Raspberry bud extract, menstrual pain and menopause
The raspberry that we know and tasty, particularly rich in vitamin C, manganese, copper and iron, is the common name of the false fruit of Rubus idaeus, a shrub of the Rosaceae family. Not only the fruit of Rubus Idaeus is used: in the popular tradition, for example, the leaves know a use as a purifier for blood and skin. The leaves have in fact a diaphoretic, diuretic and choleretic action and, due to the concentration of tannins, they are used in gastroenteritis and intestinal inflammation while for topical use in oropharyngeal phlogosis, in rashes and skin inflammations. But it is above all the glycerin macerate that shows antispasmodic action at the uterine level due to the presence of a set of muscle relaxants, which justify its use in dysmenorrhoea (painful menstruation). The action of the bud extract, however, is not over here!
Raspberry bud extract: what it is
The raspberry bud extract is the glycerine macerate of the young shoots of Rubus idaeus, diluted to 1DH and is a true endocrine rebalancing for women, young and old.
Raspberry bud extract: properties and main indications
The raspberry bud extract has an elective organotropism against the female genital apparatus and the pituitary-ovary axis (Brigo B., op. Cit., 2004): due to its antispasmodic action in the uterine and antisenescent female it is considered a medicament of dysendocrinias of both puberty and menopause (2) and dysmenorrhoea (1). Finally, at the level of the nervous system, it shows decontracting and antispasmodic properties that contribute to restoring the neurovegetative balance.
Also Pol Henry, father of gemmotherapy, in one of his works specifies that Rubus ideaus is definitely indicated for gynecological disorders: female hypogonadism (amenorrhea, puberty hairiness); menopausal menopause for endometrial hyperplasia; secondary amenorrhea of iatrogenic early menopause.
Raspberry bud extract and menses
The raspberry bud extract will be invaluable during adolescence (1) when the menstrual flow is slow to settle (late menarche) and secondary sexual signs (breast development, hair system, etc.) will also be delayed.
According to Tétau, the presence of a set of muscle relaxants (fragarina, etc.), responsible for the antispasmodic action at the uterine level, justify its use in dysmenorrhoea. Dysmenorrhea or painful menstruation is a menstrual alteration, accompanied by general or local disorders and pain, generally affecting the pelvic region and the abdomen. The action of Rubus manifests itself preferentially in the pains that appear at the beginning of menstruation, or on the eve, and which diminish or disappear when the flow is established. This is the dysmenorrhea that is found mainly in adolescents and is related to a uterine spasm.
It can be useful, however, also in the premenstrual syndrome characterized by water retention, increased breast tension, irritability, insomnia and so on.
Raspberry bud extract and menopause
As a regulator of ovarian function (2), it is indicated for the treatment of early menopause: it stimulates the ovaries when their function is slowed down, as regards both estrogen and progestin secretion.
In addition, it completes the action of the cranberry bud extract (Vaccinium vitis idaea) in the full-blown menopause, acting effectively in hot flushes.
P. Henry reports its use in menorrhagia ("menorrhagia" means an excessive blood loss) of menopause sustained by endometrial hyperplasia and secondary amenorrhea of early iatrogenic menopause. "Secondary amenorrhea" means the interruption of menstruation for at least six consecutive months in a woman with regular cycles.
Raspberry bud extract and synergisms
This association is recommended for example for premenstrual water retention and it is usually good to take birch sap 50 drops in water before breakfast, while the raspberry gemmoderivato 50 drops in water before going to bed. Normally we mean for repeated cycles of 20 days a month.
Tétau and Scimeca write: "We insist on the fact that Vaccinium vitis idaea and Rubus idaeus are the two great gemmotherapics of the menopausal woman and that they will have to be taken from this period in a very regular manner" (op. Cit., P. 116) . In the case of early menopause it is usually advised, from the scientific literature, to take raspberry gemmoderivato in the morning, 50 drops in water before breakfast and / or lunch and the cranberry bud derivative, 50 drops in water, before going to bed, for 3 month cycles (20 days of treatment and 10 days of pause).
Associated with Ribes nigrum (blackcurrant bud extract), the raspberry bud extract is used in the treatment of ovarian cysts.
Raspberry bud extract: posology
It is recommended to take 50 drops of raspberry bud extract, diluted in water and sipped slowly, 1-2 times a day or up to 100 drops in a single daily dose both in the dysmenorrhea of girls and during normal genital life, in the premenopause and menopause, to restore a normal endocrine balance. For an eventual decongestant and anti-inflammatory action, it can be added as an adjuvant Ribes nigrum bud extract, young shoots, MG1DH at a dose of 30-50 gtt, 1 or 2 times a day.
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