Garlic has natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that discourage the growth of tumors and uterine fibroids. So, eat three to five garlic cloves daily. If the garlic taste and odor are too strong for you, then follow it with a glass of milk. Milk will also help reduce the incidence of fibroids.
10. Indian Gooseberry (Amla)
Being an antioxidant and immunomodulator, Indian gooseberry is an excellent Ayurvedic remedy to reduce fibroids and their symptoms.
- Mix together one teaspoon each of Indian gooseberry powder and honey.
- Consume it daily, first thing in the morning.
- Continue for at least a few months to get positive results.
In addition to these remedies, make sure to exercise regularly and drink plenty of water throughout the day to flush out toxins. Exercising also helps regulate ovulation.
Plus, make whole grains like oats, brown rice, buckwheat and others a major part of your daily diet. Also eat beans, nuts, seeds and plenty of green vegetables.
Eating a high-fiber diet helps reduce estrogen, which in turn helps shrink fibroids. It is believed that green vegetables tend to protect women from developing fibroids, while eating red meat and ham increase the risk.
Apart from following these remedies, consult your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment, especially if you are experiencing overly heavy or painful periods, bleeding between periods, persistent pelvic pain, pain during intercourse, or enlarged uterus and abdomen.