Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Alkaline Water
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar Douche
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda, Wheatgrass
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses, Castor Oil Packs
- 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
- 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
10/16/2012: Motun from Lagos, Nigeria: "I live in Nigeria and came across the site having searched relentlessly for a natural cure for a painful cyst. I was diagnosed of a 4. 6 cyst, painful to touch and a scan showed that it was bigger than my uterus. I was advised..."
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03/26/2012: Neelam from Pune, Maharashtra: "Pls advise me a doctor who can cure my condition with ovarian cyst in pune. I am looking for a medicinal cure and no surgery. I do not have any problem only the periods are irregular and recent USG report shows formation of cyst in right ovary with dimension of 6*5 cm with septum getting formed around the cyst. It is fluid as I have got it tested with gynec."
01/27/2012: Iris from North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: "Hello this is orysia chymera. I had sent an email on monday about any solutions for ovarian cysts. Have much problems with the pain, any remedy for getting rid of them? thank you orysia"
01/23/2012: Iris from North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Usa: "I've had most of my adult life problems with menstruation, the extreme pain. Even to this day, I'm now going to be 48. Had a mirena iud inserted by my doctor to help with this problem. Seems not much change, painwise. Periods have just about stopped. By since I'm not that sexually active, or if I do heavy work, or lifting, a cyst breaks, then I have much pain and bleeding. Is there any way of helping to get rid of this problem? I don't have a whole lot of money, but is there any way to get rid of these cysts? thank you, orysia"
09/04/2011: Satinder from Ludhiana, Punjab: "hello
i m 27 year old girl (unmarried). I found cyst in my left ovary it is 5 cm. I have no pain or bleeding in it.
Doctor suggest me for surgery. But I dont want. Can u tell me natural remedies to removal of cyst. pls tell me those things wich can be easily available in india wich has no side affects .
09/04/2011: Winter from Oakville, Ontario, Canada replies: "Hi Satinder,
I had a 6cm ovarian cyst and it did bleed. My doctor however told me to wait 3 months and that it would likely go away on its own (get flushed out with your cycle). I was told not to run or exercise as it might bleed again.
If it didn't go away, then they would do a biospy or surgically remove it.
It is painful, but if you are in good health otherwise, then you might just want to wait it out before getting it surgically removed right away, it is common for cysts to appear/disappear on their own.
Sorry I don't have any home remedies and best of luck."
09/05/2011: Debbie from Melbourne, Australia replies: "Satinda, read the Ovarian Cyst page on Earth Clinic. There are lots of people who have had great success in what they did without resorting to surgery.
I have also read that a glass of lemon juice every day can rid you of ovarian cysts.
09/12/2011: Msmagnolia from Minneapolis, Mn replies: "For leg pain during painful menstrual periods I try to keep a banana, orange juice or gatorade on hand. I find that if my potassium levels get low during this time of the month, my legs, buttocks and thighs hurt worse than the cramps! I am going to try the ACV for the cysts. Thanks for the great info guys!"
09/21/2012: Dovie from Pdx, Or replies: "My second ovarian cyst the doctor did an ultrasound it was 2. 3 well. The OBGYN nurse called, acted like it was no big deal it will go away in 6 weeks with your cycle or we will check it then to be sure... I read an super old book called Are you Confused? by Paavo Airola .. so I went on the beet, cabbage, parlsey cilantro little yellow potato with just half cayenne pepper broth fast (I slighty changed his version) it is where you cook the vegetable down in boiling water, pour off the broth, throw away the remaining vegetable and just drink the liquid broth. So it is broth fasting. I did this for eight days. You have to do an enema daily as well to clean the system or get a colonic every day. Anyhow, when they did the ultrasound the ovarian cyst was gone."
09/22/2012: Baldev from Mumbai, Maharashtra, India replies: "Hi Satinder, First thing is stop worrying about it, because you are not the first one to get it, lot of women get it, why? No body knows it. As some one has mentioned, some times they go away at their own also, but you have to be lucky for that. You have to be careful as to what you eat, you should try what Dvie has suggested and since you are from India, Swami Ramdev's Pranayam practices do help in this condition. You have to do Kapalbhati and Alom Vilom twice a day morning and evening. I am sure you will get good results, also tell to your self " DAY BY DAY IN EVERY WAY I AM GETTING BETTER AND BETTER" and see what happens.
