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How To Treat Lipoma Naturally

July 27, 2018

If you’ve noticed a small bump under the skin, then it can be a lipoma - a benign fatty tumor located directly under the skin.

It is elastic and you can easily feel it under the skin. Usually, it doesn’t cause any pain and is completely harmless.

How to recognize a lipoma

Fatty bumps can occur on any part of the body. They are:

  • usually located directly under the skin (in the neck, shoulders, back, abdomen, arms, and thighs);
  • usually soft to the touch and can be easily moved under a slight pressure of a finger;
  • as a rule, small (up to 2 inches) in diameter, but they can grow;
  • sometimes painful (when the grow actively squeezing nearby nerves, or contain many blood vessels).

Causes

It is not known for sure what causes a lipoma, but experts believe it can be connected with a physical trauma. It has also been established that lipomas often run in families, so genetic factors are one of the determining for developing a lipoma. In addition, lipomas are facilitated by unhealthy food.

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As usual lipomas grow slowly over a few months or even years. They can start growing in any age, but typically, they appear in adults between ages 40 and 60. Males are more susceptible to it than women.

How to treat a lipoma naturally

Although lipomas are absolutely harmless, they may appear unaesthetic or cause certain discomfort. Doctors suggest surgery for permanent removal or steroid injections to make them smaller.

As these methods can be rather pricey, many people prefer to seek alternative ways to solve this problem. And although it is almost impossible to eliminate a lipoma with the help of non-invasive treatment without normalizing fat metabolism, there are some natural remedies. Note that the effectiveness of the described methods is different in each specific case.

1. Apple cider vinegar

This natural remedy will help eliminate even large bumps. Dilute 1-3 teaspoons of organic apple cider vinegar in a glass of water. Drink the solution three times a day. As it will be difficult in the beginning, start with less vinegar, gradually increasing its concentration.

2. Turmeric

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Many herbs and spices have a purifying effect on the fatty tissue cells. You can add turmeric powder to water or milk. Take this product at least once a day.

You can also apply turmeric directly on the lipoma. For this mix half a teaspoon of the powder with twice as much coconut oil. Apply the mixture every day before bedtime and wash it off in the mornings. 

3. Castor oil

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Castor oil has been long known for treating different benign growths, including lipomas. Ricinoleic acid contained in it helps to shrink fatty tissue under the skin. This product will be most effective against small growths.

Apply this oil on the lipoma and slightly rub it in with circular motions before bedtime.

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4. Garlic

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Adenosine, allicin, and paraffin polysulphides contained in garlic help reduce the size of fat formations under the skin.

5. Ginger

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This herb helps shrink a lipoma and also prevents the development of new ones. In addition, ginger helps improve blood circulation.

Massage the affected area with ginger oil several times a day. Leave it on the skin for 30 minutes, then rinse. Drink 2-3 cups of ginger tea daily with a little lemon juice and honey.

6. Cayenne pepper

This spice has a pronounced catabolic effect on fatty deposits under the skin and improves blood circulation. Cayenne pepper contains chemical component known as capsaicin, which will reduce lipomas.

Add fresh chopped cayenne pepper to soups and second courses or massage the affected area with cream containing capsaicin several times a day.

Caution: Before using this product, always consult your physician.

7. Cut down on fats

Watch your nutrition to fight lipomas.

  • reduce the amount of fatty and fried foods in the diet;
  • eat foods that are low in saturated fat;
  • avoid excessive consumption of carbohydrates and sugars;
  • refuse products that contribute to the production of "bad" cholesterol (red meat, fatty dairy products, egg yolks, and ready-made meat products).

Consumption of foods high in cholesterol and fat will only worsen the problem.

Additional tips

  1. To eliminate a lipoma (or at least stop its growth), consume foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids (for example, linseed oil).
  2. Drink enough fluids throughout the day to remove toxins out of the organism. Water with lemon will help you cleanse the body.
  3. Switch to organic products to reduce the consumption of preservatives and chemical additives.
  4. Try to apply iodine or dimexide (DMSO) directly to the lipoma, using a cotton swab.
  5. Drink at least 2 cups of green tea a day to speed up the metabolic rate. This will help you burn fat more effectively, and, probably, eliminate a lipoma.
  6. Never try to squeeze or puncture lipomas.
  7. If you suffer from numerous lipomas, avoid soy products, products with sodium glutamate, artificial sweeteners, dairy products, and partially prepared foods.

A lipoma is rarely a serious disease. But, if you notice a bump anywhere on your body, make sure to consult your doctor.

Please share this useful information with your friends!

Source: Top10 Home Remedies, Mayo Clinic, Doctors Health Press

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This article is solely for informational purposes. Do not self-diagnose or self-medicate, and in all cases consult a certified healthcare professional before using any information presented in the article. The editorial board does not guarantee any results and does not bear any responsibility for any harm that may result from using the information provided in the article.