Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs in the ovary which are quite common among women of all ages. They usually form during ovulation and many women with ovarian cysts don’t have symptoms and don’t even notice they have it. However they can start growing and multiplying which can cause problems and need to be surgically removed. If you’re suffering from ovarian cysts you might experience pressure, bloating, swelling and pain in the lower abdomen. In such a case many women reach for the over-the –counter pain killers or prescribed medications, but you can treat the pain and discomfort completely naturally and we’ve got 12 natural ways in which you can do it.
- CASTOR OIL PACK
Castor oil is an excellent natural remedy for a lot of conditions, and ovarian cysts are just one of them. It clears the body of excess tissues and toxins and reduces the cysts, slowly dissolving them. Here’s how you can use it to ease the pain and discomfort:
Take a large flannel cloth and fold it into two or three layers. You need a pretty large piece because when folded it needs to cover the whole abdominal area. Take 2 tablespoons of the castor oil and pour it on the cloth, then fold the cloth in half so that the oil will get soaked on the entire surface. Unfold it and cover your abdomen with it. Wrap the flannel cloth with plastic foil and cover it with an old towel on top. Place a hot water bottle over the towel and cover yourself with a warm blanket. Lay like that for some 30 minutes and remove the cloth. Repeat the process three times a week for three months.
- CHAMOMILE TEA
You’ve probably heard that chamomile tea has relaxing and soothing properties, especially when it comes to abdominal pain. It can relieve the pain and discomfort triggered by the ovarian cysts and it’s also beneficial for irregular periods.
Make some hot chamomile tea by mixing 2 teaspoons of dried chamomile in a cup of hot water. Cover it and leave it for some 5 minutes, strain and add a teaspoon of honey. Drink 2-3 cups a day until you feel better.
Heat therapy is recommended for pain in the abdomen and muscle cramps to ease the discomfort so it can be used in the case of ovarian cysts as well.
Place a heating pad or a hot water bottle on your abdomen and lower pelvic area. Leave it on for about 15 minutes and you should feel better. This will give you instant relief when you’re in pain.
- APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
ACV can help shrink and dissolve ovarian cysts that are caused by a potassium deficiency, since it’s rich in high potassium. Here’s a powerful beverage which can help you with ovarian cysts:
Fill a glass with warm water and add a tbsp. of ACV and black strap molasses. Drink 1-2 glasses every day until you feel better.