Uterine fibroids are growths in your uterus. Almost 80 percent of American women have or have had fibroids. They’re also called:
- benign tumours
- uterine leiomyomas
While fibroids aren’t cancerous
or life-threatening, they can sometimes cause health problems such as heavy
bleeding, painful periods, abdominal distension, organ obstruction and female
In severe cases, patients may be
told that surgery is the only option. However, it is our opinion that there’s
no harm in trying out herbs and supplements before considering surgery as an
option. Here are our top picks:
1. YiMuCao & XiXianCao – Xi xian cao (Siegesbeckia) and Yi mu cao
(Leonurus) have been used together in Traditional Chinese Medicine for many
years, believed to be able to reduce adhesions and scar tissue, particularly of
the female reproductive system, along with restoring delicate hormonal balance.
When used in conjunction, these two herbs are also believed to be excellent
anti-inflammatories and immune system enhancers to allow your body to function
at its best. You can purchase YiMuCao & XiXianCao as a blend called
FallOpen from our website. You can also purchase YiMuCao & XiXianCao as a
blend in capsule form in a product called Fallopian Tube Formula on our
2. Chasteberry/Vitex – Chasteberry or vitex, is taken for heavy
menstrual bleeding, painful periods, and other symptoms. This herbal remedy
helps to balance hormone levels which in turn aids fibroid shrinking gradually.
You can purchase Natures Way Vitex, Puritans Pride Vitex and Swanson
Chasteberry Fruit from our website.
3. White Peony – Organic White Peony Tea has been consumed for its medicinal properties for centuries, in China. Though Black and Green Teas are healthy, white tea is run through very little processing. This keeps its antioxidants intact and makes it the best health drink. White Peony has the ability to significantly shrink fibroids and ovarian cysts. It has been used for centuries to correct female related issues like PCOS, PMS, Menstrual problems and more. You can Purchase Triple Leaf White Peony Teabags or Natures Lab White Peony Loose Tea from our website.
4. Systemic Enzymes – Fibroids
are also susceptible to being dissolved by high-dose enzyme therapy. The enzyme
serrapeptase is particularly effective for this purpose. Keep the bottle of
enzymes by your bedside and take a minimum of 250,000 SPU daily with a little
water first thing in the morning and last thing at night, at least 2 hours
after eating. The point is for the enzymes to digest the fibroids, not your
food. You can purchase Doctor’s Best Serrapeptase, Lindens High Potency
Serrapeptase, Wobenzym and Doctor’s Best Proteolytic Enzymes from our website.
5. Fraxinus Americana – Fraxinus Americana is a widely spoken remedy for uterine fibroids among many clinical practitioners. There are many physicians use this remedy in mother tincture along with a constitutional or a miasmatic drug. Many give the inference is good in the treatment. This remedy is being used by many Homoeopaths and the efficacy is strongly spoken: “Fraxinus is useful in fibroids, Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease, when administered in Q 5 to10 drops thrice daily benefit the patients along with the constitutional Remedy”. The strongest affinity, the sphere of action of Fraxinus Americana is Uterus. It is invariably useful in many conditions like fibroid, Adenomyosis, Prolapse. It also proved as an efficacious drug in Poly Cystic Ovarian Disease. You can purchase SBL Fraxinus Americana Q from our website.
6. Milk Thistle Yellow Dock & Dandelion Root – Strengthening the liver with herbs such as dandelion, milk thistle seed, or yellow dock root helps it metabolize estrogen out of the body, thus reducing fibroids. You can purchase Swanson Milk Thistle Yellow Dock Dandelion combination from our website. You can also purchase Swanson Milk Thistle, Swanson Dandelion, and Traditional Medicinals Roasted Dandelion Tea from our website.
7. Shatavari – This is an ayurvedic herb that is used to deal with
problems related to female health, especially disorders of the female
reproductive system. This herb can be used in all age groups suffering from
uterine fibroids. It works to cure fibroids by maintaining the HPO-axis, regulating
the menstrual cycle, balancing hormones and eliminating toxins. You can
purchase Himalaya Shatavari from our website.
8. Mushrooms – Today, reishi, maitake and shiitake mushrooms are widely used in natural approaches for breast tumours and uterine fibroids. These medicinal mushrooms possess strong anti-tumour activity. This means they encourage a healthy body environment and fight against the development of abnormal tissue. They support your body’s natural immune response against cancerous tumours and non-cancerous growths like fibroids and cysts. Used regularly, they may even help decrease fibroid size and discourage new fibroid growth. You can purchase Swanson Triple Mushroom Complex and Myco-Mune Mushroom Trio from our website.
9. Castor Oil – Castor oil packs, applied over the lower belly,
stimulate circulation to the uterus and may help to reduce fibroid size. You
can purchase Home Health and Heritage Store Cold-pressed Hexane-free Castor Oil
from our website.
10. Traditional Chinese Medicine – Herbal remedies are used in
traditional Chinese Medicine to slow fibroid growth and treat symptoms. One
herbal formula is called Guizhi fuling or Gui Zhi Fu Ling Tang. This formula
contains several herbs that act to shrink uterine fibroids, balance hormone levels,
and keep your uterus healthy. You can purchase Guang Ci Tang GyneAssure and
Abdo StasisClear from our website.
your convenience, we stock a range of combination products that contain several
herbs and supplements that will significantly shrink and eliminate fibroids
from your body. The products are called Himalaya Evecare, Fibro Defense, and
REPL Fibroid Tumour.