Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 30
Ingredient: Epazote Leaf Powder, Curcumin
Other Ingredients: Vegetable Capsule
*Daily Value not established
Epazote leaf powder
Known to remove all tumours, cyst, uterine fibroids, swellings, restore the autoimmune system to normal, remove all parasites from the body, helps with sleep, flushes the kidney and liver, and helps to normalize the male and female system.
Epazote leaf is also used to regulate the menstrual cycle and relieve severe cramps. Taken for one to two consecutive month the menstrual cycle will regulate itself to the 28 days cycle and the muscles of the uterus will become smooth again preventing severe cramps with the associated pain.
Taking two capsules of epazote in the morning and opening two capsules in a hot cup of water taken as a tea in the evening will gradually shrink uterine fibroids within 3-4 months on average. The muscle tone and menstrual cycle will also be restored to normal.
What are fibroids?
Fibroids are muscular tumours that grow in the wall of the uterus (womb). Another medical term for fibroids is "leiomyoma" (leye-oh-meye-OH-muh) or just "myoma". Fibroids are almost always benign (not cancerous). Fibroids can grow as a single tumour, or there can be many of them in the uterus. They can be as small as an apple seed or as big as a grapefruit. In unusual cases, they can become very large.
Why should women know about fibroids?
About 20 per cent to 80 per cent of women develop fibroids by the time they reach age 50. Fibroids are most common in women in their 40s and early 50s. Not all women with fibroids have symptoms. Women who do have symptoms often find fibroids hard to live with. Some have pain and heavy menstrual bleeding. Fibroids also can put pressure on the bladder, causing frequent urination, or the rectum, causing rectal pressure. Should the fibroids get very large, they can cause the abdomen (stomach area) to enlarge, making a woman look pregnant.
Who gets fibroids?
There are factors that can increase a woman's risk of developing fibroids.
Age. Fibroids become more common as women age, especially during the 30s and 40s through menopause. After menopause, fibroids usually shrink.
Family history. Having a family member with fibroids increases your risk. If a woman's mother had fibroids, her risk of having them is about three times higher than average.
Ethnic origin. African-American women are more likely to develop fibroids than white women.
Obesity. Women who are overweight are at higher risk for fibroids. For very heavy women, the risk is two to three times greater than average.
Eating habits. Eating a lot of red meat (e.g., beef) and ham is linked with a higher risk of fibroids. Eating plenty of green vegetables seems to protect women from developing fibroids.
What are the symptoms of fibroids?
Most fibroids do not cause any symptoms, but some women with fibroids can have:
Heavy bleeding (which can be heavy enough to cause anaemia) or painful periods
A feeling of fullness in the pelvic area (lower stomach area)
Enlargement of the lower abdomen
Pain during sex
Lower back pain
Complications during pregnancy and labour, including a six-time greater risk of cesarean section
Reproductive problems, such as infertility, which is very rare
What causes fibroids?
No one knows for sure what causes fibroids. Researchers think that more than one factor could play a role. These factors could be:
Hormonal (affected by estrogen and progesterone levels)
Genetic (runs in families)
Because no one knows for sure what causes fibroids, we also don't know what causes them to grow or shrink. We do know that they are under hormonal control — both estrogen and progesterone. They grow rapidly during pregnancy when hormone levels are high. They shrink when anti-hormone medication is used. They also stop growing or shrink once a woman reaches menopause.
How do I know for sure that I have fibroids?
Your doctor may find that you have fibroids when you see her or him for a regular pelvic exam to check your uterus, ovaries, and vagina. The doctor can feel the fibroid with her or his fingers during an ordinary pelvic exam, as a (usually painless) lump or mass on the uterus. Often, a doctor will describe how small or how large the fibroids are by comparing their size to the size your uterus would be if you were pregnant. For example, you may be told that your fibroids have made your uterus the size it would be if you were 16 weeks pregnant. Or the fibroid might be compared to fruits, nuts, or a ball, such as a grape or an orange, an acorn or a walnut, or a golf ball or a volleyball.
Your doctor can do imaging tests to confirm that you have fibroids. These are tests that create a "picture" of the inside of your body without surgery. These tests might include:
Ultrasound – Uses sound waves to produce the picture. The ultrasound probe can be placed on the abdomen or it can be placed inside the vagina to make the picture.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) – Uses magnets and radio waves to produce the picture
X-rays – Uses a form of radiation to see into the body and produce the picture
Cat scan (CT) – Takes many X-ray pictures of the body from different angles for a more complete image
Hysterosalpingogram (hiss-tur-oh-sal-PIN-juh-gram) (HSG) or sonohysterogram (soh-noh-HISS-tur-oh-gram) – An HSG involves injecting x-ray dye into the uterus and taking x-ray pictures. A sonohysterogram involves injecting water into the uterus and making ultrasound pictures.
Curcumin is one of the active ingredients in turmeric. It has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties.
Some research suggests that curcumin can destroy fibrotic cells or stop them from reproducing. Again, cell cultures form the bases of these studies, and researchers need to look at its effects on humans to know whether it will be useful.
Ms M. is a 47-year-old woman with 22-year-old daughter. She has a history of severe menstrual pain, which got more severe during the last four months. Her gynaecologist, on examination, told her she has a uterine fibroid (myoma, or leiomyoma) the size of a grapefruit, and she needed to have surgery to remove the tumour. During her doctor's examination, he asked her to feel the tumour, which she stated she did feel.
Ms M. was introduced to the herb as a treatment for most female GYN problems and drank the herbal tea for three weeks, using 2 capsules of the epazote combination capsules. During this time she made an appointment with another doctor to have a Sonogram to have a second opinion on the fibroid. She did have the sonogram and the results showed she had no fibroids in her uterus, and in fact the “uterine muscle was smooth.”
Three months after the Sonogram, she has stated that she no longer has pain during this time, and her bleeding has no clots as before, and the flow is normal. To date, Ms M continues to have regular checkups that show no evidence of fibroids.
Ms K is a 34-year-old black female who was diagnosed with intrauterine fibroids at age 24. Since then she has had one myomectomy (fibroid removal) at age 26 and another at age 32. Ms K had a recurrence of her fibroids a year after her second surgery. This time the fibroids were pressing against her kidneys and colon causing severe pain, constipation and vomiting. Ms K sought medical treatment and based on her sonogram and CAT scan the fibroids were also outside of her uterus. Her doctors recommended that she have a hysterectomy in January 2002. Ms K refused to have surgery because she wanted to have children. Her doctor prescribed laxatives and pain medication.
Ms K decided to start the epazote capsules. She had 2 capsules daily for 3 weeks, during which time her bowel movements became regular and the pain was alleviated. She continued to 2 capsules for another month during which time she felt much better. Ms K was encouraged to see her doctors again and have repeated evaluations of her fibroids, but she is non-compliant. To date, she is feeling better but because she has not visited her doctors, there is no current clinical evaluation of her fibroids.
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