Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors which occur in women during their reproductive years. Exact causes of these are unknown but some common factors have been noted. Family history, achieving menarche earlier than age of 10, delayed childbirth or no childbirth, exposure to herbicides and pesticides and obesity are some common factors found in women suffering with fibroids. Dietary factors also play a role in increasing chances of fibroids in a woman, too much intake of fish, meat and dairy products and using canned food more than often can also make woman prone to fibroids.
Fibroids generally remain asymptomatic; these can be classified into four types. Intramural fibroids – these remain asymptomatic unless become very large; Subserosol fibroids – these float like parasite fibroids; Submucosal fibroids – these even if small bleed, cause pain and lead to infertility; Subcervial fibroids – these cause stabbing pain while bending down and heaviness around uterus. Home remedies for fibroids are potent treatments to gain relief from symptoms of the problem and also prove effective in reducing size of fibroids.
Home Remedies for Fibroids
Indian gooseberry is richest source of vitamin C which is also potent anti-oxidant. Consumption of Indian gooseberry on regular basis work as effective home remedies for fibroids. Take a teaspoon of Indian gooseberry powder, if you do not get powder in pure form you can make it at home by cutting the fruit in small pieces and letting them dry out in the Sun. Later grind them to get pure powder of Indian gooseberry. Mix teaspoon of Indian gooseberry powder with a teaspoon of honey and consume on an empty stomach in the morning. On regular use this is one of the best home remedies for fibroids.
Garlic also possesses rich and active anti-oxidants, chew two garlic cloves regularly, these will help in reducing size of fibroids. You can prepare a salad plate by cutting a piece of onion, squeezing some lemon over them and adding two-three cloves of garlic, all of these salad ingredients are very useful home remedies for fibroids.
Dry roast some flaxseeds, store them in an airtight jar and eat a tablespoon everyday. You can add these to a cup of curd or just chew them plain. Drink one glass of apple cider vinegar and baking soda mixture everyday, add two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and add a teaspoon of baking soda, consume this mixture immediately. Both of these work as the best home remedies for fibroids.
Consuming a teaspoon of blackstrap molasses once in a day is also one of the effective home remedies for fibroids. Drinking a glass of water after adding juice of a lemon and one teaspoon of baking soda is also one of the simple but very useful home remedies for fibroids.
Ginger teas are beneficial in many ways and these are also capable home remedies for fibroids. Crush a piece of ginger and add to a cup of water, boil the mixture, strain and let it cool down. Add a teaspoon of honey and drink few cups in a day to reduce size and symptoms of fibroids. Few cups of red raspberry tea have also been found beneficial in treating fibroids.
Gently massage lower abdomen and lower back with warm castor oil, massage with this oil once before bedtime can provide significant relief from symptoms and also help in enhancing blood circulation in uterus to curb growth of fibroids. Drink few cups of green tea after adding a teaspoon of honey, you can give up regular tea or coffee and replace them with green tea to gain relief from these benign tumors fibroids. All of these are capable home remedies for fibroids.
Take one glass of warm milk, add one teaspoon each of turmeric and coriander powder to it. Add a teaspoon of Triphala powder which you can purchase from any Ayurvedic or grocery store. Stir the mixture and drink once in the morning and one later in the night. This works as one of the best home remedies for fibroids and their symptoms.
Soak 5 to 6 almonds in water and let them sit overnight. In the morning peel off almonds and grind them to form a paste, add this paste to a glass of cow’s milk, bring the mixture to a boil and let it cool down. When milk in warm add a teaspoon of honey and drink it as first thing in the morning. This will help in relieving symptoms and reducing size of fibroids.
Include foods like brown rice, millets, buck wheat, flaxseeds, chia seeds, kidney beans, broccoli, green leafy vegetables and high fiber fruits in your diet. Remain hydrated by drinking plenty of water, lemon juice etc during the day. But cut down on tea, caffeine, and alcohol etc., considerably. Take proper rest and sleep and do not overexert yourself. Perform mild exercises, few yoga poses are great home remedies for fibroids and mild exercises like jogging, walking, swimming are good for preventing fibroids if you are at risk of getting these.