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How to get rid of Fibroid with herbal remedies

Fibroid ( Uterine fibroid)  is one of the most common health challenges affecting women of child bearing age.

It  is really a big problem for women.
Presently, medically there is no cure for fibroid and it cannot be prevented.


Various studies have shown that it is more common in blacks than other race.


For now, nobody know why it is so and even what is responsible for it.

Uterine fibroid (UF)  are abnormal growth (tumor) that grows in the muscle of the Uterus. (womb).

Fibroids are more common in:
1. Women who haven’t had children
2. Obese women
3. Black women
4. Women whose relatives have fibroids
5. Women older than 30.

Fibroid may affect the shape and size of the uterus. It may also cause changes in menstrual cycle and ability to get pregnant.

Symptoms depending on the location, size and number of tumors.

They include:

  1. Abdominal pressure.
  2. Lower back pain
  3. Long lasting menstruation with heavy bleeding
  4. Increased menstrual cramping
  5. Increased urination,
  6. Pain during sex.

Some women do not have any symptoms.


Medically, there are different methods of getting rid of it such as

1. Surgery
a. Myomectomy – removal of the fibroid
b. Hysterectomy – removal of the uterus


2. Uterine artery embolization 

Uterine artery embolization (UAE) is a procedure to treat fibroids without surgery. During the procedure, the blood supply to the fibroids is cut off. This typically causes the fibroids to shrink.


With these methods, experience have shown that fibroid tends to grow back or if they could not be completely removed, they may continue to grow.

Herbal remedies

I know fibroid can be cured using herbs but the major problem is that there are not enough scientific studies on such remedies.

I have decided to compile all the remedies I have and share.

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Remedy 1


1. Coconut root (Cocos nucifera) Agbon (Yoruba) 15 parts
2. Negro pepper  5 parts

(Xylopia aethiopica)  Uda (Igbo), Erunje (Yoruba), Kimba (Hausa), Unien (Esan)                  Negro pepper

3. Water. 600mls
Boil the herbs and allow to stand for 24 hours
Take 100 mls three daily


Remedy 2


Mistletoe leaves (Viscum album), Afomo onishana (Yoruba)  – this is a very simple and effective remedy. Boil the herb in water and take 200 mls daily for 6 to 12 months.


Remedy 3

1. Physics nut (Jatropha curcas) Olulu -idu (Igbo), Botuje (Yoruba), Ughongbon (Esan)  leaves and roots

Physics nut

Physics nut

2. Onions

 

3. Garlic

Garlic
4. Ginger

Ginger

 

5. Water
Boil all the herbs in water for 30 minutes.
Dosage: Take 200 mls three times a day for 3- 6 months.


Remedy 4


Turmeric (Curcuma longa) Ata Ile pupa (Yoruba)
This is a spice. It contains the active ingredient curcumin. In a study, a group of researchers have successfully reduced the size of uterine fibroids after six months of daily oral administration of turmeric.


Remedy 5

 


Black seed (Nigella sativa:

The seeds of black seed and the oil have been widely used for centuries in the treatment of various ailments throughout the world. A Study confirmed its efficacy in treating various ailments. It is known to have anti- cancer properties and should be effective in treating fibroid.

Remedy 6

1. Stone breaker (Phyllantus nuriri)

Phyllantus nuriri
2. Corn silk

Corn silk
Make a tincture of these herbs and take 1 – 2 tablespoonful three times a day. Or you can boil the herbs in water and take 100 mls daily.

Remedy 7


1. Hog plum (Spondias mombin)

Hog plum
2. Palm nuts
Boil the seeds of Hog plum with immature Palm nuts. Take 100 mls three times a day for two months.

 

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References


1. Sukonthanonta, A. and Phaliwong, P. (2020). View of Curcumin in Reduction Size of Myoma Uteri. [online] Tci-thaijo.org. Available at: https://www.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/tjog/article/view/24226/32871 [Accessed 5 Jan. 2020].


2. Adodo, A. (2004). Nature power. 6th ed. Lagos, Nigeria: Generation Press, pp.108, 255,263.


3. Ahmad, A., Husain, A., Mujeeb, M., Khan, S.A., Najmi, A.K., Siddique, N.A., Damanhouri, Z.A. and Anwar, F. (2013). A review on therapeutic potential of Nigella sativa: A miracle herb. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, [online] 3(5), pp.337–352. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3642442/ [Accessed 12 Apr. 2019].
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Caesarean section (CS) is not a sin

Agony of a pregnant woman

Over the years, I have observed that many Ministers of God label Caesarean section (Delivery of babies by Surgical operation in the hospital) as an act of lack of faith.

