Endometriosis is a serious condition, characterized by the growth of the uterus lining tissues outside the uterus. Common symptoms include constipation, nausea, fatigue, diarrhea, infertility, indigestion, heavy menstrual periods, painful periods and pain during ovulation.
Though the causes are still unknown, this type of condition usually affects infertile women. Following are some of the best natural ways to treat endometriosis.
How To Treat Endometriosis Naturally
Add a piece of ginger in your normal tea (without milk and sugar) and boil it for ten minutes. Add one tsp. of honey and sip the tea hot. Drink one cup of ginger tea, at least three times a day, regularly for a week.
If you are in extreme pain, drinking a cup of ginger tea will get you quick relief. It also helps in reducing the excessive growth of uterus lining tissues.
Ice Pack Or Heating Pad
For quick relief from the painful symptoms of endometriosis, you can place an ice pack or a heating pad on the lower abdominal area. You can use this remedy several times a day, as needed. For optimum benefits, you can consider rotating the applications of heating pad or ice pack alternatively for at least 15-20 minutes.
Contrast Sitz Bath
Just like ice pack-heat pad rotation, a hot water-cool water sitz bath can also be used to treat endometriosis. In contrast sitz bath, you first have to sit in a tub filled with cool water for one minute and then sit into another tub filled with hot water for 2-3 minutes.
This process should be repeated at least three times. Daily use of this remedy for two weeks can bring you great results. However, this remedy should not be used during menstruation.
Castor Oil Packs
Rubbing castor oil on the lower abdominal area can also be very effective in treating endometriosis.
For faster relief, the castor oil application should be covered with a woolen cloth for twenty minutes.
Progesterone cream is prepared by standardizing an extract (diosgenin) of Mexican wild yam. You cannot use wild yam cream directly. It must first be converted into progesterone cream in a lab. You can restrict the growth of abnormal endometrial tissue by applying progesterone cream on your upper chest, inner thighs, inner arms and wrists.
However, this remedy should be practiced only under the supervision of an experienced herbal practitioner. Excessive use of this cream can cause certain side effects, such as water retention, depression and mood changes.
Drinking fruit juices like papaya, dark grape, pineapple and mango juices can be very helpful in preventing the risks of retrograde menstruation caused by endometriosis.
You are also advised to eat foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as fishes. Regular intake of such foods will suppress the production of prostaglandin that can be very beneficial in relieving the symptoms of endometriosis.
Vegetables like kale, cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli and Brussels sprouts should also be included in your diet because they contain indoles, which can relieve endometriosis symptoms by improving the metabolism of estrogen.
Since endometriosis is a chronic disorder, you must consult your doctor and follow their advice and guidelines. But, the use of above natural remedies will definitely speed up the treatment process.