Relieve endometriosis with these herbal active ingredients – Heilpraxis

Curcumin, quercetin and resveratrol for endometriosis

Many women of childbearing age suffer from endometriosis and it is not uncommon for symptoms to be misjudged as normal period pain. Therefore, the diagnosis is often relatively surprising and the question remains how relief can be achieved.

However, with currently available therapies, the disease is difficult to control in the long term. A possible complementary approach diet change formulary, with experts recommending an anti-inflammatory diet against endometriosis.

Effect on endometriosis studied

A Portuguese research team from the Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade do Porto has investigated to what extent active herbal ingredients curcumin, quercetin and resveratrol can help relieve endometriosis. The results were published in the specialized journal “Phytotherapy Research”.

Based on an evaluation of existing scientific studies on the effects of curcumin, resveratrol, and quercetin on the Pathophysiology of endometriosis the researchers tried to determine the effect of the three active plant substances. All in all thirty postsincluding a clinical study, were considered.

Versatile positive effects

According to the research team, curcumin, quercetin and resveratrol have positive effects on the mechanisms of inflammationfrom oxidative stressthe cell proliferationinvasion and accession apoptosis (programmed cell death) angiogenesis (growth of blood vessels) and Glucose and lipid metabolism.

The described effects point to a palliative effect on endometriosis conclude, demonstrating the potential benefits of curcumin, quercetin and resveratrol for the treatment of endometriosis, experts say.

Still keep still more clinical studies are requiredto verify the real effectiveness of the three herbal substances in endometriosis in humans.

Especially healthy vegetable ingredients

However, curcumin, quercetin, and resveratrol are not only known for their anti-endometriosis effects, but also for a variety of other health benefits particularly interesting polyphenols.

Each of the three herbal substances has already been used in previous studies. powerful positive health effects From curcumin’s anti-disease effects in children to resveratrol’s protection against heart disease, stroke and inflammation to quercetin’s high blood pressure reduction.

What foods contain the substances?

A higher proportion of curcumin, quercetin and resveratrol in the nutrition so it seems advisable.

While curcumin is contained in the root of turmeric and can be used as a spice in numerous dishes Quercetin and resveratrol in different plants before, which can also be easily integrated into the diet. Foods with a higher content are:

The three herbal active ingredients are also available as Dietary supplements also available in capsule or powder form. However, before an application must Medical consultation be maintained to avoid unwanted side effects and interactions with other drugs. (fp)

Author and source of information

This text corresponds to the requirements of the specialized medical literature, medical guidelines and current studies and has been reviewed by medical professionals.


  • Mariana Hipólito-Reis, Ana Catarina Neto, Delminda Neves: Impact of curcumin, quercetin, or resveratrol on the pathophysiology of endometriosis: a systematic review; In: Phytotherapy Research (published May 18, 2022),

Important note:
This article contains general advice only and should not be used for self-diagnosis or treatment. It cannot replace a visit to the doctor.


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