Reproductive health includes sexual health whose aim is the improvement of life and personal terms and not only concerned about reproduction and STDs. If a person’s reproductive health takes a toll then a lot of other things get affected along with their health. Endometriosis is one such disorder which affects the reproductive health of a female which can cause depression along with other ailments. But we can effectively treat endometriosis with herbal remedies.
WHAT IS ENDOMETRIOSIS?
Endometriosis is the growth of endometrial cells outside the uterus which is abnormal. It affects women in the reproductive years of their life. The word endometriosis is derived from the word ‘endometrium ‘which is the tissue that lines the inside of the uterus, builds and sheds each month during the menstrual cycle.In endometriosis,such tissue is found on the exterior of the uterus and the endometrial tissue develops into abnormal growths,tumors or lesions.
Endometrial growths are generally nonmalignant in nature. These are growths which develop outside their normal locations.unlike the lining of the uterus these endometrial growths have no path to exit the body which results in internal bleeding, scarring and inflammation. Scarring can be cause of INFERTILITY.
The lesions first appear as CLEAR then change to RED which progress to BLACK in a decade.
- Pain – Abdomen, lower back, pelvis, during coitus, during defecation
- Heavy menstrual periods
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding
- Irregular uterine bleeding
- Staging-It is classified under 4 stages.
- Ovarian cancer
Ayurveda is the ancient system of natural and holistic medicine and healing. Ayurveda is derived from two words Ayur (longevity) and Veda (science). Ayurveda finds the root cause of the disease and kills it.
Ayurveda is based on three doshas – VATA , PITTA , KAPHA. Panch mahabhutas – AKASH, VAYU, AGNI, JAL, PRITHVI, Saptadhatus – RASA, RAKTA, MAMSA, MEDA, ASTHI , MAJJA, SHUKRA.
According to Ayurveda, each person will be influenced by certain elements more than others. This is because of their prakriti, or natural constitution.
Vata dosha, in which the dominating elements are air and space.
Pitta dosha, in which the dominating elements fire.
Kapha dosha, in which the dominating elements are earth and water.
Ayurveda gives huge importance to pathya, or lifestyle. Ayurveda also provides guidance on how to manage our lifestyle on the basis of different seasons.
ENDOMETRIOSIS THROUGH AYURVEDA’S EYES:
Endometriosis is a malfunction that harms Kapha Prakriti women more than anyone else. Though it’s also very common in Kapha / Pitta or Kapha / Vata women.
It can be classified as Kapha vikar by function and Pitta vikar by location. This is because of the fact that Kaphadosha controls the function of the endometrial tissue growth in the uterus. This disease has its root in pitta (uterus) that disrupts the function (kapha). Kapha provides lubrication and tissue renewal in the uterus.
In this pathology kapha produces excessive endometrial cells and allows them outside the uterus. This causes problems in both uterus and the vagina. Other areas of the pelvis can be affected as well. The growth of endometrial cells depends on hormone cycles that are controlled by vata and secondly kapha as a Pitta disorder.
At times this disorder is classified as an autoimmune disorder. According to Ayurveda the doshas lose their capacity to function normally. This abnormal function indicates a failure of Vata dosha to coordinate the other two doshas, in other words Vata dosha can be the causative factor in this issue. Another possible causative factor can be a fundamental problem with Ojas, commonly low Ojas. Ayurveda refers to a few herbal remedies for endometriosis.
Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) is known as a reproductive rejuvenative for males and females both and a strong adaptogen. It is the most important herb for endometriosis cure.As a reproductive tonic, Shatavari is relied on heavily for all stages of a woman’s reproductive cycle, commencing with the menarche, supporting the female system throughout menses, ovulation and fertility, uterine strength during pregnancy.
It’s the primary uterine tonic in Ayurveda. But even males are benefitted from it.Its unctuous properties increase all the reproductive fluids, also supports a healthy sperm count and regularity in males.
Shatavari also forms a coating on the mucous membranes with its unctuous qualities, making this herb suitable for supporting the natural balancing of acidic digestion;it also reduces inflammation in intestines.
Shatavari calms and nourishes the nerves, provides a support system to the brain and the body to regain harmony from vata disorders like spasms, pain and insomnia.
Ashok (Saraca indica) is also one of the great herbs for endometriosis treatment, it means ‘without any sorrow’. This tree is known to keep women young and healthy. Ashoka helps in treating heavy uterine bleeding in India. Also, it treats dysmenorrhoea and depression in females. It’s considered as a uterine sedative. If it’s consumed in the mentioned dosage, no side effects are seen.
While there are no cures as such for endometriosis but here at Planet Ayurveda, we have our ENDOMETRIOSIS CARE PACK which manages endometriosis herbal treatment will help in curing the disorder.
This product comprises of BOSWELLIA SERRATA and CURCUMA LONGA.
USES – Boswellia serrata (shallaki) has potent analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects that diminish the pain and inflammation. Curcuma longa (haridra) is antihistaminic. Boswellia produces boswellic acids which are anti-inflammatory in action. It provides an improved blood circulation.
DOSAGE: 2 capsules twice daily with lukewarm water.
It comprises of ASHOK, LODHRA AND SHATAVARI.
Ashok (Saraca indica) is widely used for the treatment of excessive uterine bleeding, dysmenorrhea and for depression in women.
Lodhra (Symplocosracemosa) due to its astringent and bitter taste balances pitta and kapha doshas.it also treats vaginal infections, injuries and postpartum vaginal infections and also bleeding disorders.
Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) helps to treat constipation, pain, cancer.
Aloe Vera reinforces the metabolism and stimulates the immune system.It overpowers all the digestive difficulties.It balances the tri doshas. Aloe Vera consists of 12 vitamins, minerals such as calcium, iron, zinc etc more than 18 amino acidswhich helps in ameliorating the blood circulation.
DOSAGE: 1 capsule twice daily.
This is another herbal remedy for endometriosis which balances the kapha and pitta doshas. it also has diuretic properties along with a few others such as antacid, laxative, galactogogue, demulcent. Shatavari is the most vital herb for women.it rejuvenates the entire female reproductive system.
DOSAGE: 2 capsules twice daily.
This formulation is the modified version of PUSHYANUG CHURNA.
USES – It harmonizes the tridoshas and diminishes inflammation.It tones the uterine cavity and balances the hormones.It is the total herbal preparation to cure all gynecological issues.Constant usage of this formulation helps in getting rid of irritability, lethargy, fatigue.
DOSAGE – 1tsp twice daily.
These are by far the best herbal remedies for endometriosis.