How haritaki benefits fibroids by reducing their size
Haritaki has been used to reduce fibroids for centuries. The ancient ayurvedic texts recommend mixing haritaki with castor oil for this purpose. Here is a recipe for this:
Haritaki fibroids Recipe:
- Castor oil 1/3rd tablespoon
- Haritaki powder, 1 large teaspoon
- warm water, 1/2 cup
How to prepare haritaki fibroid mix:
Stir them together into a milky paste. Drink. the taste is quite bitter so be prepared for a shock
Haritaki benefits fibroids research results
Research results from the use of Ayurveda herb formulas to reduce or eliminate fibroids are available online
Fibroids can, surprisingly, be reduced or eliminated through the use of haritaki, along with other Ayurvedic herbs, taken orally over a period of 7 weeks by 7 patients caused noticeable changes according to the research below
Uterine enlargement is common in reproductive life of a female. Other than pregnancy, it is seen most frequently in the result of leiomyomas. Leiomyomas, are benign smooth muscle neoplasmas that typically originate from the myometrium, due to fibrous consistency and are also called as fibroid. They may be identified in asymptomatic women during routine pelvic examination or may cause symptoms. Typical complaints include pain, pressure sensations, dysmenorrhea or abnormal uterine bleeding. Management of uterine fibroid through surgery is available to meet urgent need of the patient, but challenges remain to establish a satisfactory conservatory medical treatment till date. Hence, it was critically reviewed in the context of Granthi Roga (disease) and treatment protocol befitting the Samprapti Vighatana of Granthi(encapsulated growth) was subjected in patients of uterine fibroids. Seven cases of uterine fibroid were managed by Ayurvedic intervention. Ultrasonography (USG) of the lower abdomen was the main investigative/diagnostic tool in this study. After 7 weeks, patients presented with USG report as absence of uterine fibroid. Ayurvedic formulations Kanchanara Guggulu, Shigru Guggulu, and Haridra Khand are found to be effective treatment modality in uterine fibroid.
This chart from the same publication indicates the herbs used in the treatment of fibroids. It indicates how haritaki benefits fibroids
A fibroid is a non-cancerous (benign) growth of the womb (uterus). They are also called uterine myomas, fibromyomas or leiomyomas. Their size can vary. Some are the same size as a pea and some can be as big as a melon. Fibroids can increase in size, decrease in size or even go away with time. They can occur anywhere in the womb and are named according to where they grow:
Intramural fibroids grow within the muscle tissue of the womb. This is the most common place for fibroids to form.
Subserous fibroids grow from the outside wall of the womb into the pelvis.
Submucous fibroids grow from the inner wall into the cavity of the womb.
Pedunculated fibroids grow from the wall of the womb and are attached to it by a narrow stalk.
This video explains what a fibroid is and how it can be treated