Herbs for Healthy Ovaries and Womb
Herbal Tonic for Fibroids
Benign Uterine Growths
Herbal Medicine to support a programme of treatment for the protection against the growth of fibroids (womb health) and to help to fight and clear the onset of uterine fibroids.
Fibroids: What method is adopted by me?
I send you a herbal tonic specific for fibroids. The tonic contains only whole organic tinctures specific for fibroids. They are non-oestrogenic herbs. The dose for the first month is 1tsp (5ml) 4 times daily in water on an empty stomach. The second and third months you take the medicine 3 times daily in the same way. Thereafter you take just 1tsp (5ml) per day in the same way. After 6 months it would be an advantage to have another scan for an assessment of the size of the fibroids. If the size of the fibroids has decreased the herbs are helping you. If the fibroids have enlarged the herbs have limited value – however, increasing the dose for a longer period has also been found to be beneficial for such cases. Another scan in 12 months is recommended for assessment purposes. A lot depends on other circumstances and facts egg the length of time you’ve had fibroids, you age, your general health, and so on. I can advise you further if you supply details of your condition.
Dear Alan, thank you so very much for all of your assistance regarding my gallbladder and my fibroids - left to the alopathic doctors I would have had both my gallbladder and my womb removed! Your herbal tonics for both of the above have helped me enormously - I have absolutely NO pain in my gallbaldder any more - and it was quite excrutiating before I took your GallStoneLess Tonic.
After three months on this mixture I was totally pain free). I was hospitalized twice and had to be given morphine for the pain. After taking your tonic for fibroids my periods have now become regular at the age of 53!
My husband and I have now been seeing you for over 30 years and during this period you have helped us with all of our medical problems - we rarely see our GP. Peter and I cannot thank you enough for all your knowledge and kindness over the years. Kind regards, Wendy and Peter. Hampshire. UK
How long does it take to cure fibroids?
Fibroids are usually slow to respond to treatment. Sometimes they never disappear until menopause. Even with fibroids you can still have a baby but implantation needs monitoring. Many women I treat elect to stay on herbal medicine rather than have surgery and they find it perfectly manageable. Sometimes the fibroids may even increase in size very slowly over the years but the herbs seem to slow this process down and make the patient confident with the condition. Circumstances vary and we can’t predict, but it is certainly worth trying to stay on these herbs if you don’t want surgery. To save costs buying the low-price large size is often preferred.
Will it be a permanent cure?
Sometimes results are remarkable. But usually treatment is slow and results are small over time. If the patient keeps to a healthy lifestyle and takes the herbal medicine daily there is more chance of success.
Prunella - Self Heal Herb
We are pleased to be able to include in our FibroidsLess Hebal Tonic. This herb is anti-oestrogenic and preventative against abnormal cellular development, see research below.
Prunella vulgaris, a commonly used Chinese herb, also known as Self-heal, has a wide range of reported medicinal activities. By screening multiple herbs using the endometrial cancer cell line, ECC-1, and an alkaline phosphatase detection assay, we found that Prunella vulgaris displayed significant antiestrogenic activity. We investigated the possible usefulness of antiestrogenic activity using both in vitro and in vivo models of endometrial function. Using the well-differentiated, hormone-responsive endometrial cell line, ECC-1, PV extract, at concentrations that were not toxic to the cells, significantly reduced alkaline phosphatase activity and cell proliferation in response to estrogen in a dose-dependent manner. The expression of CYR61, an estrogen-induced protein, was blocked in ECC-1 cells by both the antiestrogen ICI 182 780 and Prunella vulgaris extract. Interestingly, Prunella vulgaris extract did not appear to directly inhibit estrogen signaling. Rather, we found that its activities were probably related to an ability to function as an aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) agonist in ECC-1 cells. In support of this hypothesis, we noted that Prunella vulgaris induced CYP1A1, CYP1B1, and AHR repressor expression in a dose-dependent manner—responses that were blocked by small interfering RNA treatment to reduce AHR and specific AHR antagonists. Ovariectomized immunodeficient RAG-2/gamma(c) knockout mice implanted with human endometrial xenografts developed implants only when treated with estrogen. Mice treated with estrogen and Prunella vulgaris tea in their drinking water had fewer and smaller xenograft implants compared with their estrogen-treated counterparts that drank only water (P < 0.05). Analysis of the resulting implants by immunohistochemistry demonstrated persistent estrogen receptor (ER), but reduced proliferation and CYR61 expression. Mouse uterine tissue weight in PV-treated mice was not different from controls, and cycle fecundity of intact C57 female mice was unaffected by Prunella vulgaris tea treatment. Prunella vulgaris, or Self-heal, exhibits significant antiestrogenic properties, both in vitro and in vivo. This activity is likely due to the ability of Prunella vulgaris-activated AHR to interfere with estrogen. This herb may be useful as an adjunct for preventative treatment for oestrogen-dependent processes like endometriosis and breast and uterine cancers. Full characterization of this herb will likely provide new insights into the crosstalk between AHR and ESR1, with potential for therapeutic applications in women. http://www.biolreprod.org/content/80/2/375.abstract
Fibroids and Pregnancy
If you have fibroids and you're trying to have a family, we have a herbal medicine specifically for you, to improve your chances of getting pregnant.
