Cysts are benign lumps that form in the body that often respond well to home treatment. They are usually filled with fluid, air, or other bodily cells. Natural remedies for cysts are easy to implement and can include castor oil, essential oils, and herbs like turmeric.
Cysts can occur anywhere in the body. While cysts are usually benign, cysts should be evaluated by a medical professional to verify that indeed, it is a benign cyst and not a sign of a more complicated concern. Once a diagnosis of a benign cyst has been made, home remedies can be considered.
Cysts may be a cosmetic concern, depending on the size and location of the cyst. Cysts can be physically irritating or may cause pain if they are pressing on a nerve.
Additionally, even if a cyst is completely benign and not an irritant, the presence of a cyst indicates that something within the body is not working quite right. If cysts occur frequently, even if they respond well to natural remedies, it may be that some changes to improve overall health are indicated.
Topical Remedies for Cysts
Castor oil can be massaged into cysts twice daily. Castor oil promotes circulation and increases white blood cells. It is used to heal a variety of growths and abnormalities in the body. Castor oil is a pure, natural emollient oil that softens and nourishes the skin. It is excellent for sore muscles and stiff joints. Use an organic and cold-pressed castor oil if possible.
Tea tree essential oil and Frankincense essential oil are each useful for cysts. They can be used singly or together. Tea tree and frankincense are sometimes used “neat” (without diluting) on the body. However, for delicate skin areas or on sensitive people it is wise to dilute them at least some. Castor oil is a perfect carrier oil for essential oils used to treat cysts, since castor oil alone will often heal a cyst on its own.
To use essential oils straight, massage one drop of essential oil on the cyst twice daily. To dilute essential oils, add 5 drops of essential oil to one teaspoon of a carrier oil.
Lugol’s Iodine Solution
Lugol’s iodine is sometimes used topically to treat cysts. Lugol’s solution can be applied directly to the cyst, though it will cause temporary staining. 5% Lugol’s iodine is stronger than 2% iodine, and may need to be diluted some when used topically, depending on the location of the cyst and the individual.
Lugol’s Iodine is sometimes used internally for cysts. When iodine deficiency is the cause of cysts in the first place, this remedy is obviously especially useful. Lugol’s Iodine does taste strongly of iodine, but one drop is easily disguised in a cup of coffee or glass of grape juice. Folk doctor D. C. Jarvis recommended 1 drop of Lugol’s iodine in a glass of water with ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar for many health conditions.
Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory herb that also fights infection, viruses and fungus. Turmeric is notably useful for cysts that are causing some type of pain.
Turmeric can be purchases in capsules. A common dosage is 4 capsules twice a day.
Though slightly less convenient, an even better way to take turmeric is by making “Golden Milk.”
Turmeric is sometimes use topically for cysts, especially cysts that need to drain or is infected. Turmeric can be mixed with water to make a paste, applied to the cyst, and covered with a bandage. The turmeric paste bandage should be changed when it dries out or after 12 hours, whichever comes first. Mixing turmeric with French green clay or bentonite clay makes a more cohesive paste to apply to the skin and the clay has healing properties, too. Use equal parts of turmeric and clay. Mix them together and add water to make the paste.
Some cysts respond well to Epsom salt. Epsom salt can be used as a soaking agent for cysts. If there are multiple cysts all over the body, Epsom salt baths can be useful. Add 1-2 cups of Espom salt to a warm bath and soak for 20 minutes several times a week. For localized cysts, Epsom salt compresses can be used. Mix 3 Tablespoons Epsom salt and 1 cup water. Soak a cloth with the Espom salt water and apply to the cyst for 20 minutes a couple of times a day. Covering the Epsom salt cloth with plastic wrap and a heating pad may be beneficial.
If the above remedies are only providing temporary relief, or if there are multiple cysts throughout the body, or additional health problems exist, consider the following remedies to promote overall well-being and the cysts may disappear never to return.
Cyst Remedies to be Used Internally
A nutritious diet promotes balance in the body and provide the needed nutrients for maximum function. A nutritious diet does not have to be cumbersome. Sometimes implementing a few changes can produce significant results.
- Eat a variety of whole foods.
- Keep sugars and processed foods to a minimum.
- Consume more water and less coffee, soda and energy drinks.
- Consume some raw fruits and vegetables each day.
- Include smoothies in the diet a few times a week.
Exercise benefits the body is so many ways. It moves fluids around in the body, including blood and lymph. This helps to remove waste products from the body. Taking a 20 minute walk several times a week is a good place to begin. A mini-trampoline or rebounder can be used inside year round, even while catching the daily news or weather report. Even 5 minutes of rebounding several days a week will allow significant movement of the blood and lymph.
Essiac tea is a gentle natural cancer treatment, but it is also used to help the body eliminate chronic lesser diseases as well. It helps to eliminate growths and purify the blood.
It can be difficult to get the necessary nutrients even with a very good diet due to depleting of the soil in which food is grown and the chemicals in the environment that can affect the body’s being able to optimally benefit from the foods consumed. Vitamin supplements, in this case, can help with cysts and other health problems, giving the body what is required to implement its natural ability to heal.
Some basic vitamins that may help include vitamin C, A, D, and B. Zinc also supports the immune system.
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