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I Just Wish You Would Burst – 9 Remedies for How to Shrink Ovarian Cysts Naturally

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For a long time now, I have been thinking about the best way I write about something that has been going on in my life.  I don’t often talk about health “issues” with people other than my family, and really close friends but I thought this topic should be addressed as the more people I do open up to the more I realize that this is a common health problem.  I am fully aware that this is not something I should be worried about or something that should scare me as there are so many cases of it all around the world. So I wanted to share with you lovely people how I get on with my day when I feel like I can’t because of the pain. I can’t tell you exactly how to get rid of an ovarian cyst, because everybody is different, but I hope this blog post helps.

My story and quest on how to shrink ovarian cysts naturally 

In 2013 I started taking birth control, and this is when everything changed.  My skin began to act up (bless it is finally back to normal), my body started to hate me, and I noticed a weird bloating on the left side of my belly begin to develop.  For the longest time, I thought this was from my period or food… and eventually, I just started to think it was my IBS killing me.  It all got too confusing, so I started doing my research and I basically self-diagnosed myself with Ovarian Cysts.  I had all the symptoms linked to them, and I just needed something to blame for all the pain I was going through.  But this wasn’t until December 2015… Andrew had just left, and this swelling on the left side of my belly was getting worse so I booked a doctor’s appointment (there were several other things going on, but it all came down to stress and feeling sad) to finally get an answer.  Surely after a few tests, and ultrasounds, they found that Ping Pong sized nugget of a Cyst. I was so relieved, and happy.  We finally knew what was going on.  I did indeed have an Ovarian Cyst. Now how to shrink ovarian cysts naturally? 

What is an ovarian cyst?

Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs or pockets in an ovary or on its surface. Women have two ovaries on each side of the uterus, eggs that develop and mature in the ovaries, are released in monthly cycles during your “childbearing years”. Most cysts present little or no discomfort and are harmless, it’s super common in women, and the majority disappear on their own and you won’t have to worry about how to get rid of ovarian cysts without surgery. However, ovarian cysts (especially if ruptured) can cause serious symptoms. 

Photo of ovarian cysts in my guide for How to Shrink an Ovarian Cyst Naturally

These bad boys come in all shapes and sizes, there are different types, and they affect people differently as well.  I have met women who have had Ovarian Cysts for years and didn’t even know – gosh I wish.  Since I am not a doctor and don’t really enjoy going into anatomy details I am just going to break down to you people how to shrink of an ovarian cyst naturally (or at least what I have been doing). 

PS ILL TAKE NAME SUGGESTIONS FOR WHEN WE HAVE HIS FUNERAL. I have already named his two past brothers who died last year… Henry, and Winston.  They were both assholes.  I can’t be 100% sure that they were cysts, but the pain I went through those 2 nights (around 4 months apart) was without a doubt the worst pain I have ever dealt with in my life.  Had me in crippling pain, shaking, and feeling like I could pass out on the bathroom floor. If being stabbed repeatedly in the stomach for two hours was an Olympic Sport I would kick its ass because I handled it like a champ…but it sucked.  I have talked to a couple of women who have been admitted to the hospital while theirs burst, and they described the exact same symptoms as me…. so to help all of you suffering from this BS I made a little list of remedies, and things I have been doing to help with the pain! AND IT IS WORKING!

Photo of ovarian cysts in my guide for How to Shrink an Ovarian Cyst Naturally

How to shrink or dissolve ovarian cysts naturally:

So without further ado, here are 9 ways I am healing myself and shrink this Ovarian Cyst that seems to love driving me crazy. I hope these tips help you better understand how to dissolve an ovarian cyst naturally.

Please note that if you think you have an ovarian cyst you should seek a medical opinion from a trusted practitioner.

Hot Water Bottle

Every morning if I have time I will put a hot water bottle on my lower abdomen to ease the swelling, and help with the pain I go through after having my first meal.  This really helps, and the heat is super good for reducing inflammation, and releasing any built-up gas you have going on in there that the cyst has blocked from coming out.

