Is this what normal feels like?
For the first time in a long time I made it through a monthly cycle without all the premenstrual symptoms I’ve grown accustomed with endometriosis. Including super sore boobs. Nope. Not this month.
For the first time in a long time my luteal phase remained above the cover line. This was enough to convince myself that I surely had to be pregnant.
While that turned out not to be the case, my period pain was pretty mild. I did get some cramping on the first day, but it wasn’t the kind that knocks me out and I didn’t pass the clots that I normally do.
This made me stop and think: What’s different?
This question prompted a reminder: I’d been incorporating the herb Manjistha (or rubia cordifolia) on a regular basis.
Manjistha is an Ayurvedic herb that comes from a climbing medicinal plant. It’s considered to be one of the most valuable herbs in Ayurvedic medicine and has been used since ancient times.
The power of Manjistha is seen in the fact that it helps bind to toxins in our blood and in between our cells so they can be removed from our bodies.
Essentially Manjistha helps get your lymphatic system moving, which improves the functioning of your immune system. A lot of the premenstrual symptoms I’ve grown accustomed to (including sore boobs) is related to a clogged lymphatic system.
By incorporating this powerful herb into my routine… no sore breasts last cycle.
When my period arrived I took some Manjistha in water and it did help to relieve some of my pain. Come to find out that it’s great for menstrual problems since it purifies your blood and regulates blood clots.
Like I mentioned, no clots last go round either 🙂
Often times Manjistha is used to prevent miscarriage and stop excessive uterine bleeding.
Manjistha is said to cleanse the uterus. It can also help with irregular menstruation. I saw this first hand on my BBT chart that showed a clear ovulation and a longer than normal luteal phase, something that’s been missing from my life since my miscarriage last year.
Manjistha can also be helpful for urinary system disorders as well as skin conditions such as eczema or acne. These improvements correlate to the improvement of your lymphatic system with the aid of Manjistha.
In addition, Manjistha helps to control irritated nerves and pacifies the mind so it is good for stress relief.
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Quality of the Herb Counts
I should mention that I’ve been taking Manjistha in tablet form for awhile now. The difference last month was the quality of the herb I consumed. I switched to the powdered version of Manjistha from Banyan Botanicals.
This version is organic (the capsule I was taking was not). According to Banyan Botanical’s web site, Organic herbs are vibrant with more prana, or essential life energy which provides even greater benefits…
I can definitely atest to this. Also, I think that the powdered version had a greater impact since my body didn’t have to break down the shell of a pill. Instead my intake was pure and to the point.
While I noticed benefits from taking the capsule, I noticed remarkable differences with Banyan Botanicals version. Highly recommended 🙂
To note: I’d start off with a low dose. Since this powerful herb works to release toxins I did notice some mild detox effects at first (headache, nausea, etc). Listen to your body.
On the Positive Side?
While I was familiar with some of the benefits of Manjistha in regards to its positive influence on the lymphatic system, I wasn’t aware of all the benefits this magnificent herb has on the uterus.
Since this is the focal point for endometriosis it seems relevant to include an herb that can cleanse and detoxify this central organ.
I definitely experienced the benefits last cycle and plan to continue to keep Manjistha in my herbal rotation. I actually enjoy the taste of it and the powdered version can be dropped in warm water as tea 🙂
You can order Manjistha directly from Banyan Botanicals or they also sell it on Amazon.
What about you? Have you tried Manjistha? I’d love to hear about your experiences….