In healing and reversing chronic diseases, nothing stands before diet. Fibroid is not left out as what you eat can feed or shrink fibroid.
A lot has been said on fibroid on this blog. Check out how to heal fibroid naturally. While that gives you the right steps to take, this post points out specific foods that are well known for shrinking fibroids.
Foods That Shrink Fibroids
This regulates the levels of estrogen in the body thus helping to shrink and treat fibroids. Add a tablespoon to any drink of yours once daily, especially in the mornings.
Also, ensure that you take it on an empty stomach. You can also take olive tea by brewing the olive leaves and drinking it. This will not just fight the fibroid only but also boosts your immune system.
Castor oil pack
This natural therapy helps improve liver functions, circulatory systems, and even boosts the lymphatic system. All these systems eliminate disease-causing microbes and toxins from the body.
This helps in getting rid of one of the root causes of fibroid, toxins. Castor oil works because it contains anti-inflammatory properties and ricinoleic acid.
It helps in not only shrinking fibroid but also reducing pain. Do castor pack once daily and don’t do it when you are menstruating or trying to conceive.
Get a wool flannel and saturate it in castor oil. Place the wool flannel on your abdomen and cover it with a plastic wrap. Put the hot water bottle or heating pad on it. Also, cover it with an old towel.
Leave it on your abdomen for one hour. Do not exceed one hour, please. Remove it after one hour. Do these until you see improvement.
If you’re suffering from constipation, take a teaspoon of this oil. It is a wonderful laxative.
Raw onions reduce the severity of fibroid symptoms because it has an abundance of quercetin, a wonderful phytochemical with healing and antioxidant properties.
Onions also help in regulating female hormones and thereby prevent and treat fibroids. Raw onions should be included in your raw salad daily but don’t mix it with avocado.
Adequate intake of water will help your body expel toxins. Dehydration worsens fibroid and by just breathing daily, we lose about 8 cups of water.
You have to replace the lost fluid or else your body would be dehydrated and you won’t know it. You need more than 8 cups of water daily.
Aside from water, increase your intake of watery fruits and veggies, vegetable broth, fruit juices, and vegetable smoothies. Apart from hydrating your body, they flood your body with nutrients that can be accessed in minutes.
This powerful herb boosts circulation and the flow of blood in the body and this is needed to heal fibroid. It shrinks tumors and reduces inflammation.
Take ginger tea three times daily or more to see visible results.
This herb reverses hormonal imbalance and relief its effects. It reduces inflammation and lowers the levels of estrogen. Chasteberry also helps in regulating menstruation.
It also regulates bleeding between periods. Get chasteberry tincture from a reputable health store and take it according to the dose. Generally for fibroid, 25 to 30 drops is needed 2 to 4 times daily, depending on the severity.
Note that chasteberry can reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills.
All parts of this herb including the supplement treat fibroid in many ways. It reduces the size and relieves the symptoms. Work with a naturopath so you can be guided on how best to take it and the dose.
This superfood is on the top list of home remedies for fibroid. It reduces the levels of histamines in the body and also lowers the levels of BFGF (Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor).
Boil 4 to 5 cups of water and add 3 to 4 grams of reishi mushrooms to it. Simmer this on low heat for at least 2 hours. Add ginger, honey, or any natural sweetener of your choice and drink.
Reishi mushrooms are also available in capsules and tinctures. Take according to the dose.
This amazing herb eliminates excess estrogen from the body. This reproductive hormone stimulates the cells to release growth factors and this can contribute to the growth of fibroids.
Take 10 to 25 drops of milk thistle three times daily for three to four months.
This herb is commonly used to treat infertility and other types of reproductive problems in women. It shrinks fibroid tumors in the uterus.
Get some fresh or dried leaves and steep it in hot water for 20 minutes. strain it and add honey or any natural sweetener and drink it two times daily.
For these remedies to work for you, your diet has to support their functions. Take out dietary hazards as mentioned above, and include whole grains like brown rice, quinoa, oats, buckwheat, etc. in your daily diet.
You need plenty of green leafy vegetables, nuts and seeds, and beans. Include lots of fiber-rich foods because they help to reduce estrogen levels in the body.
It has a strong anti-inflammatory property that helps in eliminating fibroid. It improves general wellbeing and fights allergies. Licorice also helps in relieving the numerous symptoms of fibroid.
Mix licorice roots with red cloves and boil. Drink this solution once daily.
This herb corrects poor liver functions, one of the reasons why the body can’t effectively expel wastes. It detoxes the liver and expels excess estrogen from the body.
Get dandelion from a good health store and boil 3 tablespoons in 3 ½ cups of water. Allow it simmer for 15 minutes and then turn off the heat. Leave it for another 15 minutes before straining it.
Drink this at least 3X daily for at least three months.
There is a powerful phytochemical called leonurine in this herb. It relaxes the walls of the uterus thereby relieving pains and other symptoms.
