Pre Menstrual Syndrome 81 – Pre-menstrual Syndrome and Chinese Herbs- White Pony ( Bai Shao)

January 19, 2009 by Ginseng Reviews and Tips  
Filed under Chinese Herbs

Premenstrual syndrome effects over 70% to 90% of women before menopause in the US and less for women in Southeast Asia because of their difference in living style and social structure. The occurrence of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) have more than doubled over the past 50 years due to the acceptance of it as a medical condition that is caused by unhealthy diet with high in saturated food. Premenstrual syndrome is defined as faulty function of the ovaries related to the women’s menstrual cycle, it effects a women’s physical and emotional state, and sometimes interferes with daily activities as a result of hormone fluctuation. The syndrome occurs one to two weeks before menstruation and then declines when the period starts. In this article, we will discuss How Chinese herbs white pony ( bai shao) effects women with PMS.

I. Definition

White pony is an ancient Chinese herbal medicine which has been used in traditional Chinese medicine in treating liver infection and respiratory problem. It contains several chemical compounds including paeoniflorin, tanin acid, sistosterol, paeonin,benzoylpaeoniflorin, benzoic acid, ? sitosterol, gallotannin, etc.

II. How Chinese herbs White pony ( bai shao) effects women with PMS.

1. Breast tenderness and water retention

White pony root contains paeoniflorin which is a chemical agent have a diuretic effects for women in PMS resulting in lessening the breast tenderness and water retention. It also helps to improve immune system against tissues swelling, forming of irregular cell growth and reduce inflammation caused by physical impact causing damaged tissues.

2. Premenstrual pain and cramps

The chemical agent tannin acid in white pony ( bai shao) besides helps to improve kidney function in treating water retention, it also helps to reduce the spam of blood vessels resulting in lessening the risk of abdominal cramp caused by blood stagnation in the abdominal region.

3. Nervous system

It also contains sistosterol which is one of several phytoscholesterols with chemical structure similar to that of cholesterol, it helps to inhibit the levels of bad cheolesterol in the bloodstream resulting in improving the transportation of oxygen and nutrients to the brain cells need, thereby, decreasing the symptoms of fatigue, tiredness and depression.

4. Liver function

Resin extracted from white pony helps to detoxify the liver against any toxins accumulation, thereby increasing the liver function in carbohydrate metabolism and regulating the function of pancreas in insulin production resulting lessening the risk of insulin fluctuation for some women with PMS.

5. Anti spamming

It also contains chemical compound paeonin which has been proven to be effective in reducing the uterus muscle spam for some women with PMS resulting in reducing the menstrual pain and cramps caused over active uterus muscles.

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Thanks to Kyle J. Norton for contributing this article to our Ginseng blog:

“Let Take Care Your Health, Your Health Will Take Care You” Kyle J. Norton
I have been studying natural remedies for disease prevention for over 20 years and working as a financial consultant since 1990. Master degree in Mathematics, teaching and tutoring math at colleges and universities before joining insurance industries.

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