Drinking smoothies will also help your condition - find out more about smoothies
I also recommend taking our ABC Daily Herbal NutriPowder
Our herbal tonic medicines are carefully prepared on a personal and individual basis for your healing by medical herbalist Alan Hopking MA MNIMH FINEH.
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General advice to consumers on the use of herbal remedies from the Medicines Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
From the website of the Medicines Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (www.mhra.gov.uk) Department of Health, UK
• Remember that herbal remedies are medicines. As with any other medicine they are likely to have an effect on the body and should be used with care. • Herbal remedies may sometimes interact with other medicines. This makes it particularly important to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking a herbal remedy with other medicines such as prescribed medicines (those provided through your doctor or dentist). • Treat with caution any suggestion that a herbal remedy is '100% safe' or is 'safe because it is natural'. Many plants, trees, fungi and algae can be poisonous to humans. It is worth remembering that many pharmaceuticals have been developed or derived from these sources because of the powerful compounds they contain. Any medicine, including herbal remedies, which have an effect on the body should be used with care. • Treat with caution any herbalist or other person who supplies herbal remedies if they are unwilling or unable to provide written information, in English, listing the ingredients of the herbal remedy they are providing. • If you are due to have a surgical operation you should always remember to tell your doctor about any herbal remedy that you are taking. • Anyone who has previously experienced any liver complaint, or any other serious health complaint is advised not to take any herbal remedy without speaking to their doctor first.
Few conventional medicines have been established as safe to take during pregnancy and it is generally recognised that no medicine should be taken unless the benefit to the mother outweighs any possible risk to the foetus. This rule should also be applied to herbal medicinal products. However, herbal products are often promoted to the public as being “natural” and completely “safe” alternatives to conventional medicines. Some herbal ingredients that specifically should be avoided or used with caution during pregnancy. As with conventional medicines, no herbal products should be taken during pregnancy unless the benefit outweighs the potential risk.
Many herbs are traditionally reputed to be abortifacient and for some this reputation can be attributed to their volatile oil component.(6) A number of volatile oils are irritant to the genito-urinary tract if ingested and may induce uterine contractions. Herbs that contain irritant volatile oils include ground ivy, juniper, parsley, pennyroyal, sage, tansy and yarrow. Some of these oils contain the terpenoid constituent, thujone, which is known to be abortifacient. Pennyroyal oil also contains the hepatotoxic terpenoid constituent, pulegone. A case of liver failure in a woman who ingested pennyroyal oil as an abortifacient has been documented.
A stimulant or spasmolytic action on uterine muscle has been documented for some herbal ingredients including blue cohosh, burdock, fenugreek, golden seal, hawthorn, jamaica dogwood, motherwort, nettle, raspberry, and vervain. Herbal Teas Increased awareness of the harmful effects associated with excessive tea and coffee consumption has prompted many individuals to switch to herbal teas. Whilst some herbal teas may offer pleasant alternatives to tea and coffee, some contain pharmacologically active herbal ingredients, which may have unpredictable effects depending on the quantity of tea consumed and strength of the brew. Some herbal teas contain laxative herbal ingredients such as senna, frangula, and cascara. In general stimulant laxative preparations are not recommended during pregnancy and the use of unstandardised laxative preparations is particularly unsuitable. A case of hepatotoxicity in a newborn baby has been documented in which the mother consumed a herbal tea during pregnancy as an expectorant. Following analysis the herbal tea was reported to contain pyrrolizidine alkaloids which are known to be hepatotoxic.
A drug substance taken by a breast-feeding mother presents a hazard if it is transferred to the breast milk in pharmacologically or toxicologically significant amounts. Limited information is available regarding the safety of conventional medicines taken during breast-feeding. Much less information exists for herbal ingredients, and generally the use of herbal remedies is not recommended during lactation.
Herbal remedies have traditionally been used to treat both adults and children. Herbal remedies may offer a milder alternative to some conventional medicines, although the suitability of a herbal remedy needs to be considered with respect to quality, safety and efficacy. Herbal remedies should be used with caution in children and medical advice should be sought if in doubt. Chamomile is a popular remedy used to treat teething pains in babies. However, chamomile is known to contain allergenic sesquiterpene lactones and should therefore be used with caution. The administration of herbal teas to children needs to be considered carefully and professional advice may be needed.
The need for patients to discontinue herbal medicinal products prior to surgery has recently been proposed. The authors considered eight commonly used herbal medicinal products (echinacea, ephedra, garlic, ginkgo, ginseng, kava, St John’s Wort, valerian). On the evidence available they concluded that the potential existed for direct pharmacological effects, pharmacodynamic interactions and pharmacokinetic interactions. The need for physicians to have a clear understanding of the herbal medicinal products being used by patients and to take a detailed history was highlighted. The American Society of Anaesthesiologists (ASA) has advised patients to tell their doctor if they are taking herbal products before surgery and has reported that a number of anaesthesiologists have reported significant changes in heart rate or blood pressure in some patients who have been taking herbal medicinal products including St John’s Wort, ginkgo and ginseng. MCA is currently investigating a serious adverse reaction associated with the use of ginkgo prior to surgery. In this case, the patient who was undergoing hip replacement experienced uncontrolled bleeding thought to be related to the use of ginkgo.
From the website of the Medicines Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (www.mhra.gov.uk) Department of Health, UK
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