Ovarian Cysts
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Ovarian Cyst Remedies

| Modified on Mar 05, 2024

The best treatment of ovarian cysts involves a holistic approach. Combining dietary changes with supplements and other therapies extends a balanced approach for overall health and reduction of cyst size. Avoiding certain foods, taking supplements and maintaining an active lifestyle are all important components for treating ovarian cysts.

What are Ovarian Cysts?

Ovarian cysts are an issue of the female reproductive system characterized by a fluid-filled sac on the ovary. The cause of the condition varies but includes irregular cycles, hormone balance and hypothyroidism. Some women experience no symptoms of the condition while others undergo severe indications including nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness, pain and frequent urination.

Natural Treatment for Cysts on the Ovaries

Treating ovarian cysts requires a balanced approach that works to equalize hormones and diminish contributing factors. Avoiding contributing foods and other products is one of the first steps toward treatment. Additionally, supplements can be taken that are effective at reducing cysts. Exercise is also an important contribution to treating issues of the reproductive system.

Dietary Changes

Estrogen is one of the main contributing factors to ovarian cysts. As such, avoiding an overabundance of this hormone is crucial. Eliminating soy and mass produced meats in exchange for an organic diet is one of the most effective ways to regulate the amount of estrogen going into the body.


Many supplements are also effective for managing cysts of the ovaries. DIM aids in hormonal balance as well as reducing the size of cysts. Other supplements that serve as effective treatments include maca root, black cohosh root, dong quai root, milk thistle seed, tribulus, vitex, wild yam root and yarrow.


Exercise is one of the key factors in a balanced lifestyle. This factor also contributes to treatment of ovarian cysts. Light exercise like walking can alleviate heavy menstrual bleeding as well as cramping associated with the cysts. Additionally, yoga and other stretching exercises aid in muscle relaxation and circulation of the body.

Ovarian cysts are a common condition of the female reproductive system. While some cysts cause few to no symptoms, others may cause pain and several other associated issues. Natural, holistic treatment, however, can eliminate symptoms and diminish the size of cysts.


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Posted by Ew (Rockville, Md, Usa) on 10/28/2010

Ovarian Cyst Remedy - Alfalfa

Did not work. I'm writing about a possible remedy that I read elsewhere (someone supposedly had success with Premium Blended Alfalfa). The alfalfa would theoretically have worked by balancing the extra estrogen. Not only did I not get better, but I believe that the alfalfa may have caused the cyst to enlarge-- and I've been in horrible pain for the last 2 days. It may be possible that this remedy works for smaller cysts (?), but if in doubt, skip it. Hope that this experience helps someone out there.

Replied by Karen
(Girard, Pa)

I would like to know more about the apple cider vinegar and molasses remedy for cysts.

Replied by Aquilina
(Denton, Tx)

To L from Visalia, California: For several years I have been having sharp pains about once in a while and several weeks ago I finally went to the ER and they discovered that I had numerous cysts on each ovary. I did a follow up appt with a gynocologist and she showed me my ovaries on a sonogram. I WAS SHOCKED!!! Each one of my ovaries probably had about 30, if not more, pea sized looking balls on around them. They gave me a prescription for low-dose hormone birth control to dissolve the cysts. I have had problems in the past with BC and this is why I am looking for an alternative remedy.

Recently met a holistic doctor who suggested ginger root slivers steeped in Green Tea then adding 1/4 tsp turmeric.

I have not tried this yet as I just got the recipe a couple days ago. I have confidence that it will work though because he told me of all the diseases he cured himself of using his remedies.

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To Aquilina Denton, TX ... Did this remedy work?

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Posted by Valerie (San Antonio, Texas) on 04/21/2008

i have an ovarian cyst and i am drinking alkaline water so ive heard the water will dissolve my cyst ... i will let you know in 30 days before my surgery day how it all went.

Replied by SAVASTIAN

Hi Valerie. My mother has ovarian cysts and I'm searching for remedies. How's the water going for you?
Savastian from LA 323-377-1697

Replied by Barefoot
(Phoenix, Az)

If you have ovarian cysts or fibrocystic disease have your iodine level taken and take an iodine supplement. A large percentage of us have an iodine deficiency and cysts are one of the symptoms.

Replied by Liquid Sunshine
(San Francisco, Ca, Usa)


I can comment on my own experience re iodine deficiency. I'm allergic to iodine (well, I was told that when I had an allergic reaction when it was intravenously introduced for a brain scan when I was 12) so I really cut out all iodine from my diet. Eight years later I was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst - they put me on the pill and told me it would pass - nope, it burst and I had an emergency laproscopy. I'm glad to now be informed of this site for any future ailments. Would love to hear how Valerie's problem turned out and if the alkaline water helped.

Replied by Jennyt.
(North Hills, California)

Hello everyone, my mother(48 y.o) just found out today that she had a 9.8cm cystic appearing structure int he left pelvis. This may be an adnexal cyst. The doctor recomended surgery, is there anything that can help it shrink before surgery?

Replied by Diamond
(Salisbury, Mass.)

Jenny; You might want to seek a homopathic or "holistic" health care provider, other wise always be sure to get more than one doctors opinion in a different area/town then the Dr. you have already seen. Try to stay strong for your mom.

Either way I think your mother will be ok, we shall all pray together for her. good luck & god bless you both.

Replied by Jennyt.
(North Hills, California)

thank you all so much for your support. My mother is trying the apple cyder vinegar and her stomach isnt as bloaded as it was 3 days ago. I will tell her to use the herb remedy. thank you again.

