Monday, January 12, 2009

Endometriosis and Nut-Grass Rhizome

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 nut-grass rhizome helps to treat endometriosis.

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I. Definition
Nut-grass rhizome is also known in Chinese medicine as xiangfu or xiangfuzi . The plant is considered as an invasive weed or the world's worst weed because of it's invasive nature. It has been used in Chinese medicine for its antispasmodic effects. The plant is also used in various Ayurvedic preparations in treating nervous system disorder.

II. How nut-grass rhizome effects endometriosis
1. Pain reliever
It also contains an analgesic property that helps to release the pain in the abdominal region caused by hormone imbalance during menstruation according Ayurvedic medicine.

2. Digestive system
Nut-grass rhizome is said to help improve the population of the best microorganism in the digestive system that helps to reduce the over-production of bad microorganism and their toxic waste resulting in over-producing of estrogen in women with endometriosis body causing menstrual cramps.

3. Nervous system
Accoding to Ayurvedic medicine, nut-grass rhizome is also antispasmodic that helps to relieve the tension of the nervous system that causes symptoms of endometrial cramps during menstrual cycle.

4. Qi stagnation
Nut-Grass Rhizome helps to release the qi stagnation in the body including the liver. Traditional Chinese herbalists believe the symptoms of menstrual cycles is caused by liver qi deficiency leading in reducing the function of liver in metabolism of fat and protein resulting in insufficiency of bile entering the digestive system causing tension of the body.

5 Inflammation
According to Chinese herbalists, liver stagnation for women with or without endometriosis will interfere with the normal cycle of the reproductive system. Without strong liver function to regulate the over-production of certain hormones in the body leading to all kinds of symptom including menstrual cramps caused by over-production of certain prostaglandins hormones and overactive nervous system resulting in insomnia, irritation, and anxiety.

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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