Get dried motherwort herb from a good health store. Steep 3 tablespoons in a cup of boiling water for 15 minutes. strain and drink. Do this 3 times daily.
Vitamin and mineral supplements can be taken to help reduce the severity of fibroid symptoms and to treat it too. Meet a naturopath to recommend a good supplement for you. All supplements are not equal.
Some vitamin and mineral supplements that help with fibroid are omega-3 fatty acids (you can get these from nuts and seeds), magnesium, vitamin E, B6, and B1.
Before taking any supplement, discuss it with your doctor.
Though this herb is commonly used to treat abnormal menstruation, it still acts on fibroids. Boil 3 quarts of water and add ¾ cup of this herb into the boiling water.
Leave it to boil for another 5 minutes and then let it cool. Drink this daily to relieve the symptoms of fibroids.
One of the most powerful compounds in green tea is Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which inhibits the growth of fibroid cells. It kills the death rate of fibroid cells.
It has powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-proliferative properties. Green tea shrinks fibroids and even reduces the severity of the symptoms due to these properties.
Take as many cups of green tea daily for several months. You can take the capsules, 400 mg daily.
As a powerful anti-inflammatory herb, goldenseal promotes healthy tissues in the uterus. Berberine, a powerful compound in this herb prevents and shrinks fibroids.
You can take the tea or supplement daily. 400mg of goldenseal root daily stops the growth of fibroids and reduces the size.
Red raspberry leaves
This highly nutritious herb heals the body and reduces the size of fibroids. Add the chopped leaves to a cup of boiling water and cover. Let it steep for 10 minutes.
Strain and drink. The teabags can be gotten from a reputable health store. If you don’t find this, you can use any other kind of berry.
This therapeutic herb is a remedy for a lot of disorders including fibroid. Get a quarter cup of aloe vera juice and mix it with one cup of beetroot juice.
Add a tablespoon of blackstrap molasses, you can also add some lemon juice, mix all these ingredients well in a glass and fill it up with water.
Drink this daily until you get rid of the fibroid.
This prevents the formation of fibroid in the first place. The detoxifying and anti-inflammatory properties help shrink fibroid. Take Echinacea tea daily.
Burdock root tea
Burdock root improves the functions and ability of your liver to metabolize estrogen. This helps in reducing the size of fibroids. Due to its rich content of lignin arctigenin, burdock root tea reduces the size of the fibroid and inhibits new growth.
It relieves all forms of discomforts caused by fibroids. Willow bark heals and reverses the condition. Boil some bark of the tree with water and simmer it for 10 minutes with low health.
Strain and drink. Do this 2 times daily until you get your desired result.
The powerful anti-inflammatory effect of this herb helps to shrink fibroids even after a short period of use. It is also anti-septic in nature and stops infections that can impair the healing process of the body.
Take this tea a few times daily to benefit from it. Put some dried flowers in a cup of hot water and allow to steep for some minutes. Strain the solution and drink.
Black cohosh root
This corrects menstrual abnormalities and balances hormones. It relieves inflammation and relieves the symptoms of fibroids. This root herb also shrinks the size of tumors and prevents it from growing further.
It even prevents tumors from developing in the uterus in the first place. Take it according to the prescription of your naturopath.
Apple cider vinegar
This helps in relieving the symptoms of fibroids because it expels toxins from the body and promotes the loss of fat. It is also believed to help shrink fibroids.
Add a teaspoon of organic ACV to a glass of water, stir, and drink. Do this daily gradually increasing the dose. Don’t exceed your limit.
Lemon has detoxifying and health-boosting properties. It shrinks fibroids and tumors and cleanses your body and improves your overall health.
Mix half glass of water with half a glass of lemon juice and drink. You can add a tablespoon of baking soda.
This powerful medicinal herb is dense in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. This helps prevent the growth of tumors and fibroids. Eat 3 to 5 raw cloves of garlic daily.
You can take a tablespoon of raw honey or some slices of cucumber afterward if you don’t want to carry garlic breath around.
Also known as Indian Gooseberry, this powerful herb is an antioxidant and immune system regulator. In Ayurveda, it is one of the common herbs used in reducing fibroid and relieving the symptoms.
Mix a teaspoon of amla powder with a teaspoon of raw honey. Take this mixture first thing every morning and do this daily for a few months until you see positive results.
Curcumin, the powerful compound in turmeric prevents and treats fibroids. You can chew on raw turmeric, take turmeric tea, or add it to your meals.
Take turmeric daily until you get your desired result.
As you’re taking the foods mentioned above, don’t forget to include exercise in your daily activity.
When To See A Doctor
If you notice any of the following, you should see a doctor immediately:
- Anemia or unexplained low red blood cell count
- Difficulty in emptying the bladder
- Bleeding or spotting between periods
- Prolonged, painful, and overly heavy periods
- Pelvic pain that persists
- Sharp pelvic pain that comes suddenly
- Severe vaginal bleeding
With the following tips, you should be able to shrink your fibroid and live a happy life.