There are a number of natural remedies for women suffering from endometriosis and fibroids. Both of these conditions can be treated medically, but frequently return when medication is stopped or after surgery.
The extract of the fruit of Vitex Agnus Castus (VAC) when taken over a seven/eight month period has been shown to be beneficial in the treatment of heavy or frequent bleeding, endometriosis, pelvic pain and some types of fibroids. A number of laboratory and clinical studies have been performed which show that the herb acts on the central nervous system pathways to regulate the production of a number of ovarian hormones.
One study showed that about 30 drops in water daily brought many of the symptoms under control.
For those fibroids which don’t react to VAC, a traditional chinese herbal remedy, keishi-bukruryo-gan (KBG), has been shown to be effective. It is a mixture of five plants which is often used to treat heavy and/or irregular periods. One study of 110 women who had fibroids and were treated with KBG demonstrated an improvement in 90% of cases.
A number of homeopathic remedies have also been shown to be effective in the treatment of ovarian cysts and their symptoms. They are:-
- Cobaltum nitricum
- Hedera helix
- Nepenthe distillatoria
Parathyroidinium and cobaltum nitricum have also been shown through scientific research to be effective in the treatment of fibroids.