A number of home and herbal remedies may be helpful when it comes to endometriosis. Firslty, having a good diet can be really beneficial in cases of endometriosis as part of the problem is inflammation. Avoid refined sugar, caffeine, animal fats and processed foods and opt for fresh ingredients, rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants (also, eat organic whenever possible to reduce your exposure to chemicals which can mimic hormones). A diet rich in magnesium and iron can also help to support you through heavy, painful periods. Many spices have anti-inflammatory properties such as turmeric, cinnamon or ginger so include these in the diet, as well as considering a good quality omega-3. Incorporate plenty of oily fish, eggs, chia seeds and walnuts or opt a good quality fish oil supplement in order to reap the anti-inflammatory benefits.
Stress and being overweight can also have detrimental effects, so these are other lifestyle factors to consider.
Our Agnus castus remedy may also be useful here. This can often help in cases of oestrogen dominance when painful, heavy periods are apparent. Milk thistle may also be helpful. This herb helps support the liver which we know is responsible for breaking down excess hormones in the body.
Please note, Agnus castus wouldn’t be suitable if you are on any hormonal medication and be sure to double check with your doctor first if this remedy would be suitable for her current situation.