The issue of fibroids has come up multiple times lately in my private Facebook group, Finding Peace with Endo. It seems it’s a common issue with endometriosis. The inquires prompted me to look into how to naturally shrink fibroids without surgery.
If you’ve been following the blog here over the past year, you’ll know that I’m a big fan of Anthony William, otherwise known as Medical Medium. His books have helped me tremendously on my healing journey. I’ve experienced great results from his suggestions, and have seen many in my network having success too!
I came across a podcast he did recently where he talked more about the underlying cause of fibroids along with some suggestions on how to manage them naturally. (You can listen to that here).
I’ve included some of his advice below, along with other suggestions that I’ve picked up from other endo sisters along the way.
#1. Nettle Leaf
Nettle leaf is a powerful herb with many benefits. It’s a powerful immune boosting agent that contains biologically active compounds that reduce inflammation and interfere with your body’s production of inflammatory prostaglandins, which play a key role in both fibroid and endometriosis pain.
There are chemicals in nettle’s leaves that interfere with the way that your nerves send pain signals. This results in less feelings of pain and makes this herb a good choice for pain relief.
I’ve been drinking Nettle tea every day and have seem positive effects. This is the tea I drink.
#2. Melissa (Lemon Balm Leaf)
The herb Melissa, or lemon balm leaf, has high levels of antioxidants which substantially increases its ability to heal and work effectively. It has anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties.
Lemon balm contains a compound called terpene that helps to calm your nervous system. It also supports your digestive tract.
Lemon balm comes as a tea, capsule or essential oil.
#3. Raspberry Leaf
Raspberry leaf is commonly considered a reproductive tonic. It has been found to provide relief for PMS, cramps, and heavy menstrual bleeding due to a compound it contains called ferulic acid.
To note: Raspberry leaf can go either way with endometriosis. It could help or hurt. Unfortunately I experienced the latter, but that’s not everyone’s experience. I’ve heard many ladies say that it helped them a lot. Always listen to your body when introducing new supplements or herbs.
Raspberry leaf comes in tea form, capsule or tincture.
Turmeric is a staple in the healing world, especially within Ayurveda. It has been used as a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant since ancient times. It’s a blood purifier and can help to regulate menstrual cycles.
A fellow endo sister in my Facebook group shared how turmeric helped her to significantly reduce a uterine fibroid. She took a teaspoon of turmeric in warm water with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in the morning.
I’ve also heard that turmeric is more effective when taken with black pepper. The main component in turmeric, curcumin, which is what holds anti-inflammatory properties. When you ingest turmeric with black pepper, you increase the amount of the curcumin your body can absorb and use.
So, if you cook with it, make sure to add both turmeric and black pepper.
Systemic enzymes could also help to shrink uterine fibroids, as well as decrease inflammation and pain in your body. I take a blend called Vitalzym. I wrote more about it here.
Click here for suggested use of Vitalzym to help shrink uterine fibroids.
I think you can only get Vitalzym online. I order mine off Amazon here.
#6. Avoid Dairy & Eggs
According to Anthony William’s podcast on fibroids, he suggests avoiding both dairy and eggs which feed the growth of uterine fibroids.
Both dairy and eggs are common food allergies, so they can cause digestive distress and endo pain as well. Best to stay away.
#7. Add in Fruits & Veggies
The foods Anthony specifically recommends to help shrink fibroids include: asparagus, leafy greens, apples, celery, papaya, berries, mangoes, bananas, cucumbers, and winter squash.
On the Positive Side?
Anthony shared a story of a woman who was able to shrink a huge uterine fibroid by following the suggestions I’ve shared here. I’ve heard other stories of success from other endo sisters too.
Please know that surgery isn’t the only way. Surgery does a number on your body and immune system, so if you can avoid it all the better.
Have you had success naturally shrinking uterine fibroids? Any suggestions I missed?
I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.
You mention that raspberry leaf hasn’t worked for you, could you explain why? I’ve been drinking Traditional Medicinal’s Healthy Cycle tea almost daily for the last 3 years since my endometriosis diagnosis and I love this tea. It’s a blend that has both raspberry leaf and nettle. I’m not sure it’s helping or hurting. I haven’t tried their nettle tea yet, but I think I will. I love reading your posts, very helpful. Thanks!
Hi Serena. The raspberry leaf tea caused me to have flare ups. It sounds like it’s not doing that for you, so I’d continue onwards. Much Love.
