Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs in the ovary that usually form during ovulation. Hormonal problems, endometriosis, pregnancy and pelvic infections can all cause ovarian cysts. While they’re usually harmless, ovarian cysts can cause symptoms such as pressure, bloating, swelling and pain in the lower abdomen. Ovarian cysts commonly disappear on their own within a few months, but during that time, they may cause pain and discomfort. Medicine for pain relief is often prescribed, but if you’re suffering from an ovarian cyst, there are other, more natural ways to treat it.
1. CASTOR OIL PACK
Castor oil clears the body of excess tissues and toxins, while stimulating the lymphatic and circulatory systems to help reduce and dissolve ovarian cysts.
- Fold a large flannel cloth to make it two or three layers thick. Make sure the folded cloth will cover your entire abdomen.
- Drizzle about 2 tablespoons of castor oil on the cloth, then fold the cloth in half to saturate it.
- Unfold the cloth, lay down with an old towel under you, and put the flannel cloth on your abdomen.
- Cover the castor oil cloth with plastic, then with an old towel.
- Place a hot water bottle over the towel and cover yourself with a warm blanket.
- Leave the castor oil pack on for at least 30 minutes, then remove it.
- Repeat the process about three times a week for three months.
2. CHAMOMILE TEA
Chamomile tea can help relieve the pain and discomfort caused by ovarian cysts. It has a gentle sedative effect to promote relaxation, and it can also help regulate irregular periods by stimulating blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus.
- Mix 2 teaspoons of dried chamomile in a cup of hot water.
- Cover and steep for 5 minutes, then strain.
- Add 1 teaspoon of honey and drink the tea.
- Drink 2-3 cups a day until the problem subsides.