If you have been experiencing extremely painful menstrual cramps or the bleeding between your periods is irregular, you might have fibroid cysts in your uterus. Do not panic yet; fibroids are very common and reports suggest that almost 30 to 77 percent of all women develop these cysts during their childbearing years. These benign tumors, most of the time, do not grow big enough to cause any symptom and often go undetected. The size of the fibroids determine the problems they might cause, and their sizes range from a pea to a melon. If uterine fibroids go undetected, undiagnosed, and untreated, they even might lead to serious complications such as fertility problems.
Check with a doctor if you are having uterine fibroids. If yes, take necessary measures. You can try a few simple and highly effective home remedies to treat uterine fibroids.
Apple Cider Vinegar And Blackstrap Molasses
Raw, unfiltered, and unpasteurized apple cider vinegar (ACV) is highly antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial in nature, making it an elixir for good health. Blackstrap molasses is derived when sugarcane syrup is refined to transform it into sugar. This gooey liquid is black in color and rich in antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. Its high iron content also responds positively to anemia that could be the result of heavy bleeding caused by fibroids.
1. 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar(ACV)
2. 1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses
3. 1 glass warm water
1. In the glass of warm water, add ACV and blackstrap molasses.
2. Stir well with a spoon until all the ingredients dissolve in the water.
3. Drink it once daily on an empty stomach in the morning.
4. Continue this for at least 2 to 3 months to get rid of your uterine fibroids.
Vitamin D is essential for the production and regulation of hormones, cell growth, metabolism, development of strong bones, and boost immunity. This vitamin has especially been successful in shrinking and preventing fibroids.
Single-Step Treatment: Take Vitamin D3 Supplements
2. If you are deficient, start taking vitamin D3 supplements daily after a doctor’s consultation.
3. After taking the supplement daily for 4 to 6 months, test your vitamin D levels again.
Note: Typically, the daily recommended dosage of vitamin D3 is 25 mcg, so take care not to exceed this limit.
Other Options For Vitamin D
1. Eat foods rich in vitamin D such as fatty fishes like salmon, mackerel, and tuna and have cod liver and organic dairy products.
2. Go out to a nearby park every day early in the morning either for yoga, meditation, a walk, or to simply soak in the benefits of morning sunlight known to help in the production of vitamin D in the body.
Chasteberry is the dried fruit of the chaste tree found in Central Asia, Southern Europe, and the Mediterranean region. This herb has traditionally been used in Greek and Roman medicine to treat menstrual health issues in women and is also known as monk’s pepper or vitex agnus-castus.
Treatment: Take Chasteberry Extract
1. Consult your doctor before starting to take chasteberry extract.
2. Take 400 mg of standardized chasteberry extract that contains 0.5% agnuside.
3. Take the extract every day for at least a period of 6 months.
Alternatively, take 25 to 30 drops of chasteberry tincture 2 to 4 times a day for six months.
Dong Quai is another powerful herb that comes from a fragrant perennial plant that grows high up in the mountains of China, Japan, and Korea. Dong Quai has traditionally been used in Eastern medicine to regulate the estrogen levels and relieve women from menstrual issues.
Single-Step Treatment: Take Dried Dong Quai
1. Consult your doctor before beginning the Dong Quai supplement regimen.
2. Take 2 or 3 gram capsules that contain dried Dong Quai once daily.
3. Continue this for a period of at least 2 months.
Note: If you take anticoagulants or blood thinners, do not take Dong Quai. Do not take this herb if you are pregnant or a nursing mother. Remember not to take Dong Quai supplements when you are menstruating as it can cause abnormally heavy bleeding.
A healthy diet is essential if you are suffering from uterine fibroids. Avoid dairy products, processed meats, alcohol, and caffeine. Instead of meat, consume red beans for protein. You can also have grass-fed beef and organic dairy products. Include a lot of leafy greens rich in vitamin K such as kale, lettuce, spinach, watercress, collards, turnip greens, and mustard greens. Include cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and Chinese cabbages, have fresh fruits like apples and tomatoes, and consume foods that contain flavonoids such as chocolate and red wine. Flavonoids help in lowering the estrogen levels and prevent the formation of fibroids.