Last Modified on Feb 18, 2014
The best treatment of ovarian cysts involves a holistic approach. Combining dietary changes with supplements and other therapies extends a balanced approach for overall health and reduction of cyst size. Avoiding certain foods, taking supplements and maintaining an active lifestyle are all important components for treating ovarian cysts.
What are Ovarian Cysts?
Ovarian cysts are an issue of the female reproductive system characterized by a fluid-filled sac on the ovary. The cause of the condition varies but includes irregular cycles, hormone balance and hypothyroidism. Some women experience no symptoms of the condition while others undergo severe indications including nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness, pain and frequent urination.
Holistic Treatment for Cysts on the Ovaries
Treating ovarian cysts requires a balanced approach that works to equalize hormones and diminish contributing factors. Avoiding contributing foods and other products is one of the first steps toward treatment. Additionally, supplements can be taken that are effective at reducing cysts. Exercise is also an important contribution to treating issues of the reproductive system.
Estrogen is one of the main contributing factors to ovarian cysts. As such, avoiding an overabundance of this hormone is crucial. Eliminating soy and mass produced meats in exchange for an organic diet is one of the most effective ways to regulate the amount of estrogen going into the body.
Many supplements are also effective for managing cysts of the ovaries. DIM aids in hormonal balance as well as reducing the size of cysts. Other supplements that serve as effective treatments include maca root, black cohosh root, dong quai root, milk thistle seed, tribulus, vitex, wild yam root and yarrow.
Exercise is one of the key factors in a balanced lifestyle. This factor also contributes to treatment of ovarian cysts. Light exercise like walking can alleviate heavy menstrual bleeding as well as cramping associated with the cysts. Additionally, yoga and other stretching exercises aid in muscle relaxation and circulation of the body.
Ovarian cysts are a common condition of the female reproductive system. While some cysts cause few to no symptoms, others may cause pain and several other associated issues. Natural, holistic treatment, however, can eliminate symptoms and diminish the size of cysts.
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Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Alkaline Water
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar Douche
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda, Wheatgrass
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses, Castor Oil Packs
- Avoid Chocolate
- Beets and Molasses
- Beets, Apple Cider Vinegar, Aloe Vera
- Beets, Carrots, Non-Alcoholic Wine, Molasses
- Carrot, Beet, Parsley, Spinach, Apple Juice
- Dietary Changes
- Dietary Changes, Apple Cider Vinegar
- Dim, Flaxseed, Chckweed
- False Unicorn
- Foods to Avoid
- General Feedback
- Green Tea
- Herbal Tincture
- Juicing Remedy
- Kundalini Yoga
- Molasses, Aloe Vera and Beets
- Multiple Remedies
- Remedies Needed
- Supplements, Dietary Changes
- Ted's Remedies
[NAY] 10/28/2010: Ew from Rockville, Md, Usa: "Ovarian Cyst Remedy - Alfalfa
Did not work. I'm writing about a possible remedy that I read elsewhere (someone supposedly had success with Premium Blended Alfalfa). The alfalfa would theoretically have worked by balancing the extra estrogen. Not only did I not get better, but I believe that the alfalfa may have caused the cyst to enlarge-- and I've been in horrible pain for the last 2 days. It may be possible that this remedy works for smaller cysts (?), but if in doubt, skip it. Hope that this experience helps someone out there."
10/05/2011: Karen from Girard, Pa replies: "I would like to know more about the apple cider vinegar and molasses remedy for cysts."
09/12/2012: Aquilina from Denton, Tx replies: "To L from Visalia, California: For several years I have been having sharp pains about once in a while and several weeks ago I finally went to the ER and they discovered that I had numerous cysts on each ovary. I did a follow up appt with a gynocologist and she showed me my ovaries on a sonogram. I WAS SHOCKED!!! Each one of my ovaries probably had about 30, if not more, pea sized looking balls on around them. They gave me a prescription for low-dose hormone birth control to dissolve the cysts. I have had problems in the past with BC and this is why I am looking for an alternative remedy.
Recently met a holistic doctor who suggested ginger root slivers steeped in Green Tea then adding 1/4 tsp turmeric.
I have not tried this yet as I just got the recipe a couple days ago. I have confidence that it will work though because he told me of all the diseases he cured himself of using his remedies."
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 04/21/2008: Valerie from San Antonio, Texas: "i have an ovarian cyst and i am drinking alkaline water so ive heard the water will dissolve my cyst ... i will let you know in 30 days before my surgery day how it all went."Replies
05/28/2008: SAVASTIAN from SAN ANTONIO , TEXAS replies: "Hi Valerie. My mother has ovarian cysts and I'm searching for remedies. How's the water going for you?
Savastian from LA 323-377-1697"
03/04/2010: Barefoot from Phoenix, Az replies: "If you have ovarian cysts or fibrocystic disease have your iodine level taken and take an iodine supplement. A large percentage of us have an iodine deficiency and cysts are one of the symptoms."
