Fibroids and ovarian cysts are very commonly seen in women of reproductive age. Fibroids are firm, solid tumours which arise from the muscular tissue of the uterus. Cysts are fluid filled sacs which develop within the Ovary or on the outer surface of the Ovary. Both Fibroids and Ovarian Cysts are benign, non cancerous in nature.
There are some home remedies which may sometimes be effective in getting rid of them .
Lemon Juice – this contains citric acid and if taken on a regular basis along with a pinch of baking soda, helps in shrinking the size of the uterine tumour.
Garlic – Chewing garlic on a regular basis helps to control growth of the fibroid and also helps in shrinking it.Garlic is rich in Vitamin C and Vitamin B 6. It works as a powerful antioxidant and helps to remove metabolic waste from the pelvic cavity, ovarian and uterine tissue. It also helps to regulate the female hormones.
Ginger– This helps to stimulate the endocrine glands, regulate the estrogen secretion and maintains hormonal balance within the body. Checking the estrogen secretion helps to check the growth of the fibroids and the cysts.
Turmeric – this is a proven antioxidant and helps in curing many ailments in the body and has proven to be beneficial for fibroids and cysts as well.
Honey – is effective in treating ovarian cysts. Honey mixed with Lemon juice in a glass of water everyday in the morning helps to stimulate the metabolism, helping to reduce weight and setting in a hormonal balance in the body. This helps to cure the ovarian cysts.
Beetroot– This contains the compound Betacyanine which helps to cure the liver from toxins. The alkaline nature of Beetroot helps in countering the acidity in the body, restoring metabolism. It helps to reduce symptoms of Fibroids and Ovarian Cysts.
Apple Cedar Vinegar – Drinking apple cedar vinegar on a regular basis helps to remove toxins from the body and also helps in fat reduction. It also helps in regulating estrogen content in the body which helps to control size of Fibroids and Ovarian Cyts .
Fish– Omega-3 fatty acid present in fish is very effective for shrinking fibroids. Choose cold water fish like tuna, salmon, herring and sardines to get rid of uterine fibroids.
Green Tea– Green tea contains a compound called Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) that inhibits growth of fibroid cells. Green tea has anti inflammatory , anti oxidative and anti-prolifertaive properties which not only helps in relieving symptoms of Fibroids and Cysts but helps in reducing their size as well.
Amla – It is an excellent antioxidant and immuno-modulator and is very routinely used as an Ayurvedic medicine to reduce the size of the Fibroids and Ovarian Cysts. It has to be consumed daily on a regular basis for few months to be effective.
Castor Oil – Applying castor oil on the abdomen helps to stimulate the Lymphatic and Circulatory System , which helps to increase the Lymphocytes ( disease fighting cells ) in the body. These help to remove the toxins from the body, which play a major role in developement of Fibroids and Cysts. Castor oil also contains ricinoleic acid with anti-inflammatory properties, which helps in reducing the symptoms of Fibroids and Cysts.
In addition to these Home Remedies, it is important to eat a Healthy Nutritious Diet, rich in Green vegetables and Fruits. It is seen women who consume more of red meat and ham, they are more prone to developing Fibroids. A high fiber diet, rich in proteins and less of refined carbohydrates helps in maintaining weight, keeping the hormones- Estrogen and Progesterone in balance and thus effectively reducing the chances of development of Fibroids and Cysts. Drinking plenty of water throughout the day helps to flush out the toxins.
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