Uterine Fibroids - Ayurvedic Treatment with Herbal Remedies
Here you can know about uterine fibroids, symptoms, causes and natural remedies to combat with it. These herb based natural remedies are described in ancient Ayurvedic classics which are being used since ages and now Planet Ayurveda gives you the best quality of formulations for fibroids.
Today in this world the life is over ambitious which give rise to stress, diseases & unhealthy diet pattern. We are open to take chemical rich food, fruits and vegetables with hormones. All of this causes new diseases in the generation. In females pregnancy is being avoided to achieve worldly goals due to which the hormonal levels get disturbed. Most of the female suffer from premenstrual syndrome and about one fourth of fertile female population is suffering from fibroids.
The female reproductive system is located in pelvic region; its position is between urinary bladder and rectum. It includes:
- Fallopian tubes
Uterus is a hollow pear shaped organ. It having three layers, inner most mucosal layer is called endometrial layer, middle muscular layer and an outer thicker layer. Ovulation of egg and secretion of hormones such as estrogen and progesterone is main function of ovaries. If a women gets pregnant the egg is implanted in uterus after fertilization, it remains intact until birth otherwise the internal lining of uterus is shred off with menstrual blood.
Uterine fibroids are also called "myomas" or "leiomyomas". These are benign tumors. Fibroids are formed when a single cell of smooth muscle present in the layer of uterus multiplies rapidly. Sometimes present in cervix. The formation and growth of fibroids is influenced by factor such as progesterone. Fibroids rarely appear before menarche mostly occurs during reproductive years of a female. It may vary in size, shape, position and number. Fibroids can be diagnosed by an ultrasound for its size and to follow its growth.
Types of uterine fibroids
- Subserosal fibroids present in outer wall /layer of uterus (55%)
- Intramural fibroids present in muscular layer of uterus (40%)
- Submucosal fibroids are present in innermost layer which protrude into uterine cavity (5%)
Causes of uterine fibroids
Exact cause is not known, but formation of fibroid may be related to disturbance in level of hormones progesterone and estrogen in females.
These may also contribute to fibroid formation:
- Low physical exercise
- Low thyroid level
- Unresolved concerns about abortion
Risk factors of developing fibroids are more in early age of menarche.
Signs and Symptoms of Uterine fibroids
Mostly uterine fibroids are asymptomatic, often remain undiagnosed. Fibroids may cause chronic lower back pain, frequent miscarriage & sometimes infertility.
Mostly women complains:
- Dull pain and discomfort in lower abdomen
- Heavy uterine bleeding
- Prolonged uterine bleeding
- Frequent/irregular periods
- Dyspareunia and non-cyclic pelvic pain
- Cramps during menstrual periods
- Weight gain
Some more symptoms seen in females
- Beginning signs of clotting.
- Lower back ache.
- Pain during sexual intercourse.
- Fullness of lower abdomen or abdomen size that of full term pregnancy.
- Frequent urination.
- Hair growth in chin areas along upper lip indicates thickening of the endometrium.
Complications of uterine fibroids
A fibroid can block fallopian tube sometimes causing infertility, recurrent miscarriages & heavy blood loss. Instance of uterine fibroid be cancerous is 1 in 1000.
Uterine Fibroids - An Ayurvedic Approach
In Ayurveda, Fibroids are mentioned under "granthi" or "arbuda". The concept of Granthi was given by the Father of Indian Surgery 'Sushruta'. According to Ayurveda the cyst and fibroid are formed due to accumulation of kapha dosha, along with disturbances in pitta and vata dosha. In Ayurveda artava vaha srotas comprises tissues, secretions and contents of uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, breasts and the channels which carry out female reproductive functions. If kapha dosha accumulation remains unchecked, these mass deposits can migrate to other parts of this system .The timing and coordination with psycho–biological cycles governs the Vata. Whereas the circulation of blood, rise in temperature, blood pH and the interface between the system is maintained by pitta dosha. The kapha effects the properties of mucosa such as its thickness, viscosity and adherence. Kaphaja granthi are less painful and gradually increases in size. Pain and dark menstrual flow is there if accompanied with vata. Vitiation in pitta leads to heavy blood loss.
Herbal Remedies for Uterine Fibroids
Here in Planet Ayurveda, we have excellent herbal remedies for ayurvedic treatment of Uterine Fibroids. Our Fibroid Care Pack is complete formula to subside the symptoms of uterine fibroid. Various preparation of herbs like Ashok (Saraca indica), Kanchnaar (Bauhinia variegata), Udumbur (Ficus glomerata), Shud Guggulu (Commiphora mukul) & Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) etc can help to reduce the fibroids. These herbs are present in formulations like Kanchnaar guggul, Chanderprabha vati, Female health support and Pradrantak churna. Fibroid Care Pack of Planet Ayurveda consists all of these formulations. There are no side effects of this combination if taken with any other medications.
- Chandraprabha Vati - 2 tablets twice daily.
- Pradrantak Churna - 1 teaspoonful twice daily.
- Female Health Support - 2 capsules twice daily.
- Kachnaar Guggul - 2 tablets twice daily.
1. Chanderprabha Vati
This herbal formulation mentioned in Sarngdhara samhita is a wonderful remedy for both men and women. These tablets are beneficial in problems related to pelvic organs, low sex desire, urinary tract infections & inability to conceive. It is recommended in inflammation of urinary tract and general weakness. Chanderprabha vati flushes out toxins accumulated in body and regulates blood sugar level. Best results are seen for uterine fibroid, ovarian cyst & irregular uterine bleeding when taken along Pradrantak Churna and Kachnaar guggul.
2. Pradrantak Churna
This herbal formulation is prepared with herbs like Lodhra (Symplocus racemosa), Ashok (Saraca indica), Udumbur (Ficus glomerata) & Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) that give amazing results in female health issues. These herbs give effective result in female reproductive system problems such as leucorrhea, premenstrual syndrome, hormonal imbalance, irregular bleeding, ovarian cysts, dysfunctional uterine bleeding & fibroids. Herb Ashok (Saraca indica) regulates menstrual cycle & stimulates digestive system.
3. Female Health Support
As the name suggests it is a complete health tonic for females. This formulation contain herbs like Ashok (Saraca indica), Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa) & Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) that balance female hormones. It regulates, balances physical and mental well-being of a female. Regular intake of Female Health Support improves overall female reproductive system.
4. Kanchnaar Guggul
Kanchnaar Guggul are classical herbal tablets used for shredding off accumulated kapha from tissues and glands. It is helpful in both hyper/hypo thyroid by balancing the secretion of thyroxin. This formulation subsides the excessive growth of glands, tumors, lipoma, ovarian cysts, fibroids & cancers. These tablets are prepared from herbs like Kanchnaar bark (Bauhinia variegata), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Ginger (Zingiber officinale) & Guggul (Commiphora mukul) extracts that maintain healthy cells & tissues.
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These must be included in daily activity
- Wake up early in the morning.
- Eat a well-balanced diet.
- Exercise daily in morning for atleast 30minute.
- Massage your body with herbal oils.
- Postures in Surya namaskara are very much helpful.
- Do brisk walking for at least 25 minute daily.
- Avoid junk, packed & oily food items.
- Taking aloe vera juice (kumari-saar) early morning on empty stomach can enhance metabolism.
- Oil packs of lukewarm castor oil can be applied to lower abdomen for fifteen minutes.
Type of Food to Choose
Food which are pungent, bitter and astringent help in reducing tendency of fibroid by enhancing the metabolism. Aloe vera juice (Kumari-saar of Planet Ayurveda) taken along detoxifies the system very easily.