Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs that develop on the surface of or within women’s ovaries. Almost all women will develop at least one cyst at some point in their lives. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that about 14.8% of women develop ovarian cysts after menopause, whereas almost all premenopausal women develop the cysts.
Almost all ovarian cysts develop normally during the menstrual cycle; are typically benign, and occur without any evident reason. They do not usually trigger any specific symptoms. But, in some cases they can lead to irregular periods, thigh or lower back pain, pelvic pain during or before the menstrual cycle, abdominal bloating, pain during sex, pain during bowel movements, pressure in the bladder or rectum, vomiting, and nausea. Some kinds of ovarian cysts can also result in reduced fertility.
In most cases ovarian cysts go away on their own in several months. Make sure you always consult your doctor for the most correct diagnosis and treatment. But, in case the ovarian cysts contribute to discomfort, you can use natural remedies to alleviate the symptoms.
This is very effective for reducing muscle cramps or abdomen pain caused by ovarian cysts. You should place a heating pad or bottle with hot water on your abdomen and lower pelvic area, and keep it for 15 minutes. You can repeat this procedure as much as you want and whenever you experience an abdominal pain.
Castor oil packs
Castor oil pack is an old treatment for cysts. This oil has the ability to eliminate the excess toxins from your body. Moreover, it can stimulate the lymphatic system and dissolve the cysts.
You should fold a flannel cloth to make it 2-3 layers thick. The cloth needs to be big enough so you will be able to cover your entire abdomen. Put some castor oil on the cloth, fold the cloth in half then unfold it. Lay down with another towel under you and place the flannel cloth on your abdomen. Cover the castor oil cloth with plastic foil then with a towel. Place a bottle with hot water over the towel and cover yourself in a warm blanket. You should repeat this procedure 3 times a week, for 3 months.
In order to remove the excess oil from the skin, you should wash that area with a solution of 3 tablespoons baking soda and 4 cups water.
Note: You shouldn’t use castor oil packs during the period. Also, if you are trying to conceive, you are not supposed to use this remedy after ovulation.
Chamomile tea is an extremely effective remedy for reducing the pains and discomfort. It has a sedative effect which will help you to relax. Moreover, this amazing tea will stimulate blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus, thus regulating the irregular periods. Mix 2 teaspoon of dried chamomile in a cup of hot water. Cover and steep for 5 minutes. Strain, and add 1 teaspoon of honey. You should drink 3 cups of this tea on a daily basis.
Epsom bath can reduce pains and other symptoms related to ovarian cysts. Epsom salt is high in magnesium sulfate which can act as muscle relaxant, thus relieving the pain. You should add 1 cup of Epsom salt to your bathtub filled with warm water. Add 10 drops of essential oil (jasmine, rose, or lavender.) Stir for a few minutes in order to dissolve the salt. Soak the lower part of your body for 30 minutes. Repeat this procedure every day.
This vegetable contains betacyanin which can improve the function of your liver to clear toxins out of the system. Moreover, beetroot is alkaline, meaning that it will balance the acidity in your body. You should mix ½ cup of fresh beet extract juice with 1 tablespoon of aloe gel and 1 tablespoon of black molasses. Drink this remedy every day, before your breakfast.
Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is high in potassium and is recommended by many health experts. It can shrink and dissolve the cysts caused by potassium deficiency. Add 1 tablespoon of ACV in a glass of warm water. Mix in 1 tablespoon of black molasses. Drink 2 glasses of this solution on a daily basis until the cysts disappear completely. This remedy can also help you with bloating, cramps, and excessive menstrual bleeding.