What are the applications of motherwort in gynecology and obstetrics?

- May 21, 2020-

The main chemical components of the motherwort are alkaloids (isobase, hydrosoda, oxazole, emeno, pyridine, pyridoxine, volatile oil, fatty acids, etc.), containing zinc, copper, manganese, iron and other trace elements.

Some applications in the field of obstetrics and gynecology:

◆Postpartum haemorrhage, incessant lochia

The motherwort has the function of excited uterine muscle, its active ingredient is the emulator, so that the uterine contraction strength increases, the frequency is accelerated, promoting residual tissue and blood discharge, muscle pressure contraction hemorrhage; Bidirectional regulation of coagulation factor expression, so that the surface vasoconstriction hemostasis, reduce the amount of lochia and vaginal bleeding time. Therefore, it can be used for incomplete abortion, postpartum bleeding, uterine resuscitation and post-partum bad dew and so on.

◆Menstrual disorders with reduced menstrual volume

It during menstruation can excite the inner wall of the uterus to reflex cervix relaxation and uterine emptying contraction, so it can be used for menstruation, and suitable for patients with poor menstruation and reduced menstrual volume.

motherwort in gynecology and obstetrics

◆Primary dysmenorrhea

A careful reader friend will ask: If motherwort is exciting to the uterus, how can it treat dysmenorrhea?

We first came to understand why dysmenorrhea occurs. The high content of PGF2alpha during menstruation can cause excessive contraction of uterine smooth muscle, vasospasm, and cause uterine ischemia and hypoxia.

Experiments have confirmed that :it has inhibitory effect on the smooth muscle spasms of the uterus, so that the smooth muscle of the uterus from strong straight contraction to rhythmic contraction, and smooth muscle tone decreased to relieve uterine spasms, so it can be explained in a sense from the effect of the treatment of pain, but the Chinese medicine composition is complex, it can not be ruled out that this is the result of the interaction of many components.

◆Gynaecological inflammation

The alkaloids in motherwort have certain anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. Clinically, various medicines made of that are also widely used in genital inflammation, such as chronic pelvic inflammation, cervicitis, etc. The anti-inflammatory effect may be related to its improvement of local blood circulation, reduction of exudation and acceleration of absorption.

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