Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Endometriosis and Flower Plants - Hollyhock

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, flower remedies play a very important role in some cultures in treating all kinds of diseases. In this article, we will discuss how hollyhock helps to treat endometriosis.

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I. Definition
Hollyhocks is a flower plant in the genus Alcea family of Malvaceae and native to southwest and central Asia. It has been used in traditional medicine in treating chronic catarrh, and hayfever with catarrh and allergic rhinitis.

II. How hollyhock effects women with endometriosis
1. Constipation
Hollyhock is said to help in soothing irritable bowel syndrome, thereby it increases the movement of stool in the large intestine resulting in lessening the menstrual cramps caused by endometrial implants and adhesion to the secretion organs for some women with endometriosis.

2. Digestive system
Hollyhock also contains substance that help to improve function of digestive system in vitamins and minerals absorption resulting in lessening the symptoms of endometriosis caused nutrients deficiency during menstrual cycle.

3. Inflammation
Hollyhock also helps to reduce inflammation caused by physical impact and endometrial implants and adhesion attached to the other organs excluding the endometrium.

4. Breast tenderness and water retention
It is also help to reduce the levels of prolactin hormone and increase the lymphatic function resulting in reducing the risk of breast tenderness and water retention in the body tissues for some women with endometriosis.

5. Menstrual cramps
Hollyhock contains substance which helps to relax the tension of the body muscles resulting in reducing the menstrual cramps caused by over active uterine muscles.

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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