Endometriosis is a chronic, painful disorder in which the tissue that normally lines the uterus (called the endometrium) starts growing outside the uterus. Endometriosis most commonly involves your ovaries, bowels or the tissue lining your pelvis. It can also spread outside your pelvic region.
No one has understood the exact cause of endometriosis; but some contributing factors include: Disorder in uterine tissues, hormonal imbalances, and genetics.
Endometriosis is often found on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, outer surface of the uterus and tissues that hold uterus in its proper place. It is a gynecological problem which affects approximately 176 million women and girls worldwide.Women of all ages are at risk for endometriosis. Normally, it affects women from age 25 to 40.
Endometriosis is the most common in women with infertility than a fertile woman.
Most of the women have no symptoms. When women experience any signs and symptoms of endometriosis, it includes:
Pelvic pain, Infertility, painful intercourse and pain during bowel or urination.
There are many natural remedies that can improve chronic condition of endometriosis and reduce pain.
If you are experiencing painful periods or pelvic pain, it is important to consult your doctor to get a proper diagnosis. Here are some natural home remedies that are used for endometriosis.
1. Reduced Estrogen level in the body
Women who suffering from obesity (the state of being overweight) and fat disturbs the hormonal balance, they must have elevated estrogen levels. They have to maintain their body weight.
2. Alternating Hot and Cold Sitz bath
A sitz bath is a bath in which water is taken in a wash tub or bath tub to cover the buttocks, upper thighs and lower abdomen.Hot sitz baths can be taken for 3 to 8 minutes. During a hot sitz bath, a cool washcloth placed on the forehead.
Cold sitz baths can also be taken for 3 to 8 minutes.
Hot and cold sitz baths are usually 5 minutes in hot water and 1 minute in cold water.Take this bath at least once in the entire day to eliminate endometriosis.
3. Pelvic massage
For e proper blood circulation in abdominal and pelvic region, pelvic massage is highly effective.
4. Clay mixture
Clay is also very effective for endometriosis.Take some clay and mix some water to form a paste and apply on the abdominal area and cover with warm towel for few minute. It is allowed to dry and after few minutes washed off. This remedy should be used for 15 consecutive days for best results.
5. Regular Exercise
Exercise and yoga is the best method to alleviate stress from an individual’s mind. These two can prove to be really effective and helpful in managing endometriosis.
6. Omega-3 Fatty Acids:
Omega-3 fatty acids are powerful inflammation fighters.
Omega-3 fatty acids are found in fish such as salmon, mackerel, sardines, and anchovies. They are also available in fish oil capsules. Several studies have found that omega-3 fatty acids are beneficial for people suffering from endometriosis. Omega 3 fatty acids lower the omega 6 s which is abundantly found in junk foods that causes inflammation in endometriosis.
Ashwagandha is widely used in stress reduction.If we get stressed, it affects all our hormones, including the thyroid, progesterone levels, estrogens levels etc. Ashwagandha regulates the stress levels in our bodies.
8. Ginger Tea:
Ginger is really beneficial for Endometriosis.The extract in ginger tea helpsto decrease the endometriotic lesions.Ginger is anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic as well as warming. Drink 1 or 2 cups of ginger tea daily in order to speed up the process of healing.
9. Castor Oil
Castor Oil Pack, Provide instant relief from pain with endometriosis and inflammation. Castor oil pack contains ricinoleic acid, which stimulates the lymphaticglands. This removes excess toxins from the body because these toxins are indirectly responsible for endometriosis pain.
10. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is a plant loaded with antioxidants. It boosts the immune system and reduces inflammation. Aloe Vera can be consumed in various forms capsules, juice and gel. It promotes faster healing and strengthens the immune system.
Asparagus racemosus or Shatavari increase fertility. Shatavari is widely used in Ayurveda for its rejuvenating property. It regulated hormonal imbalance and reduces risk of endometriosis.
Ashoka or Saraca Asoca is a very good herbal remedy for menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding) and Diabetes. The bark of this tree has constituents which keep a woman youthful and healthy. It has anti Estrogenic and anti-bacterial effects.
The word Lodhra means which makes the body sturdy. This herb treats bleeding disorders because of its absorption enhancing property. It is very light and acts as a coolant and also as a pitta pacifier. Lodhra’s bark has anti-inflammatory properties as well.
14. Flaxseeds and vegetables:
Some plant chemicals called flavones inhibit aromatase (the enzyme that converts androgens to estrogens). Good food sources of flavones are parsley and celery. Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, Brussels sprouts, and bok choy contain compounds called indoles, which improve estrogens metabolism. Flaxseeds are high in lignans and fiber, which have been found to be beneficial for estrogen-related conditions.
15. Boswellia serrata:
Boswellia helps in decreasing and repairing the inflamed endometrium. It also consists of potent analgesic properties and also better the blood circulation. It is used as a stimulant.