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Posted by Geeta (London, UK) on 03/31/2007

I have been told by my doctor that I have a 6cm chocolate cyst on my right ovary. I also have 2 very small fibroids in my uterus. I am looking for some natural remedy in order to avoid surgery. please help... Thank you in advance.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
384 posts

Dear Geeta: Ovarian cysts are formed at least from the argument of doctors from the body's lack of hormonal balance between estrogen and progesterone. Where the progesterone levels drop precipitously from the estrogen, where ovarian cysts tend to occur during the menopausal period, often called perimenopause. It would therefore be obvious that the doctor would likely recommend progesterone. Of course, taking more hormones I think would be risky.

Of course, there is another alternative from something as simple as cows lifespan and sheep's breeding age in extending or moving the menopausal period to a later date, thus delaying or minimizing the effects of the ovarian cysts. Take for instance the effect of water rich with bicarbonates, such as magnesium bicarbonate:


"When we looked at the stock records of the farms it proved everything Jim Watts said," Beckett says. "It was well-known among local farmers. Some of the animals were living twice as long as normal. Most lived at least 30 per cent longer. Cattle on some farms would live to 18 to 21 and were still producing twin calves at 17 to 18. Yet on nearby farms the cattle were too old and no longer breeding at 12 to 13, which is normal. It was the same with sheep. Eight years was normal for sheep, and on some properties they were living from 12 to 15, and still lambing."

It would therefore be reasonable that by allowing the body's pH to remain in an alkaline state, from whatever the diets we are taking which tends to be acidic, where trying to achieve a urinary pH of 7.0, which is actually neutral would be one way of reducing ovarian cysts. Cysts in general contains semisolids and liquids and are encased. They are formed if the fats get excessive, calcium gets too much, for example and it blocks the capillary flow causing such cysts. Whenever the body is in an acidic state, much like acid rain eating up Greek statues, the acidity causes the bones to leech out calcium, causing high blood serum calcium levels, which is frequently found in people with acidosis.

Assuming if the body is in alkaline state, which in my definition to be at least 7.0 neutrality, or urine pH of 7.0, this is a more alkaline state taking some baking soda, some potassium and magnsium supplements necessary to balance the body's electrolytes. When this occurs, serum blood calcium is reduce, thus further formation of ovarian cysts is reduce.

In my own experience I found reduction of tissue and serum calcium to work best when citric acid 1/4 teaspoon and baking soda 1/4 teaspoon taken twice a day often removes the body's calcification best. Magnesium helps displace the excess blood calcium and increases the body's utilization of calcium. Often it takes two molecules of magnesium for every one molecule of calcium. Unfortunately most of our diets magnesium : calcium ratio is at a point where calcium is excess of magnesium, further making worse the serum calcium levels.

The other possibility is the eating food high level of vegetable oils, may cause the body to have high oils also blocks normal hormone functions, and eating foods rich in trans fatty acid can turn the body upside down. Margarine, fried chicken, french fries, potato chips, for me are a real problem, both its effects on high blood pressure, as well as reducing the body's effectiveness of natural hormones blocked by the oils.

I remember in every instance of people who live to the age of 100, at least in Thailand anyway, are vegetarians, minimal processing of foods, and sometimes, but not often eat meat, but those meat are quite often fish, rather than pork, chicken, or beef.

Their foods, are often low in oils, especially vegetable oils. People think fats are bad for you, I think it is more like cooked vegetable oils which is the real problem.

In fact I had a chance to talk with people who live in rural areas of Thailand, also known for living long lives, coming to visit the big city of Bangkok. They told me they never seen vegetable oils before and never used them in cooking! Vegetable oils in fact are only used in the city of Bangkok, well known for short lives, and other Western style diseases (heart disease, cancer, and diabetes).

