Women and their bodies physically and biologically are very complicated. Their bodies are subjected to changes throughout their life, and these changes are seldom minor. So naturally, while their bodies sustain these changes, a slight disturbance or slip from homeostasis is bound to happen. One such condition is ‘fibroids’. Let us dig deeper into this topic and know how Ayurveda can tackle this condition.
Fibroids are unnatural growths that form in or on the uterus of women. These tumors can occasionally grow extremely large, resulting in excruciating stomach pain and irregular periods. Other times, they have no noticeable effects at all. Usually benign or noncancerous, the growths. There is no known cause of fibroids.
Although the exact cause of fibroids is unknown, several factors may contribute to their development.
Extremely minor symptoms, no symptoms at all, or severe symptoms can all be brought on by fibroids. Uterine fibroid’s most typical signs and symptoms include:
These are some of the symptoms, many more features can be seen like difficulty in urinating, etc.
Ayurveda has a set of its own beliefs and practices. For each of the diseases that we normally deal with in daily life, Ayurveda has its correlation to it and also has a treatment protocol specific to it. Fibroids in Ayurveda can be correlated to ‘Granthi’.
Granthi refers to knotty elevations. It refers to nodular or glandular swelling with a hard, knotty, and rough appearance. As we know Ayurveda believes in the prevalence of tridoshas in our body, namely vata, pitta, and kapha. The disease occurs when these doshas are vitiated. In the case of granthi, there is the involvement of all three doshas, with importance to kapha dosha.
There are 9 varieties of granthi as per Ayurveda, they are :
The granthi located in the neck, and vital parts, thick and rough, in children, well old persons are incurable.
First and foremost, any Ayurvedic treatment is preceded by analyzing the condition of the disease, the body constitution of the patient, and the strength of the patient.
Therefore, after analyzing the above criteria, the below-mentioned methods of management can be adopted:
A ripened granthi must be removed along with its capsule followed by cauterization. It should be treated like a wound. Washing it with medicated oil can also be done.