Monday, January 12, 2009

Endometriosis and Rhamnus Purshiana (Bearberry)

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 Rhamnus purshiana helps to treat endometriosis.

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I. Definition
Rhamnus Purshiana also known as bearberry is a species of buckthorn native to western North America. It has been used continually for at least 1,000 years by native Americans in treating chronic constipation.

II. How Rhamnus Purshiana effects women with endometriosis
1. Constipation
Rhamnus purshiana contains certain stimulants such as anthraquinone glycosides that help improves peristaltic action and the contraction of smooth muscles to propel contents through the digestive tract. It is essential for reducing pain for some women with endometrial implants or adhesion attached to organs of excretion during menstrual cycle.

2. Vegetable stearic acid
Vegetable stearic acid is one form of vegetable saturated fat that is transformed to unsaturated fat by liver enzymes during digestion and it helps to nourish our nervous system thus reducing tension of brain cells that causes menstrual symptoms such as irritation, anxiety, tiredness, and depression for women with endometriosis during period.

3. Digestive tonic
It is also said to improve the digestive system if it is taken with a right dose. By improving the function of digestive system that helps to provide vital nutrients to our body's cells, thereby increasing functions of our body in reducing menstrual cramps.

4. Duodenal
Rhamnus Purshiana is a duodenal herb and is largely responsible for the breakdown food in the small intestine by using enzymes, therefore it helps to improve the digestive process in absorption of vital vitamins and minerals that is vital for women with endometriosis because most of them are found to have some sources of vitamins and minerals deficiency.

5. Biliary catarrh
By reducing liver's catarrh inflammation of the bile duct, Rhamnus Purshiana helps to normalize the structured liver diseases thus increasing the liver function in fat and protein metabolism resulting in balancing the hormones in the protasglandins family and nervous tension

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

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