Xanthelasma Polyps: Holistic Treatments and Folk Cures

Last Modified on Oct 02, 2014

What are Xanthelasma Polyps?

Xanthelasma polyps on the eyelid or beneath the eye are nothing more than a fatty deposit just below the surface of the skin. This deposit is likely to be yellowish and is composed largely of cholesterol.

A xanthelasma is indicative of high levels of lipids (fats) in the bloodstream. As such, a xanthelasma polyp can be strongly indicative of concerns regarding heart disease and your cardiovascular health, since these lipids are likely to form along the inside of your vascular walls as well, leading to obstructions and the possibility of a stroke. As such, a xanthelasma should be taken seriously, though the polyp itself is benign and no worse than possibly unattractive.

Natural Cures for Xanthelasma Polyps

A reduced-fat diet can lower your lipid levels in the bloodstream, reducing the likelihood of further xanthelasmas. Apple cider vinegar tonics can help to metabolize excess fat in the body.

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Posted by Zbaev (Bulgaria) on 01/12/2014

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  Hello Folks, first of all I would like to thank everyone for the great posts and feed back here. I've found many useful remedies here. I am currently in a process of treating my xanthelasma spots with garlic. I have two spots, one under each eye. The one is about 1.5cm long by 0.5mm wide; the other one is about 0.5cm long by 0.3mm wide. The first one appeared about 5 years ago and it slowly grew to the size I mentioned above, the other one appeared in a mean time. The reason for mine is very high cholesterol readings 9.6 (European measurements) where 5.2 is the acceptable benchmark. I didn't want to start taking any meds so I began looking for other natural alternatives. I am currently doing the liver cleanse program. I've done 4 cleanses so far. I am planning to do a few more before I get my blood tested again to see if the results are better. Anyways, I am in a day four of applying row garlic on my xanths and would like to point out something here for the people who haven't done it yet and may be confused as I was. We learn as we go. I've read people's comments in here and was wondering why I am not getting the same results. I was doing it for 3 days, and not getting to the point where the skin burns. First I cut the clove to halves and applied to the spots for 10 min. then 20 min. twice a day; it didn't work, It didn't even sting much. Then I chopped the garlic - a little better, but still not enough. Then on the third day, I've decided to go out and buy a different garlic. I bought 3 different kinds and tried it out. I've noticed that the sting and burn sensation was all different. Finally I picked the one that stings the most and continue using just that one. In a few applications in just one day my eyes got dark red and swollen and finally felt that something is working there. So for those who wrote in here that garlic did not work for them I'll put this in caps: IF YOU DON'T GET THE BURN AND STING SENSATION CHANGE THE GARLIC DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME. Apparently the garlic is not the same around the globe. If I stayed with the first brand of garlic that I had, I wouldn't have seen any results at all. So on my day 4 now, which is actually day 1 with the strong garlic I am defiantly seeing a difference. I'll report back in a few days with the results.

Posted by Ladybug
Fairfax, Va
So I noticed you posted in January. Have you gotten any positive results yet? I have two spots on the upper eyelid of each and I have tried garlic as well and didn't really notice improvement. But, I saw your post and wanted to thank you for the advise on trying different garlic's until you feel the burn. I will try this and hope for removal. Please let us all know how your process is going.
Posted by Zbaev
3 Posts
Hello Ladybug, sorry for the late respond. Yes, it did get better. It's about 50% of what it was initially. I am also doing liver flashes once a month and drink ACV tonic daily, so I am not quite sure which helps the most. I did blood test last month and my cholesterol readings did move in the right direction, so I'll continue doing it until I am fully satisfied. I don't know if your cause for the little buggers is high cholesterol, but I will suggest you doing flushes and Apple Cider Vinegar as well and you'll defiantly see improvement not only for the xanths, but for your overall health. I am planning to do the garlic one more time, but would like to get my readings in norm first, so maybe next year. Good luck and don't give up :-) ..... P.S. If you hate the taste of Epsom salt as much as I do, you can substitute the water with grapefruit juice or mix it half water / half juice and it makes it a lot easy to drink.
Posted by Kei
[YEA]   "I have read your lil problem about xanthelasma and I can prove that it's giving me some respite and cure for this disease. Mine is found on the corner upper right side on my nose bridge...my cholesterol and lipids are fine and I think my xanthelasma was caused by too much stress and depression. its been 4 years now that my xanthe was under control due to my using garlic. I used just plain garlic by mashing it finely until juices comes out.. then I washed the affected area patted it dry with clean towel then prepare a ..band aid for cuts where I cut a small plain tape enough to cover a lil part of a mashed garlic then taped it on the affected area . I did it in the morning until the following morning, then removed the tape, wash the affected area gently.. then at night I will do it again ..just tiny part of the mashed garlic, taped it on the affected area again until the following morning.you have to do it until the skin is red and burning ..then once it's red and burning, leave it to dry and dried skin together with the xanthe will fall off. The yellow fat is still there inside the skin but its no longer growing but under control. and altho the yellow fat can be seen deep down under the skin it doesnt worry me because it looks smooth and no bumps as I'm wearing eyeglasses and eye shadows. and as many readers here told me that xanthe will come back any time soon, I'm trying not to be stress and depressed.� It's been 4 years now that xanthe hasn't grown back yet..Thank you for the home remedy..Garlic..

