Traditional and historical naturopathic approaches to uterine fibroids have included castor oil packs over the liver, low-fat/low-saturated-fat/high-fiber diets, alterative herbs (Corydalis tubers, black alder bark, mayapple root, figwort
flowering herb, yellow dock root); Turska's formula (gelsemium root, pokeroot, aconite, and bryonia--consult a botanical expert, as these are toxic herbs); and thuja, red root, mountain ash bark, prickly ash bark, Stillingia root, Helonias root, mayapple root, and ginger root.
These pretty plants from South Africa, members of the Scrophularia or figwort
family together with verbascum and buddleia, flower prolifically all summer.
Picrorhiza kurroa is a member of the figwort
family, with a long history of use in traditional south Asian medical systems.
In his Materia Medica, Dioscorides (20) (1st century AD) referred to squirting cucumber and water figwort
as having antitumour affinities; orobos (lathyrus) and chamaipus (ajuga) were considered specifically beneficial against hard lumps in the breast, and asklepias (milkweed) against malignant breast sores.
hebrew Ruta chalepensis Aleppo rue Salicornia fruticosa Glasswort Salsola delileana Salsola kali Prickly saltwort Salsola longifolia Salsola tetragona Salsola tetrandra Salvia fruticosa Greek sage Sarcopoterium spinosum Thorny burnet Satureja thymbra Pink savory Scirpus littoralis Three-square bulrush Scrophularia canina French figwort
Searsia tripartita Sumac Simmondsia chinensis Jojoba Spartium junceum Spanish broom Stipa legascae Feather grass Stipagrostis plumosa Desert grass Stipagrostis pungens Three-awn grass Suaeda sp.
The tiny insect is the figwort
weevil and the adult and the black, slimy larvae both cause damage - hand removal is the most affective control.