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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: 

Kiiza shallon

Hi I had several pains toward my periods but latter I was told that I had an ovarian cyst. If I take only apple cider vinegar can it shrink my cyst cause it’s painful and I can’t afford surgery


Having read your comments, I have started taking one turmeric tablet a day for the last two weeks and it has improved my situation. It helps with the pain and bloating.


Appreciate your for sharing all these. I was diagnosed with a huge cyst just a few days ago about 1.5L. I’ve been requested to do several tests already to prepare me for an operation however I will try to do these remedies and hope it will help me as well. Thank you!

javion mason

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Hannah G.

I stupidly ate everything I am food intolerant to this weekend. I HAD to: restaurants just reopened due to Phase I of that which shall not be named. I’ll be interested in trying some of these band-aids which I hope to try to edit-undo my indiscretions.

As for prevention, I learned that my cysts were directly related to my diet… which was frustrating because I was doing everything right (paleo diet, normal body weight, daily CrossFit, etc.). My gyno discovered cysts and said the ONLY fix is hormonal birth control. I refused. Taking things into my own hands, I knew something overall was wrong with me, and not just PCOS… symptoms were numbness on left side of face, IBS, inflamed/flaky lips, coughing, arthritic-like joints, tired after eating, anal bleeding, reoccurring yeast infections, etc. I appealed to my insurance (read The Insurance Warrior by Laurie) to pay for a REPUTABLE holistic doctor I saw, rather than go along with my PCP’s referrals to an allergist, gerontologist, and dermatologist.

The holistic doctor gave me a blood test (KMBO FIT test) which revealed I had over 15+ food sensitives… broccoli, raspberries, oregano, turmeric, obvi gluten/wheat, CANDIDA, brewer’s yeast, milk/dairy, salmon, and practically all meat besides turkey, duck, and game meat. Within a couple weeks, all of my symptoms were gone. I told my gyno I no longer had ovarian pain and suspected it was because of my newly discovered food sensitives. She told me diet and the reproductive system are not connected and that diet would not change it. I GOT A NEW GYNOCOLOGIST.

I do not have any symptoms any more (unless I eat the foods I shouldn’t). Not saying this will 100% fix you, but food is medicine and “healthy” diet may not be healthy for everyone. Listen to your body… and ditch doctors that only trust their text books. Science is not hard facts, it evolves!

Rayo Emuesiri

Hi Rushi.pls I wd like to know d med ur doc prescribed. Txx

Margaret waithera

I have the same 18 by 8 ovarian cyst which medication dd you use kindly…m stressed.


From my understanding there is no medication to take according to doctors, but I don’t really know. I take magnesium, i-3-c and I’m hoping these remedies will work along with a healthier diet(Apparently cruciferous vegetables help with hormonal imbalances) . I also find working out to be effective in getting it to burst or leak out a bit- it hurts a bit more but it works I suppose. For pain, use epsom salt baths along with magnesium. Hope this helps!

Chika N

Thank You Hannah. I work out everyday and for the very 1st time my cyst on the left hurt as hell. Maybe I should go so a scan to see if it might have ruptured. Also I read about DIM from Dr Berg and have been wanting to get it. Expensive but if it will help with my PMS, I’ll gladly get it.


Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I just started university this past September which triggered all the stress possible for me. I got diagnosed with a pretty big cyst apparently- 2.5cm(!!)(We’re now calling him Ralph) in November. I thought it was my appendix because the annoying pain was around that area.
The doctors at the hospital literally just told me to go on the pill to prevent getting more, no treatments or any info of how they were formed, they just told me to wait it out(que eyeroll)
Since then I’ve struggled to find a good regimen on what to take, but you condensed all the info I’ve been reading into one blog, and you personally managed to get results- awesome! Another supplement I’ve been taking is DIM in the form of I-3-C so the body breaks it down- cures all my pimples lol but if you eat too much sugar they’ll reappear. It’s supposed to balance out the healthy estrogen from the unhealthy estrogen we get(from environment or not organic dairy and other things like tap water). I’m definitely going to be using as much things as i can from this list. Thank you so much. 🙂


I’m so glad I saw your vlog. I’ve been looking for an answer with all of my questions. I’ve been suffering from this pain for almost a year already and all I have is a pain reliever. I’m glad to hear that apple cider can help ease the pain. Lot’s of love 🙂

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