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Turmeric Tablets

These tablets are a god-send. I have been taking 1-to 2 a day for around 3 weeks and the results have been remarkable.  For three weeks I was retaining any and every ounce of water I was consuming, my body wasn’t dealing well with food, any food, ever…and since I eat 6-8 times a day this was becoming a problem.  Now that I started taking these tablets my body doesn’t bloat (maybe once a week), and I feel much less heavy and inflamed.  Not only has it helped me deal with the inflammation from my cyst but it is also super good for helping repair damaged liver tissues.  I use New Chapter Turmeric, and I highly recommend it!

Herbal Teas for Ovarian Cyst 

If you’ve ever wondered what herbal teas are good for an ovarian cyst, try Peppermint Tea. Good quality and organic Peppermint Tea has really helped me deal with the pain, discomfort, and swelling.  I often have a cup of tea before bed, or after meals. It’s been one of those really comforting ways on how to shrink ovarian cysts naturally and subside the pain.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar seems to be helping shrink my ovarian cyst caused by potassium deficiency. I add one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to a glass of warm water, and drink it in the morning, and evening.  I have been doing this for 6 weeks now, and man is it ever working! It is meant to make the cyst disappear completely so I will let you all know how my doctor’s appointment goes in 1 month!

While we’re on the topic of water. I use this great filtration system called Berkey for my water to ensure I have all the minerals in my water I want, and all the bad stuff I don’t want is out of it. Check them out here and use MARIA5 at checkout for 5% off! 


Foods That Kill Cysts

While I don’t know of a specific food that shrinks or dissolves cysts, Maca Root Powder is a great workaround solution. Maca is a fertility herb that aids the body produce progesterone and balances the hormones without containing any hormones. I add Maca to my oats, smoothies, and treats.  It has a pretty bland taste so you can add literally anything and hardly notice it is there.  I suggest this superfood to everyone!


Beetroot contains betacyanin, a compound in our body that helps boost the liver’s ability to get rid of toxins that are lingering in our system.  Beetroot also has an alkaline nature, which helps balance the acidity in our system.  Their combined action helps decrease the symptoms that are caused by ovarian cysts. It’s seriously one of those super foods that kill cysts (in my opinion).

I read about how to drink it and this is what I have been doing. I mix 1/2 a cup of beetroot juice/ or powder with one tablespoon each of aloe vera gel and blackstrap molasses… you’re supposed to drink this once daily but since I drink Apple Cider Vinegar every morning I just do this every 2-3 days.

Himalayan Sea Salts 

I have heard miracles happen when you bathe in Himalayan Sea Salt.  Some women have noticed decreased pain within days, and some say that their symptoms have completely disappeared.  Anytime I do have the time to take a bath I am sure to add salt.  Just make sure it is of amazing quality, and that you add it after the bath has been running, not during.

Sweet Marjoram and Clary Sage Essential Oil

Sweet Marjoram Oil is really good at soothing muscles aches, and cramps. It is also a great laxative when applied topically with a base carrier oil and massaged over the bowel and intestines.

Clary Sage Oil soothes the nerves and helps you sleep when the pain gets a bit too much to handle.  I rub one drop, neat, onto my inner ankles, and I notice a lot less pain almost instantly.

Both these oils are amazing, and can also be used in your diffuser to help ease anxiousness, and help promote a calm environment.

Cyst Blend: Geranium and Yarrow Essential Oil Blended in a base carrier oil

Geranium Oil helps restore equilibrium to your hormones. So basically where there is a hormonal imbalance in your body (cyst) it will help aid your system return to normal.  Geranium also,

  • Balances hormones
  • Relieves stress
  • Reduces depression
  • Minimizes inflammation
  • Improves circulation
  • Benefits the health of your skin

Yarrow Oil Yarrow is also an anti-inflammatory oil so it is perfect for dealing with cysts.  

So how to blend: I took 6 drops of each oil and added it to 150ml of organic massage oil.

Massage onto the insides of your ankles, and downwards towards the arch of your foot, around 3 times a day till you notice your symptoms ease up or go away (this is just what I do if you’re unsure go speak to a specialist).  