Good Luck. Baldev"
03/05/2011: Jyothi from Hyderabad, Andhrapradesh, India: "Hi, My Age 26, I am from India, I came to know that infertility caused by my Ovarian cyst that exist in my Left ovary of size 4.5cm, during intercourse I am having Pain. After few scans it came to know that the cysts are multiple of sizes maximum 3cm.. Doctor suggested me some capsules to reduce the cyst size.... But I am afraid of having tablets and want to reduce these cyst naturally. Avoided Junk foods, started drinking more water and Coconut water, Eating more fruits and Grains. I am very much worried that whether I can become pregnant or not? started practicing Excercise. Please tell me what more I can do?... How can get rid of these cysts and also re occurring of these cyst. I got useful information about Cyst Recovery in this site, Thank God, Someone is there who can help Me. Now the biggest problem for me is Where I can buy this Black Strap Molasses in India? Searched over the Net but no use... Please let me know this ASAP.
03/05/2011: Baldev from Mumbai, Maharashtra, India replies: "Hi Jyothi,
First thing I suggest, don't panic. This itself will go against your AIM. However, BSM, is available in India where ever sugar mills are there under different names. For example in Maharshtra it is available under the name "KAKWI". Please check in your state the areas where sugar mills are there and explain to them, before processing and refining to make GUR and sugar, the syrup which is in raw form is the equavalant of BSM. If you need any help you can call me 09322887066.
[YEA] 10/21/2009: Chandra from Seattle, Wash: "I started taking potassium iodide (sski pills - 1 a day) last yearwhen I was having intermittant ovarian cyst pain after reading about it on Dr Wright's site. The pain went away after a few weeks taking the supplement. After I ran out of the supplement 2 months ago, I didn't buy more, thinking I didn't need it. Well in the past 2 weeks I am having the same shooting pain in my right ovary area that is getting more pronounced as I near my period. I have just reordered it online (most vitamin stores carry different brands of it) and will post an update if it works. But from past experience, I would say a definite YES to sski for ovarian cyst pain."Replies
12/06/2009: Chandra from Seattle, Washington replies: "Update to my October 21 feedback about SSKI for ovarian cyst pain. 3 weeks on SSKI (3 tablets a day) and my ovarian cyst was gone by the end of my last period. No pain, no tenderness. Yea yea!! I plan to take it every day with a 1-2 day break here and there. I may switch to 1 drop of lugol's iodine later on and see if that has the same preventative effect."
12/06/2009: Migurl09 from Donaldsonville, La replies: "What is the product you used (SSKI) because I am hoping to find something to cure my ovarian cyst and i am willing to try this?"
12/08/2009: Chandra from Seattle, Wash replies: "Hi Migurl09,
I can't name the brand per this site's policy, but I can tell you I bought mine at iherb (online store). Bottle says Potassium Iodide, 32.5 mg, 120 Tablets. I have bought other supplements from this same company at Whole Foods and think there are pretty good. Oh, I see another liquid potassium iodide on iherb from another company. Well I think that as long as you buy sski from a reputable vitamin company it will work fine.
Let me know if it cures your ovarian cyst!"
10/18/2010: Emily from Phoenix, Az replies: "I've been having pain in my lower right abdomen for the last month. Due to current health insurance status, I can't make any Dr. Appointments until next year. But a friend of mine is a general prac and she said it sounded like a cyst or fibroid. I came to to this site to find ways to alleviate the pain until I could get an ultrasound done to verify that it is a cyst. I wasn't sure what SSKI was, so I ended up getting a bottle of Bernard Jensen's brand liqui-dulse at the farmer's market. The suggested dosage is 4 drops per day, which equates to 225mcg of iodine. I've been mixing it with my water/apple cider vinegar drink for the last 4 days, and the pain is practically gone. I only get a twinge once or twice. I am shocked at how fast this seems to have worked. I'm going to continue drinking this, and if the pains subsides completely, may not ever get that ultrasound."
06/05/2011: Mirasol Bayose from Tagbilaran City, Bohol-philippines replies: "I'm 2 mnths pregnant & diagnosed of ovarian cyst about 11cmx 9cm, I'm 39 yrs old. My doctor told me that I have to undergo surgery if my baby is fully developed. I hope anyone out there could give the good tips to avoid such surgery. Raw beet roots, raw carrots, a leaf of aloe vera can help. What is a castor oil, where we can find for it. Thanks need your help"
06/14/2011: Sara from Ksa, Riyadh replies: "mirasol. Plz dnt use castor oil bcz u r pregnant. Doc dnt allow castor oil pad in pregnancy and mensturation. better b careful."
07/05/2011: Hapimom from Miami, Florida replies: "I went out today and purchased the ACV from an organic food store and I also purchased the moringa pills as well. I will keep you guys posted and let you know the outcome."
