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.
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’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 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 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 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 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:
- Wild Oats
- Red Chestnut