Replied by Cashim
(Carmel, In)

I have 7 large cysts on my ovaries after being stimulated for an IUI all are between a 2 and a 6 cm. I am in pain and it has almost been a month since I had my last ultrasound and the pain is growing so I know they are not decreasing. When I go back next I am hoping for them to be gone as I would love to be able to try for our baby before the end of the year. I have tried the Apple Cider Vinegar the last two nights and now I am going to try the beets, molasses, aloe combination. I am desperate at this point to get rid of the cysts! Has anyone mixed the ACV with anything that can mask the nasty taste?

Replied by Kristenpino
(East Brunswick, Nj)

Try organic ACV with honey... Equal parts. First, the organic tastes so much better than regular ACV and the honey helps. My uncle also sometimes puts lemon in it... Just a thought!

Replied by Karen
(Stockton, Ca)

Hi all,

I've been diagnosed with a 3.2 cm left ovarian cyst last October and did a lot of research. I tried apple cider vinegar and blackstrap molasses since then. I drink these twice a day. I also changed my diet to something alkaline. I had my 2nd ultrasound just recently and my cyst is all gone. I am so happy and thankful for the people who shared this very helpful information. I hope more women will benefit from this.


Replied by Tanya
(Streamwood, Il , Usa)

Hello I have the same problem of ovarian cyst and all the messages seem very convincing in trying the APPLE CIDER VINEGAR & MOLASSES. So my question is how much do we take and how many times a day plus can a regular molasses work or it has to be blackstrap?

If anyone can answer this so I can get started with this ailment....


Replied by Aj
(Orlando, Florida, Usa)

Regarding Iodine deficiency and ovarian cysts...

A red flag went up for me when I saw someone suggest that Iodine deficiency causes them. I say this because my holistic doctor tested me months ago, and I had Iodine deficiency and once they gave me a little bit, then I stopped taking it, my thyroid swelling, like it wanted more. So I kept taking it and felt pretty good. I also have estrogen dominance, so I take oral bioidentical progesterone before my period starts to try and even that out.

Well, on my last period I had run out of Iodine and since I recently lost my job, I was trying to cut back and hadn't ordered it yet. As a result, my thyroid's been swelling and about the same time as I took the progesterone this past month, I felt swelling and pain in my sides. After some ultrasounds (CT scans were suggested, but it has a lot of radiation) they found cysts had formed. I have never had cysts before (23, one child) and I was quite surprised... but I had been on birth control up until I started taking the progesterone/iodine as well.

So I began looking for natural things that people claim have worked and only got to the second post when I saw the iodine deficiency suggestion. Needless to say, I've already reordered my Iodoral to see if it works. I'll be able to tell because the cysts are swollen and occasionally pains me, but I'll have another ultrasound as soon as I can afford it anyway to confirm whether it's gotten larger or smaller or vanished. I will reply back in a few months.

Replied by Devlin

ACV to combat the nasty taste you can use lemon and cinnamon and make it like a tea and drink. Or you can add to 1/4 cup of water plug your nose and shoot it, like a shot make sure to have something yummy before you let your nose go... I use pineapple rinse well you don't want it sitting on your teeth. Good Luck

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Posted by Kristen (Ma) on 01/23/2018

How long do you have to take ACV or any other remedy to see results? I am desperately trying to avoid surgery but I have been taking ACV for close to 3 months now with no significant results.

Replied by Maya

I had one surgery to remove the Ovsrian cyst, but it came back and I read on your website re apple cider vinegar, just curious if anyone have success using ACV or any other product on ovarian cyst? Any reviews will be appreciated.

Replied by Ugobekee
(Enugu, Nigeria)

Thank you for your timely response. I'm encouraged knowing that there is someone out there who really cares. You are indeed Mama to many.. Keep the good work. I'm 17 weeks today and the pain is really reducing. I will keep in touch, pls.

Replied by Mama To Many
(Tennessee, Usa)

Dear Ugobekee,

I am so glad to hear that you are having less pain! Thanks so much for letting us know.

Keep us posted!

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Tina
(Ontario, Canada)

Hello I'm curious about this I suffer from cysts n fibro canr spell it n I find it painful n always bloated how do I do this with the apple cider vinegar n etc please explain I want to get rid of them pls help

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Posted by Ugobekee (Enugu, Nigeria) on 08/17/2013

I was diagnosed of ovarian cyst and endometriosis. While looking for natural cure, I found this site. So I started taking apple cider vinegar with the mother mixed with honey for some time now. Surprisingly, I found that am pregnant. Please, should I continue taking the mixture? I'm considering the safety of my baby. Thank you.

Replied by Mama To Many
(Tennessee, Usa)

Yes, Apple Cider Vinegar is safe during pregnancy. My last pregnancy I consumed it daily, a spash in every glass of water. (I actually like it better than plain water. ) It kept my heartburn away and kept me off all meds for that (which I had always needed in pregnancy before) and also kept my gall bladder from flaring up. I probably consumed 2 T. over the course of each day. Congratulations!

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Melba
(Davao City, Philippines)

I have a 8.8cm hemorrhagic cyst on my right ovary. I want to know the exact dosage/mixture of the apple cidar vinegar and honey.

Replied by Ugobekee
(Enugu State, Nigeria)

This cite had been of great help to me. I am 15 weeks pregnant, last week ultra sound showed 12cm ovarian cyst. The gynecologist said that she will remove the cyst after delivery. I believe in natural cure. I have been drinking organic apple cider vinegar mixed with water, taking green smoothie at least once in a day. Pls, I want to know if there is anything I could do to reduce the uncomfortable pains I'm having below the abdomen.

