Natural Cures for Lipomas (Fat Deposits)

Jun 22, 2017

Home remedies and dietary changes can be an effective treatment plan for shrinking a lipoma or fat deposit. Home remedies for lipomas include apple cider vinegar, the spice turmeric and burdock root. Dietary changes can also help, such as avoiding soy or foods containing MSG and artificial sweeteners.

A lipoma or fat deposit is a slow-developing growth of fat this is usually located beneath the skin and above the muscle. Lipomas are typically easy to identify as the deposits move easily with light finger pressure and feel “doughy” or pliable to the touch. A lipoma is not cancerous and is usually harmless; however, some deposits may be painful or continue to grow. They can also be cosmetically discouraging to those who are plagued with them. While some people have just a few lipomas, others have dozens or even hundreds of them.

The exact cause of lipomas is unknown; however, obesity is not the root cause of the deposits. Lipomas do typically tend to run in families, however, so the cause likely has genetic underpinnings.

Home Remedies for Lipomas

1. Apple Cider Vinegar 

Apple cider vinegar is a simple cure for lipomas. Drink 1 glass of water with 1-3 teaspoons of raw, organic apple cider vinegar 1-3 times a day. Start with less and increase the amount over time to make sure this remedy suits you.

2. Herbs

Liver and blood purifying herbs have been useful for the reduction of fat deposits. Burdock root, turmeric root and dandelion root are all good choices. It is easy to add these supplements to your diet.

Burdock and dandelion roots can be found in capsule form. Take 4 capsules twice a day with meals for at least a month.

Turmeric is a common remedy for many ailments and can be taken in capsules, like dandelion or burdock root, or a teaspoon can be added to a glass of milk or water and consumed once or twice a day.

When you are taking purifying (detoxifying) herbs, always take them with plenty of water so that your body can eliminated the toxins easily. One theory about lipoma causes is that these fat deposits are caused by toxins, making detoxifying herbs a good choice.

3. Dietary Changes

As with most health problems, diet can make the problem worse, or solve it all together. While anyone dealing with a chronic health condition will do well to avoid artificial sweeteners, MSG, sugar and processed foods, there are a few other considerations for those who suffer with lipomas. Soy seems to be linked to lipomas. Dairy products, especially ice cream seem to increase lipoma formation in some people.

Natural Topical Treatments for Lipomas

1.  Castor Oil

Castor oil is useful in removing a variety of growths from the body. Massage castor oil onto the areas of the lipomas before bed. Castor oil is greasy so use old pajamas and sheets when you use this treatment.

2. DMSO

DMSO (dimethyl sulfoxide)  is another natural topical treatment for lipomas. Apply DMSO to clean skin with clean hands. DMSO is a solvent. Avoid chemicals in clothing and on your skin when you are using DMSO as the DMSO can "carry" the chemicals into your body.

3. Turmeric

Turmeric can be used topically for lipomas as well as internally. Turmeric can be added to coconut oil or castor oil and applied to lipomas at night. Turmeric will stain skin and clothing.  Add about 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder to 1 tablespoon of a carrier oil.

4. Iodine

Iodine can be used for lipomas. Use a q-tip to apply iodine to your lipomas twice a day.

Essential Oils for Lipomas

Essential oils are a pleasant way to treat lipomas. Essential oils are very concentrated natural medicines and many of them smell lovely as well! They should be diluted for topical use.

Sage, tea tree, and frankincense essential oils can be used for lipomas. Add 1/2 teaspoon of one or a combination of the above mentioned essential oils to 1 tablespoon of a carrier oil (Coconut oil, fractionated coconut oil or castor oil) and apply to lipomas twice a day.

How Long Will it Take to Cure My Lipoma?

Because lipomas can take time to shrink and disappear completely, do stick with your remedy (or remedies) of choice for at least a month. If you see no change at all, consider adding another remedy to your treatment plan, or try a different remedy. Everyone is different, so what works for one person is not the solution for everyone. But don't give up. While it is common to hear that the only "cure" for lipomas is surgery, our readers tell a different story, but usually their story includes perseverance and faithfulness to a remedy in terms of weeks or months instead or one or two applications of a remedy.

Have you tried any natural remedies for lipomas? Please share your experience with us! And continue reading and you will find interesting cures and commentaries from our readers.



