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Herbal Home Remedies For Ovarian Cysts

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Home Remedies For Ovarian Cysts

For most women, watchful waiting and using a natural cure for ovarian cysts works just fine. Again, unless your doctor says you’re in immediate danger or you’re experiencing pain, most medical authorities believe ovarian cysts are nothing to worry about and can go away on their own. However, it is advisable to consult your doctor about your medical condition, since everyone is unique.

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Natural Herbs For Ovarian Cysts Treatment

Herbalists use a variety of herbs to treat ovarian cysts. Since the belief is that an underlying hormonal imbalance creates conditions that lead to ovarian cysts, herbalists use a variety of plants to restore balance and harmony. Recommended herbs also include those that restore overall vitality and cleanse the liver.

Herbal treatments won’t cure ovarian cysts overnight. You must take the herbs prescribed by an herbalist for at least three weeks and preferably six weeks or more. The following list is intended as a general overview only. Please consult a naturopath or qualified herbalist for the exact herbs to treat your condition, and do tell your physician about any herbs you’re taking.

  • Milk Thistle

The Herbal Encyclopedia online recommends some of the following herbs to treat ovarian cysts and other abnormal uterine growths:

  • Chasteberry (Vitex agnus-casta)

Herbalists have used vitex for centuries to restore hormonal balance. Because cysts may be caused by too much estrogen, vitex helps to bring estrogen levels back into balance, which could, in turn, help prevent cysts.

  • Red Clover

Red clover’s estrogen-like effects make it a popular remedy for hormonal imbalances, and herbalists frequently recommend it to treat conditions like PCOS. The National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is currently studying the efficacy of red clover.

  • Black Cohosh

Black cohosh is used by Ayurvedic practitioners in combination with red clover and other herbs to help balance hormones. It is thought to help restore irregular periods, which could be the cause of ovarian cysts.

  • Dandelion

Dandelion is a diuretic that may help cleanse the liver. This in turn could help your body flush out excess hormones that may be causing the cysts.

  • Wild Yam

Wild yam contains chemicals that mimic or can be turned into hormones such as estrogen. If a hormonal imbalance is causing the cysts, applying a cream made from Wild Yams may help to correct the balance.

  • Bee Pollen

Bee pollen is another Ayurvedic remedy that is used in supporting a woman’s reproductive health. It may help to guard against some causes of ovarian cysts.

  • Bach Flower Remedies

Several Bach Flower Remedies, used alone or in combination, can help with ovarian cysts. Robert McDowell, an Australian herbalist, recommends the following Bach Flower Remedies in addition to herbal medicine:

  • Walnut
  • Wild Oats
  • Impatiens
  • Red Chestnut
  • Honeysuckle

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Dietary Changes

Some preliminary research from Italy suggests that women who eat more meat and cheese products develop more ovarian cysts than women who do not eat these products. It may be wise to alter your diet, include more fruits and vegetables, or follow a vegetarian diet until the ovarian cysts shrink or dissolve. Other recommendations include diets rich in fruits, vegetables, garlic, legumes and whole grains. Eating less sugar and white flour also allows the body time to heal and re balance itself.

Vitamins For Ovarian Cysts

In addition to herbs and dietary changes, some vitamins can also help to balance the hormones that may be causing ovarian cysts. These include:

  • Vitamin E
  • Flaxseed oil
  • Magnesium
  • B Vitamins

Herbal Remedies Might Take Time

Herbal remedies for ovarian cysts may not work as quickly as pharmaceutical cures. Most herbs, like vitex, take at least three months to begin to balance your hormones. Hormonal balancing is just the first step in controlling ovarian cysts, so make sure you stay on the herbs long enough for them to have an effect. Keep in mind that it may be six months or longer before you see results. If you need more immediate relief, see your doctor about getting extra help while you balance your hormones for the long term.

When to Seek Help?

Usually ovarian cysts produce no symptoms and go away on their own. It is essential that if you experience any sudden, severe abdominal pain, bleeding, fever or chills, that you get emergency medical treatment immediately. While the majority of ovarian cysts aren’t dangerous, these symptoms may indicate a ruptured cyst, which needs to be treated immediately by a physician.

Conventional Treatment of Ovarian Cysts

Common medical treatments for ovarian cysts include watchful waiting, hormonal pills to try to shrink the cysts or surgery. Most physicians are willing to cooperate with watchful waiting, in which the patient returns to the doctor for periodic examinations and scans to make sure the cysts hasn’t grown or changed.

Take Control of Your Health

Ovarian cysts may be the sign of another, underlying health condition. Treating the cysts naturally may help you to get the rest of your body back in balance as well. Try these natural remedies to help balance your hormones, prevent cysts from forming and lead a healthier and happier life.

Stacey Chillemi

Founder of Healthy Living Inc., Stacey Chillemi actively writes about alternative & holistic wellness. Her first published book, Epilepsy You’re Not Alone in 1998, helped millions of people understand and cope with their disorder enabling them to live a happy, healthy and productive life.

Stacey Chillemi

Founder of Healthy Living Inc., Stacey Chillemi actively writes about alternative & holistic wellness. Her first published book, Epilepsy You’re Not Alone in 1998, helped millions of people understand and cope with their disorder enabling them to live a happy, healthy and productive life.

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Cintia M Smith
Cintia M Smith 5pts

Milk thistle, wild yam black cohosh and a few others, click the link ! :)

Nory Roa
Nory Roa 5pts

may I know the herbal remedies

Romy Romy
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Verena Compton
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...Plus,the foods to stay away from: Processed foods, sugar (that's a big one)...Do spend some time water fasting, and gentle,relaxing,comforting time with yourself,free of worries...

Juvelyn M. Hernandez Bulseco
Juvelyn M. Hernandez Bulseco 5pts

Kindly answer pls...can't open the link free data only what are signs of cyst in ovary? & what are the home help cure or herbal remedies? Thanks

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Karina Ray
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PCOS. The condition leads to obesity not the other way around.

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Obese woman is highly risk on having polycystic "syndrome" .(.i just can't recall the right term)

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