Ovaries are defined as two small glands located on either side of a woman’s uterus. The ovaries produce hormones that are necessary for a woman’s body functions and they contain the eggs that are released at ovulation.
A woman is having ovarian cyst when a sac-like formation or pocket filled with fluid forms on the ovary.
The most common causes of ovarian cyst are – History of previous ovarian cysts, irregular menstrual cycles, obesity, hormonal imbalance, early menstruation, infertility, hypothyroidism, tamoxifen therapy for breast cancer, etc. Most common symptoms that women should suffer from pain and swelling in the lower abdomen, painful bowel movement, nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness, pelvic pain during the menstrual cycle, abdominal bloating or swelling, etc.
Ayurveda cures the ovarian cyst in a safe and natural manner. We mentioned some of the ayurvedic home remedies which can cure this condition and ultimately you can get rid of the ovarian cyst. Natural home remedies are cheaper to produce, clean, easy to find, milder, more effective and can be used by every individual. Some of the home remedies are given below –
Beetroot is the best home remedy for curing ovarian cyst. It is rich in a compound called betacyanin, which boosts the liver and can clear toxins from the system. The alkaline properties of the root help in balancing acidity which in turn causes a reduction in the severity of symptoms.
Take out half a cupful of beetroot juice and mix it with one tablespoon each of aloe vera gel and blackstrap molasses. Drink this decoction once daily before eating breakfast.
2. Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a very beneficial ayurvedic home remedy for ovarian cyst. It is a rich source of potassium and helps in the shrinkage of the cyst. Take a glass of warm water and add one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to it. Mix it with one tablespoon of daily. Follow this remedy until the cysts disappear completely.
Almonds are rich in magnesium and help to relieve any type of discomfort. Regular intake of almonds can help in regularizing your menstruation cycle thus relieve from abdominal cramps. Have 5-7 soaked almonds once daily.
Ginger is a very effective home remedy as it contains the best anti-inflammatory properties. It will reduce the pain and inflammation quickly. Drink 2-3 cups of ginger tea daily for better results.
5. Peppermint Tea
Peppermint tea helps in reducing abdominal pain, discomfort, and swelling. Take a cup of tea before going to bed, or after meals.
Flaxseeds are the best home remedy as it balances the amount of estrogen in the body and flushes out the toxins from the body. For this, mix one tablespoon of ground flaxseeds in a glass of warm water and drink it daily on an empty stomach.
7. Chamomile Tea
Chamomile tea is an amazing herbal tea that provides a sedative effect and thus helps in reducing pain. This herbal tea helps in regulating irregular periods and stimulating the flow of blood to the pelvic region as well as uterus. Mix two tablespoonfuls of dried chamomile in a cup of hot water, cover and steep for five minutes. Strain to the concoction and add one teaspoonful of honey to it before drinking.
Valuable tips – Besides home remedies here are some other home management techniques to get rid of the ovarian cyst.
8. Epsom salt bath
Epsom salt can be used in soothing pain as well as other symptoms that are associated with ovarian cysts. The salt contains high magnesium sulfate which acts as a good muscle relaxant. Add a cup of Epsom salt to a bathtub filled with warm water and add five to ten drops of essential oil, and then stir the water for a few minutes to make the salt dissolve. After that, soak the lower body in the water for 20 to 30 minutes. Follow the steps once every day.
9. Relaxation Technique
Stress and anxiety can make the pain worse. Relaxation techniques, such as meditation, yoga, and deep breathing exercises may help to get relieved from anxiety and reduce the intensity of the pain. These techniques can also help a person to manage pain and improve general health.
Pain of an ovarian cyst can cause the surrounding muscle tenderness. It can be particularly uncomfortable during the periods. By massaging the lower back, thighs, buttocks, and stomach can help loosen tense muscles and reduce pain.
11. Heat Therapy
Heat therapy is an effective remedy against muscle cramps or pain in the abdomen that is a classic symptom of ovarian cysts. Use a heating pad or hot water bottle and bring relief to abdominal pain by placing on the abdomen or lower pelvic area. Use this remedy for at least 15 minutes.
12. Weight loss
Excessive weight makes the body produce excess estrogen and too much estrogen in the system can cause trouble to its functioning. Losing weight as well as keeping the body mass index under 25 will help you to get rid of ovarian cysts and thereby prevents their recurrence.
Vaidya Jagjit Singh is an Ayurvedic Physician in Chandigarh and has an experience of 30 years in this field. He is founder of Chandigarh Ayurved Centre. Chandigarh Ayurvedic Centre provides best ayurvedic treatment &panchakarma therapies centre in Chandigarh. Chandigarh Ayurvedic Centre is a leading Multi specialityAyurvedic Clinic of North India.