Monday, January 12, 2009

Endometriosis and Cinnamon

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, certain foods plays a very important role in some cultures in treating all kind of diseases. In this article, we will discuss how cinnamon helps to treat endometriosis.

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I. Definition
Cinnamon is an evergreen tree about 32.8–49.2 feet tall, belonging to the family lauraceara. It is famous in treating diabetes by balancing the levels of insulin in the bloodstream and regulating the pancreas in production of insulin.

II. How cinnamon effects endometriosis
1. Antioxidant
Cinnamon is a powerful antioxidant that not only helps to strengthen the immune system in fighting against forming of endometrial implants and adhesion, virus and bacteria invasion, it also helps to reduce blood flow during menstruation.

2. Digestive system
Cinnamon helps to improve the digestive absorption, which is essential for women with endometriosis because most of them are found to have low levels of vital vitamins and minerals during menstrual cycle due to low levels of stomach acid.

3. Essential oil
Cinnamon contains caryophyllene, a natural bicyclic sesquiterpene that is a constituent of many essential oils. It helps to relieve menstrual cramp by putting it on the abdominal region then massage it until the oil is completely absorbed into the skin.

4. Food and sugar craving
Besides stimulating the on and off of insulin production by pancreas depending to the levels of insulin in the bloodstream, it helps to treat the food and sugar craving caused by over production of insulin during menstrual cycle for some women with endometriosis.

5. Immune system
Cinnamon contain antimicrobial properties. It helps to strengthen the immune system in fighting against any inflammation and infection.

6. Oxidative stress
Cinnamon also contains a property that balances the production of reactive oxygen and readily detoxify the reactive intermediates caused by environmental toxins resulting in strengthening the immune system's ability to fight against the forming of free radicals and endometriosis.

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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