In an effort to raise awareness of uterine fibroids, which cause non-cancerous growths in the uterus during a woman’s reproductive years, July is designated as Fibroid Awareness Month. They are typically brought on by an imbalance of the tridoshas, particularly kapha, according to Ayurveda, said Dr. Archana Sukumaran, an ayurveda physician (BAMS) at Kerala Ayurveda Ltd.
The specialist advised using the following herbs to “establish equilibrium” in order to treat the illness.
Shatavari: Shatavari, also referred to as asparagus, helps control irregular menstrual cycles if you have uterine fibroids. As it calms pitta dosha, it enhances length, interval, and bleeding, she explained.
Kancahanara: When used with other herbal remedies, it helps shrink fibroids, according to Dr. Sukumaran it balances the kapha dosha and anti-inflammatory effects
Haldi: Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory effects assist in limiting the formation of fibroids.
The Ayurvedic specialist further mentioned that preparations like Asokarishtam and Kumaryasavam “assist to alleviate pain linked with fibroids. Ashoka bark, recognised as a uterine tonic aids in enhancing women’s general well being, is a component of Asokarishtam. Aloe vera, which supports maintaining hormonal balance, is found in Kumaryasavam.
Here are some additional tips from Dr. Sukumaran for dealing with fibroids.
- Avoid getting a body massage when you are menstruating.
- Replace tea and coffee with green tea or milk and turmeric.
- Exercise yoga poses like Baddha konasana, Paschimottasana, and Bhujangasana, and eat a diet high in fibre. The symptoms could be lessened by eating a well- balanced diet, exercising vigorously, and massaging the abdomen with Dhanwantharam Thailam a week before periods.
For those who are unfamiliar, Dhanwantharam Thailam offers a potent blend of herbs such as Bilva or Indian bael, ginseng or ashwagandha, gooseberry or amla, and others that are cooked in Sesame oil.