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AN ALTERNATIVE THEORY & TREATMENT
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AN ALTERNATIVE THEORY OVERVIEW
An alternative theory of the origin of endometriosis has been developed by David Redwine, M.D., or St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, Oregon. Dr. Redwine disagrees with those obstetrician/gynecologists who accept reflux menstruation as the cause of endometriosis. Instead, he proposes that endometriosis is actually a type of birth defect. During fetal development, cells that are destined to become part of the female reproductive organs differentiate and migrate toward the appropriate locations. But if the mechanisms that control this process do not function properly, some endometrial cells may be "left behind" in places they do not belong, where they become embedded and grow.
Initially, these bits of misplaced tissue are colorless, but over time the tissue begins to change into the lesions known as endometriosis, probably at least in part in response to stimulation from sex hormones. The lesions begin to change color and gradually become darker until they appear as classic dark-colored implants found primarily in women in their 30's. Before they reach that stage, however, they may appear white, yellow, red, or brown, and many colors in between. Thus, according to Dr. Redwine, endometrial growths only appear to spread progressively throughout the pelvis - that is, they are there all the time, even before birth, but they are not usually recognized for what they are until they take on a sufficiently dark color, a process that occurs over time.
Based on his understanding of the disease, Dr. Redwine developed a treatment for endometriosis is which the implants are physically removed through surgery. Using a laparoscope, the surgeon examines the entire pelvic cavity and the entire peritoneal surface at very close range to identify any possible endometrial lesions. Then all suspected endometrial growths are removed. Each lesion is biopsied and a tissue sample analyzed in a laboratory to determine whether or not it is endometrial in origin. With this identification method, Dr. Redwine says that he has been able to demonstrate that lesions other than the black "powder-burn" lesions normally considered characteristic of the condition have been endometrial in origin.
Many women who undergo surgery for endometriosis are diagnosed with recurrences later. This would seem to support the idea that this is a progressive disease that tends to come back despite treatment. However, Dr. Redwine maintains that the reason so many women have recurring problems with endometriosis is that only a portion of their endometrial implants are removed in surgery. Most surgeons remove only the "typical" black powder-burn lesions and chocolate cysts. Dr. Redwine estimates that a surgeon who excises only the black lesions may leave behind from 50 to 60 percent of the actual disease behind; he has found that only 40 percent of his patients have the typical lesions, while 60 percent have the multicolored, "atypical" type. He believes that endometriosis is indeed curable, as long as all the lesions - both typical and atypical, and not only within the pelvic cavity, but on the peritoneum as well - are removed. His follow-up studies indicate that after surgery, approximately 20 percent experience an improvement in symptoms so that what was disabling pain becomes only minimal pain. Only about 5 percent report no relief. Dr. Redwine's treatment is now used also by several other gynecological surgeons in the United states.
The following table outlines some of the key differences between Dr. Redwine's theory and conventional medical theory.
ENDOMETRIOSIS THEORIES CONTRASTED Conventional Theory Dr. Redwine's Theory Caused by retrograde menstruation. Caused by a defect in embryonic cell differentiation. A progressive disease primarily of women over 30. A static disease affecting women of all ages. Associated with menstruation. Independent of menstruation. Causes infertility. May be associated with infertility, but is not the actual cause of it. Lesions bleed monthly. Lesions do not bleed. Most lesions are black. Lesions may be clear, white, pink, red, brown, black, or multicolored. Most are not black. Peritoneal implants are not considered to be endometrial in origin. Peritoneal implants have been proved to be endometrial in origin. Recurrence following removal of lesions is common. Recurrence following removal of lesions is rare if both typical and atypical lesions are removed. Hysterectomy is recommended for severe cases. Surgery provides undependable levels of relief. Surgical removal of all typical and atypical lesions is the treatment of choice for this disorder, and can provide complete relief in up to 75 percent of cases.
Further information on Dr. Redwine and his approach to endometriosis treatment can be obtained by writing to the Endometriosis Treatment Program, St. Charles Medical Center, 2500 NE Neff Road, Bend, OR 97701-6015, or by calling (503) 382-6904. The website can be found at www.endometriosistreatment.org.
DIET & NUTRITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS
Some diet changes may help and diet may be very important in managing endometriosis. Consider following an Estrogen Reduction Diet.
Eat a diet consisting of 50 percent raw vegetables and fruits and including soy foods. In addition, eat only whole-grained products (no refined flour products) and raw nuts and seeds. A diet rich in soy and fiber is very important in managing endometriosis.
Include "green drinks " made from dark green leafy vegetables in your diet. See Greens for more information.
Use Kelp to add Iron to the diet. The heavy monthly bleeding that is common in women with endometriosis often leads to iron deficiency.
Avoid alcohol, caffeine (it seems to aggravate pain in some women), animal fats, butter, dairy products, fried foods, foods that contain additives, all hardened fats, junk or fast foods, red meats, poultry (except organically raised and skinless), refined and processed foods, salt, shellfish, and sugar.
Some nutrition researchers have theorized that endometriosis is related to an inability to absorb Calcium properly.
Fast for 3 days each month before the anticipated beginning of the menstrual period. Use steam-distilled or quality water and fresh live juices. See Pre-menstrual Syndrome (PMS) and Fasting for more information.
Nutritional supplements can help balance hormones and reduce estrogen levels. When used properly, they can dramatically reduce bleeding, pain, and cramps that may accompany fibroids and endometriosis. Taking supplements, however, does not mean that you can ignore your diet. The best approach for fibroids, endometriosis, and optimal health is to eat healthy foods and take nutritional supplements. See Nutrition Supplement Chart below for more detailed information.
Supplement the diet with Vitamin C, Vitamin B-6, Folic Acid, Calcium, Magnesium, Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) such as Linoleic Acid, and Evening Primrose Oil. Avoid caffeine, sugar, alcohol, and acid-forming foods (red meat, dairy products, heated or treated oils, and excess carbohydrates, especially refined products).
Try a short juice fast to clear out the body, and follow up with cultured foods such as miso or tempeh, unless you have a food allergy to soy products. After cleansing the body, plenty of fresh greens, fresh fruits in season, and a reasonable quantity of whole grains provide strength. Include changes to stabilize hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), such as eating smaller meals. As always, eating little or no animal fat decreases harmful excess estrogen.
The following food items are especially good:
Soybean (Glycine max) and Other Beans:
Soybeans are high in estrogen-like plant compounds, genistein and daidzein. These prevent your body from taking up the more harmful forms of estrogen circulating in your blood. These phytoestrogens take the place of the bad estrogen, binding to the cell's estrogen receptor sites and prevent more harmful estrogens from binding to these receptors. They also protect the body from pollutants that chemically mimic estrogen.
