Dr. Daniel’s Fem-Care.

There are excellent herbal medicines to treat all gynaecological problems. Dr. Daniel’s Fem-Care is an optimized combination of such plants which will streamline the female reproductive system and make a women feel happy to be a woman. The plants used in Fem-Care, their active principles and their clinically proven activities are summarized below.

  1. Lodhra (Symplocos cochinsinensis Lour.) Bark contains two new phenolic glycosides, symconoside A  and Symconoside B. It is used as a specific remedy for uterine complaints, vaginal and menstrual disorders like menorrhagia and leucorrhoea.
  2. Ashoka (Saraca indica Baker.) The bark contains lignan glycosides like lyoniside and nudiposide, flavonoids and catechin. It is  given as a tonic to ladies in case of uterine disorders, disorders of menstrual cycle and for menorrhagia. It is also antioxytocic.It is extensively used in stomachache, and as a blood purifier, hypothermic and diuretic. S. indica is an excellent medicine for  uterine bleeding associated with fibroids, leucorrhoea and menstrual disturbances without producing any side effects. It is also used for stimulating uterus, endometrium and ovarian tissues.
  3. Vad (Ficus benghalensis Linn.) The stem bark contains bengalenoside, procyanidin, β-sitosterol, meso-inositol and ketones.    The bark is useful in menorrhagia, leucorrhoea and other vaginal disorders and is found to cure diarrhoea and dysentery.  
  4. Pipal (Ficus religiosa Linn.) The bark contains bergapten, steroids, proanthocyanins and a serine protease named religiosin. For many vaginal diseases, a decoction from  the bark is employed to cleanse the vagina as a wash. A decoction prepared from the bark is given as a drink for patients with difficult menstruation or even absence of menstruation. For pregnant ladies who have a tendency or fear of abortion, bark powder is given.
  5. Udumber (Ficus racemosa Linn.) Bark contains ceryl behenate, lupeol, α-amyrin and β-sitosterol and gluanol acetate. It is highly effective in threatened abortions, gonorrhoea, menorrhagia, leucorrhoea and vaginal diseases.
  6. Dhataki (Woodfordia fruticosa Kurz.) Flowers yield glycosides of cyanidin, quercetin, chrysophanol, ellagitannins and β-sitosterol. They are used as a blood purifier and specific to uterine diseases like menorrhagia and leucorrhoea. They are also used in preventing abortion, healing ulcers, dysentery and diarrhoea.
  7. Shataveri (Asperagus racemosus Willd.) The root tubers are traditionally used in Ayurveda to increase milk secretion, size  of mammary glands and uterine weight, rectify various menstrual disorders and threatened abortion and are useful in dysmenorrhoea and threatened abortion. It is effective in the treatment of dysfunctional uterine bleeding by healing of the endometrium stimulated by endometrial microvascular thrombosis caused by high doses of phytoestrogens resulting in a regularized menstrual cycle. It provides significant relief from pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) and  post-menopausal symptoms.
  8. Ardusi (Adhatoda vasica Nees.) The leaves of the plant contain an essential oil and alkaloids vasicine, vasicinone, deoxyvasicine and maiontone.  Vasicine is shown to stop post-partem haemorrhage and possesses marked uterine stimulant activity.
  9. Manjishta (Rubia cordifolia Linn.) It contains anthraquinones like manjisthin and rubiadin and cyclic peptides like RA-VII. Manjishtha has a marked effect on the female reproductive organs. It is useful in treating various gynaecological problems like white discharge and irregular menstruation. It is also a uterine stimulant.                  
  10. Mari (Piper nigrum Linn.) Piperine and other alkaloids of Pepper are well-known bioenhancers which potentiate the absorption and activities of other components in the drug.                              

Available in bottles containing 60 capsules.
Dose: Two capsules a day, one in the morning and other in the evening.

Gynaecological problems

From before puberty to after menopause, a woman’s body is constantly changing and developing. Most women experience some unpleasant or uncomfortable symptoms during their menstrual cycle. They may be psychological or gastrointestinal symptoms. Amenorrhea, Dysmenorrhea  and Menorrhagia are the most common problems seen in women. Leucorrhea , uterine hemorrhage and other uterine disorders also are common.

Amenorrhoea (absence of  menstrual periods) can be of primary and secondary types. Primary amenorrhoea is a condition where menstruation cycles never begin. It may be caused by developmental problems such as the congenital absence of the uterus, failure of the ovary to receive or maintain egg cells, and genetic diseases such as 5-alpha-reductase deficiency which causes one to be intersex. Also, delay in pubertal development will lead to primary amenorrhoea. Secondary amenorrhoea (menstruation cycles ceasing) is often caused by hormonal disturbances from the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland, from premature menopause or intrauterine scar formation. It is identified by the absence of menses for three months in a woman.

Dysmenorrhea indicates excessively painful periods that interfere with daily activities. It is also used synonymously with menstrual cramps. Dysmenorrhea includes all types of pain ranging from sharp, throbbing, dull, nauseating, burning, or shooting pain. Dysmenorrhea may precede menstruation by several days or may accompany it, and it usually subsides as menstruation tapers off. Dysmenorrhea may coexist with excessively heavy blood loss (Menorrhagia). Secondary dysmenorrhea occurs with a diseasedisorder, or structural abnormality either within or outside the uterus.

Menorrhagia or Hematomunia is an abnormally heavy and prolonged menstrual period at regular intervals. Menorrhagia can be caused by abnormal blood clotting, disruption of normal hormonal regulation of periods, or disorders of the endometrial lining of the uterus. Depending upon the cause, it may be associated with abnormally painful periods (dysmenorrhea).

Leucorrhoea is a medical term that denotes a thick, whitish or yellowish vaginal discharge. There are many causes of leucorrhoea, the usual one being estrogen imbalance. The amount of discharge may increase due to vaginal infection or STDs, and also it may disappear and reappear from time to time, This discharge can keep occurring for years in which case it becomes more yellow and foul-smelling. It is usually a non-pathological symptom secondary to inflammatory conditions of vagina or cervix.