Therefore to reduce ovarian cysts I think reduce vegetable oils used in deep frying, or in cooking. Take them sparingly only to use them as a supplements, such as evening primrose oil, once or twice a week, some flaxseed oil, and some fat emulsifiers, such as cottage cheese, or even better, granulated powdered lecithin.

Alkalizing can be done many ways, but I think for an ovarian cysts, the one that I know to work well in reducing serum calcium is taking 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda with 1/4 teaspoon of citric acid twice a day on an empty stomach. Taking some magnesium citrates, or magnesium chloride, 250 mg. twice a week, I think should be sufficient. It depends on people and severity of condition and sometimes, if it is need more maybe it can be taken for 5 days out of week also. Other variations to alkalizing I think is 8 teaspoon of lime, or possibly lemon, with 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to 1/2 glass of water taken twice a day. Or apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoon plus 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda taken twice a day should also be helpful. The apple cider vinegar and the lime/lemon formula should balance most of the sodium: potassium ratio within a reasonable range. But magnesium supplements is still needed to get all those electrolytes balance. The funny thing about the commercial electrolytes is that a good one should have a good balance sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus. But they only have 4 out of a possible 5, perhaps, to reduce cost. But whatever the reason, it is you who have to fix these problems yourself. Since the diets are high in calcium and phosphorus, at least looking at sodium, potassium and magnesium as a major electrolytes, and also bicarbonates, citrates, acetates to keep the pH in balance is an important one.

Vitamins of B complex, especially B6 are synergistic with magnesium and should help the body be more sensitive to hormones. Antioxidants prevent the oil in your body from oxidizing and "hardening" thus causing blockages inside the body which can also bring about cysts. Therefore the oil soluble vitamin E should be greatly helped taken at least once every other day or in more extreme condition taken once a day. It is difficult to determine how sensitive a person is on vitamin E, but the usual dose is between 200 i.u. to 400 i.u./day. Vitamin C sodium ascorbate is an important one too and increases the body's antioxidant, in particular, the water soluble component at least so that this may help maintain or reduce the body's to forces of free radicals that may bring about cysts formation.

The final issue is most doctor's med that attempts to control, bind, increase hormones, may bring about ovarian cysts, whether they are "the pill", or hormone replacements. This should be looked at with caution.


Replied by Ginger
Midland, Tx

I am very glad to have found this information if it really works I thinnk I will give it a try I have at least 3 fibroids if not more now but I have been told I have a complex ovarian cyst on my right ovary and am awaiting results from a sonogram on the 19th I am sure she will tell me what she wants to do about the fibroids and esp. the cyst she is hoping it is gone but my hunch is it won't be. I just went thru my 3rd pregnancy miscarriage after 4 pregnancies I am 43 yrs old but I know there are woment having children with success who are older than me I will gladly try this is it only takes a few weeks to get rid of my medicaid runs out the end of feburary I think if I could just get rid of them before the end of feb and have more sonograms done to show I don't have them anymore I would be so grateful and happy you couldn't knopw how happy I would be to hear no more fibroids and no more cysts. Thank you for the advice. Ginger

Replied by Sag Girl
Pomona, California

Hi Ted, I had polycystic ovaries. I had high estrogen since young. I developed them at 14. I came upon the castor oil packs and did them five days a week for three weeks. I would use water proof medical tape to secure the pack and after the hour of the heat I just would sleep with it, remove and shower in the morning. When I went to get the second sonogram they were gone. I also drank raspberry leaf tea every day one to two cups for cramps and to balance my hormones. In addition, I took vitex twice a day. I no longer have any cysts or problems. I drink raspberry tea at least 3 times a week just to keep things right. I hope this helps anyone with this problem. The doctors wanted to give me a hysterectamy. So sad that women are okay with this surgury that would change their lives forever in a negative way.

