Monday, January 12, 2009

Endometriosis and Szechuan Lovage Root (Ligusticum Wallichii)

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 Szechuan lovage root helps to treat endometriosis.

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I. Definition
Szechuan lovage is native to India and Nepal. It is a flowering plant in the carrot family. It's root has been used in Chinese medicine in treating blood stagnation, stagnant qi and blood stasis.

II. How Szechuan lovage root effects women with endometriosis
1. Blood stagnation
Schchuan lovage root is said to contain substances that help to improve blood flow caused by blood stagnation in the abdominal region. By releasing the qi flow, it helps to relax the tension of the uterine muscles that cause menstrual cramps for women with endometriosis.

2. Liver enhancer
By releasing the stagnant qi and blood stagnation that blocks the regular function of the liver, it helps to enhance the metabolism of fat and protein that is necessary for balancing the estrogen levels in the women's body during menstrual cycle as well as reducing nervous tension that causes menstrual cramps.

3. Sedative
It is also a nervous system tonic herb that helps to calm the overactive brain cells during menstrual cycle that causes symptoms of endometriosis such as insomnia, irritation, anger, agreession, etc. It's sedative agent also helps to relax the uterine muscles leading to lessening the menstrual pain.

4. Emmenagogue
The property of emmenagogue in Szechuan lovage root also helps to bring on menstruation by increasing blood flow to the region that releases the tension of abdomen due to absence of period.

5. Analgesic
It is also an analgesic, which helps to ease pain for women with menstrual cramps.

6. Vasodilation
This property in Szechuan lovage root helps to widen the blood vessels in the abdominal region, that not only increases blood flow but also helps in relaxation of abdominal muscle cells within the vessel walls resulting in easing the period pains.

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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