Women's health

10 Natural Remedies for Uterine Fibroids

October 7th, 2015

Fibroids, are extremely common and generally non-cancerous muscular tumors of the uterus. The exact cause of fibroids is still not known. Factors like genetics, hormones, abnormalities in the blood vessel or vascular system are responsible for fibroids.

There are surgical and non surgical treatments available for the treatment of fibroids. Along with it, you can also practice home remedies for it, which will help you to heal better and faster. To know more about Uterine fibroids visit the link here.

Following are the top 10 natural remedied for uterine fibroids.

1. Castor Oil Pack

Apply a castor oil pack on the abdomen, as it helps in stimulating the circulatory along with lymphatic systems by increasing lymphocytes to eliminate toxins that can cause disease. Castor oil also contains anti-inflammatory properties as it contains ricinoleic acid. If you are menstruating or trying to conceive, then avoid this method. You can relieve yourself in the following way:

  1. Saturate a piece of wool flannel in castor oil.
  2. Place it gently on your abdomen and cover it with a plastic wrap.
  3. Place a heating pad or hot water bottle over it and cover it again with an old piece of cloth.
  4. Leave the entire setup for about one hour, and later remove it.
  5. Repeat minimum 2 times a week for at minimum a month, to see the improvement.

2. Chasteberry

Chasteberry is an excellent herbal solution, which is used to maintain hormonal balance, lower estrogen levels and also reduces inflammation. Use 25 to 30 drops of Chasteberry tincture three times a day. It may reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills, so use it appropriately.

3. Milk Thistle

It helps to metabolize and get rid of excess of estrogen. Estrogen contributes to fibroid growth as it stimulates cells to release growth factors, which in turn. Consumption of 10 to 25 drops of a tincture of this herb for three times a day for minimum 3 months can give appropriate results.

4. Dandelion

It is believed that, poor liver function leads to poor elimination of excess hormones, which contributes to fibroids. Dandelion also helps in liver detoxification and clearing excess estrogen from your body.
Boil around three tablespoons of dandelion root in three and one-half cups of water.
Let it simmer for around 15 minutes and then turn off the heat, later allow it to steep for another 15 minutes before straining it.
Drink this tea minimum 2 times a day for at least three months to get the desired result.

5. Green Tea

Green tea contains a compound called Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). EGCG inhibits the growth of fibroid cells, thus increasing their death rate. It is an anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative and has an antioxidant effect. Along with the size of fibroids, green tea can reduce the severity of fibroid symptoms too.
Drink two cups of green tea daily for several months. You can also consider taking two 400 mg green tea capsules.

6. Milk

Milk has sometimes proven to reduce fibroids by 30%. The mechanism behind it is still not known. It is believed that, calcium in dairy products may help in reducing cell proliferation.
If you are additionally suffering from anemia, then combine milk with blackstrap molasses, which will help in combating anemia caused by heavy bleeding due to fibroids. To consume milk with blackstrap molasses, mix one or two tablespoons of blackstrap molasses in warm milk of around three-quarters cup. Drink it once or twice a day regularly for some months, to get the desired effect.

7. Burdock Root Tea

Burdock root is known to improve the metabolisation of estrogen by increasing the liver’s ability. This property of burdock root, helps in reducing fibroids. Lignan arctigenin is present in high amount on Burdock root tea, thus of great help in reducing the size of fibroids and almost inhibit the growth of new tumor.
Burdock Root tea can be consumed in either of the two ways:

  1. Take a cup of hot water and add one teaspoon of dried burdock root and let it steep for 10 to 15 minutes. After steeping it for the appropriate time, strain it. Consume this tea three times a day.
  2. Take 10 to 25 drops of burdock root tincture alternatively, three times per day.

8. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has been at times proved to be helpful in reducing fibroid symptoms. It is because, it helps to remove toxins from the body. It also promotes fat loss. It’s at times, reduces the size of fibroids too.

  1. In a glass of water, add 1 teaspoon of organic apple cider vinegar.
  2. To make it tastier, you can add artificial sweetener or add one tablespoon of blackstrap molasses.
  3. Drink it daily and gradually increase the dosage from one teaspoon to one or two tablespoons per glass of apple cider vinegar.

9. Garlic

Garlic is known to be naturally antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These properties help to discourage the growth of tumors and uterine fibroids. Eating around four garlic cloves daily can be very helpful. If you find the garlic taste and odor, too strong, then consume a glass of milk followed by it.

10. Indian Gooseberry (Amla)

Amla is also an antioxidant and immunomodulator and is an excellent Ayurveda remedy to reduce symptoms as well as fibroids.

  1. Mix one teaspoon each of Indian gooseberry powder with honey.
  2. Consume this as the first thing in the morning daily and continue for at least a few months.

Additionally, do regular exercise and drink plenty of water to remove toxins from the body.Also, consume high fiber diets and green leafy vegetable. Red meat and ham will play a bad role in decreasing your fibroids. In case, you feel that, you are developing fibroids or developing similar symptoms, then relax and visit the doctor first. The symptoms can also be due to various reasons and it’s bad to jump to a conclusion at so early stage. Try using the above remedies as a helping hand and the doctor’s medicines should always be taken as a priority.

If you are looking for a treatment by an expert gynecologist in your city, then below are links for best gynecologists in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, Bangalore and Delhi.

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