7 Natural Remedies to Relieve Endometriosis

7 Natural Remedies to Relieve Endometriosis

Endometriosis: Brief Introduction

Endometriosis is an extremely painful condition which is linked to an abnormal growth of ‘endometrial tissue’ — that is, the tissue which generally lines the inner side of the uterus.

In women affected by Endometriosis, the endometrial tissue spreads abnormally from the inside the uterus to the outside of the uterus. Specifically, the growth of the endometrial tissue starts appearing on the fallopian tubes, the ovaries, the bladder and the intestines. For providing relief to women suffering from this painful condition, there are some useful remedies which are considered to be very effective in Endometriosis treatment naturally.

The occurrence of Endometriosis has not been associated with any specific factor thus far. However, there are certain factors which can lead to this painful condition, including hormonal imbalance, family history, recurrent pelvic infections, and uterine abnormalities. Although the abnormal growth of the endometrial tissue in Endometriosis is normally confined to the pelvic area of the affected women, this tissue can, sometimes, also grow outside the pelvic area.

In most cases of Endometriosis, the affected woman experiences pelvic pain; constant fatigue; infertility; heavy menstrual periods; cramping during menstruation; indigestion; nausea; and pain during sexual intercourse, urination or bowel movements. Endometriosis treatment naturally is beneficial in managing these common symptoms and for bringing about an overall improvement in this painful condition.

Natural Remedies to Relieve Endometriosis

There are some time-tested natural remedies which are very effective in relieving Endometriosis. The top seven remedies for Endometriosis treatment naturally have been discussed below:

(1) Consume More Vegetables and Fruits

If you are suffering from Endometriosis, you should increase your intake of vegetables and fruits, so that you eat a healthy and balanced daily diet. Increased consumption of vegetables and fruits increases the amount of fiber and vitamins, which can keep the digestive system healthy and relieve the symptoms of Endometriosis.

(2) Reduce Exposure to Chemicals

Another remedy for EndometriosisOpens in a new tab. treatment naturally is to reduce your exposure to environmental chemicals like dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), because of which Endometriosis symptoms can become more severe. In order to avoid the harmful effects of chemicals, you should reduce your consumption of animal fat, particularly high-fat dairy, fish, and red meat.

(3) Eat Foods Rich in Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids

The consumption of foods which are abundant in Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids can also help in dealing with Endometriosis. These fatty acids are naturally available in abundance in certain fish like tuna, sardines, salmon, mackerel, andanchovies. The increased intake of these fatty acids is beneficial in controlling the production of prostaglandins — the hormones which cause menstrual cramps and pain. Moreover, the growth of the endometrial tissue can also be controlled with the help of fish oil.

(4) Consume Flax, Hemp Seeds and Chia Seeds

Endometriosis can also be improved by consuming flax seeds, which are rich in fiber and lignans, and can be useful for relieving estrogen-related conditions. Other than flax seeds, hemp seeds and chia seeds are also extremely beneficial in managing Endometriosis as they can improve estrogen levels; and thus support hormone balance.

(5) Use Herbal Remedies

 The use of certain herbs is also very beneficial in improving the symptoms of Endometriosis. These herbs chiefly include Haridra, Shatavari, Aloe Vera, Arjuna, Lodhra, Ashoka, Shallaki, Shatavari, and Udumbur. These herbs can help in treating several disorders which affect women, and can also provide relief from pain in abdomen and pelvic area, regularize menstrual cycles, improve the immune system, and suppress the overgrowth of inflamed tissues.

(6) Reduce Stress Level

Another natural remedy for relief from Endometriosis is to your reduce stress levels. Prolonged stress can make the body weak and lead to hormonal imbalance by affecting the production of a hormone called ‘Cortisol’ which is required for making progesterone and other hormones. Stress levels can be managed with the help of Ashwagandha, and nutrients like Vitamin C, zinc, magnesium, and B vitamins.

(7)Try Home Remedies

Home remedies are easily available at home and can be tried without much effort. Decoction of cumin, coriander and fennel seeds is very good to combat abdominal discomfort and bloating. Also one should make use of asafoetida, fenugreek seeds and other cooling and soothing herbs.

Along with using the above remedies for Endometriosis treatment naturally, women suffering from the painful condition resulting from abnormal growth of endometrial tissue should also avoid the intake of alcohol and certain food products which can aggravate Endometriosis and worsen its symptoms. The food products to be avoided in Endometriosis mainly include high-fat processed meats, refined sugar, caffeine, and non-organic dairy products.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan

This article is written by DR. Vikram Chauhan (MD - AYURVEDA). He is an expert Ayurvedic practitioner based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda (Ancient healing treatment), not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company.

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