Category: Menopause

Ayurvedic Treatment of Endometriosis

It is a painful condition in which the tissue that lines the endometrium grows outside the uterus. It affects 176 million women worldwide. If it is not diagnosed properly which leads to various complications. Modern medicine has no treatment for this painful disease. They treat this condition by prescribing birth control pills and by hormonal treatments. Hormonal treatment includes the therapy to supress the body’s production of estrogen. There are number of drugs which work by reducing the production of Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and Leutinising hormone (LH). One such drug is Danazol which works similar to Testosterone. It works by reducing FSH and LH levels if taken for 6-9 months but this therapy has various side effects like- pseudomenopause, hot flushes, growth of hair on skin, vaginal dryness, hoarseness of voice, joint pains etc. It generally affects women between the age group of 24-45 years. Endometriosis is one of the main reason of uterus removal (hysterctomy) in women. There is no cure available but if healthy lifestyle is followed alongwith herbal treatment symptoms of disease can be managed.

endometriosis

It should be understood that this disease is different from cancer. Endometrial growths are not malignant, it is just a normal tissue growing outside but unlike the lining of uterus, the growth outside the uterus finds no way of leaving the body which results in internal bleeding, inflammation and scarring. These lesions first appear as clear vesicles, then become red and then progress to black over a period of years. Sometimes endrometric cysts are formed which are known as benign tumors but women may face difficulty in conceiving.

Ayurvedic Approach to Endometriosis

According to Ayurveda, Endometriosis is a result of imbalance of all three doshas in body namely Vata, Pitta and Kapha. It is a Sannipatika condition according to Ayurveda. It is mainly a Kapha problem but due to the involvement of blood and hormones, it becomes Pitta problem also. Vata is responsible for movement in the body. Hence, it is a problem of vitiated Vata too.

According to Ayurveda, it results due to formation of Ama (toxins). As a result of toxin formation in the body, the natural defences are lowered and biological rhythms are disrupted. This disease can be corrected by regulating digestive fire (Jatharagni), ensuring proper elimination and by balancing the mind. Various Ayurvedic medicines like- ChanderprabhaVati, KachanaarGuggul, Pradarantakchurna etc. are very useful.

What are the symptoms of Endometriosis?

  • Pain during ovulation
  • Dyspareunia – Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Tiredness
  • Back pain which is not associated with menstruation
  • Difficulty in conceiving
  • Dysmenorrhea – Painful menstruation
  • Infertility as it produces scarring of the ovary and tubes.
  • Heavy or uncontrollable menstrual periods with small or large blood clots
  • Premenstrual spotting

What are the causes of Endometriosis?

  • Surgical transplantation
  • Structural defects in uterus or cervix
  • Heredity
  • Women who consume alcohol are more prone to Endometriosis
  • Poor nutrition
  • Poor digestion
  • Physical and mental stress
  • Disruption of natural biological rhythms
  • Toxins accumulating in tissues and blocking circulation

Planet Ayurveda’s Natural Supplements

Products of Planet Ayurveda for Endometriosis are 100% safe and pure with no non-vegetarian constituents.

Dosage

  1. Boswellia Curcumin – 2 capsules of Boswellia Curcumin to be taken twice daily after meals with water.
  2. Female Health Support – 2 capsulesbe taken twice after meals with water.
  3. Aloe vitals – 1 capsuleto be taken 2 times a day after meals with water.
  4. Shatavari Capsules – 2 capsules twice a day after meals with water.
  5. Pradarantak Churna – 1 tsp two times a day with water.

Product Description

1. Boswellia Curcumin

Boswellia Curcumin product of Planet Ayurveda contains extract of Curcuma longa. Curcuma longa contains alkaloid ‘Curcumin’ which has anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antibiotic, anti-cancerous properties.

2. Female Health Support

This product of Planet Ayurveda contains:-

  • Ashoka (Saracaindica)
  • Lodhra (Symplocosracemosa)
  • Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus)

It helps in shrinking extra endometrial cells.

Ashoka (Saraca indica) is known to repair endometrium due to its estrogenic properties due to which it repairs the inflammation of uterus. This herb has remarkable effects on female hormones.

Lodhra (Symplocus racemosa) – It is helpful in maintaining Pitta(heat) and Kapha(phelgum) in the body. It has been traditionally used as uterine tonic. It contains glycosides which are responsible for medicinal properties of bark.

Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) – It is an excellent tonic for women. Its cooling effects help in reducing Pitta (heat) levels in the body.

3. Aloe vitals

This product of Planet Ayurveda contains pure extract of Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis). It is rich in natural vitamins, minerals which repairs the endometrium slowly and naturally without causing any side effects. It has many healing properties.

4. Shatavari Capsules

Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) – It is an excellent tonic for women.Its cooling effects help in reducing Pitta (heat) levels in the body

5. Pradarantak Churna

Pradarantak Churan of Planet Ayurveda contains Lodhra (Symplocus racemosa), Asoka (Saraca indica), Udumbur (Ficus glomerata) and Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna). This preparation gives a lot of strength to the uterus and helps to heal the endometrial lining.

Udumbur (Ficus glomerata) is used extensively in Ayurveda to treat heavy menstruation. It is astringent thus brings Stambhana (blocking effect), It is Shramahara (relieves tiredness and fatigue), it is Shothahara (anti-inflammatory). It is Pradarahara (relieves heavy menstruation and excessive white discharge). Its decoction is also used for vaginal douche.
Its bark alongwith other ingredients is made into Kashayam and is administered after delivery for care of mother.

Herbal pack of Planet Ayurveda for Endometriosis is 100% safe and prepared by using best quality of herbs. This pack is prepared by keeping in touch with the principles of Ayurveda. Purity of the Planet Ayurveda’s medicines is confirmed.