Bean sprouts supply more genistein (the more active of the two phytoestrogens) than soybeans. As beans germinate, their genistein content increases. If the sprouts have fungi, the genistein content may increase as much as hundred-fold!
Pinto beans, yellow split beans, black turtle beans, lima beans, anasazi beans, red kidney beans, red lentils, black eyed peas, mung beans, adzuki beans, and fava beans are other sources of these important phytoestrogens.
If you have endometriosis eat as much edible beans as possible as often as possible. Eat salads made of bean sprouts. Take bean soups, baked beans, and Mexican foods rich in beans such as burritos.
Flax (linum Usitatissimum):
Flaxseed contains generous amounts of compounds called lignans. These are believed to help control endometrial cancer.
Flaxseed might be particularly helpful for anyone who is not a vegetarian, Vegetarians have high blood and urine levels of lignans. Consuming meat suppresses lignans substantially. Flaxseed helps to supplement this deficit.
Peanut (Arachis hypogaea):
Peanuts contain many of the healthful substances as soybeans and other beans. Many people prefer the taste of peanuts over soybeans.
The papery red membrane surrounding Spanish peanuts is a source for oligomeric procyanidins (OPCs), substances that may help control hormone dependent cancers and possibly endometriosis.
Alfalfa (Medicago sativa):
Alfalfa sprouts contain phytoestrogens. Use them liberally on salads. Eating them also reduces the risk of contracting cancer. (Do not consume alfalfa if you or your family has a history of lupus.)
Evening Primrose Oil (Oenothera biennis):
Evening Primrose oil (EPO) contains gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and tryptophan, substances that promote good health in women. Though there is good evidence suggesting that lower doses of evening primrose oil (EPO) are of value for reproductive imbalance (breast tenderness, PMS), higher doses are reportedly more effective for reproductive damage (inflammation, pain). Other sources of Essential Fatty Acids such as Flaxseed oil, Borage oil, or Black Currant seed oil are important for a rounded intake of healthy oils, but these do not act as quickly in women with endometriosis. For this reason, higher doses of the more expensive EPO may have to be used for the short term.
Take good natural Multivitamin and Multimineral supplements. Use a quality whole foods supplement.
Zinc moves through all the fluids in the body, it creates a defense against infection-causing bacteria and viruses trying to enter the body and stops bacterial and viral replication.
Zinc Citrate with a dosage of at least 15 mg per day.
Vitamin A. Studies have shown that women with excessive menstrual bleeding have significantly lower blood levels of vitamin A than the normal population. And that many women will return to a normal bleeding pattern after two weeks of vitamin A treatment. Recommended dosage is 1,000 to 5,000 IU per day of vitamin A.
Vitamin B-Complex helps regulate estrogen levels and reduce menstrual pain and cramps. In clinical studies, Vitamin B-6 has led to a reduction in PMS-related cramping, fluid retention, weight gain, and fatigue. Recommended dosage is 50 to 100 mg of Vitamin B-Complex daily, with an additional dose of up to 300 mg of Vitamin B-6 for women with fibroids or endometriosis.
Vitamin E. Vitamin E to be useful in treating women with heavy menstrual bleeding from fibroids and endometriosis. Recommended dosage is 400 to 800 IU per day.
Vitamin C with Bioflavonoids provides antioxidant protection for many of the body's important enzyme systems.
Vitamin C, with Bioflavonoids, has been used to treat heavy menstrual bleeding. It strengthens capillaries and reduces risk of iron deficiency and anemia in women who bleed excessively by helping absorb dietary iron. Recommended dosage is 1,000 to 5,000 mg of Vitamin C per day in divided dosages. Bioflavonoids also help regulate excessive estrogen levels in the body. Therapeutic bioflavonoid dosages are 750 to 2,000 mg per day.
Ground whole Flaxseeds and cold-pressed organic, rich, golden Flaxseed Oil are also excellent sources of the two essential oils, linoleic acid (omega-6 fatty acids) and linolenic acid (omega-3 fatty acids). These prostaglandins help to reduce menstrual cramps, breast tenderness, bloating and the effects of PMS. Flax is weakly estrogenic, and the lignans in flax reduce production of estrogen and compete with more potent estrogen for tissue receptors. Recommended dosage is 2 tablespoons of flaxseed oil, or 4 to 6 tablespoons of ground flaxseeds per day. Dosage should contain 1000 mg per day.
Iron. Women who suffer from heavy menstrual bleeding due to fibroids and endometriosis tend to be iron deficient. In fact, some medical studies have found that inadequate iron intake may even cause excessive bleeding. Women who suffer from heavy menstrual bleeding should have their red blood count checked to see if they need supplemental iron in addition to a high-iron-content diet. Heme iron, the iron from meat sources like liver, is much better absorbed and assimilated than non-heme iron, the iron from vegetarian sources. To be absorbed properly, iron must be taken with vitamin C. Recommended dosage is 25 mg per day of iron with 30 mg of vitamin C per day.
Calcium and Magnesium. The uterus is susceptible to calcium deficiency. It is made up of muscle, and muscles that are deficient in these two minerals tend to be hyperactive and more likely to cramp. Calcium maintains muscle tone, and magnesium optimizes calcium in your system by increasing its absorption. The recommended daily allowance (RDA) for calcium in menstruating women is 800 mg per day, rising to as much as 1,500 mg per day in post-menopausal women. Calcium can interfere with magnesium absorption. The recommended dosage for magnesium is half as much magnesium as calcium or approximately 400 to 750 mg per day.
Magnesium Citrate is an advanced chelate form which enhances absorption of magnesium by providing excellent solubility.
Amanda M. Crawford, author of 'Herbal Remedies for Women' recommends the following nutritional supplements daily for women suffering from endometriosis:
ENDOMETRIOSIS NUTRIENTS Supplement Suggested Dosage Vitamin B-Complex As directed on label. Folic Acid 150 mcg daily. Potassium (Liquid) As directed on label, three times daily. Flaxseed Oil Start at 1/8 teaspoon dose, increase to 1 teaspoon dose or more per dose as tolerated. Vitamin E 8 to 10 mg Alpha-TE
(Alpha Tocopherol Equivalent)
May use 200 to 600 IU daily, up to 1,200 IU maximum.
(Containing 2 mg Vitamin B-6
400 mg daily. Calcium 800 mg daily. Vitamin A 800 RE (Retinol Equivalent) daily. Vitamin D 10 RE; May use 400 IIU
Up to 1,000 IU maximum daily.
