Last Modified on Jun 22, 2014
An abnormal growth of tissue growing from a mucous membrane, polyps are commonly found in any of the membranes of the body including the colon, stomach, nose, sinuses, bladder and uterus. Stomach polyps, for example, are found in the stomach. While most stomach polyps are not and do not become cancerous, removal is typically the best option for treatment, which can be achieved by a variety of means.
What are Stomach Polyps?
Masses of cells that form on the inside of the stomach, stomach polyps develop in the stomach and are also called gastric polyps. While rare, stomach polyps are typically not cancerous but may contribute to the risk of stomach cancer. Symptoms of the condition include pain or tenderness in the stomach or abdomen, bleeding and anemia.
Home Remedies for Gastric Polyps
Although polyps of the stomach are not typically cancerous, the growths can increase an individual’s chance of developing stomach cancer. As such, eliminating the abnormal tissue is an important step in maintaining good health. Several natural remedies, including xylitol, cranberries and aloe vera, can be used to remove polyps in the stomach and prevent regrowth of other abnormal tissue.
Xylitol is a naturally occurring alcohol found in most plant material. Often used as a sugar substitute, the compound is also effective for preventing the reproduction of viruses, fungus and bacteria that may contribute to the development of stomach polyps. It also eliminates decay-causing bacteria and other toxins in the body.
Cranberries are a powerful fruit with a variety of healthful benefits. Used as a component for preventing certain types of cancer, cranberries are potent antioxidants that contain a variety of vitamins and minerals. The berries contain vitamin C, which aids in the removal of infection and other toxic substances that may contribute to the establishment of stomach polyps.
Aloe vera is a natural anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agent. Taken as part of a treatment plan, aloe vera eliminates toxins from the body and soothes the lining of the stomach. As such, aloe vera functions to naturally heal polyps and prevent further agitation.
Masses of abnormal cells, stomach polyps are best treated by natural elimination. Home remedies function to eliminate infection-causing irritants from the body and reduce inflammation.
[YEA] 12/10/2008: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand: "Update of Polyps and Stomach Polyps Remedies
My recent observation is that the best remedies to reduce the polyps is the sanguinaria tincture (blood root tincture), which is an alcoholic extract of bloodroot, that is given 3 drops three times a day. Some people have used black salve or in tablet form which I find them to be too aggressive and has occasionally caused some internal bleeding. The way this thing works is very different from other herps, it seems to be able to distinguise a skin growth, cancer, or polyps and it takes about 4 days to reduce the size of polyps by 1/2, whether they are stomach polyps, or intestinal polyps.
02/10/2009: PETER from CHICAGO, IL replies: "TED I AM CONFUSED.DO YOU HAVE TO PUT THE BLOODROOT DROPS IN A GLASS OF WATER FIRST ? I SAW IT IN YOUR OTHER POST."
09/26/2013: Anty from Canada replies: "Hello Ted, when taking bloodroot, baking soda and lemon juice for colon polyps (i have been taking about 2 weeks) with curcumin, quercetin and garlic can you expereience some stomach or side pain? My polyp was about 5cm at time of colonoscopy. Biopsy done and found to be benign but surgery to remove was recommended. Trying to shrink it naturally. What do you think?"
11/04/2013: Joe from Alabama: "I have a gallbladder polyp and an wondering if the treatment for stomach & colon polyps would also treat the gall bladder polyp?"Replies
01/21/2014: Marlon from Malaysia replies: "i have also multiple gallbladder polyps and the biggest is 7mm. I am currently looking for natural remedy or cure. mine are called cholesterol polyps, anyone can help please! I HAVE ALSO FATTY LIVER. Thanks people."
01/21/2014: Mama To Many from Tennessee, Usa replies: "Dear Marlon,
I would try castor oil packs or charcoal poultices over the liver/gall bladder area.
Directions for making a castor oil pack are on this page.
If you go to this page:
you will find in the index, "How to make a charcoal poultice."
Whatever you do, you will want to do several nights a week for a long time. Perhaps months. It takes time for the condition to arise and can take time to heal.
Dandelion is excellent for the liver. Make tea of dandelion leaves and drink 3-4 cups a day. You can add some peppermint leaves for flavor if you like. Sweeten with honey.
