Monday, January 12, 2009

Endometriosis and Fennel Seed

As we mentioned in previous 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, herbs play a very important role in some cultures in treating all kinds of diseases. In this article, we will discuss how fennel seed helps to treat endometriosis.

Supporter Links
12 Steps To A Complete Body Detox.
Home Remedies For Better Health.
Becoming Pregnant- Overcome Infertility The Natural Way.
Increase Sperm Count Naturally With Male Fertility Success.

I. Definition
Fennel is a plant in the genus foeniculum family and is also known as xiao hui xiang in Chinese medicine. It has been used for thousand of years to enhance lactation, treat absence of period, and loss of appetite.

II. How fennel seed effects women with endometriosis
1. Phytoestrogen
Fennel seed contains phytoestrogen which inhibits the level of estrogen if it is too high, and raise the level of estrogen if it is too low. For that reason, it has been used in treating hormonal imbalance that causes menstrual disorder, such as cramps and nervous tension.

2. Absence of proriod
It is said that fennel seed helps to release the blood stagnation in the abdomen caused by imbalance of the yang and ying qi. By increasing the blood flow to the region, it helps to bring back the harmony of the reproductive organ resulting in smoothing the uterine muscles as well as bringing on the absence of period.

3. Liver enhancer
Fennel seed helps to normalize the liver function that increases the liver in fat and protein metabolism which helps to inhibit the bad estrogen in the women's body before or during menstrual cycle. High levels of bad estrogen not only elevates endometrial cramps but also increases the risk of cancer and abnormal cell growth

4. Digestive system
It is also a herb used to increase the function of digestive system resulting in better absorbing of vitamins and minerals that are usually lacking in women with endometriosis during menstrual cycle.

5. Immune system
Besides helping in milk production, fennel seed also helps to strengthen the immune system in fighting against foreign invasion of bacteria, virus, and forming of free radicals as well as endometrial implants and adhesion.

Since endometriosis is treatable and manageable by natural remedies and a self help course, if you have endometroisis, please look on the bright side.

I hope this information will help. If you need more information or insurance advice, please follow my article series of the above subject at my home page at:

To read the series of endometriosis visit: