Friday, February 13, 2009

Endometriosis and Flower Plants--Borage

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

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I. Definition
Borage also known as starflower, is plant originating in Syria, but naturalized throughout the Mediterranean region, as well as Asia, Europe and America. It has been used in traditional medicine in treating pre menstrual syndrome.

II. how borage effects women with endometriosis
1. Hormone balancing
It is said that borgage helps balance the levels of estrogen and progesterone during menstrual cycle, therefore it not only helps to reduce menstrual cramps for women with endometriosis but also for women with premenstrual syndrome.

2. Nervous system
It contains gamma-linolenic acid, that is one type of essential fatty acid vital for our nervous system in regulating the function of brain cells resulting in lessening the tension of nervous system including emotional and physical stress.

3. Saonins
The saponins in the borage are a class of chemical compounds that helps to increase function of secondary metabolism in the body resulting in reducing the tension of nervous system that causes hot flash and symptoms of endometriosis including menstrual cramps..

4. Immune system
Borage contains vital vitamin A and antioxidant palmitic acid that help to strengthen the immune system against inflammation caused by endometriosis implants and adhesion attached to other organs in the body.

5. Tannins
Besides acting as an antioxidant that helps to improve function of immune system, borage also helps to improve the digestive system in absorbing the vital vitamins and mineral that are necessary for women with endometriosis because most of them are found to have some kinds nutrient deficiency during menstrual cycle.

Since borage contains pyrrolizidine alkaloids that are hepatotoxic, over dose may damage the liver, please consult with you doctor before applying.

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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