Fibroids, especially uterine fibroids, are a common occurrence in more than 40 per cent of women though in most cases these growths go undetected. Although these are benign tumors but they require treatment or they result in severe abdominal cramping accompanied with unexplained bleeding.
Fibroids can be diminished in size using very effective herbal remedies.
Best Herbs for Fibroids
Chaste tree can be found growing in Europe and has been used since ancient times to treat various gynaecological disorders such as PMS, breast tenderness and fibroids. The herb works by stimulating the pituitary gland to produce required amounts of progesterone and estrogen in the body.
When the hormones are balanced it results in reduction of fibroid growth. The herb is sold in the form of tea and supplements. You should have at least 300 mg of chasteberry daily to treat fibroid growths.
Milk thistle is native of southern Europe and is characterized by thorns and purple flowers. The herb is recommended in cases of digestion and liver toxicity because of the presence of silymarin, an active ingredient that helps rebuild the damaged cells of the liver thereby promoting removal of toxic waste.
Milk thistle helps in the treatment of fibroids because the liver breaks down any extra estrogen produced by the body that may be one of the causes of fibroids. The herb is availble in tea form.
White atractylodes is commonly found in China and is known for its aromatic properties. The herb is also known as bai zhu in local language and makes for a very powerful tonic. Although it is majorly used in the treatment of conditions related with spleen and abdomen, it is also used in the treatment of uterine fibroids.
Herbalists believe that uterine fibroids are a result of heat and dampness in the pelvis and these can be removed by releasing stagnant blood from the area. White atractylodes helps does exactly this thereby reducing the size of the fibroids. Tonic of the herb is sold in herbal stores and 3-4 teaspoons of the herbal tonic is the correct dosage.
Raspberry was used during the olden times to improve the health of the uterus during pregnancy. The herb helps tone and strengthen the tissues of the uterine and also prevents haemorrhage during delivery.
Raspberry is very effective in the treatment of uterine fibroids that often cause irregular of heavy bleeding. Drinking three cups of raspberry tea can treat fibroids to a large extent. Do not take the herb during pregnancy.
Yarrow is also an excellent herb for treating various gynaecological disorders including heavy bleeding during menstruation. The herb helps the liver process estrogen properly so that the chances of fibroid formation are reduced. Removal of excess estrogen from the body by the liver reduces the formation of fibroid But one has to be very careful in taking herbal concoction prepared using yarrow. Do not drink more than 4.5 gm of yarrow (in the form tea) in a day.
Also, be very careful while stepping out in the sun because the herb increases photosensitivity. Use plenty of sunscreen lotions and carry an umbrella to limit exposure to the sun.