Friday, February 13, 2009

Endometriosis and Flower Plants - Calendula

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 flower remedies -calendula contains variety of substances that are important to women with endometriosis. In this article, we will discuss how calendula helps to treat endometriosis.

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I. Definition
Calendula is a genus of about 12-20 species of perennial herbaceous plant in the daisy family Asteraceae. It is native to the area from Macaronesia east through the Mediterranean and has been used in traditional medicine as astringent and antiseptic .

II. How calenduda effects women with endometriosis
Please note : this flower is sometimes called marigold overseas, and shouldn't be confused with the tagetes species which we know as marigold and should not be eaten.

1. Digestive system
Calenduda contains substance that helps to relieve tension of intestine caused by gastric disturbances resulting in improving the function of digestive system in absorption of essential nutrients which are necessary in reducing symptom of endometriosis.

2. Immune system
It is said that calenduda helps to strengthen the immune system fighting against the abnormal cell growth that causes inflammation including endometrial implants and adhesion attached to other organs in the body.

3. An astringent
Calenduda is an astringent that helps to reduce the constriction of the body muscle during menstrual cycle resulting in lessening the muscle cramps including the uterine muscle resulting in lessening the menstrual cramps.

4. Menstrual cramps
It also contains calendic acid, one of many types of unsaturated acid that helps the liver in protein and fat metabolism resulting in reducing the over production of some members in the prostaglandins family that caused uterine cramps.

5. Nervous system
The calendic acid also helps to improve the function of nervous system that helps to reduce symptoms of endometriosis including emotional and physical stress, anxiety and depression.

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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Calendula has a wide range of medicinal applications; notably it is used as an anti-inflammatory, to relax muscles and as an astringent and antiseptic to help heal wounds. It also relieves gastric disturbances, as well as colitis, fevers and infections.