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Uterine fibroids are hard growths that occur in the muscle tissue of the uterus, particularly in women between the ages of 35 and 45. Often fibroids cause little or no symptoms; however, as they grow they may cause excess bleeding, cramping and pain in surrounding organs. Traditional medicine often treats fibroids with hysterectomy; however, you can shrink and even eliminate fibroids with gentle natural medicines.
- Make a healing natural medicine tea to help shrink uterine fibroids. Combine 1 tsp. burdock root, 1 tsp. cramp bark, 1 tsp. motherwort leaves, 1 tsp. wild yam rhizome, 1/2 tsp. prickly ash bark, 1/2 tsp. cleavers leaves, 1/2 tsp. mullein leaves, 1/2 tsp. ginger rhizome and 1 quart water. Bring the herbs and water to a boil, cover and remove from heat allowing the mixture to steep for at least 20 minutes. Drink at least 2 cups of this tea daily.
- Take vitex (chasteberry) tincture daily, a common natural medicine used in the treatment of uterine fibroids and other conditions of the female reproductive organs. Vitex can shrink small fibroids in as little as two months; however best results are seen over long-term use. Take 25 drops of vitex tincture 3 times a day.