Monday, January 12, 2009

Endometriosis and Taraxacum Officinale ( Dandelion)

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 taraxacum officinale (dandelion) plays a very important role in treating some kinds of diseases. In this article, we will discuss how taraxacum officinale (dandelion) helps to treat endometriosis.

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I. Definition
Taraxacum officnale is also known as dandelion. It is a large genus of wild plant in the family Asteraceae. It is found growing in every region of the world. Traditional Chinese medicine has used it to treat liver qi stagnation with proven success.

II. How dandelion effects women with endometriosis
1. Luteolin
The element luteolin in the plant helps to increase the circulation of blood in the abdominal region resulting in lessening menstrual cramps and bleeding during menstruation.

2. Immune system
Dandelion contains flavones, a powerful antioxidant that helps to strengthen the immune system in fighting against the invasion of bacteria, virus and abnormal cell growth such as inflammation caused by endometrial implants and adhesion.

3. Estrogenic
The flavones in dandelion also has an effect in binding the bad estrogen that causes the forming of endometriosis and menstrual cramp resulting in balancing the reproductive hormones.

4. Liver support
Dandelion is said to help detoxify the liver caused by accumulation of toxins in the liver, thereby it increases the function of liver in fat and protein metabolism resulting in lessening the levels of bad estrogen during menstrual cycle which helps to reduce symptoms of nervous symptom such as irritation, anxiety, and insomnia.

5. Vitamins and minerals
Dandelion contains a variety of vitamins and minerals such as vitamins A, B complex, K , silica, and calcium which are vital for women with endometriosis during menstrual cycle, because most women with endometriosis are found to have deficiency of the above vitamins and minerals resulting in heavy bleeding, menstrual cramps, and nervous disorder.

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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