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June 2009 I got surgery for removed Fibroids in my
uterus. On May 2011 I went to see my doctor and through
Ultrasound it shows that I have a small fibroid and my
uterus have increased to 11C. Currently am using
dynapham product such as chlorophyll, ganoderma,
maharani and ginkgo.Can you advise if this is the right
combination or any advise of how I can use so that I can
be cured and be pregnant?
Good to hear from you. In treating uterine fibroids it
is extremely important to avoid the following foods and
Coffee, decaffeinated coffee, alcohol and beer, pork,
chicken, liver, heavy red meats, white sugar, wheat,
cheese, sodas, and chocolates, sour cream, all dairy,
all foods containing additives and/or preservatives and
all fried and greasy foods. With this disease it is
much better to eat organically grown foods.
Please remember to avoid estrogen containing Birth
Control Pills and Hormone Replacement Therapies.
A healthy diet includes fresh cold water fish (salmon,
herring, mackerel, anchovies, tuna), honey, leafy green
vegetables, whole grains, lentils, pinto and other
beans, raw or steamed vegetables, fresh fruits, and
proteins with a minimum of animal fat since most animal
products contain estrogen, which enlarges the fibroids.
Drink plenty of fresh water daily.
This is a good Uterine Fibroid Tea: To a decoction of
Bupleurum root and Sparganium in equal parts add a small
piece of fresh Ginger root.
Combine herbs and water in a pot and bring to a boil.
Lower heat and simmer for a few minutes. Turn off heat
and let sit for about 15 minutes. Then add 10 drops of
extract or tincture of Agnus castus and 15 drops of
extract or tincture of Dandelion. Sweeten only with
honey and drink 3xs day.
Tinctures of Raspberry leaf, Yarrow and Wild Yam may
also prove useful.
It is very important that you supplement with a good
multi-vitamin multi-mineral one containing all 22 amino
acids. Add 1,000mg Vit.. C 2xs day and 1 tablespoon
daily of Omega-3 fatty acids and 1 tablespoon of Evening
The following treatment given by the famous psychic
Edgar Cayce has been of help to many women:
Castor oil packs – Rub Castor oil on your stomach and
cover with plastic. Place a warm towel on top of the
plastic. Rest in this way for 1 1/2 hours, 3 times per
Maintain a low-level regimen of exercise. I suggest you
obtain from your local library books or videos on T'ai
Chi Ch'uan, 15 minutes twice a day would be of great
help to you.
ANSWERS FROM AMANDA
I am approaching 39. My
husband and I have a 20 year old daughter. I became
pregnant a second time when my daughter was then 2
years old. I aborted that child with a D & C. We tried
to get pregnant 1 year later after that. We have been
trying for 17 years and I still cannot get pregnant. I
have been diagnosed with 3 uterine fibroids, 1 on the
left side, 1 posterior behind the uterus, and 1 on the
right side. The size ranges from 2cm- 5.65cm. I had a
laparoscopy and the doctor said my tubes are clear and
normal. I had a recent vaginal ultra sound which
showed that my right ovary is attached to my uterus, the
left ovary is normal. Just until recently my new GYN
physician suggested that maybe I got an infection after
the abortion then later developed adhesions. Can I be
helped? What can you recommend that will help my
situation? I really want to have more children before it
is too late. Thanks so much
I hope I can be of help, but it isn't a short answer I
can give by email. There are resources for you to
consider to shrink your fibroids. Look for my book,
Herbal Remedies For Women, Prima Publishing, 1996,
and read the section on fibroids. Put into place as many
of the nutritional recommendations as possible. The herb
formula in that section calls for Black cohosh, which
has changed its name from Cimicifuga racemosa to
Actaea racemosa. It also calls for Blue Cohosh,
Caulophyllum thalictroides. In your case, I'd
recommend not using that. instead, exchange Blue Cohosh for
Red Root, Ceanothus americanus, an alterative
herb that improves lymphatic and immune functions,
especially in the pelvic organs.
