I’m always trying to find new, natural ways to help my Lichen Sclerosus, and one thing that has popped up is Maca. Maca is a native plant, a herb, grown in Peru. I never knew anything about Maca, and why it is good for you – but then I went to a health food store where a lovely lady introduced me to it. And since you all know that I am very open about most stuff, including my lovely yoni (life wouldn’t be as fun without it), I asked her what I could use for my vaginal issues and she introduced me to Maca.
Currently I cannot find any research done regarding Maca its benefits on Lichen Sclerosus per se, but I can definitely see a connection there.
The Maca root contains estrogen properties and studies show that it may be beneficial for women going through menopause, and it can also, supposedly, help with sexual dysfunction. It is also a very strong antioxidant (!).
– > LS often occurs in post-menopausal women and this may be due to an estrogen deficiency (there is a lot of guessing when it comes to LS because the research is pretty much slim to none).
However, looking back, I can’t tell you the amount of money I’ve spent on various creams for LS, including estrogen creams. The cream was to be put on the inflamed area to soften the skin and not make it as rigid. Therefore – what is better than trying to work with the condition from the inside out?
I’ve taken Maca capsules for about 2.5 months now, and I cannot really pinpoint any “betterness” thanks to Maca, since I do so many things to try and heal myself (I am not a person to patiently wait around, unfortunately). But I would definitely not rule it out – because right now my skin isn’t as bad as it can sometimes be. Also, I would probably go with a maca powder next time instead of the capsules because the bioavailability would be better.