Motherwort, also known as Leonurus cardiaca, is a native Asian plant, but it can be seen in many other parts of the world. For centuries, this herb has been used as a blood thinner, muscle relaxant, and a way to regulate menstrual cycles, control childbirth and reduce postpartum depression.
In the United States and other countries, motherwort is sold in the form of nutritional health products, so it is not subject to the regulatory control of the food and Drug Administration in terms of sales and safety. Laboratory-based studies have shown that it can dilute blood to a certain extent, but this is not necessarily a good thing.
The combination of aspirin or warfarin is likely to cause heavy bleeding. In addition, it is not advised to use motherwort in patients with heart disease without consulting a doctor.
During menstruation, motherwort can excite the inner wall of the uterus and cause a reflex relaxation of the cervix and empty contraction of the uterus. Therefore, it can explain why motherwort can alleviate irregular menstruation and hypomenorrhea, dysmenorrhea in a sense, but the composition of the herb is complex, which cannot be ruled out as the result of the interaction of multiple components.
Some experiments have proved that motherwort has an inhibitory effect on the spasm of uterine smooth muscle, which makes the uterine smooth muscle change from the tonic contraction to the rhythmic contraction, and the tension of smooth muscle decreases, which can relieve the spasm of the uterus. Some women use motherwort to regulate the menstrual cycle, reduce symptoms of premenstrual syndrome, especially to relieve spasm.
Other claims also suggest that the herb has the effect of relieving hectic fever and other menopausal symptoms. Many clinical studies have proved that motherwort has the effects of improving blood circulation, eliminating edema, removing blood stasis, and restoring renal function. The main function of motherwort is to promote blood circulation and inhibit platelet coagulation, thrombosis, fibrin thrombosis, and the aggregation of red blood cells.
Motherwort also has a certain antibacterial effect. In the test tube with water extract from motherwort, it has a certain inhibitory effect on pathogenic skin fungi such as yellow ringworm of Xulan, ringworm of wool, red epidermal ringworm, and Nocardia. Therefore, motherwort liquid can be used for fungal infection. But the internal administration has no anti-inflammatory and bactericidal effect, and can not be blindly eaten.
The alkaloids in motherwort have some anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. In the clinic, all kinds of medicaments made of motherwort are also widely used in genital inflammation, such as chronic pelvic inflammatory disease(PID), cervicitis, and so on, which are also helpful for the inflammatory type of blocked fallopian tubes to a certain extent. The anti-inflammatory effect of motherwort may be related to improving local blood circulation, reducing exudation, and accelerating absorption.
It should be careful when motherwort is used as a tonic in combination with other herbs, as all ingredients should be evaluated for contraindications and effects on specific diseases. Doctors do not recommend motherwort as a preferred treatment. In fact, to treat gynecological inflammation and other diseases, such as PID, vaginitis, blocked fallopian tubes, and so on, patients can also choose a more safe and effective herbal medicine Fuyan Pill.
Its ingredients come from nature, and it will not produce any side effects even if it is taken for a long time; in addition, under the effect of channel ushering drugs in its formula, the drug efficacy can directly reach the lesions in the affected area, deeply sterilize and eliminate inflammation, and eliminate pathogens. Moreover, Fuyan Pill is an oral pill, so there is no need to worry about the postoperative sequelae and complications, which is one of the best treatment methods at present.
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