Taking 1 Tablespoon of raw unpasteurized apple cider vinegar in a glass of water each day would be good.
Avoiding processed foods and fried foods is important. Increasing fruits and vegetables and using only coconut oil and olive oil will be very important as well.
Please keep us posted on how you are doing!
~Mama to Many~"
05/14/2009: BEAUTY from STRATFORD UPON AVON, UNITED KINGDOM: "I have just learnt of this website today and its is very educative and i am grateful for most of the info from different subscribers.
My son is awaiting an operation for a stomach polyp that is a foot long. He is in so much agony most of the times. He cannot keep food down, and has lost so much weight. He is 25years old.
I am going to try and encourage him to try some of the remedies listed by some subscribers and see which one works for him.
Will keep you posted."
01/20/2010: Jessica from Chino Hills, Ca replies: "I use baking soda (8oz of water and a teaspoon of BS) for this on and off nausea that I have been having...I also use ACV on a daily just for energy...but I have been having bowel problems, nausea, and headache and want to know any advice do have...?"
09/11/2012: Chandrashekhar from Pune, Maharashtra, India: "Dear Sir, My Nephew had stomach polyps and he is 8 year old. Had operations 3 times, now doctor says polyps size has increased and not able to operate now otherwise more bleeding will cause severe sickness, now a days he had loose motion problem and dont want to eat anything. Pls suggest something."Replies
09/11/2012: Ed2010 from Oakville, Canada replies: "Hi Chandrasekar, I would recommend taking wheat Grass Juice early in the morning with empty stomach and thereafter not eating anything for half hour.
Start with 15 ml of wheat grass juice mixed with 45 ml of water that is 3 times. Do this for the first week, if he can toloerate increase dosage to 15ml in the morning and 15 ml with 3 times water in the evening. Atlease try it for 40 days, to see improvement. Continue thereafter for some more months.
You should know how to make wheat grass juice, just google it.
There is a video of Baba Ramdev in youtube in that he explains how to make wheat grass juice.
Wheat Grass juice whose Chlorophyll which has the same molecular formula as Hemaglobin except it has magnesium in its core and hemaglobin has Iron.
Wheat grass juice cleanses and produces pure and new blood in your body and this blood flowing to all the organs of the body heals that organ. It is rich in minerals and nutrients. Wheat grass juice therapy is an ayurvedic practice.
Interestingly, Islam says "Blood is the carrier of all the diseases" and if the blood is pure the diseases and ailments are minimal. This what we do cleansing liver and detoxifying the body.
And this is the reason Muslims do HALAL CUT OF ANIMALS, which is a unique technique that drains all the blood from the slaughtered animal. HALAL CUT is mainly for health reasons practiced by them.
Good luck for your nephew, Wheat Grass juice should work for him. Thanks"
[YEA] 03/30/2009: Sonia : "To Amazing TED from EarthClinic
Hello Ted: I have a million thanks to give you. I found you out of desperation 10 days ago, after I had my second endoscopy. I have been suffering for almost 5 years with acid reflux, gerd, stomach pain, constipation, and anything else in the book. Lastly, the doctor found "Multiple Polyps" everywhere within my stomach. So many he said, that he did not know which ones to cut to send to the lab(biopsy). As I waited for 7 agonizing days for the results, I started your treatment, based on bloodroot tincture, sabila juice, cramberry stract + xylitol, apple cider vinegar, sodium bicarbonate+ 2 tbs lemon juice: also, I eliminated sugar, white flour, sour foods, and dairy products. My diet has become completely based on soy products, vegetables and corn. Also brown rice and lots of water. I also included B complex, which I drink, and 500 mg Vitamin C a day. I feel much better, and the feeling of the food coming back from through my throat has almost disapear. I still have trouble with my digestion, but not as bad. The bloating is still there, but not as bad either. For that I take the baking soda and limon juice. I have done this 5 days straigth, which I stopped for 2 days out of the week, as you mentioned. How long do I have to continue with this treatment? My goal is that all of those polyps will come off for sure. I have not taken none of the medications the doctor prescribed, eventhough he was aware that prevacid, omeprazole and others were the drugs that caused me this problem. I'm very grateful I found out about you, your knowledge and wisdom are a God'send gift for people like me. Thank you. Please if you can make some time, write me back, as I have some more questions. Bless you always, and thank you again.
