Last Modified on Aug 23, 2014
Xanthoma can be treated naturally using home remedies such as garlic and supplements like niacin.
A xanthoma is a cholesterol deposit that can accumulate in many parts of the body, including the tendons and skin. They can be visible when they appear just beneath the skin's surface as a yellow discoloration, and while they are not typically painful, they can be somewhat unsightly. Fortunately, they are removeable through chemical treatments, surgery, laser, or cryotherapy.
The condition is genetically related, and as such it can also be an indicator for high cholesterol in the body as well as for certain lipid metabolism disorders. Those with xanthomas should first get their cholesterol checked.
Natural Remedies for Xanthoma
If a xanthoma was caused by high cholesterol, there are many remedies you can take to lower the cholesterol, like apple cider vinegar and including plant based foods in your diet. Niacin is a very effective remedy to lower cholesterol as well. As you will read below, garlic is the most popular remedy on Earth Clinic to cure a xanthoma. Apply the juice of fresh garlic directly to the xanthoma.
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High Cholesterol Remedies
[YEA] To all with Xanthoma bumps. I was told many years ago when it first started never let anyone cut them out as you will get more in that spot and so I forgot the warning and went to a dermatologist who cut one out under my right eye as he said he must send it out for biopsy. It was benign as all of them are. I have tried everything since then and now 44 years later am trying the castor oil. It is working. I have only been using it in the evening before bed and sometimes after I wash my face in the morning. So far it has been 3 weeks and I do see an improvement. Thank you so much.
[YEA] CASTOR OIL FOR XANTHOMAS WORKS!!
I have had these ugly yellow things for years (not from high cholesterol) and the only option where I live is to have them surgically removed. I thought I would try the castor oil first and if it didn't work, then I would try the garlic. I am so excited to tell you that the castor oil is working it's magic. I've been generously applying it twice a day for 5 days and at the rate that they are disappearing, I think it will be gone within 10 days.
The best part - there is no burning or any pain involved and it's good for your skin. WIN WIN!!!