07/07/2011: Ew from Rockville, Md, Usa replies: "I've been taking the Potassium Iodide for a little less than 2 months now, and it doesn't seem to have done much in terms of shrinking the cyst. Maybe I haven't been taking enough. (2 tablets of 32.5 mg each at the most, and then using iodine/iodine tablets or liquid iodine occasionally)
I think I lost 10 lbs because of the Potassium Iodide. It seems to work a lot like the Molasses-- it took away the pain almost completely. The first month, I felt that it had a detoxing effect, but then I lowered the dosage because I didn't want to hurt myself with too much iodine.
I remember reading one site that mentioned that the iodine may need 2 to 6 months to work. That seems to be a long time. I wish I enjoyed eating beets more, but it's really hard to stand the taste.
Healing and health to everyone! Don't give up."
Supplements, Dietary Changes
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 06/28/2010: Justy from San Diego, Ca: "About 6 months ago I the doctor found a large cyst on my right ovary, and told me I needed to have surgery. Following the surgery she discovered two very large cysts with cysts INSIDE cysts! All the doctors were amazed, I guess that's not very common. Anyway, it's been a few months and I am experiencing pain in my lower left pelvic area, sometimes when I urinate, pass gas, or have a BM I feel that area too, and I have been to two doctors who think it might just be scar tissue, and recommended that I stretch and use something that warms the area, a homeopathic gel.
Two days ago I started taking chaste-berry supplements a couple times a day, along with a liver supplement(found at a local health foods store), starting eliminating too much sugar (I have a sweet tooth), eating yogurt in the morning, exercising as usual, and for the past two days the pain has been EXTREMELY lessened. I have a check-up appt. Thurs. and another in 2 months, as I have another very small cyst on my right side! I am going to try this beet/carrot/molasses mixture ASAP! I am reading a lot into natural cures, and they all seem much more appealing than conventional methods.
Thanks for the info. everyone!"
[YEA] 03/31/2007: Geeta from London, UK: "I have been told by my doctor that I have a 6cm chocolate cyst on my right ovary. I also have 2 very small fibroids in my uterus. I am looking for some natural remedy in order to avoid surgery. please help... Thank you in advance."Replies
Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear Geeta: Ovarian cysts are formed at least from the argument of doctors from the body's lack of hormonal balance between estrogen and progesterone. Where the progesterone levels drop precipitously from the estrogen, where ovarian cysts tend to occur during the menopausal period, often called perimenopause. It would therefore be obvious that the doctor would likely recommend progesterone. Of course, taking more hormones I think would be risky.
Of course, there is another alternative from something as simple as cows lifespan and sheep's breeding age in extending or moving the menopausal period to a later date, thus delaying or minimizing the effects of the ovarian cysts. Take for instance the effect of water rich with bicarbonates, such as magnesium bicarbonate:
"When we looked at the stock records of the farms it proved everything Jim Watts said," Beckett says. "It was well-known among local farmers. Some of the animals were living twice as long as normal. Most lived at least 30 per cent longer. Cattle on some farms would live to 18 to 21 and were still producing twin calves at 17 to 18. Yet on nearby farms the cattle were too old and no longer breeding at 12 to 13, which is normal. It was the same with sheep. Eight years was normal for sheep, and on some properties they were living from 12 to 15, and still lambing."
It would therefore be reasonable that by allowing the body's pH to remain in an alkaline state, from whatever the diets we are taking which tends to be acidic, where trying to achieve a urinary pH of 7.0, which is actually neutral would be one way of reducing ovarian cysts. Cysts in general contains semisolids and liquids and are encased. They are formed if the fats get excessive, calcium gets too much, for example and it blocks the capillary flow causing such cysts. Whenever the body is in an acidic state, much like acid rain eating up Greek statues, the acidity causes the bones to leech out calcium, causing high blood serum calcium levels, which is frequently found in people with acidosis.
Assuming if the body is in alkaline state, which in my definition to be at least 7.0 neutrality, or urine pH of 7.0, this is a more alkaline state taking some baking soda, some potassium and magnsium supplements necessary to balance the body's electrolytes. When this occurs, serum blood calcium is reduce, thus further formation of ovarian cysts is reduce.
In my own experience I found reduction of tissue and serum calcium to work best when citric acid 1/4 teaspoon and baking soda 1/4 teaspoon taken twice a day often removes the body's calcification best. Magnesium helps displace the excess blood calcium and increases the body's utilization of calcium. Often it takes two molecules of magnesium for every one molecule of calcium. Unfortunately most of our diets magnesium : calcium ratio is at a point where calcium is excess of magnesium, further making worse the serum calcium levels.
