Thursday 13 April 2023

List of Home Remedies in Endometriosis #ENDOCHAMPIONS


Over the years I have realized how important listening to our body is. If we pay attention it tells us our state through clear signals. It also lets us know if we are sick or we are in good health. Endometriosis is one inflammatory disorder that can make us feel fatigued and sick very often and no matter how strong a medication we are on sometimes they don’t help. At such times there are certain tried and tested home remedies that give me considerable relief and make me feel a little better.

Listing them all below with the hope that they will really help you too.

Hot water shower

If my endometriosis pain becomes unbearable I step into a hot water shower and stay there for some time until my pelvic muscles relax and my stress due to the pain gets washed away. 

Heating pads or hot water bottles

After the shower, I climb up in my cozy bed with a hot water bag or a heating pad. Sometimes since I don’t even have the energy to fill the hot water bags which go cold soon, I use the heating pads which can be directly plugged in for giving heat for as long as we want.

Lying down with our legs lifted up

When you lie down with your heating pad try sliding in a couple of pillows to keep your legs lifted up, trust me it really helps. I do it so often, it really helps during menstrual cramps too. In fact, there is a yoga asana from which this is inspired, which I shall share in this post later.

Turmeric Ginger Cinnamon Tea

If you ask me for one magical home remedy that works wonders I would request you to give up tea, coffee, and alcohol and make Turmeric Ginger Cinnamon Tea your sipping drink every day, it is very comforting with great benefits and you can add green tea to it as well. 

This is because turmeric is known to have strong anti-inflammatory properties and has curcumin (a compound in turmeric) which helps to reduce endometriosis pain. Ginger too has anti-inflammatory effects of ginger and helps in the gut issues caused by endometriosis. 

Similarly, Cinnamon too is not only an anti-inflammatory but also reduces heavy bleeding and pain in women suffering from endometriosis. It also helps in nausea and vomiting which are often endo symptoms too.

Switching to Non-Inflammatory Diet

I avoid Inflammatory diets like dairy products, red meat, packaged foods, refined foods, and fried foods and instead stick to a noninflammatory diet like fruits, vegetables, fish, olive oil, berries, etc. as much as possible to let my food not contribute to my extremely debilitating endo pain. Try not to eat out or choose wisely as much as possible. Chinese and spicy food must be avoided.

In the Ayurvedic medication that I am taking for endometriosis and that has really helped me, I have the following dietary restrictions and it helps.

  1. No bakery 
  2. In the diary only half a cup of milk or chach in a day 
  3. No packaged or refined foods
  4. Avoiding gluten as much as I can and instead, have millets
  5. No alcohol and half a cup of coffee per day are allowed 
  6. Nonvegetarian food is not allowed, eggs are allowed three times a week

Specific Yoga poses

Last but not least I have realized that everyday morning walk(whatever your body permits you) and certain simple yoga asanas like Viparita Karani(legs up on the wall), Malasana(garland pose), Supta buddha Konasan(Reclined bound angle pose), Balasana(child pose) and Ananda Balasana(happy baby pose) have helped me a lot too. Do them at least 3 times a week and they really help.


You too can become an #ENDOCHAMPION and help us spread awareness about this whole body inflammation by sharing our posts and connecting with anyone in need. Trust me together we can make a big difference because this disease and its ignorance can be really harsh and as a patient, I myself have contemplated suicide several times and would like to save many others from the agony. You can join the support group by clicking here: Endometriosis Awareness and Support Group India

If not anything else just by letting them share their pain with us, we can soothe them. I will be grateful for any support from you on this. You can read my EndoJourney here: 

A Tribute to an Endometriosis Warrior on a Mission

During April, I will pen several eye-opening posts about this disease. Kindly keep sharing them so that more and more people become aware of the available solutions for this otherwise non treatable condition.

You can read the previous posts of this series below:

A: An earnest endeavor: Launch of Endometriosis Awareness and Support Group India

B: Be Alert: What is endometriosis and important FAQs on it

C: Can Endometriosis be cured? Comparison of Allopathy Vs Homeopathy Vs Ayurveda Treatments Available

D: Detailed Diagnosis of Endometriosis in India

E: Endometriosis treatment cost in India

F: Fertility Issues Due to Endometriosis in India

G: Good news is Ayurveda treats endometriosis completely

H: Hysterectomy as a Treatment for Endometriosis

I: Involvement of a Family Member in an Endometriosis Patient’s Life is Vital

J: Joint Pain In Endometriosis

K: Knowledge of the Do’s and Don’ts of endometriosis

Hi everyone, thanks for dropping by, this is my eighth consecutive #BlogchatterA2Z and global #AtoZchallenge, and this year I am penning about Endometriosis. I will so look forward to your feedback, please do let me know how you are finding it, in all earnestly. In case you wish to check out what I wrote in the last 5 challenges here are the links for 201620172018 201920202021, and 2022.


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