05/18/2010: Liquid Sunshine from San Francisco, Ca, Usa replies: "Barefoot,
I can comment on my own experience re iodine deficiency. I'm allergic to iodine (well, I was told that when I had an allergic reaction when it was intravenously introduced for a brain scan when I was 12) so I really cut out all iodine from my diet. Eight years later I was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst - they put me on the pill and told me it would pass - nope, it burst and I had an emergency laproscopy. I'm glad to now be informed of this site for any future ailments. Would love to hear how Valerie's problem turned out and if the alkaline water helped."
03/13/2011: Jennyt. from North Hills, California replies: "Hello everyone, my mother(48 y.o) just found out today that she had a 9.8cm cystic appearing structure int he left pelvis. This may be an adnexal cyst. The doctor recomended surgery, is there anything that can help it shrink before surgery?"
03/13/2011: Diamond from Salisbury, Mass. replies: "Jenny; You might want to seek a homopathic or "holistic" health care provider, other wise always be sure to get more than one doctors opinion in a different area/town then the Dr. you have already seen. Try to stay strong for your mom.
Either way I think your mother will be ok, we shall all pray together for her. good luck & god bless you both."
03/15/2011: Inanna Lives from Middletown, Delaware replies: "About fifteen years ago, I shrank my ovarian cyst with a mixture of herbs. The main ones are Red Root, Tumeric, Dandelion and Shepards Purse. I mixed them in equal parts and took 4 caps 3x a day. When I went back for the ultrasound, the cyst was gone. The doc thought it was his med that made me bleed like crazy. "
03/18/2011: Jennyt. from North Hills, California replies: "thank you all so much for your support. My mother is trying the apple cyder vinegar and her stomach isnt as bloaded as it was 3 days ago. I will tell her to use the herb remedy. thank you again."
10/20/2011: Cashim from Carmel, In replies: "I have 7 large cysts on my ovaries after being stimulated for an IUI all are between a 2 and a 6 cm. I am in pain and it has almost been a month since I had my last ultrasound and the pain is growing so I know they are not decreasing. When I go back next I am hoping for them to be gone as I would love to be able to try for our baby before the end of the year. I have tried the Apple Cider Vinegar the last two nights and now I am going to try the beets, molasses, aloe combination. I am desperate at this point to get rid of the cysts! Has anyone mixed the ACV with anything that can mask the nasty taste?"
11/11/2011: Kristenpino from East Brunswick, Nj replies: "Try organic ACV with honey... Equal parts. First, the organic tastes so much better than regular ACV and the honey helps. My uncle also sometimes puts lemon in it... Just a thought!"
12/05/2011: Karen from Stockton, Ca replies: "Hi all,
I've been diagnosed with a 3.2 cm left ovarian cyst last October and did a lot of research. I tried apple cider vinegar and blackstrap molasses since then. I drink these twice a day. I also changed my diet to something alkaline. I had my 2nd ultrasound just recently and my cyst is all gone. I am so happy and thankful for the people who shared this very helpful information. I hope more women will benefit from this.
12/22/2011: Tanya from Streamwood, Il , Usa replies: "Hello I have the same problem of ovarian cyst and all the messages seem very convincing in trying the APPLE CIDER VINEGAR & MOLASSES. So my question is how much do we take and how many times a day plus can a regular molasses work or it has to be blackstrap?
If anyone can answer this so I can get started with this ailment....
03/08/2012: Aj from Orlando, Florida, Usa replies: "Regarding Iodine deficiency and ovarian cysts...
A red flag went up for me when I saw someone suggest that Iodine deficiency causes them. I say this because my holistic doctor tested me months ago, and I had Iodine deficiency and once they gave me a little bit, then I stopped taking it, my thyroid swelling, like it wanted more. So I kept taking it and felt pretty good. I also have estrogen dominance, so I take oral bioidentical progesterone before my period starts to try and even that out.
Well, on my last period I had run out of Iodine and since I recently lost my job, I was trying to cut back and hadn't ordered it yet. As a result, my thyroid's been swelling and about the same time as I took the progesterone this past month, I felt swelling and pain in my sides. After some ultrasounds (CT scans were suggested, but it has a lot of radiation) they found cysts had formed. I have never had cysts before (23, one child) and I was quite surprised... but I had been on birth control up until I started taking the progesterone/iodine as well.
So I began looking for natural things that people claim have worked and only got to the second post when I saw the iodine deficiency suggestion. Needless to say, I've already reordered my Iodoral to see if it works. I'll be able to tell because the cysts are swollen and occasionally pains me, but I'll have another ultrasound as soon as I can afford it anyway to confirm whether it's gotten larger or smaller or vanished. I will reply back in a few months."
Apple Cider Vinegar
08/17/2013: Ugobekee from Enugu, Nigeria: "I was diagnosed of ovarian cyst and endometriosis. While looking for natural cure, I found this site. So I started taking apple cider vinegar with the mother mixed with honey for some time now. Surprisingly, I found that am pregnant. Please, should I continue taking the mixture? I'm considering the safety of my baby. Thank you."Replies
08/17/2013: Mama To Many from Tennessee, Usa replies: "Yes, Apple Cider Vinegar is safe during pregnancy. My last pregnancy I consumed it daily, a spash in every glass of water. (I actually like it better than plain water. ) It kept my heartburn away and kept me off all meds for that (which I had always needed in pregnancy before) and also kept my gall bladder from flaring up. I probably consumed 2 T. over the course of each day. Congratulations!
