Recently, a great discussion happened in our Endometriosis Group: “Are there any natural remedies that help you cope with Endo?”
Many women chimed in with insightful comments showing the hardships those with Endometriosis have to endure on a daily basis.
Out of all the comments, we found more than a few natural remedies that help with Endo pain. Below are some of them and how they help.
A lot of women experience nausea as a result of Endometriosis. Many studies show ginger is not only safe, it is also effective when it comes to easing and treating nausea. This is one of the most recommended natural remedies which came up in our group discussion.
The easiest way to take ginger is to make ginger tea. You can find ginger tea packets in almost every supermarket and a lot of stores. Put one packet in a cup of boiling water and drink the tea three times per day when you are experiencing nausea.
A lot of women in our Endometriosis Group recommend the anti-inflammatory diet to help reduce Endo symptoms. Even though this diet will not offer fast relief, it can help manage the condition in the long term. You can reduce the symptoms in the future by increasing foods with anti-inflammatory properties and avoid foods that cause inflammation.
Anti-inflammatory foods include ginger, chia seeds, salmon, broccoli, celery, salmon, and blueberries.
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Foods to avoid include dairy products, caffeine, alcohol, and processed foods high in refined sugar.
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Turmeric can be beneficial to women experiencing Endo symptoms because it has strong anti-inflammatory properties. It can also be used to manage this condition for a long period of time as some researchers show Turmeric has the ability to inhibit endometrial growth.
There are several ways to take turmeric, but turmeric tea is the most popular one. Some people combine ginger powder with turmeric powder to get the best results. It is recommended to drink the turmeric tea three times per day to ease Endometriosis pain. You can also add lemon or honey for a better taste.
Castor oil packs
Castor oil packs are used to speed up the healing process. They increase circulation, reduce pain, help with detoxification, reduce inflammation and stagnation and increase the range of motion.
Castor oil packs should be used at the beginning of menstruation when the first symptoms and the pain become noticeable. These packs can reduce the pain and symptoms throughout the whole cycle.
Here is how to use Castor oil packs:
- Soak a washcloth in pure, cold-pressed castor oil. You can buy this oil in almost every health food store
- Place the cloth on bare skin on the lower stomach
- Put a grocery bag or any other piece of plastic on top of the cloth
- Place a bottle filled with hot water on top of that. The water should be as hot as possible, as long as it doesn’t bring you discomfort
- Leave this on for at least 30 minutes.
Lemon water and Chamomile tea
Drinking lemon water can help with many Endo side effects such as allergy symptoms, nausea, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea and so on. It can help reduce inflammation and lemon water is highly effective at cleansing the liver. Many women in our Endometriosis Group say lemon water helped them with the symptoms and helped them get some relief.
Chamomile relieves inflammation and stress and both of which help in endo pain relief. Making chamomile tea is really easy, just mix a teaspoon of dried chamomile into a cup of boiling water. Let it simmer for about 10 minutes.
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