Endometriosis is a common gynecological disease, found in 10% of women. This proportion rises to nearly 40% among those who suffer from chronic pelvic pain during menstruation. Pierre Franchomme, the “father” of the scientific use of essential oils gives his proven protocol to put an end to pain and endometriosis.
Endometriosis is a fairly common gynecological disease since it affects one in ten women. It is characterized by recurrent pelvic pain that is sometimes very acute, especially during menstruation. Outside the period of menstruation, patients may also suffer during sexual intercourse (dyspareunia) or when urinating.
Endometriosis: from chronic pain to sterility
During menstruation, the uterine lining disintegrates, peels and is eliminated through the vagina… except that certain cells of this endometrium are propelled into the fallopian tubes and the abdominal cavity at the level of the ovaries, peritoneum and bladder, and even in the rib cage on the lungs, migrating through blood or lymph!
This phenomenon, in the majority of women, does not cause any symptoms, because the endometrial cells having migrated are immediately phagocytosed and eliminated by the macrophages of the immune system. However, in 10 to 20% of women, mainly those around their thirties, menstruation causes dull pain, of varying intensity, from mild to intense, even unbearable in some cases, localized in the abdomen: typically pelvic pain, but also epigastric. These dysmenorrhea, known as endometriosis, can eventually lead to sterility.
Insufficient conventional treatments
The causes of this disease would be both genetic and epigenetic. The diagnosis is made today by ultrasound, sometimes by MRI or laparoscopy. Hormonal treatment aimed at suspending menstruation does not solve the basic problem, as does surgery, which is not exempt from recurrences. Aromatherapy proves to be of great help, both in the reduction of pain and in their gradual disappearance, without it being possible to understand all the mechanisms.
Endometriosis: the essential oil of tarragon and nutmeg from Africa at the rescudo
The first empirical use of tarragon essential oil (Artemisia dracunculus) confirmed not only its remarkable analgesic properties when applied to the skin, but also the improvement, period after period, of this disease.
Scientific research is now lifting part of the veil as to its pain-relieving properties.
The methyl-ether phenols (chavicol methyl-ether and eugenol methyl-ether) act both on the pain receptors located at the end of the sensory nerves of the abdomen on the one hand, and on the other hand on the receptors located along the fibers of the spinal cord.
Another target, that of the immune system and more particularly, macrophages. Their stimulation by the essential oil of African nutmeg (Monodora myristica) makes it possible to eliminate more quickly the traveling cells of the endometrium at the origin of the symptoms.
Protocol for using essential oils (EO):
– Apply 6 to 10 drops of organic tarragon EO(1) mixed in 6 to 10 drops of calophylle vegetable oil to the stomach, 2 or 3 times a day at the very beginning and during the painful crisis.
– Put 2 drops of HE of African nutmeg on a neutral tablet and let it melt in the mouth, to be repeated 2 to 3 times a day before meals, as a cure for 5 days a week for 3 months.
Source and additional information
(1) Beware of tarragon essential oils from conventional crops, the grass is always sprayed with pesticides!
To learn more about tarragon, consult the book “The science of medical essential oils” by Pierre Franchomme, published by Guy Trédaniel, pages 257-258 and 432-433.
Pierre Franchomme is a leader in the field of medicinal essential oils. A true pioneer since 1975, he is notably the discoverer of several essential oils that are essential today such as ravintsara, tea tree, radiated eucalyptus, immortelle, fragrant inule… His immense research work has posed the basics of aromatic pharmacology, leading him to impose the fundamental notion of “chemotype” and to collaborate with prestigious organizations: Institut Pasteur in Paris, Faculty of Medicine in Toulouse, CNRS, and many others. Pierre Franchomme is also a teacher in Aromatherapy and founder of the humanitarian association Aromatherapy Without Borders.