Replied by Mama To Many
(Tennessee, Usa)

Dear Ugobekee,

I am so sorry about the pain you are having with your cyst. You should keep up the Apple Cider Vinegar. You can also add 1 Tablesppon Blackstrap molasses daily. This is wonderful for pregnancy anyway. If I take Blackstrap daily when pregnant, I won't get anemic. And it is helpful for cysts. But it takes some time and you need some pain relief now.

I have had pain from ovarian cysts and have used Frankincense Essential Oil and Charcoal poultices to help the pain, and they did help me.

Frankincense Essential Oil is safe for pregnancy and is very helpful for ovarian pain and cysts.. Frankincense is not cheap--but a little goes a long way if you can get some. (Try to find it 100% oil and not diluted.) Massage 1-2 drops on the skin over the pained area. You can do this a few times a day.

Another thing you can do is try charcoal poultices. You can apply them overnight. If you go to the Activated Charcoal page on this website, you will find in the index, "How to Make a Charcoal Poultice." Charcoal Poultices reduce inflammation and also reduce cysts and help with pain. Make the poultices about 3inches by 3 inches. (The charocoal part. The towel you use may be 4-5 inches by 4-5 inches.) You do not want to make a really big poultice and you don't want it over the liver, as it would draw out toxins. That isn't a good idea when pregnant. But it you make them 3x3 and just put them over the ovary, you will not be putting the poultice over the liver area.

Please let us know how it goes!

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Frednal

Please I need help I was diagnosed of a 5.1cm hemorrhage ovarian cyst last month went to the hospital and was only given painkillers please what should I do cause the pain is unbearable and most of remedy are hard to find in Nigeria. I need help please.

Replied by Dave
(Fountain Inn, Sc)

To Frednal,

From Nigeria;

Re your ovarian cyst...go to Earth Clinic's "Ailments" section and scroll down to the "o" and find "ovarian cyst"...

Ted has good helps and one lady had an interesting remedy just before Ted's post.

Replied by Andrea C
(Wales Uk)

Hi! I had a large ovarian cyst which had calcified on my ovary, and the Gynecologist wanted to operate on it. So I made my own 3 percent Hydrogen peroxide by using distilled water ONLY!! By putting 1 percent Food grade Hydrogen peroxide to eleven percent distilled water, which makes it three percent. I then put 3 drops, 3 times a day into an eight ounce glass of 'Distilled' water three times a day and drank it. Two or 3 weeks later when I had to return for a final pre op scan to their amazement it was gone!!

Along with some other problem they picked up from the first scan but never told me what it was.

I would drink it through a straw next time though. Because it made my teeth sensitive for a while, but now they're OK.

Love Andrea C xxx

Replied by Nelly
(Warri, Nigeria)

Dear Ugbokee,

I'm so glad to read about your safe delivery. I was so scared at first when I saw the cyst was getting bigger and I was all smiles and filled with relief when I saw it worked. You just have me hope.

Please tell me how you did your combination.. in what measurements?

Thank you.

Replied by Ugobekee
(Enugu State, Nigeria)

I'm 32 weeks pregnant. I went for u/s last week which showed the cyst has increased from 12cm to 16cm. The gynecologist said show suspects cancer and wants me to go for surgery. I prefer natural cure. Pls, what will I do to make sure that I have vaginal child birth and to shrink the cyst permanently?

Replied by Mama To Many
(Tennessee, Usa)

Dear Ugobekee,

Hi there! You have been dealing with this your whole pregnancy, I believe? (I couldn't find your other posts, but I think we have talked about this.) I am wondering if you have tried anything regularly to try and reduce the cyst?

Do you have the option to get a second opinion and/or see a midwife? Usually midwives tend to be more willing to help mothers have vaginal births, even when they have certain health risks. (With my second child, I had a doctor who wanted to schedule a c-section, but I was able to safely deliver at home with a skilled midwife.)

If you end up having a c-section, I am wondering if it would make sense to go ahead and have the cyst removed, if that is what they are thinking. It might be easier to do that than trying to reduce a cyst while trying to enjoy and breastfeed your newborn. Just a thought.

~Mama to Many~

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Posted by Nadiakhan (Ottawa, On, canada) on 10/16/2012

Hey, I just wanted to say thanks for sharing this remedy with us. I was diagnosed with a 3 cm ovarian cyst last month. The pain was un bearable and the only thing doctor gave me was pain killer tablets. I saw a remedy here and bought apple cider vinegar and blackstrap molasses both organic from bulk bar. Used them 1 tablespoon each with half cup of warm water twice a day for a month. I went for my follow up and cyst is gone.

Also I lost 5 kg just in one month. I lost my apetite and carvings for sugary food. Yeah I still have pain sometimes down in my vagina and intercourse is painful too. I want to try vinegar for one more month but worried that I might stop eating my luch just like now I dont feel very hungry at dinner time and always wanted a snack instead of proper dinner.

Replied by Sonia
(Alpharetta, Ga)

I also have ovarian cysts on both ovaries. I have been getting Accupunture treatments and they have been quite helpful. I also started recently ACV. I take them in tablets. After reading all the comments, I checked Amazon for blackstrap molasses, they have them in tablets also. Would the tablets be equally helpful?