Vitamin C 300 mg
Up to 1,000 mg (1 g) daily.
Evening Primrose Oil
For GLA - Gamma Linolenic Acid)
Eight 500 mg capsules per day for 6 to 10 weeks (most effective).
Unless otherwise specified, the following recommended doses are for adults over the age of 18. The nutrient program and other recommendations outlined below may help to keep endometriosis under control if diagnosed in the early stages.
NUTRIENTS Supplement Suggested Dosage Comments Very Important Vitamin E Start with 200 to 400 IIU daily and increase slowly to 1,000 daily. Aids hormonal balance. Use d-alpha-tocopherol form. Vitamin K
200 mcg daily. Needed for normal blood clotting. See Herbs. Important Essential Fatty Acids 1,500 mg daily. Provides essential fatty acids such as gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) that aid in regulating hormonal and prostaglandin balance. Iron As directed by health care provider. Deficiency is common in those with this disorder. Use ferrous funarate form, if available. Caution: Do not take iron unless anemia is diagnosed. Floridix Iron Plus Herbs As directed on label. An easily assimilated and non toxic source of iron. Vitamin B-Complex As directed on label. Promotes blood cell productivity and proper hormone balance. Vitamin B-5
50 to 100 mg three times daily. Relieves stress. Needed for proper adrenal function. Plus Extra
25 to 50 mg three times daily. Aids the body in removing excess fluids. Vitamin C
2,000 mg three times daily. Important in the healing process. Use a buffered form. Zinc 50 mg daily. Do not exceed a total of 100 mg daily from all supplements. For tissue repair and immune function. Use Zinc Gluconate lozenges or OptiZinc for best absorption. Helpful Beta 1,3-D-Glucan As directed on label. Stimulates the activity of macrophages, which can remove foreign cellular debris.
Beta Glucan Supplement Products
ABM Mushroom Extract (Agaricus Blazei Murill) contains high level of effective elements such as polysaccarides, both Beta (1-3) D-glucan & Beta (1-6) D-glucan protein compounds, ribonucleic acid protein compounds, acid heteroglucan, xyloglucan, lectin, etc.
ABM Mushroom Herbal Supplement Products Calcium 1,500 mg daily. To supply needed minerals. Use chelate forms. And
1,000 mg daily, at bedtime. Works with Calcium. Use Magnesium Chelate form. Kelp 1,000 to 1,500 mg daily. To supply needed minerals. Multimineral
As directed on label. All nutrients are required for repair and healing.
HERBAL THERAPY RECOMMENDATIONS
Thankfully, many cases of endometriosis can be treated with herbs, but you must be patient - most of the women who chose to treat this disorder herbally found that successful treatment took many months. For best results, work with a natural health care professional who has experience with this disorder and can help you develop a complete healing campaign that includes dietary changes, massage and possibly acupuncture. Caution: You should not take any of the herbs if you are taking, The Pill, Fertility drugs, HRT or any other hormonal treatment or other medication unless they are recommended by an experienced practitioner.
Herbs seem to promote tissue healing through a blend of effects. In addition to using phytoestrogens and other hormone-balancing plants, therapy aims to augment circulation to and from the areas of damage. Nutritive herbs provide building materials for the cells. Particular hepatic herbs may be chosen if a woman needs to eliminate toxins. Finally, it is important to improve immune-system function so that white blood cells will cluster around and eat up debris or imperfect cells.
Some herbs that are useful for the treatment of endometriosis are:
Here is a summary of the beneficial effect sought from a herbal treatment and the herbs that are involved:
- Oregon Grape Root.
- Pulsatilla (Pasque Flower).
- False Unicorn.
- Blackhaw Bark.
- Black Cohosh.
- Blue Vervain.
- Herbal Hepatics and the Liver: These herbs focus on hormone metabolism, improving the bile-bowel functional relationship, and treating gastrointestinal toxicity, flora, and pelvic blockage. Choose from Rosmarinus (Rosemary leaves and flowers), Taraxacum (Dandelion root and leaf), Carduus marianum (Milk Thistle seeds), and Verbena officinalis (Blue Vervain herb). Other hepatics, cholagogues, and alteratives may replace any one of these, as necessary.
- Cleansing: There may be a need for elimination beyond reliance on the hepatics listed above. This includes fasts alternating with rebuilding diets containing Kelp Seaweed, sprouted seeds, and easily digested whole foods to speed recovery. A Castor Oil pack is effective in assisting recovery when placed over adhesions or the site of greatest pain.
- Anti-inflammatories and Nervines: The primary symptom of pain impedes healing and must be treated with effective herbal nervines and analgesics while the more comprehensive state of health is slowly improving. The anti-inflammatory herb Matricaria recutita (Chamomile flower) is useful here. Muscle relaxants such as the Viburnum spp. (Cramp Bark), Valeriana (Valerian Root), and Humulus (Hops Flower) are effective, though Humulus has a cold quality in common with other bitters. The heat-producing Zingiber officinalis ( Ginger Root) relaxes muscles. The dried herb of Anemone pulsatilla (Pulsatilla (Pasque Flower) herb) prepared as a tea, capsule, or tincture is a standard remedy in Europe for reproductive pain and infection. No ill effects are reported from using these herbs.
- Lymphatic Circulation: This will assist delivery of the other herbs to improve the blood and lymph drainage. Gahum aparine Cleavers), Calendula (Calendula Flower), and Echinacea spp. (Echinacea (Purple Coneflower) root, seed) all work against a possible secondary infection due to stasis (stagnation), and Echinacea's effects on collagen repair in connective tissue adds to its alterative and immune-system normalizing functions.
- Tonic Diuretics: Elimination through the kidneys allows the body's mechanisms for self-regulation to work optimally, while preventing buildup of stimulating herbs.Sohdago virgaurea (Goldenrod Herb tea) prevents overtaxing the kidneys.
- Digestive Aids: Two types, demulcents and bitters, act in their respective ways. Demulcents such as Althaea officinahs (Marshmallow root) soothe inflammation and reduce pain by reducing stimuli to pain sensors in the digestive mucosa. This has a reflex soothing effect through spinal nerve pathways to muscles other than digestive structures, which may be in spasm. Bitters such as Verbena ( Blue Vervain) or Achillea Yarrow herb) change the intestinal flora, or tone the bowel wall while stimulating general digestive function.
- Skin Alteratives: Smilax ornata (Sarsaparilla Root) gives tone rather than stimulation of the immune system. It is considered by herbalists to be a tonic for lymphatic circulation and hormonal balance, with an affinity for clearing skin conditions. Larrea mexicana ( Chaparral) and Berberis aquifohum (Oregon Grape) are two stronger skin alteratives with an effect on immunity.
