Ovarian cysts are common in women during the childbearing years. They are fluid-filled sacs that develop in an ovary or on its surface. Usually they are harmless and do not cause any symptoms. They disappear naturally within a few months. However, in some women ovarian cyst causes pelvic pain, a sense of fullness in the abdomen, nausea and vomiting. Elevated estrogen level is considered to be the underlying cause of ovarian cyst. Herbal remedies that help in balancing the reproductive hormones are known to help in shrinking the cysts.
The Following Herbs Are Considered Effective In Minimizing Ovarian Cysts
1. Red Clover
Red clover is one of the best known herbal remedies for ovarian cysts. It contains coumetrol, an estrogen-like compound that helps in maintaining the normal estrogen balance in the body. The plant estrogen works by binding to the estrogen receptor sites, thereby blocking the potent estrogen produced in the body from attaching to the estrogen receptors in the ovaries. This helps in reducing the effectiveness of the body’s estrogen in stimulating formation of ovarian cysts. For relief from ovarian cysts, drink red clover tea, three to four times a day.
Chickweed is recommended for women suffering from ovarian cysts. It is known to help in dissolving even persistent ovarian cysts. Add 15 to 20 drops of chickweed tincture to a glass of warm water and drink it. Continual ingestion of chickweed tincture two to three times a day helps in clearing the cysts.
In European folk medicines, chasteberry or vitex is widely recommended for alleviating health problems in women associated with hormonal imbalances. It is a popular remedy for ovarian cysts. Drink chasteberry tea daily or, for better result, add 40 drops of chasteberry tincture to a glass of water and take it once to three times daily.
Motherwort is known to help in dissolving ovarian cysts. Take 40 drops of motherwort tincture diluted in a glass of water, three to four times a day. To dissolve the cysts, you can also take 4 ½ grams of the herb on empty stomach. However, avoid motherwort during periods.
5. Red Raspberry
Red raspberry leaves are known to help in toning the female reproductive system. It helps in dissolving the ovarian cysts. Infuse one to two teaspoons of the herb in a cup of water. Drink the herbal tea one to three times a day. You may also take 40 drops of red raspberry tincture with water three to four times a day.
6. Turmeric, Licorice, Cinnamon and Peach Seeds
To help dissolve the ovarian cysts, prepare an herbal decoction by combining turmeric, licorice, cinnamon and peach seeds. It is known to help in stimulating blood circulation in the ovaries and reducing the growth of the ovarian cysts. Prepare the decoction by combining 1 part turmeric, 1 ½ parts licorice root, 4 parts cinnamon bark and 5 parts peach seeds. Boil all the ingredients in water and drink it.
7. Lady’s Mantle
Lady’s mantle is known to help in reducing excess menstrual bleeding caused by the ovarian cysts. Soak two teaspoons of the herb in a cup of hot water for several minutes. Drink three cups of the herbal tea daily on empty stomach.
8. Yarrow And Marigold
Mix yarrow and marigold flowers in equal proportions and soak the herbal mixture in a glass of hot water for several minutes. Drink the warm herbal infusion daily. This herbal remedy helps in shrinking the ovarian cysts.