Studies have shown that Indigenous women are at a much greater risk of having fibroid tumors (uterine fibroids) than others. The rate of women diagnosed with fibroid tumors is three times higher for Indigenous women. Studies have also linked the use of “hair relaxers” as being a major contributing factor of this epidemic. Poor health in general is the ultimate issue; due to Indigenous people’s adaptation of the westernized anti-Melanin dietary culture.
Fibroid tumors contribute to many common issues such as prolonged menstruation, heavy menstrual bleeding, cramps during menstruation, lower back pain, infertility and miscarriages.
The dark womb is a very sacred place and it should be treated as such. This is where life is formed; it is a microcosmic representation of the macrocosmic dark womb known as space, which sparks the existence of all life forms. The condition of a woman’s womb affects her entire state of being, spiritually, mentally and physically. Once a Indigenous woman entertains the consumption of junk foods, she is in direct violation of her divine status as the great mother and goddess. Taking care of the womb should be among a woman’s top priorities; both for her health and for the health of the spirits (babies) that are materialized in her womb.
Previously, we briefly spoke about how some herbs targets specific regions of the body, well, when it comes to targeting the womb, red raspberry is chief. Red raspberry is known as the uterine tonic because of the outstanding effect it has on the womb (uterus). Red raspberry is packed with minerals including: alpha-carotenes, beta-carotenes, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, B vitamins and vitamins E and C. It should be a custom for all Indigenous women to have red raspberry leaf teas in their household at all times. And if it is not one of your favorite tea, then you should make it one…
Estrogen based birth controls pills are also proven to be a major culprit of fibroid tumors; by creating unnatural levels of estrogen in the body. To rid the body of the excessive amounts of estrogen, you can take the following herbs: burdock root, dandelion, milk thistle and yellow dock.
Below is a list of herbs that are very good for the womb and also for shrinking uterine fibroids:
Heat is necessary in the effort of ridding the body free of uterine fibroids. The use of warmed castor oil (castor oil pack) applied externally on the abdomen provides a very effective way of shrinking the tumors.
Shrinks small intramural and subserous fibroids, these are two of the three types of fibroid tumors. In the event of excessive estrogen, it increases progesterone and decreases estrogen levels.
When it comes to the womb, this herb does it all. It strengthens the walls of the uterus, prevents excessive menstrual bleeding, menstrual cramps andbalances the reproductive organs; it is an anti-inflammatory and much more.
Apart from just destroying fibroid tumors, this herb is very effective with the clotting of the blood, which normalizes the flow of blood and prevents heavy bleeding during menstruation.
Wild Alum Root
Uterine fibroids are really sores filled with mucus in the uterus. Wild alum root has historically been used as a vicious enemy against sores and ulcer.
This herb does not need any introduction, witch hazel is pretty much good for everything especially sores and inflammation, just like what is found a the sites of fibroid tumors. It is a must have in the fight to shrink tumors.