Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment for Lipomas

| Modified on Jan 14, 2024
Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment for Lipomas

Apple Cider Vinegar is an effective natural treatment to shrink and soften lipomas. While a lipoma won't disappear overnight, it will soften after a few days if you take the ACV tonic consistently. It can take several weeks or even months for a lipoma to disappear. Dietary changes, such as avoiding soy and artificial sweeteners, along with daily apple cider vinegar can also speed things along.

How Do I Use ACV for Lipomas?

Take 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water in the evening before bed. According to our readers who have had success using this method, it takes about a week to see a change in the lipoma. Some readers report that the lipomas disappeared altogether using ACV after a few weeks, while other readers report that their lipomas shrank and became softer almost immediately on the ACV but did not disappear.

Are There Side Effects Using Apple Cider Vinegar?

Apple cider vinegar is one of the safest and most popular home remedies of our time; however it is not without reported side effects. ACV lowers blood sugar very quickly, so some our readers have reported dizziness after taking ACV. Heart palpitations and anxiety are other reported side effects.

If you have any side effects while drinking ACV for lipomas, stop drinking it immediately. You should feel better within 24 hours. Magnesium, potassium and B Vitamins can help alleviate side effects of apple cider vinegar.

Continue reading to learn how effective the ACV treatment was for shrinking lipomas and please share your feedback with others if you have tried this remedy!

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Posted by Kathy (Delray Beach) on 06/14/2018

My body is loaded with lipomas which started when I was a teenager, multiplied through two pregnancies and went off the chart when I aged into my 50s. I have been drinking the equivalent of about 8 ounces of apple cider vinegar daily, 2 to 3 tablespoons at a time throughout the day and during the evening. There has been a significant difference now having done this for approximately four weeks and I am overjoyed at the fact that many of them have begun to not only soften but shrink and disappear.

You have nothing to lose, stick with it and be consistent, everybody's body reacts differently and for some reason, it has worked for me. Good luck!

Replied by Mike
(Boynton Beach)

Be careful taking too much ACV. I have read of osteoporosis happening to a lady in her 20's. I have a bump on my head that is so annoying when I get a haircut. I am trying topical castor oil on it. I will update on how it goes.

Replied by James

Careful to rinse or brush after vinegar. esp. before bed, as acid dissolves calcium in teeth.

Replied by Jules
2 posts

Hello Kathy wow. My one little lipoma was tiny for years, and last night it grew big just overnight. Scared the crap out of me. It really hurts inner thigh its like the size of a macadamia nut awful. Started dating tuna and salmon. All good. Then ok will eat walnuts. Now I saw drink ACV 2 TABLESPOONS amazing didnt know. It's right next to my Bone I sit on it ouch!!!! What a relief ACV OMG FANTASTIC!!! Will drink 3 TABLESPOONS thought I had cancer. God bless you!!!! ❤❤❤Jules from australia

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Posted by Alok (Jaipur. Rajasthan) on 07/26/2017

Hello doston. Meri puri body me 500 lipoma hai. Maine 15 din se apple cider vinegar use Karna chalu kiya h. Agr koi bhi result samne aaya to me aapse share jrur krunga.

EC: Can someone please translate the above from Hindi? This is from Google Translate!

Hello dosto Meri puri body me 500 lipoma Mayine 15 days from apple cider vinegar use Karna Chalu ki h. I have no idea how many times I was able to share my birthday.

Replied by Baldev
(Mumbai Maharashtra India)
185 posts

I will translate it in English for every body.

Hello friends, on my whole body I have 500 lipomas. For last fifteen days I have started using apple cider vinegar. If any result comes up, I will surely share with you.


EC: Thank you so much, Baldev!

Replied by Tina
(Princeton Nj)

Here is the English translation of Alok's request:

Hello friends, I have 500 lipoma all over my entire body. I have started using apple cider vinegar from 15 days. If I get any results I will definitely share with you.

EC: Thank you so much, Tina!

Replied by Maria Khan

Hello friends, There are almost 500 lipomas in my whole body.I have been using ACV for 15 days.If I get any result I will must share with you.

EC: Thank you so much, Maria!

Replied by Vicky

Doston aaj se 14 Sal phle mere hath par keval ek lipoma thi. Mene usko operation se nikalva diya tha. But 6 month bad ek Aur ho gai. Us bat ko aaj 13 saal ho gaye. Aur aaj meri Puri body par 450 se bhi jayada lipoma h.. Mene 1 mahine se diet change ki h. Aur Apple cider vinegar bhi chalu kar diya h. 1 mahine me lipoma soft hui h. Shayd ho skta h Kam bhi ho Jaye. Ab me diet Aur Apple Cider Vinegar continue rkhunga Aur koi bhi result aaya vo aapke samne lekr aaunga with pic....

Replied by Arya

This means "hello friends. I have 500 lipoma in my body.and I have been using Apple Cider Vinegar for past 15 days and so on. if any outcome or result would seen, then I will share this with you.

