Botanical medicine in the toxemia of pregnancy.
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Toxicosis of pregnant women is a pathological condition that appears during pregnancy. They are divided into early (vomiting, dermatoses) and late (accompanied by edema, nephropathy). The appearance of toxicosis correlates with the General health of the pregnant woman and the presence of concomitant diseases. Also different severity of toxicosis in each case.
The name toxicosis suggests that the child’s bearing is accompanied by a change in metabolic processes in the mother’s body (the proportion of toxic products increases). Alteration occurs under physiological needs of the fetus. Increases the load on all organs and systems of the mother’s body.
Manifestations of toxicosis may also include:
2. Heart palpitation
3. Weakness, apathy.
4. Exacerbation of the neuro-psychological state.
Changes in diet regimen and composition can play a significant role. It is important to eat in small portions and at short intervals. Thus, the load on the enzyme systems of the gastrointestinal tract is carefully and economically given.
Medicinal plants play a special role in toxicosis, since their safety profile is higher than any synthetic analogues.
During pregnancy, it is important to choose plants carefully. It is unacceptable to use strong herbs containing biologically active substances with a narrow therapeutic profile.
It is necessary to rinse the mouth with infusions of plants containing high concentrations of essential oils (ginger, Melissa, mint, eucalyptus, saxifrage). This helps to improve the taste sensations that are often distorted during pregnancy.
Also important is the reception of herbs with soothing properties (blue cyanosis, lavender essential oil, Valerian). The reasons for this lie in the fact that neuropsychic reactions are exacerbated, and increased sensitivity to external stimuli. During pregnancy, clinically manifested close physiological relationship between the endocrine system and the nervous system.
In the case of edema, it is necessary to expand the Arsenal of medicinal herbs. For this purpose, first of all, herbs with proven non-toxic properties that enhance diuresis are prescribed. These include corn silk, artisitically. A special mention requires a birch leaf. This plant contains resinous substances and essential oils. In turn, the body tries to remove essential oils through the kidneys, improving their functional activity and increasing the potential of detoxification properties of the body.