Turmeric, a common spice in India, has been used in India and throughout Southeast Asia to shrink lipomas or fat deposits. Turmeric is part of the ginger family and has been long touted as a natural remedy for many ailments.
Turmeric contains curcumin, which is an anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. Curcumin is commonly used throughout the world to alleviate arthritis and to reduce inflammation in the joints.
Topical Turmeric Ointment
Mix 1 teaspoon of turmeric with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, flaxseed oil or olive oil. Mix well and smooth a little of the mixture onto your lipoma. Cover the lipoma with a bandage or gauze to protect your clothes. Turmeric will stain clothes!
Turmeric can also be taken internally daily to help shrink lipomas. Because turmeric has the ability to stimulate bile acid, it helps cleanse the liver. Some holistic practitioners believe that lipomas form from a liver imbalance and have their patients take curcumin supplements to detoxify their blood and liver. Dietary changes like avoiding soy, MSG and artificial sweeteners are also recommended to soften and shrink liipomas.
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