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Natural Remedies for Benign Liver Cysts

on Jul 03, 2023| Modified on Jul 03, 2023

The liver, our body's multi-functional organ, can sometimes be afflicted by various health issues, including liver cysts. Aside from conventional treatments, there is growing interest in natural remedies and supplements as potential adjuncts in managing liver cysts.

This article will explore a few potent natural aids to support liver health.

What are Liver Cysts?

Liver cysts, also known as hepatic cysts, are fluid-filled pouches that develop within the liver, one of the key organs in the human body. These cysts are usually benign, meaning they are not cancerous and generally do not pose a threat to health.

Under normal circumstances, liver cysts are asymptomatic, meaning they don't cause signs or symptoms. In fact, most people who have them may not even be aware of their existence. They are often discovered incidentally during imaging tests for other conditions.

Liver cysts can range widely in size. Some may be as small as a couple of millimeters, whereas others can grow to be several centimeters in diameter. Most individuals with liver cysts have only one or two, but multiple cysts may develop in rare cases. The presence of numerous cysts in the liver is known as polycystic liver disease, a condition often linked to genetics.

While many liver cysts remain small and harmless, some can become large enough to cause complications. The expanding cyst can pressure the liver and other nearby organs, leading to discomfort or pain in the upper right abdomen. Large liver cysts can also cause bloating, fullness, and in severe cases, interfere with liver function.

Although the exact cause of liver cysts is unknown, they are believed to be congenital, implying that people are born with them. They appear to occur more frequently in women than in men, and the likelihood of having a liver cyst tends to increase with age.

It's important to note that having a liver cyst is not the same as having liver cancer. However, it's essential to accurately diagnose liver cysts to ensure they are not a symptom of a more serious liver disease. In most cases, liver cysts don't require treatment unless they're causing discomfort or other health issues. When treatment is necessary, options can range from draining the cyst to surgical removal.

Harnessing natural remedies and supplements can also aid in managing liver cysts alongside any medical treatments recommended by a healthcare professional. These natural solutions can support overall liver health and help prevent further complications. However, any new treatments, even natural ones, should be discussed with a healthcare provider first.

Natural Remedies for Liver Cysts

In the journey to address liver cysts, several natural remedies and supplements stand out for their potential to support healing and possibly alleviate symptoms.

Milk Thistle

Historically used as a natural remedy for various liver disorders, Milk Thistle (or Silybum marianum) has gained recognition for its potential liver health benefits. The plant's active compound, silymarin, is acclaimed for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Research suggests silymarin may help shield the liver from toxins and stimulate new liver cell growth.


Turmeric is another potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent beneficial for liver health, particularly its active ingredient, curcumin. Curcumin has been shown to help detoxify the liver and reduce inflammation associated with liver cysts.


Dandelion roots and leaves, rich in antioxidants, can stimulate bile production, thereby aiding liver detoxification. Additionally, this plant may support liver health by decreasing fat accumulation and inflammation.

Lifestyle Changes

Complementing these natural remedies, specific lifestyle modifications can also contribute to managing liver cysts. These include maintaining a healthy weight, ensuring adequate hydration, following a balanced diet of fruits and vegetables, and minimizing alcohol and processed food consumption.

Consult with a healthcare professional before integrating any new supplements or making major dietary adjustments. This is crucial if you have other health conditions or are on medication, as natural supplements could interact with certain drugs.

In conclusion, while liver cysts can pose a health hurdle, nature offers various tools to support our bodies in dealing with this issue. Collaborating with a health professional to tailor a comprehensive plan for optimal liver health is crucial.

Please continue reading below to learn which natural remedies have helped Earth Clinic readers, and let us know what you tried!

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Posted by PB (NC) on 01/24/2020

Benign Liver Cysts treatment (for intermittent pain when bending) :

About 6 or 7 years ago I would bend over to pick something up and get excruciating pain for about 30 seconds, sometimes or longer. I had medical tests done on me and they told me it was benign cysts on my liver.

The medical establishment did not offer me any treatment at that time. I started using castor oil packs daily for weeks at a time (usually around 4-6 weeks) across my liver area with a long heating pad for about 45 minutes. I find that when I bend the wrong way the pain is less frequent and the intensity is less also.

Replied by Charity
(Faithville, Us)

I had hepatic liver cysts removed and they grew larger a week later...30 of them with 1.5 liters of liquid in them....what a I tried a lot of stuff.. I love castor oil for pain relief ...and used serrapeptase and I suspect it ate those cysts. It gave me a stomach ache...and I used a lot 120, ooo tab at bed for a week and then two a day one early and one at bed and then I got scared after 3 months and stopped... Went to a worship service at church and cranked it up a notch dancing and praising ...(made a fool of myself) and then never had to use anything for them again.... Ginger helps the liver and so will comfrey....don't listen to scare tactics in the media …. Blessings, Charity

(faithville, Us)

You know if you can't find a product used for a century as salad and daily ingestion and to aid in garden health then it must be really good and causing the medical industry loss of funds. I am also somewhat of a rebel because of pain. I will not go the worlds path because I don't trust them. It is interesting how the darkness works. You can lie once and it will not be so harmful but if you lie again it gets harder not to lie. The world is sucked into the negative dark vortex if it does not resist. I am a resister. The PROBLEM with comfrey is it heals tissue so fast you have to be careful to fully treat any infection before applying any form of the plant to your body. Rapid Cell regeneration. I chewed the roots, made tea, foot soaks, creams. I have other battles that make me fearless to attempt a cure. Castor oil and serrapeptaise are also over the top. Soy lecithin granules are awesome and coconut oil or milk or water. I would aim lysine at it for any virus in tissues causing problems and a zinc copper combo . Comfrey: The Comforting Herb ( in this link there is a person who shares how they vilified comfrey. So evil. I have been a victim of the game and still trying to study my way out of that pit. The good news is I figured out how placebos work.

Replied by john

Hi Charity,

How do you use comfrey to heal the liver? The root or the leaf or both? Thank you.

Replied by Joe
(Stockton, CA)
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Charity, I read what you recently posted, however, I really tried to learn something but was unable to fully digest what you said. Not being sarcastic, just was too much for me and I felt I would pass that on.

Replied by Charity
(faithville, Us)

Hi Joe, I appreciate your honest input. Hope you find the best course to heal the liver. Blessings, charity

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