Ovarian cysts are increasingly becoming common in women of all age groups. This medical condition is quite difficult to treat because the symptoms associated with it do not make an appearance until it is too late. Women with ovarian cysts often suffer from extreme abdominal pain during menstruation. If left untreated the cysts can cause infertility in women of child-bearing age. Hence, it is important to recognize the symptoms that are common to the condition and get treatment for them.
Medical treatment of ovarian cysts is widely available in hospitals these days. However, these treatments have failed to cure the condition completely and effectively. The treatment given in hospitals provides only temporary relief. The symptoms associated with the condition do not go away completely and recur soon. For this reason, many women now prefer herbal remedies to treat ovarian cysts rather than rely on medical treatment given by hospitals.
Studies have shown that herbs are very effective in treating ovarian cysts. However, before you begin any of the herbal treatments listed below, you must consult an experienced herbalist who can provide you in depth knowledge of the herb you chose for treatment. Do not attempt any of these herbal treatments if you are pregnant or suffer from an extreme form of any medical condition. Check with your doctor if consumption of these herbs may interfere in your intake of any other medication.
Chasteberry is extensively used in the treatment of hormonal disorders in women. When taken orally, chasteberry helps in the proper and normal functioning of pituitary gland. It also helps balance the level of progesterone in women. The herb is also used for treating problems associated with menstrual cycle like infertility and ovulation.
Regular consumption of chasteberry helps maintain balance and accuracy of hormone levels in the body. Some herbalists also use the herb for treating polycystic ovary syndrome, also called PCOS. Women suffering from PCOS do not experience regular menstrual cycle which leads to infertility due to lack of ovulation. Sufficient dosage of chasteberry, when taken regularly, helps balance the progesterone level in the body. This balance leads to regular ovulation within the female body.
Wild yam has plenty of herbal properties that have been exploited to alleviate the symptoms associated with ovarian cysts. It is believed in ayurvedic science that wild yam helps maintain balance of hormones that in turn helps eliminate ovarian cysts. A variety of Mexicaan wild yam is believed to be a rich source of phytoestrogen that is very similar in structure to progesterone but does not contain the harmful side effects of synthetic progesterone.
Wild yam is alkaline in nature and contains starch and tannins.Wild yam is mainly available in cream form for consumption. This is an excellent remedy for ovarian and breast cysts as well as for regularizing menstrual flow. Many times the herb is used in the treatment of infertility as well.
Red clover is known to eliminate the cysts from the body by acting on the walls of the cysts. Its herbal properties cause thinning of the walls of the cysts. This causes the cysts to rupture during the initial days of the menstrual cycle.
Studies have shown that red clover may contain some form of estrogen.
On consumption, the estrogen from the herb acts on the ovaries and helps them function normally. The herb is also an excellent cure for other ailments such as internal cysts and boils. Red clover basically acts as a blood cleanser and thus helps eliminate ailments associated with blood.
Milk thistle has been in use for quite some time now to treat hormonal imbalances in women. Consumption of milk thistle is known to balance out the levels of estrogen and progesterone in a woman’s body. The herb gets rid of any extra estrogen in the body thus detoxifying the liver. The herb is more of a tonic than a medicine since it helps with detoxification. Milk thistle detoxifies the body by removing abnormal cells as well as extra hormones. The herb is excellent for preventing ovarian cysts as it keeps the ovaries from functioning abnormally.
Echinacea is a popular herb with the herbalists since it has many medicinal properties. It is widely used in the treatment of female reproductive organs. The herb cures the body of ovarian cysts by strengthening the immune system. This boost to the immune system increases the white blood cells in the body.
These cells help the body fight infections as well as remove abnormal cells from the body. Regular consumption of Echinacea prevents formation of ovarian cysts by maintaining the correct hormonal balance in the body.
Green leafy vegetables like mint, coriander and parsley (all herbs) are also effective in the treatment of ovarian cysts. Drinking warm herbal concoction of mint and parsley is known to reduce the pain and discomfort associated with ovarian cysts. Women with PCOS are advised to drink herbal teas regularly as they help detoxify the body of any abnormal cells. The herbal teas should be prepared by steeping fresh or dried herbs in very hot water for not more than five minutes. Herbal teas should be had without sugar and milk. You can add a dash of lemon for some flavor. Regular intake of herbal teas is an excellent way of preventing ovarian cysts.
Many women suffering from ovarian cysts may not realize it because in some cases there are no outward symptoms those are generally associated with ovarian cysts. In such cases, the cysts may leave the body of their own. However, if left untreated, the cysts can become grow in size and even twist. This can lead to severe abdominal pain, unexplained bleeding and excruciating pain during intercourse. Therefore, it is important to treat ovarian cysts as soon as possible. It is recommended that a healthy and nutritious diet be taken along with the herbal remedies to treat ovarian cysts completely and effectively.
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