Herbs For Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a female concern involving the presence of tissue similar to the lining of the uterus located (and usually growing) at other sites in the pelvis. Symptoms include painful menstruation, infertility, and, if left untreated, adhesions which attach themselves to other pelvis areas, such as the fallopian tubes, ovaries, uterine muscles, colon, and bladder.

These adhesions pull pelvic organs out of alignment and cause other painful problems. Many woman have hysterectomies for relief of this problem. Possible causes of this overgrowing tissue may be linked to hormonal imbalance, especially excess estrogen production, that cause tissue to grow wildly.

Estrogen dominance can be caused by an improper diet, prescription medications, xinoestrogens (plastics and petroleum products), and dioxins (herbicides and pesticides).

Pau d'arco is utilized by many women as a blood cleanser and dissolve cysts. Use pau d'arco to help in all ailments that are related to abnormal growths, such as cysts, cancer, tumors, and endometriosis. As always, combinations of herbs and sometimes supplements can speed your recovery.

Use sarsaparilla and pau d'arco aids in dissolving cysts and tissue overgrowth while sarsaparilla aids your body in progesterone production, which will help balance estrogen levels sometimes related to endometriosis.

For extra benefits, and more hormonal balancing effects, add the following combination along with your pau d'arco and sarsaparilla: golden seal, capsicum, ginger, uva ursi, crampbark, squawvine, blessed thistle, red raspberry, and false unicorn.

Extra vitamin C can enhance this herbal program. Soy estrogens from plant sources are known as phyto-estrogens and offer a very mild form of estrogen. They bind the estrogens receptors, making it difficult for "bad" estrogen to be effective. This makes soy valuable in helping to balance estrogen levels, especially when those levels are in excess.

As with anything to a hormonally include nature (this includes supplemental, over the-counter hormones such as melatonin or DHEA supplements) do not take hormones unless you first discuss it with your doctor. It might also be wise to consume only animal products that are labeled hormone-fee or organic.