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Posted by Karen (Los Angeles ) on 04/07/2016

Apple cider vinegar for lipomas - just take two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar every night before going to bed. Follow this treatment for about 3 to 5 months - make the bump go away. 2 to 3 times a day, morning and night.

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Posted by Guru (Bangalore) on 11/09/2015

Hi All,

I used Apple Cider Vinegar for around 3-4 months.

I used to take it empty stomach in the morning mixing it with water of 2-3 tablespoons but unfortunately it didn't helped me in any way.

All the lipomas are still present and none of them have shrunk. If any other meds are there, please let me know.

Replied by Patrick

Hi Guru,

I just have two questions about the lipoma that you still have or did have.

One, did you consume dairy milk or yogurt around the time that your lipoma had originated or while you did vinegar? I have heard milk or dairy causes it's continued growth or retards remedy.
Two, have you gotten remedy through anything else since you posted your review of vinegar not working (so did you find something else that worked for you?)
I'd love to know. I have a dime size one on the bottom of my foot. My first ever 🫤 I hope to get rid of it.

Best regards,

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Posted by Raven (Edmonton, Alberta) on 10/05/2015

I have been taking two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar every night before going to bed for my lipoma since August 2015 (My mouth is already watering, sigh) but I will admit I have seen some significant changes to the size. I just don't know if it will ever fully go away. Mine is on my upper back shoulder blade. Very visible with strapless and spaghetti strap outfits. I wish I would had heard of this 30 years ago as mine started to grow and I was 19. Thanks.

Replied by John
(San Francisco)

Thirty years ago, I had a lipoma growing along my spine. I was in excruciating pain, could only stand for 15 minutes. The lipoma was pushing against a nerve. They did a simple outpatient procedure and removed it. Within a week the pain was gone. Really glad I did that. Now I have developed several in my abdomen. I am going to try the ACV treatment and see how it works.


What did your pain feel like? I've been told I have a torn muscle in my back, but my gut tells me it's the lipoma tumor that is at the exact spot I'm having zinger spasms—as if that nerve is aching and on edge. I need relief!

Replied by Erica

What was the outcome with the apple cider on your lipomas?

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Posted by John (Dallas, Tx) on 07/27/2015

I am 64 years old and I have had fat deposits for over 30 years. I have one between my neck and shoulder the size of my fist. They are in my rib cage, arms and in my back with several next to my spine. I would have the larger ones removed, but the root system of them embed themselves into muscle and I can follow the root system under the skin to where they are all connected/attached to each other. I probably have over 100 in my chest, back and arms. I have one under my arm the size of a golf ball. I have tried apple cider vinegar to no avail. Doctors are no help and only offer surgery, but claim since mine are so deep, healing will be a real issue. My father had 2 or 3 small ones, but had them removed. He complained about his, until I showed him all of mine.

Some of mine are painful but nothing I can not live with. I am open to other suggestions beside the vinegar.


Replied by Bp
(Atlanta, Ga)

Lipomas are SYMPTOMS of a larger issue. Lipomas are an effect, not a cause. Just like w cancer, lipomas have not invaded the body, they have been produced BY THE BODY as a sign or result of some CAUSE.

Apple Cider Vinegar, ginger, garlic etc etc etc work to detoxify the body & the help it perform its regular maintenance & repair.

Please find presentations such as A Quest for the Cure, Truth About Global Cancer & others. They have tremendous resources throughout.

***Medicines NEVER cause harm. Poisons do that. Medicines heal, or they are not medicines.

I have had approx 20 of these lipomas removed over past 6 years via incisions. Only recently have I been better informed on what I CAN DO to help treat the CAUSE. :)


Hi, could you share what else besides surgery works? Thanks in advance!

Replied by Bill

I'm 38 had them since I was 20. Got on legs side back arms. They stopped showing up from 24- probabily 34 but last few years 1 after the next. I don't know what I started taking a bunch of supplements and started exercising. Also the apple cider at night. I had 1 start to dissolve. Flaked off on my diet though.
Well it sucks but it's nice not being the only 1 with it. Wonder if it's from my fillings some times? What do you think, just genetic?

Replied by Iria
(New Hampshire)

I have used a combination of apple cider vinegar on my Lipoma before while x taking a mushroom complex called " mu comunity" found at healthfood stores, for 2 months and my lipoma decreased to half its size but then I stopped and it's not big again. The key is to continue until its gone and continue the vinegar for life. Lemon water also helps to alkaline the body and decrease lipomas.I believe they are formed from consuming meat and dairy foods which are loaded with growth hormones and coming in contact with plastics which when particles are being released and enter our bodies they have an estrogenic effect and contribute to cancer, tumors and lipomas.