Phewwww…. ok there you have it, 9 remedies I have been using. Do you know how to shrink ovarian cysts naturally? Share your tips below in the comments.

As you all know fitness is a huge part of my life, so it was becoming super hard to get myself to the gym, but not once have I let the pain get the best of me.  Although there were times when I literally felt like I couldn’t walk or mentally control my emotions as my hormones were so imbalanced from this I still drug myself to the gym, and every time I felt better when I left…. just goes to show that your brain can quickly take over your body, so always remember “mind over matter”.  You are stronger than you know.

I didn’t start this journey to put half my heart into it.  I give my body breaks when it needs them, and I treat it right 24/7.  Be balanced, keep nourished, and listen to your body. I hope this helps you understand how to shrink ovarian cysts naturally.

Here are some great resources to read more about ovarian cysts: 

Linda Emily

My sister was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst 6.7 Cms of size and she was in much pain. The doctors advised her to have surgery but it is something that she was not in favour of and she cannot afford the costs.This natural remedy
( ) was of big help to us and her pain has reduced very much after a week.

Destany O'Keefe

I have Yarrow Palm essential oil from doTERRA, is that the same as the Yarrow oil you are talking about? Fir ovarian cysts?


Thank you for all the comments and stories…very comforting. I have a 3cm cyst and it is very painful. I have had a period for 3 weeks and still going and my cramps have been horrible.. I have had cysts for 11 years and I am going to try this… Has caused me to bloat and I think it has helped aggravate anxiety or just caused it. Went to the ER at the beginning of the week.. the doctor was rude also a man so maybe he just doesn’t get it…haha… hard to deal with. I cry all the time I feel like my hormones are in control and I just feel out of whack and weak. My appetite is not good nothing sounds good really. I have been asking God for help because I need it so much. Going to try this, I believe it will help, I feel very encouraged… Thankyou…btw I love the name Maria I used to name all my dolls and barbies Maria…God bless thankyou for the blog…glad I found it.

Kiak Wau

I am 25 years old and I have a cysts on my left side which is been removed last year and right now am experiencing the same symptoms on my right. Thank you for the 9 remedy I’ll try my best to follow it and be prepared for what ever happens.

Pamela Holtel

I am 66 and have cysts on both sides. The right one is 11x11x9 I guess it the size of a baseball. I want it removed but because I had a colostomy in 2007 and a reversal and then a hernia repair on the right side my adadoman is full of mess. Thge oncologist said it would take 3 doctors to get my overies out. 2 doctors would have to break down the mess without going through my intestine. Then the oncologist could remove the ovaries. Then the other 2 would have to reconstruct the mess. It sound like l ice or death. What should I do. The oncologist want to have an aspreration and biopsy done but the surgeon back out telling there was no possible way he could reach the cyst he said it so frightening to me I almost want to say no thanks. But these things are making me sick and starting to block my bowel movements. What should I do.


What kind of cyst did you have, I was told I have a dermoid cyst 20 cm but that that kind can’t shrink? Does any one else know other wise


Hi, may i seek your advice on a dermoid ovarian cyst of 7cm? Was told to go for surgery but i am adamant not to. Anyone tried alternative methods and had it reduced?
Thank you.

Marie Anderson

Me too I’m adamant I’m not having surgery I just won’t let them cut me because mine is the size of a melon near a cantaloupe/honeydew melon size. I plan on doing any and everything possible to shrink this on my own. I’ve cried enough it’s time for action and take control of my body. I will definitely let you all know my update. It’s been 3 weeks since i posted. I’ll be updating on my progress. Thanks to everyone who share their stories!!!! I know there’s something to shrink it. If something gets big I’m sure it can get small.

