Natural treatments for ovarian cysts – flax seed and castor oil

ovarian cysts home remedy treatment

These types of cysts are fluid filled pockets or sacs which develop within or on the surface of one or both a woman’s ovaries. Most women will develop at least one cyst at some point of their lives. There was one study in which was said that most postmenopausal women have ovarian cysts at one or more times in their lives, while up to 14.8% of women have ovarian cysts after the menopause [1]. Most ovarian cysts are considered functional. This means that they happen normally during the menstrual cycle and they are not a part of a disease process. These cysts are usually benign and they happen without any apparent reason. Also there are pathological cysts which can be benign or cancerous. There are many cases when women are not aware that they have ovarian cysts because in the most cases they do not have problems.

Also there are some cases when ovarian cysts can cause symptoms like vomiting, nausea, pressure in the rectum or bladder, pain in the lower back or thighs, pain during sex, pelvic pain before or during the menstrual cycle, menstrual irregularities, pain during bowel movements and abdominal bloating. Also there are some types of ovarian cysts which can cause decreased fertility. There are many cases in which ovarian cysts disappear on their own within a few months. But if the ovarian cysts cause discomfort, then you can try some of the below mentioned home remedies which can help to relive the symptoms and to shrink the size of the cysts. You need to talk with your doctor about your condition. He or she will tell you which the best natural treatment for you is. If you have vaginal pain with spotty bleeding, rapid breathing, dizziness, fever and severe or sharp pelvic pain, then you should seek immediate medical help. These symptoms can indicate an ovarian torsion or a ruptured cyst. [2]

Natural remedies for ovarian cysts

Beetroot: This home remedy has a component known as betacyanin which can boost the ability of the liver to clear toxins out of your system [3]. Also it has alkaline nature which can help to balance the acidity in the body. This in turn can help to reduce the severity of many symptoms which are associated with ovarian cysts. You should mix one tablespoon of blackstrap molasses, one tablespoon of Aloe Vera gel and ½ cup of freshly extracted beetroot juice. You should drink this home remedy once per day before you eat your breakfast. You should follow this home treatment on a daily basis until your symptoms have reduced.

Chamomile tea: Chamomile tea is considered as very effective home remedy for ovarian cysts and the associated discomfort and pain. It has gentle sedative effect which can help to reduce the pain and it can help to relax. Also the chamomile tea has warm nature which can help to regulate irregular periods by stimulating the blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus [4]. You should mix 2 teaspoons of dried chamomile in one cup of hot water. Cover it and steep it for five minutes. Strain it and add one teaspoon of honey. Drink the chamomile tea. Also you can drink 2 – 3 cups of chamomile tea on daily basis until you rid of this problem.

Epsom salt: This is a very effective home remedy which can help to reduce the pain and other symptoms that are associated with the ovarian cysts. It is rich in magnesium sulfate which is working as a natural relaxant and it can ease the pain. You should add one cup of Epsom salt to your bath tub filled with warm water. You should add 5 – 10 drops of essential oils like jasmine, rose or lavender. You should stir for a few minutes so the salt can dissolve. You should soak your lower body in this water for 20 – 30 minutes. You should follow this home remedy once per day.

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Apple cider vinegar: This home remedy can help to shrink and dissolve the ovarian cysts which are caused by potassium deficiency. It is rich in potassium and it is recommended by many health experts. You should add one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to one glass of warm water. You should mix in one tablespoon of black strap molasses. You should drink one or 2 glasses of this home remedy on daily basis. You should follow this home remedy until the ovarian cysts disappear completely. This home remedy can also help with the symptoms of excessive menstrual bleeding as well as cramping and bloating throughout periods. [5]

Castor oil pack: This is an old – age home remedy for ovarian cysts. It can help to clear your body of excess tissues and toxins. Also it can stimulate the circulatory and lymphatic system which can help to reduce and dissolve the ovarian cysts. You should fold a large flannel cloth to make it 2 or 3 layers thick. You should be sure that the folded cloth is large enough to cover your entire abdomen. You should drizzle about 2 tablespoons of castor oil in this cloth. You should fold the cloth in half to saturate and then you should unfold it. You should lay down with an old towel under you and then you should put the flannel cloth on your abdomen. You should cover the castor oil cloth with plastic and then with an old towel. You should place a hot water bottle over the towel and then you should cover yourself in warm blanket. You should let the castor oil pack on for at least thirty minutes and then you should remove it. You should repeat this home treatment about 3 times a week in a period of 3 months. After you have used the castor oil pack you have some oil on your skin and to remove it you should use a home remedy of 3 tablespoons of baking soda mixed in 4 cups of water. You should not use the castor oil pack during menstruation. If you are trying to conceive, then you should use this home remedy after the ovulation. [6]

Heat: This home remedy is very effective in reducing muscle cramps or pain in the abdomen which is caused by ovarian cysts. You should put a heating pad or hot water bottle on your abdomen and lower pelvic area. You should do this home remedy for at least fifteen minutes. You should follow this home remedy whenever you experience pain in the abdomen if you want to get quick relief.

Flaxseed: This home remedy can help to balance the proportion of estrogen to progesterone in the body. Also it can help to reduce the ovarian cysts. Also it is rich in fiber which can help to body to eliminate the harmful toxins, cholesterol and other waste products which are processed by the liver [7]. You should mix one tablespoon of ground flaxseed in one glass of warm water. You should drink this home remedy on daily basis on an empty stomach until you notice improvements in your condition. Also you can add ground flaxseeds to salads, soups, smoothies and yogurt.

Ginger: This home remedy has a strong anti – inflammatory properties which can help to relieve pain and reduce inflammation [8]. Also it can increase the heat in the body and it can induce menstruation. You should blend a 2 inch piece of ginger, 2 stalks of celery, ¾ of a pineapple and half a glass of apple juice in a juicer. You should drink juice once per day until the ovarian cysts are gone. Also you can drink 2 – 3 cups of ginger tea on daily basis.

Increase fluid intake: When you suffer from ovarian cysts, then it is very important to increase the fluid intake. Water is the best option. You should try to drink alkaline as well as filtered water at regular intervals. Also you can add a dash of lemon juice to one glass of water before you drink it. Water can help to flush out the harmful toxins from your system and it can create a heaven for healing. This can help to reduce the pain and it can alleviate the swelling in your abdomen. Along with water, you can drink green vegetable juice and coconut water. You should avoid coffee, alcoholic beverages and soda.

Almond: This home remedy is rich in magnesium which can help to reduce the painful cramps which are associated with the ovarian cysts. You should eat some dry roasted almonds to get a relief from discomfort and pain [9]. Also you can gently massage the abdominal region with almond oil because it can help to ease the bloating and pain. If you want to have the best results, then you should add a few drops of jasmine essential oil to one tablespoon of almond oil and then you should use it for your massage. Also you can add one teaspoon of sweet almond oil to one glass of warm milk and you should drink it once per day. You should follow these home remedies until you get complete recovery.


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