Pre-Menstrual Syndrome and Chinese Herbs – Yellow Dock Root


As we mentioned in previous article, premenstrual syndrome effects over 70% to 90% of women before menopause in US and less for women in Southeast Asia because of their diet. It is defined as faulty function of ovaries related to women menstrual cycle, it effects the women’s physical and emotional state and sometimes interference with daily activities as resulting of hormone fluctuation. The syndrome happens in one or two weeks before menstruation and then declining when the period starts. It is said the symptoms can be so severe that between 10-15% of women have to take time off work, costing businesses millions of dollars a year. In this article, we will discuss How Chinese herbs – yellow dock root effects women with PMS.

I. Definition

Yellow dock is a perennial flowering herb, native to Europe. It has been used in traditional Chinese medicine in whole body toxins elimination and increasing liver over all functions.

II. How Chinese herbs – yellow dock root effects women with PMS.

1. Vitamins

Yellow dock roots contains vitamin A and C which are antioxidants and not only necessary for immune function in protecting our body against any foreign virus invasion but also fighting against any infection and inflammation of the reproductive organs for some women with PMS.

2.Pre menstrual pain and cramps

It not only helps to increase the digestive system in vitamins and minerals absorption, but also stimulates the production of bile of liver in breaking down of fatty acids, resulting in balancing the of prostaglandins hormone and lessening the risk of premenstrual pain and cramps

3. Kidney function

Since yellow dock root helps to remove toxins through kidney function in urinary secretion, it helps to reduce the risk of water retention and weight gain.

4. Laxative

Beside helping to reduce bowel inflammation and irritation, it also act as laxative in moving stool in the large intestine resulting in decreasing the risk of constipation.

5. Phosphorus

It also contains the vital mineral phosphorus which is not only essential in aiding the production of energy but also binds to hemoglobins in red blood cells thereby increasing oxygen delivery to the tissues of the body resulting in lessening the risk of fatigue and tiredness.

Source by Kyle J Norton


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