosis.

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I. Definition
Some emmenagogues have been used to stimulate blood flow in the abdomen and to help bring on menstruation because of absence of period. Some Emmenangogues are also known as the expulsion herbs which helps to dislodge the fertilized egg resulting in miscarriage, therefore please consult with a professional before using these types of herbs to treat endometrial symptoms.

II. How emmenagogues effect women with endometriosis
Since most of the emmenagogues have expulsion properties, overdose will cause miscarry and infertility. If you are pregnant, please consult with your doctor before taking any emmenaggues.

1. Thujone
Some emmenagogues contains thujone such as
tansy, mugwort and chamomile which helps to strengthen the immune-system in fighting against the forming of free radicals, invasion of bacteria, virus and inflammation caused by endometrial implants and adhesion.

Uterine contracting
These types of herbs such as
dong quai, blue cohosh, and ginger encourage uterine contraction which helps to bring on blood flow caused by absence of menstruation, thereby reducing tension of blood and Qi stagnation in the abdomen resulting in lessening the menstrual cramps.

3. Estrogenic Properties
Taking these types may cause abnormal blood clotting, liver problem, and tumors.

These types of herbs such as
black cohosh helps to relieve the uterine muscle tension that cause menstrual cramps during menstrual cycle for women with endometriosis.

Implantation inhibiting and uterus stimulation
Herbs such as
cotton root, juniper root are used to prevent sperm to fertilize the egg by making the endometrium unsuitable for the growth of the embryo. They are taken before or after the unprotected fertilizing intercourse.

Since endometriosis is treatable and manageable by natural remedies and a self help course, if you have endometroisis, please look om the bright side.

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