It's well known that estrogen plays many important roles for women's health, including to their genital organs.
The role of estrogen to female organs as following:
- Thicken vaginal walls or the layer by regenerating new skin cells.
- Stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in the tissue.
- Keep the tissue inside the vagina secreting the fluid for proper moist and healthy pH.
- Stimulate the gland to unleash the lubrication over sexual stimuli.
- Maintain the strength of vaginal muscles and pelvic muscles by increasing the fiber of the muscle.
All of these outcomes will maintain the vaginal functions, performance and health, and therefore, keep the estrogen level maintained becomes an important strategy since it will be declined over the age, imbalance hormonal events, childbirth, and even frequent sex. Other factors such as illness, side effects of certain medications and therapies, and unhealthy lifestyles vary from person to person.
Maintain Estrogen Levels for Vaginal Health and Function
A straight strategy to maintain the level is by replacing it externally either with synthetic estrogen like estradiol therapy or estrogen derived from the plant (phytoestrogen).
Since synthetic estrogens are known to be linked with the cancer onset and cardiovascular events, therefore, use of phytoestrogen now become more popular as it has higher safety profile and can even reduce the risk of cancers. Out of those potential botanical sources with phytoestrogen content, however, only a few of them containing strong profile of isoflavones (the highest form of phytoestrogen instead of lignans and coumesin) due to its mineral components. Pueraria mirifica is one of the best samples.
Pueraria mirifica is a plant natives to Asia, especially in Thailand. The biochemical analysis of P. Mirifica extract has found phytochemical contents such as certain isoflavones called miroestrol, dichloromethane and some others. Both miroestrol and dichloromethane are considered the most active substances with steroid/estrogenic activities like human estrogen and studies found it can induce some changes in the tissue.
A study from the Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibody Hospital, Mahidol University, Thailand, says "Pueraria mirifica 100 and 1,000 mg/kg/day showed an estrogen-like effect on the vaginal and urethral epithelium of ovariectamozied rats."
Similar outcomes also suggested from other studies, including alleviate vaginal dryness symptoms and dyspareunia, improve signs of vaginal atrophy, and restore the atrophy vaginal epithelium in healthy postmenopausal women.
In Thailand, P. Mirifica has been used traditionally for many years to reverse skin-ageing, curing vaginal dryness and vaginal health, and other healthcare. This is a reason why many scientists investigated the therapeutic benefits of P. Mirifica extract and found such conclusions.
Due to its therapeutic benefits, P. Mirifica becomes one of favorites ingredients to be used in female tightening products, especially to rejuvenate female genital organs and overcome vaginal dryness.
Though you cannot expect to make your vagina tighter instantly like using Oak Gall and Witch Hazel due to their tannin contents, however, it's one of the most potent herbs and safe to counter atrophic vagina and rejuvenate vaginal walls and muscles in certain time-frames. Other potent herbs with strong estrogenic activities including Oak Gall, Witch Hazel, Curcuma Comosa, Black Cohosh, and Fenugreek. They all have certain isoflavones with unique mineral components. The different thing between these herbs is, only Oak Gall and Witch Hazel that have tannins content which can constrict the skin instantly and keep the collagen and elastin in the tissue last longer, including those in your vaginal walls and lips. You can learn more detail about these herbs in their pages, including how you can get them all on this page and comparison to other methods.
- Menopause. 2009 Mar-Apr;16(2):350-6 - A study from Mahidol University that found the phytoestrogen of P. Mirifica affects the layer and tissue of ovariectamozied rats.
- Fitoterapia 2008 Dec,19(7-9) 509-14 - Dicholoromethane showed a human-like estrogen activity.
- http://ovidsp.tx.ovid.com/sp-3.23.1b/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&PAGE=fulltext&D=ovft&AN=00042192-200714050-00022&NEWS=N&CSC=Y&CHANNEL=PubMed - Effect of P. Mirifica on vaginal health.
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