- Expectorants: Mildly expectorant diaphoretics may overlap with the benefits of alteratives by warming the circulation. Herbs chosen for strengthening elimination through the respiratory organs may have other benefits. British medical herbalist Sue Godwin writes that Cimicifuga racemosa (Black Cohosh) may play a role in dissolving adhesions while carrying out its better-known actions of clearing lungs, relaxing muscle, calming nerves, and normalizing reproductive cycles. Cimicifuga is useful for its antispasmodic role in the treatment of endometriosis.
- Astringents: Both metromenorrhagia (bleeding between periods) and internal bleeding (endometrial or from ruptures) are affected. Fresh plant tincture or preparation of Capselia bursa-pastoris ( Shepherd's Purse) will decrease abnormal bleeding, as will Hamamelis Virginia ( Witch Hazel bark), Agrimonia cupatoria (Agrimony herb), Hydrastis canadensis (Goldenseal root), and Vinca spp. (Periwinkle herb). Since goldenseal is endangered and good quality agrimony is hard to find in many regions, fresh Capsella bursa-pastoris (Shepherd's Purse) tincture may be the best bet. Other herbs which are used as astringents include American Cranesbill, Beth Root, Burr Marigold, and Lady's Mantle.
- Nervine Tonics: These reduce tension and take the edge off pain since the symptoms can be so difficult to manage. These synergize with analgesics and include Leonurus cardiaca (Motherwort herb, also a bitter), Scutellaria spp. (Skullcap herb), and flower essences. Flower essences are a gentle way of using the essences of plants in water. They are believed to affect one's thoughts and emotional states.
- Uterine Tonics: The uterine tonics tones and strengthen the whole system, both on the tissue of the organs and on their functioning. Examples are Black Cohosh, Blue Cohosh, Castleberry (Chaste Berry / Chaste Tree / Vitex Agnus Castus), False Unicorn Root, Life Root (Senecio Aureo), Motherwort, Red Raspberry, and Squaw Vine.
- Emmenagogues: These stimulate and promote normal menstrual flow. Useful in this function are the herbs such as Blue Cohosh, False Unicorn Root, Life Root, Motherwort, Parsley, Pennyroyal, Rue, Southernwood, Squaw Vine (Partridge Berry) and Yarrow.
- Hormonal Normalizers: These balance and normalize the functioning of the endocrine glands and aid the proper functioning of the reproductive system. Vitex agnus-castus), also known as Chaste Berry or Chaste Tree is an important herb in this connection. It normalizes estrogen and progesterone activity and is useful for all aspects of menstrual dysfunction.
- Demulcents: These are used to provide soothing and healing action on the system's mucous membranes. Herbs used include Bearberry (Uva Ursi), Blue Cohosh, Corn Silk, Goldenseal, Irish Moss, and Marshmallow.
- Antiseptics: Examples are Bearberry (Uva Ursi), Couch Grass (Couchgrass), Echinacea, Garlic, Juniper, Wild Indigo, and Yarrow.
- Alteratives and Lymphatic Tonics: Examples are Blue Flag, Burdock, Cleavers, Echinacea, Poke Root and Sarsaparilla.
- Amanda M. Crawford, author of 'Herbal Remedies for Women' recommends two herbal formulae that are useful for endometriosis. According to her, Herbal Formula #1 decreases excess estrogen during the luteal phase of the cycle. Herbal Formula #2 balances progesterone and shrinks and heals endometrial lesions. Herbs in both formulas share complementary effects throughout the month; these relax painful spasms, stimulate liver function, build healthy immune-system response to cellular debris, or nourish a woman undergoing the physiological demands of self-healing.
HERBAL FORMULA #1
(Take from ovulation through the end of menses)
Vitex agnus-castus (Chasteberry Seed) 1 ounce Viburnum opulus (Cramp Bark) 2 ounces Achillea millefolium (Yarrow Flower) 2 ounces Scutellaria lateriflora (Skullcap Herb) 2 ounces Dioscorea villosa (Wild Yam Root) 1 ounce
HERBAL FORMULA #2
(Take from the end of menses to ovulation)
(Chaste Berry Seed)
2 ounces Caulophyllum thalictroides
(">Blue Cohosh Root)
1 ounce Smilax ornata
1 ounce Carduus marianum
(Milk Thistle Seed)
2 ounces Mitchella repens
1 ounce Dioscorea villosa
(Wild Yam Root)
2 ounces Optional:
(Valerian Root)If the pain is severe but you are sensitive to Valeriana, you may replace it with double the amount or more of Passiflora (">Passionflower Herb)
1 ounce or more
- Herbal therapy must be continued for a minimum of three months before effects may have a lasting benefit, but the therapy should improve symptoms of pain within the first few days. The complete treatment would take into account the length of the disease and its progression. Consult a qualified practitioner before starting any treatment. If you are pregnant, do not take any herbal supplement without consulting with your health care provider or midwife. Some of these herbs should not be used during pregnancy.
- Astragalus, Garlic, Goldenseal, Myrrh Gum, Pau D'Arco, and Red Clover have antibiotic and anti-tumor properties. Goldenseal contains berberine, which relaxes uterine muscles.
- Burdock Root, Dong Quai, and Red Raspberry Leaf help to balance hormones. Burdock is a good herb to also treat your liver since the liver helps clear estrogen from the body.
- To reduce bleeding, inflammation, muscle cramps and pain that generally accompany this disorder, the herbs useful for easing these symptoms are Cramp Bark and Wild Yam. For herbs to help stop cramping and menstrual pain are Evening Primrose Oil and Ginger. Red Raspberry reduces bleeding and is thought to strengthen the uterus.
- Alfalfa is a good source of vitamin K (necessary for blood clotting and healing) and needed minerals, including iron. Many women with endometriosis are iron deficient.
Chaste Tree (Vitex) is a woman's dietary supplement, traditionally used for menstrual difficulties. Vitex has been heavily researched in Europe. It is widely used to promote overall health and balance in a woman's life.
- Chaste Tree Berry (Vitex) is one of the most important herbs in formulas treating endometriosis. Vitex dosage is 225 mg daily from chaste tree extract increases the production of the luteinizing hormone that triggers ovulation at mid-cycle, promoting progesterone production. It also inhibits release of the follicle-stimulating hormone that stimulates estrogen production in the first half of the menstrual cycle. So it normalizes the secretion of hormones and helps to bring estrogen and progesterone into balance during peri-menopause.