~Mama to Many~"
09/26/2013: Melba from Davao City, Philippines replies: "I have a 8.8cm hemorrhagic cyst on my right ovary. I want to know the exact dosage/mixture of the apple cidar vinegar and honey."
10/25/2013: Ugobekee from Enugu State, Nigeria replies: "This cite had been of great help to me. I am 15 weeks pregnant, last week ultra sound showed 12cm ovarian cyst. The gynecologist said that she will remove the cyst after delivery. I believe in natural cure. I have been drinking organic apple cider vinegar mixed with water, taking green smoothie at least once in a day. Pls, I want to know if there is anything I could do to reduce the uncomfortable pains I'm having below the abdomen."
10/25/2013: Mama To Many from Tennessee, Usa replies: "Dear Ugobekee,
I am so sorry about the pain you are having with your cyst. You should keep up the Apple Cider Vinegar. You can also add 1 Tablesppon Blackstrap molasses daily. This is wonderful for pregnancy anyway. If I take Blackstrap daily when pregnant, I won't get anemic. And it is helpful for cysts. But it takes some time and you need some pain relief now.
I have had pain from ovarian cysts and have used Frankincense Essential Oil and Charcoal poultices to help the pain, and they did help me.
Frankincense Essential Oil is safe for pregnancy and is very helpful for ovarian pain and cysts.. Frankincense is not cheap--but a little goes a long way if you can get some. (Try to find it 100% oil and not diluted.) Massage 1-2 drops on the skin over the pained area. You can do this a few times a day.
Another thing you can do is try charcoal poultices. You can apply them overnight. If you go to the Activated Charcoal page on this website, you will find in the index, "How to Make a Charcoal Poultice." Charcoal Poultices reduce inflammation and also reduce cysts and help with pain. Make the poultices about 3inches by 3 inches. (The charocoal part. The towel you use may be 4-5 inches by 4-5 inches.) You do not want to make a really big poultice and you don't want it over the liver, as it would draw out toxins. That isn't a good idea when pregnant. But it you make them 3x3 and just put them over the ovary, you will not be putting the poultice over the liver area.
Please let us know how it goes!
~Mama to Many~"
10/16/2012: Nadiakhan from Ottawa, On, canada: "Hey, I just wanted to say thanks for sharing this remedy with us. I was diagnosed with a 3 cm ovarian cyst last month. The pain was un bearable and the only thing doctor gave me was pain killer tablets. I saw a remedy here and bought apple cider vinegar and blackstrap molasses both organic from bulk bar. Used them 1 tablespoon each with half cup of warm water twice a day for a month. I went for my follow up and cyst is gone.
Also I lost 5 kg just in one month. I lost my apetite and carvings for sugary food. Yeah I still have pain sometimes down in my vagina and intercourse is painful too. I want to try vinegar for one more month but worried that I might stop eating my luch just like now I dont feel very hungry at dinner time and always wanted a snack instead of proper dinner."
09/26/2012: Himanshi from Delhi: "Hi, m 18 years old and abt 3 month ago ovarian cyst was observed in my both ovaries. My doctor recomended me some medicine for 3 months after that I had my ultrasound with a little improvement but my docter suggested me for surgery. I dont want to go for surgery dats y I searched on net, I found a good solution i.e. AVC but I asked abt dis to my she refused and said I dont know abt this..pls help me out tell me is it safe to use AVC?
I'm very tensed these days coz of this pls reply as soon as possible."
[YEA] 06/13/2012: Sknorthup from Beaverton, Or - Oregon: "Last month my doctor suggested a laproscopic cystectomy surgery. 7 weeks later, after drinking organic apple cider vingear and blackstrap molasses 2x / day because of advice on this website, my cysts are nearly gone! The Dr. wanted to know my secret! :) 30 yrs ago, women didn't have the power of other women across the world wide web sharing their stories of success! I could have been recovering from a surgery right now and staring at a medical bill. I'm feeling very grateful tonight..."Replies
[YEA] 07/22/2012: Nicole from San Diego, Ca replies: "Hello, A few years back I had an ovarian cyst on each ovary. Unfortunately, I lost my left ovary and was able to save my right one. Recently, I was diagnoised with an Ovarian Cyst on my RIGHT ovary, along with endometriosis. I was devastated and scared. I am only 27 years old and would love to one day bare children of my own. So I searched and searched for home remedies to avoid surgery that could potentially lose my last surviving ovary.
I found a remedy combining Blackstrap Molasses and Apple Cider Vinegar with water. I did this for about 1 month and my cyst had dissolved from 6cm to 1/2cm!!
I was THRILLED, relieved and felt so blessed. I kept my faith in God, in myself, in my body and I am healing. It DID WORK!!
I just wanted to share so this could help anyone else going through what or similar to what I was going through.
07/25/2012: Clarissa from Baltimore, Md replies: "Thank you for sharing Nicole. I too also have endometriosis, I have had 10% of my right ovary removed, and I have a 3.75 cyst on my left ovary. It got smaller, but now has increased in size. I will try the black molasses recipe with ACV and will see how it works:) Thank you!"
07/25/2012: Kendra from Premium, Ky replies: "What exactly did you do, like to combine everything."
