Xanthelasma polyps are also known as cholesterol deposits. They are yellowish small pimples around the eyes and usually they are near the nose and eyebrows. This problem is not causing pain or itching but they can indicate the onset of coronary heart disease. They are often a symptom of high cholesterol or hyperlipidemia. The surgical removal is not solution because it can lead to scarring and in many cases the fatty deposit comes back. These deposits consist of LDL or bad cholesterol. There are many factors which can lead to xanthelasma polyps such as diabetes, liver disease and even genetic factors could lead to it. Xanthelasma polyps are more common in women than men and usually it is happening in the middle ages.
There are some studies in which are said that it is possible to have normal levels of cholesterol and xanthelasma polyps but there is a link between cholesterol and xanthelasma polyps. It is noticed that around half of all the people who have xanthelasma polyps also have high levels of xanthelasma polyps in their bloodstream. There are some people who have increased risk of getting xanthelasma polyps such as obese people; people who smoke; people with diabetes; people with high blood pressure; Asian and Mediterranean descent; people with high cholesterol levels; people with biliary cirrhosis and people who have inherited high cholesterol. If you suffer from xanthelasma polyps, then you need to talk with your doctor before you start using some of the below mentioned home remedies for this condition.
Xanthelasma polyps natural treatment
Almonds: When you eat almonds and various other nuts, then they can help to reduce the cholesterol levels in the blood. This natural cure can be used to make a topical paste which can help to reduce the cholesterol deposits near your eyes. You should add a teaspoon or so of almond powder to enough milk and you should mix it into nice and smooth paste. You should apply this paste on the affected area and let it stay there until it dries naturally. You should scrape off the paste using your fingers gently and then rinse it. You should repeat this natural treatment on daily basis until you see improvements in your condition.
Coriander seeds: This is also a very effective home remedy for xanthelasma polyps because it can help to reduce the LDL cholesterol as well as triglycerides in the blood. They can help to manage the blood glucose levels and it can prevent diabetes which is a factor that increases the risk of xanthelasma polyps. You should add a teaspoon of coriander seeds to one cup of water in a pan and then bring it to boil. You should turn down the heat and then simmer it for a few minutes and then remove it from the heat. You should let this mixture to steep at least ten minutes. You should strain it and drink it. You should drink this home remedy two or three times per day and you will have a positive effect on your cholesterol.
Onions: This natural cure has certain components known as allicin which can inhibit the build – up and deposit of fats and cholesterol. Onions have acidic nature which can help to reduce the deposits under the skin. You should extract as much juice as possible from an onion. Add a pinch of salt in this juice. You should let this home remedy to stay aside in a period of few hours and then apply it to the affected area before you go to bed. Let it stay there through the night and then wash it off when you will wake up in the morning.
Banana peel: This is a simple home remedy which is effective for reducing the cholesterol deposits surrounding your eyes. It is rich in antioxidants and it has enzymes which can help to dissolve those lumps. You should peel a banana and use a small piece of this peel to place over the affected area. You should secure it in place with gauze overnight. You should remove it in the next morning and then wash the affected area. You should repeat it every night before you go to bed as long as you need.
Apple cider vinegar: This is one of the most versatile home remedies and it is used as a natural treatment for many different conditions. It can help to treat the xanthelasma polyps because it has ability to reduce cholesterol and other fats in the bloodstream. When you apply this home remedy topically, then it can reduce the deposits characteristics of this condition. You should apply some organic apple cider vinegar to your lumps using a cotton ball. You should hold the saturated ball in position with a tape in a period of few hours. You should remove it and then rinse it with water. You should repeat this natural treatment once or twice a day. When you are taking apple cider vinegar internally, then it also can have excellent effect on your overall health and cholesterol level. You should try drinking a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar on daily basis. If you cannot drink it like this, then you should mix it with a glass of water and add a teaspoon of honey to it.
Xanthelasma polyps home remedy
Fenugreek seeds: This home remedy has cholesterol boosting properties and they can be applied topically to tackle your xanthelasma polyps or you can take them internally to reduce the cholesterol. You should soak a few teaspoons of fenugreek seeds in water for five to six hours or overnight. You should drink this home remedy before breakfast the following morning. You should keep some of the water to massage into the affected area. You should repeat this natural treatment each day.
Castor oil: This is one of the best home remedies for xanthelasma polyps because it has ricinoleic acid which can help to shrink cholesterol deposits under the skin. It works best on small and new lumps. It may not have much effect against larger more established deposits. You should dip a cotton ball in some pure and cold – pressed castor oil. You should apply this oil to the xanthelasma polyps and you should be sure that your eye is closed. You should massage this oil in and keep the cotton ball in position overnight with some gauze or tape. You should wash the area in the following morning. You should repeat this natural treatment every night until you get the desired results.
Vitamin D: It is known that the Vitamin D can help to lower cholesterol levels. One of the best ways to get this vitamin is sun bathing. It can help you to reduce the xanthelasma polyps.
Garlic: This home remedy has many health benefits which can be used as natural treatment for xanthelasma polyps. Garlic has cholesterol reducing abilities which are well known. There are some studies in which are found that sulfur compounds which are contained in the garlic inhibit synthesis of cholesterol in the liver. The garlic extract supplements are very effective and safe alternative treatment to more powerful cholesterol reducing medication. You can eat a lot of garlic or you can take garlic supplements. Also there is another option and that is to apply garlic in the form of paste directly to xanthelasma polyps. You should crush two to three cloves of garlic into a smooth paste. You should apply this paste on the affected area and you should be careful not to get in your eyes. You should cover it with gauze and let it sit there for around fifteen minutes before you wash it off using warm water. You should repeat this natural treatment as long as you need it. People who have sensitive skin should not use this home remedy. If you have noticed that your skin starts burning, then you should stop using it immediately.
Orange juice: This is also one of the best home remedies for xanthelasma polyps. It is packed with Vitamin C, flavonoids and folate which can help to increase the HDL (good cholesterol) and decrease the LDL (bad cholesterol) at the same time. There was one study in which was said that people who have hypercholesterolemia and who have xanthelasma polyps when they have drunk orange juice, then it enhances blood lipid profiles. You should drink two to three glasses of orange juice on daily basis because it can help to keep the cholesterol levels in check. Also you can eat a few fresh oranges every day.
Potassa fusa: This is a natural cure which can help to remove xanthelasma polyps on eyelids.
Arsenic: This is a tonic which can help to prevent xanthelasma polyps and it will heal these fatty deposits on your eyelids. Before start using arsenic, you need to talk with your doctor because if you are taking it in large doses, then it can be fatal.