- Dong Quai is often used in the treatment of menstrual cramps, or dysmenorrhea and PMS, hot flashes, and other menopausal symptoms. Dong Quai is thought to be more effective when used in traditional herb formulas, such as Dong Quai and Paeonia, and Bupleurum and Dong Quai, which are prescribed for treating certain menopausal symptoms, menstrual pain, fibrocystic breast disease, and pelvic inflammatory disease.
- An Endometriosis Herb Formula may be for use with ovarian cysts. This formula is supportive for women who are at risk for endometriosis or who have endometriosis.
- Ginger Root helps to promote gastric secretions, thus aiding with food absorption and excellent for indigestion, flatulence, nausea (including travel sickness), and colic. Ginger has been traditionally used to treat stomach and gastrointestinal discomfort, indigestion, abdominal cramping, menstrual pain, seasickness, food poisoning, and more. Ginger root has also been recommended as a treatment for atherosclerosis, migraine headaches, rheumatoid arthritis, high cholesterol, burns, ulcers, depression, impotence, and liver toxicity. Ginger improves circulation and relaxes the muscles around blood vessels, aiding in the blood flow throughout the body. It can help lower LDL cholesterol and lower the risk of heart disease. The beneficial part of Ginger exists in the root of the plant, known as the rhizome. Other forms of ginger include juice, candy, and root powder. Ginger has been used to cook with in China and India.
- A Menstrual Cramping Formulas were developed to help alleviate menstrual cramps. Look for an Menstrual Cramping Herbal Supplement product.
- Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum) is an excellent herb for the liver, which needs to work efficiently to balance the hormones. A number of studies have shown that its use can result in an increase of new liver cells to replace old damaged ones.
- Nettles is rich in iron and is helpful in treating iron anemia caused by blood loss.
- An herbal extract made from the berries of the Saw Palmetto Tree blended with Nettle Root extract, provides a unique synergistic effectiveness.
- Use a Pain Formula to alleviate pain naturally.
- A PMS Relief Formula with 5-HTPVitamin B-6 represents the powerful synergy of current scientific research and traditional herbal medicine.
- Progesta is a unique natural progesterone supplement that provides incredible feminine support for overall mental health, normal feminine cycles and more.
- Shepherd's Purse is used to stop bleeding of all kinds. It has been used to help stop menstrual bleeding. (If your bleeding is excessive or irregular, consult your health care provider as it can be dangerous and should never be allowed to continue without medical help.)
- Soy Isoflavone Extracts continue to gain popularity for their phytoestrogen isoflavones.
- U O Clear Formula (Ovarian Cyst & Fibroid Support) with herbs that work synergically to strengthen the body's natural capability of female systems self-cleaning functions, especially for uterus and ovary.
- White Willow contains salicin. Salicylic acid, the precursor of aspirin, was purified from this plant. White willow bark reduces inflammation, pain and fever, and helps treat primary menstrual cramps and headaches. Like aspirin, it can produce unwanted side effects of gastric indigestion, nausea and diarrhea, so use the herbs carefully.
- Wild Yam has many effective uses. It is known to relax the muscles and promote glandular balance in women. Wild Yam contains natural plant components known as phytochemicals which help the body balance hormone levels.
- Yellow Dock is a good source of iron.
AN ENDOMETRIAL HERBAL TREATMENT PLAN
A good customized formula includes the primary herbs Echinacea, Vitex (Chaste Berry Tree), Wild Yam, Red Raspberry, Motherwort and Nettles, with Burdock and Milk Thistle added for liver function. An endometrial herbal formula is for use with ovarian cysts. It is supportive for women who are at risk for endometriosis or who have endometriosis.
Echinacea (Echinacea purpurea) is the herb of choice for the immune system and it helps to increase the white blood cell count. It seems to be more effective when taken on and off. Suggested usage is ten days on and three days off for maximum immune system benefits. Women with endometriosis need to rebuild their immune systems. Taking echinacea is a good herb to do this because this herb not only improves the immunity, but also helps repair connective tissues and fibers.
Horsetail also reduces excessive bleeding, especially menstrual bleeding. And it may do more than that for women with endometriosis - herbalists believe that it keeps scar tissue flexible, thus preventing further scarring. During the tuberculosis outbreaks of the early twentieth century, horsetail was used to reduce the amount of scarring on people's lungs. Pills containing horsetail are commonly sold to strengthen nails and hair, and may also strengthen connective ligaments such as those that hold the uterus in place.
ENDOMETRIOSIS HERBAL TEA
1 teaspoon Chaste Tree (Vitex) Berries
1 teaspoon Echinacea Root
1 teaspoon Wild Yam Rhizome
1 teaspoon Cramp Bark
1/2 teaspoon Horsetail Stalks
1/2 teaspoon Red Raspberry Leaf
1/2 teaspoon Motherwort
1 quart water
Combine herbs and water in an uncovered pot and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat and let simmer gently for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and steep for 15 minutes. Strain out herbs. Drink at least 2 cups daily. This formula can also be taken as a tincture or in capsules.
CASTOR OIL PACK
Castor oil packs and hot and cold sitz baths with a few drops of essential oil (in the hot bath only) to increase circulation in the pelvic area should be added to the herbal formula use. Castor Oil packs are very helpful in treating endometriosis. No one can explain exactly how they work, but experience has shown me time and again that they often make the difference between the success of a natural treatment and its failure. A recent study from Washington University in Washington, D.C., showed that castor oil packs can improve the function of the immune system in the pelvic area.
1/4 cup Castor Oil
8 drops Chamomile Essential Oil
Combine Castor Oil and Lavender or Chamomile essential oil. Soak cloth in this mixture, then fold it and place it in a baking dish in a 350°F oven for about 20 minutes - it should be quite warm, but not uncomfortably so. Place the folded cloth directly over the afflicted area and cover it with a towel to keep it warm. (A hot water bottle on top of this also works well.) Use the pack once a day for 30 to 60 minutes. Rinse off the oil after each application.
SITZ BATH HERBAL HOT & COLD HYDROTHERAPY
For sitz baths you can use two large plastic tubs that can be bought at a hardware store. One for cold water one for hot water. Only add oils to the hot water tub.
10 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
10 drops Lavender Essential Oil
10 drops Chamomile Essential Oil
Add one of the essential oils to a bathtub and stir well to distribute. Sit in tub with hot water up to your waist for 5 to 10 minutes (this is a good time to read a book). Then sit in a tub of cold water, also up to your waist, for at least 1 minute. (The large plastic tubs sold at hardware stores work fine.) Continue for 2 to 5 rounds. Perform this treatment every day, if possible. Lavender or Chamomile essential oils could be used in place of Rosemary.
