Category: Female health
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.
- Abdominal pressure.
- Lower back pain
- Long lasting menstruation with heavy bleeding
- Increased menstrual cramping
- Increased urination,
- Pain during sex.
Some women do not have any symptoms.
Medically, there are different methods of getting rid of it such as
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.
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.
1. Coconut root (Cocos nucifera) Agbon (Yoruba) 15 parts
2. Negro pepper 5 parts
(Xylopia aethiopica) Uda (Igbo), Erunje (Yoruba), Kimba (Hausa), Unien (Esan)
3. Water. 600mls
Boil the herbs and allow to stand for 24 hours
Take 100 mls three daily
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.
1. Physics nut (Jatropha curcas) Olulu -idu (Igbo), Botuje (Yoruba), Ughongbon (Esan) leaves and roots
Boil all the herbs in water for 30 minutes.
Dosage: Take 200 mls three times a day for 3- 6 months.
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.
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.
1. Stone breaker (Phyllantus nuriri)
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.
1. Hog plum (Spondias mombin)
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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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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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
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.
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.
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
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.
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