3 Natural Remedies for Ovarian Cysts That Actually Work

Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs that form on the ovary’s surface usually during ovulation. These cysts may appear like bubbles in an ultrasound. Most cases of ovarian cysts are usually benign or noncancerous, asymptomatic, and usually resolve on their own even without treatment; however, there are rare cases where an ovarian cyst is cancerous [R].

Ovarian cysts also usually don’t burst open; however, some do. Although experts are not sure why some cysts burst and some don’t, it is likely that heavy exercise and sexual activity can cause a cyst to rupture. When a cyst ruptures, symptoms such as intense pain in the lower belly and bleeding can be experienced. Immediate treatment would then be warranted [R].

We have listed three natural treatments to get rid of ovarian cysts:

1. Jujube

Scientifically known as Ziziphus jujuba, jujube is a fruit-bearing plant that is common in subtropical areas and areas with warm temperatures around the world. It was, however, first grown in 9000 BCE in South Asia. A herbal product called Shilanum used jujube, and it was 90% effective in preventing the growth of ovarian cysts of 60 women without adverse effects. Shilanum was noted to have the same effect as highdose contraceptive pills, which is a standard ovarian cyst treatment [R].

2. Fenugreek

Fenugreek seeds contain glycosides called saponins which may provide symptomatic relief for PCOS or polycystic ovarian syndrome. One study was conducted with women of childbearing ages who had PCOS, and it was reported that Furocyst, a standardized fenugreek extract, was an effective treatment that reduced ovarian cysts and promoted the production of follicle-stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone [R].

3. Ginger

The rhizome of the plant Zingiber officinale or ginger can be consumed in tea form to relieve cramping and pain. Its antioxidant and anti-cancer properties are proven in a study showing that ginger impeded the growth of cancer cells in the ovary. This made researchers believe that ginger can be a great treatment and preventive measure for ovarian cancer as well as ovarian cysts [R].

We strongly advise you to have regular check-ups  with your doctor and lab tests (blood, kidney, and liver) at least once every four months if you decide to take any herbal medicine or supplement mentioned in the list for long-term.

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