If you want, you can make a strong tea of these herbs and use that instead of the essential oils.
Chamomile Herbal Products Lavender Herbal Products Rosemary Herbal Products
Stress and anything else that lowers immunity, such as not getting enough sleep or not eating well, should be avoided since it can make endometriosis much worse. Just one cup of coffee can start the cramping again. It will take lots of discipline and habits changes to improve your endometriosis dramatically. After treatment you may still feel a twinge of pain when you do not eat right or you sleep poorly or feel stressed. Keep working on your herbal treatment plan to prevent endometrial symptoms from worsening.
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CureZone.com: Endometriosis Prevention & Curing Protocol (Herbs/Alt. Therapy)
SensibleHealth.com: Endometriosis & Liver Stagnation
Chinese Herbal Therapy for Endometriosis
SensibleHealth.com: Endometriosis & Liver Stagnation
HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES FOR ENDOMETRIOSIS
Treatment is constitutional. The initial remedies include:
Lachesis for pain in the left ovary that is worse before periods, or to reduce lower abdominal pain premenstrually.
Calcarea for a dull aching pain in the lower back, left side of the groin or womb during periods.
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AYURVEDIC TREATMENTS FOR ENDOMETRIOSIS
In Ayurveda, endometriosis is believed to be the result of a vata imbalance. To correct a vata imbalance, Ayurvedic practitioners recommend establishing a regular daily routine, reducing workload, increasing the rest and sleep, practicing meditation, and adding to the diet a little more oil, sweet tasting foods (but not refined sugars), salt, and cooked warm foods such as cereal and stews. It is important to maintain a biological rhythm. Go to bed at about 10 PM and rise at 6 AM. This is the time when the earth's energy complements human energy. A program to remove excess waste (ama) and detoxification is also useful.
Drink plenty of warm to hot water; and avoid meat, cheese, caffeine, and alcohol. On the fourteenth or fifteenth day of the cycle, use a laxative of four or five teaspoons of Castor Oil or Senna tea followed by a light diet for the rest of the day.
For prevention of endometriosis, ayurvedic practitioners recommend that a woman reduce her activities as much as possible for the first three days of her period each month, though this might be unpractical to most busy women today. For exercise, a gentle walk is preferred over a jarring aerobics classes at this time.
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TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE (TCM)
Chinese medical practitioners believe that endometriosis is due to blood stasis, qi stagnation, phlegm and dampness, damp heat, or some combination of these, but in turn this can be based on some organs being empty or not strong enough. It is almost always a combination of patterns, a concurrent insufficiency, or vacuity.
The Chinese herbal treatment, when combined with acupuncture, can regulate the condition and stagnation of the blood which usually lies at the root of endometriosis.
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Endometriosis adhesions may be reduced by oils of Rose, Chamomile, Lavender, Jasmine and Neroli. All of these have healing and antispasmodic action on the muscles and tissues.
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Some osteopaths perform osteopathic techniques via the vagina to reduce certain types of endometrial adhesion. Osteopathic techniques may also be useful to encourage various drainage of the pelvis, reducing uterine congestion and relieving period pain.
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OTHER ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES FOR ENDOMETRIOSIS
Shiatsu Massage is useful in controlling the pain in endometriosis.
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Rolfing can help by improving circulation, allowing more space around the reproductive organs and promoting relaxation.
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Naturopathic Medicine: The stress here is on nutritional support and dietary detoxification programs.
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Relaxation techniques, including breathing are useful for combating pain associated with endometriosis. Biofeedback and self-hypnosis are two more natural approaches to try. Self-hypnosis can be useful to control endometrial pain and induce relaxation.
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An acupressure massage on the back is an effective treatment for a woman in the throes of painful cramps. Rubbing a tender area located about an inch to the right of the spine about mid-back will reduce pain after 30 seconds. In the majority of cases, the pain will completely subside after three or four more minutes of massage, and the treatment usually relieves menstrual cramps for three to six hours.
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Exercise every day of the month can help prevent cramps in the first place. Anything that improves circulation-especially aerobic activities like jogging, walking, swimming and cycling-brings more oxygen to the blood and helps relax the uterus.
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OVARIAN & UTERINE SUPPORT SUPPLEMENTS & PRODUCTS
Supplements and products for symptom relief of endometriosis, a chronic, progressive disease wherein cells that resemble those that line the uterus are found in other areas of the pelvis. Supplements to help support health ovarian and uterine function.
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ENDOMETRIOSIS FORMULA SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS
Endometriosis herbal formulas are for use with ovarian cysts. These formulas are supportive for women who are at risk for endometriosis or who have endometriosis.
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Amazon: PRO Endometriosis, Newton RX, 1 fl. oz.
Homeopathic remedy formulated for associated symptoms such as menorrhagia, dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, and infertility. For oral use only.
Amazon: Endo-Ex For Healthy Endometrial Tissue & Menstrual Balance, Native Remedies, 2 fl. oz.
Endo-Ex helps with maintenance of endometrial tissue health hormonal balance and regular healthy menstrual cycle. Endo-Ex is a 100% natural proven and safe herbal and homeopathic remedy. By treating the underlying cause of endometriosis Traditional Chinese Medicine has potential to cure condition and prevent future recurrence rather than just suppressing symptoms and outcomes as is the case with conventional medicine. Being 100% natural with no artificial preservatives Endo-Ex is non addictive has no side effects and has become the formula of choice by thousands of satisfied customers around the world for treating endometriosis and associated symptoms.
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Supports a healthy endometrial lining for female reproductive health.
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Fallodox may be helpful for those suffering from Endometriosis by promoting fertility, boosting the immune system, and helping to regulate menstrual cycles.
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Natural pain relief for endometriosis. Reduces inflammation and uterine cramps. Assists body in shrinking endometrial growths. Restores a normal menstrual cycle and fertility. Organic, non-sprayed natural ingredients in a certified Kosher vegan capsules. Organic herbal remedy for women with endometriosis containing Goldenseal, Crampbark, Wild Yam, Chasteberry and Echinacea in a Kosher cellulose vegetable plant fiber capsule.
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MENSTRUATION DECREASE FORMULA SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS
Menstruation Decrease Formula is used for heavy menstruation. Mistletoe helps strengthen nerves and improve circulation and Native Americans used it to stop bleeding after childbirth. Blessed Thistle is used for menopause and menstrual cramps. Witch Hazel is known to slow bleeding significantly. All of these helpful herbs and more can be found in Alternative Health and Herb's All Natural Menstruation Decrease Formula for Heavy Menstruation.
