Fibroid Awareness Month: Ayurvedic tips to better manage the condition

According to Ayurveda, uterine fibroids are caused due to an imbalance of the tridoshas, ​​especially Kapha

fibroidsShatavari helps regulate irregular periods if you have uterine fibroids (Source: Getty Images/Thinkstock)

July is observed as Fibroid Awareness Month in an effort to draw attention to uterine fibroids – a condition that leads to non-cancerous growths in the uterus during a woman’s childbearing years. According to Ayurveda, they are usually caused by a imbalance of the tridoshasespecially kapha, said Dr. Archana Sukumaran, Ayurvedic Physician (BAMS) at Kerala Ayurveda Ltd.

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To manage the condition, the expert suggested consuming the following herbs to “restore balance”.

*Chatavari: Commonly known as asparagus, chatavari helps regulate irregular periods if you have uterine fibroids. “It improves duration, interval and bleeding because it soothes pitta dosha,” she said.

*Kancahanara: According to Dr. Sukumaran, it helps reduce the size of fibroids when used with other herbal formulations. “It helps balance the kapha dosha and has anti-inflammatory action.”

*Haldi: Turmericwith its anti-inflammatory properties, helps control the growth of fibroids.

During menstruation, you should not have a body massage. (Source: Getty Images/Thinkstock)

Additionally, the Ayurvedic expert pointed out that formulations such as Asokarishtam and Kumaryasavam “help reduce the pain associated with fibroids. Asokarishtam contains Asoka bark, which is known as a uterine tonic and helps improve well -general being of women.Kumaryasavam contains aloe vera, which helps maintain hormonal balance“.

Here are some other suggestions from Dr. Sukumaran for managing fibroids.

* Don’t get a body massage done when you have your period.
* Drink turmeric with milk or green tea instead of tea and coffee.
* Consume a high fiber diet and do yoga asanas like Bhujangasan, Paschimottasana and Baddha konasana.

“Eat a well-balanced dietbrisk walking and massaging the abdominal area with Dhanwantharam Thailam a week before menstruation can help reduce symptoms,” she said.

For the uninitiated, Dhanwantharam Thailam has a potent blend of herbs like mallow or bala, ginseng or ashwagandha, gooseberry or amla, Indian bael or bilva, and others cooked in Sesame oil.

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