These medicines are recommended for at-least 2 months but medicines can be continued for 1 year if there are uterine fibroids, blockage of fallopian tubes, excessive menstrual bleeding. This herbal combination improves the health of a woman by decreasing heat in the body and curbing over growth of endometrial lining.
One must avoid chemical treatments to improve hormonal levels in the body as it leads to various side effects thus hampering the system’s own mechanism to secrete hormones naturally.

Best Home Remedies For Irregular Menstrual Cycle

Those days of month are the bit irritating or disturbing. Yes we are talking about the menstrual cycle. Moreover irregularity of menstrual cycle make the females more anxious. Irregular periods have become the common problem of females these days. Normally menstrual cycle ranges from 21 to 35 days. In normal conditions women have 11- 13 periods in a year whereas in oligomenorrhea, she may have six or seven periods yearly.

Irregular menstrual cycles are characterized by variation in number of days than our last periods or abnormal blood loss.

There are various factors which are responsible for irregular menstrual cycles like hormonal imbalance, eating disorders, significant weight loss or gain, anemia, thyroid disorders, menopause, liver disease, irritable bowel syndrome, polycystic ovarian syndrome, uterine abnormalities, recent birth or miscarriage, stress and many other health complications.

Irregular Menstrual Cycle

Smoking, alcohol abuse, caffeine and use of certain medications like birth control pills are also known to be a significant cause for the menstrual irregularities.

Sometimes we don’t even have the idea that some health issues can be resolved at home too. Your kitchen is a treasure of wonderful home remedies.

So along with eating the delicious food you can also manage the health issues from your kitchen. Various eatable items available in your kitchen are also packed with the therapeutic properties.

Home Remedies for Irregular Menstrual Cycle

Ginger:

Ginger is known to be an effective home remedy to manage the irregular menstrual cycles. It helps to provide the relief in pain. It is good to manage the delayed or restricted periods.

How to consume:

  • Boil a one to half teaspoon of freshly cut ginger in a cup of water for 5-6 minutes.
  • Add sugar in it.
  • Drink it three times in a day after meals.
  • Do it regularly for one month or more for better results.

Cinnamon:

Cinnamon is considered as the useful remedy to regulate the menstrual cycles. It helps to reduce the menstrual cramps. Hydroxychalcone-biochemical present in the cinnamon helps to regulate the menstrual cycle in females.

How to consume:

  • Add one-half teaspoon of cinnamon powder into a glass of warm milk. Drink it every day for several weeks.
  • Alternatively you can also drink cinnamon tea. You can also chew cinnamon sticks or sprinkle cinnamon on food.

Sesame Seeds and Jaggery:

Sesame seeds are quite good in regulating menstrual cycles as they help to balance hormones. These are packed with lignans (chemical compound) that help bind to excess hormones. In addition to this, Sesame seeds also contain essential fatty acids which promote the maximal hormone production. Jaggery due to its warming effects, also helps to regulate menstrual cycles.

How to consume

  • Roast a handful of sesame seeds.
  • Grind them with one teaspoon of jaggery into a fine powder.
  • Consume  one teaspoon of this powder everyday  on an empty stomach in the second half of  menstrual cycle (two weeks before your period starts), for a few months.
  • Simply eating a piece of jaggery is also good to regulate menstrual cycles.

Note: Avoid this remedy during periods.

Aloe Vera:

Aloe vera helps to regulate the hormones hence quite good to manage the menstrual irregularities.

How to consume

  • Extract fresh aloe vera gel and mix in one teaspoon of honey.
  • Consume it every day before having breakfast.
  • For best results follow this remedy for around three months.

Note: Do not use this remedy during your periods.

home remedies for Irregular Periods

Unripe Papaya:

Green, unripe papaya is known as the effective home remedy for irregular menstrual cycles. It acts as a potent emmenagogue which helps to stimulate blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus and stimulates menstruation. It is quite good to regulate the irregular periods which are associated with stress and menopause.

How to consume

  • Consume unripe papaya fruit daily for a few months.
  • Alternatively you can grate the unripe papaya fruit and make a dough. You can consume it as chapatti or prantha.

Note: Do not consume it during your periods.

Turmeric:

Turmeric is a spice used in the Indian Kitchens and loaded with therapeutic properties. It is having warm and emmenagogue properties helps in the stimulation of menstrual flow. Moreover antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric quite good to relieve pain in menstruation.

How to consume:

Consume ½ teaspoon of turmeric in the milk along with honey or jaggery. Consume it daily for several weeks for best results.

Coriander seeds:

Coriander seeds also help in the stimulation of menstrual cycles.

How to consume:

  • Boil one teaspoon of coriander seeds in two cups of water. Boil it until the water reduces to one cup.
  • Strain the coriander seeds from the liquid.
  • Drink it three times every day for a few days before your period.
  • Do it regularly for a few months.

Fenugreek:

Fenugreek is also considered as a good home remedy to resolve the menstrual irregularities.

How to consume

  • Soak fenugreek seeds overnight in water.
  • Strain water and drink it daily for several weeks. You can also chew the fenugreek seeds.

Carrot juice:

Carrot is good source of iron, thus an effective remedy for irregular menstrual periods. It has been found that raw carrots also help to boost up the hormonal function.

How to consume:

Make fresh carrot juice and drink it daily for three months.

Mint:

Dried mint in combination with honey is an effective home remedy for irregular menstrual cycles.

How to consume

  • Consume one teaspoon of dried mint powder with one teaspoon of honey.
  • Do it three times every day  for several weeks