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PAIN FORMULA SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS
MOUNTAIN ROSE HERBS PRODUCTS
Mountain Rose Herbs: Aches & Pain Massage Oil, Mountain Rose, 4 fl. oz.
A deep penetrating and soothing herbal oil for all the aches and pains we endure. This is a great massage oil for relief from fatigue and stiffness, with just the right ingredients to add a slightly euphoric aroma. Contains Calendula flowers infused with organic Olive oil, organic Jojoba oil, organic Sweet Almond oil, Vitamin E oil, and a blend of pure essential oils.
Mountain Rose Herbs: Arnica & St. John's Massage Oil, Mountain Rose, 4 fl. oz.
An excellent muscle massage oil based on the ever popular and highly effective Injur-Heal oil. Suitable for use on bruises, strains, general aches, and after strenuous exercise. A wonderful way to treat your sore and exhausted body, and is best reserved for times of severe need. Contains: Organic Olive oil, organic Sweet Almond oil, Arnica oil, St. Johnís wort flower oil, organic Calendula oil, Vitamin E oil, and organic Lavender essential oil. 4 ounce bottle with flip cap.
Mountain Rose Herbs: Arnica Herbal Oil, Mountain Rose, 2 or 4 fl. oz.
Made from certified organic Arnica flowers (Arnica montana), infused in certified organic Olive Oil with a pinch of Vitamin E oil. A specific external treatment for physical trauma, sprains, bruising and other injuries. Use immediately after strenuous exertion or injury to prevent, relieve and reduce swelling, bruises and pain. Absorbs well, and soothing to the skin.
Mountain Rose Herbs: Injur Heal Herbal Oil, Mountain Rose, 2 or 4 fl. oz.
Truly the most fabulous oils of all! Our favorite external treatment for bruises, bumps, aches, pains and strains. A perfect remedy for exhausted sports-bodies and hikers, this anti-traumatic oil can be used immediately after strenuous exercise, exertion, or injury to help prevent, relieve and reduce swelling, bruises and pain. A concentrated oil, just rub a little on and feel the difference. Contains: Fresh hand picked St. Johnís Wort flowers, organic Arnica flowers, organic Calendula flowers, organic Olive oil and organic Lavender essential oil.
Mountain Rose Herbs: Herbal Liniment, Mountain Rose, 2 fl. oz. Spray Bottle
Enjoy herbal healing with this highly effective herbal liniment which offers immediate soothing to bruises, sprains and muscle aches. Formulated with organic herbs and menthol crystals to help alleviate pain and promote circulation, this healing spray is essential for athletes, hikers, outdoor enthusiasts and gardeners alike. Just spray directly onto skin and massage into sore muscles for instant relief. Contains: Isopropyl alcohol, organic Echinacea Purpurea root, organic Calendula flowers, organic Comfrey root, organic Menthol Crystals and organic Cayenne.
Mountain Rose Herbs: Injur Heal Balm, Mountain Rose, 1 oz. or 2 oz.
A loving companion for athletes, outdoor enthusiasts, and those who take part in strenuous activities. Wonderful to use on bruises, sore muscles, and general aches and pains. This balm is based on our popular and effective Injur Heal Oil. Use immediately after arduous exercise, exertion or injury to prevent, relieve and reduce swelling, bruises and pain. Do not use on open wounds. Contains: Organic Arnica Flowers, St. John's Wort flowers, organic Calendula flowers, organic Olive oil, Beeswax, organic Lavender essential oil, and Vitamin E oil. Choose from 2 sizes.
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U O CLEAR SUPPORT SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS
U-O-Clear (Ovarian Cyst & Fibroid Support) for major symptoms of fibroids or cysts may include heavy bleeding or abnormal menstrual cycles, bloating or pains in the pelvic area, tiredness, low fever, anemia, etc., uterine or ovarian lumps confirmed by exams. When symptoms of bloating, pressure, cramps or pains occur in the pelvic area, with or without irregular periods or bleeding, periods with blood dots, or clots, or low fever, tiredness, for women, it may due to the growth of cysts or fibroids, or endometriosis problems. U-O-Clear is a natural treatment for ovarian cysts. U-O-Clear is a 100% natural herbal formula well proven in China to be effective to relieve the said symptoms caused by clots or abnormal growth of Uterus or Ovary tissues. U-O-Clear relieves most symptoms of cysts, fibroids and endometriosis with no known side effects. It works on the principle to supplement the body's cleaning function for the clots and sputum-fluids of female organs, especially for uterus and ovary, so that the growth of bad tissues could be stopped or reversed.
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Amazon: U-O-Clear Assure Ovary & Uterus Health, Magi-herbs, 500 mg, 60 Caps
Cleans uterine fibroids and ovarian cysts. Use to relieve symptoms, take 2 capsules before meals, three times daily. To maintain the healthy of uterus and overy, take one to three capsules daily.
Amazon: U O Clear, Ovarian Cyst & Fibroid Support, PCK Technologies, 500 mg, 60 Capsules
U O Clear (Ovarian Cyst & Fibroid Support). The herbs work synergistically to strengthen the body's natural capability of female systems self-cleaning functions, especially for uterus and ovary. When symptoms of bloating, pressure, cramps or pains occur in the pelvic area, with or without irregular periods or bleeding, periods with blood dots, or clots, or low fever, tiredness, for women, it may due to the growth of cysts or fibroids, or endometriosis problems. U O Clear is a natural treatment for ovarian cysts.
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From Performance Supplement tore, Ovarian Uterine Hormonal Support supplement is a specially designed and processed ovary and uterus concentrate, combined with an array of vitamins, minerals, and herbs. Many herbs that contain hormonal-balancing properties, such as Blessed Thistle, Wild Yam, Queen of the Meadow, Red Raspberry Leaves, Milk Thistle, and other specific herbs, have been integrated into this formula in an effort to sustain women's emotional and physical hormones.
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UTERUS CARE SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS
CHINESE HERBS DIRECT PRODUCTS
Chinese Herbs Direct: Uterus Care (Dihuang Zhixie), Balanceuticals TCM Formula, 400 mg, 60 Caps
Uterus Care TCM Formula is made of prepared rehmannia root, schizandra fruit, eucommia bark, dissacus, oyster shell, common yam, cuttlefish bone, garden burnet root, common peony root, typha pollen and red berried mistletoe. Chinese medicine uses this well-known formula to tonify the kidney and control the Yin, enhance excitability and tension of the uterus smooth muscles, promote regular contraction of the uterus, maintain normal blood flow and avoid excessive uterus bleeding. As a dietary supplement, take 3 to 5 capsules 3 times daily. Not for use by pregnant woman. Store in a cool and dry place out of the reach of children.
