Natural Home Remedies For Lipoma : Do They Work?

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Natural Home Remedies For Lipoma : Do They Work?



Updated on April 05, 2024

Medically verified by Dr. Arya

Fact checked by Dr. Pournami

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Diagnosed with lipoma and worried about how to treat it naturally? Don't worry !

This article will help you with it.

Lipoma is a fatty lump which is situated between the skin and underlying muscle layer. These are usually harmless.

There are various home remedies for treating Lipoma. But do they really work?

Let's look into that through this article.

There is only limited scientific evidence regarding success of home remedies for lipoma.

It is important to note that these methods may not work for everyone. So it is necessary to consult a medical professional to help you with the treatment.

Some Home Remedies for Lipoma

  • Turmeric It is a famous anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial agent. Curcumin, an important compound in turmeric, is believed to have anti- inflammatory properties.

How to use: Mix turmeric with water to make a paste and apply it on the affected area and allow it to dry before washing it off. Turmeric can be included in your diet as well.

  • Apple Cider Vinegar: It is known for its detoxifying and antioxidant properties

How to use: Mix a few spoons of Apple Cider Vinegar with water and consume it regularly in the morning. This mixture cleanses the body by pumping out toxins. It also boosts the metabolism of the body.

It is also to be noted that excessive use of Apple Cider Vinegar may cause skin irritation.

  • Green Tea Antioxidants in green tea are believed to have anti-inflammatory properties.

How to use: Drink green tea regularly in the morning.

It is to be noted that drinking green tea has various health benefits, the effect of it on Lipomas is still uncertain.

  • Flaxseed Oil Flaxseed Oil is rich in Omega -3 fatty acids and is believed to decrease inflammation.

How to use: Apply the oil directly on the affected area or mix in same quantities with other oils such as neem and apply it on the area where you have Lipoma.

  • Aloe Vera Soothing properties of Aloe vera help to reduce discomfort and irritation caused due to Lipoma.

How to use: Applying aloe vera gel directly on the affected area.

  • Lemon Juice Some believe that acidity in lemon juice helps to cure Lipomas.

How to use: Applying lemon juice directly on the affected area.

The effect of lemon juice on treating Lipomas is still unclear and there is no scientific evidence to prove the same.

  • Neem oil

Neem oil has been used as an astringent and antibiotic agent since very long.

The astringent properties of neem oil help to shrink the lipoma and have cooling properties that will help soothe the lipoma. This can be a good choice to remove lipoma naturally.

How to use: You can apply neem oil directly on lipoma or can mix it with other oils or turmeric to make it into an ointment and then apply it on the targeted area.

  • Chickweed It is a famous ingredient that has been used to treat lipoma naturally.

It contains a component called saponins that effectively restrict lipoma growth and help control inflammation.

How to use : Chickweed is available in the market in the form of lotions as well as ointments and one can use either of the two.

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  • Thuja Occidentalis This is a homeopathic medicine with proven efficacy in treating warts. This is also proven as a suitable method in treating lipomas as well.

How to use: Applying it as an ointment on the affected area will help in shrinking the lipoma.

  • Boswellia Serrata A 2013 review of clinical studies suggested the potential for Boswellia Serrata as an anti-inflammatory agent.Medical practitioners believe that this could also be used in curing lipoma

How to use: Applying it directly on the affected area will help to cure lipoma.

  • Bitter Herbs and Foods Bitter herbs and foods have certain mixtures that improve the body’s capacity to digest fat.

These foods act on the liver and gallbladder and stimulate them, thus increasing the process of fat metabolism.

How to use: Direct consumption of these foods will help to reduce lipomas by shrinking and dissolving them.

Foods such as bitter gourd , citrus peels, olives, and dark chocolate can serve as a method to cure lipomas in a natural manner.

  • Dried Sage Sage is a herb which is known to dissolve fatty tissue.

How to use: Make a mixture of dried sage with neem or flaxseed oil. Apply this mixture on the area where you have lipoma like a poultice. This method helps to shrink lipoma.

  • Triphala

It is one of the most common medicines used in Ayurveda. It is proven to have fat and cholesterol-reducing properties. Triphala is an effective method in treating lipomas naturally.

How to use: Applying it on the affected area will help to heal lipoma.

  • Black Pepper

Black pepper is believed to be a suitable natural therapy for lipoma.

How to use: Mix one teaspoon of black pepper with a teaspoon of neem oil or flaxseed oil and apply it over the area where you have lipoma. You can also add black pepper to chilled tea to form a thick paste. Apply it directly on the lipoma lump.

Things to Keep in Mind While Using Natural Remedies for Lipoma

Lipomas are not a serious thing to worry about. If you feel uncomfortable you can remove it immediately.

Even though home remedies are helpful in curing lipomas , there are certain things that you should keep in mind while opting for these methods.

  1. Home remedies are not an instant solution for curing lipomas. You need to have patience when you try these at home. Stick for at least a month to get the results and if there is no change , try consulting a medical practitioner.
  2. Home remedies work differently for different people and some may have some allergic reactions as well. The remedy that worked for your friend may not work for you and vice versa.

Importance of Diet and Lifestyle

Along with home remedies, it is also important to have a good diet as well as changes in lifestyle in reducing lipomas effectively.

Below are some of the methods that will aid in reducing lipomas along with natural home remedies.

  • Lose weight- As you know that lipomas are fat lumps, being overweight will increase the risk of lipomas.
  • Remove unhealthy food from your diet- Try to include foods with antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, proteins and Vitamin C which will help to cure lipomas.
  • Eat less red meat- Red meat will help to increase weight gain and cause high risk of lipomas.
  • Get at least 8 hours of sleep - Getting proper sleep will help to improve body metabolism and proper functioning of your body.
  • Abstain from smoking - Nicotine present in tobacco causes changes in your fat cells and hence in increasing the size of the lipoma.

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Key Takeaways

There is not much proven evidence to support the claim regarding the efficiency of natural methods in treating Lipomas.

If you have any side effects when using the natural methods, immediately consult a medical professional.

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