This week’s post on women’s health features the delicious and bodacious pomegranate. ⠀⠀⠀
The Doctrine of Signatures, a herbal tradition principal, states that we can, “…intuit a plant’s healing properties from its appearance, nature or place of growing.” The pomegranate’s interior resembles the milk glands within the breast, and as a whole, “…reminds us of the shape and structure of the ovaries with its many follicles […] and the red juice is reminiscent of blood.”
The flower, peel, juice and pericarp of the pomegranate contain compounds to support hormonal balance. Pomegranate extract also has anti-inflammatory effects, helping to reduce inflammation in conditions, including endometriosis and PCOS. In addition, an unpublished study at Yale University found pomegranate extract was able to inhibit the cancer growth in the most virulent ovarian cancer lines.
Furthermore, Dr Earl Surwait of the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine found that a pomegranate’s lipid complex successfully restored vaginal lubrication and healthy vaginal tissues. It also had a positive effect on incontinence and helped to strengthen pelvic floor muscles.
In every way, pomegranate extract was as effective as oestrogen creams, without raising oestrogen levels.
Women who applied pomegranate seed oil to the vulva and intravaginally also reported to have an increased libido. Ay yo! 🙆
The information published in this post was intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in the content should be considered, or used as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Consult your physician regarding the applicability of any opinions or recommendations with respect to your symptoms or medical condition.
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