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    Herbs and Essential Oils for Fibroids

    Uterine fibroids affect up to half of all women and are one of the primary reasons for
    hysterectomies. In the majority of cases, though, natural treatments can help a woman
    avoid such are a benign overgrowth of muscle tissue within the or within the uterine
    wall. The presence of any type of abnormal growth can be frightening, but it is
    important to know that fib raids are not cancerous, nor are they associated with a
    higher incidence of uterine cancer. Common symptoms of fibroids include heavy
    bleeding during menstruation, irregular menstrual periods, and pelvic pain.

    While these symptoms may be uncomfortable, they are generally not harmful. More
    serious symptoms include anemia caused by heavy menstrual blood loss and bowel or
    bladder discomfort ,if the fibroids grow in such a way that they put pressure on the
    intestines or bladder. If there is not an immediate health threat, you have time to
    experiment with dietary changes, herbs, and other natural remedies to shrink the
    growths. Consult with your health-care practitioner, preferably someone who takes a
    holistic approach to your wellbeing and is willing to take the time to consult with you
    about alternative approaches to surgery

    for Uterine Fibroids

    The basis of an herbal approach to treating uterine fibroids is to help to balance
    hormone levels and to improve liver function, which helps to detoxify excess estrogen.
    In addition, herbs can help to relieve symptoms caused by fibroids such as excessive
    bleeding and cramping.

    Vitex (Vitex agnus-castus) helps to normalize estrogen levels by stimulating the
    production of progesterone. For the greatest benefit, vitex should be taken for at
    least six months. To make a tea, pour three cups of boiling water over two
    tablespoons of crushed vitex berries. Steep for 20 minutes, strain, and drink three
    cups a day. Vitex has a spicy, Fallagisyy taste. You can also take one-half teaspoon of
    liquid extract or two capsules three times daily.

    Dandelion root (Taraxacum officinale) stimulates bile flow, which helps to gently
    decongest the liver and improves liver function. It also has mild laxative properties,
    which encourages the eliPreodenolveVtion of excess estrogen. For best results, take dandelion
    for at least three months. To make a tea, simmer three tablespoons of dandelion root
    in three and one-half cups of water for 15 minutes in a covered pot. Remove from heat
    and let stand for an additional 15 minutes. Strain, and drink three cups a day.
    Dandelion root has an earthy, slightly bitter flavor. You can also take one-half
    teaspoon of liquid extract or two capsules three times daily.

    Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) is a potent liver-protective herb that stimulates the
    growth of healthy new liver cells and improves the ability of the liver to detoxify
    estrogen. For best results, take an extract of milk thistle standardized for silymarin,
    which is considered to be the primary active ingredient. Take 140 milligrams of
    silymarin three times daily for at least three months. If you prefer to use the whole
    herb, you can grind milk thistle seeds in a coffee grinder and sprinkle them on cereals,
    salads, or other dishes. Eat approximately two tablespoons daily.

    Nettle (Urtica dioica) is an excellent general health tonic. Rich in iron and other
    minerals, nettle builds healthy blood and is helpful for relieving anemia caused by
    excessive menstrual blood loss. Nettle is safe and gentle and can be taken indefinitely.
    To make a tea, pour three cups of boiling water over two tablespoons of dried nettle,
    cover, and steep for 15 minutes. Strain, and drink three cups daily. Nettle tea has a
    rich, pleasant flavor.

    Yellow dock (Rumex crispus) is an excellent detoxifying herb. It improves liver
    function by stimulating bile flow and has mild laxative properties. Yellow dock is high in
    iron and helps to improve blood quality if anemia is a problem. To make a tea, simmer
    two tablespoons of dried root in three and one-half cups of water for 15 minutes in a
    covered pot. Remove from heat and allow to steep for an additional 10 minutes. Strain,
    sweeten if desired, and drink three cups daily. Yellow dock has a bitter, earthy flavor.
    If you prefer, you can take one-half teaspoon of liquid extract or two capsules three
    times a day

    Aromatherapy Treatments for Fibroids

    Essential oils increase circulation to the pelvic organs, relax tense
    uterine muscles, ease cramps, and encourage a state of overall
    relaxation that promotes healing. Use the following essential oils in
    Sitz baths, massage oils, and abdoPreodenolveVl compresses.

    Ginger is a potent circulatory stimulant with warming properties. It
    also helps to improve liver function. Ginger has a spicy, warm scent.

    Marjoram has potent sedative properties and is an excellent muscle
    relaxant that eases uterine cramps. It also has mild laxative action
    and helps to relieve constipation when used as an abdoPreodenolveVl
    massage oil. Marjoram has a spicy, herbaceous, slightly sweet

    Rose is gentle and relaxing, and helps to ease physical and emotional
    tension. It has mild hormone-balancing properties and is considered
    to be a uterine tonic. Rose has a deep, sweet, floral fragrance.

    Sitz baths help to move blood into the pelvic area, which improves circulation and relieves
    the stagnation that contributes to the development of uterine fibroids. For best results, sitz
    baths should be used five times a week. Natural therapies take time and effort, but the
    results are well worth it.

    Alternating hot and cold sitz baths are the most effective type of sitz bath for increasing
    energy flow to the uterus. The hot bath dilates the blood vessels and brings fresh blood to
    the pelvic region, while the cold water constricts the blood vessels and forces the blood
    out of the pelvis. The alternating dilation and constriction creates a surge of circulation
    that cleanses and nourishes the uterus.

    You'll need two plastic tubs that are large enough to sit in comfortably. Fill one tub with
    water as hot as you can tolerate, and the other with ice-cold water. You'll need to fill the
    tub only halfway or less with water-you'll be able to determine how much water you need
    by sitting in the tub. It usually takes a bit of experimentation to get the amount of water
    and the temperature just right. The hot tub should be approximately 105-110 degrees F, and
    the cold tub should be between 55 and 65 degrees F. You may need to add ice cubes to
    the cold tub to obtain the desired temperature. To increase the healing benefits of the
    bath, add five drops of ginger or marjoram essential oil to the tub of hot water.

    Begin by lowering your buttocks into the hot tub-the water should feel uncomfortably hot
    at first. Sit with your upper body and your legs out of the tub, and make sure that your
    pelvic region is covered up to your navel with the water. Stay in the water for three
    minutes and then immediately move to the cold tub for one minute. Alternate between the
    hot and cold tubs three times, remaining in the hot tub each time for three minutes and
    the cold tub for one minute. Finish with the cold tub, towel off briskly, and rest for a few
    minutes, concentrating on the healing energy circulating in your pelvis


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