The other possibility is the eating food high level of vegetable oils, may cause the body to have high oils also blocks normal hormone functions, and eating foods rich in trans fatty acid can turn the body upside down. Margarine, fried chicken, french fries, potato chips, for me are a real problem, both its effects on high blood pressure, as well as reducing the body's effectiveness of natural hormones blocked by the oils.
I remember in every instance of people who live to the age of 100, at least in Thailand anyway, are vegetarians, minimal processing of foods, and sometimes, but not often eat meat, but those meat are quite often fish, rather than pork, chicken, or beef.
Their foods, are often low in oils, especially vegetable oils. People think fats are bad for you, I think it is more like cooked vegetable oils which is the real problem.
In fact I had a chance to talk with people who live in rural areas of Thailand, also known for living long lives, coming to visit the big city of Bangkok. They told me they never seen vegetable oils before and never used them in cooking! Vegetable oils in fact are only used in the city of Bangkok, well known for short lives, and other Western style diseases (heart disease, cancer, and diabetes).
Therefore to reduce ovarian cysts I think reduce vegetable oils used in deep frying, or in cooking. Take them sparingly only to use them as a supplements, such as evening primrose oil, once or twice a week, some flaxseed oil, and some fat emulsifiers, such as cottage cheese, or even better, granulated powdered lecithin.
Alkalizing can be done many ways, but I think for an ovarian cysts, the one that I know to work well in reducing serum calcium is taking 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda with 1/4 teaspoon of citric acid twice a day on an empty stomach. Taking some magnesium citrates, or magnesium chloride, 250 mg. twice a week, I think should be sufficient. It depends on people and severity of condition and sometimes, if it is need more maybe it can be taken for 5 days out of week also. Other variations to alkalizing I think is 8 teaspoon of lime, or possibly lemon, with 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to 1/2 glass of water taken twice a day. Or apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoon plus 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda taken twice a day should also be helpful. The apple cider vinegar and the lime/lemon formula should balance most of the sodium: potassium ratio within a reasonable range. But magnesium supplements is still needed to get all those electrolytes balance. The funny thing about the commercial electrolytes is that a good one should have a good balance sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus. But they only have 4 out of a possible 5, perhaps, to reduce cost. But whatever the reason, it is you who have to fix these problems yourself. Since the diets are high in calcium and phosphorus, at least looking at sodium, potassium and magnesium as a major electrolytes, and also bicarbonates, citrates, acetates to keep the pH in balance is an important one.
Vitamins of B complex, especially B6 are synergistic with magnesium and should help the body be more sensitive to hormones. Antioxidants prevent the oil in your body from oxidizing and "hardening" thus causing blockages inside the body which can also bring about cysts. Therefore the oil soluble vitamin E should be greatly helped taken at least once every other day or in more extreme condition taken once a day. It is difficult to determine how sensitive a person is on vitamin E, but the usual dose is between 200 i.u. to 400 i.u./day. Vitamin C sodium ascorbate is an important one too and increases the body's antioxidant, in particular, the water soluble component at least so that this may help maintain or reduce the body's to forces of free radicals that may bring about cysts formation.
The final issue is most doctor's med that attempts to control, bind, increase hormones, may bring about ovarian cysts, whether they are "the pill", or hormone replacements. This should be looked at with caution.
01/12/2010: Ginger from Midland, Tx replies: "I am very glad to have found this information if it really works I thinnk I will give it a try I have at least 3 fibroids if not more now but I have been told I have a complex ovarian cyst on my right ovary and am awaiting results from a sonogram on the 19th I am sure she will tell me what she wants to do about the fibroids and esp. the cyst she is hoping it is gone but my hunch is it won't be. I just went thru my 3rd pregnancy miscarriage after 4 pregnancies I am 43 yrs old but I know there are woment having children with success who are older than me I will gladly try this is it only takes a few weeks to get rid of my medicaid runs out the end of feburary I think if I could just get rid of them before the end of feb and have more sonograms done to show I don't have them anymore I would be so grateful and happy you couldn't knopw how happy I would be to hear no more fibroids and no more cysts. Thank you for the advice. Ginger"
05/05/2010: Lane from Northeast GA replies: "I have a cyst and just read Teds remedy, My understanding is 8 teaspoons of lemon, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, in a 1/2 glass of water twice a day??? Can someone please confirm I am understand this is the natural remedy for ovarian cyst?? Or maybe I am not understanding this correctly??? should I add anything else in addition to the remedy. thank you, please feel free to email me Juanita19601@yahoo.com"
05/06/2010: Sag Girl from Pomona, California replies: "Hi Ted, I had polycystic ovaries. I had high estrogen since young. I developed them at 14. I came upon the castor oil packs and did them five days a week for three weeks. I would use water proof medical tape to secure the pack and after the hour of the heat I just would sleep with it, remove and shower in the morning. When I went to get the second sonogram they were gone. I also drank raspberry leaf tea every day one to two cups for cramps and to balance my hormones. In addition, I took vitex twice a day. I no longer have any cysts or problems. I drink raspberry tea at least 3 times a week just to keep things right. I hope this helps anyone with this problem. The doctors wanted to give me a hysterectamy. So sad that women are okay with this surgury that would change their lives forever in a negative way."