Replied by Mama To Many
(Tennessee, Usa)

Dear Sonia,

I checked on Amazon and saw Blackstrap molasses tablets, by Swanson. It looks like people have found them helpful for anemia. I checked the label on the tablets and they add iron to them. It is possible that is why they are helping anemia. Since blackstrap molasses has many nutrients and I am not sure which one (perhaps it is a combination) is so helpful for female issues, I would hesitate to say they will work as well. It seems unlikely that

you would get nearly as much of the many nutrients out of a tablet as you would out of a tablespoon of blackstrap. I certainly appreciate that they would be easier to take. Blackstrap isn't my favorite thing to take. The best way, I think is to put it into some milk.

Also, since they have added iron, it wouldn't be safe to take many of them a day to get more blackstrap into your daily diet.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Timh
(Ky, Usa)
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Sonia: I bought some BSM tablets for the convenience, but I think these tabs are a combination of BSM & Iron, probably for people w/ low Iron issues only.

Try and find the "ingredient listing" and see if there is added iron as it's not good to have too much of this mineral.

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Posted by Himanshi (Delhi) on 09/26/2012

Hi, m 18 years old and abt 3 month ago ovarian cyst was observed in my both ovaries. My doctor recomended me some medicine for 3 months after that I had my ultrasound with a little improvement but my docter suggested me for surgery. I dont want to go for surgery dats y I searched on net, I found a good solution i.e. AVC but I asked abt dis to my she refused and said I dont know abt this..pls help me out tell me is it safe to use AVC?

I'm very tensed these days coz of this pls reply as soon as possible.

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Posted by Sknorthup (Beaverton, Or - Oregon) on 06/13/2012

Last month my doctor suggested a laproscopic cystectomy surgery. 7 weeks later, after drinking organic apple cider vingear and blackstrap molasses 2x / day because of advice on this website, my cysts are nearly gone! The Dr. wanted to know my secret! :) 30 yrs ago, women didn't have the power of other women across the world wide web sharing their stories of success! I could have been recovering from a surgery right now and staring at a medical bill. I'm feeling very grateful tonight...

Replied by Nicole
(San Diego, Ca)

Hello, A few years back I had an ovarian cyst on each ovary. Unfortunately, I lost my left ovary and was able to save my right one. Recently, I was diagnoised with an Ovarian Cyst on my RIGHT ovary, along with endometriosis. I was devastated and scared. I am only 27 years old and would love to one day bare children of my own. So I searched and searched for home remedies to avoid surgery that could potentially lose my last surviving ovary.

I found a remedy combining Blackstrap Molasses and Apple Cider Vinegar with water. I did this for about 1 month and my cyst had dissolved from 6cm to 1/2cm!!

I was THRILLED, relieved and felt so blessed. I kept my faith in God, in myself, in my body and I am healing. It DID WORK!!

I just wanted to share so this could help anyone else going through what or similar to what I was going through.

Thank you!!

Replied by Clarissa
(Baltimore, Md)

Thank you for sharing Nicole. I too also have endometriosis, I have had 10% of my right ovary removed, and I have a 3.75 cyst on my left ovary. It got smaller, but now has increased in size. I will try the black molasses recipe with ACV and will see how it works:) Thank you!

Replied by Kendra
(Premium, Ky)

What exactly did you do, like to combine everything.

Replied by Gerry
(Surrey, British Columbia)

Can someone please let me know how much should one take for the apple cider vinegar and how many times a day? Do I mix it with warm water. A short receipe would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Gd

Replied by [email protected]
(Bear, Delaware)

Can someone please tell me where I can find blackstrap molasses, I've gone to just about every store I know and they only have regular molasses? thank you in advance.

Replied by Timh
(Louisville, Ky, Usa)
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Teranicole, try your local health food store or farmers market. If you live close to Amish or Mennonite folks they would surely have Blackstrap Molasses in their market.

Replied by Hema
(New York)

Hi, if your are living in USA, you can get your molasses from Wholefood Store. Please make sure you buy unsulphred organic molasses and also start with the very small dose.

Replied by Donna
(Drexel Hill)

To the person from Bear, Del. Looking for Organic Blackstrap Molassas, you can find it at any Giant Food Store, Whole Foods and Trader Joes. At Giant, just look in the organic food isle.

Replied by Carly
(Seattle, Wa - Usa)

I don't know what grocery stores are in your area, but here in Washington the Safeway carries it on the syrup isle, and the Fred Meyer carries it in the baking section.

Just make sure it says "unsulphered". It costs less than five dollars a bottle here, and a bottle lasts about a month or so, depending on how much you use.

Good luck. :-)

Replied by Corey
(Clayton, Delaware)

Teranicole82: You can find Unsulphered Blackstrap Molasses at the Nature's Way store in Smyrna, DE (in the ACME shopping center). That's where I get mine.

Replied by Bethany
(Redwood City, California)

ACV works!!!!! I had to share my story with this forum! After having a bartholin cyst for over 2 years, I asked the Lord to lead me to a remedy, because it was becoming more painful and uncomfortable (about the size of a rounded quarter. ) I was led to this forum where I read about ACV and blackstrap organic unsulphered molasses. So I decided to give it a shot. I began on a thursday at lunch time taking 1 Tablespoon of ACV with 1 tablespoon BSM (molasses organic unsulphered) in 8 ounces of water. I continued taking it morning and night after I ate. I noticed my cyst over the next couple days became more and more irritated and painful. By that saturday afternoon (Less than 3 days) I was in a lot of pain and could barely take it! Yet I knew something was about to give because I was in so much pain. By Saturday night at midnight my cyst popped!!! A bunch of blood and pus (sorry to be graphic) came out! Instantly, once it popped my pain was completely gone and since then my cyst is almost 100% dissapeared! I praise God for this healing and also that he led me to this forum. ACV works!

