Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Endometriosis and Essential Oil--Helichrysum

As we mentioned in other 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 essential oil--helichrysum plays a very important role in some culture in treating some kinds of diseases. In this article, we will discuss how helichrysum helps to treat endometriosis.

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I. Definition
Essential oil--helichrysumis extracted from Helichrysum angustifolium of the Asteraceae (Compositae) family and is commonly known as everlasting oil. It has been used in traditional medicine in treating liver congestion.

II. How Essential Oil--helichrysum effects women with endometriosis
Essential oil--helichrysum contains some main chemical components such as a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, myrcene, limonene.

1. Nervous system
Essential oil--helichrysum is antispasmodic, it helps to reduce the muscle tension caused by over active of brain cells in electrotype transmission of information resulting in reducing the muscle cramps in the abdomen for women with endometriosis

2. Diuretic
It also is diuretic that helps to increases function of lymphatic system resulting in decreasing the symptoms of water retention in the body tissues and breast tenderness caused by imbalance of ratio of potassium and sodium during menstrual cycle.

3. Circulatory system
It is said that some substances in the essential oil--helichrysum helps to improve the liver metabolism of fatty acids resulting in reducing levels of bad cholesterol in the blood steam. Thereby it helps to increase the levels of oxygen and nutrients in the blood that reduce the risk of hormone imbalance which causes symptoms of endometriosis.

4. Liver congestion
Liver congestion is caused by the qi stagnation in the abdominal region. By releasing the flow of qi, helichrysum improves the function of liver in fighting against inflammation caused by endometrial implants and adhesion.

5. Digestive system
Essential oil--helichrysum is also a digestive system tonic medicine, it helps to improve the digestive function in absorbing the nutrients that are necessary for the body of women with endometriosis needed. Deficiency of nutrients are common for women with endometriosis during menstrual cycle.

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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