08/06/2012: Gerry from Surrey, British Columbia replies: "Can someone please let me know how much should one take for the apple cider vinegar and how many times a day? Do I mix it with warm water. A short receipe would be greatly appreciated.
08/11/2012: Teranicole82@aol.com from Bear, Delaware replies: "Can someone please tell me where I can find blackstrap molasses, I've gone to just about every store I know and they only have regular molasses? thank you in advance."
08/12/2012: Timh from Louisville, Ky, Usa replies: "Teranicole, try your local health food store or farmers market. If you live close to Amish or Mennonite folks they would surely have Blackstrap Molasses in their market."
08/12/2012: Hema from New York replies: "Hi, if your are living in USA, you can get your molasses from Wholefood Store. Please make sure you buy unsulphred organic molasses and also start with the very small dose."
08/12/2012: Donna from Drexel Hill replies: "To the person from Bear, Del. Looking for Organic Blackstrap Molassas, you can find it at any Giant Food Store, Whole Foods and Trader Joes. At Giant, just look in the organic food isle."
08/12/2012: Carly from Seattle, Wa - Usa replies: "I don't know what grocery stores are in your area, but here in Washington the Safeway carries it on the syrup isle, and the Fred Meyer carries it in the baking section.
Just make sure it says "unsulphered". It costs less than five dollars a bottle here, and a bottle lasts about a month or so, depending on how much you use.
Good luck. :-)"
08/13/2012: Corey from Clayton, Delaware replies: "Teranicole82: You can find Unsulphered Blackstrap Molasses at the Nature's Way store in Smyrna, DE (in the ACME shopping center). That's where I get mine."
[YEA] 08/28/2012: Bethany from Redwood City, California replies: "ACV works!!!!! I had to share my story with this forum! After having a bartholin cyst for over 2 years, I asked the Lord to lead me to a remedy, because it was becoming more painful and uncomfortable (about the size of a rounded quarter. ) I was led to this forum where I read about ACV and blackstrap organic unsulphered molasses. So I decided to give it a shot. I began on a thursday at lunch time taking 1 Tablespoon of ACV with 1 tablespoon BSM (molasses organic unsulphered) in 8 ounces of water. I continued taking it morning and night after I ate. I noticed my cyst over the next couple days became more and more irritated and painful. By that saturday afternoon (Less than 3 days) I was in a lot of pain and could barely take it! Yet I knew something was about to give because I was in so much pain. By Saturday night at midnight my cyst popped!!! A bunch of blood and pus (sorry to be graphic) came out! Instantly, once it popped my pain was completely gone and since then my cyst is almost 100% dissapeared! I praise God for this healing and also that he led me to this forum. ACV works!"
09/26/2012: Latoya from Long Beach, Ca replies: "Hello, Can someone tell me how ACV, water and molasses did you mix together please!! I just found out that I had an ovarian cyst and the docs put me on birth control and the bc is making me DEPRESSED and I'm suffering from anxiety attacks.
Please help with the amount of dosage for this remedy."
10/02/2012: Janine from Manila, Philippines replies: "Hi, I'm 5 weeks pregnant with 3cm cyst on right ovary. The OB told me that I need operation at third month of pregnancy, but I don't want to undergo operation while pregnant. It may put my baby at risk.
I want to try the ACV but afraid that if the cyst popped, the blood and fluid inside it will affect the baby. Is it safe for cyst to popped while your pregnant?Any advice? Thanks"
10/02/2012: Pam from Davenport, Iowa replies: "Hello I read about your cyst and being pg. I had appendicitis when I was a little less than 4 mo. pregnant. I also had worked in surgery-- passing instruments. I would say-- try not to be scared-- find a good surgeon to do the Procedure. I worked with them-- so I knew who would be fast (less time out (asleep) but of course be a good quick surgeon. I would NOT have it done Laproscopically-- even if they offered. Choose a do regular incision-- it should be small and low and that type of inscision will give the surgeon better exposure. It will make it easier to see what they need to see, do what he needs to do --but get In & Out quickly. AFTER surgery-- take as little as you can -- for pain relief since you are NOT yet 4 months. This will be the first of many sacrifices you will make for youth child! I had never had surgery-- So I made sure everyone knew how concerned I was--mostly for a healthy baby. For your own knowledge-- find out what is being formed during the week you're due to have surgery ie. eyes, hearing etc. To give you some incentive-- to avoid drugs as much as possible. Make sure you have someone with you who can remind everyone-- that your goal is a happy healthy baby. I told the floor nurse and my husband I wanted the least drugs possible. I did endure more (but tolerable) pain--but it was worth it 6 months latter-- when my daughter was born just fine. It has now been---years ago. Good Luck Mommy--You can do it! PG 4 months --would have been safer --but a ruptured appendix (or ovary in your case) would be far worse for everyone-- due to a possible infection, a rupture is messy to clean up and would mean more time "Asleep". Been There,
[YEA] 10/23/2011: S from Fortuna, Ca: "Thank You! I have been suffering from ovarian pain since 2007 it is now almost 2012. I have been to the doctor more than five times concerning my pain and each time I was brushed off. Finally, of all people, a male nurse practitioner had me get an ultrasound. Sure enough I was suffering from ovarian cysts. Once I knew what was wrong with me it only took me a few days to find this site and I am so GLAD! It hurt so bad I didn't know if what I was dealing with was terminal. I have been taking TURMERIC, APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, MOLASSES, ALOE JUICE, BEETS and some other supplements for other ailments such as CHAMOMILE, OMEGA 3, B6, AND FENUGREEK. I can't believe I have only been taking the Apple Cider Vinegar for a few days and the shooting pain has subsided. After four years of continuous aches and pains!"Replies
01/03/2012: Becky from La Plata, Colombia, South America. replies: "I am 49 years old and had my tubes cut over fifteen years ago. I have been having tummy pains for the last few years. I went for a scan and have been told I have a large Cyst on my right hand ovary. I can't get hold of Cider vinegar here so was wondering what else would be good. I am vegetarian and live where we grow nearly all our own veg, a lot of Beet root, and Aloe Vera.. My main concern is I can feel the Cyst most days now especially when I sit down. It is like a dull, bruised feeling. I am quite slim but I can still feel there is something not quite right. I have had three children over 25 years ago now. Any comments welcome. Rebecca"
01/06/2012: Maria from Gippsland, Australia replies: "Hi Rebecca, If you do an internet search for "iodine ovarian cyst" you will find many who have been helped using iodine either by taking it internally (tablets or lugal's) or doing the iodine painting. Also have a look here at EC: http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/iodine6.html#OC
All the best."