Replied by Latoya
(Long Beach, Ca)

Hello, Can someone tell me how ACV, water and molasses did you mix together please!! I just found out that I had an ovarian cyst and the docs put me on birth control and the bc is making me DEPRESSED and I'm suffering from anxiety attacks.

Please help with the amount of dosage for this remedy.

Replied by Janine
(Manila, Philippines)

Hi, I'm 5 weeks pregnant with 3cm cyst on right ovary. The OB told me that I need operation at third month of pregnancy, but I don't want to undergo operation while pregnant. It may put my baby at risk.

I want to try the ACV but afraid that if the cyst popped, the blood and fluid inside it will affect the baby. Is it safe for cyst to popped while your pregnant?Any advice? Thanks

Replied by Pam
(Davenport, Iowa)

Hello I read about your cyst and being pg. I had appendicitis when I was a little less than 4 mo. pregnant. I also had worked in surgery-- passing instruments. I would say-- try not to be scared-- find a good surgeon to do the Procedure. I worked with them-- so I knew who would be fast (less time out (asleep) but of course be a good quick surgeon. I would NOT have it done Laproscopically-- even if they offered. Choose a do regular incision-- it should be small and low and that type of inscision will give the surgeon better exposure. It will make it easier to see what they need to see, do what he needs to do --but get In & Out quickly. AFTER surgery-- take as little as you can -- for pain relief since you are NOT yet 4 months. This will be the first of many sacrifices you will make for youth child! I had never had surgery-- So I made sure everyone knew how concerned I was--mostly for a healthy baby. For your own knowledge-- find out what is being formed during the week you're due to have surgery ie. eyes, hearing etc. To give you some incentive-- to avoid drugs as much as possible. Make sure you have someone with you who can remind everyone-- that your goal is a happy healthy baby. I told the floor nurse and my husband I wanted the least drugs possible. I did endure more (but tolerable) pain--but it was worth it 6 months latter-- when my daughter was born just fine. It has now been---years ago. Good Luck Mommy--You can do it! PG 4 months --would have been safer --but a ruptured appendix (or ovary in your case) would be far worse for everyone-- due to a possible infection, a rupture is messy to clean up and would mean more time "Asleep". Been There,

Pam M

Replied by Bmathew

Hi Nicole, I am exactly at your situation right now. I just had my surgery last week and lost my left ovary. Before the surgery doctors told me that my right ovary is perfectly fine. But while surgery, they found out that even my right ovary has a 6cm cyst, they talked to my husband and told him that they can remove both my ovaries but he said no and asked them to preserve it. I am just 27 and have no kids. I feel so shattered. I dont know what to do. I still donno if the removed one was cancerous or not. I am still waiting for my final results.

Replied by Mama To Many

Dear Bmathew,

You might want to look into castor oil packs for your ovarian cyst. I have had great success with that.

When I was 37 I was told that the only fallopian tube I had (lost other to rupture) was blocked and that I would not be able to have children anymore but have had children since then. I didn't even do anything to treat that.

Don't lose heart. Keep reading! There are many natural things you can try. :)
~Mama to Many~

Replied by Steve

I had a friend with ovarian cysts. She took iodoral tablets for two months and when she went back to her doctor for another exam they were gone. Worth a try.

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Posted by S (Fortuna, Ca) on 10/23/2011

Thank You! I have been suffering from ovarian pain since 2007 it is now almost 2012. I have been to the doctor more than five times concerning my pain and each time I was brushed off. Finally, of all people, a male nurse practitioner had me get an ultrasound. Sure enough I was suffering from ovarian cysts. Once I knew what was wrong with me it only took me a few days to find this site and I am so GLAD! It hurt so bad I didn't know if what I was dealing with was terminal. I have been taking TURMERIC, APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, MOLASSES, ALOE JUICE, BEETS and some other supplements for other ailments such as CHAMOMILE, OMEGA 3, B6, AND FENUGREEK. I can't believe I have only been taking the Apple Cider Vinegar for a few days and the shooting pain has subsided. After four years of continuous aches and pains!

Replied by Becky
(La Plata, Colombia, South America.)

I am 49 years old and had my tubes cut over fifteen years ago. I have been having tummy pains for the last few years. I went for a scan and have been told I have a large Cyst on my right hand ovary. I can't get hold of Cider vinegar here so was wondering what else would be good. I am vegetarian and live where we grow nearly all our own veg, a lot of Beet root, and Aloe Vera.. My main concern is I can feel the Cyst most days now especially when I sit down. It is like a dull, bruised feeling. I am quite slim but I can still feel there is something not quite right. I have had three children over 25 years ago now. Any comments welcome. Rebecca

Replied by Maria
(Gippsland, Australia)

Hi Rebecca, If you do an internet search for "iodine ovarian cyst" you will find many who have been helped using iodine either by taking it internally (tablets or lugal's) or doing the iodine painting. Also have a look here at EC: https://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/iodine6.html#OC
All the best.

Replied by Sunflower
(North Wales, Pa)

Is Ovarian Cyst different from PCOS? I have been suffering from PCOS for last 15 years. I concieved after 5 years of marriage and after lots of fertility treatments. I do not have regular periods even now. I am 37 years old. I am trying for another baby. But PCOS has made life unimaginable. I am taking 2Tbsp of ACV with 1/2 tbsp of Baking Soda for last 2 weeks. Things haven't changed so far. I dont see my periods coming on time either. How long will it take to see some improvement? Should I take something else with ACV and Baking Soda?