They based their reasons on
Exodus 1:19 (NET)

The midwives said to Pharaoh, “Because the Hebrew women are not like the Egyptian women – for the Hebrew women are vigorous; they give birth before the midwife gets to them!”

So it is assumed and expected that every woman that claims to be a child of God should give birth easily.

This approach is vigorously promoted and preached during women programs.

To demonize and label CS as act of sin or lack of faith while accepting other forms of health care services like drugs, immunization, other types of surgical operations is pure double standard.

Child delivery depends on a lot of factors such

1. Health of the mother
2. Health of the unborn child
3. Size of the Pelvis
4. Emergencies
5. Duration of labour
6. To save the life of the mother
7. To save the life of the baby

and other medical reasons.

A woman of God lost her pregnant daughter because she rejected CS, her reason was that God did not tell her that the delivery will be through CS.

A man would have lost his wife if he had insisted on waiting on God for the Hebrew woman experience.

To lose a Wife, Sister, In-law, at point of child delivery is not a good experience and positive testimony.

Ask those who have that experience.

Child delivery is not the place and time for the testing of faith.

Nigeria has one of the highest rate of women dying during labour, let us save lives and not induce religion motivated suicide.

The most important thing is Safe delivery.

That should be our focus and goal.

Home remedies for low sperm count.

Sperm

Low sperm count is putting a lot of men and marriages under emotional pressure due to the desire to have their own children.

In this part of the world, children are very important if not more then the marriage itself.

So as soon as people marry, friends, parents, even the couple themselves are looking forward to the wife becoming pregnant.

When this is not forthcoming, the couples become agitated. Most if the time, the accusing finger for delay in getting pregnant is pointed at the woman because it is generally assumed that all men are fertile.

This assumption has been disproved because a lot of men are now experiencing low sperm count.

Sperm Count.

According to World Health Organization, A normal sperm count ranges from 15 million sperm to more than 200 million sperm per milliliter (mL) of semen. Anything less than 15 million sperm per milliliter, or 39 million sperm per ejaculate, is often referred to as oligospermia.

Sperm count can only be determined by Semen Analysis in the Laboratory.

Apart from sperm count, other factors that can affect fertility of a man include sperm motility and morphology. But that’s discussion for another day.

Causes

This can be due to medical or environmental or lifestyle.

Medical causes include

  1. Varicocele.
  2. Infection.
  3. Ejaculation problems
  4. Antibodies that attack sperm.
  5. Tumors
  6. Undescended testicles.
  7. Hormone imbalances
  8. Defects of tubules that transport sperm.
  9. Chromosome defects.
  10. Certain medications.
  11. Prior surgeries.

Environmental causes include but not limited to

  1. Industrial chemicals.
  2. Heavy metal exposure.
  3. Radiation or X-rays.
  4. Overheating the testicles

Lifestyle causes include

  1. Drug use.
  2. Alcohol use.
  3. Occupation.
  4. Tobacco smoking.
  5. Emotional stress.
  6. Depression.
  7. Weight.

Remedies For Low Sperm Count

Studies have demonstrated that some herbs, fruits and spices have the ability to increase sperm count in some men who have low sperm count.

There are natural ways of increasing sperm count such as reducing weight, stop smoking, exercising but one of the most effective natural way of increasing sperm count is to identify and eliminate the causes. Eliminating environmental causes may be easy but medical and health causes may require the need for a health practitioner.

Some remedies include

  1. Zinc. Low level of Zinc can cause infertility in men. this can be restored by taking Zinc tablets or eating food rich in zinc like nuts, legumes, vegetables.
  2. Tiger nut. Researchers have demonstrated that tiger nuts reproductive hormones, sperm motility, and sperm count. Men should be encouraged to add Tiger nut to their diet and take it as regular snacks.
  3. Cissus populnea. This herb has been used by herbalist to treat low sperm count, impotence in men. Popularly called Ogbolo in Yoruba. A study showed that a water extract caused increase in sperm production.
  4. Tribulus terrestris ( Puncture vine, caltrop, yellow vine, and goathead). A study confirmed that this plant improves sperm motility and viability due to its anti-oxidant properties.

