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IS THERE ANY HERBAL REMEDY FOR ENDOMETRIOSIS TREATMENT?

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.

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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.

SYMPTOMS:

  • Pain – Abdomen, lower back, pelvis, during coitus, during defecation
  • Heavy menstrual periods
  • Nausea

  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Infertility
  • Irregular uterine bleeding
  • Constipation

DIAGNOSIS:

  • Laproscopy
  • Staging-It is classified under 4 stages.
  1. Minimal
  2. Mild
  3. Moderate
  4. Severe
  • Markers

COMPLICATIONS:

  • Ovarian cancer
  • Infertility

AYURVEDA:

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.

Ayurvedic Lifestyle

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:

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:

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.

MANAGEMENT:

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.

Endometriosis Care Pack

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1. BOSWELLIA CURCUMIN

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.

2. FEMALE HEALTH SUPPORT CAPSULES

It comprises of ASHOK, LODHRA AND SHATAVARI.

USES

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.

3. ALOE VITALS CAPSULES

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.

4. SHATAVARI CAPSULES

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.

5. PRADRANTAK CHURNA

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.

Endometriosis Herbal Treatment and Lifestyle Changes

The herbal treatment of endometriosis has very remarkable and effective results. In this article, we are about to give you some self-help methods to treat endometriosis in conjunction with herbal treatment. So first we will discuss about endometriosis.

WHAT IS ENDOMETRIOSIS?

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Do you know? During menstruation, the endometrial tissue are shed, which lines your womb or uterus. But in case of Endometriosis, this endometrial tissue passed from uterus and shed somewhere like in abdominal cavity, ovaries, fallopian tubes, pelvis and sometime in intestinal lining or on the surface of your bladder. If it persist as per your monthly cycle of bleeding and shed cyclically, that will lead to the formation of cysts, scar tissue, adhesions, and areas of inflammation. Sometimes, fallopian tubes may get twisted rarely, blocked.

WHAT IS HERBAL TREATMENT?

The ‘natural therapies’ encompass a wide variety of therapeutic styles. The considerable basis for the treatment of endometriosis includes

  • Your life style
  • Liver functions
  • Long-term stress and hormonal imbalance
  • Past history of hepatitis
  • Poor fat and alcohol tolerance
  • Premenstrual syndrome or tension (PMS or PMT)
  • Long-term imbalances in your diet and vitamin deficiencies

Hence, it your overall body make up at physiological and psychological level. Thereby, natural therapist reinforces on the balance and restore organs, like liver, lymphatic and endocrine systems, and to stimulate circulation among the pelvic organs, hormonal cycle, restore the nervous system and cleanse the body.

However, it is a long-term process and requires your active participation, furthermore, the consistent and strict follow up has numerous health benefits at general level of health and improvement. In addition, it can be considered as an alternative to avoid surgery.

The herbal treatment attempts to support the body’s ‘vital energy’. They have ‘holistic approach’, which accounts on your social, emotional and spiritual situation along with physical symptoms. Isn’t it amazing that this natural therapy takes care about your emotional and spiritual level? And the most enjoyable moment of herbal treatment is that they don’t harm you, because they are derived directly from the nature.

HERBAL TREATMENTS

Herbal medicine is an ancient alternative healing art described in Ayurveda. Looking into the diverse complexity of our Earth, we are blessed with diverse verities of medicinally important plants. They offer number of medicinal benefits and abundant sources of minerals and vitamins and hormones. Our experts long back from centuries have described various medicinal herbs for the treatment of endometriosis.

Shallaki (Boswellia serrata): It is a tree and benefits in relieving acute or chronic inflammation associated with premenstrual disorder, endometriosis and musculoskeletal pain. The recent studies revealed the presence of boswellic acids in resin and has been observed as active anti-inflammatory ingredient in this herb. The herb has key role in improving blood flow and block chemical reactions responsible for endometriosis.

Curcumin: It is one of the largest known herbal compound for its anti-cancerous activities. It is an active constituent of turmeric and acts as a broad spectrum therapeutic agent for treating a variety of conditions. In endometriosis treatment, it inhibits endometriosis endometrial cells proliferation and reduces estradiol production.

Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus): In young females, it helps in increasing the weight of ovaries and enhances folliculogenesis (maturation of follicle ovaries), significantly increases the size of the breast and teats, induces lactation, enhances estrogen level in the body. The presence of active constituents of Shatavari areuseful in treating menstrual disorders such as dysmenorrhea, premenstrual syndrome, irregular bleeding, endometriosis and menopause.

Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa): It contains alkaloids. These alkaloids possess antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antifungal and anti-diabetic properties. They stop uterine bleeding and reduces pain. Thereby, effectively treats endometriosis.

Aloe Vera: It is rich in antioxidants and remove toxins from the body. It controls inflammation without any side effects. It effectively prevents loses of primary, secondary and tertiary follicles and atretic follicles.

Ashok (Saraca Indica): This is a versatile plant and possesses various types of compounds. It is well known and reliable source of medicine and employed in various pharmacological activities like anti-cancer, anti menorrhagic, anti oxytoxic and anti –microbial activity. It have many uses to treat skin infections, genitor-urinary functions and endometriosis.

Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna): Arjuna is widely accepted for its huge range of pharmacological activities such as Cardio protective, anti-angina, antifungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, hepatoprotective, antioxidant, immunomodulatory, antinociceptive, spasmogenic, oxytocic, antifertility, and cytotoxic etc.

Udumbur (Ficus glomerata): It has remarkable results in treating diseases of female reproductive organs. It is best remedy to treat uterine fibroids, irregular menstruation, fatigue and lethargy. It is very useful in leucorrhea, excessive bleeding and endometriosis.

LIFESTYLE CHANGES

Above from herbal medicines/treatment, we can offer you a long-term appropriate strategy (dietary and herbal). Regularity in the guidelines provided as per our consultations and self-management is the only way of managing your symptoms. Thereby, it’s your lifestyle which includes your habits, diets etc. variably affects the body

Thus, considering diet accounts a lot for your general level of health, which suggests a diet that is rich in

  • Whole grains, vegetables, nuts and seeds
  • Dairy foods, refined carbohydrates like pastries, white flour and sugar
  • Specifically rich in vitamin B particularly, vitamin B6 and Zinc such as mushrooms, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, green beans
  • Add calcium rich drinks
  • Add essential fatty acids in your dietary intake

EXERCISE

Exercise is an invaluable aid and improves your general health and sense of well-being. Exercise improves

  • Circulation and increases oxygen to the blood
  • Helps to improve flexibility to your joints and muscles.

Such activities assist in relieving your symptoms. Add specific exercises for lower back and pelvis and work for at least 20 to 30 minutes at least three to four times a week.

Other things you may include like

  • Graded walking
  • Swimming
  • Cycling

In the end, it is your mind, body and emotions, which is affected by triggering stress. The bourne ultimatum of stress are

  • Poor nutrition and fatigue
  • Overwork
  • Emotional distress

Learn techniques of relaxation, stress and pain management such as overcoming anger or self-blame associated with your physical symptoms, lower esteem and anxiety. Develop support groups who supports your experiences, give advice and information from others in your situation.