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Posted by Katlin (Napa Valley, Ca) on 09/18/2011

ACV Absolutely Works!! ~ Have had ovarian cysts in monthly cycles for 25 years, never having pain or problems but recent trouble with bleeding and drainage that would NOT stop. Even tried the dreaded pill, with results of breast pain, water retention, weight gain, candida, extreme tiredness on top of my original problem. Some days having to take up to 3 pills in attempts to stop the bleeding.

Have heard of results with ACV anywhere from immediate to 3 mos, I saw results immediately but bleeding and drainage stopped in just 2 days!! And best, no more pills!! (Drinking 3tsp in warm water 4xs per day, douching 3xs per day w/ 1/2 c. ACV & 1/4 cup warm water) The effects are much more immediate if you are already on an alkaline diet and free of processed foods, sugar and animal hormones (meat, dairy, soy, the pill) Am so happy and going to continue the treatment PRN in hopes of never having cysts ever again. Am so happy with the results! Definitely worth giving it a try. ACV works!!

Replied by Bella40
(Philadelphia, Pa)

I am so glad that I found this site. I found out I had fibroid cyst 11yrs ago. The day my Dr. told me I was pregnant with my son. He said I had 2 little ones, nothing to be alarmed about. Through the years I've never had any problems with them until I realized my belly was getting big. I was sent for a sonogram, & I noticed the tech was taking extremely long so I ask is there a problem and she said, "I was counting but I stopped after 9. I was shocked so from 1999 - 2008 I've accumulated 7 more (so I thought). Then my Dr. & I discussed the removal of them. And me just wanting to get rid of them decided to go with surgery. After surgery I asked my Dr. how did it go and he said it went really well, I removed all 30 of them. I could not believe my ears. That was 3 yrs ago, and guess what they are back not 30, but they're here. I'm not going through surgery again- that's a bit much. So far I've changed my diet, and started on the ACV. I'm excited and I will definitely keep you posted on my results.

Replied by Aperalta
(Rio Rancho, New Mexico)

I am trying to help my mom who has ovarian cysts and is in a lot of pain. Gave her the remedy for ACV and I need to know hom much to take of the ACV and molasses. Please if someone could let me know...Thank you so much!

(Accra, Ghana)

Please I've been diagnosed of Ovarian cyst and my doctor asked me to do surgery. Please when will I see changes after taking the ACV?

Replied by Celine
(Abuja, Nigeria)

I have taken Apple Cider Vinegar for a month and two weeks now but the symtoms I used to feel are still there. I used to take 2tablesponful of Apple Cider Vinegar in warm water and Molasses 1tablespoonful in warm water morning and night. Should I continue or stop the use. Please what should I do?

Replied by Hema
(New York)

Hi Celine, I also have overian cyst and this is what I am doing for my self. I am taking wheat grass powder everyday in the morning and with that I mix one spoon coconut oil, baking soda and very little vinegar and sometimes for extra cleansing little sea salt and at night before dinner baking soda and apple cider vinegar and before go to sleep one spoon coconut oil. Last two months my period became regurlar and no pain. I am going for my ultrasound next week, I let u know my result for overrian cyst and fibroid. I can not take black molasses but mix little beat in the acv, baking soda and little molasses. This is definately helps. coconut oil is also excellent for the body.

Replied by Terri
(Phoenix, Az)

I am taking iodine to reduce and get rid of my cysts. From what I have read in other good sources lack of iodine (which is prolific) is the cause of cysts. I have no pain but was told I have one large cyst on one ovary and many small ones on the other organs. I started taking iodine a few months ago and felt better over all but I have not been back to see if the cysts are smaller or gone.

Replied by Celine
(Abuja, Nigeria)

Dear Hema, thanks for your reply to my message. I will definately try your suggestion. Good luck with your scan.

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Search for info on castor oil packs. There is info on this website about how to make and use them.

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Posted by Yana (London, Uk) on 03/01/2010


Started taking a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar in a pint of water (large tumbler) in the hope it would help with both an ovarian cyst and a fibroid. I like to take it a sip at a time and the drink usually lasts me all evening.

Ovarian cyst "disappeared" within three weeks of taking (not sure if it would have gone on it's own but my consultant was pretty surprised to see it had disappeared at my follow-up appointment). Also my bloated stomach has become much flatter and less flabby!

Have continued taking ACV in the hope it will also lessen the size of the fibroid I have, although since taking it I am experiencing cramps in the area that my fibroid is in. I am persevering with it for now in the hope that the slight cramping feeling is due to the area being "detoxed". Am also experiencing a slight "heavy" feeling in my legs - but nothing too uncomfortable.

Out of curiosity has anyone else experienced cramping in this area (legs, womb) as a result of taking?

Replied by Kathy
(Las Vegas, Usa)

I was wondering just what does a fibroid feel like? I regularly take apple cider vinegar and I had cysts but never had any issues with them, pain wise. However I do sometimes have cramping near my pelvic area and I have to be careful not to lift anything heavy or push anything with my legs or the cramps come back. And it it very uncomfortable! I also notice if I stand too long or bend over too much I have pain at night. The thing that seems to help is staying away from sugar. But I really don't know for sure what is wrong...does it sound like fibroids? Help anybody!

Replied by Annie
(L.a., Ca)

When I had a fibroid, these were the things that I felt: My period was heavier than usual. I would get bloated really easily after eating, especially after eating dairy. I sometimes would feel a "pulling" sensation kind of off center in my stomach area. On one occasion during sexual relations with my hubby, I felt this uncomfortable sharpish pain in my vagina.