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Posted by Sybil S. (North Carolina) on 02/25/2017
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Cure for Lipomas

I had a stone like item inside my buttox cheek when I was about 10 years old. Mom took me to the doctor who said he did not feel anything. It made me feel like I was sitting on a rock. Twenty years later it continued to grow until it was huge. I went to see a doctor who suggested a surgeon. The surgeon did the surgery removing nearly half of my left buttox to make it the size of the right one. It was a 10 day hospital stay and horrible. It has reappeared now and I'm using DMSO, Castor Oil, and turpentine mixture. I rub in on daily and it has decreased in size over half in just a few weeks. I will continue to use it and perhaps add the clove oil.

Always seek out natural remedies before surgery whether it be benign or malignant. Cancer doctors are using the same things they did 40 years ago and nothing has changed. People are still dying of it.

Replied by Ricardo
El Paso, Tx
04/12/2017

I am very interested in using this process. Might you please indicate ratio of each. Equal parts of each ingredient plus a few drops of Clove EO? Please assist. Thank you.

Replied by Karen
Austin
06/22/2017

Please send ratios of mixture. Turmeric and castor oil did not work for me. Interested in Apple Cider vinegar mixture.


Replied by Ascot
Wyandotte, Michigan U.S.A.
06/29/2012

It was interesting to read the comments regarding those unsightly, annoying fatty lumps just below the skin.

The first one to suddenly appear on me, was on the top of my left forearm at the age of twenty six, shortly after I arrived in the United States. As there are no mosquitoes in Scotland, I suffered terribly from those creatures with swelling in the face, legs and arms from their poisonous bites.

I have to wonder if mosquitoes gave start to to the fatty tumors, because I never knew of anyone in Scotland having them.... certainly none of my imediate family, relatives or friends.

Anyway, to cover all bases I'll be trying the flax, borage, fish oil, AND the 1/2 teaspoon of tumeric in either warm milk or water. If it works for me.... like Arnold, Ah'll be bahk.

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Posted by Jeri (California) on 09/22/2016
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I am sharing this story because it is true and very strange!

A friend of mine knew of a Mexican woman that was into massage therapy and she also used natural herbal remedies to help people. My friend raved about this woman because the Mexican healer saved the life of her nephew that was actually dying of a stomach ailment. The Veteran's doctors could not help him. Since no one could help him and they were desperate my friend took her nephew to the Mexican healer lady. The Mexican woman told her that her Nephew had food stuck in his intestines. The healer used baby oil on the skin on his abdomen and massaged it a certain way. Well whatever she did worked! She dislodged the food from the man's intestines and the man was able to eat when he got home as he had stopped eating! His aunt told me that he was actually dying! This therapy saved his life!

Anyway I took my husband to this healer because he had a fatty tumor on his back (An American doctor examined the tumor and said it was a fatty tumor) This sound ridicules but it worked! The healer told my husband to place saliva on his hand along with salt and place this spit and salt on the tumor every day! And he followed her instructions!

Well guess what? The fatty tumor went away! We could not get over it! I don't know if this works on pets but it worked on my husband! His back is now smooth and clear! It sounds ridiculous but it worked!

Replied by Bonnie
Virginia
10/03/2016

Hi. I found this very interesting! How large was your husband's lipoma and how long did it take to take it away? I have had a rather large one (maybe slightly smaller than a ping pong ball) in the elbow region for several years. The doctor said it was a lipoma and could be removed if it bothered me but otherwise it wouldn't hurt to leave it. I believe it has gotten larger over time so maybe I'll try your method before going for surgery. Thank you for any info you can share as to the size and time to heal.

Replied by Mary
Arcadia, California
10/03/2016

Hello I too live in California. Can you tell me where this woman is? I truly believe in Mexican Healers. I am too of Mexican descent. Thank you very much.

Replied by Sebastian
Lafayette, In
10/23/2016

I got a lipoma bump on my neck right behind my ear for the last five years. My hair covers it but its the size of a quarter and I hate the looks of it so badly. How long did it take to go away? I'll try it for a month and see if it shrinks any.

Replied by Jeff
New York
12/12/2016

I am guessing you used iodine salt. Is that right?

Replied by Jennyd
Australia
12/14/2016

Hi ..I'm new to this site...was just wondering if you've tried the salt and saliva treatment yet for your Lipoma ....? and if you've had any results as yet .....Jen

Replied by Annette
Augusta, Ga
03/20/2017

I'm very interested in the Saliva/Salt remedy for a Lipoma which I have on my upper arm. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you