Lipoma Herbal Treatments
A lipoma is a benign tumor consisting of fatty tissue often located under the skin. Lipomas are actually the most common type of soft tissue tumor. Do not get frightened by the word tumor, because a lipoma is completely benign, meaning that it is not cancerous. Although lipomas are more common in adults age 40 to 60, the truth is that anyone can develop a lipoma, including children. The causes of a lipoma are not certain yet, even though researchers believe that this tumor can either be hereditary or triggered by minor injuries (trauma) to the skin.
Lipoma treatment is usually not necessary, since a lipoma is often not a health risk. Removing the lipoma by means of surgery is usually recommended when the tumor becomes large, bothersome or painful. If surgery is not for you, but removing the lipoma is of high importance, then you might want to consider natural herbal treatments. Alternative medicine has proved to be extremely efficient in treating numerous conditions. A lipoma can also be treated with herbal remedies. Chickweed ointment can be very helpful in treating a lipoma, since it can eliminate the discomfort and shrink the tumor’s size. You can either take a teaspoon of chickweed tincture three times a day or use a chickweed ointment for your lipoma, which you must rub on the affected area once a day.
Besides chickweed ointment for lipoma treatment, bitters can also work wonders with a lipoma. This is because bitter herbs and foods such as wormwood, southernwood, golden seal, centaury, olives, citrus peel, dandelion greens, yarrow, gential, rue or unsweetened chocolate have the power of increasing the body’s ability to digest fats – which is what a lipoma consists of. If you include bitter herbs and foods like the aforementioned ones in your diet, chances are that it will have a positive effect on your lipoma(s).
Lemon juice and cedar are also considered to be effective herbal remedies against a lipoma. If you add lemon juice to the water that you drink, the toxins in your body will be eliminated, the digestive system strengthened and the liver purified. Not only will lemon juice treat the lipoma, but it will also prevent new ones from forming. Applying a cedar ointment on the affected area three times a day might also work.
Natural remedies in the form of herbs and ointments can go a long way when treating and preventing lipomas. Everyone is unique and every can react differently so its important that you find the right natural lipoma herbal treatments that work for you. And this can only be achieved by experimenting with different herbs and ointments over an extended period of time and keeping a logbook which records what you are using and how your lipomas and general health is reacting.
There are a number of guides that have been written on the topic which we list on our website. One of them is “Truth about Lipoma” which goes into great detail on natural remedies for treating lipoma and well worth the read for anyone wanting information on the topic. You can get the guide here.
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