Changing my diet did seem to alleviate some of the symptoms (like the bloating).

But everyone's symptoms can be different. I have read that a fibroid can cause back pain. It really depends on the size and location of the fibroid.

I hope my answer helped somewhat :-)

Replied by Petra
(Icacos, Cedros, Trinidad And Tobago)

Hi! I'm suffering from ovarian cyst. I only started using ACV today, I found Heinz at the local grocery store. Will this brand work? Can I use more than once a day and will increased dosage mean increased results.

Replied by Leah
(San Diego, Ca, Usa)

Petra, if you take ACV, make sure it is organic found in health food stores and not a regular grocery store brand. The other brands are filtered, and it is the unfiltered part, the mother, that is good for you. I am also taking it to help with ovarian cysts. Good luck!

Replied by Sudha
(Atlanta, Ga)

I tried ACV for my right ovary cyst. Tried for a month. And then went for follow-up next month. Its vanished. My doctor was surprised. I am very happy. I have decided to continue taking this every alternate days to avoid future problems. Its definitely working.

Replied by Kkk
(Secaucus, New Jersey)

I am having 1.7 and 1 cm cyst in both ovaries. I have started taking Apple Cider Vinegar from last two weeks. It has stopped my bleeding problem as I was having extremely irregular periods from last 2-3 months. Now my bleeding is gone by taking ACV but from past two days I am having pain in my lower body (lower back abdomen and thighs). I read the TED's remedy, he has asked to take baking soda with ACV. So from past two days I am taking baking soda with ACV. I am really worried, it seems like my cysts are growing cuz I did not feel this kind of pain before. Is it because I took baking soda with ACV? Should I take ACV alone?

Replied by Hippie Vicky
(Brooklyn, Ny)

My holistic coach recommended I try these herbal remedies listed below. I purchased the herbs from a store here in NYC, followed the instructions listed below and I am free from the cysts.


1 part chaparral powder
1 part pau d' arco powder
1 part yellow dock root powder
1 part vitex (chaste berry) powder


1 part yellow dock root
2 parts wild yam root
1 part dandelion root
1 part oregon grape root
2 parts burdock root
1 part vitex (chaste berry)
Cinnamon, ginger, sassafras, and orange peel to taste.

*You need enough to drink 3-4 cups a day for about the same length of time.


1 part yellow dock root powder
1 part chaparral leaf powder
1 part goldenseal root powder
3 parts slippery elm bark powder
1 part witch hazel bark powder
1/2 part black walnut hull powder
1 to 2 drops of essential oil of myrhh and/or tea tree oil

You will make these with coconut oil and need enough to Insert one, 5 nights in a row, rest for 2 nights and then reapply for another 5 nights.
(for several weeks)

You will also need:
non gelatin capsules (available at whole foods)
castor oil
cotton flannel
Spirulina Greens Powder,
virgin coconut oil

-The recommendations for dissolving cysts is that you cut out:
sugar, white flour, caffeine, chocolate, eggs, all dairy except yogurt and most animal fats out of your diet and focus on dark leafy greens, whole grains, and sulfur containing amino acids such as garlic, onions, and beans.

Also, incorporate Castor Oil packs while doing these remedies.

I also purchased the book where these remedies came from. The name of the book is Herbal Healing for Women and the author is Rosemary Gladstar. This book is great and I find it quite useful.

Replied by Hindi
(Baltimore, Md)

Hi Hippie Vicky, Congrats!! On your succes that you are free from the cysts. I am going to use the same herbs too. I have also ovarian cysts and my doc ordered surgery telling me it is the only options I have. It has been a year now and searching for remedies not to have surgery. I started taking Molasas, aloe vera and beets together, then dirnk ACV right after. I some times have a pain sometimes not. thank you. It is really helpfull message. I will post my result.

Goodluck for those of you suffering from the cyst pain with this remedy.

Replied by Clarewitmer
(Philadelphia, Pa, Usa)

Hi Yana, pain in legs is a usual fibroid symptom. Well, as Annie says, every woman can have different ones.Also fibroids, like cysts, can be cured naturally. Cider vinegar is great but probably only one piece in the cure puzzle. I would be seriously thinking about avoiding certain foods that contain hormones, like meat, eggs, dairy products, and foods with chemicals and additives. It may sound strange but the hormones from the food comes to your body, they circle in your blood and end up in organs and places where they can cause growths connected to hormones, such as fibroids or ovarian cysts. Clare

Replied by Gia
(Orlando, Florida)

Hi, I'm Gia and today I was told I have a 7 inch cyst on my right ovary. I'm 5 weeks pregnant so I'm wondering what will happen if I try the ACV mixed with water? My doctor states he just wants to watch it and surgery is not needed.

Replied by Anon

Hi, I wouldn't worry about the cyst too much while you are pregnant, I remember noticing one on my first scan that was bigger than the baby but it shrank back down again after the birth. I was told it's very common x

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Posted by Holly (Bethel, Mn) on 10/27/2009

vaginal bleeding GONE!

