Fibroids are fairly common in women, especially as they age and come upon menopause. Just because they are common however does not mean that they should be ignored. A fibroid is a buildup of tissue, essentially a small benign tumor, and can be anywhere on the uterus.
Fibroids often result in long, painful, and heavy menstrual cycles as well as pelvic pain, obstructed urination, backache, abdominal swelling, and more. Needless to say, fibroids result in a whole host of uncomfortable situations, and can really cramp (no pun intended) your lifestyle.
How to Get Rid of Fibroids Without Surgery
There are many ways to treat fibroids, aside from surgery and medication.
Being a good source of vitamin C and B6, as well as a variety of antioxidants, garlic is an effective remedy for treating fibroids. Garlic will prevent the growth of the tumors in the uterine, and can actually eliminate fibroids altogether. Eat a whole garlic clove, followed by a whole glass of water for an effective treatment.
2. Lemon Juice
Mixing in 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice in a glass of water can also treat fibroids. Although researchers aren’t sure why, many women attest to the efficacy of this remedy, as long as it is consumed daily.
3. Castor Oil
Warm up some oil in a bowl, then soak a clean washcloth in the oil. Wring out the excess oil, then place the washcloth over the abdomen area; cover it with plastic and place a warm water bottle over it. Continue this method for five nights straight, then take a two-night break, and repeat for three weeks to get rid of the fibroids.
4. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is used to naturally treat a wide array of ailments, and you can officially add fibroids to this list. Add 2 ounces of ACV to a full glass (8 ounces) of water and drink up. Try to drink this daily.
5. Turmeric Powder
Turmeric should be added to your diet if you suffer from fibroids. Having about 445 mg of turmeric extract every day can help rid you of the tumors.
6. Master Cleanse
This technique helps flush the entire body and regulate the hormones, thus preventing future fibroids and addressing some of their side effects. For the cleanse, combine the following:
- 10 ounces of water
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons of organic grade B maple syrup
- A pinch of cayenne pepper
Shoot for 6-10 classes of this cleanse every day.
Prepare a paste with gooseberry by combining 1 tablespoon of gooseberry powder with 1 teaspoon of honey. Eat this well-mixed paste first thing in the morning to reduce the size of your fibroids.
8. Aloe Vera
Combining ¼ cup of aloe vera juice with 1 cup of beet juice, a dash of lemon juice, and 1-2 tablespoons of unsulphured blackstrap molasses, and 8 ounces of water makes for a great natural treatment fibroids.
9. Reishi Mushrooms
Consuming Reishi mushrooms will significantly reduce the size of fibroids. Simmer a handful of these mushrooms in water for about two hours, then sip on the mushroom tea. Add some honey or ginger for taste.
This herb helps regulate the female hormones to naturally prevent fibroids. You can find a chasteberry tincture or extract, or make a tea.
11. Goldenseal Root
This root helps maintain healthy uterine tissues and reduce inflammation. You can make a tea by simmering 1 teaspoon of each goldenseal root, bethroot, and false unicorn root, letting it steep for twenty minutes and then straining before drinking. Drink two cups of this tea on a regular basis for 3-6 months.
Triphala powder is extremely beneficial in treating and reducing fibroids. Combine 1 teaspoon of triphala powder with a glass of water or milk, let it soak for ten minutes, then drink up for the most benefit.
13. Black Cohosh Root
This herb naturally shrinks fibroids, and also helps to regulate the hormones in the body.
14. Red Raspberry Leaf
This leaf helps to naturally reduce the size of fibroids. Making a tea with fresh and/or dried raspberry leaves and drinking regularly will help reduce the tumors.
15. Dandelion Root
Making a tea with dandelion root will help to actually dissolve the fibroids and eliminate excess estrogen from the body. Take a capsule or extract every day, or make a tea and drink three times every day.
16. Lady’s Mantle
A tea made from this herb will help heal the fibroids and regulate abnormal menstrual periods.
17. Milk Thistle
Another herb that is great at shrinking tumors, milk thistle tea or extract should be consumed up to three times every day to get rid of those fibroids.
A compound called leonurine is found in motherwort and it help relax the uterus, which relieves the symptoms of cramps and bloat. Make a tea with 1-2 teaspoons of the dried herb and drink up every day.
This herb helps significantly reduce the size of the fibroids and also helps reduce inflammation throughout the body.
20. Licorice Root
By fighting inflammation and allergies, licorice root helps to eliminate fibroids and regulate the production of estrogen.
21. Burdock Root
Taking burdock root capsules daily will help get rid of fibroids in just a few months.
An easy and delicious tea, chamomile naturally cures fibroids and other cysts in the body. Make the tea fresh with chamomile flowers if possible.
23. Evening Primrose Oil
This oil can be taken as a tablet to make the fibroids disappear.
24. Nettle Herb
Making a tea with come (washed) nettle leaves will not only reduce fibroids, but also alleviate many of the other symptoms related to fibroids, such as heavy menstruation.
25. Willow Bark
Drinking tea made of willow bark every day will help to shrink your fibroids in just a few months.
All in All
Fibroids are not uncommon, so do not run scared if your doctor tells you that you have fibroids. Take advantage of some of these natural remedies before or in addition to any traditional medicine your doctor may suggest. To prevent and also treat fibroids, make sure you also maintain a healthy weight, workout consistently, and find a productive way to deal with stress and anxiety.