04/12/2009: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear Sonia: I am happy to hear of your colon polyps being reduced. Yes it was quite a war for me to find the remedy for colon polyps. It takes about a couple of weeks to reduce down to a manageable size until they were completely gone. It takes about month of continuous use thereafter is taken on as needed basis.
There are somethings that must be kept handy in event of a metastasis, which is BHT and a good hot electric blanket.
A continuous dose of lemon juice and baking soda plus potassium citrate or potassium bicarbonate is vital to survival and can be kept mostly free from cancer indefinitely and should a polyps form after they are gone we just take it when it does come again. My case is much more serious since the person continues to smoke so I have other issues too, such as emphysema.
As a warning, people with cancer are sensitive to chlorine and pain maybe felt during bath. Blood clots or blood coagulation may occur so aspirin (with baking soda to buffer effects) or preferably disodium EDTA is kept handy should emergency springs that event. Sea salt are often taken regularly at least 1/2 teaspoon a day and has a significant effect on preventing their spread or marked reduction, but only the bloodroot tincture can it eat up all the colon polyps.
When there comes a time where no cancer remedy works, only a hot water bag, a hot water tub or an electric blanket be placed in 105 degree Fahrenheit or roughly 40-45 degreee celsius to the area and the cancer will shrink.
Food poisoing is a frequent phenomenon in colon polyps, therefore it is very helpful to drink 5 drops of hydrochloric acid solution in 1/2 glass of water before eating or DURING MEALS and will help the bloating stomach. The lemon and baking soda therefore is taken during empty stomach and this should complete most of the remedy for colon polyps.
Always be vigilant on knowing our condition and the remedy must be taken when conditions warrant. However alkalization is a requirement. A drinking water we can add 30-40 drops of 3% H2O2 per liter of water to discourage cancer growth too or at least prevent them from spreading.
11/21/2009: Glenn from Red House, Wv replies: "Ted, Your remedy for polyps for Sonia was it for Stomach Polyps or Colon Polyps? I am looking for stomach polyps remedy by natural healing or herbal can you help? Thanks Glenn"
01/11/2013: James from New Smyrna Beach, Fl replies: "Hi Ted, I am a 27 year old male paraplegic from a motorcycle accident, Its been about 10 years since I have been injured and my body is obviously slow falling apart.
I have hemorroids and colon polyops and I see all these posts about bloodroot tincture but it looks like there is more to it than that and I am unable to find any recipe for the polyps. Also I am having constant uti's and almost evey time the culture shows e-coli. If you don't mind please give me a few pointers to try out."
05/27/2013: Joel from Potchefstroom replies: "Was your stomach big? Did you lose weight and feel like you have no strength? Were you feeling pains all over ur body?"
10/11/2013: James from New Smyrna Beach replies: "Joel: Yes, recently I have had everything you listed and I have been having very itchy arms, pains near my liver sometimes musty urine, and chronic uti's, I have seen 3 urologists with no help and gad my liver and gallbladder tested both came up fine."
[YEA] 05/09/2014: Lwcath from Sc, Usa: "I feel I should pass this on. My boyfriend has a syndrome called Muir-Torre. It makes you more susceptible to various cancers, especially rare cancers of the sebaceous glands and colorectal cancer. His sister died at 50 of colon cancer. He had a bout with skin cancer earlier this year, so I asked his Doctor to schedule a colonoscopy due to the high risk from the syndrome. First let me say, my boyfriend does not go gently into this good night. It takes monumental levels of anesthesia to knock him out. During the colonoscopy (in December 2013), the Doctor found innumerable polyps, but my boyfriend woke up in the middle, and they had to reschedule after a anesthesiology consult. The surgeon told me due to his family history, and the large number of polyps he saw, he wanted to remove his colon during the next procedure.
When we returned home, I scoured the internet for anything we could do to prevent this surgery. I read a study from Johns Hopkins that was promising with Curcumin in shrinking and dissolving polyps. He hates the taste of turmeric, so I found a supplement that contained turmeric with pepper and oil (necessary for your body to absorb the turmeric). He took this every morning since December. Well, we went for the second colonoscopy yesterday (May 2014). He only had 6 polyps, and the Doctor said they did not look suspicious. I am still in shock and awe. I feel we missed a speeding bullet. I will recommend Turmeric to anyone at risk of colon cancer."Replies
05/09/2014: Bee from New York, US replies: "Hi well that is some awesome great news........I hope your boyfriend keeps getting better and better... They wanted to take out his colon?? ..