Replied by Lane
Northeast GA

I have a cyst and just read Teds remedy, My understanding is 8 teaspoons of lemon, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, in a 1/2 glass of water twice a day??? Can someone please confirm I am understand this is the natural remedy for ovarian cyst?? Or maybe I am not understanding this correctly??? should I add anything else in addition to the remedy. thank you

Replied by Lane
Northeast Ga

I hope its ok to post the next day. I am also using the castor oil packs in addition to the lemon juice and baking soda (for my ovarian cyst), I just started on the castor oil packs yesterday. my question is how long do I do both of these remedies..I drank the lemon j 2x yesterday the oil pack I left on for 1 hr. I layed the oil pack on my side because thats where most of my pain has been with along with my back.. but today going to lay it on my abdomen. I also do the hydrogen peroxide inhalation been doing that for a yr my breathing is much better and no colds/flu.. thanks for any info on the castor oil packs.. Lane

Replied by Emmie
Tyler, Texas, Usa

Hi Ted! I have a question about the remedies you speak of, are they for all types of ovarian cysts. I am 32, am on birth control (the pill until July then on the Mirena Implant), and have had reoccurring functional ovarian cysts. I am desperate to try anything. I am just found this site and I am trying the castor oil pack and the beet/carrot/molasses mixture. I'm wondering if a iron pill would be a good replacement for the mixture though since it is basically used to get more iron in my diet. I think I eat enough iron rich foods already but I got to do something. Are there any other things I should try?

Replied by Elijah M
Lusaka, Zambia, Africa

I came across this site about a week ago when I was searching for medication for my wife who had cysts of about 12cm. She was already on antibiotics. She was fasting and praying for the cysts to shrink. I recommended that she takes ACV about 2 teaspoons 3 times a day. She was also having heartburn. Today she went for a scan, the good news was that the cyst has shrank from 12 cm to 3. 2cm. They doctors have asked her to stop medication and I have asked her to continue with the ACV. [email protected]

Replied by Christian Sister
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Thank God for ACV

Replied by Kkk
Secaucus, Nj

Can I use baking powder instead of baking soda in acv?

Replied by Debs
Exmouth, Devon, Uk

At first, I was curious as to how apple cider vinegar should work. But then, I remembered that dairy foods are mucous forming and that apple cider vinegar is very good at reducing the mucous stuff that actually congests our systems (naturopathically speaking). I had a large orange sized cyst that had calcified removed in 2010, and I have a feeling that I have another one even bigger this time. So I am going to try the apple cider vinegar, increase my magnesium citrate, eat more raw foods to increase my body's alkalinity. Thanks Ted for the info, brilliant! Will let you know how it goes....:)

Replied by Motun
Lagos, Nigeria

I live in Nigeria and came across the site having searched relentlessly for a natural cure for a painful cyst. I was diagnosed of a 4. 6 cyst, painful to touch and a scan showed that it was bigger than my uterus. I was advised to go for a surgery. I couldnt sit upright nor drive, it was extremely painful and so hard, I could touch it.

Mollasses and Organic Apple Cider Vinegar were diffucult to find here but I was determined. I combined Beetroot, ACV and Mollasses in no particular dosage, and took first thing in the morning and last thing at night. I also stopped meat and reduced diary foods to the best of my ability.

The pains stopped within a week, It became difficult to feel or touch the cyst anymore, it was like it had reduced or dissapeared.

Its two months now, the cyst and pain are all gone, I didnt even go back for a check up. I still take beetroot, mollasses and Acv, though I have now reduced it to once a day to prevent any re-occurrence.

The taste isnt fantastic and needs getting used to, but this does work, I was able to loose baby-fat around my waist effortlessly apart from additional benefits of beetroot and mollasses.

This site is wonderful, Keep this up and spread the good work ladies, IT DOES WORK.

Replied by Kin

I have been diagnosed with a cyst on my right ovary today through a ultrasound, it's about 4cm, I have to go back in 6 weeks to see if it has gone but I am very scared that it might get bigger, I'm also trying to conceive for a year, could this be the reason why? Could castor oil and a hot water bottle make it go away? Plz give feedback.