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.
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
- 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
- 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.
- Boswellia Curcumin – 2 capsules of Boswellia Curcumin to be taken twice daily after meals with water.
- Female Health Support – 2 capsulesbe taken twice after meals with water.
- Aloe vitals – 1 capsuleto be taken 2 times a day after meals with water.
- Shatavari Capsules – 2 capsules twice a day after meals with water.
- Pradarantak Churna – 1 tsp two times a day with water.
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.
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.
Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) – It is an excellent tonic for women.Its cooling effects help in reducing Pitta (heat) levels in the body
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.