My dad had colon cancer but I don't subscribe to the standard genetic this or that.. but who knows..? Meanwhile I do use turmeric on my food but maybe I will get the capsules. You must be so relieved ..."
01/10/2008: Anonymous from Quebec, Canada: "Dear Ted, For two years I have been having stomach problems. Feeling very sick to my stomach, full feeling when I eat, alot of belching, and lots of gas. With that and being very tired of taking Tums and other medication so that I can eat! I decided to visit the doctor to get answers. I underwent alot of test, I took a breathe test (for ulcers) an ultra sound (for ulcers) And last but not least what I disliked the most was the endoscopy, which was a around 4 months ago. During the endoscopy the doctor did find that I had stomach polyps. He did not remove them. Being that they are not cancerous. And I am still having problems with my stomach. I am currently taking Zantac, which is used to help so that I could at least eat but how long is a person to live off of Zantac?
My question is how can I find a natural cure for stomach polyps? I have searched the Internet alot and have been unable to find the answers that I need. Please help me for I am desperate for answers. I am afraid for this to become something more than what it is! The doctors are not helping me here at all, for them I am just another sick patient. Thank you for reading."Replies
Ted from Bangkok,Thailand replies: "stomach polyps are usually viral, which basically kills off the P53 protein in the cells in the stomach lining, causing a somewhat uncontrolled growth. When they get out of hand they become cancer cells, in more safer form different viruses can exist as a skin tags and skin warts, but the mechanism is basically the same.
The viruses stays on intestinal lining a long time, much like warts and usually remain localized with sufficient immunity, but can expand whenever immunity is reduced. Viruses basically form colonies and expand by attaching to healthy cells and cancelling the P53 protein which regulate normal cellular growth.
The key obviously is to prevent viruses from attaching healthy cells, which is actually key to controlling viruses population, since their reproduction depends on that, much like the control of mosquito population, by reducing open still water and covering up sewers.
The only remedies I am aware of that prevent reproduction of virus on most viruses, fungus and bacteria, is xylitol, cranberries (mannose), aloe vera (manna sugar) mannitol (used in sweeteners), licorice extract and other non-fermentable or limited fermentable polyols. The key is not the amount, although this helps somewhat, it is keeping a steady stream of polyols through FREQUENCY OF DOSE to prevent virus from attaching the cells.
Typically the remedy I may use in this instance, specifically is cranberries, one 1 tablespoons 4 or 5 times a day at least, plus 1/4 teaspoon of xylitol in 1/4 glass of water in the same period, at least this is a conservative dose.
It should be noted that polyols work by killing them by preventing virus from attachment on infected cells to reproduce the virus, thus reduring their population by a "birth control" using xylitol and cranberries. Other combinations are acceptable such as xylitol and aloe vera, but cranberry and xylitol i think is better.
The second part of the remedy is to increase alkalization. However, the fact that you have used Tums is a real problem for me that in the long run makes for worse condition as most fungus, viruses, bacteria are generally attached to, or use them as protective shells to form colonies, in some form they become cysts, whenever excess calcium exists in the blood serum.
Cysts is nature's way of tucking "dirt" of calcium carbonate under the rug, to keep the blood free from calcium pollution, as too much causes blood clotting (leading to circulatory disease) and kidney stones. When a tiny cysts are formed, and the cell cysts are isolated and viruses attached to them are now so entrenched with nearby cells to infect, forming colon polyps in great number, healthy cells try to isolate them from further infection, so it becomes an island of colon polyps. These tiny cysts are also the seeds from which colon polyps are needed to grow on. You might noticed how a virus can attached themselves on calcium, but it should be noted that they do so indirectly by piggybacking on a bacteria (they use bacteria too, to produce the virus), or possibly become symbiotic with the fungus. Basically it's the polyols (sugar alcohol) which acts as a glue remover from attaching them to reproduce. However once they are loose free, generally many will die of by glucose starvation, since the cells also produce glucose, but extracellular fluids are low in sugar anyway limiting their growth. Hence, a blood high in zinc, such as zinc gluconate for example will kill the viruses. However, viruses are generally difficult to kill because they tend to attach to bacteria or other healthy cells to manufacture more viruses. By preventing their attachment and killing them with zinc supplements, the colon polyps are killed off this way. To discourage further growth, I would much prefer nutritional antibiotics, such as zinc gluconate supplements and magnesium citrates. A reasonable dose might be 50 mg of zinc gluconate 4 or 5 days out of a week plus 500 mg of magnesium citrate, in 5 days out of a week.
