Medicinal plant remedies for ovarian cysts

Natural herbal treatment for ovarian cysts


What are ovarian cysts?

female sexual apparatus

Drawing of a female sexual apparatus with the arrow pointing to the ovary, which is a part where cysts are usually produced. Drawing courtesy of ©

Ovarian cysts are tumors that take place in the ovary.

Symptoms of ovarian cysts

The main symptoms of ovarian cysts are:

  • Weight in the abdomen

  • Menstruation disorders

  • Urinary retention

  • Bowel problems

  • Pelvic pain

  • Painful intercourse

  • Female infertility

  • Etc.

Causes of ovary cysts

The main causes of ovarian cysts are:

  • Functional ovarian cysts that develop after ovulation, which disappear in about two months without treatment.

  • Excess of androgens is responsible for polycystic ovaries, which has its manifestation in the development of amenorrhoea and require appropriate treatment to eliminate the adverse effect of androgen excess.

  • Benign tumors

  • Cancerous tumors (Given this possibility, in front of the previous symptoms, a gynecological revision is recommended, especially when a cyst that does not dissolve spontaneously in the first 2 months.)


Phytotherapy in the treatment of ovarian cysts uses medicinal plants with the following properties:

  • Antitumor plants, to prevent the appearance of cysts or delay their development.

  • Antioxidant plants, which are the best prevention against the appearance of free radicals, main responsible for the development of tumors, both benign and cancerous.

  • Analgesic plants to reduce pain.

Internal use preparations with plants for ovarian cysts

Among the main herbal remedies to treat ovarian cysts, we have the following:

Evening primrose

Evening primrose oil is shown as a fairly effective product to decrease the size of ovarian cysts

  • Dandelion: (Taraxacum officinale Weber) (infusion of a spoonful of dry leaves. Three cups per day).

  • Evening primrose: (Oenothera biennis L.) (Three daily capsules in the morning and three at night for 30 days)

  • White hawthorn: (Crataegus oxyacantha L.) (15 drops of tincture in the morning and 15 at night)

  • Pasque Flower: (Anemone pulsatilla L) (Tincture of the fresh plant). Never use during pregnancy. Toxic by accumulation, use with caution!

  • Juba’s bush (Iresine diffusa): It is not fully demonstrated its use as an antitumor, although it is considered that the extract is beneficial for the treatment of prostate cancer, cervical fibroids, breast tumors and ovarian cysts.

External use remedies for ovarian cysts

Basil for ovarian cysts

To reduce the pain of ovarian cysts you can perform massages with basil oil

The best remedy is to apply poultices to reduce pain.

  • Giant Horsetail: (Equisetum telmateia Ehrh.) Apply 3 poultices with the patient well covered in bed

Massages and irrigations to diminish pain because of ovarian cysts

  • Basil: (Ocimum basilicum L) abdominal massage with its oil.

  • Acanthus: (Acanthus mollis L.) Vaginal douches.

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