The disease Endometriosis involves the abnormal growth of inner tissues of uterus (womb) outside it. These inner tissues are called as Endometrium and comprise the inner surface of uterus. The tissues may start to grow on bowel, ovaries and pelvis tissue lining. The tissues with misplaced growth then grown and subsequently break down causing adhesions and scars. Symptoms of the condition include infertility and pain in the pelvic region or the region of the body located between the thighs and abdomen. Pain during intercourse, menstruation cycle and sex may also occur. Other and more rarely symptoms of the disease involve the bowel and urinary system. Causes of the disease include genetic predisposition and environmental toxins including dioxins that are waste products of certain industrial processes.
With the start of menopause the condition gets better. Still the pain caused during the condition is intense and must be cured and avoided as it severely affects the quality of life. There are some natural and home remedies that provide relief from the condition.
Here Are 9 Home Remedies For Treating Endometriosis:
By exercising regularly you can avoid the recurrence of the disease and also stop it from spreading further. Exercise is also a way of preventing the condition.
Stop Alcohol Consumption
Alcohol consumption will worsen the condition. Hence stop consuming alcohol. By stopping alcohol consumption you will also prevent the occurrence of the disease.
The risk of the disease is lowered by use of combination of oral contraceptives. The contraceptive pills contain the hormones Progestogen and Estrogen and prevent infertility.
A warm sitz bath relaxes the muscles located in the pelvis area and reduces pain and cramps. It also alleviates pain and inflammation. To treat the condition this way, fill 2 bathtubs with lukewarm and cold water. Add approximately 10 drops of fresh rosemary oil to each of the tubs. You can also use lavender oil in the same quantity. First sit in the warm water tub so that the water reaches your waist, for 5 minutes. Then switch over and sit in the cold water tub for 1 minute. Repeat 5 rounds of the alternative bath. You can do the pain and inflammation relieving procedure 5 times every week.
Castor oil, with its unique toxin removal properties is highly beneficial during the endometriosis condition. Use it as soon as you experience cramping.To treat the condition, mix 5 drops of fresh lavender oil in quarter cup of castor oil. Soak a wash-cloth in the mixture and heat it in microwave. Cool it to adequate warmth (so that the cloth does not burn you) and place it on the lower stomach area. Place a hot water bottle on the cloth after first covering it with a plastic sheet. Use the castor oil pack for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Later clean the area with clean water. Caution! The procedure cannot be used during the menstrual flow periods.
Flax seeds have omega 3 fatty acids and anti-oxidants that remove the toxins from the body and slow down the abnormally growing tissue growth.To treat the condition this way, soak 4 spoons of the seeds in 1 cup of water for the whole night. In the morning, strain and drink the mixture. You can also add the seeds to soups, salads and yogurt for consuming them in more deliciously palatable forms.
The pain and inflammation in the pelvic area can be lowered by massaging the area with sandalwood or lavender oil. Rub either of the oils after lying down comfortably on your back on the lower abdomen and pelvic area for 10 minutes. Apply the oil in circular rotating patterns. The process can be done daily until ample of comfort is achieved.
Shatavari or Wild Asparagus has folic acid that is useful in the condition. Endometriosis may be caused by the deficiency of the vitamin. It also has Vit E that reduces pain and cramps.To treat you with Shatavari, add 1 spoon of the herb’s powder in 1 glass of warm milk and drink it 2 times every day. Stop the treatment once you attain sufficient relief.
Turmeric contains a substance by the name Curcumin that has anti-inflammatory properties and treats the pelvic inflammation easily that accompanies endometriosis condition.The treatment can be done by boiling 2 cups of drinkable water. Add 1 spoon of turmeric powder, ginger powder, honey and lemon juice to the boiled water. Drink the mixture once every day. Alternatively you can use the 300 mg turmeric capsules as well, three times every day.