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Uterine Fibroids: Natural Treatments

There are surprisingly quite a few natural treatments that may help alleviate the painful symptoms of fibroids.  Additionally, 

some herbal specialists contend that the use of some these herbs, with their high content of various phytonutrients actually dissolve the fibroids. 


Some professional herbalists suggest using herbs known to strengthen the liver.  This helps to metabolize the estrogen from the body and in effect reduce the size of the fibroid.  One of the best known herbs for this is milk thistle seed.  It's recently been coming into its own as a remedy for any generalized liver ailment.  If you've got some fresh milk thistle handy, you can grind the entire herb and use it as a garnish for cereals, salads and other dishes.  If you do this, you would need to take about two tablespoons a day.


Another herb recommended is yellow dock root.  It's an excellent detoxifying herb.  By stimulating the flow of bile it supports a healthy liver function.  Moreover, some individuals report that it also acts as a mild laxative.


To help ease the uterine cramps associated with fibroids, you may want to try marjoram.  It's sedative qualities are well known.  It also acts as an excellent muscle relaxant  When used as a massage oil applied to the abdominal area, it also helps to relieve constipation.


Vitex is another herb that many professional herbalists recommend for the treatment of uterine fibroids.  This plant helps to normalize estrogen levels through its natural power to stimulate the production of progesterone.  To get the most out of this herb, you should take vitex for at least six months. 


In additional to herbal treatments, you might want to think about taking sitz baths to relieve the pain and discomfort of fibroids.  Sitz baths are more popular in Europe than here, but are known for their potency at helping to alleviate physical symptoms of a variety of ailments, including fibroids.


For uterine fibroids, a sitz bath would be a good choice to help move your blood into the pelvic area.  Here it would relieve the stagnation of your circulation which very often contributes to the development of these non-cancerous growths.  To receive the full benefits from this, you should take them five times a week. 


The most effective type, in fact, is the alternative sitz bath.  When you switch from a hot bath to a cold one, you increase the energy flow to the uterus.  The hot bath dilates the blood vessels.  This carries fresh blood to the pelvic region.  The cold water, in turn, constricts the blood vessels, forcing the blood out of the pelvic area.  In this way, the surge of circulation cleanses and nourishes the uterus.





Note: Some statements in this article may not be approved by the FDA. This article is for informational purposes only and should not be taken as professional medical advice.

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