It is good to have a healthy, and organic diet and drinking a lot of clean water.Try not go heat food in plastic containers in microwaves and keep away from pollution as much as possible Also taking supplements and antioxidants help. Turmeric decreases lipomas too but don't take more than 500 mg.a day for it stains the teeth even if it is taken internally. Some medications may cause them too.

Replied by Donna

I heard that using sage extract works applied topically. Or tea tree oil. I haven't tried yet. Waiting for the extract.

Replied by Chris

Hi, try acupuncture.

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Posted by Balaji ( Bangalore, Karnataka) on 06/30/2015

I using the American apple cider vinegar for two weeks but it is not reducing fatty tumors and please you tell me any information is there.

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Posted by Bob (San Jose, California) on 05/11/2015

ACV for Lipomas: Use caution trying Apple Cider Vinegar. I tried this yesterday and had a Big side effect - - it sped-up my heart rate. I felt like yesterday that I drank 5 to 6 cups of coffee after taking the Apple Cider Vinegar.

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Posted by Katt (La) on 01/10/2014

Wow I wish I would of read this before I let the dermatologist do a biopsy it was just a small area, but it still hurt months later it was deeper than what she thought anyhow the lab said it was just lipoma . I think that the biopsy was unnecessary I had couple more of these lipoma fat deposits on my lower back so I started ACV and they are disappearing. We're vegetarian and we eat tons of organic nuts I wonder if the fat deposit comes from nuts so I cut back on them.

Replied by Ali

The first doctor I saw said if the lump didn't go away she would do a biopsy. I moved towns and my new doctor sent me for an ultrasound to confirm it was lipoma. A lot less invasive.

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Posted by Parm (Vancouver, Bc) on 05/16/2013

Hi Guys, I brought organic Apple Cider Vinegar from local store and it is easy to take with water. This is just one week now and my lipomas are getting soft. It seems like this is working for me.

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Posted by A.k. (Kabul, Afghanistan) on 11/19/2012

For lipomas, I you want fastest results that work within hours. Here is the miraculous tip.

Get some Turnips, boil and fry them and eat them with spoon in your dinner. Add the taste of your choice, (chilli sugar etc)

Before going to bed, take a couple tea spoons of apple cider vinegar. If by chance you happen to wake up in the night (or rather set and alarm / reminder) eat as much turnip as you can.

Re-do the task till results are as per your desire.

A.K.Afridi-Kabul Afghanistan

(Source: Personal Experience)

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Posted by Akram (Kabul, Afghanistan) on 11/14/2012

I am male 32 from Pakistan, currently working at Kabul and having 3 lypo lumps in my head. One of them was pluto, whilst the other two were jupiters. It was a real embarrasment for me all the time. I couldn't comb my hair propely. I contacted many physician and they told me that any surgeon shall offer me surgery. But if its not painful, let it be.

I read Julia's suggestion quite long ago but was stuck in my professional thingies all the time. Last night I finally bought the apple cider vinegar bottle of 450cc. I took two table spoons last night and two in the morning. Miraculously, the huge lypos are now the size of mars as compared to previous. I really want to thank you for sharing this with us.

With love and thanks, Akram

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Posted by Bobby (London) on 05/07/2012

I tried apple cider vinegar for a month and didn't notice much change in my lipomas. I am going to keep going with it. I am going to setup a blog and I think what I want to do is try to find the common link between all the people that have lipomas.

So I want people to put in their age, their location, and their diet, do they eat dairy. etc. There must be a reason these things suddenly appear, I refuse to believe that for no reason at all they appear.

What do people think about this?

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Posted by Julia (Gardner, Ks) on 12/24/2011

My father has had fatty lipomas growing on his stomach and arms for years. He also has type2 diabetes. His friend told him to take 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before going to bed. He has been doing this for a 6wks. His fatty tumors have shrunk half their size and many have totally disappeared. They are even soft when you touch them and they use to be hard lumps. His blood sugars are also regulated and never high in the morning like before. He has made no other dietary or supplement changes. I really believe this will work for you.

Replied by Mike
(Omaha, Ne, USA)

How does your father take the apple cider vinegar? Does he take it full strength or dilute it with water? Would you clarify that for me please? I don't know if I can take it full strength even though it is 2 tbls. Please advise. Thanks!!

Replied by Julia
(Gardner, Ks)

My dad is doing great! His arms and stomach are looking great. He doesnt dillute it but takes 2 tablespoons faithfully before going to bed. I pray this works for you all like it has helped my dad. Good luck!!

Replied by Naresh Jain
(Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India)

Hey All!!!! Looks like we are not alone!!!!! Me suffering from Lipoma for good 10 year and it started to multiply at rapid pace for last year and half... My Dr. Say no way out for lipoma but will give a try to turmeric (Haldi) paste with olive oil and ACV two tea spoon bed time. Will also Pray to god that It works.

Also wanting to know if anyone is suffering from Ulcerative Colities also with Lipoma ( yes me blessed with both Ulcerative colities and 40 odd lipoma)

Cheers all. Naresh Jain