Herbs for Clitoral Neuroma?
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Name not given
Posted on: March 07, 2005

I am interested in trying a herbal product and I just need help to know that I am not hurting myself when I try it. The product is supposed to improve blood circulation to the genital area. It includes: sodium pryuvate, androstenedione, amino acids, including dimethylaminoethanolamine/DMAE and a proprietary blend of herbs: Dong Quai, American Ginseng, Damiana, Pumpkin seed, Mexican Wild Yam, Evening Primrose Oil, Horny Goat Weed, Avena sativa, Chrysin, Saw Palmetto, Black Cohosh, Grape Seed, Pygeum Bark, Nettle Root, Ginkgo biloba, Griffonia, Licorice, simplicifolia seed form, Mucuna pruiens, Maca, Tribulus terrestis.

I have trouble with clitoral neuromas.

I treat with the following medicines for the neuroma, scoliosis pain and a neurogenic bladder : Atenolol, 50MG, once a day. Detrol, 2MG, 1 tablet, twice a day. Neurontin, 300MG, 1 cap, three times a day. Flexeril, 10MG, every 8 hours, 1 tablet, Nortriptyline, HCL 25MG cap, 1 cap, three times a day. Flomax, 0.4MG cap, 1 cap after supper. Claritin, Tylenol and estrace. If you feel I could be helped by this product, I would like to hear from you.

I don’t know if this product could help you. The herbs listed can have side effects on the nervous system, hormonal system, the blood pressure and the heart muscles. They may interfere with your prescription medications.

I don’t know of herbs that can heal neuromas. Herbs that are used in neuromas are those that support the nervous system and help to reduce pain. Because you are already taking powerful drugs that affect the nervous system, I wouldn’t recommend herbs for that purpose. Herbs that support the blood circulation to the area include ginger, capsicum (hot pepper), garlic and yarrow. Linden flower (Tilia cordata) supports peripheral blood circulation and is antispasmodic.

When checking to see whether herbs are safe with a particular medication, consult the drug information sheet that comes with your prescription, then look up the actions of the herb, in a herbal book or on the internet. If the herb and the drug affect the same body system, then the herb is likely contraindicated. For example, information on an antidepressant drug will say that it is not to be taken with other drugs/herbs that have an antidepressant effect (depress the nervous system); drugs for high blood pressure should not be taken with other drugs/herbs that reduce blood pressure.

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