05/06/2010: Lane from Northeast Ga replies: "I hope its ok to post the next day. I am also using the castor oil packs in addition to the lemon juice and baking soda (for my ovarian cyst), I just started on the castor oil packs yesterday. my question is how long do I do both of these remedies..I drank the lemon j 2x yesterday the oil pack I left on for 1 hr. I layed the oil pack on my side because thats where most of my pain has been with along with my back.. but today going to lay it on my abdomen. I also do the hydrogen peroxide inhalation been doing that for a yr my breathing is much better and no colds/flu.. thanks for any info on the castor oil packs.. Lane"
09/07/2010: Emmie from Tyler, Texas, Usa replies: "Hi Ted! I have a question about the remedies you speak of, are they for all types of ovarian cysts. I am 32, am on birth control (the pill until July then on the Mirena Implant), and have had reoccurring functional ovarian cysts. I am desperate to try anything. I am just found this site and I am trying the castor oil pack and the beet/carrot/molasses mixture. I'm wondering if a iron pill would be a good replacement for the mixture though since it is basically used to get more iron in my diet. I think I eat enough iron rich foods already but I got to do something. Are there any other things I should try?"
09/07/2010: Elijah M from Lusaka, Zambia, Africa replies: "I came across this site about a week ago when I was searching for medication for my wife who had cysts of about 12cm. She was already on antibiotics. She was fasting and praying for the cysts to shrink. I recommended that she takes ACV about 2 teaspoons 3 times a day. She was also having heartburn. Today she went for a scan, the good news was that the cyst has shrank from 12 cm to 3. 2cm. They doctors have asked her to stop medication and I have asked her to continue with the ACV. Emukhala@yahoo.com"
09/07/2010: Christian Sister from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia replies: "Thank God for ACV"
05/05/2011: Kkk from Secaucus, Nj replies: "Can I use baking powder instead of baking soda in acv?"
01/09/2012: Debs from Exmouth, Devon, Uk replies: "At first, I was curious as to how apple cider vinegar should work. But then, I remembered that dairy foods are mucous forming and that apple cider vinegar is very good at reducing the mucous stuff that actually congests our systems (naturopathically speaking). I had a large orange sized cyst that had calcified removed in 2010, and I have a feeling that I have another one even bigger this time. So I am going to try the apple cider vinegar, increase my magnesium citrate, eat more raw foods to increase my body's alkalinity. Thanks Ted for the info, brilliant! Will let you know how it goes....:)"
10/16/2012: Motun from Lagos, Nigeria replies: "I live in Nigeria and came across the site having searched relentlessly for a natural cure for a painful cyst. I was diagnosed of a 4. 6 cyst, painful to touch and a scan showed that it was bigger than my uterus. I was advised to go for a surgery. I couldnt sit upright nor drive, it was extremely painful and so hard, I could touch it.
Mollasses and Organic Apple Cider Vinegar were diffucult to find here but I was determined. I combined Beetroot, ACV and Mollasses in no particular dosage, and took first thing in the morning and last thing at night. I also stopped meat and reduced diary foods to the best of my ability.
The pains stopped within a week, It became difficult to feel or touch the cyst anymore, it was like it had reduced or dissapeared.
Its two months now, the cyst and pain are all gone, I didnt even go back for a check up. I still take beetroot, mollasses and Acv, though I have now reduced it to once a day to prevent any re-occurrence.
The taste isnt fantastic and needs getting used to, but this does work, I was able to loose baby-fat around my waist effortlessly apart from additional benefits of beetroot and mollasses.
This site is wonderful, Keep this up and spread the good work ladies, IT DOES WORK."
11/07/2012: Kin from England replies: "I have been diagnosed with a cyst on my right ovary today through a ultrasound, it's about 4cm, I have to go back in 6 weeks to see if it has gone but I am very scared that it might get bigger, I'm also trying to conceive for a year, could this be the reason why? Could castor oil and a hot water bottle make it go away? Plz give feedback."