- cumin seed powder -- here's a page on its role in Ayurveda, which mentions it's helpful for menstrual difficulties
- coriander seed powder -- did find a lot of pages mentioning it as helpful for menstrual difficulties
- Cobra's saffron -- info here
- I found the 100x washed ghee here and am going to order some -- sounds like it's good for your face too.
- Kaanchnaar Guggul (there seem to be various spellings) -- now this one looks really good, info here. It specifically focuses on the lymphatic system which is one of my big issues, and also helps with thyroid balancing which seems to be an issue for many fibroid sufferers. I'm going to buy from this site which has an organically cultivated version, and have my BioSet practitioner check it to see if it's a match for me.
- Fennel -- have heard that these are estrogenic so not so sure I think that's a good idea
- Wild Celery seed -- info here, which does mention anti-tumor effect
- Bharangi - info here but couldn't find any indication of it being used for fibroids
- Hogweed extract -- info here, including mention of antifibrinorytic activity which would presumably be helpful for fibroids
Sunday, June 6, 2010
ayurvedic remedies for fibroids
Found this video on the web, look at it then click on part 2 below to see the second part.
In it an Indian physician talks about her experience using Ayurveda to shrink fibroids. (It's in Hindi with subtitles!) She gives a couple of home remedies.
One is for dealing with the bleeding, and includes cumin seed powder, coriander seed powder, cobra's saffron powder, and rock sugar. Also talks about putting 100x washed ghee (Shata Dhota Ghruta) on your stomach below the navel.
For shrinking them, in video 2 she prescribes Kanchnar Guggul tablets plus a home remedy of fennel, wild celery seed, Bharangi, and hogweed extract. She says it works but works slowly -- takes a few months for 1 cm shrinkage.
So of course now I have to google all the things that she mentions.
Also found this other page with other Ayurvedic ideas for fibroids. I'm wondering if this is really compatible with the Chinese approach I am taking, and also thinking that like Chinese medicine it would be better to see a specialist perhaps.