Herbal Remedies

Herbal Remedies For Cysts


Cysts are tiny pouch-like abnormal formations that are either filled with dirty fluid or semi-solid toxins and can occur on any part of the body. These closed pocket formations have separate walls that help them hang on to the surrounding tissues.

In many cases the cysts fall off on their own with a little help in the form of medications but in some cases they have to be removed surgically. You can look at using herbs for getting rid of cysts before you try anything as drastic as surgery.

Effective Herbal Remedies For Cysts

Sheep Sorrel

Sheep sorrel is a medicinal herb that belongs to the Buckwheat family and is easily recognizable from its small red and yellow flowers. During ancient times the roasted leaves of the herb were prepared to form a poultice and used in the treatment of sebaceous cysts.However, the herb should never be used internally because of its highly toxic nature. Treat the cysts by preparing poultice of the roasted leaves by mixing them with olive oil to form a solid paste. Pour the thick paste in a muslin cloth and apply it directly over the area to be treated.

Bitter Orange

Bitter orange is a well known Chinese herb that has proven to be useful in the treatment of ovarian cysts. The herb is also called Wen Jing Tang in the local language and works by regulating and normalizing the flow of menstrual blood that in turn helps in removal of cysts.To treat ovarian cysts consume bitter orange in tea form and drink at least three cups of the tea daily until the cysts are all gone. The herbal tea can be ordered online as it is not readily available in all health stores.


Dandelion is a common herb known by its bright yellow flowers and is useful in the treatment of many medical conditions especially gynaecological disorders in women. The herb is a rich source of potassium that can prevent the formation of new cysts in the body.The herb should be used in tea or tincture form for the treatment of cysts. The herbal treatment is specially useful in case of people who have a tendency to develop cysts every time their body undergoes hormonal changes.


The herb is commonly known as vitex and is found growing abundantly in Europe and the Mediterranean region. It is widely used in the treatment of fibroid cysts that develop over the fibers of smooth muscles. Chasteberry is also used for treating cystic acne that is often the result of hormonal imbalance in the body. Chasteberry pills are easily available and should be taken as per doctor’s advice.


Echinacea is a common herb used by Native Americans for treating a variety of medical problems including certain types of cysts like those found in the ovaries. The herbal medication works by disintegrating the cell formation resulting in cysts.Herbal pills of Echinacea should be taken 20 days at a stretch and then continued after a three day break. This increases the count of white blood cells that help in the breakdown of cysts.

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