Disclaimer: The medical information provided is for information resource only. This information does not create any patient-physician relationship and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment.

Herbal remedy for heavy menstrual bleeding.

Menstrual cycle

Some women experience regular heavy menstrual bleeding and amongst many other reasons, it may be due to fibroid. This bleeding may be for 8 – 10 days in a row accompanied with blood clots, using more than 2 sanitary towel in a day and not being able to leave the house the house during the heaviest day of flow.

As a result such heavy blood loss can lead to anaemia, dizziness, headaches etc.

Causes
One of the major cause of heavy Menstural bleeding is Uterine fibroid. Fibroid depending on the size affects 20 – 40% of women who are 35 years and old. About one third of women with fibroid experiences

Heavy menstrual bleeding
Pain during sex
Miscarriage
Infertility

SOLUTION
If the major cause of heavy menstrual bleeding is fibroid, the simple solution is to get rid of the fibroid.

Basically, this can be done by surgery or herbal formulation. Some women at times opt for herb formulation because of the chances that the fibroid may grow back after the operation.

Even though some of the herbs have not being scientifically proven, some herbal practitioner have used them successfully to get rid of fibroid and invariably normalize menstrual cycle.

Herbs to consider

These herbs include but not limited to
Mistletoe (Viscum album)
A parasitic plant that have being found useful in the treatment of different ailments. It has being found to be highly effective in correcting menstrual problems like excessive menstruation, painful menstruation, lack of ovulation.

The part used is the leaves which is taken as tea.

Turmeric (Curcuma longa)

Turmeric is popularly used as spice, but a study have found it effective in the treatment of cancer. A study showed it to be effective in getting rid of fibroid and heavy menstrual bleeding

Black seed (Nigella sativa).

This herb is used in different part of the world to treat various kinds of health conditions like hypertension, diabetes, cancer, asthma. The therapeutic properties of this plant are due to the presence of thymoquinone which is major bioactive component. A study shows its effectiveness in the treatment of tumor

Pig nut. (Jatropha curcas)

Boiling the leaves and roots of this plant with onions, garlic and ginger is effective in reducing bleeding and fibroid in women.

These herbs used singly or in combination have brought relief to a lot of women in getting rid of fibroid.

Reference

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3642442/
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18555241

Disclaimer: The medical information provided is for information resource only. This information does not create any patient-physician relationship and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment.

MSG – Is it safe for men

MSG

I stumbled on this research MSG and was shocked about the hamful effects of food seasoning on male fertility. If these researches are true, then a lot of boys that eat food containing this food seasoning would have fertility challenges in future.

INTRODUCTION

Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), a sodium salt of glutamic acid is one of the main flavor enhancer used in various food products associated with food in Chinese restaurants. The flavor enhancer comes in common names such as Vedan, Sasa, Ajinomoto, Miwan and Weichaun, among others (Geha et al., 2000).

MSG gives a feeling of special taste (Leung and Foster, 1996). It stimulates taste, enhances and improves appetite (Eweka, 2007).

In large amount it may cause chest pain sensation, facial pressure, headaches, burning sensation, excessive fluid retention and sweating (Xiong et al., 2009), resulting in a condition called “Chinese restaurant syndrome”.

Most Nigerians use MSG to remove stains from fabrics (Kondoh and Torii, 2008). Reports indicated that Mis toxic to human and experizmental animals (Eweka, 2007). Harmful or toxic effects of MSG have been reported in experimental animals and man (Hayes, 1982; Eweka, 2007).

According to Igwebuike et al. (2011), the oral administration of MSG results in lower serum testosterone levels and reduction in the caudal epididymis sperm reserves of male rats. MSG causes testicular hemorrhage, degeneration and alteration of sperm population and morphology (Oforofuo et al., 1997;Das and Ghosh, 2010), hence could lead to infertility. MSG can severely destroy testicular tissues and affect spermatogenesis also causing a decrease in their testicular weight and testicular diameter, reduction in germinal epithelium height, decrease in sperm count and increase in abnormalities of sperm morphology (Das and Ghosh, 2010; Nosseir et al., 2012).

The best advice for men is to avoid food seasoning if they still want to become fathers.

Good lifestyle, Good health

Disclaimer: The medical information provided is for information resource only. This information does not create any patient-physician relationship and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment.

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