06/13/2012: Sunflower from North Wales, Pa replies: "Is Ovarian Cyst different from PCOS? I have been suffering from PCOS for last 15 years. I concieved after 5 years of marriage and after lots of fertility treatments. I do not have regular periods even now. I am 37 years old. I am trying for another baby. But PCOS has made life unimaginable. I am taking 2Tbsp of ACV with 1/2 tbsp of Baking Soda for last 2 weeks. Things haven't changed so far. I dont see my periods coming on time either. How long will it take to see some improvement? Should I take something else with ACV and Baking Soda?"
[YEA] 09/18/2011: Katlin from Napa Valley, Ca: "ACV Absolutely Works!! ~ Have had ovarian cysts in monthly cycles for 25 years, never having pain or problems but recent trouble with bleeding and drainage that would NOT stop. Even tried the dreaded pill, with results of breast pain, water retention, weight gain, candida, extreme tiredness on top of my original problem. Some days having to take up to 3 pills in attempts to stop the bleeding.
Have heard of results with ACV anywhere from immediate to 3 mos, I saw results immediately but bleeding and drainage stopped in just 2 days!! And best, no more pills!! (Drinking 3tsp in warm water 4xs per day, douching 3xs per day w/ 1/2 c. ACV & 1/4 cup warm water) The effects are much more immediate if you are already on an alkaline diet and free of processed foods, sugar and animal hormones (meat, dairy, soy, the pill) Am so happy and going to continue the treatment PRN in hopes of never having cysts ever again. Am so happy with the results! Definitely worth giving it a try. ACV works!!"Replies
10/07/2011: Bella40 from Philadelphia, Pa replies: "I am so glad that I found this site. I found out I had fibroid cyst 11yrs ago. The day my Dr. told me I was pregnant with my son. He said I had 2 little ones, nothing to be alarmed about. Through the years I've never had any problems with them until I realized my belly was getting big. I was sent for a sonogram, & I noticed the tech was taking extremely long so I ask is there a problem and she said, "I was counting but I stopped after 9. I was shocked so from 1999 - 2008 I've accumulated 7 more (so I thought). Then my Dr. & I discussed the removal of them. And me just wanting to get rid of them decided to go with surgery. After surgery I asked my Dr. how did it go and he said it went really well, I removed all 30 of them. I could not believe my ears. That was 3 yrs ago, and guess what they are back not 30, but they're here. I'm not going through surgery again- that's a bit much. So far I've changed my diet, and started on the ACV. I'm excited and I will definitely keep you posted on my results."
06/29/2012: Aperalta from Rio Rancho, New Mexico replies: "I am trying to help my mom who has ovarian cysts and is in a lot of pain. Gave her the remedy for ACV and I need to know hom much to take of the ACV and molasses. Please if someone could let me know...Thank you so much!"
[NAY] 08/25/2012: Celine from Abuja, Nigeria replies: "I have taken Apple Cider Vinegar for a month and two weeks now but the symtoms I used to feel are still there. I used to take 2tablesponful of Apple Cider Vinegar in warm water and Molasses 1tablespoonful in warm water morning and night. Should I continue or stop the use. Please what should I do?"
08/25/2012: Hema from New York replies: "Hi Celine, I also have overian cyst and this is what I am doing for my self. I am taking wheat grass powder everyday in the morning and with that I mix one spoon coconut oil, baking soda and very little vinegar and sometimes for extra cleansing little sea salt and at night before dinner baking soda and apple cider vinegar and before go to sleep one spoon coconut oil. Last two months my period became regurlar and no pain. I am going for my ultrasound next week, I let u know my result for overrian cyst and fibroid. I can not take black molasses but mix little beat in the acv, baking soda and little molasses. This is definately helps. coconut oil is also excellent for the body."
