Ovarian cysts are benign growth in the ovaries but require treatment since they cause excessive bleeding during menstruation, severe abdominal cramping and even infertility. The cysts are walnut sized sacs filled with translucent liquid and occur on the outer surface of the ovaries.
Combination of healthy diet and herbal remedies works well to negate the side effects of the cysts.
Herbal Remedies for Ovarian Cysts
Chasteberry is an herb that is often used for correcting hormonal imbalance in women that leads to condition such as PCOS. Consumption of the herb stimulates the pituitary gland to produce and regularize levels of progesterone in a woman’s body. It is actually the deficiency of progesterone that causes formation of ovarian cysts.
Echinacea makes a wonderful herbal medicine that helps strengthen the immune system thereby stimulating the body to destroy ovarian cysts. It also increases the white blood cells count and aids the body get rid of any abnormal cells.
The herb balances the hormonal levels in the body and also restores the function of each hormone. This helps in the prevention and elimination of the ovarian cysts. Drink 3-4 cups of herbal tea daily to get rid of the cysts.
Milk thistle is considered an important herb for treating ovarian cysts because it is known to manage the level of estrogen and progesterone in the body. The herb is often given in case of lung infection because it detoxifies the liver and the body by removing the extra amount of estrogen. Milk thistle is a well known liver tonic and helps in cleansing of the organ in order to make it function better.
The detoxification of the liver helps not only with hormonal balance but also destroys abnormal cell growths. Milk thistle also acts on the ovaries by regularizing their functions thereby eliminating the risk of development of ovarian cysts. The herb is available in supplement form.
Red clover helps treat ovarian cysts by diminishing the size of the cysts especially their walls. This thinning of the walls causes the cysts to rupture during the onset of the menstrual cycle. The herb contains some amount of estrogen hormone that boosts the health of the ovaries and helps the body recover its normal functions.
Many herbalists recommend red clover supplements to clean the blood if the body suffers from boils, external or internal cysts, ovarian cysts and carbuncles. Red clover tea and tonic are sold in many herbal stores.
Since a long time wild yam is being in the treatment of various gynaecological disorders including ovarian cysts. The herb is known to promote glandular balance in women, which is required for getting rid of the ovarian cysts. The root of the Mexican wild yam has qualities of progesterone but minus the harmful effects of the artificially manufactured hormone. The herb is also a rich source of steroidal saponins, tannins, alkaloids and starch that are all natural.
These compounds are known to cause constriction of the blood vessels. Herbal preparation of wild yam is also given in cases of dysmenorrhoea and to make the menstrual cycle more regular. Creams prepared using wild yam are available in all herbal stores and can be used in the treatment of ovarian cysts as well as menstrual disorders.