Friday, February 13, 2009

Endometriosis and Flower Plants - Cornflower

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

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I. Definition
Cornflower also known as bachelor's button, bluebottle, boutonniere flower, is a small annual flower plant belongs to the family Asteraceae and originates in Europe. It has been used in traditional medicine in treating kidney and bladder ailments.

II. How Cornflower effect women with endometriosis
1. Digestive system
Cornflower contains substance that helps to improve digestive system in absorbing the essential vitamins and minerals which most women with endometriosis are found to be deficient during menstrual cycle.

2. Secretory system
Besides helping to improve function of kidney in secreting the urine, it's fiber rich property increases the function of large intestine in moving the stool resulting in lessening the symptom of constipation and reducing menstrual cramps caused by endometrial implants and adhesion attached to secretion organs.

3. Nervous system
Cornflower has been used in tradition medicine for it's calming effects that helps to reduce symptoms of nervous system including emotional and physical stress, anxiety and depression.

4. Protocyanin
Cornflower contains protocyanin which has the following functions
a) It's isoflavons helps to bind the excessive production of bad estrogen which causes symptoms of endometriosis in the first place.
b) The iron rich cornflower helps to increase the production of red blood cell which is vital for oxygen transportation to the body cells and prevents anemia for women with heavy blood flow during menstruation.
c) The levels of magnesium helps liver in fatty acids metabolism resulting in balancing the prostaglandins hormone, thereby it deceases the over active of uterine muscle which causes menstrual cramps.

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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