I tried different teas from Traditional Medicines but no results..Thanks for sharing
I keep reading your blogs ,they are really great.i m suffering from fibroids.I need to clarify something regarding vitamineral green from health force nutrition.I was told it contains Lead chemical.whats your take about it?!
On one hand there are loads of good reviews and on the other hand this lead chemical findings.I m soo confused.And how is vitex fruit for hormonal balance?
Hi Zeaba – Several people have contacted me about the label on Vitamineral Green in regards to Proposition 65 in California. The law does not differentiate between the toxic, isolated forms of lead and the nontoxic naturally occurring form of lead botanically bound in all plants. See Health Force’s full response here: https://healthforce.com/documents/whole-foods-pull-response.pdf
Hey! I am a 38 year old woman and I have been suffering from fibroids for four years. The largest one being 6cm. This year in February The doctor finally suggested a surgery because of the heavy bleeding between periods apart from the heavy bleeding during periods. I am thankfully not scared of surgeries. So I sat down and started watching videos of different kinds of surgical procedures of fibroid removal and experiences of other woman who have been through those procedures. Unfortunately I did not come across any single woman with a positive satisfactory experience. Instead they all suggested natural remedies. I searched YouTube and Googled articles for two weeks continuously for effective natural remedies and made for myself a diet chart which I followed religiously for the first two months. March and April 2018. I saw a significant change in my menstrual cycle the very first month. Very light. No pain at all and they lasted for only 7 days. Now it’s been more than 6 months, I still follow that diet chart, and I have actually forgotten that I ever had fibroids :). Not sure if I still have them or have they shrunk but the horrible symptoms are all gone. Allll ooffff theemmm ggooonnneee 🙂
This is amazing Heidi! Thanks for sharing your success. There is hope.
I am currently experiencing the bleeding from fibroids. My doctor suggested partial hysterectomy or a fibroid embolization. I really don’t want to do either one. I’m 43 and would like to ask if you can share your diet? I’ve done so much research and just so confused on what works and what doesn’t. You’re the first I read of that has actually had success with a natural approach. thanks in advance!
Hi, I’ve been suffering with fibroids for 4 years. I’ve gained 15 pounds and I’m in constant pain. I was put on Lupron for 2 years, which is a terrible idea. I need help, I need amazing natural remedies and any info I can gain would be more than appreciated.
Hi Shannon. Have you tried the suggestions in the article? Much Love.
Would like to know if Lupron helped shrink fibroids and your age
Amazing to hear about your success with diet changes! I’m having the same symptoms as you, could you share a bit more about what you did? Thanks so much.
Wow!! I’m so excited to hear this. I have a 5cm fibroid and the doctor scared the crap out of me talking about hysterectomy and weird drugs…I am now doing natural remedies as well as major dietary changes. I’m so hopeful hearing about your success! Thank you for sharing .
Can you share your chart please
Hi Heidi, I’m really pleased to hear of the research options you have looked into. Gynos always want to go for the surgical option without really discussing it.
Please could you share the diet changes you made.
Hi. What diet did you follow? Tia
Do use all of these teas/herbs at once or do you rotate-say using one method for a while and then trying another?
Hi Tank. My advice when adding in supplements/herbs is to add them in one at a time. I’d focus on one thing consistently for at least a month, or a menstrual cycle. That way you can gauge if they work for you, and/or if they have a detoxing effect. Then you can add on from there. Much Love.
Hi I am 48 yoa and I have been suffering with fibroids for 5 years. I tried so many remedies that it isn’t funny. I became a pescatarian ( changed my diet) and tried several teas and herbs. My OBGYN suggest a hectorectomy due to the fibroids being the size of a 14 to 16 fetus. I do not want to undergo surgery, so can anyone suggest something for me…Please and thank you
Hi Donna. Have you cut out eggs and dairy?
Hi. At what time do you drink the Nettle Leaf? I read Nettle Leaf can lower blood pressure too much. Mine is always on the lower side, 90/60. Do you know anything about this?
I drink as many as two cups of Nettle tea per day mid-day or in the evening. I haven’t heard about it lowering blood pressure, but if it’s a concern it’s a good idea to check with your doctor/practitioner to see, especially if you’re taking other medications.
Hi, I have a 7cm fibroid found out two weeks ago, need help😔