There is also another food source that research has shown to kill stomach polyps too, which is ellagic acid, where it is found in large amounts in raspberry as being the number one source. This can be taken such as 1-5 tablespoons of raspberries 4 or 5 times a day. The ellagic acid is a somewhat of a broad sprectrum antiviral, although, pomegranate can also be taken as it is synergistic too.
Finally the other problem about long-term alkalization is that I would need a proper alkalization to reduce calciumto a normal level where that alkalization have some chelating properties to remove excess calcium which seeds up the colon polyps. The best ones in this area is 2 tablespoon of lemon juice plus 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in 1/2 glass of water two times a day. Or if the dose is too week against acid reflux, then three or four times can be slowly added to the remedy. It is often taken 5 days out of a week so that the body can detoxify during the no remedy period of two day, as well as served a controlling mechanism to prevent hidden problems too.
Finally people with long term Tums use may need vitamin B complex perhaps three times a week such as B50 (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B8, choline are 50 mg, while B9, B12, are about 50 mcg. The b complex is synergistic to allow the body to alkalize further through the actions of glucose controlling mechansim, such as in B1, B3, B6 for example, while a B12 has antiviral that is sometimes used in HIV patients too. Granulated lecithin one tablespoon a day along with food is the last remedies necessary to normalized the blood fats.
Certainly dietary controls is important which prevent colon polyps, but mostly from avoiding aspartame, fried foods, sugar, white flour and bread, as well as high pseudoestrogens found in nearly all canned foods and other packaged foods using plastics as it has Bisphenol-A, which tends to promote colony polyps growth. A remedy to reduce these comes from the ginestine found in soy milk and folate or folic acid found in vitamin B9, and hence I may need about 300-600 mcg of folic acid here. The dose is not exact, but there is an optimum folic acid dose around that region, that I still need to look into still.
One other "home remedy" that deserves mention, although I wouldn't recommend them as they lead to leaky gut, or may create small open wounds by killing off the colon polyps directly is the black salve. The amount most people use is too high, but 100 mg dose x 6 times a day might be a better dose. Still I wouldn't want to try it because of the open woulds that often lead to gastrointestinal pain or stomach pain and large stomach from such use, but it does remove them.
It should be noted that whenever the body is in metabolic acidosis, belching, lots of gas, acid reflux can be tamed provided that the body is sufficiently alkaline, not in the stomach, but in the blood, which discourages pathogens from initiating a histamine, or acid reflux response. The baking soda and lemon, in my opinion usually handles most of this problem, while cranberries, rasperries, xylitol will handle the rest in kiling the pathogens that causes the stomach problems. The key also is not to eat sour foods, which can initate H. Pylori growth and slow down the digestion. Eating bitter foods goes through the stomach faster than eating sour foods. this is how the Urease test are built on.
One interesting intake is that if the baking soda and lemon are taken more often, initially there is a lot of gas, but then the gas abruptly stops completely, after a couple of days because the alkalization killed of the pathogens. One easy way to know whether I am acid or not is to take the baking soda test. If I had a lot of belching, I need to take more, but if I don't have any, I take LESS baking soda, as I am more alkaline there. Apparently everyone has H. pylori, which causes the belching, but it is the alkalization is what keeps H. Pylori growth in check.
Question: Have trouble finding in the internet.
If you have searched the internet and cannot find it, you are not the only one. I have the same trouble myself. The real secret why I can find them is simply because I wasn't looking for them and the other thing is you need to know what to look for. Using the keyword colon polyps won't find it! You have to look for something else!"
[YEA] 10/28/2009: Sadna from Port Louis, Mauritius replies: "Yea to treat polyps"