08/25/2012: Terri from Phoenix, Az replies: "I am taking iodine to reduce and get rid of my cysts. From what I have read in other good sources lack of iodine (which is prolific) is the cause of cysts. I have no pain but was told I have one large cyst on one ovary and many small ones on the other organs. I started taking iodine a few months ago and felt better over all but I have not been back to see if the cysts are smaller or gone."
08/27/2012: Celine from Abuja, Nigeria replies: "Dear Hema, thanks for your reply to my message. I will definately try your suggestion. Good luck with your scan."
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 03/01/2010: Yana from London, Uk: "Started taking a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar in a pint of water (large tumbler) in the hope it would help with both an ovarian cyst and a fibroid. I like to take it a sip at a time and the drink usually lasts me all evening.
Ovarian cyst "disappeared" within three weeks of taking (not sure if it would have gone on it's own but my consultant was pretty surprised to see it had disappeared at my follow-up appointment). Also my bloated stomach has become much flatter and less flabby!
Have continued taking ACV in the hope it will also lessen the size of the fibroid I have, although since taking it I am experiencing cramps in the area that my fibroid is in. I am persevering with it for now in the hope that the slight cramping feeling is due to the area being "detoxed". Am also experiencing a slight "heavy" feeling in my legs - but nothing too uncomfortable.
Out of curiosity has anyone else experienced cramping in this area (legs, womb) as a result of taking?"
03/02/2010: Kathy from Las Vegas, Usa replies: "I was wondering just what does a fibroid feel like? I regularly take apple cider vinegar and I had cysts but never had any issues with them, pain wise. However I do sometimes have cramping near my pelvic area and I have to be careful not to lift anything heavy or push anything with my legs or the cramps come back. And it it very uncomfortable! I also notice if I stand too long or bend over too much I have pain at night. The thing that seems to help is staying away from sugar. But I really don't know for sure what is wrong...does it sound like fibroids? Help anybody!"
03/13/2010: Annie from L.a., Ca replies: "When I had a fibroid, these were the things that I felt: My period was heavier than usual. I would get bloated really easily after eating, especially after eating dairy. I sometimes would feel a "pulling" sensation kind of off center in my stomach area. On one occasion during sexual relations with my hubby, I felt this uncomfortable sharpish pain in my vagina.
Changing my diet did seem to alleviate some of the symptoms (like the bloating).
But everyone's symptoms can be different. I have read that a fibroid can cause back pain. It really depends on the size and location of the fibroid.
I hope my answer helped somewhat :-)"
10/23/2010: Petra from Icacos, Cedros, Trinidad And Tobago replies: "Hi! I'm suffering from ovarian cyst. I only started using ACV today, I found Heinz at the local grocery store. Will this brand work? Can I use more than once a day and will increased dosage mean increased results."
11/13/2010: Leah from San Diego, Ca, Usa replies: "Petra, if you take ACV, make sure it is organic found in health food stores and not a regular grocery store brand. The other brands are filtered, and it is the unfiltered part, the mother, that is good for you. I am also taking it to help with ovarian cysts. Good luck!"
[YEA] 04/27/2011: Sudha from Atlanta, Ga replies: "I tried ACV for my right ovary cyst. Tried for a month. And then went for follow-up next month. Its vanished. My doctor was surprised. I am very happy. I have decided to continue taking this every alternate days to avoid future problems. Its definitely working."
04/28/2011: Kkk from Secaucus, New Jersey replies: "Hi,
I am having 1.7 and 1 cm cyst in both ovaries. I have started taking Apple Cider Vinegar from last two weeks. It has stopped my bleeding problem as I was having extremely irregular periods from last 2-3 months. Now my bleeding is gone by taking ACV but from past two days I am having pain in my lower body (lower back abdomen and thighs). I read the TED's remedy, he has asked to take baking soda with ACV. So from past two days I am taking baking soda with ACV. I am really worried, it seems like my cysts are growing cuz I did not feel this kind of pain before. Is it because I took baking soda with ACV? Should I take ACV alone?"
05/11/2011: Hippie Vicky from Brooklyn, Ny replies: "My holistic coach recommended I try these herbal remedies listed below. I purchased the herbs from a store here in NYC, followed the instructions listed below and I am free from the cysts.
1 part chaparral powder
1 part pau d' arco powder
1 part yellow dock root powder
1 part vitex (chaste berry) powder
LIVER CLEANSE TEA
1 part yellow dock root
2 parts wild yam root
1 part dandelion root
1 part oregon grape root
2 parts burdock root
1 part vitex (chaste berry)
Cinnamon, ginger, sassafras, and orange peel to taste.
*You need enough to drink 3-4 cups a day for about the same length of time.
VAGINAL BOLUS (INSERTS)
1 part yellow dock root powder
1 part chaparral leaf powder
1 part goldenseal root powder
3 parts slippery elm bark powder
1 part witch hazel bark powder
1/2 part black walnut hull powder
1 to 2 drops of essential oil of myrhh and/or tea tree oil
You will make these with coconut oil and need enough to Insert one, 5 nights in a row, rest for 2 nights and then reapply for another 5 nights.