I have had vaginal bleeding for almost a year. It started out after intercourse and then after a BM. The past few months I had more bleeding days than non bleeding days each month. My pap was normal and my thyriod testes were fine. The doctor wasn't sure if she saw a cyst during the vaginal exam, but wanted to wait for the pap results. After much researching and thinking, I tried a strong vinegar douche. Half vinegar half water, three times the first week and once a week for a few weeks after that. I have not had any vaginal bleeding since!!! Something I read online mentioned drinking vinegar to balance your system, vinegar is used on the cervix during colonoscopies, vinegar is in over the counter douches (although not stong enough), vinegar is an anti-fungal and a disinfectant. I don't see how it could hurt and it completely took care of my problem! Hope it works for anyone who may have this problem too!

Replied by Sail06
(Katy, Tx, Usa)

After using the ACV douche for irregular bleeding, did your cycle go back to normal?

Replied by L@dyve92
(Up North, New York)

OK I'm 18 years old and been dealing w/ bleeding for a while and I found out a couple months ago I have an ovarian cyst. I use to do the Apple Cider Vinegar but my boyfriend told me not too do that and I see you all saying it works. I'm glad I came on this site too see others w. similarities. Kinda makes me feel better.

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Posted by Hawa (Makeni, Sierra Leone) on 12/02/2013

My name is Hawa from Makeni Sierra Leone. For the past two years, I've had excruciating period pains, pain in the hip, legs and severe abdominal pain before and during my menses, I also felt a huge bump in my stomach. I went to see a gyny and was diagnosed with huge fibroid and huge cysts. The Dr. wanted to immediately book me for surgery but I refused believing God that I will have a natural cure to my ailment. I started searching the internet and luckily came across this site on 22nd October 2013 and Immediately I started taking Baking Soda and Apple Cider Vinegar 3 times a day and behold, I have just had my first period after taking the concoction and I did not feel any pain. I even only noticed it when I went to use the ladies. I have also noticed that the bump I use to feel in my stomach is reducing. I have to go for another ultra sound on 22nd December 2013 and hope by the grace of God I would be completely free from this bondage. I want to say thank you to the person/s managing this web site and I want to say to every one that it is working for me.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Baking Soda
Posted by Delma (Fayetteville, Georgia) on 06/30/2007

In April I was diagnosed with acid reflux. In May, I went to my GYN because I missed my menses for no reason for the first time in 25 yrs.

my menses started when i was 15 yrs old. I am now 40 yrs old married with 2 kids.3 and 7yrs old.I

went to my gyn and he said i had a 7 cm fibroid on the left of my uterus and 5cm ovarian cyst on my right ovary.

I also had a tilted uterus which i already knew about diagnosed 8 yrs ago by him because sex became uncomforbable to me sometimes.I was reflux problems and given protonix by a specialist. came across this website looking for a natural rememdy to cure my acid reflux. tried Ted's acv cure with baking soda and it for 2 week 3times a day with the 2 days off. sex was comfortable, my menses showed up, my acid reflux disappeared.especially the feel of a lump in my throat. my hay fever problems cleared up ( no post nasal drip in weeks, no constant hoarseness.

I went to my gyn appt friday and was told my ovarian cyst was gone, uterus was no longer titled and my fibroid had shrunk to down to 1 or 2 cm..my gyn kept looking at my chart RE-reading his notes from my last appt a month ago.. UNBELIEVABLE!!! I FEEL SOOO MUCH BETTER OVERALL..ALSO I LOST 6LBS (with no effort at all) now that was a nice surprise..Thank GOD for this website and ACV..

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Posted by Kim (Toranto, Canada) on 12/07/2012

I found out last year that I had overian cyst. My doctor wanted me to go for surgery but I was looking for natural herbs to cure my cyst. I found this website and I started taking baking soda and apple cider vinegar first thing in the morning since last four months. I am also taking wheat grass powder since last couple of months. Wheat grass helped me to regulate my period. I had my ultrasound three months ago and doctor told me my cyst was shrinking and other two was completely gone that time. I continued taking Apple Cider Vinegar with baking soda, I had my ultrasound last week and doctor told me my all cyst are completely gone. Everything is cleared now. I shared my experience so it can help other women who is having similar problems.

Replied by Gloria
(Cape Town Western Cape)

I have cysts on both my ovary's 3,4cm big and I'm 20 years old and doc just send me home and told me it's nothing to worry about but it is so painful and I feel like I have to carry the world around whole day when I go lay at night I can't even fall asleep

Replied by Steve

Check out iodoral. I had a friend that took it for a couple of months and when she went back to her Dr for another exam he said the cysts were almost completely gone.

Replied by Charity
(Faithville, Usa)

Dr. John Lee was an obgyn he treated the cyst with progesterone cream that was natural, you can google his name and info if you want to get healthy for your later years. Learned a lot from his sites and books.

Replied by Mama To Many

Dear Gloria,

Castor oil has helped me very much to get rid of ovarian cysts and relieve pain.

Using a castor oil pack overnight helps will pain and promotes sleep.

You might also try adding beets and blackstrap molasses to your diet for the nutrients. They are both good for cysts.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Tasneem
(South Africa)

Thank you for the information. How do I mix the vinegar and baking soda? And when or how should I drink it.

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Posted by Nikki (Canada) on 01/24/2018 1 posts


I started using the beets, apple cider and blackstrap molasses mixture about a week ago. The day I started using it I saw blood but my period was suppose to be due in 4 days time so I thought it came early. The thing is I have not stopped bleeding since then. It's day 10 today and I am still bleeding. My period usually last for 7 days. I have a small fibroids and cyst on my two ovaries. Should I stop taking the mixture. I am so confused now.

Replied by Mama To Many

I would stop, at least for a while.

When you are not having any bleeding you could try castor oil packs. It worked well for my ovarian cysts, but you should not use it during menstruation.

~Mama to Many~