Posted by Sandy (Charlottesville, Virginia) on 05/09/2011

I tried the Garlic treatment for a xanthelasma on my inner upper eyelid. It did remove the layer of skin on top, but the fat deposit below it did not come away with it. The garlic burned the skin and caused some swelling. My skin is recovering and I would like to try it again. Do you have any advise as to how better to do this?

Posted by Eli2013
Bridgeport, CT
Hi, you have to let it burn until you see blood, that's the only way will come out.

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Posted by Marty (Nashville, TN) on 09/30/2008

I suddenly had one of these xanthalasma polyps (yellowish) appear in the corner of my eye about one year ago. Now there is a tiny speck forming under my eyelid as well. Other than typical cryotherapy or laser removal by a dermatologist, does anyone have a home remedy to remove these unsightly things? I've heard derms use trichloroacetic acid sometimes. I've read all of the wonders of organic apple cider vinegar here, so I'm trying that by q-tip application due to its acidic nature. I will post back any positive results. I would love to hear from others if you have a cure other than paying $$$$ to these dermatologists!

Posted by Teejay
Mountain Home, Arkansas
I also have 2 xanthelasma polyps close together on one of my upper eyelids. I can't afford to go to a dermatologist. I try to hid them, but that is close to impossible. I hope someone posts an answer to this.
Posted by Brian
Barrie, Ont. Canada
5 Posts
Hi, I hope this remedy works as I have been on the web all day searching for a remedy for this exact same problem myself. There is a page on this site for GARLIC cures and xanthelasma is on page 5 of the cures,


it involves cutting a fresh clove of garlic and rubbing it gently on the infected area, the submitter reports progress after 3 days. I am trying tonight and will report back!!!!!!!!!!! good luck

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Posted by Karin (California) on 06/28/2014

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  Yes, my cholesterol is high, but what seems even more critical is that my vitamin D levels are very low. I'm making a real effort, both sun-tanning and taking D3 supplements, to get those levels up.

The more sunshine I get on my body, the smaller the xanthelasmas under my eye gets. I live in Death Valley so I can only get a little sun each day.

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Posted by Asha (Mumbai) on 09/02/2013

Dear sir, madam,

Can u please help me how to remove xenthelasma.

People say it is due to bad cholestrol I tested its ok report , even I did lipid profile, everything is ok. I visited many doctors but lastly no results. I dont eat garlic even I am thin in looks I am 45 yrs. Can u pls pls help me as it seems no remedy but if u have do let me know what is this garlic recepie, how to control cholestrol what food, control cholestrol which is good oil to eat. What should I don't eat yes I eat potato much in vegetables I eat less fried food also then how come this is? Pls reply me.

Posted by Baldev
Maharashtra, India
116 Posts
Hi Asha,

Xanthelasma on eyes is generally due to cholesterol/Triglycerides, but you say that your blood/lipid profile is ok. Some thing is wrong some where. May be the fat intake is not being metabolised and is getting deposited. So, atleast you can start alkalising your body avoid acidic foods, do oil pulling and include regular exercise in your schedule, these are all healthy habits and may help your body metabolism. As for the good oil to use, coconut oil is considered good but it should not be processed. Good Luck

Baldev (tel:09322887066

Posted by Chantel
3 Posts
There are few different types of bumps on the eyelid, Milia, chalazion, as well as xanthelasma, aka cholestoral bumps. I would bet yours is not due to cholestoral. You should try looking up the other types.


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