In female anatomy, the fallopian tubes connect the ovaries to the womb or uterus and transport the egg or ovum to the womb. Fertilization of the egg also usually occurs here. Infertility can be a distressing condition for couples, and in almost a third of cases, infertility is attributed to fallopian tube blockage. This prevents fertilization or pregnancy. One or both fallopian tubes may be blocked by mucus plugs, debris or fluid or scar tissue. In some cases, herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine can remove the fallopian tube blockage.
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How Herbs Unblock Fallopian Tubes
Certain herbal remedies work by reducing inflammation and irritation in the fallopian tubes. Active substances found in these herbs can help to soften or break down scar tissue and adhesions and dissolve cell debris and mucus plugs. They also decrease inflammation and remove scar tissue caused by an ectopic pregnancy or by infections such as gonorrhea, Chlamydia and tuberculosis. Herbal remedies are administered by drinking as a tea or tonic, swallowing an herbal pill or capsule or by using a tampon containing the herbal medicines. The active substances are then carried by the blood stream to the fallopian tubes.
The Herbs Leonurus (Yi Mu Cao) and Siegesbeckia (Xi Xian Cao)
These herbal remedies are used together in traditional Chinese medicine to remove blockages in the fallopian tubes caused by a variety of reasons. In clinical studies conducted in China, the herbs Yi Mu Cao and Xi Xian Cao proved to clear blocked fallopian tubes within 10 days in most women.
The Enzyme Serrapeptase
Partial or complete obstructions caused by scar tissue in the fallopian tubes are caused by infections, injuries or inflammation. Traditional Chinese medicine herbs for fallopian tube blockages are also used in conjunction with an enzyme called serrapeptase. This enzyme works to break down scar tissue and cystic tissue in the fallopian tubes and promote blood circulation in all the reproductive organs.
Common Herbs Used in Chinese Medicine
Herbs are biologically active medicines and can have powerful effects on the body. Other herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat blockages in the fallopian tubes and for overall reproductive health include Corydalis root, chamomile, red clover, Calendula, Astralgus root, Ligusticum, green tea and garlic.
This method is used to administer some herbal remedies used to treat blocked fallopian tubes. The herbs are brewed in a small amount of hot water to make a strong tea. An organic cotton tampon is then placed in the mixture to absorb as much of the liquid as possible and the soaked medicated tampon is inserted into the body. This is best done before sleeping so that the herbs will be better absorbed by the body.