Endometriosis and Berberis Vugaris

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 berberis vugaris helps to treat endometriosis.

I. Definition

Berberis vulgaris is also known as European barberry, it is a shrub in the family Berberidaceae that grows wild in Europe, northwest Africa, and western Asia. It has been used in Chinese medicine in treating endometriosis.

II. How berberis vugaris effects endometriosis

1. Liver enhancer
Berberies vugaries is liver tonic that strengthens the liver’s function in regulating the production of bile leading to hormone balancing of the family of the prostaglandins and inhibiting the over-production of bad estrogen, resulting in lessening the cramps caused by overactive uterine muscle and tension of nervous system accordingly.

2. Diuretic
It is diuretic that helps the kidney’s function in getting the body’s waste through to the urine. Working together with vitamin C (which is abundant in the plant), it helps to strengthen the immune system’s fight against foreign invasion such as bacteria, virus, and forming of endometrial implants and adhesion.

3. Enhance normal cell growth
Berberies vugaris is also said to help in enhancing the normal cell growth that is essential for women with endometriosis to avoid the endometrial implants and adhesion becoming cancerous.

4. Laxative
It is said to help to move the stool in the large intestine. It is vital for women with symptoms of constipation caused by endometrial implants or adhesion in the region.

5. Vitamin C
Vitamin C in the berberis vugaris helps to make the capillary more elastic which lessens the heavy blood flow during menstruation.

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