Externally, hot castor oil packs have sometimes been
found to help women shrink their fibroids, though there
is little scientific validation for this. Directions for
using this treatment are also in my book. There is also
a section on improving fertility, the stimulating
formula for the luteal phase being the more specific to
your question. You could alternate between these two
herb formulas. The first two weeks of each
cycle, roughly from your period on, use the formula that
assists in changing the underlying fibroids. During the
second two weeks, approximately from ovulation to the
next period, take the formula for promoting healthy
fertility. this network has many good herb companies
that sell individual organic herbs or you can look for
one that combines extracts for you. Other good resources
for information are Botanical Medicine for Women's
Health, Aviva Romm, Churchill Livingston 2010, and
Women's Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, Tori
Hudson, McGraw Hill, 2008.
Four keys: 1) Please tell your new ObGyb. what you are
trying, 2) give it 6-9 months before reassessing, 3)
discontinue the herbs if you do become pregnant, and 4)
trust your own wisdom about how these feel in your body
from week to week.
I am a 29 year old and was
diagnosed with moderately-large sized uterine fibroids
in August 2009. They sometimes cause pain. I have not
noticed a change in menstrual bleeding (I have always
been heavy) since the diagnosis.
As of the middle of February 2010, I am taking
a 1:1 tea blend of Burdock root, Motherwort, Chaste
Tree, Nettles, and Red raspberry with the hopes of
removing excess estrogen from my body and thus
shrinking, or slowing down the growth of the fibroids. I
am taking 2 cups of tea per day.
The herbalist stated that the tea should not
affect my already regular menstrual cycle. I was
wondering the effect, if any, the decreased levels of
estrogen would have on my libido.
Any additional information you can provide would
The fibroids are not increasing your bleeding yet may
have been growing slowly for so long that your history
of heavy bleeds may be in part explained by their
presence. Most North American women over age 19 have
some degree of leiomyoma due to xenoestrogens in the
environment, personal medical history, and other
co-factors. It is common for an herbal medicine approach
to use herbs that promote liver function, to aid the
breakdown of relative excess estrogen. Your tea does
this. The herbs may also assist in blood sugar balance
and other hormonal influences such as growth hormone (GH)
on uterine fibroids.
There is no clear evidence that the
combination will affect your libido, though there is
anecdotal information from herbalists that Vitex (Chasteberry
or chaste tree) may reduce women's sex dive. Since I
don't know if you are experiencing changes or seeking to
avoid changes to your libido, this may not present a
problem for you. At two cups of the 1:1 combination, I
would not expect a change. Yet everyone is an
individual, and if there is an unwanted reduction in sex
drive, consider having your herbalist drop the Vitex
from the formula for two or three months.
There are other reasons why you might
experience a change in libido, such as your fibroids,
occasional pain, and effects of possible long term
stress. To reduce their size or symptoms external
treatments to improve pelvic circulation are often added
to internal cleansing, such as you are using. Castor Oil
Packs, massage, pelvic floor exercises, physical
exercise, and elimination of refined carbs and sugars
from the diet are often seen in treatment plans for
women with uterine fibroids.
Please let me know if this hit the mark
with you, and good luck in shrinking them. Be patient
yet proactive in changing your body to its perfect
FROM LORYHL DAVIS
I have fibroids in my ovaries and I will like
you to suggest any herbs that can help me get
rid of them and will help me get pregnant,
because of this situation I will hardly see my
period it wil pass 6 and 7 months before I see
it and I only see it if a doctor prescribe
something for it.
I was thinking you may have Poly Cystic Ovarian
Disease? It is cysts in the ovaries, or fibroids
in the uterus, or both? Either way, the
following downloads, will help you get your
period back, and rid your body of the cysts, or
reduce the fibroids. I suggest you take the
following herbs in pill form as well as the
suggested herbs in the downloads. The herbs will
clear the stagnation, inflammation, and soften
the uterus so that it is receptive to the egg.
Changing your diet is very important. Making
sure you don't have refined foods, and sugars is
- kelp, 2 on rising
-dong quai, 3 at 6 PM
-slippery elm bark, 3 at 6 pm
-Symetry Pre Natal Vitamins as directed
Please let us know if we can send you
these herbs, or if you need any assistance.
There are several downloads for you to read.
Castor oil packs on the ovaries, and on the
abdomen are very important.
(Downloads: Cleanse, gall bladder, life force,
castor oil, oil pull)