Monday, January 12, 2009

Endometriosis and Raspberry Leaf

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 red raspberry leaf helps to treat endometriosis.

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I. Definition
Red raspberry leaf (rubus idaeus) is a pale-green leaf of a raspberry plant with an upright shrub with perennial roots and prickly canes. It contains high amounts of vitamins and minerals that can help in treating women with endometriosis. Traditionally, it has been used as tea to give immediate relief to mouth and stomach problems.

II. How red raspberry leaves effect endometriosis
1. Beta carotene and vitamin A
Beta carotene is water-soluble and it can be converted to vitamin A. It is a powerful antioxidant that helps our immune system in fighting against the forming of free radicals, and endometrial implants and adhesion caused by inflammation of endometrial cells growing in some other parts of the body.

2. Vitamin C
Red raspberry leaf has an abundant amount of vitamin C. Besides helping to protect our body from bacteria, virus and abnormal cells development, it also helps to improve the digestive absorption of other essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamin B complex, zinc, iron, and magnesium.

3. Vitamin E
Besides helping to protect the fatty acid against degradation in the human body and to prevent the cell membranes' oxidation, it also helps to nourish the brain cells which reduces symptoms of endometriosis such as mood swings, anxiety, and depression.

4. Vitamin B complex
Vitamin B complex in the plant is vital for women with endometriosis. It not only reduces tension of the nervous system resulting in converting carbohydrates to energy which is necessary for the proper functions of the nervous system, but it also helps the liver in fat and protein metabolism in which it inhibits the bad estrogen produced by our body that causes menstrual camps and abnormal cell growth.

5. Potassium
Deficiency of potassium reduces the liver fat and protein metabolism causing the imbalance of fatty acids in the body leading to overactive uterine muscles as a result of over-production of certain hormones in the protagslandins family.

6. Calcium
Calcium is needed to relax our body's muscles. Deficiency of calcium causes hyperactive muscles including the uterine muscles that control the abdominal cramps during menstrual cycle.

Since endometriosis is treatable and manageable by natural remedies and a self help course, if you have endometroisis, please look om the bright side.

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