Maintaining a healthy reproductive system has always been a woman's responsibility. It is mostly due to her contribution to the continuation of human life. The "ovary" is an important component of a woman's reproductive system. The importance of ovaries, natural approaches, and advice to maintain a healthy reproductive system, and the role of medicinal herbs will be discussed in today's article.
Ovary: A Part of the Female Reproductive System
The reproductive system of a woman is complex and plays an important part in her overall health and well-being. The health of the female reproductive system is maintained by the ovaries. The primary purpose of the ovaries is to produce eggs for fertilization, and the secondary function is to produce reproductive hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. These hormones are involved in the normal development of the reproductive system and fertility. However, ovarian diseases such as ovarian cysts, ovarian cancer, menstrual cycle problems, and polycystic ovarian syndrome affect many women (1, 2).
Diet plays an important role
We all agree that food is medicine. Healthy foods can prevent dysfunctions of ovaries and their symptoms. Some of the popular food sources may include,
- Lean protein-rich sources like fish, skinless white meat poultry, lentils, beans, and egg whites.
- Vegetables and fruits: source of antioxidant (fighting against free radicals to prevent cancer). Take a diet rich in onions and tomatoes especially red ones, citrus fruits, berries, dark leafy greens, broccoli, and winter squash.
- Whole grains: provide protein, fiber, and antioxidants. Eat high-fiber carbohydrate sources for blood sugar and appetite control.
- Nuts and seeds: rich in healthy fats like omega 3 fatty acids and unsaturated fatty acids (3, 4).
However, in addition to eating well-balanced food, leading a healthy lifestyle has a substantial impact.
Tips for Healthy Reproductive System
Here are a few tips that can be used daily.
- Adapting health lifestyles
- Stay away from smoking, recreational and prescription drug usage
- Avoid too much alcohol and caffeine consumption
- Manage stress
- Healthy eating
- Weight management
- Boost blood flow
- Add supplements
- Reduce environmental exposure
- Do exercise (5)
Grand Health’s® Herbal Remedy: Another Way?
Grand Health's® Women's Herbal Essence is made purely with herbs that have been used as traditional medicine in many parts of the world for centuries. This herbal blend is full of bioactive, which provides youthfulness, hormonal balance, regulates menstruation, increases energy, reduces stress, controls mood swings, supports fertility, revives sex drive, and provides a better night's sleep. The product is 100% vegan and exclusive for women between the age of 35-55. Let us investigate individual ingredients and their popular evidence identified by researchers around the world.
Saffron: Saffron is harvested by hand from the stigma of the flower called “crocus sativus". Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world. It is rich in bioactive compounds namely "crocin, crocetin, safranal, kaempferol", they are regarded as powerful antioxidants (compounds fighting against free radicals). These bioactive compounds may improve mood and treat depression symptoms, help in the reduction of premenstrual symptoms (physical, emotional, and psychological), heal inflammation, digestive issues, and improve conditions affecting the female reproductive system. Moreover, it is used as an aphrodisiac substance for both men and women, especially for people who are taking depression pills (6).
Royal Jelly: Royal jelly is a natural material produced by the hypopharyngeal and mandibular glands of worker honeybees. This secretion is formed in the worker bee's stomach due to the incomplete digestion of honeydew. Royal jelly is a natural product and is authentically used as food and medicine in China. It is known to have positive impacts on female fertility, osteoporosis, pre-menopausal symptoms, and improved hormonal balance and quality of ovules in females. They also have antibacterial, immunomodulatory, anti-aging, antioxidant, neuroprotective, and immune system boosting properties (7).
Maca: Roots of maca are widely used as dietary supplements, food, and medicine in Peru. Maca stimulates the endocrine system and helps to maintain hormonal balance in women. As an herbal medicine it has been used to improve sexual function, fertility, a person's sexual drive & performance, avoid discomfort in pre-menopausal symptoms, balance hormones, stress, and increase energy. One of the best ways to add maca to the diet is by mixing it with smoothies, hot cereals, breakfast, muffins, or beverages (8).
Rhodiola: It is also known as the golden root that has been used as traditional medicine in Russia, Scandinavia, and other countries. Rhodiola has been extensively studied as an adaptogen with various health-promoting effects such as increasing physical endurance, productivity, longevity, and treating tiredness, depression, and stress. Moreover, "in Siberia, a bouquet of roots is still given to couples before marriage to enhance fertility and assure the birth of healthy children ''(9,10).
Schisandra and vitex: Both herbs are so popular to elevate menopausal symptoms (like hot flashes, sweating, and heart palpitations), balance fertility hormones, prevent miscarriage, restore menstruation, and treat irregular periods (11,12).
In simple words, the ovaries contain eggs and produce hormones, while the uterus feeds and houses the developing fetus. It's vital to remember that what we eat and how we live can have an impact on the reproductive system's performance. In many circumstances, especially with busy lives, Grand Health’s Women's Herbal Essence can be added as an alternative supplement to the diet regularly. If you're interested in learning more about our product, go to https://www.grand-health.com/ now.
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