(for several weeks)
You will also need:
non gelatin capsules (available at whole foods)
Spirulina Greens Powder,
virgin coconut oil
-The recommendations for dissolving cysts is that you cut out:
sugar, white flour, caffeine, chocolate, eggs, all dairy except yogurt and most animal fats out of your diet and focus on dark leafy greens, whole grains, and sulfur containing amino acids such as garlic, onions, and beans.
Also, incorporate Castor Oil packs while doing these remedies.
I also purchased the book where these remedies came from. The name of the book is Herbal Healing for Women and the author is Rosemary Gladstar. This book is great and I find it quite useful."
05/13/2011: Hindi from Baltimore, Md replies: "Hi Hippie Vicky, Congrats!! On your succes that you are free from the cysts. I am going to use the same herbs too. I have also ovarian cysts and my doc ordered surgery telling me it is the only options I have. It has been a year now and searching for remedies not to have surgery. I started taking Molasas, aloe vera and beets together, then dirnk ACV right after. I some times have a pain sometimes not. thank you. It is really helpfull message. I will post my result.
Goodluck for those of you suffering from the cyst pain with this remedy."
07/16/2011: Clarewitmer from Philadelphia, Pa, Usa replies: "Hi Yana, pain in legs is a usual fibroid symptom. Well, as Annie says, every woman can have different ones.Also fibroids, like cysts, can be cured naturally. Cider vinegar is great but probably only one piece in the cure puzzle. I would be seriously thinking about avoiding certain foods that contain hormones, like meat, eggs, dairy products, and foods with chemicals and additives. It may sound strange but the hormones from the food comes to your body, they circle in your blood and end up in organs and places where they can cause growths connected to hormones, such as fibroids or ovarian cysts. Clare"
01/15/2013: Gia from Orlando, Florida replies: "Hi, I'm Gia and today I was told I have a 7 inch cyst on my right ovary. I'm 5 weeks pregnant so I'm wondering what will happen if I try the ACV mixed with water? My doctor states he just wants to watch it and surgery is not needed."
01/16/2013: Anon from Anon replies: "Hi, I wouldn't worry about the cyst too much while you are pregnant, I remember noticing one on my first scan that was bigger than the baby but it shrank back down again after the birth. I was told it's very common x"
Apple Cider Vinegar Douche
[YEA] 10/27/2009: Holly from Bethel, Mn: "vaginal bleeding GONE!
I have had vaginal bleeding for almost a year. It started out after intercourse and then after a BM. The past few months I had more bleeding days than non bleeding days each month. My pap was normal and my thyriod testes were fine. The doctor wasn't sure if she saw a cyst during the vaginal exam, but wanted to wait for the pap results. After much researching and thinking, I tried a strong vinegar douche. Half vinegar half water, three times the first week and once a week for a few weeks after that. I have not had any vaginal bleeding since!!! Something I read online mentioned drinking vinegar to balance your system, vinegar is used on the cervix during colonoscopies, vinegar is in over the counter douches (although not stong enough), vinegar is an anti-fungal and a disinfectant. I don't see how it could hurt and it completely took care of my problem! Hope it works for anyone who may have this problem too!"Replies
03/28/2010: Sail06 from Katy, Tx, Usa replies: "After using the ACV douche for irregular bleeding, did your cycle go back to normal?"
10/25/2010: L@dyve92 from Up North, New York replies: "OK I'm 18 years old and been dealing w/ bleeding for a while and I found out a couple months ago I have an ovarian cyst. I use to do the Apple Cider Vinegar but my boyfriend told me not too do that and I see you all saying it works. I'm glad I came on this site too see others w. similarities. Kinda makes me feel better."
Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 12/02/2013: Hawa from Makeni, Sierra Leone: "My name is Hawa from Makeni Sierra Leone. For the past two years, I've had excruciating period pains, pain in the hip, legs and severe abdominal pain before and during my menses, I also felt a huge bump in my stomach. I went to see a gyny and was diagnosed with huge fibroid and huge cysts. The Dr. wanted to immediately book me for surgery but I refused believing God that I will have a natural cure to my ailment. I started searching the internet and luckily came across this site on 22nd October 2013 and Immediately I started taking Baking Soda and Apple Cider Vinegar 3 times a day and behold, I have just had my first period after taking the concoction and I did not feel any pain. I even only noticed it when I went to use the ladies. I have also noticed that the bump I use to feel in my stomach is reducing. I have to go for another ultra sound on 22nd December 2013 and hope by the grace of God I would be completely free from this bondage. I want to say thank you to the person/s managing this web site and I want to say to every one that it is working for me."
Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda, Wheatgrass
[YEA] 12/07/2012: Kim from Toranto, Canada: "I found out last year that I had overian cyst. My doctor wanted me to go for surgery but I was looking for natural herbs to cure my cyst. I found this website and I started taking baking soda and apple cider vinegar first thing in the morning since last four months. I am also taking wheat grass powder since last couple of months. Wheat grass helped me to regulate my period. I had my ultrasound three months ago and doctor told me my cyst was shrinking and other two was completely gone that time. I continued taking Apple Cider Vinegar with baking soda, I had my ultrasound last week and doctor told me my all cyst are completely gone. Everything is cleared now. I shared my experience so it can help other women who is having similar problems."
Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 11/05/2013: Julie from Southern ,vermont: "After learning of my having a small ovarian cyst (first one, I'm 45yrs old), I found a remedy to help shrink it. Apple cider vinegar and unsulphered black strap molassas 1 T each in hot water as a tea twice a day. I've been at it for at least 1 month. Since then the dull ache has gone. I feel great but the hot flashes/night sweats I've had over the past 8 months to a year have increased and now no period for the last 2 months. Has anyone ever found acv/molassas tea to cause a cessation of menstration ? Perhaps it's just my body doing it's thing regardless of the tea :) I go back to my doctor in a few weeks and will follow up on the cyst, but am curious if you think there could be a connection ?! ?! ? Thanks"Replies
11/05/2013: Mama To Many from Tennessee, Usa replies: "Hi Julie,
Well, I am so glad your cyst pain is improved, but very sorry that the menopause symptoms have increased!
I have used ACV and BSM for years and have never had it to cause me to skip cycles. For me, it only seemed to improve my cycles. (I am 46, for the record.) But, everyone is different, so I couldn't promise you that ACV and BSM are the cause.
Black Cohosh might be helpful to your increased menopause symptoms. It is good for hot flashes and night sweats.
Let us know how it goes with the Dr. appointment and if you find something to help your hot flashes. I hope you feel better soon.
~Mama to Many~"
11/05/2013: Karen from Randolph, New Jersey Usa replies: "Please look up iodine deficiency and ovarian cysts: http://www.newswithviews.com/Howenstine/james37.htm"
[YEA] 09/23/2013: Krista from Buford, Ga: "In response to:
10/28/2010: Ew from Rockville, Md, Usa: "Ovarian Cyst Remedy - Alfalfa. Did not work. I'm writing about a possible remedy that I read elsewhere (someone supposedly had success with Premium Blended Alfalfa). The alfalfa would theoretically have worked by balancing the extra estrogen. Not only did I not get better, but I believe that the alfalfa may have caused the cyst to enlarge-- and I've been in horrible pain for the last 2 days. It may be possible that this remedy works for smaller cysts (?), but if in doubt, skip it. Hope that this experience helps someone out there."
I don't know a thing about the Alfalfa. I can share my personal circumstances, as I believe relate to ovarian cysts. I had several menstrual cycles where the pain I felt was greater than what I remember childbirth labor pains to have been. The last time I ended up at the hospital parking lot. The pain had finally subsided by the time we arrived in the middle of the night. I don't have insurance, so I opted to return home. I researched and found this site. Praise God! I needed help and couldn't afford it. I used Apple Cider Vinegar, which I purchased for cheap (less than $2.00)! I used Unsulfered Black Strap Molasses, which I found online for cheap ($9.58 for two 15 oz. Bottles)! I started using 7 days prior to my last cycle and I can tell you, I HAD NO PAIN during this cycle. I mixed 8 oz of warm water with 2 tablespoons of Apple Cider Vinegar and 1 tablespoon Unsulphered Black Strap Molasses. I drank it every evening before bed. It is not great, but the results were GREAT! Now, I do not know how long I should continue and could not find the answer on the net. I will continue taking through the next month and will let all know the outcome of my next cycle.
[SIDE EFFECTS] 09/17/2013: Priscy from Nigeria: "Apple Cider Vinegar for Ovarian Cyst and Fibroids. Read tru these pages when looking for a solution to ovarian cyst and fibriod, came across apple cider vinegar and unsulphured molasses which I have been using now for two weeks but the hot sensations in my right hand side of my abdomen and pelvic has increased and I feel more pains. Please I want to know if its the apple cider working or something else is going wrong. Expecting your reply soonest because I am really worried"Replies
09/17/2013: Mama To Many from Tennessee, Usa replies: "Dear Priscy,
Do you have fever or bleeding or other symptoms?
I read some of the stories on the ovarian cyst page here at Earth Clinic and a lady named Bethany had a similar experience... You might read that first page of ovarian cysts to read her story.
I don't think the vinegar and molasses would cause a new problem. Perhaps they are causing things to happen too fast in your body. You might try taking a break from them both for a couple of days, then try one or the other and see how you respond.
Charcoal poultices have been used to treat both of your conditions sucessfully and might be helpful to you now while you are having worse symptoms. Charcoal is good at helping with pain and inflammation. If you can get some activate charcoal powder, you can make a poultice to place over your abdomen where you have pain. Charcoal must be wet to work. You would mix ith with water (or with flax seed and water) to make a paste. spread it on a paper towel and cover with another towel. Place on your abdomen and cover with plastic (to keep in the moisture. ) I would do this for an hour twice a day, and even overnight for several days. (To use it to cure cysts and fibroids, you might need to treat for many weeks.)
You can also take charcoal internally - 2 t. in a glass of water.
Try to drink plenty of water or herbal tea as dehydration will make the pain worse.
Please keep us posted on how you are doing. I will be praying for your relief.
~Mama to Many~"
09/19/2013: Priscy from Nigeria replies: "Thank you so much. Made some findings from other people that used this concotions. Was told that it could increase the pains in the first few weeks of taking it but will dissapear with time. I am still worried though. Maybe I will go do a scan to know what is happening inside of me cos the pains is much. Hot sensations in my abdomen."