Sharon Byron

Hi Marie, I am in the same boat as you – cantaloupe size. When it’s that size, as you can probably feel, it rises above your navel an is very disconcerting. All of my doctors are angry that I haven’t had it removed. It has been slowly growing over 20 years and when it got to 8cm my Gyne wanted to remove it. Now it’s more like 19cm and I was actually scheduled to have it removed via laparotomy at the Mayo Clinic but they canceled due to Covid. I tried most of the above remedies like ACV and Lugol’s iodine to no avail. I almost manged to have an interventional radiologist drain it and then inject ethanol so it doesn’t return but he changed his mind after talking to my Gyne. It’s fluid-filled cyst but what they call a complex one. I’ve see it onon imaging and it doesn’t look very complex to me – just a thin wall or two running through middle. From my research, aspiration with ethanol is the least invasive way to go. Alas no one will accommodate me so once I get a vaccine I will reschedule the surgery. I even have a smaller cyst on my other ovary. Time for these babies to come out and reclaim my flat stomach.

Marie Anderson

Thank you so much for telling me this and sharing my story ok. I’m trying so far Apple cider vinegar I have totally changed my eating habits. I have bought Moringa and let me just tell you the black seed oil claims of curing everything but death. Well it better stand by it’s name. I’ve drink it 2 teaspoons at night. I rub it on my belly on the spot the ovary. I use a heating pad and hot water bag. It’s crazy I feel better and want to know it’s working. So I bend and stretch. I’ve never been pregnant before but I can tell y’all that something is going on because I said let me start bending more touching my toes I’m 46 years old and my cycle always been off. So as I’m stretching and once I did that I started feeling good. Maybe an hour later of using the bathroom omg a fresh line of blood and a few clots was coming out. I said you are not wanted or needed and you must vacate my body. It happened for about a week. Don’t know if it was a period or not. Crazy thing is I know my cycle but it was like you just cut yourself more of fresh blood anyway. I’m doing the castor oil pack
Heating pad. 2 teaspoons of black seed oil with the black seed oil pill. Apple cider vinegar 2 teaspoons with water morning and night. I drink the moringa tea. I bought a dress measuring tape to measure if I’m losing inches. Eating right and exercising. I’m taking turmeric midday every day. I rub that right side often. I’ve read so much on healing naturally. I need you all who on this journey like me to look at the foot chart. I have always suffered with heal and foot pain due to standing all day at the hospital. So my sister is a massage therapist and she gave me a book. My inner right ankle been swollen for awhile sure I’ve gotten foot injections soaked it rub it all kinds of things to ease the foot pain. Well guess what it’s connected to my inner right ankle underneath it…. my damn uterus and ovaries. It blew me away I always remember my mom saying take care of your feet it leads to everything in your body! I’m working on that!!! I have a DERMOID CYST that will leave my body! I tell you all one thing everything I’m doing so far got me feeling the best I every felt!!!!
I don’t hurt to try💯I’ll be adding ginger to my diet next. More probiotics to eat away at the sucker!!! Overall stay positive that it will change for the better.

Sharon Byron

Please keep us posted on your progress. When is your next ultra-sound? So yours is a dermoid cyst. I had a uterine fibroid – actually still do – but I had it embolized through a minimally invasive procedure. The procedure cut off the blood supply to the fibroid and to a certain extent the uterus. The fibroid shrinks as a result and kind of dies on the vine. Mine went from 11 or 12cm down to 6 or 7cm which I consider tiny. In either case, an ovarian dermoid cyst or a fibroid (both of which contain things like hair, skin, teeth) I do not consider a diseased state of being. To me they’re just a collection of extra cells and as long as they are not causing symptoms I would leave them alone. My fibroid got to the point where it was resting on the neck of the bladder making it difficult to pee. One time I had to go to the ER and be catharized. At that point, taking it out, or shrinking it, was a must. I love playing mad scientist and using my body as one giant lab rat. Very stupid and dangerous on my part, but it is who I am. I tried the Braggs apple cider vinegar for one year and then the iodine for one year. Neither worked to my satisfaction. Though my ridiculously huge ovarian cyst causes no symptoms I do not like the bulge or the fact that when I lay flat on my stomach I can feel it and it hurts then. Like the fibroid, I do not consider fluid-filled benign cysts part of a disease process anymore than I would consider a pimple on my face to be a disease. I had my fun trying to shrink it, now I want my bikini body back. A woman has to have priorities. Good luck!!!

alisha Kay

Hi guys hope you are all well. Can a 8cmx6cmx7cm disappear by itself other than rupturing? I’m so scared! xx

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