Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Endometriosis and Essential Oil--Lavender

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--lavender plays a very important role in some culture in treating all kind of diseases. In this article, we will discuss how lavender helps to treat endometriosis.

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I. Definition
Essential oil--lavender is also known as Lavandula officinalis, it is extracted from lavandula angustifolia of the lamiaceae family. It has been used to relieve tension of the nervous system.

II. How Essential Oil--Lavender effects women with endometriosis
Essential oil--lavender contains chemical components of a-pinene, limonene, linalool, cis-ocimene, trans-ocimene, etc.

1. Nervous system
Essential Oil--lavender has a soothing and calming effect on the nerves, thereby it helps to relieve the nervous tension that causes symptoms of endometriosis including depression, panic, hysteria and it is effective in treating headaches, migraines.

2. Menstrual Cramps
Since it helps to improve the function of nervous system, it reduces the muscle tension in the body including the uterine muscle resulting in lessening the menstrual cramps.

3. Anti-inflammatory
Essential oil--lavender contains a-pinene and limonene that help to increase function of immune system that is important to fight off the inflammation of endometrial implants and adhesion.

4. Insomnia
Insomnia is one of the symptoms of women with endometriosis, it is either caused by menstrual cramps or over active brain cells that have kept them at wake at night. Essential oil--lavender is said to help to calm the brain cell and reduce menstrual cramps resulting in lessening the risk of insomnia.

5. Bowel disorder
Essential Oil--lavender is said to helps to move the stool in the large intestine that acts as a laxative resulting in lessening the pain caused by endometriosis implants and adhesion attached to secretion organs.

6. Respiratory system
It is also a respiratory system tonic, by increasing the blood circulation to the lung that increases the lung function in absorption of oxygen resulting in lessening the problems of bronchitis, asthma, colds, laryngitis, halitosis, throat infections and weakening the immune system.

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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