Hormonal and Glandular - McDowell's Herbal Treatments

Hormonal / Glandular Conditions

Amenorrhea is the absence of menstrual bleeding, that is they never start or they cease to occur. The absence of menstual bleeding is normal only before puberty, during pregnancy and after menopause.

Read more: Amenorrhea and the Regulation of Female Menstrual Cycles

Cortisone is a chemical (hormone) made by the adrenal gland, and is essential for life. They control allergies, inflammation, and many disease processes. Cortisone is released from the adrenal gland when your body is under stress. Natural cortisone is released into the blood stream and is relatively short-acting .

Read more: Cortisone Side Effect Support

Cushings Syndrome is an over exposure to corticosteroids either by an over production on the part of the adrenal glands or when administered by a doctor.

Read more: Cushings Syndrome

Herbs have traditionally been used to assist a person to come back to a healthy state of well being. Individual herbs, specifically prescribed for a particular situation may assist the body to come back into balance, thereby allowing a healthy homeostasis to be reinstated as nature intended. The herbalist looks to the whole person, their values and attitudes as well as their circumstances and physical condition along with other aspects of their individuality. This is in marked contrast to the allopathic medicine approach.

Read more: Diabetes Treatment - Adults

Herbs have traditionally been used to assist a person to come back to a healthy state of well being. Individual herbs, specifically prescribed for a particular situation may assist the body to come back into balance, thereby allowing a healthy homeostasis to be reinstated as nature intended. The herbalist looks to the whole person, their values and attitudes as well as their circumstances and physical condition along with other aspects of their individuality. This is in marked contrast to the allopathic medicine approach.

Read more: Diabetes Treatment - Children

Herbs have traditionally been used to assist a person to come back to a healthy state of well being. Individual herbs, specifically prescribed for a particular situation may assist the body to come back into balance, thereby allowing a healthy homeostasis to be reinstated as nature intended. The herbalist looks to the whole person, their values and attitudes as well as their circumstances and physical condition along with other aspects of their individuality. This is in marked contrast to the allopathic medicine approach.

Read more: Fertility - Women

Uterine leiomyomas, better known as uterine fibroids, are benign smooth muscle tumours of the uterus. As the most common tumour found in the female reproductive system, uterine fibroids are seen in 20-25% of all women and are estimated to occur in 40% of menstruating females older than 50 years.

Read more: Fibroids

The Epstein Barr Virus is blamed for Glandular Fever and if you read the article on glandular fever, you will find that the preconditions are very similar to the Chronic Fatigue ones. You will find also that the virus is not to blame it is merely a parasite living in a system that is severely depleted in its Vitamin B metabolism.

Read more: Glandular Fever

This complex herbal mix is a powerful rehabilitation tonic for those suffering from metabolic stress.

Read more: Liver Conditioning

Mastitis is an infection of the milk ducts of the breast and it is particularly likely early in a mother's first experience with breast-feeding.

Read more: Mastitis

There are many natural alternatives to Hormone Replacement Therapy (H.R.T.) and its attendant discomfort and dangers. My choice as a starting point contains the following herbs:- Vervain, Wild Yam, Euphorbia, Pulsatilla, Rosehips, Liquorice, Blue Flag, Phytolacca and Sarsaparilla with Bach Flower base of Cerato, Wild Oat and Scleranthus.

Read more: Menopause -Change of Life- Female

Ginger has a place in all types of nauseous responses and my Morning Sickness mix has this herb along with Chamomile, Liquorice, Sarsaparilla, Raspberry Leaf, Hypericum, Vervain, Fennel and St.Mary's Thistle all in concentrated liquid extract form.

Read more: Morning Sickness Treatment

Ovarian Cysts sound like some sort of illness or abnormal occurrence but in fact, every month a cyst forms on either the left or the right hand side ovary in a normally ovulating woman.

Read more: Ovarian Cysts

We all know about the Pancreas because we know it is involved in Diabetes and that it is somehow responsible for managing blood sugar through producing a substance called insulin.

Read more: Pancreatic Conditioning

Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas. The pancreas secretes digestive enzymes into the small intestine through a tube called the pancreatic duct. These enzymes help digest fats, proteins, and carbohydrates in food. The pancreas also releases the hormones insulin and glucagon into the bloodstream. These hormones help the body use the glucose it takes from food for energy.

Read more: Pancreatitis

I treat many ladies for this sort of depression which comes on a few weeks or months after birthing. It can be devastating and long lasting and it is preventable.

Read more: Post Natal Depression

Delivery Support Herbal Mix:

Dose a few drops added to every drink starting with labour and ending after breast feeding is established and comfortable.

Read more: Pre and Post Natal Support

Many adult males begin to experience difficulty in passing urine from middle age onward.

Read more: Prostate Mix

Sjogrens Disease is a chronic inflammatory disorder characterized by excessive dryness of the mouth, eyes and other mucus membranes . It is thought to be an autoimmune disease , however its cause is not really known, it is often associated with Rheumatoid arthritis, lymphoma and lupus. It is more prevalent in women.

Read more: Sjogrens Disease

A very good start toward minimising stretch marks is to get a good Vitamin E cream and add 10% by volume of an extract combination of the herbs Elecampane, Hypericum, Maritime Pine, Equisetum, Slippery Elm and Wheat Grass to it.

Read more: Stretch Marks Prevention

Interestingly this disease was never heard of before antibiotics. Candida albicans is part of our normal gut flora, however when it overpowers the others it is indicative that our lactobacillus friendly flora needs some support.

Read more: Thrush, Candidiasis and Vaginitis

We all know that our thyroid can cause two different types of problems by being either overactive or under active.

Read more: Thyroid Treatment

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