Siam Natural Organics of Thailand recently introduced an a all new FEMM++ Vaginal Restoration Gel with both Pueraria mirifica & the addition of Curcuma comosa liquid SFE ‘green’ extracts. Not only is this a restorative vaginal gel, recent research indicates Curcuma comosa also contains anti-tumor & antioxidant properties.
In Thai traditional medicine, Curcuma comosa has been used for generations as a natural folklore remedy for women who suffer from uterus related problems to relieve pain, retain the uterus to its original position, and tighten the sagging abdominal surface after childbirth. It also tightens the vagina, normalizes the menstrual cycle, nourishes the uterus and vagina, and helps improve female libido by moisturizing the vagina activating natural vaginal lubrication secretions.
Probably the best all natural herbal treatment for vaginal restoration is Thai Kwao Krua Kao (Puerria mirifica), a root tuber used by native people for hundreds of years.
The benefits of the Siam Natural FEMM++ Gel w/Pueraria mirifica are tightening of vaginal muscles, repairing vaginal wall prolapse, relieving premenstrual conditions such as cramps, and providing relief from menopausal symptoms.
Siam Natural Organics now has FEMM++ Vaginal Gel available with the latest Curcuma comosa HG ‘green’ SFE liquid extract making the new FEMM++ w Pueraria mirifica & Curcuma comosa the most powerful herbal feminine restoration gel treatment available.
Additional benefits with the Curcuma comosa HG liquid extract
• Nourishing uterus, cervix and vagina
• Relieving uterus pain & inflammation
• Reducing lipids & cholesterol in the blood that are risk factor for development of Atherosclerosis and the incidence of Cardiovascular disease
• Antioxidant activity
• Tightening vagina & activating vaginal lubrication secretion
• Prevention/treatment of Osteoporosis
Vaginal lubrication is an important factor Curcuma comosa not only tightens the vaginal walls and uterus, it induces secretion of a lubricating fluid naturally produced in a woman’s vagina. Vaginal lubrication or moistness is always present, but production increases significantly during sexual arousal in anticipation of sexual intercourse.
Vaginal dryness is the condition in which this lubrication is insufficient, and sometimes artificial lubricants are used to augment it.
Without sufficient lubrication, sexual intercourse can be painful to women. The vaginal lining has no glands, and therefore the vagina must rely on other methods of lubrication. Plasma seepage from vaginal walls due to vascular engorgement is considered to be the chief lubrication source and the Bartholin’s glands, located slightly below and to the left and right of the introitus (vaginal opening) also secrete mucus to augment vaginal-wall secretions.
The natural female vaginal lubricator fluid contains water, pyridine, squalene, urea, acetic acid, lactic acid, complex alcohols and glycols, ketones, and aldehydes. It can vary in consistency, texture, taste, color, and odor, depending on sexual arousal, the phase of the menstrual cycle, the presence of an infection, certain drugs, genetic factors, and diet.
Vaginal fluid is normally slightly acidic and can become more acidic with certain sexually transmitted diseases. The normal pH of vaginal fluid is between 3.8 and 4.5, whereas male semen is typically between 7.2 and 8.0 (a neutral substance has a pH of 7.0).
The human vagina is innervated by nerves that respond to vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP). As a consequence, VIP induces an increase in vaginal blood flow accompanied by an increase in vaginal lubrication. The findings suggest that VIP may participate in the control of the local physiological changes observed during sexual arousal: genital vasodilation and increase in vaginal lubrication.
Vaginal dryness Insufficient lubrication or vaginal dryness in women can cause dyspareunia, which is a type of sexual pain disorder.
While vaginal dryness is considered an indicator for sexual arousal disorder, male circumcision exacerbates female vaginal dryness during intercourse. Vaginal dryness may also result from insufficient excitement and stimulation or from hormonal changes caused by menopause (potentially causing atrophic vaginitis), pregnancy, or breast-feeding. Irritation from contraceptive creams and foams can also cause dryness, as can fear and anxiety about sexual intimacy.
Certain medications, including some over-the-counter antihistamines, as well as life events such as pregnancy, lactation, menopause, aging or diseases such as diabetes, will inhibit lubrication. Medicines with anticholinergic or sympathomimetic effects will dry out the mucosal or “wet” tissues of the vagina. Such medicines include many common drugs for allergenic, cardiovascular, psychiatric, and other medical conditions. Oral contraceptives may also increase or decrease vaginal lubrication. Older women produce less vaginal lubrication and reduced estrogen levels may be associated with increased vaginal dryness. [references at bottom]
Though they might not talk about it, some women may worry about the size of their vagina and how it affects sexual pleasure, particularly after having a baby. Not a lot of research has been done in this area and because there are so many variables at play in women’s sexuality it is difficult to tell if vagina size and sexual pleasure are linked.
“Our ability to understand size as it relates to sexual function is poorly understood,” Christopher Tarnay, MD, director of the division of female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at the UCLA Medical Center. “But in the last 10 to 15 years, there has been a lot more attention paid to the field of sexual medicine.”
Accommodating and Changeable
The vagina is a very “elastic” organ, says Christine O’Connor, MD, director of adolescent gynecology and well women care at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. It is small enough to hold a tampon in place, but can expand enough to pass a child through. This is because the walls of the vagina are similar to those of the stomach, they have rugae, meaning they fold together to collapse when unused, then expand when necessary. “It doesn’t stay one particular size,” O’Connor says. “It changes to accommodate whatever is going on at that time.” The most commonly used measurements regarding the size of vaginas come from Masters and Johnson’s work from the 1960s. They looked at 100 women who had never been pregnant and found that vagina lengths, unstimulated, range from 2.75 inches to about 3¼ inches. When a woman is aroused, it increased to 4.25 inches to 4.75 inches.
Regardless of how long the vagina is, the area that is thought to be important for most women’s sexual response is the outer one-third.
Antioxidant properties in Curcuma comosa Protection against cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity in mice by Curcuma comosa Roxb.
The protective effect of an ethanol extract of Curcuma comosa against cisplatin-induced renal toxicity in mice was studied. The results suggest that the ethanol extract of C. comosa exhibits effective protection against cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity mediated through its antioxidant activity. Protection against cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity in mice by Curcuma comosa Roxb. ethanol extract.
Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand
Cisplatin is one of the most widely used chemotherapeutic agents for the treatment of several human malignancies. The efficacy of cisplatin is dose dependent, but the significant risk of nephrotoxicity frequently hinders the use of higher doses to maximize its antineoplastic effects. Several advances in our understanding of the biochemical
and molecular mechanisms underlying cisplatin nephrotoxicity have recently emerged, and are reviewed in this article. Evidence is presented for distinct mechanisms of cisplatin toxicity in actively dividing tumor cells versus the normally quiescent renal proximal tubular epithelial cells. The unexpected role of gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase
in cisplatin nephrotoxicity is elucidated. Recent studies demonstrating the ability of proximal tubular cells to metabolize cisplatin to a nephrotoxin are reviewed. The evidence for apoptosis as a major mechanism underlying cisplatin-induced renal cell injury is presented, along with the data exploring the role of specific intracellular pathways that may mediate the programmed cell death. The information gleaned from this review may provide critical clues to novel therapeutic interventions aimed at minimizing cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity while enhancing its antineoplastic efficacy.
Marie H. Hanigan and Prasad Devarajan http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2180401/
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