Chinese Herbs Direct: Ovary & Uterus Clean (Guifu Ankun), Balanceuticals TCM Formula, 500 mg, 60 Caps
Made of extracts from cinnamon twig, hoelen (poria), peony, moutan bark, peach kernel, curcum zedoaria, sea weed, licorice, air potato, bearded scutellaria, codonopsis and Chinese angelica. This time-honored formula is used in Chinese medicine for its blood circulation promoting, blood vessel dilating, stasis / fibroid dispersing, internal secretion and hormone regulating, immune system supporting, hemolytic, analgesic and anti-inflammation properties to maintain healthy ovary and uterus and their proper functions. As a dietary supplement take 3 capsules three times daily 30 minutes before meal.
Chinese Herbs Direct: Mammary & Uterus Care Herbal Tea , Health King, 20 Tea Bags
Mammary & Uterus Care Herb Tea is made of wild asparagi radix, vaccariae semen, pyrrosia, biota tops, blue citrus peel, green tea and jasmine flower. It provides asparagine, saponin, flavonoid, b-sitosterol, vitamin B-1, 5-methoxy methyl furfural, diplotene, thujone, juniperic acid and sabinic acid. Chinese medicine uses it to nourish the Yin, maintain normal breast structure and consistency, remove stagnancy and heat, and to maintain healthy mammary and uterus functions. 20 tea bags per box.
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Amazon: Uterus Care, Balanceuticals, 60 Caps
Chinese medicine uses this well-known formula to tonify the kidney and control the Yin, enhance excitability and tension of the uterus smooth muscles, promote regular contraction of the uterus, maintain normal blood flow and avoid excessive uterus bleeding. Ingredients include rehmannia root, schizandra fruit, eucommia bark, dissacus, oyster shell, common yam, cuttlefish bone, garden burnet root, common peony root, typha pollen and red berried mistletoe. As a dietary supplement, take 3 to 5 capsules 3 times daily. Not for use by pregnant woman. Pregnant or lactating women, diabetics, hypoglycemics, and people with known medical conditions and/or taking drugs should consult their health care provider and/or pharmacist prior to taking dietary supplements.
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Detoxity and nurture healthy ovary and uterus functions. 100% natural. This time-honored formula is used in Chinese medicine for its blood circulation promoting, blood vessel dilating, stasis dispersing, internal secretion and hormone regulating, immune system supporting, hemolytic, analgesic and anti-inflammation properties to maintain healthy ovary and uterus and their proper functions. A proprietary blend of multiple herbal extracts and powders (1430 mg): Cinnamon twig, Poria, Peony, Mountain bark, Peach kernel, Curcuma zeodoaria, Sea weed, Licorice, Air potato, Bearded scutellaria, Codonopsis, and Chinese angelica root.
Amazon: Mammary & Uterus Care Tea, Health King, 20 Tea Bags
Improved formula for healthy breasts and uterus. 100% natural mammary and uterus care herb tea is made of wild shiny asparagus, vaccaria, pyrrosa, biota tops with other precious herbs. They provide saponin, flavonoid, asparagine, B-sitosterol, vitamin B-1, etc. Chinese medicine uses them to nourish the Yin, maintain normal breast structure and consistency, remove stagnancy and heat, and to maintain healthy mammary and uterus functions. A proprietary blend of 1.8 to 3.6 grams shiny asparagus, vaccaria, pyrrosia, biota tops, motherwort, seabuckthorn leaf, trichosanthes root, tender green tea, and jasmine flowers. Steep in hot water for 3 to 5 minutes for hot tea. Steep in hot water and refrigerate for ice-tea. Use 2 to 4 tea bags a day.
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AROMATHERAPY: ESSENTIAL OILS DESCRIPTIONS & USES
Allspice Leaf Oil Angelica Oil Anise Oil Baobab Oil Basil Oil Bay Laurel Oil Bay Oil Benzoin Oil Bergamot Oil Black Pepper Oil Chamomile (German) Oil Cajuput Oil Calamus Oil Camphor (White) Oil Caraway Oil Cardamom Oil Carrot Seed Oil Catnip Oil Cedarwood Oil Chamomile Oil Cinnamon Oil Citronella Oil Clary-Sage Oil Clove Oil Coriander Oil Cypress Oil Dill Oil Eucalyptus Oil Fennel Oil Fir Needle Oil Frankincense Oil Geranium Oil German Chamomile Oil Ginger Oil Grapefruit Oil Helichrysum Oil Hyssop Oil Iris-Root Oil Jasmine Oil Juniper Oil Labdanum Oil Lavender Oil Lemon-Balm Oil Lemongrass Oil Lemon Oil Lime Oil Longleaf-Pine Oil Mandarin Oil Marjoram Oil Mimosa Oil Myrrh Oil Myrtle Oil Neroli Oil Niaouli Oil Nutmeg Oil Orange Oil Oregano Oil Palmarosa Oil Patchouli Oil Peppermint Oil Peru-Balsam Oil Petitgrain Oil Pine-Long Leaf Oil Pine-Needle Oil Pine-Swiss Oil Rosemary Oil Rose Oil Rosewood Oil Sage Oil Sandalwood Oil Savory Oil Spearmint Oil Spikenard Oil Swiss-Pine Oil Tangerine Oil Tea-Tree Oil Thyme Oil Vanilla Oil Verbena Oil Vetiver Oil Violet Oil White-Camphor Oil Yarrow Oil Ylang-Ylang Oil Aromatherapy
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Almond, Sweet Oil Apricot Kernel Oil Argan Oil Arnica Oil Avocado Oil Baobab Oil Black Cumin Oil Black Currant Oil Black Seed Oil Borage Seed Oil Calendula Oil Camelina Oil Castor Oil Coconut Oil Comfrey Oil Evening Primrose Oil Flaxseed Oil Grapeseed Oil Hazelnut Oil Hemp Seed Oil Jojoba Oil Kukui Nut Oil Macadamia Nut Oil Meadowfoam Seed Oil Mullein Oil Neem Oil Olive Oil Palm Oil Plantain Oil Plum Kernel Oil Poke Root Oil Pomegranate Seed Oil Pumpkin Seed Oil Rosehip Seed Oil Safflower Oil Sea Buckthorn Oil Sesame Seed Oil Shea Nut Oil Soybean Oil St. Johns Wort Oil Sunflower Oil Tamanu Oil Vitamin E Oil Wheat Germ Oil
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