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Natural Treatment for Endometriosis with the Help of Yoga and Ayurvedic Herbs

Endometriosis is an inflammatory, painful and hormonal condition in which the endometrial tissue (which normally lines inside the uterus) starts growing outside the uterus.

Most commonly, the growth is on the outer surface of the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, and in some cases, it can also spread inside the abdominal cavity.

This endometrial tissue which grows outside the uterus continues to shed blood in sync with the menstrual cycle. This shedding of blood causes much pain, irritation, and inflammation associated with endometriosis.

The outside growth of tissue over time leads to the formation of scar tissue which in turn results in organs like (intestines and urinary bladder) sticking together. This can cause severe pain during menstruation, cramping, chronic pelvic pain, constipation, bloating and pain during sex.

Endometriosis Treatment

Signs and Symptoms of Endometriosis

  1. Heavy painful periods and cramping during menstruation.
  2. Pain during sexual intercourse.
  3. Bowel symptoms like constipation, bloating or IBS like symptoms.
  4. The problem in conceiving (Infertility).
  5. Deep sharp pain during urination/ bowel movements.
  6. Fatigue

Ayurvedic Concept of Endometriosis

According to Ayurveda, Endometriosis is a Sannipatika condition involving all the three doshas, but primarily it is considered to be a Kapha problem due to overgrowth of tissues much like a tumor. Due to the involvement of blood and inflammatory conditions related to endometriosis, it is considered as a Pitta problem.

Vata is also involved causing much pain and displacement of endometrial cells from their original location to outside the uterus. It is mainly a condition of Vata pushing Pitta, pushing Kapha out of their natural place.

Therefore, the Sannipatika nature of the disease involves the three doshas. This condition of endometriosis is very well explained in our Ayurvedic  granthas like Charak Sanhita ( Chikitsa Sthan , Chapter 30 , Shloka no. 14,15 )

Ayurvedic Treatment of Endometriosis

Endometriosis and Natural Treatment

Unfortunately, most treatments which include long term use of painkillers (NSAIDS and Hormones) normally can provide temporary relief, but also have risks of damaging the gut lining and other complications.

Ayurveda provides a total holistic approach to heal the root cause of endometriosis, including pain reduction, removing of unhealthy tissue, and healing the damage. Ayurveda provides a long term, sustainable approach, which helps in reducing chronic inflammation, balances the hormones, and improves the body’s immune power through diet, herbs, rasayanas and physical therapies like Yoga and meditation.

Plant Based Anti-inflammatory Diet for Endometriosis

  1. Green leafy vegetables like Brussels, sprouts, broccoli.
  2. Nuts like almonds, walnuts, peanuts etc. can be taken daily.
  3. Plant based proteins like legumes and whole grains.
  4. Include plenty of fresh fruits.
  5. Fish or poultry.
  6. Flax seeds which are high in fibers, antioxidants  and are helpful in estrogen related conditions.

Foods Which Should be Avoided

  1. Dairy Products.
  2. All kinds of processed food and gluten things.
  3. All Corn.
  4. Sugar
  5. Red meat
  6. Excess of tea and coffee
  7. Saturated and trans fats

Treating Endometriosis With the Help of Yoga

As there is pain and inflammation associated with endometriosis, Yoga Postures helps a lot by reducing the discomfort. Various Yoga Asana allow stretching of abdominal and pelvic regions. The breathing exercises help to calm down the pain, helps to relieve bloating and promote feelings of relaxation.

Yoga poses like Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclined Bound Angle Pose) and Supta Virasana (Reclined Hero Pose) are advised during the time of pain, bloating and discomfort.

Some other poses include Salamba Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand ) is really helpful in women with endometriosis as it helps by balancing the endocrine system.

Herbal Treatment of Endometriosis

Ayurveda Provides Many Herbs Which Are Able to Treat Symptoms Associated with Endometriosis.

These Include

  1. Haridra: Haridra (Curcuma lonhas anti-inflammatory properties. It really helps to get relief in pain and inflammation.
  2. Shallaki: Shallaki also known as boswellia serrata contains boswellic acid, which helps to reduce the inflammation by suppressing the overgrowth of inflamed tissue.
  3. Lodhra:Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa)  helps to regulate the menstrual cycle. It helps in treating various bleeding disorders.
  4. Shatavari: Asparagus racemosus helps to reduce symptoms associated with endometriosis by increasing the strength and immunity of patients.
  5. Ashoka: It is also called Saraca indica. The bark of ashoka tree is used to prepare the medicine as it helps to relieve symptoms of endometriosis.
  6. Aloe Vera: Aloe vera is an adaptogenic herb , so it helps to improve the symptoms of endometriosis by increasing the immunity of patients.
  7. Arjuna: Arjuna also known as Terminalia Arjuna is the best herb for relaxing mind and heart. It helps to relieve stress and anxiety related to endometriosis.
  8. Udumbu: Its scientific name is Ficus glomerata. This herb helps to treat many symptoms associated with endometriosis.

Treatment of Endometriosis  by Planet Ayurveda

Ayurvedic Medicine for Endometriosis

Treatment of Endometriosis

Planet Ayurveda provides Endometriosis Care Pack for Ayurvedic Treatment of Endometriosis. It is a combination of the best herbs which are very effective in Treatment of Endometriosis. We use 100 % pure and natural herbs and these are without any preservative or additive.

This Herbal Pack Contains Following Formulations

1. Female Health Support

This herbal formulation helps to balance vitiated vata dosha in the body as vata dosha is the main cause of gynaecological disorders. The capsules contain standardized extracts of Ashoka(Terminalia arjuns), Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa), Shatavari(Asparagus racemosus).

Dosage – 2 capsules twice daily after meals with water.

2. Aloe Vitals Capsules

Aloe vitals is very effective as Aloe vera is the main ingredient of these capsules. This capsule has anti inflammatory and cooling properties. It has rejuvenation ability which helps in rejuvenation of the endometrial lining of the uterus.

Dosage – 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals only.

3. Pradrantak Churna

Pradrantak churna is a combination of herbs like Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa), Ashok (Saraca indica), Udumbar (Ficus glomerata), Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna). It is the best herbal remedy for female health problems. This combination naturally balances disturbed female hormones.

Dosage – 1 teaspoonful twice daily with water.

4. Shatavari Capsules

Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) is the main ingredient of these capsules. These capsules are enriched with antioxidant properties. It is a potent herb to maintain hormonal imbalance in females. It is the best herb to treat infertility.

Dosage – 2 capsules twice daily after meals with water.

6. Boswellia Curcumin

Boswellia curcumin is a combination of Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin(Curcuma longa). It is an effective remedy to treat inflammation and relieve pain.

Dosage – 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water.

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